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Busting 3 Bankruptcy Myths

bankruptcy mythsOne of the most frustrating things about bankruptcy is that it is so misunderstood. You do not really care much about it until you are in a dire situation and need it – and then there is so much myth and misinformation, it becomes an incredibly daunting task to decide how you will proceed.

So today, we’re here to bust a few of the most common, enduring myths about bankruptcy. As always, if you are in a situation where you do not think there is any other option, please call us at 214-760-7777 – we are happy to walk you through all of your options.

Myth #1: After bankruptcy, you will have no credit for 7 to 10 years

There is no truth to the bankruptcy myth that you have to suffer through seven years with bad credit after filing bankruptcy. Bankruptcy does show on your credit report for 10 years, but even so, you can regain good credit in as little as two to three years. Our clients often have purchased cars and even qualified for mortgages only two to three years after bankruptcy. (more…)

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The Truth About 5 Bankruptcy Myths

Most Americans don’t know much about bankruptcy – they’re limited to the knowledge they get from news stories and online gossip columns. Bankruptcy is much more common that most people realize, with over a million people filing for bankruptcy every year.

Generally, people assume that bankruptcy is meant for someone who can’t control their credit card spending. In reality, bankruptcy provides financial protection for much more than just credit card debt.

To help shed some light on bankruptcy and how it can help honest, hard working families, we’re sharing the truth about the five most common bankruptcy myths. As always, if you have any other questions, please call us for a free debt consultation – we’ll take as much time as you need to fully explain how bankruptcy works. (more…)

The Top 16 Myths About Bankruptcy

bankruptcy mythsSo – all those awful things you’ve always heard about bankruptcy… Did you know that almost all of it is completely untrue? Some of it is rumor, some of it is urban myth, and a lot of the stories are perpetuate by creditors who want you to be scared of bankruptcy.

Check out these top 16 myths about bankruptcy. Since it’s a long post, we’ve listed the myths and linked each one to its explanation.


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By |August 20th, 2013|Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Myths|Comments Off on The Top 16 Myths About Bankruptcy

Fact or Fiction? If I file for bankruptcy in Texas, everyone will know.

Many people won’t even consider filing for bankruptcy because they fear that everyone they know will find out. It’s a valid concern, too. No one wants the whole world to know his or her private affairs.

That’s where we have good news. If you file for bankruptcy in Texas, the whole world won’t automatically know. (more…)

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Busting the Myth That Bankruptcy Will Hurt Your Credit for 10 Years

If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, you might want to know if what you hear is true: “I understand that filing for bankruptcy will hurt my credit for 10 years. Is it true?” For those with bad credit, the short answer is no.

“How can that be?” you might ask.

If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy or have sought out the advice of a bankruptcy attorney, your credit is most likely already down the drain. You’re in debt up to your ears and have several black marks on your credit report. If this is the case, then there’s no credit for a bankruptcy filing to hurt for the immediate future.

Plus, what really hurts your credit? Not paying your debts.

“But a bankruptcy filing stays on a credit report for up to 10 years.”

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By |January 30th, 2012|Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Myths|Comments Off on Busting the Myth That Bankruptcy Will Hurt Your Credit for 10 Years
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