Monthly Archives: November 2014

I owe a debt and got sued . . . What now?!?!

Getting a lawsuit filed against you by a creditor starts a very fast-ticking alarm clock. Don’t hit the snooze button on this one.

Taxes and bankruptcy – debunking a myth

No wonder people think “bankruptcy can’t help me with my tax debt.”

“Automatic” Protection from Your Creditors

Many bankruptcy attorney ads say: “Stop garnishments.” “Stop foreclosures.” “Stop repossessions.” So bankruptcy stops all those bad things. But is it as good as it sounds? How does it really work?

THE Goal of Bankruptcy: Discharge of Your Debts

Most–but not all–debts are written off, or “discharged,” in a bankruptcy case. Is there a simple way to know what will and what will not be discharged?

Are student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy? 2 case studies

In the past, I have mentioned the difficulty of getting student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  But I have yet to discuss why it is so difficult to get a bankruptcy court to discharge student loans.  In this post, I’ll examine the process through a recent case from Maryland where student loans were actually discharged in […]