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Top 10 Bankruptcy Mistakes

Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney Joseph D’Agostino, Jr.

With offices conveniently located in Wallingford and Stratford, bankruptcy lawyer Joseph J. D'Agostino, Jr., assists clients throughout Connecticut with consumer bankruptcy and business bankruptcy.

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Below are the top 10 bankruptcy mistakes you should avoid. Please contact us with any questions or to discuss your personal matter. The consultation is free; the advice may be invaluable.

Top 10 Bankruptcy Mistakes You Should Avoid:


Do not have more than about $100 in your bank account (or other liquid assets, such as stocks or mutual funds) on the day of filing for bankruptcy.


Do not file when you are owed a substantial tax refund from the IRS or State, because the Court will take it to pay your creditors.


Do not file when someone owes you money, because the Court will collect that money and pay it to your creditors.


Do not pay a relative or friend significant amounts of money (more than about $400) within the year prior to filing bankruptcy. If you do, the Court will contact the relative and require them to pay it back to the Court to pay your creditors.


Do not transfer any assets out of your name prior to filing bankruptcy.


Do not pay any unsecured creditor more than $600 in the 90 days before filing bankruptcy.


Do not incur debt once you have seriously considered bankruptcy as an option.


Do not charge on any credit card for 90 days before filing bankruptcy.


Do not file if you are anticipating an inheritance within the next year.


Do not file if you are intending to sell your real estate soon.

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