Stop the Foreclosure and Save your Home in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be an option if you are facing foreclosure after falling behind on your mortgage payments. It will allow you to pay off the amount owed through a repayment plan, usually within 3-5 years, depending on your income and other circumstances.

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Taxes in Bankruptcy Proceeding

In Washington, you may retain any property that falls into one of the exemptions categories if you file bankruptcy. However, there are certain debts that you will not be able to discharge even in bankruptcy, among them are certain non-dischargeable taxes, as for example, back taxes are not dischargeable unless the tax meets discharge requirements. […]

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Favorite Tax Provision Expired: Avoiding Taxes on Cancelled Mortgage Debt

If your debt to someone else has been canceled or forgiven, the canceled amount may be taxable. Generally, to the extent that a loan from a lender is not fully satisfied and a lender cancels the unsatisfied debt, you have cancellation of indebtedness income. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows to exclude […]

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Loan Modifications Before, During and After Bankruptcy

A loan modification does not re-establish liability on the loan. While the terms of the loan might change, the loan is not being refinanced. Refinancing the property into a completely new loan would re-establish liability, but not a loan modification.

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The TOP 5 Pros and Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy

To file or not to file, that is the question… The decision of whether or not to file for Bankruptcy depends heavily on your personal situation. For some, filing for Bankruptcy can be just the helping hand they need to get out of the hole and get their financial life on track. For others, Bankruptcy […]

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Contemplating Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a viable solution for many individuals and businesses, but there is items you should know before filing or you may lose your personal or real property. When a bankruptcy is filed, a debtor is entitled to claim certain bankruptcy exemptions. Exemptions are values in personal and real property a debtor in eligible to […]

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5 Things to Always Avoid When Getting Ready To File

There’s a lot to pay attention to if you’re getting ready to file for Bankruptcy. Ultimately, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything by the book so as to avoid any and all risks you may be taking. Filing for Bankruptcy is designed to give you a fresh start, so the last thing […]

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When Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Is Better Than Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

For some debtors, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a better option than Chapter 7 bankruptcy. And sometimes Chapter 13 is the only option because a debtor is not eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It’s important to sort out the issues and decide which form of bankruptcy is best for you. Many debtors assume that Chapter 7 […]

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When Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Is Better Than Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

There are several reasons why Chapter 7 bankruptcy might be better for you than Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is usually quicker than Chapter 13, most debtors can keep all or most of their property, and Chapter 7 filers don’t have to pay back a portion of their debts, like in Chapter 13. But you […]

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5 Steps to Take After Declaring Bankruptcy

About 1 million Americans filed for bankruptcy in 2013. If you were one of them, you’ve likely heard that bankruptcy will stay on your credit reports for 10 years. You might be assuming your life is over — at least financially — for the next decade, but you’d be wrong. Bankruptcy does do major damage to your credit scores, […]

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