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July 2013 Archives

Many in New Jersey still unable to stop foreclosure auctions

Now that most of the legal inquiries regarding foreclosure practices and filings have been resolved in New Jersey, more foreclosures are starting to take place. For homeowners who had hoped to stop foreclosure, their home may be back up for auction. Atlantic county saw the greatest increase in foreclosure auctions in May of this year, and one county had only one.

Stop harassing phone calls from creditors by sending a letter

Anyone in New Jersey who has ever had to deal with a debt collector knows how persistent and often rude they can be on the phone. As if that wasn't bad enough, there are debt collectors who resort to things such as threats, profanity and a seemingly systematic campaign of harassment. It often seems as if there is no way to stop harassing phone calls from creditors. Fortunately, that assumption is wrong.

Are people in New Jersey filing bankruptcy over car loans?

Car dealers around the country are giving car loans to people nearly the same way that banks were giving out mortgages before the housing bubble burst. As a result, there are many people who are on the verge of bankruptcy because they have more car payment than they could feasibly afford. Some people in New Jersey may be able to empathize with the man who was able to buy a car with a shotgun.

New Jersey bankruptcy: Woman files for class action status

Consumers in New Jersey may not know that the Fair Debt Collection Act requires that debt collectors follow certain rules when contacting consumers regarding a debt. Those rules will vary depending on whether the consumer is being contacted for the first time or is in bankruptcy. The act also governs what written communications can say and certain language that must be included.

Medical bills are a leading cause of bankruptcy in New Jersey

When times are tough, many people in New Jersey will do what they can to avoid having to go to the doctor in order to keep from incurring any debts for medical bills. Unfortunately, sometimes there are emergencies that require a visit to the doctor or hospital. In those cases, people have no choice but to end up with medical bills, which are a leading cause of many people filing bankruptcy.

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