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Should Senior Citizens File for Bankruptcy?

Our firm works with many older clients who are facing both retirement and overwhelming debt.  Does it ever make sense for retirees to go bankrupt? For many seniors yes, but before you file that case you need to take into consideration a few points. If you don’t have any assets: 1. Stop paying your creditors. […]

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Loan Modification Scams

Now that the economy has rebounded, and consumers actually want to keep their homes, our office is seeing a surge in victims of loan modification scams.  Georgia consumers need to remember that there is NOTHING these companies do for you that you cannot do yourself.  All lenders have their own loan modification forms which you […]

U.S. Bankruptcy Court is Still Open Despite Government Shutdown

Our office has already began receiving calls about the current government shutdown and how this affects current bankruptcy client cases.  Bankruptcy court is open and all hearings are moving forward.  The federal judiciary updated their site with the following message: http://www.uscourts.gov/news/2018/01/20/judiciary-open-during-government-shutdown The clerk of bankruptcy court for the Northern District of Georgia also provided the current […]

Personal Injury Lawsuits in Bankruptcy Cases

Personal injury law and bankruptcy law are probably the most interrelated areas of law in my practice.  When people are injured they cannot work and when they cannot work they cannot pay their bills.  It does not take too long before they are facing repossession, foreclosure, and creditor harassment.  Filing for bankruptcy protection will stop […]