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4 Common Myths About Bankruptcy

Many people share some common misunderstandings and misconceptions about bankruptcy. Moreover, these myths can impact their ability to make good decisions. A consultation with Harris S. Ammerman Esq., a bankruptcy attorney in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., can help you fully understand bankruptcy. In the meantime, today’s article addresses some of the most common myths about bankruptcy.

Can a Debt Collector Demand Payment from my Family?

There are many horror stories people will tell about debt collectors. One of the more terrifying is when a debt collector calls a family member, demanding payment from them. While most professionals will not employ such unscrupulous tactics, it is not unheard of. That said, the only time when a creditor or collector can rightly demand payment from a family member is if that person is a party to the debt. If the debt is from a joint account, or the family member co-sighed, then a collector may seek payment.

Should I File Bankruptcy If I Just Lost My Job?

There are many frequently asked questions regarding bankruptcy. One that is of great concern is when a person has recently lost his job. Many people, even those with lucrative salaries, live almost paycheck to paycheck and with little savings. They have mortgages, car loans, and credit card debt that can quickly overtake them if they become unemployed, even for a short period. Therefore, today, we are answering the question, “Should I file bankruptcy if I just lost my job?”