St. Petersburg Personal Injury Blog

How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit?

July 25, 2018
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

You may be interested in utilizing Chapter 13 bankruptcy to get out from under your debt, but perhaps you have been concerned with the effect bankruptcy might have on your credit. That is an understandable concern, but it is important to remember that in many cases, the benefits of filing for Chapter 13 far outweigh […]

Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Stop Wage Garnishment?

July 18, 2018
St. Petersburg Chapter 13 Attorney

If you are facing wage garnishment, you understand how difficult it can be to make ends meet while losing a portion of your paycheck to a creditor. It can also be very embarrassing to have your employer approached by a creditor to garnish your wages. Wage garnishment typically occurs when a creditor gets an order […]

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy vs. Debt Relief Companies

July 11, 2018
St. Petersburg firm of Berkowitz & Myer

If you are in the unfortunate position of finding your debt getting out of hand, you may find yourself considering two entirely different options: bankruptcy and debt settlement. While on the surface debt settlement through a debt relief company may sound great, it is fraught with hidden perils that often remain unknown to consumers until […]

An Attorney Can Help You Determine Whether Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Right For You

July 4, 2018
St. Petersburg Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

If you have debts that with which you’re struggling to keep up, you may consider Chapter 13 bankruptcy as a means of alleviating the burden. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be an excellent option for you—but it is not the only option. The attorneys at Berkowitz & Myer can meet with you for a no-cost initial […]

If You’re Going to File for Bankruptcy, Sooner Is Better Than Later

June 27, 2018

Financial problems have a way of paralyzing people. When you are in debt and unable to make your payments, every phone call or trip to the mailbox can induce anxiety. As a result, many people who experience financial problems choose to ignore them for months or even years, hoping they just go away. Unfortunately, these […]

Four Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Myths Debunked

June 20, 2018

Bankruptcy. The very word can cause anxiety and stress for many people. Bankruptcy, however, helps people who fall on hard times get fresh financial starts. In fact, in many cases, people who file for bankruptcy are immediately better off than they were before they filed. Here are four myths that may hold you back from […]

When Is It Time to File for Chapter 13?

June 13, 2018

Filing for bankruptcy is a big decision. A Chapter 13 can stay on your credit report for seven years and can make financing harder to obtain and raise your interest rates. That said, you may enjoy significant benefits to filing for bankruptcy, such as avoiding foreclosure, lowering monthly payments, and discharging certain debts. Consumers sometimes […]

Filing for Chapter 13 Will Not Ruin Your Life

June 6, 2018
Bankruptcy Lawyer St. Petersburg

If you, like many people, experience financial problems, you’re not sure what to do or where to turn. You’re aware that you can’t keep up with your monthly obligations but are worried about the ramifications of filing for bankruptcy. You may have heard that bankruptcy will stay on your credit report for 10 years and […]

Preparing for Your Initial Consultation with Your Bankruptcy Attorney

May 23, 2018
Bankruptcy Lawyer St. Petersburg

If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, the first step is to schedule a consultation with an attorney who specializes in bankruptcy law. Come prepared so that the meeting is as productive and as informative as possible. Your preparation will also help the attorney can give you the best advice possible. This means that you will […]

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