Friday, March 24, 2017

Should I File For Bankruptcy In 2017?

Bankruptcy can be an excellent way to get a fresh start and a brighter financial future. If your debt is holding you back from pursuing your dreams or even just living a normal, stress-free life, you may want to consider filing for bankruptcy in 2017.

Here are some things to consider as you make your decision.

What Debts Worry You The Most?

Bankruptcy is effective on most types of debts. Before you file, you will want to discover if you can find debt relief with chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy.

If you are primarily burdened by credit card debt, medical debt, or other types of unsecured debt, Chapter 7 provides an excellent option for completely eliminating your debt. Another perk is as soon as your attorney files your case, the debt collectors will have to stop contacting you and instead go through your attorney.

If you are more worried about secured debts such as your mortgage or car payment, Chapter 13 can help. Chapter 13 can bundle these payments together with any unsecured debts you may have, allowing you to make one single payment per month as part of a 3 to 5 year court-approved repayment program. At the end of the program you will have the rest of your unsecured debts cleared and still get to keep the majority, if not all of, your property.  In many of these cases, you pay 0% of the debt owed to unsecured creditors, and they are wiped out, just like in a Chapter 7.

If you have student loan debt, back alimony, child support, or back taxes less than 3 years old, contact King & King to see if bankruptcy is right for you.

King & King has been helping people in Georgia for almost 40 years. If you are ready to take back your financial future, call us today for a free consultation at 404-524-6400 or visit us at for more information.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Will Anyone Know If I file For Bankruptcy In Georgia?

At King & King, we’ve worked with many clients who worry about declaring bankruptcy. They may not be sure what the short-term and long-term effects will be, they’re afraid it may be too difficult to file, or they worry that filing bankruptcy may take too long. One question we get asked quite often during our free consultation is: Will anyone know if I declare bankruptcy?

Your bankruptcy won’t be publicized

The bottom line is that although your bankruptcy will be public record, it’s not advertised in a newspaper. Just remember you’re not alone, thousands of people in the U.S. file bankruptcy every day. If you’re having financial problems that are seriously impacting your life, don’t let your privacy concerns be the only reason you don’t get a fresh start and a better future.

Your creditors will be notified

No matter if you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the only people that will be notified are your creditors. The bankruptcy court sends out official forms that notify them you’ve filed. This gives you an automatic stay on all debt collection, which means that your creditors will no longer be able to collect from you. No more phone calls at work, no more letters at home – bankruptcy stops collections.

Your bankruptcy will be public record

Your bankruptcy filing will be public record. Bankruptcy records are available through a website run by the Federal Court System. In order for one to find bankruptcy records, users must apply for an approved ID and password. Once they have those, they must pay a fee to search for bankruptcy filings. Searching for a bankruptcy is an incredibly tedious process.

King & King will file your bankruptcy quickly and correctly while putting a stop to creditors. We serve clients in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. To schedule a free consultation, call King and King bankruptcy attorneys at 404-524-6400 or visit us at