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Bankruptcy Myths

If you are struggling to pay off debt and make ends meet, bankruptcy can provide you with protection from creditors and give you a fresh start.  Still, many people are afraid to file because of myths, half-truths and misinformation, and therefore they never get the relief they need. Whether you decide to file for bankruptcy or not should be based on real facts and solid information. The experienced Ohio bankruptcy attorneys at Fesenmyer Cousino Weinzimmer can help you expose bankruptcy myths an... CONTINUE READING

How To Improve Your Credit After Bankruptcy

After bankruptcy, you want to fix your financial situation as quickly as possible. Bankruptcy can remain on your record for up to 10 years and may cause your FICO credit score to go down into the 400's.  Still, there are steps you can take to rebuild your credit and increase your FICO score, and if you can get it to 650 or above, you will probably be eligible to apply for credit for vital purchases.  The experienced bankruptcy attorneys at Fesenmyer Cousino Weinzimmer can help you find practic... CONTINUE READING

Do I Have to File Bankruptcy with My Spouse?

The quick answer is no -- if you are married you may file bankruptcy individually and your spouse does not have to file.  However, this doesn’t mean that this is the best road for you to take.  If the court determines that filing individually was not done in good faith, it may dismiss the case; and if you don’t file properly, even the non-filing spouse may be stuck with debts he or she didn’t expect to have.  Therefore, it’s important to select an attorney who is experienced in Ohio b... CONTINUE READING

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