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I am considering filing for bankruptcy early next year to get a fresh financial start. What steps should I take now to prepare for a bankruptcy?

If you believe you are in over your head financially, and that bankruptcy is the only option for you, there are a number of issues you should sit down and consider. In addition, there are some actions you should take to protect yourself. Is bankruptcy right for you?  First, consider whether bankruptcy is really the right option for you. Bankruptcy should be considered a last resort. It takes a long time and can be emotionally exhausting. It will damage your credit score and may hurt your employment prospects and other aspects of your life in the future. However, for many...

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I am in the military and am considering filing for bankruptcy. How does being in the military affect my bankruptcy?

Fortunately for you, military personnel have the same rights to file bankruptcy as civilians. Some members of the military get even better options when it comes to filing for bankruptcy.  The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) gives active-duty military personnel some additional legal protections in a bankruptcy. The SCRA gives courts the right to postpone bankruptcy proceedings while the individuals are on active duty. In addition, being in the military may help some people avoid bankruptcy entirely. Under the SCRA, many active duty personnel are entitled to a cap of 6% on the interest rate on many debts or financial...

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I was injured as a passenger on a motorcycle in an accident in Atlanta. What legal steps should I take?

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident as a passenger, you are a victim no matter whether another driver or the motorcycle driver is at fault for the accident. A passenger on a motorcycle has no control of the situation and is helpless to prevent an accident. While many accidents occur due to the negligence of drivers on the road, a passenger on a motorcycle who is injured has a right to be compensated for his or her injuries. Motorcycle accidents may occur involving multiple vehicles, or they may be single vehicle accidents. Some accidents are caused by...

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