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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 17

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: 111

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
  • Mar 23

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail
    News stories this week indicated that Payless Shoes would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within the week. Stalwart Sears, founded in 1893 and once the country’s largest retailer, stated in its March 2017 SEC filing that,…
  • Mar 7

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially
    Last month, I wrote a blog post entitled Are You Exposed on this blog where I suggest that most bankruptcies occur when a debtor allows himself to be excessively exposed to external forces. By recognizing and controlling these points of…
  • Feb 28

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)
    Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that undervaluing your assets in a bankruptcy case can be grounds to deny a debtor a discharge of his debts.  The case is In re:  Worley (link here).  To recap, when a debtor…
Rank this Week: 119

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/
  • Mar 26

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt
    This is a joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier As we discussed in a couple of earlier posts, we have been thinking recently about the use of exit consents to restructure sovereign debt, especially in the context of...
  • Mar 24

    Exchange Offers and Hardball

    Exchange Offers and Hardball
    Over at Dealb%k. (BTW, I don't pick the pictures).
  • Mar 22

    Jevic

    Jevic
    Third Circuit is reversed. Opinion is here.
Rank this Week: 253

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: 242

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 281

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: 284

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: 300

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/
  • Mar 26

    Confessions of a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney: 5 Myths About Filing Bankruptcy

    Confessions of a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney: 5 Myths About Filing Bankruptcy
    Confessions of a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney: 5 Myths about Filing Bankruptcy In every day life, nobody goes into a business venture or every day life thinking that they will have to someday talk to a Seattle bankruptcy attorney, however…
  • Mar 5

    How Can Bankruptcy Help You Keep Your Home?

    How Can Bankruptcy Help You Keep Your Home?
    How Can Bankruptcy Help You Keep Your Home? Filing for bankruptcy is not something that consumers initially set out to do or are thinking about when purchasing a home.  However if the economic circumstances of a borrower change,…
  • Jan 17

    Do You Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors?

    Do You Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors?
    If you feel threatened by debt collectors you would not be alone.  A recent survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) found that 1 in 4 consumers feel threated by debt collectors.  This is not…
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
Rank this Week: 528

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: 440

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/
Rank this Week: 783

Andrews Law Blog

Andrews Law Blog

Offers tips and advice on bankruptcy, foreclosure avoidance, short sales, tax resolution, as well as business law and other real estate topics. By James Andrews.

http://andrewslawplc.com/Blog/
Rank this Week: 1184

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Mar 8

    Dealing with a Spouse Who Is Intentionally Hiding or Squandering Marital Assets Pending Divorce

    Dealing with a Spouse Who Is Intentionally Hiding or Squandering Marital Assets Pending Divorce
    Married couples spend years building up assets in the hope of gaining financial stability for their family, and this effort often requires many sacrifices to produce the desired results. Consequently, if a couple later divorces, dividing…
  • Mar 6

    Mental Incapacity: The Lesser Known Basis for Divorce

    Mental Incapacity: The Lesser Known Basis for Divorce
    Marriage requires compromise and acceptance of difficult situations if a couple wants it to last, and such sacrifice tends to increase as spouses age. People generally recognize that a spouse will change both physically and psychologically…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Keep the Details of a Divorce Private?

    Can You Keep the Details of a Divorce Private?
    Divorce can leave the participants feeling emotionally and financially vulnerable. These reactions make sense in light of the dramatic changes divorce triggers within a relatively short-period of time – change in residence, change in…
Rank this Week: 1126

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: 798

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: 668

Muncie Lawyer Blog

Muncie Lawyer Blog

Covers law topics such as Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI Defense, Bankruptcy, and Products Liability. By B. Joseph Davis.

http://www.muncielawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege
    Part I: Expungements--Second Chances, use them now! Having a criminal record is not only embarrassing but stands in the way of so many opportunities such as being approved to go on a school fieldtrip with your child or grandchild, being…
  • Jun 26

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege
    Part I: Expungements–Second Chances, Use Them Now! Having a criminal record is not only embarrassing but stands in the way of so many opportunities such as being approved to go on a school field trip with your child or grandchild, being…
  • Jun 26

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege

    Second Chances and “Do-Overs”: Expungements and Specialized Driving Privilege
    Part I: Expungements–Second Chances, Use Them Now! Having a criminal record is not only embarrassing but stands in the way of so many opportunities such as being approved to go on a school field trip with your child or grandchild, being…
Rank this Week: 1002

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: 1003

The Truth About Loan Modification,…

The Truth About Loan Modification, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy

Recounts tales of horror from the trenches and warn people about banking practices. By R. Grace Rodriguez.

http://letbksaveyou.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 745

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: 810

SF Bay Area Real Estate and…

SF Bay Area Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers trends, news and legal developments in the California real estate, bankruptcy and business legal communities. By David C. Winton.

http://dcwintonlaw.com
  • Nov 19

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing
    After years of representing clients in bankruptcy, I have assembled a short list of things to do and not do in the 90 (or so) days leading up to a bankruptcy filing.  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these set in stone.  Just some good…
  • Oct 19

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?
    In my January, 2011 blogpost with the catchy title “California anti-deficiency rules redux: California’s new anti-deficiency component, CCP §580e, protects short sellers on first mortgages” and my March, 2010 post on tax issues in…
  • Sep 21

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?
    I was recently introduced to a concept which is being loosely described as a “Dodd-Frank Certification,” by which homeowners can apparently get juniors liens (seconds, thirds, etc.) reduced or fully extinguished if they meet certain…
Rank this Week: 664

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 909

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Employer Responsibilities for Workers Compensation Claim

    Employer Responsibilities for Workers Compensation Claim
    As a California employer one of your top responsibilities is ensuring the safety of your employees.  That being said accidents do happen and work place injuries can be a result of such accidents.  Should an employee become injured…
  • Mar 16

    Time to Dust off That Old Severance Agreement

    Time to Dust off That Old Severance Agreement
    All companies from time to time find themselves in the position of terminating an employee for no cause or dealing with employee layoffs.  During the layoff or no cause layoff companies often turn to their standard separation…
  • Feb 24

    Filing Bankruptcy While on Unemployment

    Filing Bankruptcy While on Unemployment
    People file bankruptcy for a plethora of reasons, however, one of the top reasons people file for bankruptcy is due to a drastic change in their employment or lack thereof. Being unemployed can make paying your debts quite difficult, but…
Rank this Week: 2319

Kain and Scott Bankruptcy Blog

Kain and Scott Bankruptcy Blog

This blog will thoroughly explain the process of bankruptcy, debt consolidation options and other solutions for difficult financial situations.

http://blog.kainscott.com/blog
  • Mar 24

    What Happens After I File Bankruptcy?

    What Happens After I File Bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy is a subject most people want to avoid - people want to avoid the stress of having to deal with unmanageable debt. Bankruptcy is often treated as a taboo subject - only our closest friends and relatives know about our financial…
  • Mar 23

    How to Determine If Filing Bankruptcy Is Right For You

    How to Determine If Filing Bankruptcy Is Right For You
    Bankruptcy is a vital financial tool many that Minnesotans turn to each year for debt restructuring and debt elimination. However, it is not right for everyone’s situation. Because of the complexity surrounding bankruptcy law and the…
  • Mar 22

    How to Talk to Kain & Scott’s MN Bankruptcy Lawyers Almost Instantly!

    How to Talk to Kain & Scott’s MN Bankruptcy Lawyers Almost Instantly!
    At Kain & Scott, our firm helps hundreds of Minnesotans each year recover from many different types of unmanageable financial problems. When you’re drowning in debt, you don’t need to continue to struggle. Look to a…
Rank this Week: 2300

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail
    News stories this week indicated that Payless Shoes would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within the week. Stalwart Sears, founded in 1893 and once the country’s largest retailer, stated in its March 2017 SEC filing that,…
  • Mar 7

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially
    Last month, I wrote a blog post entitled Are You Exposed on this blog where I suggest that most bankruptcies occur when a debtor allows himself to be excessively exposed to external forces. By recognizing and controlling these points of…
  • Feb 28

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)
    Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that undervaluing your assets in a bankruptcy case can be grounds to deny a debtor a discharge of his debts.  The case is In re:  Worley (link here).  To recap, when a debtor…
Rank this Week: 3042

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
  • Mar 23

    Student Loan Defaults Rising Faster Than Most Expected

    Student Loan Defaults Rising Faster Than Most Expected
    The post Student Loan Defaults Rising Faster Than Most Expected appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Mar 20

    2017 – New Loan Modification Program for FNMA & FREDDIE Mac

    2017 – New Loan Modification Program for FNMA & FREDDIE Mac
    Related Post New Round of Defaults of Mortgages in 2015 and 201... Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds Payday ... National City Discriminatory Loans Costs $35 Milli... Arizona Real Estate Investors Lose Anti-Deficiency... Reverse…
  • Mar 19

    Nationstar Mortgage to Pay 1.7M For Failure to Report Accurate Loan Data

    Nationstar Mortgage to Pay 1.7M For Failure to Report Accurate Loan Data
    Related Post FHA’s Back to Work Program for Home Buyers CFPB Launches Massive Lawsuit – Debt Collect... 47% of Home Buyers Do Not Compare Mortgage Rates Another Non-Profit Scheme to Steal Homes Fannie Mae Auctions…
Rank this Week: 1850

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    5 Basics You Need To Know About Your Mortgage Payment

    5 Basics You Need To Know About Your Mortgage Payment
      Figuring out what you owe on your home loan can be harder than a calculus exam. For most people, their mortgage is their biggest debt.  And their home is their most important asset. Yet, the people accounting for your payments are…
  • Mar 20

    Earthquake In California Law Of Community Property And Title

    Earthquake In California Law Of Community Property And Title
    The ground has shifted under California real property law. The change looms as large as a quake along the San Andreas fault that runs through our neighborhood. The  words on a real property deed no longer mean exactly what they say…
  • Mar 20

    Keep Your Tax Refund Through Your Bankruptcy

    Keep Your Tax Refund Through Your Bankruptcy
    For most of us, finding out that we are getting a sizable tax refund is great news. But if you’ve recently filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, hold your celebration. That refund may not be yours. You have a bankruptcy estate When you file…
Rank this Week: 2649

South Florida Attorney Blog

South Florida Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt. By Van Horn Law Group.

http://blog.vanhornlawgroup.com
  • Mar 23

    Facing Sallie Mae or Navient Student Loan Litigation?

    Facing Sallie Mae or Navient Student Loan Litigation?
    It astounds me that a number of people with student loans are still facing student loan litigation because of their Navient or Sallie Mae student loans. You may have heard about the recent government lawsuit alleging that the largest servicer…
  • Mar 21

    How to File for Bankruptcy with No Money?

    How to File for Bankruptcy with No Money?
    Anyone who has ever done a Google search for “how to file for bankruptcy with no money” has no doubt seen the ads offering so-called free bankruptcy filings. As with most things, these are too good to be true. I have often said…
  • Mar 17

    What to Do (and Not Do) When Being Sued for Student Loan

    What to Do (and Not Do) When Being Sued for Student Loan
    A few things have changed since my last article on being sued for student loans. As many of you know – or should – the federal government is suing Navient over its mishandling of student loans. The company handles in excess of…
Rank this Week: 2206

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3281

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/
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
  • Mar 8

    Credit denial due to your credit report? What to do next.

    Credit denial due to your credit report? What to do next.
    If  your loan application has been turned down, or if your interest rate is higher than it should be, the first thing you should do is find out why. Under federal law, a lender is required to tell you certain things if it denied your…
Rank this Week: 3869

Sader Law Firm Blog

Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy, collections and student loans.

http://www.saderlawfirm.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    New Report Shows Massive Number of Student Loan Default

    New Report Shows Massive Number of Student Loan Default
    A new report released by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) shows eight million borrowers failed to make payments on $137 billion in federal student loans for at least nine months during 2016. This is an increase in nonpayment of 14…
  • Mar 20

    Study Finds Past Due Medical Bills Continue to Harm American

    Study Finds Past Due Medical Bills Continue to Harm American
    New research released by the Washington D.C. think tank Urban Institute claims one in four Americans are struggling to pay past due medical bills – even those with health insurance. According to data from the study, people struggling to…
  • Mar 20

    Bankruptcy Myth #4: You Will Lose All Your Assets by Filing for Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy Myth #4: You Will Lose All Your Assets by Filing for Bankruptcy
    It is commonly (and incorrectly) believed that filing bankruptcy will cause you to lose all your assets. This assumption is incorrect and harmful to people who could benefit from bankruptcy. First, bankruptcy is not for people with no money…
Rank this Week: 2292

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Mar 22

    Student Loan Debt In Bankruptcy

    Student Loan Debt In Bankruptcy
    Although, other unsecured debts such as your personal loans, medical bills, credit card debts and so on are automatically discharged when a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is filed, your student loan (which is also an unsecured debt) is…
  • Mar 8

    Dallas Fort Worth Spring Break Fun

    Dallas Fort Worth Spring Break Fun
    It’s that time of year when the days begin to get longer and the sun shines hotter. Spring Break is a fun time for families at it signals the school year is wrapping up. Soon summer will be here! Here are some Dallas Fort Worth Spring…
  • Feb 22

    Reputable Tax Deductible Charity Donation

    Reputable Tax Deductible Charity Donation
    Donating to charity is always a positive thing. A separate benefit is a deduction on your tax liability total. As tax filing deadline approaches you may be considering making a donation this year. Unfortunately, not all charities put donation…
Rank this Week: 3207

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Mar 22

    Student Loan Debt In Bankruptcy

    Student Loan Debt In Bankruptcy
    Although, other unsecured debts such as your personal loans, medical bills, credit card debts and so on are automatically discharged when a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is filed, your student loan (which is also an unsecured debt) is…
  • Mar 8

    Dallas Fort Worth Spring Break Fun

    Dallas Fort Worth Spring Break Fun
    It’s that time of year when the days begin to get longer and the sun shines hotter. Spring Break is a fun time for families at it signals the school year is wrapping up. Soon summer will be here! Here are some Dallas Fort Worth Spring…
  • Feb 22

    Reputable Tax Deductible Charity Donation

    Reputable Tax Deductible Charity Donation
    Donating to charity is always a positive thing. A separate benefit is a deduction on your tax liability total. As tax filing deadline approaches you may be considering making a donation this year. Unfortunately, not all charities put donation…
Rank this Week: 3775

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Trump Proposes Raising Fees On Those Filing For Bankruptcy Protection

    Trump Proposes Raising Fees On Those Filing For Bankruptcy Protection
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?” Though he may wish it weren’t so, the reality is that one of the many things President Trump is known for is the comfort and frequency…
  • Mar 15

    Important Bankruptcy Limit

    Important Bankruptcy Limit
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?” If you’re considering filing for bankruptcy you likely have a number of questions running through your head. Unfortunately,…
  • Mar 8

    Lawmakers Consider Plans To Amend the Bankruptcy Code

    Lawmakers Consider Plans To Amend the Bankruptcy Code
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?” As anyone with student loans knows, educational debt can cause serious financial stress for even the thriftiest of individuals. With…
Rank this Week: 2762

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

By the Bankruptcy Group.

http://thebklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    What to Do Before Your Business Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in California

    What to Do Before Your Business Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in California
    Last month, a California-based adoption agency closed its doors after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Unfortunately for nearly 2,000 hopeful adoptive parents – many of whom had already sunk tens of thousands of dollars into the…
  • Mar 21

    4 Surprising Sources of Debt That Contribute to California Bankruptcy Case

    4 Surprising Sources of Debt That Contribute to California Bankruptcy Case
    Last month, Medill Reports Chicago covered a surprising source of bankruptcies in Illinois: expensive parking tickets. The report is a good reminder that while medical debt, credit card debt, and mortgage debt are common, the financial…
  • Mar 20

    What Happens if You Commit Bankruptcy Fraud in California?

    What Happens if You Commit Bankruptcy Fraud in California?
    In December, an Irvine-based bankruptcy attorney was disbarred after being convicted of conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud. The disbarment makes it clear that actual or attempted bankruptcy fraud can result in dire consequences – but…
Rank this Week: 2086

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Citibank Ordered to Pay for Illegal Debt Sales and Collection

    Citibank Ordered to Pay for Illegal Debt Sales and Collection
    Illegal debt sales and debt collection practices have landed Citibank in hot water with federal regulators. In two separate actions, regulators ordered the bank to fork over $16 million in consumer relief, pay $3 million to the government in…
  • Mar 1

    Democrats Must Own Bad Obama-Era Financial Policies If They Want to Win

    Democrats Must Own Bad Obama-Era Financial Policies If They Want to Win
    We are now slightly more than a month in to the Trump presidency, and Democrats are already gearing up for the next election, setting their sights on the next mid-term. However, if they want to prevail, they are first going to have to…
  • Feb 6

    Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Seeks to Oust Dem. Party Leader

    Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Seeks to Oust Dem. Party Leader
    Esteemed Miami foreclosure lawyer Bruce Jacobs has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his lawsuit that aims to oust the new Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel.  The lawsuit recently survived a motion to dismiss…
Rank this Week: 5049

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 22

    Former U.S. Ambassador Discusses Technology & Miami as Global City

    Former U.S. Ambassador Discusses Technology & Miami as Global City
    Assouline & Berlowe Partner Peter E. Berlowe had the privilege of listening to firm friend Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Hon. Kirk Wagar speak last week at Pipeline Workspaces. Ambassador Wagar spoke about opportunities in South and…
  • Jan 3

    The Intersection of IP and Technology

    The Intersection of IP and Technology
    Registered Patent Attorney Greg Popowitz recently filmed a CLE focused on Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) and Attorneys’ use of Technology.  Greg discussed the important distinctions between patents, trademarks,…
  • Dec 28

    Labor and Employment Law Annual Update

    Labor and Employment Law Annual Update
    Partner Ellen Leibovitch, Florida Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, will be speaking at the 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review. The annual course, presented by the The Florida Bar…
Rank this Week: 3125

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    Are There Consequences to Filing for Bankruptcy? An Overview of “What Comes After”

    Are There Consequences to Filing for Bankruptcy? An Overview of “What Comes After”
    When clients come to our office to discuss their bankruptcy options, they often have many questions such as “Should I file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13” and “Can I keep my house and my car?”. These are excellent questions…
  • Mar 21

    I Have a Lot of Tax Debt – Can Bankruptcy Help Me?

    I Have a Lot of Tax Debt – Can Bankruptcy Help Me?
    Benjamin Franklin once famously said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes – and he was right! For many Georgians, the trying economic times which resulted in job loss, decreased income, and overall depressed financial…
  • Jan 19

    New Year’s Resolution

    New Year’s Resolution
    New Year’s Eve has come and gone and with it came New Years Resolutions! Starting a new year is like starting with a clean slate and is a great time to evaluate your goals. Many people make fitness related goals or career related goals,…
Rank this Week: 1924

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4162

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    May I Communicate and Have Visitation with my Child During a Paternity Action?

    May I Communicate and Have Visitation with my Child During a Paternity Action?
    When a man is not named on a child’s birth certificate, a paternity action is needed to determine that the man is the child’s biological father and to establish his rights and responsibilities. A paternity action is the legal…
  • Mar 8

    What are Mandatory Disclosures in a Divorce?

    What are Mandatory Disclosures in a Divorce?
    In a divorce or family law case, people are often concerned that their former spouse or significant other will not be entirely straightforward with their financial information. Through a procedure called mandatory disclosure , the state…
  • Feb 13

    Can I Refuse Visitation if My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support?

    Can I Refuse Visitation if My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support?
    Dealing with a former spouse who is not paying their court-ordered share of child support can be an unfortunate hassle. Left with this financial and emotional burden, you may feel like you’ve made every attempt to collect but just…
Rank this Week: 3699

Simon Resnik Hayes Bankruptcy Blog

Simon Resnik Hayes Bankruptcy Blog

Features bankruptcy updates & news in Los Angeles.

http://www.simonresnik.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    What’s A Second Mortgage? Is it Good or Bad?

    What’s A Second Mortgage? Is it Good or Bad?
    While there are a number of reasons to have or need a second mortgage, they are not always an ideal thing to have. In California’s volatile real estate market, many homeowners have found that their home is worth less than the…
  • Mar 15

    Homeowners Still Falling Prey to Loan Mod Scam

    Homeowners Still Falling Prey to Loan Mod Scam
    Though Los Angeles is no longer in the midst of a foreclosure crisis, thousands of Angelenos are still underwater on their properties and are thus still targets for loan modification scams. Homeowners Still Falling Prey to Loan Mod Scams Just…
  • Mar 7

    General Wireless Operations Filing for Chapter 11

    General Wireless Operations Filing for Chapter 11
    General Wireless Operations, parent company of electronics retailer RadioShack, looks to be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This is the second time General has filed for bankruptcy protection. General Wireless Operations Filing…
Rank this Week: 2275

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Minnesota bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, assets, and the filing process. By David J. Kelly.

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Mar 18

    Nothing is More Expensive Than A Cheap Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Nothing is More Expensive Than A Cheap Bankruptcy Lawyer
    Recently I had a bankruptcy case where a seemingly small and innocent circumstance turned up after the case was filed. It seemed normal to my client at the time and certainly not dishonest in any way.  It wasn’t illegal, immoral or…
  • Feb 3

    The Minnesota Bankruptcy Responsibility Form

    The Minnesota Bankruptcy Responsibility Form
    In fall of 2010 the bankruptcy judges in the Minnesota were getting upset. Their phones were ringing with calls from people who had questions that should have been answered by their lawyers; but these people were complaining that their…
  • Nov 5

    How Do I Get Started with Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    How Do I Get Started with Filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    I am a regular contributor to the “ask a lawyer” feature at avvo.com. Recently I answered “how do I get started with filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?” With a few minor edits, my answer was as follows: Step one is…
Rank this Week: 3666

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Is Cheaper Better?

    Is Cheaper Better?
    I had a friend in college who would only drink a particular brand of bottled water. It never ceased to amaze me how much money this girl spent on a product that was readily available, at no cost, almost everywhere … Continue reading…
  • Nov 2

    Bankruptcy Trustee vs. College Kid

    Bankruptcy Trustee vs. College Kid
    There is an ever-increasing trend in bankruptcy practice for court-appointed bankruptcy trustees suing college kids and their parents to recover money paid toward tuition. Under 11 U.S.C. § 548, the trustee may reverse a fraudulent…
  • Oct 14

    Bankruptcy and the Book of Mormon

    Bankruptcy and the Book of Mormon
    A Wall Street Journal blog post discussed an interesting bankruptcy case in Illinois. Anna Robinson filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2014. When you file for bankruptcy, all of the property you own becomes property of the bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 3106

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and foreclosures. By the Law Offices of Robert Manchel.

http://www.bankruptcylawyer-nj.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    Who Can File For Bankruptcy In New Jersey

    Who Can File For Bankruptcy In New Jersey
    <h2>NJ. Attorney Explains Who Can File For Bankruptcy Protection.</h2> Virtually anyone can file for bankruptcy protection in New Jersey. Typically, the issue is not if one can file, but rather which bankruptcy chapter is…
  • Mar 3

    Can I Get Rid Of A Personal Loan In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case

    Can I Get Rid Of A Personal Loan In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case
    New Jersey Attorney Explains How New Jersey Bankruptcy Deals With A Personal Loan A personal loan is typically referred to as a loan that is not connected to property. In words, the person giving the loan does not ask for an interest or a…
  • Feb 9

    Can I Make Charity Or Religious Donation In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?

    Can I Make Charity Or Religious Donation In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?
    New Jersey Attorney Explains How A Charitable or Religious Donation or Contribution is Handled in Bankruptcy. In a New Jersey chapter 13 bankruptcy case, the debtor must pay all of their monthly disposable income, after allowable expenses,…
Rank this Week: 3758