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The Latest Bankruptcy & Debt Relief News by Brian Barta

Forgetting To List An Asset In Bankruptcy

Forgetting to list bankruptcy assets

What Should You Do If You Forget To List Property You Own In Your Bankruptcy Papers? First, it’s important to give your attorney a complete and accurate list of all property you own. Don’t leave anything out for any reason. Don’t assume you can leave out any property because, for example, you think it’s not really yours since your spouse bought it in her name only, or it really belongs to your grandpa, or you’re thinking of giving it to your child. When in doubt, talk to your attorney and ask if you need to list it in the bankruptcy...

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What Debts Can Be Wiped Out In Bankruptcy?

Discharge debt with Santa Rosa bankruptcy attorney, Brian Barta.

Potential bankruptcy clients often ask about the types of debt that can be discharged in bankruptcy. For example, some people have the mistaken belief that only credit card debt, or personal loans, or medical bills, or taxes can be put in the bankruptcy. In fact, when filing bankruptcy the attorney should include every single debt of every type, because that’s what the law requires. And, lucky for the client, bankruptcy wipes out every kind of debt, except debts the debtor obtained by fraud or dishonest conduct. Credit Card Debt is Wiped Out in Bankruptcy Credit card debt, including department store cards, is...

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Stop Creditor Harassment After Bankruptcy

Stop creditors from continuing to harass after bankruptcy.

When your bankruptcy is completed and you have discharged all of your debt, it is a tremendous relief. You have a fresh start, you can rebuild credit and move on with a new financial life. It’s a great feeling. However, one thing that can really cause upset and distress is a collection attempt from a creditor that tries to collect after the case is done. A telephone call, collection letter, or worse, a lawsuit served on you can shatter the new-found sense of peace provided by the bankruptcy. Until recently, your lawyer could usually stop the prohibited collection. But making...

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