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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 38

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 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 166

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 241

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: 261

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 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
  • Aug 15

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu
    I've been meaning to post about this recent decision, by Judge Rakoff in the Southern District of New York, denying motions by Uber and its CEO Travis Kalanick to compel arbitration of a class action lawsuit. More coverage here (Bloomberg)...
Rank this Week: 292

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
Rank this Week: 551

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 5

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
  • Jun 10

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt
    Late night comedian John Oliver recently offered his unique and humorous take on the debt buying industry, noting that collection agencies are responsible for more lawsuits than any other type of plaintiff, and that many of these lawsuits…
  • Jun 6

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
Rank this Week: 808

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/
  • Dec 7

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption
    An attorney called me about one of their clients who is being forced to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy because his wages were garnished. The attorney said that the client supported an adult child living at home. The attorney asked whether…
  • Nov 30

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?
    Some financial advisers are compensated for managing their clients’ money based upon a percentage of the clients’ securities portfolio. The typical adviser earns annually one percent of assets under management. One such financial…
  • Nov 24

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment
    This brief post supplements a post earlier this year concerning federal agency administrative wage garnishments. The earlier post stated that state law garnishment exemptions to do apply to administrative garnishments by federal agencies…
Rank this Week: 754

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: 638

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 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
Rank this Week: 1018

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 858

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
  • Mar 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised
    The European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings) is being revised. In the months since we last reported, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on a…
  • Feb 26

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue
    Insolvency office holders conducting litigation can continue to recover CFA uplifts and ATE premiums from losing parties. The government announced today, 26 February 2015, in a Written Statement that the insolvency exemption to sections 44…
  • Feb 23

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 959

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

Focuses on bankruptcy planning, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filing options, advice on wage garnishments and repossessions, bankruptcy law and advice for those that are experiencing extreme financial difficulty. By the Bornmann Law Group.

http://bankruptcy-az.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    What is a 341 meeting of creditors?

    What is a 341 meeting of creditors?
    What is a 341 meeting of creditors? If you wish to file for bankruptcy in Mesa Arizona, it is important to learn everything about the process. Most people have never heard of a 341 meeting of creditors. Let’s take a …
  • Jul 21

    OJ Simpson Lawyer Files For Bankruptcy

    OJ Simpson Lawyer Files For Bankruptcy
    OJ Simpson Lawyer Files For Bankruptcy In the early nineties all over the country, including Arizona, people watched the news on edge as the historic O.J. Simpson case played out. Last month the infamous defense attorney who worked on the…
  • Mar 10

    The Connection between Compulsive Buying Disorder and Bankruptcy Filing

    The Connection between Compulsive Buying Disorder and Bankruptcy Filing
    The Connection between Compulsive Buying Disorder and Bankruptcy Filings Do you consider yourself a shopaholic? Maybe you like to buy shoes, or maybe you just can’t resist the latest tech gadget. Chances are that you actually just enjoy…
Rank this Week: 1724

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Richard A. Schwartz.

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1541

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    What to Expect when Filing Bankruptcy?

    What to Expect when Filing Bankruptcy?
    Against common belief, filing bankruptcy can be a very easy process; especially if you are filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Knowing what to expect when filing bankruptcy as well as hiring an experienced bankruptcy attorney are the keys to…
  • Aug 4

    Bankruptcy for a Corporation

    Bankruptcy for a Corporation
    To begin, it is important to point out that there are some very important differences between an individual bankruptcy and a corporation bankruptcy. When a corporation files a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the corporation WILL NOT receive a…
  • Jul 26

    Is My Child’s Florida Pre-Paid College Fund safe if I file Bankruptcy in Florida?

    Is My Child’s Florida Pre-Paid College Fund safe if I file Bankruptcy in Florida?
    Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code allows parents to set up education savings accounts for their child’s future college expenses. In Florida, these educational savings accounts are most commonly known as Florida’s Prepaid…
Rank this Week: 1570

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Discusses issues that affect consumer debtors considering filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Aug 4

    How Will Home Loan Modifications Be Approved in the Future?

    How Will Home Loan Modifications Be Approved in the Future?
    With the expiration of the federal loan modification programs Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) expiring at the end of 2016, how will loan modifications be approved in the future? The…
  • Jul 15

    10 Things You Need to Know If You Have A Civil Judgment Entered Against You

    10 Things You Need to Know If You Have A Civil Judgment Entered Against You
    Quite often I receive frantic phone calls from consumers stating that a civil judgment has been entered against them and now they want to know what their options are.  So what exactly does it mean when a civil judgment is… Read…
  • May 9

    How You Can Use the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) To Stop Debt Collectors From Harassing You

    How You Can Use the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) To Stop Debt Collectors From Harassing You
    The Fair Debt Collection practices Act, (FDCPA) 15 U.S.C. § 1692, is a federal law that can protect consumers like you from being harassed by debt collectors, you just need to educate yourself and know your rights to be…
Rank this Week: 1713

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Aug 2

    Attorney Tom McAvity – July 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – July 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Hello, everyone. Tom McAvity, I’m messing it up. Last time I did so fine. Tom: That’s it. No, you nailed it. You nailed it. Katherine: Say it again. You say it and then I’m going to say it right after you. Tom:…
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You’re going to help me with your name. We’re going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I’ll try. I’ll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy.…
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
Rank this Week: 1372

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and…

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and ugly

Advice, comments and discussions about consumer bankruptcy. Some of the discussions are for laymen and others for lawyers.

http://www.dianedrain.com
  • Jul 23

    Ripped Off by Fifth Third Bank?

    Ripped Off by Fifth Third Bank?
    FIFTH THIRD BANK TO PAY $18 million to African-American and Hispanic auto borrowers for lending discrimination and $3 million to credit card customers for deceptive marketing practices. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB”…
  • Jul 23

    Have You Been Harassed by Debt Collectors Like Midland Funding or Portfolio Recovery?

    Have You Been Harassed by Debt Collectors Like Midland Funding or Portfolio Recovery?
    Zombie debt buyers – Encore Capital Group (Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance) and Portfolio Recovery Associates – ordered to stop using illegal actions to collect debts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that…
  • Jul 22

    Private Student Loan May Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Private Student Loan May Be Discharged in Bankruptcy
    Private Student Loans and Bankruptcy – an evolving tug of war. Just because a school calls a loan a “private student loan” does not mean it is a student loan for bankruptcy purposes.  There are specifics requirements…
Rank this Week: 1698

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 14

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money
    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money From TV ads to word-of-mouth, there are numerous ways to market your law firm to prospective clients. A firm may spend thousands of dollars per year on different marketing channels, all while…
  • Oct 7

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy
    Head over to 713training.com to read our latest article.  You will learn tips and tricks to help you  when you prepare bankruptcy petitions. The post Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy appeared first on…
  • Jun 29

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
Rank this Week: 1456

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
  • Mar 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit
    Bankruptcy is an excellent retirement strategy, especially if you are behind in saving for retirement because your credit card debt is robbing you of your ability to save. Just look at the math: Let’s say you’re about 10…
Rank this Week: 1530

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 1428

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
  • Mar 4

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!
    It’s that time of the year again.  The IRS requires that everyone that earns above a certain amount must file a tax return.  The rule of thumb is that if you earn above $10,000, you need to file a tax return with the IRS; and…
Rank this Week: 1320

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    How to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy starts with your bankruptcy petition. This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2016. It will help you Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy…
  • May 24

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2015. Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy the contents of the above Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition verbatim. It should be…
  • Mar 20

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    I can’t believe that it has been a couple years since I posted my first Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition. The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2013. I continue to see Pro Se Debtors…
Rank this Week: 1154

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick is a Miami, Florida  has over 25 years of experience in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization of mortgages and other debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases (discharge of debt). He has filed over…
  • Nov 6

    For being a loyal customer, we would like…

    For being a loyal customer, we would like to reward you with a $50 gift from CVS. Claim Your Free Gift Here Jordan E. Bublick - Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer - Kendall & Aventura Offices - (305) 891-4055 - www.bublicklaw.com
  • Nov 4

    RE:Your Application

    RE:Your Application
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Rank this Week: 1432

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1349

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 1413

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Covers news, commentary and analysis on bankruptcy fraud. By Wayne D. Holly.

http://bankruptcyfraud.typepad.com/bankruptcy_fraud_resource/
  • Mar 16

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea
    Updating a story we reported here, Margaret Diekemper was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in the Southern District of Illinois following a plea agreement reached with the…
  • Jan 18

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge
    According to this Wisconsin State Journal article, Ismail Beciri was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with four counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements after a federal agents searched…
  • Jan 4

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 1273

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Aug 24

    Bankruptcy Judge: The Phantom In Your Case

    Bankruptcy Judge: The Phantom In Your Case
    Will the judge approve my bankruptcy case? Do I have to explain to the judge why I’m in bankruptcy? What if the judge makes a plan I can’t pay? When you’re considering bankruptcy, you start to think about your upcoming…
  • Aug 23

    Small Businesses Need SB 308

    Small Businesses Need SB 308
    Small businesses stand to gain a bit of protection from adverse financial events if the California Assembly passes S.B. 308. Cash, inventory, or receivables up to $5,000 would be protected under the proposed bill should the entrepreneur get…
  • Aug 16

    Costs of Incarcerated Kid Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

    Costs of Incarcerated Kid Dischargeable in Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy “reform” a decade ago expanded protections for those owed family support. Any debt “in the nature of support” can’t be discharged in bankruptcy, regardless of to whom it’s owed. Orange County…
Rank this Week: 2798

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy fiilng, bankruptcy means test, student loans, credit counseling, and debtor education.

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Aug 24

    Obtaining Your Bankruptcy Certificates: A Quick and Helpful Guide

    Obtaining Your Bankruptcy Certificates: A Quick and Helpful Guide
    Life has a way of throwing curve balls and when it does, it can seriously affect your finances. While most people have the best intentions for paying their bills and taking care of their responsibilities, certain circumstances may arise where…
  • Aug 20

    5 Steps to Recovering After Filing For Bankruptcy

    5 Steps to Recovering After Filing For Bankruptcy
    Filing for bankruptcy is a life-changing decision. After doing so, you may feel like there is no real way to recover from your financial situation. However, recovering from bankruptcy is not impossible, and can even be quite painless if you…
  • Aug 18

    5 Back-to-School Money-Saving Tip

    5 Back-to-School Money-Saving Tip
    As you prepare for the new school year, you might fear the annual empty wallet that always seems to come with back-to-school time. School supplies, new clothes, and extracurricular registration fees can quickly eat into your budget and leave…
Rank this Week: 2583

Sader Law Firm Blog

Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy, collections and student loans.

http://www.saderlawfirm.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    Transition from a Creditors’ Attorney to a Debtors’ Attorney

    Transition from a Creditors’ Attorney to a Debtors’ Attorney
    An older attorney once told me, only half-joking, “debtors’ attorneys primarily dodge rocks while creditors’ attorneys throw them.”  While there is a lot of truth his observation, I’ve found that the rewards…
  • Aug 22

    Why Installment Loans Can Be as Risky as Payday Loan

    Why Installment Loans Can Be as Risky as Payday Loan
    Payday loans have achieved a notorious reputation for trapping borrowers in a never-ending cycle of debt. People who borrow payday loans are stuck with high interest rates that make payments unaffordable. Borrowers behind on payments may also…
  • Aug 19

    Want A Total and Permanent Disability Discharge for Student Loans?

    Want A Total and Permanent Disability Discharge for Student Loans?
    Earlier this year, the Department of Education took steps to identify federal student loan borrowers with permanent disabilities by using Social Security data. According to the Department of Education, it identified 387,000 borrowers who are…
Rank this Week: 1816

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act forbids a debt collector from making any false or misleading statements when they are attempting to collect a debt. If a debt collector lied to you, here’s what you need to know about your rights…
  • Aug 23

    Can a debt collector call me at work?

    Can a debt collector call me at work?
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act strictly regulates collection calls while a person is at work. The Act recognizes that you have a right to keep your personal financial information private and that it’s difficult to maintain…
  • Aug 22

    Can a debt collector call my friends and family about my debt?

    Can a debt collector call my friends and family about my debt?
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act generally forbids collection calls to friends and family. In fact, collection calls to most third-parties are illegal. There are some exceptions to this general rule, though. Here’s what…
Rank this Week: 3170

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 23

    What States Have the Highest Rate of Bankruptcy?

    What States Have the Highest Rate of Bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy?” Bankruptcy is a process that would seem to occur with the same frequency no matter your state or region. After all, people can have…
  • Aug 16

    Repeat filers use bankruptcy protection to evade punishment

    Repeat filers use bankruptcy protection to evade punishment
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?” A recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussed a strategy used by some landlords in the city to avoid paying fines:…
  • Aug 9

    What is a bankruptcy “proof of claim”?

    What is a bankruptcy “proof of claim”?
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Should I file bankruptcy?” If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy you have likely come to understand just how many technicalities and rules are part of the…
Rank this Week: 2779

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 22

    5 Reasons Why You Should Never Lie to the Bankruptcy Court

    5 Reasons Why You Should Never Lie to the Bankruptcy Court
    There are too many debtors who think they can file bankruptcy protection and feel the court doesn't need to know everything about their finances. The bankruptcy code was established with federal regulations providing a fair option for…
  • Aug 17

    Choosing a Bankruptcy Attorney: Characteristics of Quality Representation

    Choosing a Bankruptcy Attorney: Characteristics of Quality Representation
    Getting the outcome you deserve for your financial situation includes having the right legal representation in your corner. Taking time to choose an experienced bankruptcy attorney may save you headache and frustration down the road,…
  • Aug 8

    6 Things to Avoid Prior to Filing Bankruptcy

    6 Things to Avoid Prior to Filing Bankruptcy
    If you are considering bankruptcy or have plans to file bankruptcy in the future, getting prepared ahead of time can affect the outcome of your case. At Allmand Law Firm, PLLC, we know that failing to prepare or taking the wrong steps…
Rank this Week: 3910

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2975

Southern Lawyer News

Southern Lawyer News

Covers bankruptcy and injury law. By Holston & Huntley, LLC.

http://www.southernlawyer.news/
  • Aug 22

    Is any of my property exempt from a bankruptcy in Georgia?

    Is any of my property exempt from a bankruptcy in Georgia?
    Yes, some of your property is exempt from bankruptcy in Georgia. Exemptions are laws that protect your assets from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee. In addition to Georgia’s bankruptcy exemptions, there are federal exemptions that…
  • Aug 5

    How Can I Qualify for the Chapter 13 Hardship Discharge?

    How Can I Qualify for the Chapter 13 Hardship Discharge?
    Many of our Georgian friends and neighbors have turned to bankruptcy as a solution to alleviating their mounting debt and constant financial instability.  For households, there are two types of bankruptcy petitions available:…
  • Jul 26

    My loved one was killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer. Can I sue for wrongful death?

    My loved one was killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer. Can I sue for wrongful death?
    Typically, when a passenger automobile is involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, semi-truck, or other commercial vehicle, very serious injuries or death is the result. The weight of the truck and the speeds at which they drive can…
Rank this Week: 1884

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Provides information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Gregory A. Holbus.

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    If I'm bankrupt, how can I afford to hire an attorney for bankruptcy?

    If I'm bankrupt, how can I afford to hire an attorney for bankruptcy?
    Filing for bankruptcy protection without an attorney is a treacherous venture into a legal minefield.  Neither the trustee nor the court can provide you legal advice or counsel, and essentially there is no one involved in the process who…
  • Jul 25

    What should my credit report look like after bankruptcy?

    What should my credit report look like after bankruptcy?
    So you've filed for bankruptcy, gotten a discharge, and pulled your credit report.  What should it look like?  Should it be blank?  Should all of your creditors be on there with a special notation?  What exactly should you…
  • Jul 11

    7 Year Myth

    7 Year Myth
    Quite often, clients believe that a bankruptcy case will only remain on their credit report for 7 years and/or that 7 years is the period of time someone must wait before filing another bankruptcy case.Neither is true.A bankruptcy remains on…
Rank this Week: 4804

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 22

    Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition Filed Against Bennu Titan LLC (f/k/a ATP Titan LLC)

    Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition Filed Against Bennu Titan LLC (f/k/a ATP Titan LLC)
    On August 12, 2016, petitioning creditors Beal Bank USA and CLMG Corp. filed an involuntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition against Bennu Titan LLC (f/k/a ATP Titan LLC).  The involuntary debtor is affiliated with Bennu Oil & Gas, a…
  • Aug 15

    Operator of Champps Kitchen and Bar, and Fox and Hound, Files for Chapter 11 Protection in Delaware

    Operator of Champps Kitchen and Bar, and Fox and Hound, Files for Chapter 11 Protection in Delaware
    The operator of the Fox and Hound, Bailey’s Sports Grille and Champps Kitchen and Bar chains filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, August 10th, listing debts that significantly exceeded assets. Last Call Guarantor LLC…
  • Aug 15

    Court Strikes Unapproved Filing

    Court Strikes Unapproved Filing
      On August 9, 2016, Judge Kevin Carey of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court issued an Order both dismissing a complaint and striking a defendant’s Notice of Supplemental Authority.   The decision was issued in…
Rank this Week: 2295

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Aug 21

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • Jul 10

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat
    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed.  You see, in order for the economy to move full…
  • Jun 16

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy
    I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day, Damon Day; and he was mentioning that he is seeing more and more folks all across the country, who have attended these unaccredited schools and carrying an enormous amount of student…
Rank this Week: 3758

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2921

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Riding Through the Chapter 7 Backdoor: A Story of Car Loans in Bankruptcy

    Riding Through the Chapter 7 Backdoor: A Story of Car Loans in Bankruptcy
    There is a lot of chatter going on among Nebraska bankruptcy attorneys about reports of court hearings where debtors are being told they can keep a car even if they choose not to reaffirm the car loan as long as payments are kept current.…
  • Aug 9

    Bankruptcy Attorney Sanctioned for Using DocuSign

    Bankruptcy Attorney Sanctioned for Using DocuSign
    A bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of California sanctioned attorney Pauldeep Bains for filing a bankruptcy petition signed with digital signatures.  (See In re Mayfield, Case #16-22134). The attorney sent completed…
  • Jul 15

    Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case

    Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case
    Nebraska is the 16th biggest state in the USA, but we rank 43rd in population density.  In fact, Nebraska has more cows than people by a ratio of 3 to 1. Bankruptcy is a specialized area of laws these days, especially after…
Rank this Week: 1901

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and financial news. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Aug 18

    How Can Divorce Affect Bankruptcy?

    How Can Divorce Affect Bankruptcy?
    While most of us would hope to never be in the position of having to file for bankruptcy protection OR suffer the breakdown of our marriage but sometimes circumstance can lead to the point where both may be happening to us at the same time.…
  • Aug 16

    Tips for Making Your Student Loans More Manageable

    Tips for Making Your Student Loans More Manageable
    The old saying that the only things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes needs to be revised for the new reality many are facing in the U.S and that is student loans and the debt they entail. No matter what the circumstances,…
  • Aug 11

    How Common Is Bankruptcy Among The Hollywood Elite?

    How Common Is Bankruptcy Among The Hollywood Elite?
    For many people who are contemplating seeking bankruptcy in Texas the mere thought is enough to induce much hand wringing and even tears and of course the shame and embarrassment for being in the situation in the first place. Well, rest…
Rank this Week: 3694

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, debt and foreclosures. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Aug 18

    How Can Divorce Affect Bankruptcy?

    How Can Divorce Affect Bankruptcy?
    While most of us would hope to never be in the position of having to file for bankruptcy protection OR suffer the breakdown of our marriage but sometimes circumstance can lead to the point where both may be happening to us at the same time.…
  • Aug 16

    Tips for Making Your Student Loans More Manageable

    Tips for Making Your Student Loans More Manageable
    The old saying that the only things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes needs to be revised for the new reality many are facing in the U.S and that is student loans and the debt they entail. No matter what the circumstances,…
  • Aug 11

    How Common Is Bankruptcy Among The Hollywood Elite?

    How Common Is Bankruptcy Among The Hollywood Elite?
    For many people who are contemplating seeking bankruptcy in Texas the mere thought is enough to induce much hand wringing and even tears and of course the shame and embarrassment for being in the situation in the first place. Well, rest…
Rank this Week: 3054

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Aug 18

    Bankruptcy and the Transferring of Asset

    Bankruptcy and the Transferring of Asset
    When the possibility of having to seek bankruptcy protection becomes a reality for some individuals, the first thought is to figure out a way saving some of the assets that they have accumulated over the course of time. The want to protect…
  • Aug 16

    Some Great Financial Apps to Help You Increase Financial Security

    Some Great Financial Apps to Help You Increase Financial Security
    The majority of people who end having to seek protection by filing for bankruptcy in Texas do so because they have found themselves in an ever increasing amount of debt that becomes unbearable. While this can be from spending more than one…
  • Aug 12

    Can Your Lifestyle Lead You Into Bankruptcy?

    Can Your Lifestyle Lead You Into Bankruptcy?
    For a large portion of society, the thought of having to seek protection by filing for bankruptcy is something that happens to the other guy and could never happen to me or to us if a couple. It is the guy who lives the largest life who is…
Rank this Week: 1880

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

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

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court

    Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of…
  • Aug 8

    Majed Nachawati Reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation

    Majed Nachawati Reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation. Public Justice’s mission as a non-profit organization and public…
  • Aug 4

    Majed Nachawati Reappointed as Panel Chairman

    Majed Nachawati Reappointed as Panel Chairman
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has been reappointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious and is held by only a handful of lawyers…
Rank this Week: 3939