Thursday, July 30, 2015

Three Steps to Take After Filing Bankruptcy in Georgia

After you’ve received your bankruptcy discharge, you will most likely be feeling a huge sense of relief. Although you have overcome a big hurdle, you may be wondering, “What do I do next?” Here are a few tips for regaining financial stability in your life after bankruptcy.

Obtain Your Credit Report
Obtaining a copy of your credit report will allow you to identify—and dispute, if necessary—incorrectly reported information and ensure that your discharged debts are reflecting a zero balance on those accounts. As time goes by, check your credit report yearly.

Create a Monthly Budget
Knowing how much money you have every month can significantly reduce the stress you may feel following your bankruptcy. Total up all of your income, and then compare this amount to your monthly expenses. Cut back where you need to and save what you can. Your bankruptcy attorney can help you create a realistic budget that you’ll be able to stick to.

Start To Rebuild Your Credit
After a bankruptcy filing, it’s time to rebuild your credit and improve your credit score.
Pay your bills—the best way you can work toward better credit is by paying all of your bills on time. Start here.

Use a credit card cautiously—a credit card may help you begin re-establishing good credit. Many credit card offers sent to people post-bankruptcy are usually accompanied by high annual fees and interest rates. If you can find a card without an annual fee, using it regularly and paying it off promptly can be a step to a better credit score. Another excellent option is a secured credit card, where you deposit an amount of money that serves as your line of credit.

To speak with our skilled bankruptcy attorneys and put your financial future on a fast track, contact King and King for a free consultation at 404-524-6400 or visit us online at

Friday, July 24, 2015

Do You Need An Attorney To File Bankruptcy In Georgia?

For many families in Georgia, bankruptcy offers a path to a better, debt-free life and freedom from the harassment of debt collectors. However, the process of filing for bankruptcy is more complex than most people assume.

Here are four benefits of hiring a bankruptcy attorney:

1. Your bankruptcy attorney will help you determine if filing for bankruptcy is the right decision for you and your family.
We are here to help. Your bankruptcy lawyer will assess your situation and help you determine if filing is a smart decision.

2. Your attorney will help you understand state and federal bankruptcy laws.
Your bankruptcy attorney will evaluate your case and explain the relevant laws. Regulations can apply differently to each chapter and these laws my affect your eligibility.

3. Your attorney will stop the actions of debt-collection agencies.
No more annoying calls from collection agencies. Filing for bankruptcy stops the calls.

4. An attorney can help you avoid mistakes and get you the most out of your bankruptcy.
People filing for bankruptcy without a lawyer often make mistakes that delay the bankruptcy process or even cause their case to get dismissed. There may be errors on the paperwork, or you may even break the law without knowing it. Your attorney will make sure you do not compromise your financial or personal interests.

With your King and King legal support, the process of filing for bankruptcy will become much simpler and easier to manage. Your lawyer will guide you through every step – from filing the initial paperwork to representing you in court.

The attorneys at King and King understand how difficult it can be to deal with overwhelming debt. Fortunately, we also understand the options you have available to you to end your debt woes.

Call us today for a free consultation at 404-524-6400 or visit us online at

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

4 Reasons Filing Bankruptcy In Georgia May Be Right For You

If you are unable to keep up with your bills, bankruptcy can help you achieve a clean slate and peace of mind. While there are definite benefits to bankruptcy, how do you know bankruptcy is right for you?

If you are considering bankruptcy, you should first consult a bankruptcy attorney to assess your unique financial situation, determine whether you qualify to file, and explain the process. Below are a few reasons filing bankruptcy may be your next step to a brighter financial future.

Overwhelming Debt
Unsecured debts include things like medical bills, credit card bills and broken apartment leases. Depending on whether you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, these debts may be eliminated entirely or may be paid back little by little over time.

You risk foreclosure on your home
 A bankruptcy filing can stop you from losing your home and can clear away 2nd mortgages in certain cases. Bankruptcy can prevent repossession of your assets as well. Motor vehicles, wedding rings and retirement accounts are examples of exemptions.

Your wages are being garnished
Bankruptcy will put an automatic stay on debt collection efforts taking any money out of your paycheck.

You are being harassed by creditors
As soon as a petition for bankruptcy is filed, creditors must stop contacting you immediately.

Bankruptcy will stop the debt collectors from calling, and help you to get the fresh start you need to get back on track.

Call King and King today for a free consultation at 404-524-6400 or visit us at for more information.