Bankruptcy

Tough economic times can mean rising bankruptcies. But many people don’t know what their options really are. Learn more in our Bankruptcy section.

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Let's face it, the rising cost of gas and changes to the economy have made us all feel the squeeze. But for those of you who are feeling more like you're in an economic vice grip, it may come as a relief to find out there are options. So, is bankruptcy one of your best options? more...

For most of us "collection," "bills," "debts," "interest," "mortgage," and "past-due" are words or phrases that instantly raise our blood pressure. Nearly everyone has debt and most of us fall behind from time to time; we all accidentally miss a payment here and there or occasionally have to do some serious juggling to keep the lights on and the house up-to-date. Not everyone needs an attorney, however. Recognizing when it is time to ask for help is difficult because we are used to worrying about money. more...

Almost a million Americans across the country have filed for bankruptcy in the last year. Are you in danger? more...

What do Burt Reynolds and Thomas Jefferson have in common? How about Kim Basinger and Gary Coleman? What about MC Hammer and... well I think that name tells you where this is going. They are all famous filers of bankruptcy and members of a long line of celebrity debtors. We look forward to their tales of woe on the last five minutes of the eleven o'clock news. We marvel at the details of each financial fiasco. One can't help but wonder how could such fortune turn into such debt? more...