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CAN I QUALIFY FOR CHAPTER 7 IF I FAIL THE MEANS TEST? YES!

Passing a difficult means test will be the topic for another blog post (for those that are over-median earners), but for the purposes of this post, I focus on those who presumably make too much money ...
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LOAN MODIFICATIONS AND BANKRUPTCY

Former NFL star, Mr. Eddie George, is set to lose his million-dollar home to foreclosure on June 7, 2012. For many months, Mr. George, through his accountant and agents (presumably all highly ...
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SKELETON FILINGS (EMERGENCY BANKRUPTCY!)

Did you know you can file your bankruptcy any day and at any time? This is correct. If you are facing an emergency financial dilemma, you can prevent further damage by filing for bankruptcy relief and ...
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LARGE OR SMALL BK FIRM - WHICH IS BETTER?

At Barrios & Machado, it will always be our priority to see that all your questions and concerns are fully answered. We pride ourselves on the focused attention we deliver to each and every one of ...
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FAIR ATTORNEY FEES

PAYING TO RETAIN YOUR ATTORNEY The issue of fees is probably one of the most important issues we face when retaining an attorney. If you can't pay for the service, it doesn't really matter how ...
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HONORARIOS JUSTOS

RETENCION DE SU ABOGADO El asunto de honorarios es probablemente uno de los mas importantes cuando usted decide contratar a un abogado. Si no puede pagar por los servicio, no importa la calidad de ...
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BANCARROTA - UNA PALABRA PERSONAL DE PARTE DE URSULA BARRIOS

LA VIDA, LA LIBERTAD Y LA BUSQUEDA DE LA FELICIDAD--estos son ideales que todos nosotros tenemos cerca a nuestra corazón. A veces las DEUDAS pueden impedir que logremos llegar a dichos ideales. ...
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SUPERIOR REPRESENTATION, FAST AND CHEAP!

How many attorneys do you know that will sit with you during your initial consultation and by the end of it have your case filed with the bankruptcy court? I personally do not know many, if any. At ...
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CHAPTER 7 - 341(a) MEETING OF CREDITORS - YOUR FIRST (AND GENERALLY) ONLY MEETING

One of debtors' fears when filing for bankruptcy is the fact that they must attend a hearing (sometimes in a courthouse, other times in an office building), but most find that the actual ...
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DEBT: MUST IT RULE YOUR WORLD?

Remember, if you will, a time when credit was issued by local vendors for the purchase of grains and meats or extended on the promise that crop and flock would suffice as adequate consideration. Most ...
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DOES FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY MAKE ME A HIGH RISK TO NEW LENDERS AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES?

Not necessarily. In fact, most lenders (including credit card companies) view post-bankruptcy applicants as low risks for the following reasons: 1) Once a debtor files for Chapter 7 relief and ...
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WILL FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY RUIN MY CREDIT SCORE?

The better question to ask for most people with debt is: does it make a true difference what the actual credit score is? In other words, when individuals have lots of debt, having a good credit rating ...
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WHY DON'T ATTORNEYS SIGN REAFFIRMATION AGREEMENTS ON BEHALF OF THEIR CLIENTS?

Let's first start with what happens when a debtor files for and is granted a discharge in a Chapter 7 case. In this instance all dischargeable contracts become null and void and any remaining ...
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CHAPTER 7 OR BUST? OVER-MEDIAN DEBTORS

When a client comes to see me, they are usually struggling with debt. Might be a little or a lot; much of it depends on the eye of the beholder. For some, $20,000 in debt is a drop in the bucket; for ...
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DEBT CONSOLIDATION COMPANY VS. BARRIOS & MACHADO - ROUND 1:

Client comes to my office and says, "I've been paying $600/month to a debt consolidation company." I respond with, "How long have you had this problem?" Client answers, ...
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