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Medical Debt & Bankruptcy

Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Fiancial Industry: Pound Foolish

Chapter 13, Medical Debt & Bankruptcy, Payday Loans and Bankruptcy

I have been reading the book, Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen (@helaineolen) and I couldn’t get past the first fourteen pages without thinking that here is a woman who is a writer and journalist, who once wrote  for the Los Angeles Times (@LATimes) Money Makeover series, with no financial education and referring to a book […]

Filing bankruptcy helps with creditors

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy & Civil Litigation, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Family Law and Bankruptcy, Medical Debt & Bankruptcy, Payday Loans and Bankruptcy

There are many ways that filing for bankruptcy protection can help with creditors whether you file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankrutpcy Code. After you have prepared and filed your bankruptcy paperwork, the court clerk will notify all of your creditors of your bankruptcy filing and inform them that they may no […]

A Medical Bankruptcy May Soon Discharge Student Loans

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Exemptions, Medical Debt & Bankruptcy, Student Loans & Bankruptcy

Cited as the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2014, S.2471 is a Bill recently introduced in the Senate, June 12, 2014. The proposed Bill would Amend the Bankruptcy Code to include definitions for a “medically distressed debtor” and allow a discharge of their student loan debt without the current requirement of filing an adversary proceeding […]

How To Use Credit Wisely After Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Law Overview, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Medical Debt & Bankruptcy, Small Business Bankruptcy

I always tell my clients that your credit score only tells you one thing; how well you manage DEBT.  So, why would you want to go back into debt again after bankruptcy?  After all, don’t you just want to enjoy the feeling of financial freedom from debt for as long as possible?  My first inclination […]

Are We Just One Injury or Illness Away From Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7, Medical Debt & Bankruptcy

From The Hospital to Bankruptcy Court is the title of a recent article in the New York Times that gets to the heart of why we need healthcare reform.  You could have a job that provides health insurance, but that health insurance policy has a cap on how much they will pay over the life of […]