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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

What Happens When Someone Files For Bankruptcy

When someone living in Arizona files for bankruptcy, they are often doing so because of costly medical bills, having been laid off from a job or simply having a large amount of unsecured debt. There are enormous benefits to filing for personal bankruptcy, but it is not without its costs. After filing, people may need […]

Payday Loans In Arizona May Create Financial Challenges

For years, Arizona workers have used payday loans to meet unexpected financial challenges that cannot wait until the next paycheck. The loans are readily available from check cashing agencies or finance companies but come at a high cost, particularly when the loan is not paid when it is due. For some borrowers, the costs of […]

Is Your Home Safe When You File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Arizona residents who are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy might have reservations about doing so because they fear losing their homes. When people file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, their homes could be sold to pay off debts if there is equity in the home. However, cases cannot remain open for an indefinite amount of time […]

Asset Liquidation Issues in Chapter 7

Bankruptcy can provide a fresh financial start for a consumer who is overwhelmed with personal debt. Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows a person to stop creditor harassment and eliminate most debt. For some Arizona consumers with assets, filing for Chapter 7 might pose a problem because of the asset liquidation requirement associated with this type of […]

Credit Card Debt Affecting Potential Medical Expenses

Those who are struggling to pay medical bills in Arizona may be interested in a study showing that those who have credit card debt sometimes put off having medical care, which could slow their medical recovery or make their medical conditions worsen. In these tough economic times, people are charging a lot on their credit […]

Credit Unions Treat Personal Bankruptcy Differently From Banks

There’s a difference between how banks and credit unions each handle patrons in a financial crisis. While banks may allow customers who have included bank debts in a personal bankruptcy to continue to patronize them, credit unions don’t allow the same. When a debt owed to a credit union is discharged in a  bankruptcy, the […]

Ex-All Star Canseco Decides Filing Bankruptcy Is His Best Option

Former baseball star Jose Canseco has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy back in 2012. Canseco has a long history in the baseball world, and he was voted to be Rookie of the Year in 1986. In 1988, Jose Canseco was voted the most valuable player of the American League when he played for the Oakland Athletics. […]

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