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Category Bankruptcy & Debt Relief News

30
Jun

What is a bankruptcy “Petition Preparer” and is it a good idea to use one and file bankruptcy without an attorney? The short Answer is “absolutely not!” Read below for more information.

A “Petition Preparer” is someone who advertises, often at a low price, to “prepare” your bankruptcy paperwork for you to file with the Bankruptcy Court.  On the surface it may sound like a great idea to pay someone $200.00 to “prepare” your bankruptcy so that you can file it with the bankruptcy court.  It is ...
29
Dec

2017 – Will this Be the Year You and Your Family Manage and Resolve Your Debt?

As we pass from the season of hope and celebration and prepare to enter into a new year we can begin looking forward to taking steps to resolve issues we have been struggling with in 2016.  Defining success in resolving an issue requires us to define our end result, in other words to set goals.  ...
2
Nov

THE TRUTH ABOUT “$0 DOWN BANKRUPTCY FILING”

You may have seen a paid ad on the internet by attorneys who offer to file your bankruptcy with no money down: “$0 down Bankruptcy filing!” Sounds attractive on the surface.  Seems appealing we know.  Such an offer would certainly potentially interest anyone who is thinking about bankruptcy because they typically are having a hard ...
17
Oct

 Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – Which is Best For Me and For My Family?

This is a fundamental question for individuals and families considering bankruptcy relief.  The answer to the question depends on several important and highly individualized circumstances and whether or not they apply to your situation.  Each person or families situation is unique.  Each person or family’s financial challenges and overall situation will determine which type of ...
27
Sep

THE COMPLIMENT OF A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE -AN OPEN THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY PRESENT AND PAST CLIENTS, STAFF AND ASSOCIATES

I was recently gratified to learn that I received a sufficient number of votes in the recent Evansville Courier’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards to be designated the “Platinum” award winner for “Best Attorney*” in Evansville.  First, I would like to express my appreciation and a heart felt “Thank You!!” to all of my present and ...
20
Apr

IS BANKRUPTCY MY ONLY OPTION TO ELIMINATE DEBT?

Choosing an option to manage and gain relief from debt, including potential bankruptcy, is never easy.  After all, no one wants to file bankruptcy if they can avoid doing so.    At Kinkade & Associates we are frequently asked by clients if there are any alternatives to filing bankruptcy.  Under the right circumstances settling debt may ...
14
Dec

I am thinking about filing bankruptcy without an attorney, is this a good idea?

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, was also a practicing attorney.  Attorney Abraham Lincoln is famously quoted as stating “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”  Although it may be a harsh generalization and an unfair conclusion in some cases, is there any relevance in this opinion for those who may be considering ...
6
Jul

HANDLING DEBT COLLECTION CALLS: THE LAWFUL, THE LAWBREAKERS AND THE LIARS.

Phone calls from debt collectors may become an increasingly difficult fact of life if you have fallen behind on payments to your creditors. Since most debt collection agencies and the people they employ get paid based on their performance - that is whether or not they collect payments on behalf of creditors, there is a ...
12
Jan

2015 – Will this Be the Year You and Your Family Manage and Resolve Your Debt?

We are all familiar with the concept of starting each new year with resolutions we hope will resolve an issue we have been struggling with.  Defining success in resolving an issue requires us to define our end result, in other words to set goals.  In turn, setting goals provides an opportunity to focus not only ...
31
Jul

The Compliment of Personal Referrals

In May, 2014 I attended an excellent two day conference with bankruptcy attorney’s and their staff from all over the country.  During the two days a variety of speakers gave presentations regarding leadership, office management, bankruptcy practice computer software and other topics of interest to bankruptcy lawyers.  In addition to these excellent presentations there were ...
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