Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy in Massachusetts

Facing large amounts of debt can be a terrifying experience, leading to worries about being evicted or losing one’s home, having assets seized or wages garnished, or even facing litigation as a result of outstanding debt. At the law offices of Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law, we understand how stressful living with large amounts of debt is, and we want to help. If you have been thinking about filing for bankruptcy in our state, it’s important that you understand the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy in Massachusetts. Consider the following information, and call our lawyer for more details that are specific to your case–

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Does Bankruptcy Clear Tax Debt?

As the old adage goes, two things are certain in life: death and taxes. If you’re filing for bankruptcy, though, you may have questions about whether or not you’ll need to pay taxes, as well as whether your bankruptcy filing will clear your tax debt. At the office of Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law, we have answers. To learn more, call our Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer directly today.

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AN UPDATE FROM ATTORNEY DEBORAH GOLD-ALEXANDER COURT CLOSURES AND OTHER IMPORTANT LEGAL MATTERS AMID CORONAVIRUS

Well, it has been two months since I provided an update concerning the Coronavirus impact on court closures and other important legal matters and unfortunately, not much has changed with respect to the court matters.  The courts were set to re-open June 1st and that date has been extended to July, and probably will be further extended.  Jury trials have now been extended to September 2020 and it is expected that there will be further delays with holding jury trials.  The process of conducting a jury trial has presented as challenging with respect to maintaining social distancing during the trials.  Attorneys receive weekly and/or daily updates from the courts and legal associations.  While there appears to be some progress made with respect to having certain hearings conducted by virtual (ie: ZOOM) conferences or by telephone conferences, it also appears that the court administration must make more strives in upgrading technology to facilitate these conferences.

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The Homestead Act: How Can it Help Massachusetts Residents Save Their Homes?

When a person is struggling with large amounts of debt and facing the prospect of filing for bankruptcy, one of their biggest fears may be losing their home. Indeed, debtors who own their homes are often behind on their mortgage payments and are worried about foreclosure, and even those who own their homes outright may worry that selling their home is the only way they’ll have the cash to pay creditors. While losing your home is a possibility during bankruptcy, there is protection via the Massachusetts Homestead Act. To learn more about the Homestead Act in Massachusetts and for help with your bankruptcy case, call Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law today. 

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COVID-19: Massachusetts Mortgage – New State Legislation Impacting Foreclosure Rights

The coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world has left many unemployed, led to a country-wide recession, and affected many people’s ability to work and earn an income. As a result, many homeowners have faced anxiety regarding their ability to make their mortgage payments on time or in full. Recognizing the potential catastrophe, the Massachusetts legislature passed a law on Monday, April 20, 2020 temporarily banning nearly all eviction and foreclosure proceedings throughout the state. Here’s what you need to know about the legislation and the state of foreclosure law in Massachusetts today:

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