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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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How to Get Free of Credit Card Debt

Become free of credit card debt!

A new study released Wednesday, June 22nd found that Americans are saddled with ballooning credit card debt and are likely to end 2016 with a record high $1 trillion in outstanding balances. That will be the highest amount of credit card debt on record, surpassing even the years during and before the Great Recession. The record high was in 2008, when people owed $984.2 billion on their credit cards.  So after a couple of years in which consumers were being more frugal and working on paying off credit card balances, they have used cards at an ever-increasing rate.  Importantly, people have...

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