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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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Understanding The Types Of Bankruptcy Fraud

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

The bankruptcy system is designed to give an individual or company a chance to start over financially. While there are trade-offs for filing for bankruptcy as with anything else, the reality is that some debtors would simply never be able to dig their way out of debt otherwise. Bankruptcy enables a borrower to discharge… Read More »

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Does Bankruptcy Stop Wage Garnishments?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Most of us work because we have to in order to earn a living to support ourselves and our families. There is nothing more frustrating than working your entire pay period only to see your paycheck be short changed due to a wage garnishment, no matter how much debt you may know you’re in…. Read More »

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Credit Cards Vs. Debit Cards

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Instead of cash, most of us rely on small pieces of plastic these days in order to pay for the items and services that we need on a day-to-day basis. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns (and even in digital wallet versions!), plastic cards have all but replaced the checkbooks that… Read More »

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