Debt And Marriage: When Do I Owe My Spouse’s Debts? Whether you and your spouse are responsible for paying each other’s debts will depend primarily on where you live. If your state follows common law property rules, spouses are only liable for their own debts, with a few exceptions. For instance, both spouses must pay… Continue reading Debt And Marriage: When Do I Owe My Spouse’s Debts?
Can You Sell A Home In Foreclosure? A foreclosure takes place when a home is seized and put up for sale by the lender. When you see a home listed as foreclosed, it means that it’s owned by the lender. Every mortgage contract has a lien on your property. A lien allows your lender to… Continue reading Can You Sell A Home In Foreclosure?
Can I Keep My Credit Cards If I File Bankruptcy? If you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and are hoping to hang onto one of your credit cards, you will likely be out of luck. Once your credit card company learns of your bankruptcy, it will almost certainly cancel your card. But all is not… Continue reading Can I Keep My Credit Cards If I File Bankruptcy?
Can I Bankrupt Car Title Loans? All loans come with risks if they’re not repaid on time. However, a car title loan carries an especially troubling consequence if you fail to meet your payment obligations: The lender can take your vehicle. Before you consider getting a title loan, consider the potential potholes you’ll hit if… Continue reading Can I Bankrupt Car Title Loans?
Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a federal court process designed to eliminate debts or repay them under the protection of the bankruptcy court. For individuals, most people file either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, because a court order can call an automatic stay, prohibiting most creditors from hounding you in order to collect what you… Continue reading Bankruptcy Chapter 13
Bankruptcy Case: Dismissed Without Prejudice A bankruptcy dismissal happens when something goes wrong and the bankruptcy court rejects your case. There are many reasons this can happen and many consequences. The word “dismiss” shouldn’t be confused with discharge, which is when certain debts are eliminated. Instead, dismissal means that the bankruptcy case has been thrown… Continue reading Bankruptcy Case: Dismissed Without Prejudice
Bankruptcy V.S. Doing Nothing If you’re struggling with debt, filing for bankruptcy can be a good way to get your finances back on track. But not everyone needs to start a bankruptcy case right away. Whether you should file for bankruptcy or do nothing will depend on whether you’re vulnerable to creditors. In some cases,… Continue reading Bankruptcy V.S. Doing Nothing
Automobile Repossessions- How To Get Your Car Back Typically, when you purchase a new vehicle you take out a loan to pay for part or all of it. At that time, you signed an agreement with the lender to get a loan which holds you legally accountable for making monthly payments on the vehicle. If… Continue reading Automobile Repossessions- How To Get Your Car Back
Bankruptcy And The Personal Guarantee A personal guarantee is a contract wherein an individual agrees to pay a business debt. A business owner will often sign a personal guarantee if a company needs to make a purchase on credit for things such as real estate, inventory, supplies, or services. By signing the agreement, the owner… Continue reading Bankruptcy And The Personal Guarantee