Okay, since here at DFW/Denton/Lewisville Bankruptcy we’re always addressing serious topics, I decided to keep it light today. There’s a story buzzing around the internet that a 3 year-old recently got an American Express Gold Card application in the mail. Also, there are many report of dogs and cats getting credit card offers. If that’s […]
BANKRUPTCY: CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS FRAUD? IT’S A MATTER OF TIMING
Some types of debts cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. These include income tax, child support and student loans. Then there are other types of debts that should be dischargeable in bankruptcy, but become non-dischargeable because of how the debt was incurred. For example, debtors that obtain money, property, or services through fraud remain liable for […]
CAN I KEEP A CREDIT CARD WHILE IN CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY?
I probably answer over a hundred questions for my clients each week. Unfortunately, my answers are often long, complicated or the oh-so-helpful “it depends.” Luckily, once in a while, I get a question like the one in the title of this article, and I get to give a simple, easy to understand answer. “No.” I […]
Dallas Bankruptcy: HOW LONG WILL IT STAY ON MY CREDIT REPORT?
Dallas Bankruptcy: How long will it stay on my credit report? It depends on what Chapter you file under. Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases will stay on a credit report for seven years from the date the case is filed. Most Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases last five years, so after the case is completed the bankruptcy […]
How does filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy affect my credit score?
Many people know that filing bankruptcy will negatively affect their credit score. However, many people fail to recognize that creditors use other criteria for determining their credit score. We have clients who have received credit offers within a short time after they have completed their bankruptcy. It is possible to have a higher credit score […]