R. Flay Cabiness, II, P.C. Georgia Lawyer Blog

401k protected from bankruptcy

In most cases, your 401k is protected from bankruptcy. However, it’s important to work with an experienced attorney when filing because every state has different laws and exemptions. Bankruptcy protection doesn’t apply to all retirement savings. Bankruptcy laws are complicated and 401k savings and other assets. Working with an expert who understands the laws affecting […]

how to protect assets from bankruptcy

One of the biggest concerns people have is how to protect assets from bankruptcy when filing. Bankruptcy offers several benefits to those who opt to file, but these benefits are in exchange for turning control of assets over to the bankruptcy court and the trustee appointed to the case. The trustee has the power to […]

How to Fix Mistakes on My Credit Report

fix mistakes on my credit report

How important is it to fix mistakes on my credit report? Past due accounts and other financial mistakes that appear on your credit report negatively impact your score. The lower your score the less likely companies are to extend you credit and grant access to leases, loans, and other financial tools. It’s important to do […]

does bankruptcy eliminate all debt

Does bankruptcy eliminate all debt or will friends and family who lent you money be out of luck if you file? Here’s what you need to know. If you’re considering bankruptcy or you’ve recently filed, it’s tempting to repay any money owed to relatives or friends first. This way you won’t need to worry about […]

Can I Get a Mortgage If I Filed for Bankruptcy?

Can I Get a Mortgage If I Filed for Bankruptcy?

Are you concerned about getting a mortgage or taking out another type of loan after filing for bankruptcy? Here’s what you need to know. Filing for bankruptcy resolves a variety of financial issues. Unfortunately, it isn’t all good news, though. Bankruptcy remains on your credit report for many years after you file. It negatively impacts […]

bankruptcy and marriage

Just about everything that happens in your life affects your spouse. Even if there is no direct effect, spouses are indirectly affected by things occurring in their partner’s life. Bankruptcy emotions almost always affect a person’s marriage. The choices you make and the things that happen to you affect your marriage whether you want them […]

Most parents put their child’s well-being ahead of everything else. But despite their best intentions, financial issues can interfere with the ability to provide for a child. When money issues arise, many parents wonder “does bankruptcy cover child support?” One of the first things a parent relying on or providing child support questions when considering […]

can your credit score improve

Anyone emerging from bankruptcy wonders “can your credit score improve?” And if so, what can you do to make it happen fast? Here’s what you need to know. Repairing your credit, especially after bankruptcy, can feel like an uphill battle. There’s no doubt it’s a process. However, having specific actions to take that gradually boost […]

How Do You Know When to File for Bankruptcy

How Do You Know When to File for Bankruptcy For most people, filing for bankruptcy is a last resort. It happens when it needs to happen. Unfortunately, this backs people into a corner. The risk of something going wrong when you have no choice about when to file is higher. For some people, this means […]

unemployment and bankruptcy

Unemployment and Bankruptcy Dealing with a job search is bad enough without having to worry about money being tight or debts going unpaid. But unfortunately, financial problems are often a part of unemployment. For many, unemployment causes a financial situation bad enough to lead to bankruptcy. What should you know when it comes to unemployment […]

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