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Michigan bankruptcy law: Scams, abusive creditors and no money

Michigan is a beautiful state, one that most of its residents are proud to live in. It is not without its faults, though. It can be expensive to live here and many residents may find themselves dealing with money troubles. Their troubles are not helped by scams and abusive collection tactics from creditors. Thankfully, bankruptcy law or other debt relief options may help some individuals gain control over their economic situations.

Do not wait too long to take advantage of bankruptcy law benefits

When struggling financially, it can be difficult to ask for help. There is a certain level of shame associated with it for some reason. Some Michigan residents may view it as a personal failure. In reality, there is no shame in seeking financial assistance when it is needed. In fact, seeking help sooner rather than later is strongly advised, especially if one is considering utilizing bankruptcy law for its benefits and protections.

Michigan bankruptcy law and the means test

Every year, numerous Michigan residents find themselves struggling to manage their finances. When debt gets out of control it is easy to feel defeated and hopeless. Fortunately, achieving debt relief may be possible by utilizing bankruptcy law. How does one know what type of bankruptcy to file, though?

Things to consider before utilizing Chapter 7 bankruptcy law

There is one form of bankruptcy that Michigan residents struggling with personal debts can turn to in order to have most -- if not all -- of debts wiped clean as soon as their bankruptcy petitions receive court approval. Chapter 7 bankruptcy law has many benefits. Of course, it is not perfect. Here are some things to consider before filing a Chapter 7 petition.

Bankruptcy law and your future

Many people in Michigan and elsewhere disregard bankruptcy as a good form of debt relief because of how it can affect their credit rating. While it is true that utilizing bankruptcy law to get out of debt can do a number on one's credit score, it may only be a temporary problem. If gone about the right way, bankruptcy can be good for one's present situation and for the future.

Michigan bankruptcy law: thinking long term

In 2017, roughly 700,000 Americans filed for bankruptcy -- some of whom were Michigan residents. They did this because they found themselves in difficult financial positions that left them feeling that they had no other option, and that is okay. However, before utilizing bankruptcy law benefits, one must think long term. 

Bankruptcy law: What happens if I just don't pay my debt?

Ever think, "I'm just not going to pay that bill, I'm done!"? The thought of just walking away from it all sounds really nice. Who wouldn't want to just not pay their bills? Unfortunately, creditors do care and aren't likely to let such a decision slide. The only way Michigan residents may be able to really walk away from or reduce their debt obligations is turn to a bankruptcy law attorney for help.

Michigan bankruptcy law: What to expect when pursuing bankruptcy

Taking the leap and filing for bankruptcy can be a frightening thing, especially if one is not sure what to expect. Michigan residents who think that this form of debt relief may be their best bet do not have to go through it with little understanding as to what is going on. This week's column will go over a few things to expect during the process, and an experienced bankruptcy law attorney can provide even more detailed information on the matter.

Michigan bankruptcy law: Most people have some type of debt

According to a recent news report, most Americans are in debt in some way. While there are those who, with strict adherence to a budget, can get out of debt on their own, there are others who will find that they need a little help. Michigan residents who are in over there heads and drowning in debt may benefit from relief offered through bankruptcy law.

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