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Financial relief available for unemployed individuals

It is truly a frustrating situation for any person to have overwhelming debts, and it can be even more worrisome if a person just lost his or her job. Unemployed individuals and those who are underemployed with overwhelming debts should know there is a bankruptcy option available for them.

While unemployed individuals may not be allowed to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy due to its repayment plan, they could be eligible to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is a viable option for financially distressed people because they can continue seeking bankruptcy protection without worrying about having a repayment plan. This type of bankruptcy is designed for debtors who are not getting any income or those who are earning a very small amount of income.

If you have made the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy due to overwhelming debt, working with a knowledgeable attorney is important, especially if you are unaware of the complicated filing process. Get in touch with a Birmingham attorney at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC today by calling (205) 324-4000 to see how we can make the process easier for you.

Nationwide foreclosure level normalized

Levels of foreclosure activity in the U.S. have decreased to a pre-recession level, a mydaytondailynews.com article stated on October 13.

Overall foreclosure data provided by RealtyTrac noted in September that foreclosure filings nationwide have reduced by 24 percent compared to the data recorded in the same month last year. Recent data also revealed that foreclosure levels have reduced by 13 percent compared to a month earlier. RealtyTrac also reported that the recent foreclosure rates are similar to levels recorded before the housing market collapsed in 2007. Real estate expert Daren Blomquist noted that this year’s recent record shows overall foreclosure levels continuously improve year by year.

Though recent data is projecting that the housing market is actively recovering from the horrors of the crisis, there are still many homeowners who are at risk of losing their home to foreclosure. If you are in such a situation in Birmingham, a lawyer at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC may work for you. Call our office today at (205) 324-4000 to find out how we could protect your home from being taken away from you.

Tori Spelling sued for failing to settle debt

A lawsuit was recently filed against American actress Tori Spelling due to allegations that she failed to settle her overwhelming credit card debt, an October 4 article of Toronto Sun reported.

Reports revealed that American Express filed a lawsuit against Spelling, 43, after she failed to settle nearly $37,982 worth of credit card debt. The credit card company decided to sue the actress because she was not doing anything to settle the money she owed. Spelling’s mother claims she is not helping the actress with her credit card debts even though she has provided her with other forms of financial support. Spelling experienced financial hardships after she and her spouse were sought by the IRS to pay federal and state taxes amounting to roughly $1 million.

At Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC, we represent people in Birmingham who are sued because of overwhelming debts. If you are experiencing such financial hardship, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to get rid of your financial problems. Call our office today at (205) 324-4000 to learn more about your legal options.

Former Clippers player Darius Miles files for bankruptcy protection

Former NBA player Darius Miles recently sought bankruptcy protection after playing for several seasons and earning millions of dollars, an article of Belleville News-Democrat reported on September 16.

The 34-year-old former player of the Los Angeles Clippers decided to file for bankruptcy in June after acquiring too much debt. Miles acknowledged that his liabilities amounted to $1.57 million while his current assets are $460,385. The former hoopster, who also appeared in the movie The Perfect Score and was endorsed by Michael Jordan’s sporting line, was struck with too much debt after injuries rendered him unable to play. A former NBA union vice president said it is common for athletes to run into debt because they are not familiar with how to handle the business aspect of their career.

If you are burdened by debt, working with an attorney is critical, especially if you have decided to file for bankruptcy and are unfamiliar with the process. Speak with an attorney at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC in Birmingham today by calling (205) 324-4000 to learn more about your legal options.

What people should bear in mind when filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

People who have been struggling with their finances should know that there are legal ways for them to possibly recover from their overwhelming debts. One of the ways individuals may do to possibly have a new start is to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. While this kind of bankruptcy is considered to be the most effective way for many individuals, below are the things that they need to think about before filing:

  • Individuals are often not allowed to file for Chapter 7 if they have a relatively high income or they have not considered undergoing credit counseling.
  • Individuals who have filed for Chapter 7 should know that the process will result in the liquidation of many of their personal belongings.
  • Filing for Chapter 7 can become a complicated process depending on the creditors seeking repayments and biased bankruptcy trustees.

In the tough situation that you have decided to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, working with a skilled lawyer could be beneficial if you are unaware of the often confusing legal terms. If you are in such situation in Birmingham, a lawyer at the Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC may work for you. Find out how we might be able to help you have a fresh financial start today by calling (205) 324-4000.

US foreclosure inventory has significantly decreased since 2007

A September 13 article released by CoreLogic revealed the foreclosure inventory rate in the U.S. significantly fell in July compared to the same month in previous years, an article of the National Mortgage News stated.

According to reports, the foreclosure inventory recorded in July was an estimated 355,000, compared to the 501,000 recorded in the same month in 2015. CoreLogic also said that completed foreclosures dropped by 16.5 percent compared to previous years. Economist Frank Nothaft attributed the foreclosure decline to the continuous housing industry improvement since the housing crisis. Though foreclosure inventory rates, in general, continue to decline, there are some states, such as North Dakota, which are still plagued by foreclosure.

The attorneys at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC understand that many Birmingham families are facing risks of losing their homes to foreclosure every day. If this situation is happening to you, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to prevent your foreclosure. Call our office today at (205) 324-4000 to find out how we may be able to work on your behalf.

Why consider filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Those who can no longer manage their debts may want to consider filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Also referred to as a “wage earner’s plan”, chapter 13 bankruptcy is a solution that gives an individual the capacity to create a plan to pay back all or a portion of their debts.

This option has a lot of potential benefits, particularly as compared to liquidation.

  • Debtors may have their house protected from foreclosure during the process
  • Capability to consolidate all their debts into one and pay it all at once within a given time frame
  • Lesser impact on credit score
  • Debtors are given peace of mind from being harassed by their creditors

The Bankruptcy Code of the United States has listed certain requirements to be eligible for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. If you are currently facing overwhelming debt and want to know if you qualify for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Birmingham, a lawyer at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC can help you. Learn more about your legal options today by calling (205) 324-4000.

What should foreclosure victims do to buy another home?

Individuals should know that there are steps they can take to buy a home after completing a foreclosure procedure. Buying a home should be an option families consider because continually renting a home can become expensive and mortgage rates are becoming affordable for many.

As most foreclosures happen due to financial problems, potential home buyers should consider improving their finances by avoiding unnecessary expenses and starting a savings account. Be aggressive in paying off your debt and refrain from applying for new loans and maxing out your credit card as it can badly hurt your credit score. Previous homeowners should know that the Federal Housing Administration is providing financial assistance for those who have completed foreclosure or bankruptcy proceedings. Potential home buyers should do their research to avoid falling prey to shady real estate agents and lenders that offer “unbelievable” deals.

Undergoing foreclosure proceedings is a frustrating experience, especially if you are currently experiencing other unavoidable circumstances that lead to a serious financial loss. However, if you are facing foreclosure in Birmingham or the surrounding area, the Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC attorneys may be able to help you. Call our office today at (205) 324-4000 to find out how we may be able to work on your behalf.

Distressed borrowers given foreclosure protection under new mortgage rules

Under the new mortgage rules approved on August 4 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), certain distressed homeowners who are being threatened with foreclosure may get relief, an article of Reuters reported.

The CFPB will now require mortgage payment servicers to help struggling borrowers keep their homes from being foreclosed if they have made their payments on time. Unlike before, borrowers may now receive protections, such as mortgage modifications, several times. The new rulings are designed to aid borrowers who are dealing with sudden financial loss, such as from the death of a relative or losing a job. Mortgage servicers now are also required to provide information to struggling homeowners about their possible options. The rulings aim to reduce the effects of the foreclosure crisis that has plagued the country since 2006.

If your home is being threatened with foreclosure in Birmingham, the attorneys at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC may be able to help you prevent it. Find out how we can help you protect your family’s home today by calling (205) 324-4000.

Foreclosure looms for NFL legend Terrell Owens

Former professional football player Terrell Owens is at risk of losing one of his properties to foreclosure after he failed to settle mortgages of over $900,000, an August 6 article of Realty Today reported.

According to reports, Owens defaulted $905,417.06 on his $2.2 million San Fernando Valley property that he and his former spouse Rachel Snider bought in 2014. The 42-year-old ex-member of the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys reportedly made the property available for sale for a slightly higher price. However, no one as of reporting has shown interest in buying it. The 90-day extension given by the bank to Owens to settle his debt has already expired and he decided not to pay his mortgage since he is already selling his home, reports said. Owens, who admitted in past reports that he is already broke despite making 70 million dollars in the NFL, is also selling his 4,250 sq./ft. house in Sherman Oaks for $2.35 million.

If you are facing foreclosure, working with a skilled attorney is important,  especially if you are unfamiliar with the complicated process. Find out how an experienced attorney at Greenway Bankruptcy Law, LLC may work for you in Birmingham today by calling (205) 324-4000.

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