• Legal Rights
    Life has restart button
  • Legal Rights
    Life has restart button

Click to Call or Text

Call Us
text

Benenati's blog

What to Expect When Your Debt Goes to Collection

What to Expect When Your Debt Goes to Collection

The thought of debt collectors repeatedly calling your house or trying to track you down at your job, can be frightening for anyone. But many times, it is the fear of the unknown that makes people so nervous about debt collection. It helps to understand what to expect and what rights you have as a consumer when it comes to dealing with debt collectors.

Bankruptcy & Divorce: How the Two Are Connected

Bankruptcy & Divorce: How the Two Are Connected

Differences in spending habits and money disagreements are one of the top reasons people file for divorce. And for many people, divorce is one of the main reasons they end up filing for bankruptcy, oftentimes due to the additional expenses such as child support, alimony and now having to maintain a household on a single income. While both predicaments can be emotionally, and financially challenging, proper planning can help make the process less complicated and more cost effective.

Bankruptcy Booms Among the Elderly

Bankruptcy Booms Among the Elderly

Bankruptcy is quickly becoming a reality for a number of Americans 65 years of age and older. In fact, they are three times more likely to file for bankruptcy now than this same age demographic did in 1991. With the exorbitant costs of healthcare, pensions disappearing and social security not going as far as it used to, it’s no surprise.

What Constitutes Harassment by a Debt Collector?

What Constitutes Harassment by a Debt Collector?

Continuous communications from debt collectors can be overwhelming and annoying, but at what point is the communication considered harassment? Debt collection harassment is more common than you might think. In fact, a recent study by the Consumerist found that one-in-four consumers – or 27 percent – felt threatened by debt collectors for outstanding bills or loans they owed.

Changes Coming to Student Loan Bankruptcy Rules

Changes Coming to Student Loan Bankruptcy Rules

The Department of Education is reviewing the current ‘undue hardship’ standard when it comes to discharging student loan debt in bankruptcy. Judges generally require borrowers prove that they cannot maintain a “minimal standard of living” while repaying the loans, that their circumstances will not change for a significant amount of time and that they have made “good faith efforts” to repay the loan before filing for bankruptcy.

Pages

Law Offices of Walter F. Benenati: Bankruptcy Attorney

Our Office Locations

Orlando Office
2702 East Robinson Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
Directions

Kissimmee Office
624 Patrick Street
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Directions