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Bankruptcy Law Blog

How Common is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Also known as “liquidation,” Chapter 7 bankruptcies are the most common chapter of bankruptcy filed in the United States. On average, approximately 62% of all personal bankruptcy filings are Chapter 7 cases. Chapter 13 cases account for roughly 37% of...

What are the Qualifications for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 is commonly referred to as a “wage earner” or “restructuring” bankruptcy. Debtors are permitted to reorganize their financial obligations, paying some debts through a three to five-month bankruptcy plan and potentially discharging...

How Much Does Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit Score?

When you file for bankruptcy, your credit score will most likely decrease. You could see a decline of anywhere between 50 to 200 points depending on what your score was before filing. However, it is crucial to remember that this is usually only a short-term impact. If...

How Long Does Bankruptcy Take to File?

One of the many questions people have when they first talk with a bankruptcy attorney is, “how long will it take for me to file?” The answer, like many other answers concerning bankruptcy, is, “it depends.” Many factors should be carefully...

What’s the Difference Between Default and Bankruptcy in California?

Different events impact your credit score. If you default on an account or file for bankruptcy, you will see your credit score take a hit. However, that is where the similarities end. Defaulting occurs when you fall behind on a required payment, such as a car loan or...

Can You Refinance a Mortgage After Bankruptcy in California?

After emerging from bankruptcy, you might want to begin putting your finances in order. One way homeowners reduce their monthly mortgage payments is by refinancing to take advantage of lower interest rates. While it is possible to refinance your mortgage after a...