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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Hospital Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Despite Pandemic


You would think that of all people medical providers would understand the importance of cutting folks some slack during the pandemic. But that is not the case. Hospitals are starved for cash since people have been delaying medical treatment and staying away from the doctor unless it is an emergency. To try and stay in the black, some hospitals are being very aggressive with their debt collection tactics.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

How Do I Know if I Qualify For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?


Filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Alabama can give you the debt relief you need to get a fresh start. However, debtors who file under Chapter 7 must meet income requirements to qualify for a bankruptcy discharge. The bankruptcy discharge is an order from the bankruptcy court that releases your liability for certain debts.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

How Can Filing for Ch. 13 Bankruptcy Help Me?


People file Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Alabama for a variety of reasons. In many cases, a person files Chapter 13 because of circumstances that were not within the person’s control. For instance, a person may be injured in an accident or become ill suddenly.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

New Book Highlights The Housing Bubble In Alabama, Tells Familiar Story


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy buys a condo on the Gulf Coast because he knows it is a great investment…

I’m going to stop right there because we’ve all heard this one before. Many of us in the Mobile area have even lived this story ourselves. That’s why it is interesting that


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Mark Twain’s Path To Bankruptcy


“There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it and when he can.” -Mark Twain

This quip from Mark Twain, the pen name of author Samuel L. Clemens, was actually a hard-earned lesson. Although Twain married into a wealthy family, and was one of the most successful writers and lecturers of all time, he made such poor business decisions that he was forced to declare


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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Clock Management Matters Just As Much In The Court System As It Does On The Basketball Court


NBA games last 45 minutes. While the clock may stop and start multiple times, the amount of time players are on the court shooting hoops is precisely regulated. Baskets made during a pause in the action, or after the clock runs out, simply do not count.

In the legal world, clock management matters just as much as it does on a basketball court. Debts you accumulate after you file for bankruptcy, even while your case is pending, cannot be forgiven.


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Monday, July 27, 2020

Beloved Burger Chain Files For Bankruptcy


For the second time in less than 25 years, Krystal Company and its famous square burgers have emerged from bankruptcy. The fast food chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, and exited with a new owner in late May.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

We Can’t Predict The Future


The famous 16th-century prophet and mystic Nostradamus is said to have predicted the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the rise of both Napoleon and Adolf Hitler, both World Wars, and the nuclear bomb. Conspiracy theorists also say he predicted the 2020 pandemic and economic meltdown.

We’re skeptical. The ability to predict the future is not some rare gift that those with pseudo-magic powers can develop, it’s an impossibility. If humans could predict the future, 2020 would have turned out differently, and bankruptcy lawyers might be out of a job.
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Can States File For Bankruptcy?


Individuals and families can file for bankruptcy. Businesses can file for bankruptcy. And Read more . . .


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bankruptcy Can Be a Lifeline During the Coronavirus Crisis


When the coronavirus began to spread, few could predict that it would so dramatically impact our lives. We were told it wasn’t that serious. We were told it was like the flu. Then we were told to stay home for weeks on end. Now we are facing Read more . . .


Monday, May 18, 2020

What Happens to Your Medical Bills When You File for Bankruptcy?


According to AL.com, Alabama residents who contract the coronavirus can expect to rack up hospital bills somewhere in the $20,000 to $240,000 range.
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Alabama State Bar Association Regulations require the following: "No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers." 11 U.S.C. 528 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code requires the following: "We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.”