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What You Should Know About a FREE Consultation

What you should know about a FREE consultation.

The Collins Law Group offers a free consultation to evaluate your case. The consultation is your chance to speak with the attorney face to face to explain your situation and the issues involved; discuss the results you want; learn the Court’s procedure you must follow and find out how the attorney can help you. At the end of the consultation the… Continue reading

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Tips for Testifying in Court

Testifying in Court can be a very stressful experience. This is because most people have never been to court before, and don’t know what to expect.  Here are some tips that will make your appearance in court less stressful, and increase the chances of a positive outcome.

 Before You Testify

 1.  Practice.   Meet with your attorney beforehand to go over the questions your attorney… Continue reading

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If I File for Bankruptcy, Will I Have to Go to Court?

In a typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will not be required to appear before a judge in Bankruptcy Court. But you will be required to attend one Meeting of Creditors, also known as the Section 341 meeting. This is held in a federal building located at 501 E. Polk Street, Tampa, Florida. The meeting is presided over by a Bankruptcy Trustee who has been assigned, and is familiar with… Continue reading

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Do I Have to File Bankruptcy with My Spouse?

No. If your debt is in your name alone, you can file bankruptcy independently from your spouse. However, if your spouse shares the debt with you, (for example if you have joint credit cards), your spouse may still be on the hook for the debt. It may be best to file jointly in that situation. It should also be noted that for purposes of determining just how much income… Continue reading

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What is the difference between a Chapter 7 and 13?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is known as a liquidation bankruptcy. To qualify, you must earn below a certain income amount. A Trustee is appointed to your case to administer your “estate”. According to the law, you are allowed to keep a certain amount of real property, personal property, and equity in your property, called “exemptions”. The Trustee will see if there is any property that is “non-exempt”, and if so… Continue reading

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Some Online Bankruptcy Resources

Online Bankruptcy Resources Sarasota, Florida

Bankruptcy Appraisal Resources:

Online Bankruptcy Resources Sarasota, Floridawww.zillow.com
www.craigslist.com
www.ebay.com – “completed listings”
www.kbb.com
www.nadaguides.com

Court Websites:

www.flmb.uscourts.gov – United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
www.justice.gov/ust/index.htm – U.S. Trustee Program

Approved Debtor Education Courses:

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