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

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 […]

bankruptcy and death

Death and Bankruptcy Whether you are filing or you know a loved one has recently filed, there are several things you should know about death and bankruptcy. For example, should you worry about what will happen to your family if you die before finishing the bankruptcy process? What if a loved one dies mid-way through […]

bankruptcy and 401k

401k and Bankruptcy A 401k retirement savings plan is one of the primary ways people save for the later years in their life when they won’t be working. It allows you to automatically put money into savings gradually. The deposits are tax-deferred and in most cases, a portion is matched by your employer. It’s easy […]

bankruptcy court

Bankruptcy Court The involvement of the court is one of the most intimidating aspects of filing for bankruptcy. Despite bankruptcy court not being anything like criminal court, knowing court officials are involved strikes fear in many people who file. What should you know about bankruptcy court and what can you do if you’re feeling anxious […]

Bankruptcy Secrets

Bankruptcy Secrets Bankruptcy shouldn’t be your financial goal, but you also shouldn’t consider it your worst-case scenario. It’s a helpful tool that makes it possible to get back on track after you’ve hit a financial bump in the road. Knowing a few bankruptcy secrets helps you decide whether filing is right for you. As more […]

6 Ways Debt is Bringing You Down

debt bringing you down

Debt Bringing You Down? It’s no secret that debt is a burden for many. Even a small, manageable amount of debt can become problematic if a drastic change occurs in your life. You can fall behind on a once-affordable mortgage or car loan with the loss of a job or unexpected medical bill. But imagine […]

Bankruptcy Dismissed

Don’t Have Your Bankruptcy Dismissed Bankruptcy results in either discharge of debts or dismissal. In Chapter 7 discharge occurs within a few months. In Chapter 13, some debts are discharged after three to five years of payments. Organization and discharge of debt is always the goal when someone files for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, if things don’t […]

Medical Debt

Medical Debt The COVID-19 pandemic has brought most things to a temporary halt, but efforts to collect a medical debt is not one of those things. Anyone with an unpaid medical bill – regardless of whether they’ve been personally affected by COVID-19 via layoff, termination, or actually contracting the virus – might still face aggressive […]

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