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How an attorney can help if you are dealing with debt

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Friday, May 1, 2015.

If you are under extreme financial pressure and facing unmanageable debt, the last thing you probably want to do is spend more money, and dealing with the relentless calls and letters from creditors can just make you want to hide or try to ignore the issue. It can also be very challenging and even embarrassing to discuss your poor economic status with someone else.

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Getting divorced doesn't mean you can break up with your debt

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The process of getting divorced can be extremely stressful and emotional. People can be dealing with feelings of betrayal, anger, guilt, sadness and fear for what the future will look like. Add to all this the stress of dealing with financial problems, and it can all prove to be quite overwhelming.

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Understanding both sides of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Filing for bankruptcy protection can provide consumers in Atlanta with an enormous sense of relief. It can wipe out debt, make it easier to pay bills and put a stop to the harassing and distressing stream of calls from debt collection agencies.

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When sources of debt are numerous, consider bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Friday, February 20, 2015.

If you are buried under unmanageable debts, you may undoubtedly be stressed and scared about the future. Looking at the total amount of money you owe can be extraordinarily overwhelming and knowing where you should begin to deal with that debt can seem impossible.

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Signs you may want to consider filing bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Friday, January 16, 2015.

Money problems don't typically develop overnight. They often start small with a missed bill or unexpected expense. However, that one small issue can turn into a very big problem that seems to take over a person's life when fines, penalties and missed payments stack up.

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How to get a fresh start financially in 2015

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

With the new year comes the opportunity for a new beginning and a fresh start. If you didn’t feel good about your finances in 2014, now is the perfect time to implement new strategies to get back on the right track.

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Can all my debt be discharged by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Being buried in debt is something far too many people in Atlanta are struggling with. And while being unable to keep up with bills and other payments is stressful enough, it is not just the money troubles that make this situation so unbearable. There are also the relentless letters and calls from collections agencies and the looming fears about the future.

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What to know about taxes and Chapter 7 bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

When facing serious debt problems, it is a common instinct to avoid collections agents. This instinct is understandable. You are already facing enormous amount of stress with mounting bills and the inability to pay them off. Letters, phone calls and other communications from creditors only add to this stress.

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Consumers have rights when debt collectors cross the line

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Being in debt is a stressful situation with which millions of Americans find themselves struggling. Even though the economy, employment rates and housing market are showing signs of improvement, the toll that the recession took on many people has lingered on and made it all but impossible to get back on their feet.

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Could student debt tarnish the golden years?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Imagine you are an Atlanta resident in your 80s and you're still paying off student loans. That may not be a situation too many people are in right now, but according to the Government Accountability Office, it is a growing concern. And it's something lawmakers in Washington are beginning to look into seriously.

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Bill would ease tax burden of forgiven student loans

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Earlier this summer, we wrote about the massive student loan debt many college attendees in Georgia and the rest of the United States are dealing with. In fact, current estimates suggest that roughly 40 million Americans owe about $1.2 trillion for their time in college. On average, college students are graduating with about $30,000 of debt.

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Does bankruptcy protect valuable assets like my home?

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

One of the most common concerns anyone considering filing for bankruptcy may have is whether they will have to give up their home or other valued property. It would be great to be able to say that the answer is a flat out, no. But it really depends on all the circumstances of your particular case.

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