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Will Bankruptcy Stop a Wage Garnishment?

Yes, filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will automatically stop a wage garnishment. If it is a dishcargeable debt (credit card, repossession, medical bill, etc.), then it will be stopped for good. If it is a non-dishchargeable debt (most tax… Read More
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Can Bankruptcy Help?

At the Maryland Bankruptcy Center, we tell at least 1 person per day that they are NOT eligible to file bankruptcy or that bankruptcy is not a good idea. On the other hand, we tell most people who call that filing bankruptcy in Maryland is the right… Read More
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Record Year for Bankruptcy's So Far

Bankruptcy filings in June declined for both individuals and businesses. Still, bankruptcies so far this year are 9 percent ahead of last year’s monthly average, according to data compiled from court records by Automated Access to Court Electro… Read More
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Filing Bankruptcy In Maryland

Filing Bankruptcy in Maryland is becoming more and more popular.  The effects of the “great recession” that began in 2008 are in many cases hitting consumers now.  Although some of our counties are among the richest in the nation, most… Read More
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Bankruptcy Statistics

News Flash! November 8, 2010 —Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year 2010, the 12-month period ending September 30, totaled 1,596,355, up 13.8 percent over total FY 2009 bankruptcy filings of 1,402,816, according to statistics rel… Read More
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Credit After Bankruptcy

I came across this article today on the internet and thought it was very interesting.  Often times potential or actual bankruptcy client’s ask me what affect bankruptcy will have on their credit.  My answer is always the same.  That is, it w… Read More
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Ten Bad Habits

I was searching the web today and I came across a very interesting and informative article which relates to bankruptcy.  It was called Ten Bad Habits That Lead to Bankruptcy.   Many consumers in Maryland with high credit card debt could have tak… Read More
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bankruptcy statistics for october, 2010

National Bankruptcy Research Center October 2010 Bankruptcy Filings Report The raw numbers suggest that bankruptcy filings in October rose slightly from the previous month (to 132,000 from 130,000). But that trivial increase suggests a substantial b… Read More
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Chapter 7 Median Income Effective Today

New Median Family Income Numbers For Bankruptcy Effective November 1, 2010 The new median family income numbers used for determining whether a debtor can file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy went into effect today, November 1, 2010. The numbers are provided… Read More
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Top Five Reasons People File Bankruptcy

When you are experiencing a financial crisis you may feel like you are the only one in that situation. The reality is that many people are feeling the current financial crunch for one reason or another. So whether you live in Maryland or any other pa… Read More
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