Bankruptcy After Divorce

Divorce is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy.  The question is always whether it is better to file bankruptcy before a divorce or after a divorce.  There is no right answer, because it depends on your individual situation.  I have previously written about the benefits of bankruptcy before divorce.  However it might not be possible for you to file … Continue reading »

Cancer and Bankruptcy – Or How Debt Kicks You When You’re Down

A study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that cancer patients are 2.5 times more likely to file bankruptcy than people without cancer.  The study was published in the journal Health Affairs.  The risk is even higher for younger cancer patients.  This confirms what bankruptcy lawyers have known for a long time: many people don’t slide … Continue reading »

Should I File Bankruptcy: How Much Are Your Really Paying?

The decision to file bankruptcy is always tough.  One of the hardest parts is figuring out how much you’re actually going to get out of the bankruptcy.   There are many people who can just barely handle their monthly bills, and they’re trying to hold off bankruptcy as long as they can.  What they may not realize is that just holding … Continue reading »