Blog | James R. Jones, Attorney At Law - Part 5

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How to File for Bankruptcy While You’re Self-Employed

May 6, 2020

If you’re self-employed, the list of things you need to keep track of—including taxes, health insurance and the particulars of running your own business—can often be more difficult than anyone ever anticipated. Unfortunately, this includes bankruptcy. The court can have a difficult time differentiating what kind of assets you have—especially... View Article

How Are Windfalls Treated During Bankruptcy?

April 29, 2020

Hooray, you’ve just won the lottery! Or, more commonly, I’m sorry, your relative passed away—and you’ve inherited a nice chunk of their estate. Your financial problems are over—or are they? The response to bankruptcy can depend on what kind of bankruptcy you filed. Windfalls during bankruptcy can change the course... View Article

Filing for Bankruptcy While Unemployed

April 22, 2020

If you’re unemployed and dealing with mountains of debt while there’s no foreseeable end to the current pandemic and financial crisis in sight, you’re not alone. Many of our clients ask whether they can file for bankruptcy when they’re unemployed, and the answer is yes—although Chapter 7 bankruptcy is more... View Article

Risks of Attempting Bankruptcy Fraud

April 15, 2020

If we wanted to distill this blog post down to one sentence, it would be “don’t do it.” Bankruptcy fraud could seem tempting, but if you get caught—and chances are, you will—it’s a federal crime that has penalties of up to $500,000 in fines and five years in prison. Even... View Article

Steps to Take After Being Sued by a Debt Collector

April 8, 2020

Debt collectors are widely considered a scourge—even if their goal is noble, their methodology often leaves a lot to be desired. Those who have dealt with debt collectors calling their friends and family members and threatening lawsuits or to garnish their wages know just how obnoxious—and downright frightening—dealing with debt... View Article