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Monthly Archives: November 2020

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Has Identity Theft Ruined Your Credit?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

According to Consumer Affairs, about 10% of Americans are victims of identity theft each year. Thieves often steal personal information (such as Social security numbers) to commit fraud. Many of them will open credit cards or other lines of credit in your name and then abscond with the gains, leaving you with the debt… Read More »

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Has the Pandemic Changed Consumers’ Credit Card Habits?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

The recent coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the national and local economies. But how has credit card usage changed? When people feel financial stress, they can often reach for their credit cards to tide them over until they find work again. Money.com performed a survey that asked Americans how they have… Read More »

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How to Deal with Zombie Debt

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Zombie debt is debt that you never paid that is now so old that creditors cannot sue you to collect it. Most of this debt gets sold to collection agencies for pennies on the dollar, who then try to trick debtors into reviving the debt and paying it back. Florida is one of the… Read More »

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When to Request a Credit Freeze

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Identity theft is a serious risk all Americans face. Thieves work overtime to collect personal information and then gain access to credit while impersonating another person’s identity. When someone falls victim to identity theft, they stand to lose thousands of dollars and hours of their life cleaning up the fraud. Fortunately, there are tools… Read More »

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Income Tax Liens & Bankruptcy

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Uncle Sam always gets paid, and he has many powerful tools to help him get the money he is owed. One tool is the lien. A lien is a right to payment that attaches to property. This means that if you sell an asset, you will have to pay the lien out of the… Read More »

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Facts about Florida Wage Garnishment

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Garnishment is a popular tool used by creditors to collect on a debt. Most often, a creditor uses garnishment to take a portion of a debtor’s paycheck. The creditor gets a writ of garnishment issued to the debtor’s employer, who withholds the required sum and sends it to the creditor. There are several state… Read More »

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Can a Business Owner Benefit from a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

A business entity cannot file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. However, this option might be appropriate if you are a sole proprietor and are worried about losing property. At Nowack & Olson, our Plantation bankruptcy lawyers have helped many small business owners analyze their bankruptcy options. In some cases, a Chapter 7 liquidation is… Read More »

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Completing Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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After filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you might feel intense relief. However, quite a bit of work remains before you receive the discharge of your debts. At Nowack & Olson, PLLC we guide our clients throughout the entire bankruptcy process. We will stand by your side every step of the way until you receive… Read More »

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