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February 2018 Archives

For senior citizens, bankruptcy can be an answer to debt problems

Here at Giddens & Gatton Law,amp; P.C., we help people from all walks of life whose debt problems have become overwhelming. Nowadays, it is becoming more common for senior citizens to consider bankruptcy as a realistic answer when retirement has become weighed down by debt.

Discharge of student loans in bankruptcy under scrutiny by U.S. DOE

Last month, we blogged about the challenge of getting student loans discharged in bankruptcy. In that post, we talked about the legal standard of "undue hardship" that must be met in New Mexico to have your student loans discharged in bankruptcy.

Reorganizing your debt and keeping your assets with bankruptcy

If you are struggling with overwhelming debt, you may not know how you will ever escape your accumulating balances and harassment from creditors. You may know that filing for consumer bankruptcy can offer you a way out, but making the decision to file is not an easy one. 

What is the automatic stay in bankruptcy?

When a debtor files a petition for bankruptcy, an automatic stay of all collection activities against the debtor takes immediate effect. This is a broad, temporary protection for the debtor against legal action to collect the debtor's money or property to satisfy debts.

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