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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 83

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: 207

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 247

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/
  • Dec 18

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.
    Apparently, Ulta, "we promise to answer your question in 24 hours" does not mean what you think it does.  Ten days and waiting, and you already shipped the order for which I had questions without first answering the questions.  BAD…
  • Dec 11

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.
    And it's here.
  • Dec 4

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?
    I have a Fitbit Charge.  I have that, instead of the Jawbone, because my Jawbone broke repeatedly and had to have a soft restart about once every two weeks.  Now I have the Charge, which would be better, if it held a charge longer…
Rank this Week: 304

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 348

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    How To Hire a Massachusetts Bankruptcy Lawyer

    How To Hire a Massachusetts Bankruptcy Lawyer
    While it is not the situation anyone wants to be in, there comes a time for many folks that you need to retain a Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer.  How do you do it?  A client who moved to Hawaii called me this week, asking if I…
  • Dec 4

    Personal Bankruptcy Petitions Require Truthful Statements…or Federal Jail

    Personal Bankruptcy Petitions Require Truthful Statements…or Federal Jail
    We have written about this topic many times:  if you file a bankruptcy petition with the federal court, you must sign that the statements in that petition are accurate, truthful, and complete.  At the creditors’ or 341…
  • Nov 13

    Bankruptcy Fraud

    Bankruptcy Fraud
    We have written about bankruptcy fraud, Chapter 7 fraud, and filing bankruptcy petitions with misinformation or fraudulent information in the past.  The federal bankruptcy court is likely to find out.  The United States…
Rank this Week: 427

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

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

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

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting

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

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Debt Collectors are out of control. These are some of the foulest human beings walking the planet. And they routinely breach your rights. Below the fold is the entire text of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If you suspect…
Rank this Week: 403

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: 534

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

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

    Enforcement of Mortgage Note Barred, But Mortgage Lien Remain

    Enforcement of Mortgage Note Barred, But Mortgage Lien Remain
    On December 17, 2014, the Florida Third District Court of Appeals issued its decision on a very important foreclosure issue in the case of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, etc. v. Harry Beauvais, et al., Case No. 3D14-575.…
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue
    Last week, the United States Supreme Court granted the writ of certiori in the case of Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank, which involves the issue of whether an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan of reorganization is a "final…
  • Nov 26

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014
    Unless the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is extended, distressed homeowner’s face the risk of the imposition of income taxes on the discharged mortgage debt upon a short sale, short refinance or foreclosure.  The lack of the…
Rank this Week: 705

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/
  • Dec 19

    Catching up

    Catching up
    I've been remiss in cross-posting my Dealb%k columns. Both of the most recent ones have commented on the ABI's chapter 11 reform proposal. You can find them here.
  • Dec 11

    Waiting for RUFO

    Waiting for RUFO
    It looks like much of December will be spent sitting around the RUFO sickbed, waiting for the clause to expire of natural causes on December 31. The clause, recall, prevents Argentina from "voluntarily" giving holdout creditors a…
  • Dec 10

    For the Soul of the Party: the Budget Showdown and Financial Reform

    For the Soul of the Party: the Budget Showdown and Financial Reform
    Will we have an appropriations bill before a government shutdown? The fight over the 2015 Appropriations Bill is now focused on one of the non-appropriations measures stuck onto the bill by the House GOP. That provision would repeal section…
Rank this Week: 592

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: 601

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer…

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy news and information in South Carolina. By Allen Jeffcoat, Dana Wilkinson, Dee Compton, Lex Regoerson, Michael Matthews, Russell A. DeMott and Showell Blades IV.

http://www.sc-bankruptcy-blog.com
  • Oct 5

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification
    I talk to people all the time about mortgage modification.  I talk to clients about it, I talk to other lawyers about it, I talk to industry experts about it.  Everyone agrees that the process of applying for a mortgage…
  • Apr 4

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina
    These are questions I frequently get in my practice, and I’ll note up front that the answer to all of them really is “it depends.”  It depends on your assets, your debts, and your income and expenses, and no two…
  • Apr 25

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!
    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a huge benefit.  A Chapter 13 case can help you…
Rank this Week: 696

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: 712

Scott Law Group

Scott Law Group

Covers bankruptcy, probate estates, and general litigation.

http://scottlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 27

    Alimony Reduced Because 18 Year Old Son Lived with Mother. NO WAY says Appellate Court

    Alimony Reduced Because 18 Year Old Son Lived with Mother. NO WAY says Appellate Court
    Transitional Alimony reduced by trial court because mother didn't kick her 18 year old son out of the house. Tennessee Court of Appeals says NO. Reverses decision, reinstates alimony.
  • Dec 12

    Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff

    Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff
    US Postal Inspection Service arrested Senator Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff Ryan Loskarn on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography charges. He has been fired from his job as Chief of Staff.
  • Jun 19

    Arizona Voter Case May Seriously Impact Tennessee Election

    Arizona Voter Case May Seriously Impact Tennessee Election
    The US Supreme Court decision on the Arizona voter case may impact Tennessee election authority by prohibiting enforcement of the requirement to be a US citizen before voting in Tennessee. On June 17, 2013 the US Supreme Court decided the…
Rank this Week: 568

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: 589

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: 643

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/
  • Dec 17

    Mandatory Subordination Does Not Compel Claim Disalowance and Does Not Apply to Individual Debtor

    Mandatory Subordination Does Not Compel Claim Disalowance and Does Not Apply to Individual Debtor
    In Khan v. Barton (In re Khan), CC-14-1021-TaDKi, CC-14-1041-TaDKi, CC-14-1062-TaDKi (9th Cir. BAP Dec. 9, 2014), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the "BAP") held that…
  • Dec 16

    Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon 2015

    Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon 2015
    Reno Fernandez will introduce Chief Judge Alan Jaroslovsky and Judge Stephen L. Johnson as well as the incoming chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section at the annual Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon on…
  • Dec 10

    Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educator

    Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educator
    On May 27, 2010, Reno Fernandez and two other panelists presented a program on bankruptcy resources for financial educators to the Financial Education Network of San Francisco, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Check…
Rank this Week: 866

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 16

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida
    An individual creditor emailed me seeking advice about garnishing wages of the debtor who now resided in Florida. The creditor got a judgment from an Indiana court when the creditor and debtor both lived in Indiana. The debtor since relocated…
  • Dec 8

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?
    A creditor considering a fraudulent transfer action against a debtor’s transfer of real estate has to consider where to file the lawsuit. The issue becomes interesting when the debtor, the debtor’s property, and the recipient…
  • Nov 30

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine
    An accountant was starting a new tax practice in Florida. I suggested he form a professional LLC to be owned by the accountant and at least one other person.. The accountant stated that he did not think anyone other than …The post…
Rank this Week: 921

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 16

    What Does it Mean to Have Chapter 7 Exemption

    What Does it Mean to Have Chapter 7 Exemption
    You may be concerned that you will lose all of your assets if you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After all, that chapter is often referred to as “liquidation bankruptcy.” Although you may be required to give up some of your property…
  • Dec 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What is a Reorganization Plan?

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What is a Reorganization Plan?
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers debt relief to those who are deeply in debt and behind in their payments on their mortgage but want to keep their home. Chapter 13 is called a reorganization. Additionally, some individuals or families do not…
  • Nov 14

    What is a Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors?

    What is a Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors?
    Between 21 and 40 days after you file your Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, the bankruptcy trustee will schedule a Meeting of Creditors, also called a 341 meeting. All of your creditors are given notice of the meeting date, time and place. They…
Rank this Week: 931

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Covers bankruptcy news for people in Texas. By the Schachter Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.shaklaw.com/bankruptcy-news-opinion
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is pleased to announce that we have been purchased by Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our…
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is proud to announce that we will be merging with Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our clients.…
  • Apr 23

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014
    - The Judicial Conference has approved the following fee increases effective as of June 1, 2014. - Fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. - Fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Nov 5

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car
    We get a lot of calls from people who have unknowingly bought cars from dealers with serious defects. Generally, when a car is sold it comes with an “implied warranty” that the car will be fit to drive. But when a consumer lets…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car has missing airbag

    What to do if your car has missing airbag
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 971

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Oct 4

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?
    My last post was motivated by an interesting article in the L.A. Times, written by Chris Megerian, Melody Petersen, and Dean Starkman, that discussed the recent ruling by Judge Christopher Klein, the judge in the Stockton, California Chapter…
  • Oct 3

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?
    One chapter of the Bankruptcy Code that up until the last few years had not gotten much use is Chapter 9.  It is the chapter under which municipalities such as cities and counties file for bankruptcy protection. On October 13th, 2011, I…
  • Oct 2

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    I am regularly asked what happens when a Chapter 7 Trustee sells a debtor’s asset in a bankruptcy.  This post answers that question.   I.      Business Chapter 7   If a business files for Chapter 7…
Rank this Week: 1030

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 834

Southern California Bankruptcy…

Southern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Offices of Gary Barsegian

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 930

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

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

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

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

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 752

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
Rank this Week: 1830

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
  • Dec 17

    Branding Your Bankruptcy Firm for Success for 2015 Serie

    Branding Your Bankruptcy Firm for Success for 2015 Serie
    The New Year is almost here and after the success of my last post "5 Easy Ways to Leverage Your Brand to Boost your Firm" and the checklist we prepared for you, we’ve decided to put together a more comprehensive branding…
  • Dec 9

    2014 Holiday Spending By The Numbers: Naughty or Nice?

    2014 Holiday Spending By The Numbers: Naughty or Nice?
    So here we are in the midst of the holiday spending season. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that 55% of consumers shopped Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov 11

    The Numbers Are In! Bankruptcy Stats That May Surprise You [Infographic]

    The Numbers Are In! Bankruptcy Stats That May Surprise You [Infographic]
    On October 28, 2014, the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts released the bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts from the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014. During this time, the number of bankruptcy cases filed were the lowest…
Rank this Week: 1647

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
Rank this Week: 1625

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Dec 15

    Christmas Gift

    Christmas Gift
    Check out the new article on 713Training.com about Christmas gifts in bankruptcy. For more information on Bankruptcy Training check out our training packages at 713training Related PostsLiens and Bankruptcy TrainingDebtor on the Loan,…
  • Nov 14

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?
    Here is a link to a recent article on 713training.com. http://www.713training.com/blog/debtor-on-loan-but-not-the-owner/ In the article we answer a students question that they sent in an E-mail.  If you ever have questions please feel…
  • Oct 15

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training
    Check out this Bankruptcy Training article about Liens on Schedule D of the Bankruptcy Petition. http://www.713training.com/pages/Articles.html Related PostsChapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?The post Liens and Bankruptcy Training appeared…
Rank this Week: 1792

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Provides case law updates from the Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michbankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1761

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Dec 15

    A Look Back At 2014: California Homeowners Edition

    A Look Back At 2014: California Homeowners Edition
    As the year comes to a close, I get a little nostalgic and look back at articles I’ve written through the year.  This year, California homeowners faced the expiration of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act, which may still linger in…
  • Dec 8

    Should I Pay A Bogus Bill To Save My Credit Rating?

    Should I Pay A Bogus Bill To Save My Credit Rating?
    I definitely have heated opinions every Sunday when I read Liz Weston’s (@lizweston) “Money Talk” articles.  She’s a journalist who has published books on money, so she’s an expert right? Well, she…
  • Dec 1

    Zillow Says You Still Owe More Than Your Home Is Worth

    Zillow Says You Still Owe More Than Your Home Is Worth
    Negative equity, a term that means that the amount owed on all mortgages is more than the market value; also known as “underwater.” Home equity is the difference the current resale value of the home and the total mortgage debt…
Rank this Week: 1851

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy filings in Arizona. By Ariano & Reppucci, PLLC.

http://www.bkattorneys-arizona.com/arizonabankruptcyblog/
  • Dec 11

    Your Pet and Bankruptcy

    Your Pet and Bankruptcy
    What happens to your pet in bankruptcy? by the Phoenix bankruptcy attorneys at Ariano & Reppucci Pets can be very near and dear to our hearts through trying times. Many people even view them as family members. The question is – does…
  • Jan 31

    Common Myths About Filing for Bankruptcy

    Common Myths About Filing for Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is a form of debt relief which entails a legal process that enables debtors to wipe out their debts or consolidate and repay them. It is therefore a beneficial and powerful tool in case you find yourself in some sort of financial…
  • Jan 3

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy
    This time of year I often advise clients to wait to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy until you file your taxes, receive your tax refund, and spend it on necessary and reasonable expenses.  Depending upon when you file, the bankruptcy trustee is…
Rank this Week: 1613

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
Rank this Week: 1758

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Dec 9

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account
    As reported By Philip Tirone of www.720CreditScore.com, after learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    According to Robin Miller of CBAR,  it depends on the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case.  After the Chapter 13 debtor husband received $250,000 in life insurance benefits due to the death of his debtor wife, the…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?
    According to Robing Miller of CBAR, if a Chapter 13 debtor is unable to provide information about his non-filing spouse’s income, expenses, and contributions to the household, they were required to propose a Chapter 13 plan that paid…
Rank this Week: 1810

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/
  • Nov 26

    Filing Bankruptcy to stop Car Repossession

    Filing Bankruptcy to stop Car Repossession
    Lenders can be prevented from repossessing a car owned by a debtor if he or she files for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, the lender may still be able to repossess the car with the court's permission. Once a debtor declares…
  • Sep 18

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?
    A debtor who sells or transfers property shortly before filing bankruptcy could be putting his or her bankruptcy and property at risk. Depending on the circumstances, a trustee may be allowed to recover the transferred property as part of…
  • Sep 18

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?
    A debtor who sells or transfers property shortly before filing bankruptcy could be putting his or her bankruptcy and property at risk. Depending on the circumstances, a trustee may be allowed to recover the transferred property as part of…
Rank this Week: 1747

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
  • Nov 4

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. Buying distressed assets is big business.  Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.   In those instances, a buyer…
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
Rank this Week: 1169

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/
  • Nov 22

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!
    As a Florida consumer bankruptcy attorney, we have been able to remove and strip off second mortgages due to the 11th Circuit's decision in McNeal a couple years back. It is the only Circuit in the country that allows for a second mortgage…
  • Sep 14

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed
    I don't know if this is occurring to our Florida bankruptcy clients, but I imagine it is. The ABI I have a warning for you about scam bill collectors. Criminal gangs are posing as law enforcement officials. They are calling people and…
  • Aug 30

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
Rank this Week: 1620

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/
  • Nov 20

    Private Student Loans May Now Offer Modification Plan

    Private Student Loans May Now Offer Modification Plan
    Private student loan debt is probably the worst debt that a person can have.  This is because banks that offer private student loans are not obligated to offer any sort of helpful repayment plans like the government backed loans…
  • Nov 16

    Should I Sign a Bankruptcy Reaffirmation Agreement?

    Should I Sign a Bankruptcy Reaffirmation Agreement?
    Many debtors who decide to file for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy often have vehicle loans with a bank. This means that the auto loan is secured by their vehicle and if you stop making the payments, the bank…Read more ›
  • Oct 15

    How Does the Bankrutpcy Process Work?

    How Does the Bankrutpcy Process Work?
    One of the most common questions that I get is How does the bankruptcy process work? To answer this question I have created a short video explaining how we handle cases and what you can expect when you schedule a…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 1754

Matt Berkus Blog

Matt Berkus Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt relief.

http://www.mattberkus.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    Change Your Perception of Value, The $7 to $1 Rule

    Change Your Perception of Value, The $7 to $1 Rule
    If you change your perception of value, you can change your life in so many positive ways. Imagine if you will that a Starbuck’s Venti Pumpkin Spice, Double Whip, Latte cost you $35 instead of $5 (with tax).  What if that Chipotle…
  • Nov 6

    Do You Need Bankruptcy? 60 Day Debt Free Challenge

    Do You Need Bankruptcy? 60 Day Debt Free Challenge
    Do you know if you need bankruptcy? Are you willing to admit to yourself that you need bankruptcy? No one wants to file bankruptcy. However, debt ruins lives, not bankruptcy. The first step to deciding to file bankruptcy is recognizing that…
  • Oct 23

    How to Go To College for Free, or Almost Free

    How to Go To College for Free, or Almost Free
    Is it possible to go to college for free. If you do it right, you can attend college in the U.S. for free, or nearly free. Student loans are increasingly becoming a financial death sentence, especially for the student’s parents. Nearly…
Rank this Week: 1256

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Nov 13

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble
    Everything you need to know about taxes in bankruptcy, plus a bit more, in a virtual workshop. This NACBA webinar  November 20 and 21st will do far more than scratch the surface of the possibilities and pitfalls when your bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
Rank this Week: 1322

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 11

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case
    Judge Steven Rhodes began hearing final arguments on the Detroit bankruptcy case on October 27. At that time, the judge said he would deliver a decision on November 7 to either reject or approve the city’s plan. If that schedule…
  • Oct 28

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy
    GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) has filed for bankruptcy seeking Chapter 11 protection by the court. GTAT is a sapphire manufacturing company that recently received a huge pre-payment from the Apple corporation in the amount of $578…
  • Oct 5

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
Rank this Week: 1721

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
Rank this Week: 1899

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce
    The popularity of reality television and social media websites has transformed our society from one that places a high value on privacy into one where complete strangers observe every facet of an individual’s life. This trend also has…
  • Aug 18

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?
    By Attorney Cheri Hobbs: It’s a sunny day in Central Florida (about 100 degrees outside) and I pull up to a major intersection. In the median walking toward me a full suited firefighter holding a boot and asking passerby’s to…
  • Jul 19

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?
    In United States vs. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a relationship between “one man and one woman as husband and…
Rank this Week: 1401

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Provides answers to questions about bankruptcy in Mississippi. By Frank Coxwell.

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Oct 30

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?
    Most of us know about the 3 main credit report bureaus – Experian, Transunion, and Equifax …but have you seen ALL your specialty credit reports? Did you know that more exist? There are many other credit reporting agencies and…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a government organization that accepts and assists with complaints about the following consumer product or service issues: Bank accounts or services Credit cards Money transfers Mortgages…
  • Oct 17

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?
    If you are researching the process of filing bankruptcy, I’m sure you are running across a host of unfamiliar terms and phrases where the information makes reference to getting a “bankruptcy discharge” (for example). So what…
Rank this Week: 1687