17 Oct 2011

Bankruptcy Filings May Hit 5 Year High in 2011

Bankruptcy filings in June declined for both individuals and businesses. Still, bankruptcies so far this year are 9 percent ahead of last year’s monthly average, according to data compiled from court records by Automated Access to Court Electronic Records. If the pace continues for the next six months, 2010 will have the most bankruptcies since […]

16 Oct 2011

Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Through years of practice, I have lost track of how many times I am asked the question, “What is the difference between Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and what is the best option for me?” Every time that I am asked that question, I give the same […]

16 Oct 2011

Does My Spouse Have to File Bankruptcy With Me?

No, your spouse does not have to file bankruptcy with you. There is no law stating that both people in a marriage must file bankruptcy. A married person can file a single bankruptcy. If a married person does decide to file without their spouse, some information from the non-filing spouse would be needed. The non-filing […]

16 Oct 2011

Would I file bankruptcy if I were you?

The answer to that question is very difficult. I am often asked by clients, “Do you suggest I file?” “Would you file if you were me?” My basic rule of thumb is this if you feel that you can bail yourself out of debt within a six month time period then there is no reason […]

25 Sep 2011

Credit Card Debt Surges by $18.4 billion in second quarter

Americans added $18.4 billion to their debt load in the second quarter, a 66% increase from the debt they accumulated in the same quarter last year and 368% more than they tacked on in 2009, according to credit card research firm CardHub.com. In fact, the last time consumers charged up this much debt during this […]

25 Sep 2011

Comparing Chapter 7 to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

To help you fully understand the difference between filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Maryland and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Maryland, I will explain some of the major differences. In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Maryland, you ask the bankruptcy court to discharge most of the debts you owe.  Those debts include credit card bills, medical bills, […]

11 Sep 2011

Record Year for Bankruptcy’s So Far

Bankruptcy filings in June declined for both individuals and businesses. Still, bankruptcies so far this year are 9 percent ahead of last year’s monthly average, according to data compiled from court records by Automated Access to Court Electronic Records. If the pace continues for the next six months, 2010 will have the most bankruptcies since […]

19 Aug 2011

Can I Keep A Credit Card After Bankruptcy?

I saw this blog article on a Texas bankruptcy website and thought it was excellent, so I am passing it on to you. If you have any questions and are thinking about contacting a Maryland Bankruptcy Lawyer or Maryland Bankruptcy Attorney, call or e-mail us today and we will get back to you immediately. CAN […]

19 Aug 2011

Maryland Bankruptcy Laws Empower Citizens In Debt

If you are struggling with debt in Maryland, chances are you are feeling powerless. Collection agents are skilled at making you feel stressed and hopeless through embarrassing phone calls at work and home; threatening letters; and sometimes legal action. The collection companies want you to feel that your only choice to stop the harassment is […]

02 Aug 2011

Medical Bills and Credit Reports

A member of Congress has proposed a bill that would erase medical bills from credit reports. I think that is a great idea, for many reasons. See the article below, it is very interesting: New Bill Proposed Would Remove Medical Collections From Credit Reports In June 2011, a bill titled the Medical Debt Responsibility Act […]