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Bank Accounts Following Bankruptcy Filing

Filing bankruptcy is not the end for your bank account; there are many options still available to you.

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Bankruptcy and Bumps in the Road of Life

All people experience “bumps in the road” of life, such as job loss, illness, or death.  If you experience such an event during your Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should first inform your attorney.  Every person’s circumstances are different, and your attorney will help you choose the option that best fits with your case and your goals.

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Bankruptcy and your government security clearance.

Military personnel and other government employees have concerns that filing personal bankruptcy may negatively impact their security clearance and their jobs - even when instructed to do so by a superior in order to keep their security clearance. Here are some clearance investigation guidelines.

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Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors’ Rights

by Mark C. Leffler, Esq, and Emily Connor Kennedy, Esq.

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Bankruptcy stops: foreclosure, repossession, garnishment, harassing calls.

People with overwhelming debt are often faced with legal consequences. Bankruptcy is legal protection that helps them get a fresh financial start.

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Bankruptcy versus Foreclosure or Short Sale.

Negotiating with your lender may help you to avoid foreclosure on your home. If negotiating is not an option, filing bankruptcy may be the next option before foreclosure. 

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Bankruptcy myths.

Bankruptcy is a mystery to many people and plenty of myths have grown up around the legal process. Here are some common misunderstandings along with the facts.

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Chapter Choice: Risk of incurring new debts after the filing of your bankruptcy.

Deciding which type of bankruptcy to file can be complicated. It is important to understand how the different types of bankruptcy will address the debts that you have.

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Differences: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Overwhelming debt? Time for a fresh start? There are two options for filing personal bankruptcy in Virginia: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. During your free consultation our attorneys can help you decide which option is best for your situation.

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Divorce and Bankruptcy: What are my options?

Folks often schedule a free consultation with us on the recommendation of their divorce attorney. Oftentimes, financial difficulties and divorce go hand-in-hand.  

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Do you have equity in Real Estate? We will help you!

One of the biggest myths I hear from people regarding bankruptcy is that they cannot file bankruptcy because the Trustee will take their home.

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Financial problems can happen to anyone.

If you’re worried about your financial situation, don’t be embarrassed. You’re not alone. There are legal solutions. We will help you.

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How to choose a bankruptcy lawyer.

Finding a skilled, experienced bankruptcy attorney can make a huge difference when you’re working to regain your financial health.

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Pro Se Debtors: Deficiencies, Inefficiencies, and Possible Solutions

By Amanda DeBerry and Angela Haen ¹

From a debtor’s perspective, filing bankruptcy is an expensive proposition. In addition to the court filing fee and mandatory credit counseling course, there is the cost of an attorney to represent them throughout the process. 

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Qualifying for an apartment while in bankruptcy

Our clients are often concerned about renting an apartment after their bankruptcy case is filed.

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Six tips on interviewing a bankruptcy lawyer.

Choosing a skilled, experienced bankruptcy lawyer is essential to getting a fresh financial start.

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Solutions for an overwhelming mortgage payment.

The mortgage payment was OK when you bought the house. But things have changed. Job loss. Medical bills. You’ve missed some payments. Fortunately, there are solutions.

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Stopping harassing debt collection calls.

For people facing overwhelming debt, just answering the phone or opening the mail can be stressful.

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Successful outcomes through bankruptcy.

“Successful” depends on your perspective, but an outcome that relieves overwhelming debt and gives people a financial – and emotional – fresh start should be considered successful.

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Surprising Information About Your Credit

Credit reporting can be confusing. Quite often, what seems like "common knowledge" or "common sense" is, well, wrong. Many of the truths behind credit reporting may surprise you.

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Underwater homes: How to keep your feet dry.

Only a few short years ago, people thought of their family home as an investment that would pay valuable dividends in the future. How times have changed!

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We accept Group Legal Insurance plans.

Many people have group legal insurance or group legal discount plans through their work, union or other organization. Boleman Law is an approved legal network provider for most plans.

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What if I Need a New Car During my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Many clients wonder what will happen if their current vehicle breaks down or is a total loss during the term of their Chapter 13 Plan. While it is preferable to pay cash for a new vehicle, expenses in our lives do not always allow for this. ​The bankruptcy does not prohibit you from incurring debt but the process does require patience. We will discuss all your options with you prior to you making a decision. 

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You can keep the shirt on your back.

Some people think that filing for bankruptcy means that you’ll lose everything – even the shirt on your back. But that’s not the case. An experienced attorney will help protect you while maintaining your rights.

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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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