Category: Bankruptcy

Does the Internet Increase Your Credit Card Debt?

There are certain types of spending that lead to more debt than others. When I first started bankruptcy law in Memphis , credit card debt was already a problem. But that was before the invention of the internet.  Now we have so many more options for overspending, and they've never been more convenient. As a result, a lot of people have even more credit card debt than even a decade ago, and this year is actually one of the worst on record. Here are some of the biggest... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Monday, Oct 31, 2016 | 0 comments
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Affordable Care Act Increases Could Be Too Much

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced massive increases in monthly healthcare premiums under the Affordable Care Act.  We knew these increases were coming, but it's fair to say few people expected it to be this extreme. According to Forbes, the increases will average nearly 25% across 38 federal exchange states, with some increases in triple digits. The highest average premium increases are in Arizona at 116%; Oklahoma at 69%; and Minnesota at 59%.   ... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 | 0 comments
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Car Repossession and Your Credit Score – Memphis Car Repo Lawyers

If you're facing repossession but haven't considered bankruptcy because you think it will ruin your credit score, I have some news for you: Repossession actually hurts worse than you think You can actually rebuild your credit after a bankruptcy Bankruptcy stops repossession in its tracks Car repossessions can stay on your credit report for seven years after the original delinquency date. That means it can actually hurt your credit for a full seven years.  So... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Monday, Oct 24, 2016 | 0 comments
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Can You Keep Your Retirement During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Some people worry bankruptcy will affect their 401K or other retirement savings, but it's actually the opposite: Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help  protect  your retirement.  I can't tell you how many people have come to me after spending all their savings to pay back their debts. They've cashed out their 401K and now have nothing left.  It's devastating, because it didn't have to be that way. They could have protected those funds if they'd... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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Foreclosure on Mansions? Happens All the Time

Some people take comfort in assuming foreclosure can't affect them. But foreclosure can happen to anyone. In fact, foreclosure sometimes affects the biggest houses in the world.  Yesterday in Tampa, Florida, someone finally bought a mansion that had been foreclosed on way back in 2013. It belonged to a businessman named Paul Bilzerian who went to prison for illegal stock manipulation and then moved away.  The 28,000-square-foot lakefront estate has a total of 10... Read More
Posted by Darrell Castle at Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 | 0 comments
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