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....

Your Statement of Intention is Not a Reaffirmation Agreement

Debts That Aren’t Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

An Atlanta Area Attorney Discusses Debt Discharges In Bankruptcy Many of my clients come to my office in Atlanta or Jonesboro seeking relief under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy only to learn that their biggest debt obligations are not going to be discharged....

Cancel a Reaffirmation Agreement: Can You Change Your Mind After Signing the Papers?

Establishing a Special Needs Trust

A Jonesboro, GA Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Establishing A Special Needs Trust As an Atlanta area estate planning attorney, it's important to familiarize my clients with the various instruments that we use to accomplish their goals. Occasionally an individual...

When am I going to receive my Chapter 7 discharge?

Married couples and Severing Bankruptcy Cases

In many cases married debtors choose to file for bankruptcy together.  There are many advantages to filing together.  Many married debtors have joint debt.  In cases where only one person files on a joint debt the other still has liability for that debt.  For example,...

Will Filing Bankruptcy Always Stop the Sale of Your Home?

Double Bankruptcies: Declaring Bankruptcy Twice

While many Georgia residents are trying to avoid their first Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy for various personal reasons, some are planning to have one of each—consecutively. That's probably because their bankruptcy attorneys have advised them of a strategy known...

How to Prepare For Your 341 Creditor Meeting

How to Prepare For Your 341 Creditor Meeting

This article provides practical advice that can help debtors prepare for a 341 creditor meeting that is part of the bankruptcy process. Many debtors who are going through the bankruptcy process are intimidated by the idea of attending a 341 creditor meeting, or also...