Seattle Bankruptcy News Archive

Author: Richard Symmes

The 10 Commandments of Filing Bankruptcy

If you are considering filing bankruptcy, you should consider following my own personal 10 commandments of filing bankruptcy.  These are things that you should and should not do in preparation for your case filing. Bankruptcy is not something that that

What is a Trust and Do I Need One?

You may have heard it is a good idea to create a trust for you and your family but you may first need to learn about what is a trust and whether you actually need one.  The answer on whether

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How Do I Get Coronavirus Financial Relief?

If you are liking many Americans, you are looking to get coronavirus financial relief, likely due to a job loss, or loss of income that has resulted due to forced business closures across the United States due to the Coronavirus.

What is the Washington State Distressed Property Law RCW 61.34?

The Washington State distressed property law RCW 61.34 is designed to make sure that homeowners who are struggling to pay on a mortgage are not being taken advantage of by investors or wholesalers who engage in a pattern of conduct

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Is My Personal Injury Claim Protected If I File Bankruptcy?

A Personal injury claim may or may not be protected if you file for bankruptcy and will depend on several factors discussed below. Often times consumers thinking about filing bankruptcy have suffered some sort of personal injury or have been

Should You Settle Debts or File Bankruptcy?

Asking whether you should settle debts or file bankruptcy is a common question consumers have when struggling to keep up with monthly debt obligations. The answer to whether you should settle debts or file bankruptcy depends on several factors and

What is the New Small Business Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

On Friday August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 into law, which includes a new small business chapter 11 bankruptcy.  This law will go into effect in February of 2020 and could benefit many

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How Should Consumers Prepare for the Next Recession?

If you want to prepare for the next recession, you will need to take steps now to ensure that you are ready to protect what you already have and build a nest egg for the future. As of the time

What is Financial Self Defense?

Financial self defense is a term used to describe your overall financial well being and planning for the future and unknown.  I had the chance to discuss this topic on 1150 AM KKNW radio with Dr. James Gore the host

10 Things that Prevent Consumers from Getting Out of Debt

Most consumers who are buried in debt are likely looking for options in getting out of debt. There are options to get out of debt, such as debt settlement, chapter 7 bankruptcy and chapter 13 bankruptcy, but a consumer needs

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