November 2017

3 Essential Details You Need to Know About Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

November 27th, 2017

When filing for bankruptcy in Arkansas, Oklahoma, or elsewhere, individuals typically have a choice between filing under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. We recently wrote about the three essential details you need to know about Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and today we’re following that up with a similar post about Chapter…

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Is There a Limit for How Long You Can Receive Disability Benefits?

November 20th, 2017

After the housing crash in 2008, the United States went through its worst economic downturn since the 1930s. Suddenly, millions of Americans found themselves unemployed for an extended period. To help alleviate their suffering, Congress enacted emergency measures that increased the maximum number of weeks that a person could collect unemployment benefits—a time limit that…

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Why Filing for Bankruptcy is Done in Federal (Not State) Courts

November 13th, 2017

Last year, nearly 10,000 Arkansans filed for bankruptcy. Filing for bankruptcy in Arkansas requires going to one of a handful of locations throughout the state—all of which are courthouses or offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, a federal court.

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The Truth About Family Benefits for Social Security Disability

November 6th, 2017

In 2016 in the United States, nearly 9 million disabled workers received benefits under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) program. Of these, approximately 1.2 million were part of families whose other members received SSD benefits on account of the disabled worker.

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