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DOES BANKRUPTCY AFFECT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS?

DOES BANKRUPTCY AFFECT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS?

Does Bankruptcy Prevent You From Becoming a Citizen? No. The good news for non-citizens is that filing a bankruptcy generally will not affect immigration status or citizenship applications. The issues that may negatively impact immigration status are criminal activity and other evidence of negative moral character. It is not a crime to file bankruptcy. In […]

CAN A CREDITOR COLLECT AGAINST AN AUTHORIZED USER IN GEORGIA?

CAN A CREDITOR COLLECT AGAINST AN AUTHORIZED USER IN GEORGIA?

This question comes up almost daily in my office when meeting with prospective clients. If a spouse, parent, or friend listed you as an authorized user on their credit card account and then either party files for bankruptcy who can the creditor pursue for the balance? Adding a family member or friend as an authorized […]

DO YOU NEED TO REAFFIRM YOUR MORTGAGE TO GET A LOAN MODIFICATION?

DO YOU NEED TO REAFFIRM YOUR MORTGAGE TO GET A LOAN MODIFICATION?

REAFFIRMATION AGREEMENTS FOR MORTGAGES Every once in a while a client will contact our office after their discharge upset that they are unable to obtain a loan modification from their mortgage company. The line that they are given by the mortgage company is that because their bankruptcy attorney didn’t file a reaffirmation agreement there is […]

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AVOIDING JAIL FOR DELINQUENT CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Restructuring Domestic Support Obligations One of the lesser known “powers” of Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plans is to allow a debtor that is behind on a domestic support obligation (e.g child support, alimony) to place the amount in arrears into a Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan and stretch out that repayment for […]