What is an Automatic Stay?


For people overwhelmed with debt, filing for bankruptcy may be the best option. There are many benefits to filing for bankruptcy, and one of these advantages is the application of an automatic stay by the court during bankruptcy proceedings. At the Cornwell Law Firm, our experienced bankruptcy attorneys are here to help you through the process and answer your questions every step of the way. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a consultation. How Does an Automatic Stay Work? An automatic stay is an order issued by the bankruptcy court that prevents creditors from continuing collection [...]

What is an Automatic Stay?2021-09-22T11:59:27-04:00

What is the Means Test?


Most people struggle financially from time to time, but if your debts are becoming overwhelming, one option to restart your financial life is to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Not everyone qualifies for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and the method used to determine whether you can utilize this financial option is with the Means Test. At Cornwell Law Firm in Duluth, our experienced bankruptcy attorneys can assist with this and many other aspects of a bankruptcy case. To learn more about your legal options, call or contact the office today to schedule a consultation. What the Means Test Measures The Means Test [...]

What is the Means Test?2021-11-30T14:11:18-05:00

The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution


When most people think of legal cases, they picture two sides arguing inside of a courtroom. However, one of the most popular methods for resolving disputes takes place outside of court and is known as alternative dispute resolution. If you are interested in learning more about alternative dispute resolution and whether it is right for your case, call or contact the Cornwell Law Firm today to schedule a consultation of your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. What is Alternative Dispute Resolution? Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a way of settling legal matters outside of the courtroom. Traditional litigation pits [...]

The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution2021-09-22T11:58:40-04:00

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Mortgage Modification


If you are struggling with making your mortgage payments, you are not alone. Many people in the Duluth area have struggled with making their monthly payments, but failure to do so can result in home foreclosure. One option to avoid this scenario is through a mortgage modification, and the lawyers at Cornwell Law Firm can help. Call or contact us today to learn more. What is a Mortgage Modification? A mortgage modification, or sometimes known more generally as a loan modification, is a permanent restructuring of a mortgage from the lender in order to make payments more affordable for the debtor [...]

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Mortgage Modification2021-11-30T14:09:34-05:00

What to Know About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy


If you or someone you know has fallen on hard times and is unable to pay their debts, one option is to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Also known as liquidation bankruptcy, this financial option is available to individuals and businesses who are unable to make regular monthly payments on their existing debts. Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows a person to get a fresh start by discharging their debts and providing the opportunity to start anew. At Cornwell Law Firm in Duluth, our knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyers have helped many people file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and are prepared to assist you with [...]

What to Know About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy2021-11-30T14:03:00-05:00

How Can I Stop Wage Garnishment in 2021?


Creditors have many ways to collect on an unpaid debt, and one of the most common methods is through the use of wage garnishment. Many people live paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford to have a portion of their pay taken away from them by their creditors; however, an experienced Georgia bankruptcy attorney may be able to make them stop. If you would like to learn more about how you can stop wage garnishment in 2021 in the Duluth area, call the office or contact Cornwell Law Firm today. What is a Wage Garnishment? A wage garnishment, also known as income [...]

How Can I Stop Wage Garnishment in 2021?2021-08-11T11:54:15-04:00

Last Minute Options to Stop Georgia Home Foreclosure


Every month, over 80,000 new families go into home foreclosure across the United States. Home foreclosure can be a stressful, scary, and emotional experience, but it is not a situation that you need to face alone. The knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys at the Cornwell Law Firm in Duluth have helped many families facing foreclosure and can walk you through your last-minute options. To learn more, call or contact the office today to schedule a consultation of your case. Short Sale If the property is worth less than the remaining mortgage, one option is to short sell the home. A lender may approve [...]

Last Minute Options to Stop Georgia Home Foreclosure2021-08-11T11:52:57-04:00

How a Bankruptcy Attorney Can Stop Your Car Repossession


Times have been hard for many people over the last year and a half, and when all of the bills cannot be paid, one of the most common loans that fall delinquent is the auto loan. Even a single missed payment on a car loan can result in repossession, but with the help of an experienced Georgia bankruptcy attorney, a vehicle owner can halt the repossession process. At the Cornwell Law Firm, our knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys have helped many clients around the Duluth area avoid repossession of their vehicles. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a [...]

How a Bankruptcy Attorney Can Stop Your Car Repossession2021-08-11T11:47:19-04:00

What is the Quickest Way to Recover from Bankruptcy?


Life after bankruptcy is not easy. You have a fresh start, but you also have a lot of repair work to do with your credit, which has most likely taken a huge hit during the process. The good news here is that there are ways to bounce back after bankruptcy. While filing bankruptcy clears you of any obligation to pay past debts, it also leaves a mark that will be on your credit report for up to ten years.  You can recover and start working on rebuilding your credit immediately after your bankruptcy is discharged and get back on track so [...]

What is the Quickest Way to Recover from Bankruptcy?2021-08-05T18:35:58-04:00

Common Misconceptions About Filing Bankruptcy


Filing bankruptcy is a relatively common -- and complex -- practice. In fact, according to the U.S. Courts website, nearly 13 million consumer bankruptcy cases were filed during a 12-year period spanning 2005 through 2017. Sixty-eight percent -- which is equivalent to 8.7 million -- of these were for Chapter 7 bankruptcy while 32 percent -- or 4.1 million -- were petitions for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Nearly all of these filings were for consumer debt. 5 Bankruptcy Misconceptions Individuals Should Know Not surprisingly, there are a number of bankruptcy myths swirling around. These can make the process even more confusing than [...]

Common Misconceptions About Filing Bankruptcy2020-07-01T11:58:58-04:00
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