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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SOME HOMEOWNERS MAY BE ABLE TO REFINANCE AFTER BANKRUPTCY

Homeowners in Arizona and across the nation may still pay their mortgages after bankruptcy. After filing for bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy, an individual may wonder if they can refinance their home loan if they remain in their house. The answer will generally depend on the specific circumstances of each individual homeowner. If a court […]

BANKRUPTCY MEANS TEST APPLIES TO CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY ONLY

By Ben Wright of Wright Law Offices. Arizona residents considering bankruptcy need to be aware that there is a difference between a consumer bankruptcy filing and a business bankruptcy filing.   In other words, there are different rules that need to be followed depending upon where and how your debts are incurred. Bankruptcy code 11 U.S.C. […]

CONFUSION FROM RECORD-KEEPING SYSTEM EXACERBATING MORTGAGE ISSUES

Residents of Arizona have not been immune from personal financial challenges caused by the struggling economy. Some have had to file for personal bankruptcy to stop foreclosure on their homes while others have participated in mortgage modification programs. Information is now coming out of foreclosure actions around the country revealing bank practices that have prevented […]

Company Chooses Chapter 7 Over Chapter 11

News of another financially distressed business filing for reorganization through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy has become so commonplace that people forget that another option for a business confronted by insurmountable financial challenges is Chapter 7 liquidation. For companies with little hope of structuring a plan to continue operations and emerge from bankruptcy as a functioning […]

Commercial Bankruptcy Can Mean A New Life For A Business

Many people see bankruptcy as symbolic of failure. In fact, bankruptcy can provide a fresh start for an individual or entity. Small companies to large corporations in Arizona and across the country use business bankruptcy to continue business operations while negotiating with creditors. In the case of an east coast ski resort, mild winter weather […]

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