Where do you start if you are considering bankruptcy? Reality has changed for millions of people over the last few years. Even though the housing market has recovered nicely, for some, this reality is not in their favor. If you feel overwhelmed by a mountain of debt and can’t see your way out of the […]
Is Bankruptcy Embarrassing? Being an adult is rough. As an adolescent we would hesitate to do things, worried about what our peers would think, and often, being an adult is no different. Being an adult doesn’t mean you no longer have emotions or that you don’t worry about others judging you. However, being an adult […]
Bankruptcy is all about helping an individual(s) resolve debt and learn better financial management. Getting a fresh start is not just about leaving the past behind but it also requires someone to protect the assets they still have. You can maximize the benefits of this by NOT borrowing, selling or getting rid of these assets […]
Who Says Life’s Not Fair? Two Things to Know About the Fairness Act Okay. Okay. So, life’s not fair. It’s true. However, when things come around like the Washington Foreclosure Fairness Act, life seems to seem a little fairer, a little brighter. This act or law helps bring homeowners back from the brink of foreclosure […]
Bankruptcy Requirements Some of history’s most successful business owners including a past president have gone through bankruptcy. Henry Ford, Walt Disney, even Abraham Lincoln all went through bankruptcy. Bankruptcy can actually be good for society, allowing people to make mistakes and recover from them and move on. Without bankruptcy, we wouldn’t have the Ford Motor […]
Bankruptcy Fees are Goin’ UP! As of June 1st, 2014 the Bankruptcy Court will be increasing its fees for filing and general services. Periodically the filing fees in the U.S. federal and state courts do increase and that’s why we’re seeing this happen. If you are considering filing bankruptcy, now may be a good time […]
Bankruptcy Filings are Dropping Across the Nation Bankruptcies, both of personal and business nature, continued to steadily drop throughout 2013 across the nation. This is both shocking and interesting as bankruptcies were actually predicted to rise by at least 8% in 2013. Business bankruptcies in particular, actually dropped 24%. This is the lowest they’ve been […]
Hi, my name is Jonathan Smith and I’m an attorney servicing the Western Washington area. We do bankruptcies, short sales, mortgage mediations and mortgage modifications. If you’re trying to do a mortgage modification on a home that is not your primary residence, your best bet is to go through the mortgage modification program, as opposed […]
Declaring Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Washington – Welcome! My name is Jonathan Smith and I am a bankruptcy attorney in Bellevue, Washington.
Hi, I am Jonathan Smith and I am an attorney serving Western Washington. We do bankruptcies, mortgage mediation, mortgage modifications and short sales.