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Know the Right Time to File Bankruptcy to Regain Financial Losses

According to a law review posted this year, the longer an individual delays in filing bankruptcy the more difficult it gets. This not only damages the person financially, but it affects his or her well-being or health. Once debt becomes unmanageable and assets start depleting, lawsuits for debt collection start piling up and people become unable to afford basic necessities. For this reason, it is important to understand the right time to file for bakruptcy.
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Filing for Bankruptcy a Second Time

There is no limit to the number of times you can file for bankruptcy. When your personal debt amount reaches a level where it is impossible for you to pay it down yourself, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy are there for you to use to have your debts discharged under court supervision. If you have completed a bankruptcy case before, you know that it can be a difficult process that requires you to cede a significant amount of control to the court.
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What if I Do Not Qualify for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

If you are struggling with an intense level of personal debt, consider filing for bankruptcy. Individuals in this situation can file for Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy, depending on the chapter for which they qualify. Often, it is easier to qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but this is not always the case. Consider Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Different Bankruptcy Options: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Although each bankruptcy case is unique, every filer must eventually decide which bankruptcy chapter is best for their particular situation. Chapter 7 and chapter 13 are the most popular forms, each offering different bankruptcy options. The American Bar provides a detailed comparison.
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Filing Bankruptcy in Illinois

Debt is a familiar reality to many Americans. However, contrary to popular perception, debt is not inherently bad.  When people understand how to manage debt responsibly, they can improve their credit score and acquire loans. Responsible debtors have more opportunity when it comes to buying a home or starting a business.  Unfortunately, unexpected circumstances can put debtors in a position where they cannot make payments. An injury or a natural disaster, for example, can produce steep expenses, and in these cases, one viable option may be filing bankruptcy.
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Saving Strategies for a Promising New Year

The recent release of statistical data by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts reveal that bankruptcy filings were down by 11 percent for the 12-month period ending March 2014. The big question, however, is will the downward trend continue throughout 2015?
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Utility Shutoff Protection in Bankruptcy

Many people who are struggling financially to pay their mortgage, vehicle payments, medical bills and/or credit card debt also end up getting very behind in their utility payments. Disconnect notices from the electric, water, gas and telephone companies fill the mailbox and even payment arrangements become impossible to keep.
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL
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