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Avoiding Bankruptcy Scams

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Financial stress can impair a person’s ability to think clearly, making them vulnerable to scams. Unfortunately, many distressed consumers find themselves fleeced by fraudulent companies that scam them out of thousands of dollars. If you want to learn more about bankruptcy, speak with a Plantation bankruptcy attorney at Nowack & Olson today. We have… Read More »

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5 Tips to Relieve Financial Stress

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Money difficulties cause a series of problems, from divorce to illness. Disagreements about money are a leading cause of divorce, and constant money worries can lead to exhaustion and sleeplessness. Millions of Americans are currently struggling with joblessness, uncertainty, and high debt. Fortunately, there are tangible steps that people can take to take control… Read More »

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Half of Americans Fear a Medical Bankruptcy

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

According to a Gallup survey, 50% of all Americans are worried that they could be driven into bankruptcy due to a medical event. This represents a 5% increase on the number of Americans who expressed this fear the year before. Younger Americans aged 18-29 and non-whites showed the biggest increase in concern. We are… Read More »

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Will You Lose Unemployment Benefits if You File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Unemployment benefits have been a lifeboat for many Floridians struggling with the cratering economy. Millions of fellow Floridians have filed for benefits at least once since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March. Without these benefits, many of our neighbors would have been unable to meet their basic needs. Many clients are worried… Read More »

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Stopping a Florida Eviction

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Governor DeSantis has extended the moratorium on evictions for the fifth straight month. The moratorium only protects those who are being evicted due to non-payment of rent if the COVID-19 pandemic is the cause. The most recent extension will last all of September; however, evictions can start back up again on October 1, 2020…. Read More »

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Is Refinancing Student Loans Worth It?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Student loan debt continues to weigh down a generation of Americans. Even though education usually translates into higher lifetime income, many people are struggling to pay their bills. Even worse, student loans are harder to discharge in bankruptcy than other types of unsecured debt, so the odds are high you are stuck paying them… Read More »

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Stein Mart Files for Bankruptcy, Begins to Wind Down

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Florida discount retailer Stein Mart Department Stores is only the latest business to file for bankruptcy protection. According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, Stein Mart could not find a buyer, so the company will begin winding down even though it filed for Chapter 11 protection, which allows debtors to continue to operate as they… Read More »

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3 Questions about Converting a Chapter 13 to a Chapter 7

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

A Chapter 13 is a good bankruptcy option for some of our clients, but the lengthy repayment plan (3-5 years) often becomes burdensome. When a client can no longer stick to a Chapter 13, they come to us to ask about their options. One is a conversion to a Chapter 7, which is the… Read More »

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Advice for College Students Seeking Credit Cards

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

As students arrive on college campuses, many will confront something for the first time: whether to get a credit card. Increasingly, college students are obtaining credit, with banks finding this a lucrative target market. Indeed, around a quarter of college students graduate with $5,000 in credit card debt. Handling credit properly is a challenge… Read More »

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Fewer Homeowners Request Mortgage Forbearance

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

In a surprise, homeowners have weathered the economic downturn better than many feared. Though the broader economy has contracted by over 30%, very few homeowners missed their mortgage payments. The number requesting permission to skip making payments has also fallen. However, according to recent media reports, that trend might be starting to change as… Read More »

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