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Monthly Archives: September 2021

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To Stay In College Or To Drop Out: A Debt Lawyer’s Perspective

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

When you were in high school, your guidance counselors and representatives from expensive test prep companies promised you that going to college would be a fun-filled road to riches, but now that you are still a junior after eight semesters, their megawatt smiles have long since faded from memory. It’s easy for the Internet… Read More »

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When Can You Tell A Deceased Family Member’s Creditors To Get Lost?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

It is never easy to be the personal representative of a family member’s estate, simply because it is always hard to lose a loved one, but the better a job your family member did with estate planning, the easier your job as a personal representative will be. Sorting out the personal property of a… Read More »

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The Only Three Situations Where You Can Be Responsible For A Family Member’s Credit Card Debt

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Click on any advice column about family relationships, and you will find a lot of questions about relationships that have become strained because of money. Family members shame each other about financial decisions of which they disapprove, and less wealthy relatives resent wealthier ones for not being more generous with them. Most of the… Read More »

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Creditors Can’t Send You To Jail, Except When They Can

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Many children were first introduced to the concept of jail by the game Monopoly. In Monopoly, you get in and out of jail almost by chance, ostensibly because of a financial misstep or the rectification thereof. In fact, United States law goes out of its way to prohibit the state from incarcerating people for… Read More »

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Are Adjustable-Rate Mortgages As Dangerous As They Sound?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

If you are old enough to remember the housing market crisis of 2008, you probably remember the news reports and think pieces blaming adjustable-rate mortgages for many of the instances of Americans losing their homes due to mortgage foreclosure. In fact, adjustable-rate mortgages were only part of the problem; many lenders aggressively marketed mortgage… Read More »

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Parent PLUS Loans Are A Recipe For Generational Financial Hardship

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Every parent wants to help their children succeed. Starting a college savings fund when your child is born is an admirable goal, but it simply is not feasible for most parents who belong to a generation where more than half of Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency expense. To make matters worse, the price… Read More »

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Can Debt Collectors Call You At Work?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Even at the best of times, calls from debt collectors are annoying and interrupt your life. One of the most stressful situations to receive a call from a debt collector is while you are working and trying to earn a living. In addition to taking you away from the things you are trying to… Read More »

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Can I Be Evicted Because I Filed For Bankruptcy?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Many people struggle over the decision to file for bankruptcy and you are most certainly not alone if you are also struggling to understand all of the potential things that could happen as a result of you doing so. If you currently rent an apartment or house that you are hoping to continue renting… Read More »

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Can I Buy A Car After My Bankruptcy?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

The decision to file for bankruptcy can be a hard one to make in the first place. Borrowers who have declared bankruptcy in order to try to improve their financial situation then must face intense scrutiny in hopes that their debt will be discharged while also likely dealing with ongoing financial challenges. The good… Read More »

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Bankruptcy Options For Small Businesses

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

It was recently publicly announced that the owner of five Central Florida malls is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Washington Prime Group is the owner of two malls in Ocala, one in Orlando, one in Altamonte Springs and one in Melbourne, as well as more than 100 others that are scattered across the… Read More »

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