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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 29

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 51

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 143

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 220

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 341

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 319

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Aug 26

    Are Social Security Benefits Protected From Securities and Exchange Commission Collection?

    Are Social Security Benefits Protected From Securities and Exchange Commission Collection?
    A caller said that the Securities and Exchange Commission had a civil judgment against him for his violation of federal securities laws. He wanted to know if the SEC could take his social security income when he retires. He said …The…
  • Aug 18

    Moving Protected Homestead Equity From Another State to A Florida Homestead Property

    Moving Protected Homestead Equity From Another State to A Florida Homestead Property
    Selling an exempt homestead in one state in order to move in to a new Florida homestead can be tricky. One must be careful to preserve the  protection of current homestead while it is on the market and also protect …The post…
  • Aug 11

    Changes May Be Coming To Fraudulent Transfer Statute

    Changes May Be Coming To Fraudulent Transfer Statute
    Florida’s fraudulent transfer law is for the most part the enactment of the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. The Uniform act is adopted by most, if not all, states including Florida. On July 16, 2014, the National Conference of…
Rank this Week: 372

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosures, and the securitization of consumer debt. By Traywick Law offices.

http://www.scarolinabankruptcylaw.com/Mount-Pleasant-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 7

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?
    A brand spanking new house is a wonderful thing. Every part of it is new, from the roof ridge all the way down to the foundation. Nobody else has ever lived in it, so every personal first (first party thrown in it, first child born into it,…
  • Aug 2

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting
    Traywick Law Offices was delighted to find that an Oregon jury dealt a blow for the public good, putting Equifax and the rest of the credit bureau industry on notice by rendering a $186,000,000 verdict to a woman whom Equifax had put through…
  • Feb 15

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Debt Collectors are out of control. These are some of the foulest human beings walking the planet. And they routinely breach your rights. Below the fold is the entire text of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If you suspect…
Rank this Week: 524

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 31

    Single-Point-of-Entry: No Bank Left Behind

    Single-Point-of-Entry: No Bank Left Behind
    Last December the FDIC put out for comment a proposal for a Single-Point-of-Entry (SPOE) Strategy to implement its Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) under Title II of Dodd-Frank. Single-Point-of-Entry has gotten a lot of policy traction.…
  • Aug 28

    With a whole lot more

    With a whole lot more
    Thoughts on cramdown and "make whole" call provisions, over at Dealb%k.
  • Aug 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
Rank this Week: 553

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Stripping in "Chapter 20 Cases"

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Stripping in "Chapter 20 Cases"
    Yesterday, June 18, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Scantling (In re: Scantling) on an issue where there has been a split of authority in the courts for many years.…
  • Jun 19

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Avoidance in "Chapter 20" Case

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Avoidance in "Chapter 20" Case
    Yesterday, June 18, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Scantling (In re: Scantling) on an issue where there has been a split of authority in the courts for many years.…
  • Jun 14

    Constitutional for Bankruptcy Judges to Issue "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" in Stern Type Case

    Constitutional for Bankruptcy Judges to Issue "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" in Stern Type Case
    On  January 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of  Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (In re: Bellingham Ins. Agency, Inc.)  573 U.S. ___ (2014)  in which it held…
Rank this Week: 661

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 604

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Covers the BAPCPA, bankruptcy, circuit splits, code statutory interpretation, and recent case law developments. By the Coleman Law Firm.

http://www.bankruptcylitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 647

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
  • May 20

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett
    Recently I ran across someone who wanted to make just about the worst mistake possible for a Massachusetts resident who has just filed for bankruptcy protection. She wanted to sign a reaffirmation agreement on a leased car. Why is that such a…
Rank this Week: 710

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
Rank this Week: 781

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. By Craig Robins.

http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Mar 3

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in…
Rank this Week: 670

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Aug 18

    When Life Gives You Lemons: OC Edition

    When Life Gives You Lemons: OC Edition
    From religion to politics; housing, transportation and food, the epic failures of the economic recession have delivered some real big lemons to the OC [Orange County]. No sector of the economy was left untouched and so many lives have been…
  • Aug 11

    A Medical Bankruptcy May Soon Discharge Student Loan

    A Medical Bankruptcy May Soon Discharge Student Loan
    Cited as the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2014, S.2471 is a Bill recently introduced in the Senate, June 12, 2014. The proposed Bill would Amend the Bankruptcy Code to include definitions for a “medically distressed debtor”…
  • Aug 4

    Supreme Court Bankruptcy Trilogy & Bankruptcy Judge’s Inferiority Complex

    Supreme Court Bankruptcy Trilogy & Bankruptcy Judge’s Inferiority Complex
    In the Beginning In Stern v. Marshall,131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), this Court held that Article III of the United States Constitution precludes Congress from assigning certain “core” bankruptcy proceedings involving private state law…
Rank this Week: 871

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Jul 25

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time
    Changes to legislation in recent years, some of which have only recently been introduced,  have enabled HMRC to take more aggressive steps to make sure that those who they believe should be paying tax, do indeed do so. Examples include…
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
  • Jul 7

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
Rank this Week: 878

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Bankruptcy Law. Published by Brinkman & Alter, LLC

http://www.stlouisbankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN I WILL LOSE ALL MY ASSETS?

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN I WILL LOSE ALL MY ASSETS?
    Filing a St. Louis bankruptcy does not automatically mean that you will lose your assets, like a car or house. In fact, it is the number goal at Brinkman & Alter to make sure that you keep all of your belongings (whether it is personal…
  • Oct 16

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN THAT I CAN REBUILD MY CREDIT?

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN THAT I CAN REBUILD MY CREDIT?
    When you file a St. Louis bankruptcy, your unsecured debts (like credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, old utility bills, overdrawn bank accounts) are eliminated forever. This means you will no longer have to put up with the…
  • Sep 30

    HOW DOES A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY HELP ME?

    HOW DOES A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY HELP ME?
    Filing a St. Louis bankruptcy can help in a number of different ways: 1) It will get rid of all your unsecured debts (like credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, old utility bills, overdrawn bank accounts, etc) 2) It will stop any St.…
Rank this Week: 868

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

Covers California bankruptcy and Fair Dept Collection Practices Act issues. By Ronald Wilcox.

http://www.sanjosebankruptcyfdcpalawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever
    Based in Texas, Expert Global Solutions and its subsidiaries-ALW Sourcing, LLC; NCO Financial Systems, Inc.; and Transworld Systems, Inc., (which also does business as North Shore Agency, Inc.), collectively are the largest debt collector in…
  • Jun 28

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt
    When we think of people who file for bankruptcy, very often we tend to think of them as over spenders maxing out their credit cards and leading a carefree lifestyle; or perhaps we think of them as people who have lost their job and are now…
  • Jun 14

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 867

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

Covers the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings. By Chuck Newton.

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 885

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 13

    Patent Pilot Program in Southern District of Florida Scrubbed

    Patent Pilot Program in Southern District of Florida Scrubbed
    On June 20, 2011, Judge Federico A. Moreno, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, signed Administrative Order 2011-53 establishing a pilot program to encourage the enhancement of expertise by…
  • Aug 7

    Litigation and War – Managing Expectation

    Litigation and War – Managing Expectation
    As a career business litigator, I have handled, literally, hundreds of commercial disputes for my clients.  Whether being involved in bet-the-company type litigation, where the stakes and the legal fees are high, or when appearing at…
  • Aug 6

    Partner Michael S. Greene presents at South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference

    Partner Michael S. Greene presents at South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference
    Partner Michael S. Greene will be speaking at the upcoming South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference, in conjunction with Environmental Research and Restoration, and Indoor Air Quality Association Inc.  The conference is aimed at…
Rank this Week: 1185

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Aug 7

    Costly Nassau County Eviction

    Costly Nassau County Eviction
    Knowing the venue where you are litigating your eviction is vital in several ways including the cost of the action.  Nassau County in particular can be very costly due to some local town codes.  In Nassau County, the Sheriff…
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
Rank this Week: 1069

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • May 3

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?
    This is a complex topic and should only be left to seasoned attorneys. Our law office, Law Office of Malik W. Ahmad is well situated to handle these kinds of lawsuits and we have successfully settled, or litigated to an acceptable levels all…
  • May 2

    Nevada Laws about foreclosure: NRS 40.455 Deficiency Judgment

    Nevada Laws about foreclosure: NRS 40.455 Deficiency Judgment
    CHAPTER 40 – ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN PARTICULAR CASES CONCERNING PROPERTY NRS 40.455 Deficiency judgment: Award to judgment creditor or beneficiary of deed of trust; exceptions. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, upon…
  • May 2

    What is the difference between a mortgage and a trust deed?

    What is the difference between a mortgage and a trust deed?
    Difference between Mortgage and Deed of Trust We hear these terms in almost synonymous terms as people understand them in similar terms but they are two diverse concepts, terms, and entails different legal procedure. Notable difference…
Rank this Week: 1055

Crabtree Law Blawg

Crabtree Law Blawg

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://crabtree-law.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Student Loan Victorie

    Student Loan Victorie
    I'm very honored and thankful to say that I've been thus far consistently able to reduce student loan debts, both public and private, by 50% or more. I just saved one client more than $20,000 by settling two student loans of his-- one from…
  • Mar 1

    Student Loan Bankruptcy, the True Goal

    Student Loan Bankruptcy, the True Goal
    Perhaps you've looked at my earlier student loan debt articles here and here, and you're discouraged. You're thinking to yourself that it's too much of a risk, that too many things could go against your favor in the case, the "totality of the…
  • Feb 22

    Your First DWI in Jefferson County, Missouri, Part 1: Getting Your License Back

    Your First DWI in Jefferson County, Missouri, Part 1: Getting Your License Back
    Getting a DWI in Jefferson County is, frankly, easy to do. We've got a slew of "DWI recognition experts" who patrol the bars and restaurants at target times, to swoop down upon unfortunate people who may have misjudged their blood-alcohol…
Rank this Week: 1254

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Aug 27

    Sued For Debt? Don’t Bother To Tell It To The Judge

    Sued For Debt? Don’t Bother To Tell It To The Judge
    The New York Times’ great feature on the dark world of consumer debt collection had a marvelous flow chart of the progress of collecting an old bill. Only it was deceptively wrong. After following the debt collector’s options and…
  • Aug 21

    How Voodoo Economics Curses Your Budget

    How Voodoo Economics Curses Your Budget
      I can’t save anything because it takes every dollar I make just to get by. Sound like a description of your budget? For some folks, that is absolutely true. But for another slice of working folks, there’s some…
  • Aug 15

    We Don’t Arrest People For Not Paying Debt

    We Don’t Arrest People For Not Paying Debt
    This fake arrest warrant is wrong in so many ways. Repeat after me: we don’t jail people for debt. The post We Don’t Arrest People For Not Paying Debts appeared first on Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer.
Rank this Week: 1400

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    Form MSC7 is the report of the Evaluator in a workers compensation case in North Carolina. An Evaluator is usually a neutral person who meets with the plaintiffs and defendants in a workers compensation case in a neutral evaluation…
  • Jul 22

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you need to know your rights and the steps that must be taken to ensure your rights are protected. Just because you are hurt on the job, you are not automatically going to receive money…
  • Jul 16

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?
    Once your case is filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the creditors are notified of the filing, your mortgage company may stop sending you the monthly statements for your house payment.  This is a protective measure on their…
Rank this Week: 1275

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

Covers the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. By Victoria Ring.

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Aug 18

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you…

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you will find that there will be a good percentage of your clients who will be behind in their mortgage payments and facing foreclosure, filing bankruptcy can often benefit your clients. In many cases,…
  • Jun 24

    Perks of Working from Home

    Perks of Working from Home
    The percentage of employees who are now working from home or another remote location is steadily increasing.  Now that you are working from home as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant you can see firsthand some of the perks of working from…
  • Jun 10

    How to Setup a Virtual Office

    How to Setup a Virtual Office
    Now that you have been certified as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant it’s time to setup your virtual office.   Even though you may be physically located a great distance away from your clients you still need to maintain the…
Rank this Week: 1494

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

Covers skill building for lawyers new to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. By Cathy Moran.

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
  • Jul 23

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
Rank this Week: 1292

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Bankruptcy, Stress and Consequences for Youth

    Bankruptcy, Stress and Consequences for Youth
    According to US Courts, there were 9,576 personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings in 2013 in Massachusetts.  Those people got a “fresh start” under the law.  Unfortunately, they might have received something else…
  • Jun 27

    Social Security And Bankruptcy

    Social Security And Bankruptcy
    Is Social Security considered as an asset in bankruptcy? No. Your Social Security income is not considered an asset. Social Security is not factored into your Means Test either. Even if you have built up a huge “asset” of…
  • Jun 24

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy
    One of the most common questions we get asked by our Boston bankruptcy clients is:  what will happen to my credit if I file for bankruptcy?  Our website has the answer to how the credit reporting agencies score your credit. …
Rank this Week: 1496

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers mortgages, consumer debt, and bankruptcy. By M. Hedayat + Associates, P.C.

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Debtor’s Failure to Disclose Comes Back to Haunt Him

    Debtor’s Failure to Disclose Comes Back to Haunt Him
    When you file for bankruptcy you sign sworn schedules that itemize your assets. If you fail to disclose in full or fail to update your asset summary, you risk a creditor objecting to discharge on the basis of fraud. Claims that arise after…
  • Jul 18

    New Short Sale Guidlines Make It Easier to Qualify

    New Short Sale Guidlines Make It Easier to Qualify
    Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae made guideline changes to the prevailing short-sale guidelines that unified and clarified them. Those changes featured examples of eligible hardships that would permit homeowners to sell their homes even if they…
  • Jul 8

    Executive Benefits (Stern vs. Marshall 3 Years Later)

    Executive Benefits (Stern vs. Marshall 3 Years Later)
    In June 2013 the US Supreme Court published an opinion arising from a dispute over the estate of Pierce Marshall - better known as the husband of Anna Nichole Smith. That case, Stern vs. Marshall, gave rise to a surprising decision; namely,…
Rank this Week: 1687

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 1579

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankrupcies, foreclosures, and bankruptcy trustees. By Mark Neis and Jill Michaux.

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • Jun 14

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase
    The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved several bankruptcy fee increases starting on June 1, 2014. The new  fees will be: Chapter 7:  $335 (up from $ 306) Chapter 9: $1,717 (up from $1,213) Chapter 11: $1,717 (up…
  • Jan 21

    Is an Inherited IRA Exempt in Bankruptcy?

    Is an Inherited IRA Exempt in Bankruptcy?
    The National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) membership in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Clark v. Rameker (In re…
  • Jan 20

    Child Tax Credit Not Exempt in Missouri

    Child Tax Credit Not Exempt in Missouri
    A recent Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decision found that the debtor may not exempt her federal Child Tax Credit refund under Missouri’s exemption for “public assistance.” Hardy v. Fink (In re Hardy), No. 13-6029 (B.A.P.…
Rank this Week: 1553

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy and debtor issues. By Goldstein and Clegg LLC.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/bankruptcy_blog
  • Apr 30

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code
    A lot of consumers getting out of college these days are facing a massive amount of debt.  The reason for this is that they tried to improve themselves by going to highly reputable and expensive universities with the expectation of…
  • Sep 10

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy
    Many consumers have been finding the tough economy a bit too much to handle of late and the number of bankruptcy filings are practically on the rise. In fact, the financial trend has changed so much that what was once considered a social …
  • May 19

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill
    Many people have suffered the loss of a job due to an illness. When that happens, your debt can build up very quickly. In addition, many times when you loose a job, you also can loose your health insurance, and then face staggering medical…
Rank this Week: 1525

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure news. By Nader Law Firm.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously
    For some contemplating filing for bankruptcy in Los Angeles, the move is preceded by the ending of a marriage. It is common for couples who are separating to be faced with a host of money struggles. This is born not only of the fees…
  • Mar 24

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    On the day you file for a Los Angeles Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you provide to the court a snapshot of your finances. Any debts that you owe at that point are considered "pre-petition debts," also sometimes referred to as "pre-conversion…
  • Mar 20

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data
    There is now another reason that those in debt should feel confident about fighting lawsuits brought by a debt-buyer. According to a new report published in the spring 2014 issue of Communities & Banking, debt-buyers are frequently…
Rank this Week: 1651

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt collection.

http://www.bankruptcyhq.com/blog
  • Jan 2

    Starting the New Year Off Debt Free With Bankruptcy

    Starting the New Year Off Debt Free With Bankruptcy
    It’s a new year and a new you! But what if your new year is already feeling weighed down by the debt that was plaguing you last year? Filing bankruptcy may be able to help you truly start this year off with a financial fresh start. If…
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding

    Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding
    Although I spent years working as a bankruptcy paralegal at one of the nation’s largest firm I rarely saw bankruptcy cases that involved adversary proceedings. Perhaps that is why they were always so interesting to me. Not many people…
  • Sep 15

    Reasons Your Bankruptcy Could be Denied

    Reasons Your Bankruptcy Could be Denied
    Many people who file bankruptcy are unaware of the fact that their case could be denied. Most debtors just assume that the court will grant them the bankruptcy they desire as long as they meet all of the eligibility requirements. This,…
Rank this Week: 1327

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy law. By Shawn N. Wright.

http://www.pittsburgh-bankruptcy-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer
      Here is the first post from my 12 Days of Financial Advice. I'm spending more and more time talking with prospective clients about their student loans. No, I'm not suggesting that they can file bankruptcy and wipe out their student…
  • Nov 30

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You
    You might wonder why someone with virtually no debt and with good credit would contact a bankruptcy attorney.  Ah ha, when that person is considering marrying someone who's got credit problems. Thus, if you're looking to get married to…
  • Nov 4

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt
       I subscribe to a lot of blogs relating to personal finance and bankruptcy law. And I've known about the www.Getoutofdebt.org for some time now.  This website has a lot of information and advice for people with debt…
Rank this Week: 1307

Utah Bankruptcy Counsel

Utah Bankruptcy Counsel

Discusses current Utah bankruptcy and consumer law issues. By Travis K. Elder.

http://www.utahbankruptcycounsel.com/blog.html
  • Oct 4

    I just moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Can I file bankruptcy in Utah?

    I just moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Can I file bankruptcy in Utah?
    Filing Bankruptcy in Utah? There are a lot of reasons that people move to Utah and subsequently desire to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The prospects of finding new employment in Salt Lake City, moving closer to family in Provo,…
  • Sep 27

    How long after bankruptcy until I can purchase a house?

    How long after bankruptcy until I can purchase a house?
    One of the most common questions asked by our Salt Lake Bankruptcy clients is, "How long do I have to wait to purchase a home after bankruptcy?" The answer to that question depends on individual factors such as whether the bankruptcy was…
  • Mar 23

    Paying for Bankruptcy: The Filing Fee

    Paying for Bankruptcy: The Filing Fee
    One pressing concern for anyone considering bankruptcy is how to pay for it.  After all in such a situation cash is a commodity likely in short supply.  One provision of the law that can help concerns waiver or installment…
Rank this Week: 1649

Diamond Law on Bankrutcy and…

Diamond Law on Bankrutcy and Related Topics

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy.

http://sidneydiamond.com/category/bankruptcy-insights/
  • Jul 29

    Bankruptcy Means Test – Which Chapter is for You?

    Bankruptcy Means Test – Which Chapter is for You?
    What are the qualifications for an individual/couple to file for Bankruptcy?  The answer to this question is simple  — there are no qualifications for filing Bankruptcy.  Everyone has the right to file a petition for…
  • Mar 8

    First Meeting of Creditors for Ch 7 & Ch13 – What to Expect?

    First Meeting of Creditors for Ch 7 & Ch13 – What to Expect?
    When I mention to clients that they will be required to appear at a 341 First Meeting of Creditors after we file their bankruptcy, most of them cringe and become nervous immediately. They imagine a Meeting where they are interrogated and…
  • Mar 8

    Will a Pending Divorce Screw Up Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Will a Pending Divorce Screw Up Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Once your Chapter 13 has been confirmed you have a sense of relief because your financial chaos is finally under control. Your home is secure, your vehicles are secure.  You’re feeling pretty good about life, as…
Rank this Week: 1636

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt settlement. By DCDM Law Group.

http://www.pasadenabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal
    When you file for bankruptcy protection, the ideal goal is to resolve your debts. There are a lot of different ways that you can do that, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. For each of these different types … Continue…
  • May 17

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy has long provided solutions for those running businesses in the United States who need assistance in restructuring their debts. With the help of a Pasadena bankruptcy lawyer, many local businesses have been able to climb…
  • May 13

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney
    Recently, a Consumer Debt Expert for the Huffington Post provided some tips on how to find a great bankruptcy attorney to assist you with your bankruptcy filing. Finding the right bankruptcy attorney is very important because you want to make…
Rank this Week: 1676

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.lickerlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1670

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Rust, Armenis & Schwartz.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy
    In Northern California families are continuing to struggle with the economy.
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    Many individuals in Northern California have significantly reduced their consumer debt in the past several years. This is not the case for those, however, who have student loan debts.
  • Oct 29

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 1654

Florida Bankruptcy Law Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy in Orlando, Florida. By Jonathan Alper.

http://www.bankruptcyorlando.com/
  • Aug 6

    Business Bankruptcy Location: Where Can A Business File?

    Business Bankruptcy Location: Where Can A Business File?
    Where may a business file bankruptcy? The president of a small family business based in Georgia called me to ask whether his business could file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Florida. The business was a Georgia corporation with offices in…
  • Jul 23

    Does Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Permit Transfer Of Car Title To Spouse

    Does Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Permit Transfer Of Car Title To Spouse
    Bankruptcy debtors use their $4,000 wildcard exemptions most often to protect cars. The debtor can apply the wildcard only to cars in the debtor's name. For example, if a married couple is considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy and both of the…
  • Jul 17

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Strips Second Mortgage Notwithstanding Prior Chapter 7 Discharge: Court Hold

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Strips Second Mortgage Notwithstanding Prior Chapter 7 Discharge: Court Hold
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers debtors the opportunity to strip off a wholly unsecured second mortgage on their primary residence. Most courts have held that debtor’s mortgage is stripped from his house when he completes the Chapter 13 plan…
Rank this Week: 1487

Financial Freedom Law

Financial Freedom Law

Covers California bankruptcy law. By the Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.california-bankruptcyattorney.com/
  • Jun 11

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy
    What are the Top Three Reasons to Be Able to Locate All Your Financial Documents Before Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
  • May 15

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012
    The American Bankruptcy Institute reports that bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012, with California filing rising more than any other state.  Although bankruptcy filings were down five percent nationally from…
  • May 12

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue
    What is the impact that health issues have on a person’s decision to file for bankruptcy.  Recently I have had more and more clients who have had severe health issues and excessive medical bills.  We have been able to help many clients…
Rank this Week: 1665

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1724

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
  • Aug 15

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
  • Aug 15

    Senior Citizen Social Security Being Garnished for Old Student Loans?

    Senior Citizen Social Security Being Garnished for Old Student Loans?
    I'm looking for someone fitting this description to help to publicize this problem - CNN Money is interested in doing a story - Please contact me if you know someone who would be willing to share their story and be interviewed. Plus I may be…
Rank this Week: 2482