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Bankruptcy

Debt Collection and the Fair Debt Collection Practices

Debt Collection and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act You’re likely reading this because a debt collector is repeatedly calling you trying to collect a debt or because you’ve been served some papers saying a lawsuit has been filed against you to collect a debt.  If so, you should keep reading. A lot of people feel trapped when a debt…

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Bankruptcy, Business Law

What Happens If Your Business Files for Bankruptcy

If your business has racked up so much debt that you’re thinking about making the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced business lawyer first.  A lawyer can properly advise you about what happens when you file for bankruptcy, so that you know exactly what you’re getting into. Once you’ve talked to your lawyer…

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Bankruptcy, Business Law

Legal Options When You Can’t Pay Your Business Debts

If your business has been struggling and you simply can’t pay your debts, it’s time to take stock and consider your options. But what’s the first thing you should do? Consult with a business attorney. If you continue on the path you are on without making any changes, things are likely to become untenable, and your business may never recover….

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Why should I choose Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

First, Chapter 13 may be your only option. Debtors must qualify to file Chapter 7. If you don’t qualify, then you must file Chapter 13. That is an easy one. If you qualify for Chapter 7, you might nevertheless want to file for Chapter 13 for the following reasons: You want to repay your debt. In Chapter 13, you will…

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Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

What is the difference between an Arkansas Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? The answer is it truly depends on what you mean with that question. For some people, the difference may not be that significant. For others, it will make a world of difference. General Differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. First, in order to filed Chapter…

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Bankruptcy

Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know we’re neck deep in financial trouble until it is too late. At that point you will have no other solution…

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Bankruptcy

What is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge?

Bankruptcy Discharge. It’s got a nice ring to it. It sounds like maybe you just get to forget about all your bills and move on, right? Well, not quite. What Does the Term “Discharge” Mean in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? “Discharge” in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy refers to clearing the debtor’s (the person who filed bankruptcy) all, or most, past debts. Although…

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Bankruptcy

How to Stop Foreclosure through Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Foreclosure is one of the most traumatic financial situations a person may face. And unfortunately, it is very common. If you are facing foreclosure, you may feel powerless and confused. But you can stop it if you take action. You can seek debt relief, work a deal with your mortgage company, or file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Depending upon your…

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Bankruptcy

Arkansas Bankruptcy: What is a Section 341 Meeting of Creditors?

What to expect after filing for Bankruptcy Soon after you file your Bankruptcy, the court will schedule a 341 Meeting, aka the “meeting of creditors.” It has to take place at least 21 days after you file, but no later than 40 days after you file for  bankruptcy. You must attend or your bankruptcy case can be dismissed. Information about…

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What Happens in a Ch. 7 Bankruptcy?

All of your pesky bills magically disappear and you are able to spend your money without being bothered by consequences!!! (Well, not exactly. If a bankruptcy attorney tells you that, you probably want to find a new one.) The first thing that happens when you hire a bankruptcy attorney to file in Arkansas is the “automatic stay.” As you might…

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