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Monday, March 23, 2020

How Much Does It Cost To File For Bankruptcy?


Filing for bankruptcy isn’t free. This surprises a lot of people who assume that the government wouldn’t nickel and dime people who are already under financial stress. How much it costs depends Read more . . .


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bankruptcy as a Repo Re-Do?


We often think of the United States Supreme Court as a court that only deals with politically divisive cases on things like abortion, elections, and the rights of criminals. But the highest court in the land is tasked with resolving disputes in all areas of the law. This year, it is taking up an important bankruptcy case.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Fluke or Trend? Student Loan Driven Bankruptcy Sparks Debate


Almost all of the 2020 presidential candidates have a plan for dealing with student debt. It has become a major issue on the campaign trail because a huge chunk of the electorate is struggling to pay off their student loans. According to data compiled by the Federal Reserve, Americans hold $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.

One of the reasons student debt is such a burden is that it is generally not dischargeable through Read more . . .


Friday, February 7, 2020

How Bankruptcy Brought Us the Chocolate Bar


The odds are good that the last piece of candy you ate was produced by the Hershey Company. The famous chocolatier reportedly has a 45% market share in the candy aisle. It is almost hard to believe that the company’s founder, Milton Hershey, drove two other candy companies he founded into bankruptcy.
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy


Jimmy Fallon does a recurring bit on The Tonight Show where he takes a look at the pros and cons of various topics. Things like dating Britney Spears, graduating from college, and using AirBNB. The pro is usually something serious, and the con is often a joke.
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Bankruptcy More Common in Alabama Than Any Other State


This time of year, everyone is paying attention to statistics. We watch the price of various crops as harvest approaches. We keep a close eye on the weather. And we all know what Alabama’s record is on the football field. (Roll Tide!)

As a law firm that works almost exclusively on bankruptcy cases, the Padgett & Robertson team also keeps a close eye on some other statistics — like the number of Read more . . .


Thursday, December 12, 2019

How Does A Chapter 13 Repayment Plan Work?


If you are interested in filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, you have probably heard at least a little bit about the Read more . . .


Monday, December 9, 2019

Does Old Debt Go Bad?


Have you ever poured some milk into your coffee only to see it curdle? It’s an early warning sign that your milk is going bad. Too much acid is building up in it and it’s about to spoil. 

Like milk, debt can also get old and go bad. After a certain amount of time as passed, creditors can no longer sue to collect past due debt. The amount of time it takes for the statute of limitations on collection suits to pass differs from state to state.


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

What To Bring To Your First Meeting With A Bankruptcy Attorney


The ritual of preparing for “firsts” is an important one. When you had your first child, you did a lot of prep work and research. You probably picked out a special outfit to wear for your first day at a new job. And the last time you cooked a new recipe for the first time you went shopping for new ingredients, and you definitely needed to pay close attention to detail. 

Your first time meeting with a Read more . . .


Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Bankruptcy Backhoe: Digging You Out Of Debt


Credit cards are a tricky tool to master. They can be a ladder that helps you finance a purchase that improves your quality of life, or a shovel that helps you dig a dangerous pit of debt. 

Sometimes all it takes is one misstep for you to fall off the ladder and into the pit. A layoff, a health issue, or car troubles could force you to take on more credit card debt than you would like. Suddenly, you are so far in debt you realize there is no way you can crawl out.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A Test You Can’t Study For


Life is full of tests. Most of them are small, informal ones we face on a day to day basis. While others are formal, life-altering events. 

Many people do not realize that the bankruptcy process also includes a test — the means test. If you want to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 you must be able to pass this test.
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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.”