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: WHAT IS A 341 MEETING?
A 341 meeting, also known as a creditor’s meeting, is presided over by the United States Trustee, and allows creditors and the trustee an opportunity to question debtors about the schedules and statements filed in their bankruptcy case. This meeting is required under 11 U.S.C. § 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, hence the name. Creditors […]
BEFORE GETTING MARRIED YOU MAY WANT TO CONSULT A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY
Marriage can offer many financial benefits, including tax advantages, two incomes, and someone to share expenses. Unfortunately, getting married can cost you a great deal if you need to file bankruptcy. Getting married can make a person ineligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and increase their payments in Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I’m going to use an […]
Budgeting Tips For 2011
Here are eight ways to cut your monthly expenses… Sell household items you don’t use/want/need. Once a month, do a walkaround of your home and car, to spot needed repairs that could become costly ones if gone unnoticed. Comparison shop – always, always, always compare prices, online and in stores. Learn which stores have the […]
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 […]