Can you file bankruptcy on student loans? Yes, you can; however, whether you can discharge that debt or not is the bigger question. Unfortunately, most people do not qualify for discharging student loan debt through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. But you can eliminate your debt if you can prove that paying your student loans will [...]
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If you are crushed under overwhelming debt and struggling to regain control of your finances, bankruptcy could give you the clean slate you need. But while filing bankruptcy offers many benefits, it is an important decision that you shouldn't make lightly. If you are wondering "is bankruptcy right for me?" it's best to speak to an experienced North Charleston [...]
When you're struggling to pay debts, wage garnishment only adds insult to injury. Let's face it — who wants chunks of their hard-earned paycheck taken out every month? In fact, the court can order your employer to take as much as 25% of your paycheck to pay creditors. How can you get back on your feet financially when you're losing a [...]
Medical emergencies can occur without warning, leaving you injured and out of work. And when your medical bills keep piling up, debt can quickly get out of control. But can you file bankruptcy on medical bills? You can. In fact, medical debt is one of the most common reasons people file bankruptcy. At Steadman Law Firm, we can [...]
While married couples are bound together by the vows they take, when it comes to filing bankruptcy, things are viewed a little differently. Can one spouse file bankruptcy without their partner? Or is it better to file bankruptcy together? First off, yes, you can file bankruptcy either as an individual or with your partner. But [...]
By now, you probably know the benefits of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Among them is the relative speed with which you can receive a discharge. The sooner your bankruptcy closes with a discharge, the sooner you can start fresh financially. But how long does Chapter 7 bankruptcy take, from filing to discharge? The general rule [...]
Bankruptcy used to strike fear and a sense of desperation in the hearts of many. But in an economic environment like today's, it's not uncommon for thousands of hardworking Americans to find themselves struggling with overwhelming debt. Filing bankruptcy gives you the ability to create a better financial future for yourself. It's not a failure; it's [...]