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Can Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Help Me?

I saw this article online and thought it was excellent, please read if interested in learning about or filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, I couldn’t have said it any better myself. Can Chapter 7 bankruptcy help? When most people think of filing for b… Read More
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Establishing Credit After Bankruptcy During the Recession

A number of the people I counsel want to know how soon they can restore their credit after bankruptcy. The prerecession standard advice was two years for a credit card with decent interest and four years for a mortgage with indecent interest. But tha… Read More
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Utility Bills and Bankruptcy

Two Rules for Utilities and Bankruptcy When people are current with their utility bills, utilities rarely become an issue in bankruptcy.  That is because Section 11 U.S.C. § 366(a), prohibits utility companies from discriminating against people bas… Read More
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Mortgage Scam Alert

The Baltimore Homeownership Preservation Coalition is launching a campaign to warn struggling borrowers that some of the people promising to help them avoid foreclosure will only hasten it. The nonprofit, which will be joined by elected officials at… Read More
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Things Not To Do When Considering Bankruptcy

At the Maryland Bankruptcy Center, our lawyers are always trying to educate ourselves so that we can pass on important information to our Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 client’s.  I saw this article on a great consumer bankruptcy website and I thoug… Read More
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Bankruptcy Statistics for May, 2010

National Bankruptcy Research Center May 2010 Bankruptcy Filings Report Bankruptcy filings in May 2010 fell slightly to 137,000 (from 145,000 in April). Because April and May filings usually are at about the same level, this suggests that bank… Read More
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Why do we call bankruptcy Chapter 7?

Very few people know why the type of personal bankruptcy that eliminates a persons debts is called CHAPTER 7.  Well, here’s the answer.  There is huge volume of books that contain all of the laws that our Federal Government passes.  Those b… Read More
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National Personal Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 for May

Personal bankruptcy filings for the month of May have increased compared with a year ago, but dropped slightly compared with a month earlier, the American Bankruptcy Institute reported last week. Here’s a breakdown of the data. Total filings: In Ma… Read More
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Debt Trouble Warning Signs

Think about this: Just because you can pay your minimum payments each month, does not mean you are financially fit. Low monthly minimum payments benefit the credit card company, the “minimum amount due” is cleverly calculated to keep you… Read More
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Maryland Legislature Passes New Laws Regarding Forclosures

Maryland Enacts Foreclosure Mediation Law. On April 13, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed a law (H.B. 472) giving homeowners the right to mediate foreclosure with a neutral third party and requiring lenders to conduct loss mitigation ana… Read More
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