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Recognizing signs that you may need to file for bankruptcy

You may have suffered financial setbacks for months or years and considered a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for a fresh start, but well-meaning friends and family members have told you that bankruptcy should be avoided at all costs. However, our team at the law offices of Lonneman & McMahan PLLC, understand that in many cases, bankruptcy can help Kentucky residents get back on their feet and remove the stressful burden from their shoulders.

What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?

If you are a Kentucky resident thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering which type of bankruptcy, Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, is right for you. As FindLaw explains, both types of bankruptcy give you debt relief, but there are substantial differences between them.

Creditor collection calls and how to stop them

Kentucky residents who are in debt will likely have to suffer through the ever-persistent, ever-irritating creditor collection calls. These calls can get invasive and downright frightening in some cases, leaving the sufferer wishing for an out. Fortunately, there are ways to shake creditors off and escape from the threats, calls, and harassment.

Higher One sued again over students' OneAccount cards

What would you do if I offered you a debit card that worked with your student loan accounts? You're going to want it because it gives you immediate access to your student loans. If you direct deposit those funds, they'll take a week to clear. Same goes with a paper check, except that one of those will take 21 days to clear. Wouldn't you rather use this debit card so you can have your money now?

4 types of debt that may not be discharged in bankruptcy

There are many preconceived notions people have about filing for bankruptcy. You might associate bankruptcy with financial ruin and failure, or you could believe that filing bankruptcy will solve all your money problems. In reality, the truth lies somewhere between these two.

How Kentucky's bankruptcy exemptions function

During a bankruptcy proceeding, some may worry that they might have to surrender all of their property. Fortunately, you are entitled to "exemptions" that permit you to keep many of your possessions during your bankruptcy. There are two sets of exemptions, those created by the Kentucky legislature and those provided by federal law. You can choose either, but you must use only one or the other, and you cannot mix between the two.