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Consumer Debt Gets Tough to Manage Around the Holidays

Published November 26, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
How to Manage Debt from the Holidays

The winter holidays are a joyous time, but not if you are struggling with debt. From Black Friday and Cyber Monday to last-minute sales just before Christmas, industry experts expect the average American to spend $920 per person on holiday gifts in 2019.  It’s easy…

How Do Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

Published October 9, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
How Long Will Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

It’s a question we hear often: How long does a Chapter 7 bankruptcy stay on a credit report? A Chapter 7 bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 years, but the real impact of a bankruptcy on your…

New Bankruptcy Law To Benefit Small Businesses

Published September 24, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
New Bankruptcy Law Eases Reorganization Rules for Small Businesses

President Trump has signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) into law, streamlining Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for small businesses to make the process faster and less expensive.  The new bankruptcy law, which takes effect on February 19,…

Reverse Mortgages and Bankruptcy: What You Need To Know

Published August 21, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
Reverse Mortgages and Bankruptcy

It’s not unusual for us to meet with individuals whose financial condition is best described as land rich, but cash poor. These are usually people who have lived in their home long enough to have built up significant equity but…

Benefit of Car Liens When Filing Bankruptcy

Published August 1, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
The Potential Benefit of a Lien on Your Car When Filing Bankruptcy

Filing Bankruptcy with a Car Lien In 2005, the United States Congress made significant changes to the nation’s bankruptcy laws. In the end, secured creditors – car finance companies, mortgage companies and seller-financed furniture dealers – fared best, but one…

Random Audits

Published May 28, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
Random Audits of Bankruptcy Cases

It is not likely but always possible that your personal bankruptcy case will undergo an audit directed by the United States Bankruptcy Administrator which monitors and investigates bankruptcy cases to ensure compliance with applicable laws and procedures. If the Bankruptcy Administrator…

Chapter 13 Debt Limits Increasing after April 1, 2019

Published April 10, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
Chapter 13 Debt Limits Increasing

Individuals who are considering seeking bankruptcy protection may benefit from the recent increase in the amount of debt you can have and qualify to file for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization. Debtors can only qualify for a Chapter 13 reorganization…

Tracking Your Monthly Expenses to Avoid Financial Problems

Published February 13, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
How to Track Your Monthly Expenses and Avoid Financial Problems

Financial trouble can be avoided by making sure you do not spend more money than you take in. It sounds simple, but many people lose the battle of income vs. expenses. The key to coming out ahead is making sure…

Can Bankruptcy Courts Stay Open During a Government Shut Down?

Published January 22, 2019 by Sasser Law Firm
Can Bankruptcy Courts Stay Open During a Government Shut Down?

The partial federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, is now in its fourth week, the longest shutdown of the modern era, due to a budget impasse between Congress and the President over funding for a border wall. It’s understandable…

5 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Published November 14, 2018 by Sasser Law Firm
5 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

When the Sasser Law Firm works with individuals and businesses who seek bankruptcy protection, the goal is for the client to emerge from bankruptcy in stronger financial health. In addition to discharging some debt, you need to reestablish your ability…

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