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October 2018 Archives

Man's debt relief plan halts foreclosure process

Anyone in Louisiana currently trying to overcome financial problems may want to consider bankruptcy, among other viable solutions. There are often several debt relief alternatives and various factors may influence which option is chosen. A man in another state decided to file for bankruptcy, which has stopped a threat of foreclosure on 27 of more than 100 properties he owns.

Louisiana post-graduate students may benefit from debt relief

It is no secret that one of the most common causes of debt in Louisiana and elsewhere is associated with college loans. College students in this state and beyond take out hefty loans with good intentions of paying them back shortly after graduating. However, more often than not, such plans are not fulfilled and many people are left financially struggling, sometimes for decades, because of their college loans, prompting them to seek immediate debt relief.

Will Sears recover following bankruptcy debt relief plan?

Beginning with selling watches to railroad workers, Sears built its first stores and sent out printed catalogs to potential customers not long after the Civil War. The catalog sometimes filled 1,000 pages and sold just about anything anyone in Louisiana or any other state could possibly need. For more than a century, Sears was a leader in a booming retail industry until online shopping took the world by storm. Like many other retail stores in recent years, Sears recently filed for debt relief under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Management company files for Chapter 7

Many Louisiana business owners facing financial difficulties seek debt relief through bankruptcy when needed. Chapter 7 bankruptcy typically includes a  liquidation of assets. Bankruptcy laws can be complex, so it often helps to seek support from someone well-versed in legal terminology.

Credit card debt: Will filing bankruptcy lead to unemployment?

If you are one of many Louisiana residents who own a credit card, you may be also relate to those who have at some point carried a higher-than-preferred monthly balance. In fact, many people own more than one credit card, and any number of life issues may lead to serious credit card debt. Filing for bankruptcy is often a debt relief solution; however, some people hesitate to implement it because they fear they will be fired from their jobs or will not be able to obtain future employment, rent a home or will otherwise be outcast because of their financial situations.  

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