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Filing for Bankruptcy in Oregon – Know the Process

Most people want to avoid bankruptcy if it’s at all possible. They worry about the damage to their credit score, losing property, and what others will think if they find out. It’s always wise to consider all the alternatives before taking a big step such as filing bankruptcy. Sometimes it’s not only the only solution but also the one that will set you up for the best financial future. Read more →

March 11, 2016 / General

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Ashamed of Bankruptcy

Not being able to keep up with your bills or having money for fun can be discouraging and even guilt-inducing. You may be embarrassed to have to decline invites for nights out or vacations and feel bad that your finances have gotten so out of control.

When it comes to money, it’s important to put your emotions aside and take an objective look at all of your options, and I can help you make these important decisions to better your future. Read more →

March 4, 2016 / General

Dealing With Debt Collectors

It can be incredibly stressful to realize you’re unable to keep up with your debt payments, and the stress is compounded when your creditors begin calling. These calls come at inconvenient times, which can be embarrassing. These debt collectors are simply doing their jobs, but sometimes their tactics can be quite aggressive and even cross the line into harassment. The good news is that there are laws regulating how creditors can go about collecting debts. Read more →

February 26, 2016 / General

I’m Self-Employed—How Will Filing Bankruptcy Affect My Business?

Many brave Americans decide to give up their “day jobs” to start their own businesses each year. This could be a brick and mortar shop or they could work as independent consultants on their own or tied to a corporation. Start up costs and the return on investment varies, but some people are successful at self-employment from the get go.

Others may struggle to get things up and running and end up taking on personal debt to keep the business afloat. If the debt becomes too much to keep up with, bankruptcy may be an option, but what happens to your business as a result? Read more →

February 19, 2016 / General

What is the Difference Between Insolvency and Bankruptcy?

Struggling to make ends meet is a common experience for Americans. Some of us are even faced with hard choices such as paying bills on time or providing for the needs of our families. Knowing that you won’t ever be able to pay off your debt can be extremely stressful, and it can be difficult to decide how to move forward.

Fortunately, bankruptcy may be the solution to your debt problems; in fact, over one million people file bankruptcy each year. Before taking any action, it’s best to do some research and familiarize yourself with the bankruptcy process and legal terminology. Read more →

February 12, 2016 / General

The Advantages of Filing for Bankruptcy in Oregon

Stay Positive in Bankruptcy

When your debt begins to add up, it may seem like there’s no end in sight. It’s easy to become discouraged in these cases and can be troubling to see how anything will ever improve. Once you get to the point of choosing bankruptcy, it may seem like a failure; it’s easy to focus on the things that you may lose in the process.

This is when it’s time to change your perspective and focus on the positive benefits of filing bankruptcy. Chances are, you’ll look back on this time as a challenging one. That being said, you will also know that you made a decision that improved your financial health tremendously. Read more →

February 5, 2016 / General

Is My Bankruptcy Public Record?

Most Americans are pretty private about their finances, especially if things are not going well and they’re having trouble keeping up with debts. You may feel alone or even ashamed over the state of your finances, but bankruptcy is quite common and is often the solution to debt problems.  Read more →

January 29, 2016 / General

Debunking Five Myths About Bankruptcy

It’s easy to feel intimidated when you’re having financial troubles, dealing with creditors, and considering bankruptcy. This can be magnified if you’re unfamiliar with the bankruptcy process or the long-term consequences of filing. I can help clear up any misconceptions you may have about bankruptcy and how it will affect your finances and life. Then you’ll feel confident about moving forward if that truly is the best course of action for you. If you do choose bankruptcy, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you’re informed and educated about what to expect next.

I can help clear up any misconceptions you may have about bankruptcy and how it will affect your finances and life. Then you’ll feel confident about moving forward if that truly is the best course of action for you. If you do choose bankruptcy, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you’re informed and educated about what to expect next. Read more →

January 22, 2016 / General

Who Plays an Important Role in Your Bankruptcy?

Learn Who Plays a Role in Your Bankruptcy Case

Most people don’t spend much time thinking about bankruptcy or other legal proceedings, but if you’re considering filing bankruptcy, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the process and some basic terminology. This includes knowing the roles of all the key players in your case. Read more →

January 15, 2016 / General

What is Bankruptcy Credit Counseling?

 

Is Bankruptcy Counseling Necessary?

In the state of Oregon, you’ll need to gather the pertinent documents and complete the required forms, and you’ll also need to complete two online credit counseling classes and provide proof of completion to the court. While this may seem like one more task to deal with, these classes are also beneficial, and you may gain some new financial knowledge along the way. Read more →

January 8, 2016 / General