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Medical Debt can cripple you. Not only do you have to deal with the actual health issue but you have to contend with the financial stress that comes with it. Most people who suffer serious medical problems can incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and if you don’t have health insurance, it's impossible to afford that. If that wasn’t enough, you never really know how much your medical bills are going to be until...

There are really 3 main laws that regulate debt collection. You have the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (known as FDCPA), which is a federal law. You also have the Texas Debt Collections Act (known as TDCA or TDCPA), which is a Texas law. In addition there are Fair Credit Reporting laws that come into play as well. Creditors can sometimes violate both the FDCPA and the TDCPA and oftentimes, when they violate one, they violate...

The reason debt collectors file lawsuits is because they work. Nothing scares a person more than getting served with a lawsuit. There is this fear that if they don’t do anything they could get into serious trouble. Some people falsely believe that they could go to jail or face criminal charges because of the lawsuit. The Debt Collectors do everything they can to stoke the flames of fear. They make misrepresentations about what can happen, they...

The idea of bankruptcy is scary. There is a negative stigma associated with it and most people do everything in their power to avoid having to consider it. However, a lot of the fears associated with bankruptcy are unfounded and simply put, are not true. 1. My Credit Will Be Ruined Forever A lot of people believe that they will never recover from filing bankruptcy. They believe that their credit will forever be tarnished. However, the facts...

For most people, considering filing bankruptcy is extremely stressful. You are dealing with creditors calling you, lawsuits being filed against you and your credit score tanking. In addition to that, there is the stigma associated with bankruptcy. Filing bankruptcy for many people feels like they are a complete failure, it’s like they are giving up. This is why I see so many of my clients struggle for years with their finances. They think filing bankruptcy...

You should be talking directly to your attorney about any actions you want to take prior to filing bankruptcy. The court looks closely at any recent transaction and in particular, pays close attention to transactions done within 90 days of filing your bankruptcy. If the Court sees you preferring one creditor over the other prior to your filing, that may create issues in your bankruptcy due to preferential treatment. For instance, if you have credit cards...

In Texas, your primary residence is protected under the homestead exemption. Unlike other states, Texas provides an unlimited homestead exemption. This means if you have $300,000 in equity in your home, it is protected from your creditors and the bankruptcy trustee. However, there are some unique exceptions you must be aware of. The first rule that could impact your homestead exemption is known as the 1215 day rule. This means, if you purchased your home within the...

If you are going to have to file bankruptcy, then Texas is the state you want to live in. Texas has the best exemptions in the United States. In addition, Texas allows you to choose between state or federal exemptions. Exemptions are the legal mechanism that allow you to protect your assets. The Texas Homestead exemption is the best in the country. It allows you to protect an almost unlimited amount. It does have an acres limitation...

Bankruptcy hits at the heart of what we all need to survive: money. Our financial lives impact our personal relationships, our work, our mental state, our abilities to provide for our families and plan for the future; in short, our finances touch almost every aspect of our life. As a consequence, finances become one of the highest priorities of our lives. Bankruptcy is one of the most effective tools available to individuals and companies in...