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Wage Garnishment in Arizona

Apart from settling a debt, bankruptcy is the only other way to forcibly stop wage garnishing. Wage garnishing is when creditors can take a percentage of your paycheck to pay debt that is owed. In the state of Arizona, the maximum that creditors can garnish from a debtor’s pay check is 25%. Filing bankruptcy stops […]

Why Does Bankruptcy Have a Bad Reputation?

The only reason bankruptcy has such a bad reputation is because it is discussed by people who know very little about filing bankruptcy. It has been said countless times that filing for bankruptcy and getting your debts discharged ruins your credit score. However, most people who need to file for bankruptcy have already lowered and […]

Chapter 7 versus Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies? Chapter 7 bankruptcies allow you to erase many debts without having to pay any of it back to creditors. Chapter 13 bankruptcies also erase many debts at the conclusion of a 36 or 60 month payment plan. Chapter 13 bankruptcies also allow you to […]

Bankruptcy Facts and Myths

There are many myths about bankruptcy. Bankruptcy often has an aura of difficulty and confusion. We are here to tell you about the facts! For starters, bankruptcy courts are located all over the United States. Contrary to popular belief, bankruptcy is actually filed and handled in federal court and bankruptcy is based off of federal […]

Are You Drowning in Debt and Thinking about Bankruptcy?

If you are nervous about filing for bankruptcy, you are not alone! Every year across the United States, as many as one million or more families and individuals file for bankruptcy. Even previous American Presidents have filed bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is not something to be ashamed of in any aspect. After filing bankruptcy, it is possible […]

What Happens After Filing For Bankruptcy?

What happens after you file for bankruptcy and are discharged? After filing bankruptcy there is a sense of relief, but now what? Your debt is erased, you are no longer drowning in a hole, and no longer worrying about making payments with money you honestly do not have. Now it is time to budget and […]

How can you discharge student loan debts in Arizona?

The average loan debt is thirty thousand dollars per student and more than 25% of people are behind on their payments or have defaulted. However, the Obama administration frowns upon borrowers discharging their government student loan debt by filing bankruptcy. The administration wants to protect the integrity of the federal student loan program. The Brunner […]

Older People Increasingly at Risk of Losing Homes to Foreclosure

It used to be the case that older Americans were the most stable demographic in terms of finances. However, the last six years or so have made things more difficult for people over 50, and Arizona is no exception with its large numbers of retirees. AARP recently performed a study and found that the risk […]

Good Versus Bad Credit Card Debt

For millions of American consumers who needed the assistance of a bankruptcy attorney to eliminate overwhelming credit card debt through personal bankruptcy, credit cards represent delinquent payments, creditor harassment and financial challenges they would prefer not to revisit.

 An author for an article in Forbes magazine back in 2012, wrote about a distinction between good […]

Court Ruling Could Help Arizonans in Chapter 7 Protect Assets

Arizona residents who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy do not necessarily have to surrender annuities or life insurance policies, according to a federal appeals court ruling dating back to 2012. The decision has relatively limited impact nationally because the court relied upon the provisions of Arizona law pertaining to exempt property.
 A person who seeks […]

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