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Valuing your education is incredibly important, and for many Americans, going to college and getting a degree is a life goal and major milestone. However, with going to college means having to take out student loans. Sometimes, the amount of student loans is enormous, and many former students will find themselves in an incredible amount of debt after school. Usually, after a few years the debt can be repaid, but often students will find themselves running out of options on reimbursement. Students can file for bankruptcy in certain cases, but here are a couple of alternative methods of repayment before going that route. Other Repayment Options There are a few other ways that students can repay their student loans before filing for bankruptcy. One way is to defer your loans. Deferment is a federal repayment option that allows you to pause your student loan payments for up to three years….
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One of the biggest fears associated with filing for bankruptcy is the fear of loss. While one is facing severe financial struggle, it can be scary to realize that there’s a chance you’ll be losing most of your property. Filing bankruptcy under Chapter 7 means that you’ll be gathering your property and assets, and you’ll be preparing to sell these items to pay off as much debt as possible before the rest of the charge is eliminated. Fortunately, bankruptcy law protects certain kinds of property from being sold during this process. These are called exemptions, and it’s vital to know what exemptions you’ll have. What Are the Exemptions? Every state has its own set of bankruptcy exemption laws, so it’s important to know which specific exemptions apply to your state laws. However, there are some common bankruptcy laws that any person interested in filing for bankruptcy should be aware of:…
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Bankruptcy can carry with it a certain stigma, despite how useful it can be in helping people dig themselves out of their financial struggles. And when considering bankruptcy, you might wonder: will other people be able to find out that you filed? Are bankruptcy filings public? Yes, actually. Most court records, including bankruptcy filings, are public. But, that does not mean that just anyone can access all of your personal information. Typically speaking, your friends, family and acquaintances are not going to find out about your bankruptcy filing unless you tell them yourself. There is a public access system known as PACER that contains information about bankruptcy filings throughout the U.S. But to access this system, you are required to register and pay per page of documents you obtain. As such, the average citizen will not be able to see your bankruptcy filing. However, your creditors and co-debtors will find…
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