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Secured Debt vs. Unsecured Debt
Long & Long Team

The difference between secured debt and unsecured debt. Secured Debt A secured debt is a debt that is backed by pledged collateral, a lien, a mortgage, or other instruments such as a properly recorded judgment. Clients often ask what is a secured debt. Think of it this way. When you purchased your home you pledged your home…

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Bankruptcy Basics
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The Four Main Players in a Bankruptcy In every bankruptcy case there are at least four different players.    The law firm of Long & Long, P.C. have decades of combined experience in bankruptcy. Martin Long is a former Chapter 7 Trustee, ensuring that clients’ rights, property, and money is protected from creditors and others. Call Long…

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How Does a Joint Petition Work?
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A joint petition is when a married couple together files a single bankruptcy case.  Unless noted otherwise in the statutes, if a married couple files jointly in Colorado, each spouse may claim the full amount of each exemption. The favorable effect of this is that the couple can claim twice the amount of exemptions. Unmarried…

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Do Medical Bills Qualify for Bankruptcy?
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Every few years a new study or survey comes out that reinforces what most bankruptcy attorneys can tell you at least anecdotally–medical bills are one of the most common reasons for bankruptcy. For example, an article in the August, 2009 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine found that “medical problems” contributed to approximately two-thirds of…

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