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Nearly Half of All Florida Households Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Even though unemployment has been on the decline for some time, a recent report from the United Way of Florida indicates that nearly half of all Floridians struggle to make ends meet and afford their basic needs, including housing, food, transportation and childcare expenses. According to the most recent ALICE report from the United Way …

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Experian Offers a Way to “Instantly” Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score is important if you want to be approved for a home mortgage or purchase a vehicle and qualify for a loan with a lower interest rate. However, for many Americans, it can be hard to maintain a good credit score. Experian, one of the major credit reporting agencies, has come up with …

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Understanding the Risks Associated with Debt Settlement

If you are in over your head in credit card debt, the chances are you are feeling overwhelmed. Now imagine receiving a letter or phone call, promising to reduce that debt, maybe even erase it for pennies on the dollar. We have all seen the commercials: “We have a secret the creditors don’t want you …

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Attorney Walter Benenati Selected for Inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers 2019

ORLANDO – (January 4, 2019) Attorney Walter Benenati of the Benenati Law Firm has been selected to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list, in the practice area of consumer bankruptcy. The prestigious honor is awarded to only five percent of lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than …

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Attorney Walter Benenati Appointed to the 2019 Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Board of Directors

ORLANDO – (January 10, 2019) The Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association is pleased to appoint attorney Walter Benenati of the Benenati Law Firm to its 2019 Board of Directors. “It is truly an honor to be appointed to the Board of Directors of an organization that supports the collegial and professional practice of bankruptcy law …

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FICO Offers A New Way to Boost Your Credit Score

Consumers are always looking for new ways to improve their credit score. If you have recently filed for bankruptcy, you are likely looking for ways to rebuild your credit score. Having a good credit score helps you qualify for low interest rates on mortgages, car loans and other purchases you need financing for. We offer …

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What Happens if a Creditor Tries to Collect a Debt During Bankruptcy?

By the time you reach the point of filing for bankruptcy, chances are you have had multiple creditors calling you regarding unpaid debts or even threatening you with lawsuits and wage garnishment. One of the beauties of filing for bankruptcy is the automatic stay. This automatic stay goes into effect as soon as the bankruptcy …

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Which Business Debts are Discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy does not have to mean the end of your business, it can be used to help keep your doors open while eliminating and restructuring your debt. If you own a business and find yourself struggling with insurmountable debt, Chapter 7 business bankruptcy may be a viable option for you. Many business debts …

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New Rule Requires Credit Reporting Agencies Give Consumers More Time to Pay Medical Debt

Medical debt is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy, according to a recent CNBC report. It is estimated that approximately 643,000 Americans go bankrupt each year due to their medical bills. It can only take one medical crisis for your entire financial situation to implode, leaving you feeling powerless to the bills and collection …

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Attorney Walter Benenati Receives Preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for 2019

Designates the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards Orlando, FL – (October 30, 2018) Attorney Walter F. Benenati of the Orlando-based Benenati Law Firm has received the preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for 2019, joining a select group of lawyers recognized for their legal ability and professional ethical standards. “It is …

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