Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Will Filing Bankruptcy Make Employment Difficult?

A common concern of our clients is whether bankruptcy filings are private or public, and about the effect of bankruptcy on their current job or their ability to get a job. The most important thing to know is it’s illegal for any employer to discriminate against you because you file for bankruptcy.

In short, bankruptcy will not affect your ability to obtain or keep a job or get a promotion. Bankruptcy is a protected, fundamental right granted by the U.S. Congress to all Americans. Under federal bankruptcy law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against a worker because of a bankruptcy filing.
The bottom line is: it’s a violation of the law to refuse to hire or fail to promote an employee solely on the basis of a bankruptcy filing.

Ready to speak to us about taking the next step? Call King and King for a free consultation at 404-524-6400 or read more at www.kingandkingattorneys.com.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Should I Consider Bankruptcy As An Option?

If you are behind on your bills, facing foreclosure, repossession or other financial difficulties in Georgia, bankruptcy can be a possible solution to your situation.

Bankruptcy might provide you with the right solution if:

  • You are facing foreclosure on your home
  • Your car or other property is in danger of being repossessed
  • You are having trouble making credit card payments
  • You lost your job
  • You have incurred large medical bills
  • You are receiving harassing calls from creditors
  • Your wages are being garnished

Whether you want to learn more about the bankruptcy process or you are ready to take the next step, our lawyers can help. They’ll meet with you at no charge for an initial consultation, and then recommend the best course of action. King and King is sympathetic to your problems, and we know how to help you solve them. Call us at 404-524-6400 or visit us online at www.kingandkingattorneys.com.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Will Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Get Rid Of My Debt?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the most common form of filing in the state of Georgia. Chapter 7 is frequently referred to as a "fresh start." It is relatively quick and allows you to discharge your debt to allow you to start again with a clean slate. 

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases can remove debts for the following:

· Credit Card Debts

· Medical Bills

· Lawsuits for injuries caused while driving uninsured

· Debts following evictions and/or repossessions

· Lawsuits for breach of contract

· Small or moderate NSF checks

· Garnishments

· Most business debts

Chapter 7 bankruptcy may not discharge some of the following debts; your attorney will help you to understand where you stand.

· Child Support

· Student Loans

· Some Criminal Fines

· Some Taxes

· Debts incurred fraudulently

When your bankruptcy is accepted by the court, your dischargeable debts are wiped clean and you are awarded a clean slate to start anew. Call King and King at 404-524-6400 for a free consultation today or visit us online at www.kingandkingattorneys.com.