Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Can Bankruptcy Wipe Out My Medical Bills In Georgia?

Many of our bankruptcy clients are overwhelmed by unexpected medical bills. We understand. Unplanned emergency costs can quickly spiral out of control. Our bankruptcy attorneys want you to know that you have legal rights and options. We understand that anyone can find themselves suddenly drowning in unforeseen medical bills.

Medical debt is an unsecured debt and can be discharged. It is classified as “general unsecured debt”, meaning it is the lowest priority of debt to get paid if any creditors do receive money in a bankruptcy filing. Medical bills are a major cause of bankruptcy and the courts do not dispute that people who face financial ruin because of medical bills deserve a fresh start.

It is important to note that medical debt must only be for services received before your case was filed. As soon as your case is filed all collections for the medical debt will stop. If you are filing bankruptcy and making payments on a medical debt, late charges, penalties, attorney’s fees and interest associated with the medical debt can be discharged.

If you have a large amount of medical debt in your bankruptcy, your trustee will want to know if it is for an injury you can recover money in a law suit for, if so your bankruptcy lawyer can assist you with this process. Bankruptcy laws provide specific exemptions for personal injury lawsuits .

The bankruptcy attorneys at King & King can help you have your medical bills “discharged,” or completely wiped out. Call us today at 404-524-6400 or visit us our website for more information.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Can I Keep My Car If I File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Georgia?

You can keep your car, if your bankruptcy schedules exempt the equity value in your car and you keep making your payments in time during the course of the of your bankruptcy case. The exemptions necessary to keep your car are complex and must be filed properly. The experienced bankruptcy attorneys at King & King can explain the process and help you keep your car.

Most people can keep their cars in bankruptcy with little worry. Bankruptcy laws protect property that is needed to start over once your debt is wiped out. A car is one of the basic pieces of property you need to rebuild your credit, stay employed and take care of your family.
A big worry for most people considering bankruptcy is what will happen to their car. The purpose of bankruptcy is to give you a fresh financial start, and the law recognizes that to have a fresh start, a debtor usually needs a car to survive.

Of course, if your vehicle payments are unduly burdensome, you could stop making them, file chapter 7 bankruptcy, and any balance owed to the lender should be discharged.  Relief from the automatic stay will typically be granted to the lender upon the filing of a motion and, after entry of an order, repossession can quickly follow.

Call the bankruptcy attorneys at King & King today for a free consultation. We will help you to a brighter financial future 404-524-6400 or visit us online at www.kingandkingattorneys.com

Thursday, November 2, 2017

What Are Your Rights In Georgia If Creditors Garnish Your Wages?

You have rights in place to protect you from creditors trying to garnish your wages. To withhold wages, a creditor must first obtain a judgment against you and then obtain a court order to start wage garnishment. If you receive a notice of wage garnishment, it is crucial review the judgment to make sure all claims are accurate. There is a strict time limit in appealing the court findings.

Some forms of income like Social Security, worker’s compensation, public assistance, child support, and veteran’s benefits are exempt from garnishment as income in Georgia. However, these proceeds can still be attached once they reach your bank account through a non-wage garnishment. Understanding the impact of wage garnishment and how to protect your rights can be difficult. The bankruptcy attorneys at King & King can answer your questions and help protect your rights.

If you are facing wage garnishment, it can be overwhelming. If you’re already under pressure financially, seeing your wages garnished can lead to not having enough money to make ends meet. We understand and may be able to help. You can stop the wage garnishment by filing bankruptcy. In some cases, we may even be able to recover some of the garnished wages after we file your case.

If you are in danger of having your wages garnished, or your wages are being garnished, the bankruptcy attorneys at King & King  can help you protect yourself and get your finances back in order. Call us today for your free, initial consultation at 404-524-6400.