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The Wage Garnishment Grinch - Don't Let Him Ruin Another Christmas!

Has a Wage Garnishment ruined your Christmas this year? In most debt-related lawsuits, once a creditor obtains a judgment against you, they will try to enforce it asap.  The most common way is through a wage garnishment.   If you don’t know what… Read More
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Bankruptcy cost - What does the survey say?

Bankruptcy Cost – What does the Survey Say?? You might be wondering how much a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing would cost in Michigan.  This question comes up a lot – and I mean a lot! Now, despite the popularity of this question, there real… Read More
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Federal Student Loans and Loan Repayment Options - Are you on the Right Road?

Federal Student Loans and Income Driven Repayment Options So just the other day, I was driving north (yet again) to Gaylord on I-75 and passed one of the most famous Michigan driving landmarks ever conceived – the ginormous Jesus sign that says… Read More
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Wage Garnishment - Can I file for bankruptcy to stop it?

Wage garnishment – Can I file bankruptcy to stop it? Most people ask me if a bankruptcy can stop a wage garnishment  Well wrestling fans, the answer is Yes! Yes! Yes!  Filing for bankruptcy can – and will – stop your wage garnishm… Read More
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Bonus or Bust - Can I keep my bonus in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Bonus! Can I keep my job-related bonus in a chapter 7 bankruptcy? You finally got a bonus. Congratulations!! It took a lot of work and a lot of time, and maybe some extra money on your part, but you finally got it. And now it is all yours! Well…… Read More
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Past due student loans? I bet your phone is ringing off the hook!

Has it been a while since you last paid on your private or federal student loans?   If so, then I bet your phone is ringing off the hook.  There is nothing more annoying or bothersome than to be harassed by a student loan debt collector. These comp… Read More
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Wage Garnishments in Michigan - Stop the Insanity!

Wage Garnishments in Michigan – How to Stop the Insanity! Recently, I have been bombarded with telephone calls and emails about wage garnishments.  The common question seems to be how can they be stopped here in Michigan.   One of the most co… Read More
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Chapter 13 bankruptcy - is my home safe?

Late last December, my good friends Doris Walker and Fred Gailey stopped over my house for a quick drink. I hadn’t seen them in many years so it was great to catch up on old times. During our conversation, I learned that Doris and Fred were in an a… Read More
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Sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust. If you haven’t heard of them by now, consider yourself lucky – very lucky. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has been suing thousands of private student loan borrowers all across Michigan, includin… Read More
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Help! My tax refund was taken due to a past due student loan!

During the last two months, my office has been bombarded with calls and emails from distraught student loan borrowers who just found out that their federal tax refund was taken due to unpaid federal student loans. Yes, friends, the government can … Read More
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