Newnan Bankruptcy Attorney

  • The “Tricks or Treats” of Filing for Bankruptcy

    … – of filing for bankruptcy. If you still have questions, call our office to speak to an experienced bankruptcy attorney today – we look forward to speaking with you! Bankruptcy Pros Let’s start with the treats first. The most obvious advantages of filing for bankruptcy is that, if you file a Chapter 7 case, at the conclusion of your case all of your…

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  • 3 Ways to Rebuild Your Credit After Filing for Bankruptcy

    … In these difficult economic times, many Georgians have found that the best choice for them and their families is to file for bankruptcy in order to come out from under their household debts. Speak to your bankruptcy lawyer to see if bankruptcy is a good option for you. Before someone embarks on the bankruptcy process, one of the most frequently…

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  • April 15th is Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    … of requirements such as having previously filed a tax return, only owing income tax, etc. For a full consultation to determine whether you can discharge your debt in bankruptcy, contact our office as soon as possible to speak to an experienced attorney who can review all of the facts of your case. 2. When to file bankruptcy – before or after April…

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  • Spring Cleaning is Here – Don’t Forget your Finances!

    … At the Law Office of Michael West, we believe that spring cleaning is a great tradition. It gives everyone a chance to get rid of unnecessary items, organize files, clean up messes, and overall get household matters back in order and on track. We especially encourage our friends in the Georgia community to remember their finances when performing…

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  • What are Bankruptcy Trustees and What Do They Do?

    … Before beginning the bankruptcy process, it is very important to understand exactly what the process entails and who is involved. In a typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy case, there are five (5) parties: the person who files the bankruptcy (called the debtor), the debtor’s attorney, the debtor’s creditors, the bankruptcy judge, and the bankruptcy…

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  • Help! My Bankruptcy Case Has Been Dismissed!

    … dismissed. Working with an experienced bankruptcy attorney helps prevent this from happening, and also helps to ensure the process is smooth and successful from beginning to end. But if you have already learned the hard way that bankruptcy is not usually a do-it-yourself project, you may still have options for salvaging your case. Read on to learn…

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  • Common Bankruptcy Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    … to ensure their case is approved by the bankruptcy judge. Importantly, there are also lots of advantages and loopholes to take advantage of during the bankruptcy processing, but these benefits can be hard to find for people who are inexperienced with this system. It often happens that people begin the bankruptcy process without working with an attorney…

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  • How Much Does it Cost to File Bankruptcy?

    … on their own. Read on to learn more about the costs and fees for filing bankruptcy and how working with an experience attorney can help save you money during this process. Cost Consideration #1: The Bankruptcy Filing Fee As of November 1, 2015, it costs $335 to file a Chapter 7 case and $310 to file a Chapter 13 case. However, since the U.S…

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  • I Pass the Means Test – Can I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    … Before consulting with an experienced bankruptcy attorney, many Georgians perform some of their own research on Google in order to see if they qualify to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Most people prefer to file Chapter 7 over Chapter 13 because at the conclusion of a successful Chapter 7 case, the bankruptcy court wipes away all of the person’s…

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  • Can I Be Discriminated Against for Filing Bankruptcy

    … The decision to file for bankruptcy is a very personal and private decision. Many Georgians have wisely sought the advice of bankruptcy attorneys to help them make an informed decision on whether filing for bankruptcy is the best solution to their financial problems. Now, that being said, once a bankruptcy case is filed it is no longer personal…

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  • How Bankruptcy Affects Your Credit Report

    … is the couple owns property jointly, such as their marital home or a bank and/or savings account. Since these types of issues must be considered when filing for bankruptcy, we highly encourage Georgians to work with an experienced attorney during this process. Remember, in many cases you cannot “take back” a bankruptcy. As you can see, bankruptcy should…

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  • Help!  I  Cannot Pay My Credit Cards!

    …), a large number of Georgians have been forced to resort to using credit cards to pay for their household necessities. Unfortunately, credit card debt can build up very fast. There are a few options available for people who cannot pay their credit card bills, including negotiating with the credit card companies and filing for bankruptcy. How Can I…

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