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Can a Chapter 7 filing help struggling family business owners?

Individuals, rather than businesses, may more commonly utilize the liquidation provisions offered by a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. However, a recent article reminds us that this type of bankruptcy may also be appropriate for sole proprietorships and/or family-owned businesses. 

Should bankruptcy be seen as more than a last resort?

A recent article provided a checklist for businesses considering whether bankruptcy might be in their best interest. Yet is the analysis different depending on whether the filer will be an individual or a business? As a law firm that has helped both individuals and business owners examine their debt management choices, we see many parallels. 

How soon can credit be rebuilt after a Chapter 7 discharge?

Readers may still associate a bankruptcy filing with certain stereotypes or stigmas. Some may believe that only consumers with poor debt management skills utilize the protections offered by this area of federal law. Others may view a Chapter 7 filing as a last-resort option that results in a black mark on one’s credit rating.

Are there common misconceptions surrounding a bankruptcy filing?

Unexpected financial situations may be hard to recover from, as two local celebrities are learning the hard way. Specifically, two cousins from Jersey City and Ramsey who co-hosted a program on HGTV have filed for bankruptcy after an unfavorable arbitrator’s ruling that left them with hundreds of thousands of unsecured debt. The arbitration involved an unhappy customer seeking damages from a renovation project.


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