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Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Job?

Published on Jul 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm in Bankruptcy.

Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Job
It’s never easy to realize that you have more debt than you can pay back. But for some people, what’s even more upsetting is wondering, “Will filing for bankruptcy affect my job?”

Key Points

  • In most cases, bankruptcy will have little to no impact on your job.
  • Your employer may become aware of your bankruptcy under certain circumstances.
  • Filing for bankruptcy can potentially impact your employment if you have a security clearance.

What Are the Chances That Filing for Bankruptcy Will Impact My Job?

For most people, filing for bankruptcy will have virtually no impact on their current job. However, certain individuals working under specific circumstances might see a minor impact on their current employment.

To be able to make the most informed decision possible, you need to have a firm understanding of all potential impacts that filing for bankruptcy may have on your life—both positive and negative. So while most people find that pursuing bankruptcy is a smart option for financial security, others may need to weigh possible job-related concerns.

Do You Have To Go to Court To File for Bankruptcy?

Published on Jun 16, 2023 at 8:03 pm in Bankruptcy.

Do You Have To Go to Court To File for Bankruptcy
It doesn’t matter whether your debt slowly crept up over time or if you were hit with several large bills in a short period of time—if you’re unable to repay your debts, you need help. Depending on your situation, filing for personal bankruptcy can be the step that opens up a path to financial freedom and stability in the future.

The beginning of this process can sometimes raise more questions than it initially answers, though. So if you’re asking, “Do you have to go to court to file for bankruptcy?” read on to learn more.

What Do Bankruptcies Cover?

Published on Apr 14, 2023 at 8:44 pm in Bankruptcy.

What Do Bankruptcies Cover?

When debt becomes overwhelming, there is sometimes no way out on your own. Bankruptcy throws a legal lifesaver to those drowning under unpayable bills and expenses. A clean slate and a fresh start is often the best way for a person to reorganize financially and reestablish a sense of economic security in their life.

But what do bankruptcies cover? There are actually multiple different types of bankruptcy that cover different things. There are two common types of bankruptcy that most people facing debt due to medical bills, job loss, divorce, and other financially-binding situations file. Those are known as Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Can You File Bankruptcy on Student Loans?

Published on Mar 10, 2023 at 9:22 pm in Bankruptcy.

Can You File Bankruptcy on Student Loans?

The cost of higher education has been rapidly outpacing earning potential for at least 30 years. Since the 1991-92 school year, tuition at a four-year public college has ballooned from an average of $4,160 per year to $10,740—a price point that is out of reach for the average student and their family.

This rapid acceleration in college tuition has led to a growing financial crisis. Parents are increasingly taking on this debt for their children, too, with the average parent student loan balance averaging $35,000 in the 2018-19 school year. Altogether, approximately 44 million people in America are carrying a combined $1.7 trillion in student loan debt.

What Happens After You File for Bankruptcy in Maryland?

Published on Feb 3, 2023 at 9:23 pm in Bankruptcy.

What Happens After You File for Bankruptcy in Maryland?

It can be terrifying to realize that you have more debt than you can handle, but even more terrifying for some people is the uncertainty of bankruptcy. Will they ever recover financially? Will their credit scores be forever impacted? Will all their debt be handled?

This process shouldn’t be a mystery. At Belsky & Horowitz, LLC, we want you to be fully informed of all your options and what they entail. With that in mind, let’s look at what happens after you file for bankruptcy in Maryland.

What Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Published on Nov 10, 2021 at 6:45 pm in Bankruptcy.

What Questions to Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Filing for bankruptcy is stressful. You’re left feeling like you don’t have any other options, and you’re making a decision that will affect the rest of your life even though it will provide present relief. This is a serious choice that takes a lot of consideration. One of the steps of consideration would be talking with a bankruptcy lawyer.

In this meeting, you need to take advantage of having their counsel so you know what you’re getting into and can be assured that you’re making the right choice. You need to fully understand the process and what you’re getting into because bankruptcy is not a decision to take lightly—you need to be sure.

Let’s take a look at some of the questions you should ask to get a full picture of bankruptcy and your potential claim.

What Happens If You Need to File Bankruptcy More Than Once?

Published on Jun 18, 2021 at 7:43 pm in Bankruptcy.

What Happens If You Need to File Bankruptcy More Than Once

Filing for bankruptcy once is enough of a hardship for you and your family. No matter how hard you tried, though, you weren’t able to get back onto your feet and keep your finances in check. When that happens, you might think that you need to file for bankruptcy again.

You might be able to reevaluate and determine that you’re okay and don’t need to file again. But if you don’t have any other options to help you out financially, you could need to file for bankruptcy a second time. There are limits to filing that you’ll need to know before you try to file again, which is why we’re here to help.

Can You File for Bankruptcy if You Lost Your Income During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Published on May 18, 2021 at 7:50 pm in Bankruptcy.

Can You File for Bankruptcy if You Lost Your Income Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on many of us. Due to shutdowns, many people were out of work and even lost their jobs with no way to find a new one or know if they will get their job back when everything opens back up. This uncertainty about where you’ll get the money to pay your bills is stressful and can lead to you exploring your options. While the stimulus checks provided some relief, for most people, they didn’t provide enough.

Because of that, one of the options you might be considering to get back on your feet is filing for bankruptcy. Even though this leaves a mark on your financial record, you could think it’s the only option you have to get your finances back in order after losing your income.

Let’s take a look at filing for bankruptcy, and how it might be a viable option after losing your income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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