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Feb 2013

After bankruptcy–bills, calls and illegal harassment

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After bankruptcy, you might get a call or a bill on a debt that was discharged in your case.  Trying to collect a discharged debt during or after the bankruptcy is a violation of the bankruptcy stay–while your case is open–or bankruptcy discharge, once your case is closed.

Don’t get upset, but do take action.

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Jan 2013

After Bankruptcy: Can they turn me away at the hospital?

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<h2>After Bankruptcy:  Can they turn me away at the hospital?</h2>

More than half of all bankruptcy is caused by health problems.  Many people file bankruptcy on medical bills, including hospital bills.  (For other people, the medical expenses all ended up on credit cards.)

So it’s no surprise people ask me, “Will I get turned away from the emergency room after I file bankruptcy on the hospital?”

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Jul 2012

After bankruptcy: Changed my mind. Can I still give back the car?

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I get a question like this a couple times a week.

 My name is Ben Chambers.

You handled my bankruptcy about 8 months ago it went well–thank you very much.  I just have a quick legal question.

At the time I decided to keep a car my Kia Sorento 2005 and pay the monthly loan amount.

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Apr 2012

After Bankruptcy: Suing Navy Federal

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We sue debt collectors and creditors a dozen times a month for doing illegal things to our clients–before bankruptcy or after bankruptcy.

We don’t make a lot of money doing that.  But I think big companies can act like small children–they do what they can get away with.   I don’t let them get away with much when it comes to my bankruptcy clients.  That’s part of my job as a lawyer.

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Jan 2012

Does bankruptcy still protect me if I get a loan modification?

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Here’s an email I got yesterday.

“Dear Mr. Weed,

“Just an update.  I did receive my clearance and thank you for your help.  I have a new question for you.  My mortgage on my house was included in my bankruptcy.  I have been paying it for the last year.  They recently changed my

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16

Jan 2012

Filing Bankruptcy and Sleeping Better

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After filing bankruptcy, people say they sleep better. That’s one of the exciting findings of a new survey, done through SurveyMonkey.com, of those who filed bankruptcy in 2009 and 2008.

In all, 93% said life was better because they filed bankruptcy.  Nearly all, 88%, said better sleep was one of the reasons why.

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Nov 2011

Your Credit Report after Bankruptcy: Do You Want to Get It Right?

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Your Credit Report after Bankruptcy: Do You Want to Get It Right?

I’m one of a handful of lawyers in the country who promises to fight the credit bureaus–sue them if necessary–after your bankruptcy is over.

I want to make sure that all the debts discharged in your bankruptcy are reported by the credit bureaus as “discharged in bankruptcy.”  That should be automatic, but it’s not.  Let me tell you how I found out.

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