What does it cost to file bankruptcy?

What does it cost to file bankruptcy?

Filing bankruptcy costs money. Setting aside what you will pay in attorney fees, you will have other costs, even if you file pro se (without counsel). To file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you have to take a pre-filing credit counseling course before filing the...

How can I be denied a discharge of my bankruptcy?

How can I be denied a discharge of my bankruptcy?

by Peter Bricks, a Cumming bankruptcy attorney The primary reason someone files bankruptcy is to get a discharge of debts. Therefore, before filing your bankruptcy, it’s logical to wonder what would cause you to be denied a discharge order. Denial of discharge is...

Garnishments in Georgia: What can creditors take?

Garnishments in Georgia: What can creditors take?

by Peter Bricks, a Buckhead bankruptcy attorney Without a doubt, one of the leading reasons I get calls from debtors as a Cumming bankruptcy attorney is they have just been garnished. Either they received a notice from their bank that it is withholding funds from...

Can you be too broke to file bankruptcy?

Can you be too broke to file bankruptcy?

By Peter Bricks, an Atlanta bankruptcy attorney I often hear the term said that someone is “too broke to file bankruptcy,” but I do not think most people understand what it really means. The expression is often meant to imply that the debtor does not really need to...

When am I going to receive my Chapter 7 discharge?

When am I going to receive my Chapter 7 discharge?

The primary reason one files bankruptcy is to receive a discharge of debts. While some debts cannot be discharged, and others the debtor chooses not to discharge by reaffirming, the debtor almost certainly will have some debts he wants to discharge when he files. I...

Can Financial Stress Make You Ill?

Can Financial Stress Make You Ill?

This is the first in a series of joint articles by Adam Schachter (Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer) and David Bueno Martin (Counselor in Houston). Adam: I think financial stress could cause illness.  Most forms of stress have a negative impact on the psyche and the body....