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Judgments no longer being reported on credit report

The three major credit bureaus recently decided to stop reporting judgments on credit reports. This is due, in part, to the difficulty in providing accurate information. It is easy for them to gather the information when a judgment is docketed,…

Debt resolution comparison chart

I don’t simply assume that anybody with debt issues needs or wants to file bankruptcy. In fact, some people shouldn’t file bankruptcy, or they want to try alternatives before filing. For those considering the advantages and disadvantages…

What are the downsides of filing bankruptcy?

The decision to file bankruptcy requires consideration of the pros and cons. My new debt resolution comparison chart is a good place to start when considering the alternatives, and whether bankruptcy is the best fit. There are certain negative…

6 Things To Do If You are Considering Bankruptcy

Most people, by the time they start thinking about bankruptcy, have exhausted other options. Many times people find themselves in a situation where they may or may not be able to dig themselves out of a financial hole, depending on future contingencies,…

How does bankruptcy affect my credit score?

Typically if you have a low credit score, within about a year after a  bankruptcy it will go above 600, and increase from there. Below are several actual credit scores from actual clients for which their credit report predicts their credit…

What does "Charged off" mean on my credit report

I would love to say that by the grace of your Guardian Angels, you no longer owe this debt. But that’s not the case. It simply means that that particular creditor is no longer carrying the account as a receivable. It also likely means that…

How will bankruptcy affect my credit?

Probably one of my most frequently asked questions. The answer is, bankruptcy isn’t that bad on your credit. The first question I ask people, is how is your credit now? Most people have let their credit slide a bit by the time they have contacted…
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Filing Fees for Removing State Court Judgments After a Bankruptcy Changed Back to Five Dollars

One of the bills that did get passed by the 2015 regular legislative session, is correcting a somewhat controversial fee-grabbing stunt by the state court administrator, returning the status quo for post-bankruptcy state court judgment release. After…
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Will my debts come off my credit report after bankruptcy?

After your bankruptcy discharge goes through, your creditors may still appear on your credit report, although sometimes they come off of your credit report or weren’t on there in the first place. And they will go away once they are 10 years…
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A Creditor has sued me, I answered and disputed, and nothing has happened.

This is a situation which happens with surprising frequency. Many collection law firms are merely retained by collection agencies for the purpose of collecting low hanging fruit, and when a debtor requests their day in court by serving an answer,…