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Eviction & Bankruptcy: Can Filing for Bankruptcy Save You from Eviction?

2020-06-12T16:21:36+00:00By |Comment(s):Comments Off on Eviction & Bankruptcy: Can Filing for Bankruptcy Save You from Eviction?

Filing for bankruptcy can save you from eviction temporarily, but it won’t stop the proceedings forever. However, it will give you more time to work things out with your landlord so that you can stay in your rental home, condo, or apartment. The eviction proceedings will also erase other qualifying debt, which will free up your income to pay past due rent. Here’s what you need to know.

Automatic Stay and Eviction

The good news is, filing for bankruptcy can stay or stop eviction procedures temporarily, but you will still need to pay your landlord what you owe him if you want to continue living in the rental unit. Filing may give you enough time to save up your back rent so that you can work things out with your landlord and

Hawaii Bankruptcy Filings Shoot Up 43%

2020-06-12T16:22:22+00:00By |Comment(s):Comments Off on Hawaii Bankruptcy Filings Shoot Up 43%

There was a startling increase of over 40% in the number of bankruptcy filings in Hawaii during January 2019. According to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records this increase marks the highest level of bankruptcy filings in the state in seven years. This increase marks a sudden end to the state’s seven year decrease in filings. 

Bankruptcy Filings Breakdown

There was a significant increase in filings on all three of the Hawaiian Islands. On the island of Oahu filings jumped from 81 to 107. Filings on the Big Island were 16, which is a pretty big jump from the five filed last year. And, on Kauai there were 11 filings this year, but only three last year.  

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