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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: 21

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 27

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: 132

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: 133

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 163

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: 177

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: 180

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: 357

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. By Shmucher Law PL.

http://flbankrupt.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Is my Miami Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan for Three or Five Years?

    Is my Miami Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan for Three or Five Years?
    When potential new clients come to see me to discuss chapter 13 options they typically have done some reading online about the process.  One of the biggest misconceptions that clients get confused is how long the lifespan of a Chapter 13…
  • Jul 20

    Miami Bankruptcy Dismissed – Can I refile?

    Miami Bankruptcy Dismissed – Can I refile?
    So you’ve filed for bankruptcy and your case gets dismissed for one reason or another, can you refile?  I get this question on a regular basis from debtors who usually file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Here is a basic…
  • Jun 22

    Important Steps to Take Before Filing a Miami Bankruptcy

    Important Steps to Take Before Filing a Miami Bankruptcy
    Debtors typically have numerous steps to take before filing for bankruptcy in Miami Florida.  The most important step is to find qualified bankruptcy counsel and schedule a free consultation to see if bankruptcy is an option for you. The…
Rank this Week: 556

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Jul 25

    Three Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Celebrity Divorce

    Three Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Celebrity Divorce
    Celebrities are in the limelight, but they are just like regular people when it comes to relationships. Many celebrity marriages end in divorce, and when they do the process may involve airing their dirty laundry in public. The reality is,…
  • Jul 23

    Becoming a Better Parent

    Becoming a Better Parent
    Parenting is never easy. Children don’t come with an instruction guide, yet parents are expected to instinctively know how to care for all of their children’s physical, emotional, and financial needs. Unfortunately, divorce can…
  • Jul 21

    Trial Separation – Is it an Option in Florida?

    Trial Separation – Is it an Option in Florida?
    The decision to divorce isn’t always an easy one. Sometimes, couples may want some time apart to help them decide whether they want to continue the marriage or move on. In Florida, there is no legal separation. However, couples can still…
Rank this Week: 613

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/
  • 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:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
Rank this Week: 485

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

Covers consumer, commercial, and medical debt collection in Florida. By Jorge M. Abril.

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 651

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 611

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/
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM & Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
  • Jul 14

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion
    The Second Circuit handed down its much-anticipated decision on the GM successor liability claims. Bottom line is that most, if not all, of the various claims against New GM are not barred by the Sale Order because of lack of...
Rank this Week: 1042

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up

    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up
    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up Chad Steur Law, LLC, a debt collector, owes my client, Helen, $2280.58. So far, Steur refuses to pay up.  Before she came to see me, Helen was being harassed by a debt collector, calling…
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
Rank this Week: 954

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: 780

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 1007

The Insolvency Blog

The Insolvency Blog

Focuses on bankruptcy and reorganization issues. By Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://theinsolvencyblog.typepad.com/
  • Jun 6

    Linc USA Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, TX

    Linc USA Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, TX
    On May 29, 2016, Linc USA GP and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Linc” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.…
  • Jun 6

    Warren Resources Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, Texa

    Warren Resources Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, Texa
    On June 2, 2016 Warren Resources, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Warren” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas,…
  • May 23

    Intervention Energy Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware

    Intervention Energy Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware
    On May 20, 2016 Intervention Energy and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Intervention” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. According…
Rank this Week: 869

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: 1235

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/
  • Oct 19

    Kansas Bankruptcy Means Test Changes November 1 – Mixed Message

    Kansas Bankruptcy Means Test Changes November 1 – Mixed Message
    Up for Some, Down for Others Median income figures used for the Kansas bankruptcy means test change again on November 1, 2015. There is a mixed message. Median income for one earner and a household of two goes down while the median income for…
  • May 27

    tax transcript

    tax transcript
    UPDATE: 5/27/2015. IRS has closed this service due to theft of 104,000 accounts. The IRS has issued a IRS statement about this breach of security. The IRS announced a new service today that allows direct download of at transcripts called Get…
  • May 24

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted
    The formula that is used to measure income for bankruptcy purposes changed again. The numbers were adjusted May 1 and May 15, 2015. Most Kansans fared better on the means test after the new numbers went into effect. In theory, the means…
Rank this Week: 1255

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: 1210

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy, foreclosure, law suits and settlements. Published By The Law Office of Christopher Hewitt

http://www.riversidecountybankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy
    You can put overpayments of EDD or Unemployment in to a chapter 7 bankruptcy and discharge the debt. EDD overpayments happen when people are collecting unemployment when possibly working or other issues that allow the EDD to come after you.…
  • Feb 15

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure
    I have been seeing more and more people with HOA issues. HOA's can foreclose against a property. HOA attorney's like Fiore Racobs and Power do exclusive HOA work and rack up very large attorney fees on behalf of HOA's when people are in…
  • Sep 18

    With house prices rising in California you want an experienced bankruptcy attorney to understand how to protect your asset

    With house prices rising in California you want an experienced bankruptcy attorney to understand how to protect your asset
    California has had some decent growth in property values lately with the lowering of interest rates, investors buying homes, and some people trying to get into a hot market before interest rates go up. This has been somewhat a good thing for…
Rank this Week: 877

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 921

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court
    There’s a new pilot program being started by Oklahoma’s court system that involves the use of videoconferencing for proceedings. I’m not sure how many other states use videoconferencing in their courts, but this is…
  • Jun 3

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim
    ERISA is a big, confusing piece of legislation designed to protect companies who provide health insurance and retirement plans. Overall, I don’t have any problems with ERISA, except when I have to deal with health insurance plans.…
  • Jun 2

    The “Independent” Medical Exam

    The “Independent” Medical Exam
    Many of our personal injury clients are shocked to discover that the other side wants them to subject to a medical examination during their litigation. Attorneys and courts refer to this as an “independent exam,” because a doctor…
Rank this Week: 781

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: 665

Sader Law Firm Blog

Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy, collections and student loans.

http://www.saderlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    Can Setting Up a Health Savings Account Prevent Medical Debt?

    Can Setting Up a Health Savings Account Prevent Medical Debt?
    Last week, we discussed how health insurance plans with high deductibles can cause painful medical bills under the right circumstances. Dave’s story is a reminder of why it is important to plan carefully when selecting your health…
  • Jul 20

    Do Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Programs Have Weaknesses?

    Do Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Programs Have Weaknesses?
    Our blog has discussed income-based student loan repayment programs on several occasions. Income-based repayment plans are helpful, but they are not always perfect. These plans require borrowers to make monthly payments based on a percentage…
  • Jul 18

    Is Your Health Insurance Policy Putting You at Risk for Medical Debt?

    Is Your Health Insurance Policy Putting You at Risk for Medical Debt?
    Health insurance policies with high deductibles are causing many people to accumulate excessive medical debt. Unfortunately, health insurance deductibles have increased by 67 percent since 2010. Deductibles are the amount policyholders must…
Rank this Week: 2134

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Mortgage Math: How Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Affects Your Financing

    Mortgage Math: How Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Affects Your Financing
    Mortgage Math: How Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Affects Your Financing There are many factors a lender will consider when they are determining whether you qualify for a mortgage or not. They’ll look at your credit score, how stable your…
  • Jul 10

    Understanding Florida Landlord Security Deposit Obligation

    Understanding Florida Landlord Security Deposit Obligation
    Anyone who’s ever looked for property to rent in Florida before knows that most leases require you to send your landlord a security deposit. But when you transfer over that deposit to your landlord, where does the money actually go?…
  • Jun 23

    5 Common Mistakes Every Renter MUST Avoid

    5 Common Mistakes Every Renter MUST Avoid
    Renting a house or an apartment can be a great option for people in many situations throughout life. It is typically a more affordable option, and comes with far fewer responsibilities than buying a house. Whether you’re planning to…
Rank this Week: 3788

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 4

    Unfiled Claims in Chapter 13

    Unfiled Claims in Chapter 13
    No creditor who doesn't file a proof of claim will be paid by a Chapter 13 Trustee.Let me repeat that...No creditor who doesn't file a proof of claim will be paid by a Chapter 13 Trustee.What does that mean?Let's say John Doe has 4 credit…
Rank this Week: 4825

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure defense news. Debt Relief Group LLC.

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Jul 25

    Uncovering the Truth About Filing Bankruptcy

    Uncovering the Truth About Filing Bankruptcy
    It’s certainly true that not many people have the end goal of filing bankruptcy. However, sometimes it is better for you, your family, and your credit score to do so. One thing that often stops people from taking this step is that they…
  • Jul 24

    Best Practices for Establishing Credit

    Best Practices for Establishing Credit
    Depending on how old you are, you may have a skewed view of how the credit system works. Some people were brought up to avoid debt at all costs. Others were raised to understand that debt is the road to success when managed properly. Either…
  • Jul 23

    Fees and Expenses Associated with Chapter 7

    Fees and Expenses Associated with Chapter 7
    It can be difficult to both explain and even understand the cost of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. There will generally be attorney’s fees, filing fees, and some additional costs associated with the bankruptcy proceedings. There may also…
Rank this Week: 3600

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jul 25

    When to file bankruptcy

    When to file bankruptcy
      Should I wait until all of my savings are gone to file bankruptcy?, the caller asked. And he didn’t mean, until my net worth is greatly reduced; he meant, until my bank balance is zero. One has to admire the resolve of…
  • Jul 24

    Semantics Rant

    Semantics Rant
    Doug Jacobs’ post answering the question “do I have to file on all of my debts”, pushes my semantics button. Doug was, in all innocence, paraphrasing clients, who imagine that bankruptcy represents a choice by the debtor of…
  • Jul 21

    Inclusion in bankruptcy doesn’t equal discharged

    Inclusion in bankruptcy doesn’t equal discharged
    One of the petty struggles I have with clients is convincing them that they need to include all of their debts in bankruptcy. Sometimes, they will tell me they don’t want to include their car loan in the case because they “need…
Rank this Week: 1903

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/
  • Jul 25

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.
    A debt buyer lawsuit is a collection lawsuit brought by a company that bought the debt after it went into default. It’s a completely different animal than a collection lawsuit brought directly by the original creditor. What is a debt…
  • Jul 22

    How to answer a collection lawsuit in Minnesota

    How to answer a collection lawsuit in Minnesota
    Before I explain how to answer a collection lawsuit, it’s important to understand that Minnesota is a unique state because a lawsuit is started by serving the defendant. It is not required to be filed with a court at the beginning…
  • Jul 21

    Sued by a debt collector? Avoid these defenses.

    Sued by a debt collector? Avoid these defenses.
    When you’re sued by a debt collector, you must respond to the lawsuit with an answer within 20 days or a default judgment will be entered against you. A default judgment often leads to bank garnishments, wage garnishments, and…
Rank this Week: 3362

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
  • Jul 25

    Why You Need an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why You Need an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney
    Consumers who are considering filing for bankruptcy may believe they can do it on their own without the help of a bankruptcy attorney. This is can be a risky perception, particularly if you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy…
  • Jul 21

    Summer Barbecue Tips: Keeping Costs Down

    Summer Barbecue Tips: Keeping Costs Down
    Summer is definitely a time of added expenses. With the kids out of school, finding  ways to entertain and feed them on a budget can be tricky. Everyone loves a backyard Bar-B-Que! Here are some cost saving tips to help get the…
  • Jul 19

    5 Easy Ways to Earn Additional Income This Summer

    5 Easy Ways to Earn Additional Income This Summer
    The long, lazy days of summer loom ahead. Not everyone, however, has the luxury of kicking back and enjoying them. Whether you're a student hoping to get a jump on income for the next semester or a hardworking professional who needs a little…
Rank this Week: 2551

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 24

    Appalachian Conventional Production Comp Files Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Appalachian Conventional Production Comp Files Chapter 7 Liquidation
    On July 13, 2016, Appalachian Conventional Production Comp (“Appalachian” or “Debtor”) filed a Chapter 7 liquidation in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  According to the…
  • Jul 21

    Qui Tam Motions and Settlement

    Qui Tam Motions and Settlement
    John O’Toole writes: On July 13, 2016, Judge Kevin J. Carey denied a former shareholder’s (the “Movant”) Motion to Proceed Qui Tam (the “Motion”) against the chapter 11 debtors (the “Debtors”)…
  • Jul 18

    Executive’s Unpaid Stock-Based Compensation Considered an Equity Security by the Court

    Executive’s Unpaid Stock-Based Compensation Considered an Equity Security by the Court
    On July 18, 2016, Judge Walrath issued a concise written opinion ruling upon whether an executive’s claim for unpaid stock-based compensation was an equity security or rather a general unsecured claim against the…
Rank this Week: 2206

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/
  • 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).
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
Rank this Week: 1618

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 24

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern
    Der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) veröffentlichte am 18. Juli 2016 einen Leitfaden mit Verfahrensregeln zum Umgang mit externen sowie internen Whistleblowern („Guidelines on processing personal information within a…
  • Jul 23

    Tax Freedom Days 2015

    Tax Freedom Days 2015
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat am 13. Juli 2016 die sog. Tax Freedom Days für die Einkommenssteuern von Bund, Kanton und Gemeinde für das Jahr 2015 publiziert. Die Tax Freedom Days zeigen auf, wie lange jemand…
  • Jul 13

    EU-U.S. Privacy Shield ab 1. August 2016 anwendbar

    EU-U.S. Privacy Shield ab 1. August 2016 anwendbar
    Am 12. Juli 2016 hat die EU-Kommission die EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Regelung (Adäquanzerklärung/Angemessenheitsbeschluss) in Kraft gesetzt. Ab 1. August 2016 wird die Bekanntgabe personenbezogener Daten zwischen den USA und der EU auf…
Rank this Week: 2634

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: 2025

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Fessler Schneider Grimme Divorce Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Fessler Schneider Grimme Divorce Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    In today’s world one of the realities is that people who began as a happily married couple may find that their relationship has unraveled.  Different needs, different interests, conflicting schedules, finances, and a million other…
  • Jul 15

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Kentucky

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Kentucky
    Speeding, seat belts not fastened, or driving under the influence (DUI DWI), these are charges that we frequently think of the “other guy” getting. Until it happens to you. You go to a party, a family get together, or an…
  • Jun 29

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme wish you a happy holiday

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme wish you a happy holiday
    To our families and friends   Everyone at Fessler, Schneider & Grimme wishes you a happy Fourth of July. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence some 240 years ago! Celebrate being a citizen of the USA!!!! Enjoy a…
Rank this Week: 2594

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/
  • Jul 23

    How to Become Debt Free by the Holidays?

    How to Become Debt Free by the Holidays?
    Do you realize that if you are constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul and cannot ever get ahead, you could be debt free by the holidays if you qualify for a Chapter 7.  Many clients who come to see us have been struggling with debt for a…
  • Jul 21

    Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!!

    Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!!
    Left to Right:  Angie, Mary, Tracy, Christie, Barbara and Kat Happy Kat! The post Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!! appeared first on Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog.
  • Jul 19

    Are You a Debt Slave? Check Out This Huffington Post Article on Private Student Loans.

    Are You a Debt Slave? Check Out This Huffington Post Article on Private Student Loans.
    Are you a slave to your private student loans?  We have client after client coming to see us with huge private student loans that are not going away, despite years of throwing money at them.  In fact, in most cases, the balances are…
Rank this Week: 3097

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 23

    Top Tips on How to Prepare for Filing for A Mesa Bankruptcy

    Top Tips on How to Prepare for Filing for A Mesa Bankruptcy
    Top Tips on How to Prepare for Filing for a Mesa Bankruptcy If you are trying to file for bankruptcy yourself without consulting an attorney — which is almost never advised — there are many more things you can do …
Rank this Week: 4683

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Offers up-to-date information on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.bankruptcylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2734

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4659

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 18

    Timelines You Should Know When Filing Bankruptcy

    Timelines You Should Know When Filing Bankruptcy
    One factor that can make a difference in how your bankruptcy case proceeds is meeting necessary deadlines. There are a number of timelines related to your case that play a big role in helping achieve the outcome you want. While there may…
  • Jul 11

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: Can They Both Be Filed at the Same Time?

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: Can They Both Be Filed at the Same Time?
    When you and your spouse are coming to terms with your marriage and finances, you may have questions regarding divorce and bankruptcy. Depending on your situation, you may be recommended to complete one before the other. Or, you may be…
  • Jul 5

    Do Bankruptcy Laws Vary From One State to Another?

    Do Bankruptcy Laws Vary From One State to Another?
    Bankruptcy laws do not vary from one state to another. Meaning, laws are the same for all states. However, when you file bankruptcy each state may have different median income amounts you need to meet in order to qualify. Exemptions you…
Rank this Week: 3462

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Making Summer Timesharing Work

    Making Summer Timesharing Work
    A few short decades ago, blended families were the exception rather than the rule. In today’s society, however, there are possibly more blended families than not. The “rules” for what constitutes a family have been…
  • Jun 9

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    Our Ayo & Iken attorneys have been busy this month. In this recap, we will take you through the many facets of what our attorneys have been up to from New Port Richey to Tampa and Orlando. We have tried cases, handled a difficult criminal…
  • Jun 1

    US Military Fails to Financially Protect Spouse

    US Military Fails to Financially Protect Spouse
    Ayo & Iken Tampa Attorney Jeana Vogel has taken on a divorce case that offers a stark reminder of the sacrifice spouses of military personnel make and the risks they can take financially should their marriages dissolve overseas. Our…
Rank this Week: 2193

Southern Lawyer News

Southern Lawyer News

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

http://www.southernlawyer.news/
Rank this Week: 2126

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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: 2906