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New Florida Law SB158: A Game Changer for Protecting Vehicles in Bankruptcy
By: Emil Fleysher | April 30, 2024 | Current Events
In recent news, Governor Ron DeSantis has signed SB158, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that significantly impacts individuals facing bankruptcy in Florida. This new law was championed by consumer advocates, including the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and its members, including bankruptcy attorney Emil Fleysher. The new law raises the motor vehicle exemption
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How Long Does Bankruptcy Stay on Your Credit Report?
By: Emil Fleysher | April 11, 2024 | Bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy is a big step for anyone struggling with financial difficulties and usually the last resort. It can provide relief from debt but also have long-lasting effects on your credit report. Knowing how long bankruptcy remains on your credit history is needed for planning your financial future. In this guide, we'll explore the
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Who Can Declare Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
By: Emil Fleysher | February 23, 2024 | Bankruptcy
When it comes to managing overwhelming debt, Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers a beacon of hope for many. It's a powerful tool that permits individuals to reorganize their debts. With a firm plan, you will have a path to financial recovery without losing your assets. This type of bankruptcy is not for everyone, though. It requires
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Should I File for Bankruptcy or Debt Relief?
By: Emil Fleysher | February 21, 2024 | Bankruptcy
Deciding whether to file for bankruptcy or seek debt relief significantly impacts your financial future. Understanding each option's implications on your debts, assets, and credit score is crucial. Bankruptcy can provide a new opportunity for those struggling with debt, but it comes with its own set of challenges and consequences. Debt relief offers an alternative
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How Long Does Chapter 7 Take?
By: Emil Fleysher | January 26, 2024 | Bankruptcy
Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a crucial step for anyone struggling with debt. It's a legal process that helps individuals discharge most of their unsecured debts. The entire process usually takes about four to six months, from filing to discharge. On the other hand, the exact timeline can shift based on individual circumstances and
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Understanding the Differences Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustees
By: Emil Fleysher | January 23, 2024 | Bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy involves a meticulous legal process overseen by trustees who play pivotal roles in administering cases. Recognizing the distinctions between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 trustees is crucial for anyone considering bankruptcy. In this article, we delve into the key differences, shedding light on the roles these trustees play and how they impact
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Common Causes of Personal Bankruptcy Filings in Florida
By: Emil Fleysher | December 26, 2023 | Bankruptcy
Personal bankruptcy is a challenging journey that many individuals undertake due to various financial hardships. Understanding the common causes of bankruptcy filings is crucial for anyone navigating the complex landscape of personal finance. In this article, we explore the prevalent reasons behind personal bankruptcy filings in the United States, specifically in the state of Florida,
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Understanding the Bankruptcy Means Test and Your Eligibility
By: Emil Fleysher | December 14, 2023 | Bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy can be a complex but necessary step for individuals facing overwhelming debt. One crucial aspect of the bankruptcy process is the means test, a key determinant of eligibility under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In this article, we'll delve into the means test, its significance, and how it affects your qualification for bankruptcy
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Navigating Auto Loan Defaults and Repossession: A Guide to Bankruptcy Solutions
By: Emil Fleysher | December 11, 2023 | Bankruptcy
Unexpected financial setbacks can sometimes lead to difficulties in keeping up with auto loan payments, putting individuals at risk of repossession. In these challenging situations, understanding the benefits of bankruptcy law can offer a lifeline. This article explores effective ways to deal with auto loan defaults and repossession, emphasizing the advantages of filing for bankruptcy
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A Quick Background on Bankruptcy Law
By: Emil Fleysher | December 1, 2023 | Bankruptcy
In the complex world of personal finance, unexpected challenges can arise, leaving individuals and businesses grappling with overwhelming debt. In such situations, the legal framework of bankruptcy provides a lifeline, offering a structured path towards financial recovery. This article delves into the history, purpose, and benefits of bankruptcy law, shedding light on its crucial role
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