24 Feb 2021

How To File For Bankruptcy Remotely In Maryland

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented job loss and an uncertain economy. Although the vaccine is starting to make its way across the U.S., there is still widespread concern about when businesses will get back to “business as usual”. Many Americans continue to face extreme financial hardship due to job loss or reduced income, […]

Couple reviewing finances and filing for bankruptcy virtually.
20 Jan 2021

COVID-19 And Middle Class Bankruptcy

Extraordinary job losses combined with COVID-19 medical debt is wreaking financial havoc on many families. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal discussed the ways in which the pandemic is affecting the debt-laden middle class in particular. Many middle class families are finding that their existing debt paired with job losses, an economic slowdown […]

Family in front of their home. More middle class families are utilizing bankruptcy in order to get out from the financial stress caused by the pandemic.
21 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Medical Debt – How To Get Out From Under The Crush

The current pandemic has taken many things from many people. Some have lost jobs, most have struggled with crippling isolation and many have experienced major illness or even the loss of loved ones. Suffering from the often life-altering effects of a COVID-19 diagnosis is bad enough, but many survivors have also been left with enormous […]

Couple worried about unpaid medical debt due to COVID-19
01 Oct 2020

Unemployment Fraud And Your Credit

The historically high unemployment rates resulting from COVID-19 pandemic layoffs, furloughs and work closures has led to a massive number of unemployment claims. During the first six months of the pandemic, U.S. unemployment claims averaged approximately 1 million weekly. Although the labor market is starting to show some small signs of improvement, unemployment benefit requests […]

Social security cards. Unemployment fraud generally occurs through the theft of personally identifiable information.
31 Aug 2020

What To Do If COVID-19 Is Affecting Your Credit Score

The financial toll of COVID-19 on the economy can’t be underestimated, and it’s affecting many people in a highly personal way. Job losses or reductions in working hours have forced many Americans to file for unemployment. With less income, the pandemic is causing many people to fall behind on bill payments. Although some lenders are […]

Poor credit score from a credit report, being viewed on a mobile phone screen.
31 Jul 2020

Bankruptcy After A COVID-19 Layoff

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant hardship for many people. As of June 2020, approximately 17.8 million people in the U.S. were unemployed. Across all industries and all levels of work seniority, many people are having a hard time making ends meet. Most stimulus checks were spent long ago, and although families are gaining some […]

Newspaper with headline about layoffs during COVID-19.
01 Jul 2020

Mortgage Assistance: What To Do If You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage Due To COVID-19

From extended job furloughs and unexpected job losses resulting from businesses permanently shutting their doors, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. Not surprisingly, many Americans are finding it difficult to pay their bills. As of early May, millions of mortgagees have been seeking help to make their mortgage payments or defer […]

Model of home with calculator and mortgage paper. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have been seeking help to make mortgage payments.
20 May 2020

Can Wages Or Unemployment Be Garnished Under COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in our history. Due to extended stay-at-home orders in many states, an enormous number of people have faced unpaid furloughs, a reduction in paid working hours or in some cases unemployment. During the first two months of the pandemic, more than 36 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment, […]

Medical mask and money. Even if your income has been impacted by COVID-19, your wages, unemployment or stimulus checks may still be garnished. Learn how to protect your assets.