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Bankruptcy and new habits may provide financial stability

Ohio consumers who are fighting a battle against overwhelming credit card debt may find comfort in learning that remedies are available. Some believe that many people's financial problems are caused by a few bad spending habits. Habits are hard to break, and recognizing the problem may be a good start. It may be necessary to go through personal bankruptcy before starting fresh with healthier money habits.

PacSun chooses protection of Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Following the spate of clothing retailers to file for bankruptcy, PacSun -- a retailer of surfwear with about 600 stores nationwide, including in Ohio -- is the latest to follow that route. The retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announcing that it was a well-planned move to reorganize and restructure the company. Raised levels of competition and the increased popularity of online shopping were cited as part of the reason for the company's failure to show profits in recent years.

Auto lender objects to discharge in bankruptcy -- unsuccessful

Ohio consumers who decide to file for personal bankruptcy do so for multiple different reasons. Some may have overwhelming credit card debt while others may have committed to loans or purchases that they cannot afford to pay back. An insurance salesman in another state started driving for Uber on a part-time basis in Oct. 2014. His intentions were to enhance his income, but he ultimately sought bankruptcy protection.

Children's museum files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Businesses in Ohio whose debts have become overwhelming may seek the protection offered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Companies with serious debt problems can reorganize their finances while maintaining business operations under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. If the reorganization is not successful, the business owner may explore other options.

Sports retail chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sports Authority recently announced that it was planning to sell 140 of its stores across the country, including some in Ohio. This will serve as part of the company's reorganization plan under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company reported that it was left with no other option than to give up the leases and close or sell one-third of its stores.

Personal bankruptcy can resolve overwhelming debt issues

This is the time of year when consumers nationwide, also here in Ohio, have to face the consequences of their holiday spending. While credit card debt can be discharged through personal bankruptcy, many people spend stressful months -- or even years -- trying different methods of resolving debt issues. In the meantime, penalties and interest rates accumulate, worsening an already dire situation.

Computer contents may void this company's bankruptcy protection

Business owners in Ohio who are experiencing financial difficulties have likely explored their options under the protection of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Those who want to continue operating their business while reorganizing their debts can file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. However, if all business operations must cease, Chapter 7 will discharge most debts and liquidate assets to pay creditors. As soon as a bankruptcy filing is recorded, an automatic stay will put a halt on any legal actions already started against the business owner.

What happens to a second mortgage in Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

A homeowner in Ohio might find it difficult to sell a house that is burdened with a second mortgage. To transfer the title of a property to a buyer, it has to be free of any encumbrances. The holder of the second mortgage has a lien on the house that serves as security for the loan. Although personal bankruptcy may be a solution, property owners may want to explore other options before filing for bankruptcy.

Personal bankruptcy may lead to fresh financial start

Ohio consumers who find themselves overwhelmed by credit card debt may be exploring remedies for the situation. Under the Bankruptcy Code, protection is offered that is not available in any of the many plans that may provide debt relief. The bottom line is that the only way in which credit card debt can be cleared is by paying it off, and with interest and late-payment fees ever accruing, this is a long-term option, unless personal bankruptcy is chosen.

Bankruptcy: Small businesses can overcome debt problems

Some small business owners in Ohio who have encountered unexpected financial difficulties may be exploring possible remedies. Fortunately there are several options under the Bankruptcy Code that might allow a business to continue rather than just shutting its doors. Careful consideration is required before these important decisions are made.

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