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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 31

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: 58

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 153

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 25

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing
    As Anna points out, there are indeed moments of poignancy in the pari passu litigation, largely having to do with the fact that, days from a major sovereign default induced in no small part by their rulings, the US courts...
  • Jul 24

    Pari Passu Poignancy

    Pari Passu Poignancy
    It is too easy to miss poignant moments in the news avalanche of Argentina debt litigation. Here is one from Judge Griesa's monologue at the July 22 hearing: I can't remember whether it was 2010 or 2011, but thereabouts, the...
  • Jul 24

    Once More, With ... Something

    Once More, With ... Something
    So we are again treated to what has become an annual tradition: the analysis of Dodd-Frank on its anniversary. The Republicans trot out a report critical of the Act, and the Democrats defend it. Yawn. Actually, this year the Republican...
Rank this Week: 181

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: 183

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

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

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett
    Recently I ran across someone who wanted to make just about the worst mistake possible for a Massachusetts resident who has just filed for bankruptcy protection. She wanted to sign a reaffirmation agreement on a leased car. Why is that such a…
  • May 14

    Bankruptcy creditor blamed for arrest warrant

    Bankruptcy creditor blamed for arrest warrant
    If a creditor is suing you in small claims court, and you file a bankruptcy case to put an end to the problem (which it should), and the creditor does nothing further to collect on the debt (which is proper), the creditor still can end up in…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Jul 21

    What Constitutes A Joint Judgment For Tenants by Entireties Exemption?

    What Constitutes A Joint Judgment For Tenants by Entireties Exemption?
    Tenants by entireties assets are protected against a judgment against either spouse, but entireties assets are not exempt from a creditor holding a joint judgment against both spouses. Sometimes, there is an issue about what constitutes a…
  • Jul 14

    Virtual Currency Hides Money From Ex-Spouse

    Virtual Currency Hides Money From Ex-Spouse
    I have said in prior blog post many that asset protection does not involve hiding assets or lying about assets. Yet, intentional deception about assets does occur, and it occurs most frequently in divorce cases. Family law gives ex-spouses…
  • Jul 7

    Dual Tracking Rules Prohibit Foreclosure During Mortgage Modification

    Dual Tracking Rules Prohibit Foreclosure During Mortgage Modification
    During the height of the real estate recession many homeowners told me stories about how they were surprised by aggressive foreclosure by bank attorneys when they thought they were moving toward mortgage relief settlements with the…
Rank this Week: 362

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Jul 16

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot
      The Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) slapped Ace cash express with a $5 million dollar fine and ordered $5 million in restitution and refunds to borrowers. The CFPB found that “Ace used false threats, intimidation, and harassing…
  • Jul 15

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment
      Springtime is supposed to be a joyful time for those who have graduated from college. However, for many members of the class of 2014, graduation means that they have left their student lifestyle behind, and they are about to meet their…
  • Jul 11

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?
    The Supreme Court finally addressed the issue of when an IRA does not count as a retirement account. For nearly ten years, the question of whether inherited IRAs are protected during bankruptcy has gone unanswered. Finally, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 381

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Constitutional for Bankruptcy Judges to Issue "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" in Stern Type Case
    On  January 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of  Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (In re: Bellingham Ins. Agency, Inc.)  573 U.S. ___ (2014)  in which it held…
Rank this Week: 407

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: 490

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jul 26

    Foreign Investors In Florida Real Estate

    Foreign Investors In Florida Real Estate
    I’m Eric Laningan with Lanigan and Lanigan of Winter Park, Florida. I want to talk for a few minutes about foreign investors in U.S. real estate. Foreign Investors in Florida Real Estate This is something that we’ve seen come and…
  • Jul 24

    Florida Property Easement Dispute

    Florida Property Easement Dispute
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan in Winter Park, Florida. I want to talk for a few minutes about easements and how they can affect property rights and become a matter of a property dispute. What is an Easement? First of all,…
  • Jul 18

    What to Include on Florida Sellers Disclosure Form

    What to Include on Florida Sellers Disclosure Form
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan attorneys in Winter Park Florida. I want to talk for a few minutes about the area of real estate disclosures and specifically actual knowledge versus what you should have known. Watch the video…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Jul 22

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie
    Do you find yourself laden with debt? Have you been tempted to contact a debt-settlement company that promises to reduce your debt by negotiating with your creditors? A new report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending indicates that…
  • Jul 15

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!
    Do you remember when a federal jury decided that Bank of America was guilty of selling subprime mortgages and ordered the bank to pay $863 million in damages? In that case, the US Justice Department argued that Countrywide, which Bank of…
  • Jul 8

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice
    Are one or more debt collectors hounding you? Have you been tempted to authorize payment of your debt over the phone? In a recent case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined that a Houston debt collection company - RTB Enterprises,…
Rank this Week: 612

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

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

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
  • Jun 14

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case
    Often times in Personal Injury cases, the injury itself becomes an issue.  Not all injuries are sufficiently damaging to be considered “serious” under New York Insurance Law, section 5102(d).   The facts of each…
Rank this Week: 618

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 24

    Perks of Working from Home

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

    How to Setup a Virtual Office

    How to Setup a Virtual Office
    Now that you have been certified as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant it’s time to setup your virtual office.   Even though you may be physically located a great distance away from your clients you still need to maintain the…
  • May 21

    Summer Discount

    Summer Discount
    We hope you are enjoying the weather and that business is going great. We have been busy at 713Training and are updating and adding several new training products for the Summer. Both chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy filings continue…
Rank this Week: 641

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: 657

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: 701

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: 725

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

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

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

    Less than the Least

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

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

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

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 738

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: 715

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

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

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

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

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?
    Once your case is filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the creditors are notified of the filing, your mortgage company may stop sending you the monthly statements for your house payment.  This is a protective measure on their…
  • Jul 14

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    After filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should confirm with your attorney whether the monthly mortgage payment is to be paid by you or the Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee.  Often the mortgage payment is included in your monthly Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 787

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!
    Have you ever provided your cell number to a company and it later started to call you incessantly to collect a debt of someone else. I've recently had that happen to me. My father was hospitalized with a stroke and I gave my cell phone…
  • Jul 13

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?
    Mortgage companies in Florida must think money really does grow on trees as they are now suing for deficiency judgments on past foreclosures of homes. July 1, 2014 was the deadline in Florida for lenders to file deficiency lawsuits for…
  • May 22

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected
    The Affordable Care Act has caused millions of people to sign up for Medicaid for the first time. Medicaid is a program of free health insurance provided to low to no income individuals. Although the care itself is free, there is a lien…
Rank this Week: 921

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure news. By Nader Law Firm.

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

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously

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

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

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

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data
    There is now another reason that those in debt should feel confident about fighting lawsuits brought by a debt-buyer. According to a new report published in the spring 2014 issue of Communities & Banking, debt-buyers are frequently…
Rank this Week: 914

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

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

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

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

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

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

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

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 887

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

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

    BANKRUPTCY TRICK: Lien Strip a Previously Discharge Mortgage

    BANKRUPTCY TRICK: Lien Strip a Previously Discharge Mortgage
     While the Bankruptcy Code prohibits modification of a secured home mortgage, most courts permit an underwater debtor to “lien strip” an entirely unsecured junior mortgage. For instance, suppose Roger “Raj” Thomas…
  • Jul 24

    Payments held by Chapter 13 trustee

    Payments held by Chapter 13 trustee
    When a debtor’s Chapter 13 bankruptcy case is terminated early, the first question asked is, “What happens to my money that the trustee is holding?” The answer depends on whether the Chapter 13 plan was confirmed prior to a…
  • Jul 23

    Cram Down a House

    Cram Down a House
    “Cram down” is lawyer-speak for a bankruptcy court reducing a secured interest to the value of the property. For instance, if a bass boat is worth $2,000 and there is a $4,000 balance owed to the bank, the bankruptcy court can…
Rank this Week: 1029

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site
    We recently launched a website for our Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Practice. We are thrilled to be helping student loan borrowers in our community lessen their student loan burdens. As one of very few graduates in the Pacific…
  • Jun 30

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor
    Here’s what you need to know Who must attend? The Trustee, you, and one of our attorneys. The Trustee is the person who runs the hearing and asks you questions. Who gets invited? All the creditors listed in your bankruptcy schedules get…
  • Jun 21

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in…

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in Portland or Eugene, there is no need to be nervous about your 341 hearing. In our next blog article, we will discuss exactly what you need to bring to the hearing and the kind of questions that you are…
Rank this Week: 1047

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/
Rank this Week: 1084

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

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

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Jul 9

    Can I Report My Mortgage Payments to the Credit Bureau?

    Can I Report My Mortgage Payments to the Credit Bureau?
    The bankruptcy code does not require that you reaffirm, or sign an agreement to continue to be personally responsible for the payments on your mortgage. As long as you continue to pay the house notes they cannot foreclose.  However, most…
  • Jul 8

    Can I Get Credit After Bankruptcy?

    Can I Get Credit After Bankruptcy?
    The question I get asked most often is some form of “How long will my credit be trashed because of the bankruptcy?” In most cases, your credit is already trashed before you come to see me. Filing bankruptcy will improve your…
  • Jul 7

    Will My Bankruptcy Affect My Spouse’s Credit Report?

    Will My Bankruptcy Affect My Spouse’s Credit Report?
    Mississippi is not a community property state and in most cases, a husband and wife are not responsible for each other’s debts. There are some exceptions, but they usually would only come up in a divorce or action between the husband…
Rank this Week: 1096

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: 1073

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: 960

McFarland Pyle & Stone Blog

McFarland Pyle & Stone Blog

Covers immigration law, bankruptcy, environmental and commercial law.

http://mpslawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Judge’s Decision Clears Way for Stockton’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Judge’s Decision Clears Way for Stockton’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    A ruling by Judge Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ED California) has allowed the city of Stockton, California to proceed with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed last June.
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy in the News: Girls Gone Wild Files for Chapter 11

    Bankruptcy in the News: Girls Gone Wild Files for Chapter 11
    Girls Gone Wild, the adult entertainment franchise with the memorable late night infomercials, filed for Chapter 11 protection last Wednesday.
  • Feb 22

    MPS Expands Denver Office, Adds Andrea Vella, Esq

    MPS Expands Denver Office, Adds Andrea Vella, Esq
    The law firm of McFarland Pyle & Stone LLC welcomes Andrea Vella, Esq. to its Denver office! Andrea was born and raised in Colorado. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate degree, majoring in International Business.…
Rank this Week: 1005

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Will B. Geer.

http://atlbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?
    Chapter 11 is most often associated with business bankruptcies; however, it is also a necessity for a few high-income individuals who have debt limits that surpass the Chapter 13 statutory requirements. You see, if you have more than…
  • Oct 18

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy
    Filing any type of bankruptcy will require you to attend a 341 meeting – often referred to as the meeting of creditors, though creditors rarely make an appearance.  If you filed a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee…
  • Oct 14

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?
    What Happens in a Chapter 7? Clients often ask me what happens if they get a big raise or a start a business that does really well after filing a  Chapter 7 in Atlanta. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is literally a snap-shot in time of your…
Rank this Week: 1064

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/
  • Jul 4

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?
    If you have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy it is probably because you were either an above median debtor for your family size, you are trying to save a home, or you have already received a chapter 7 discharge in the…Read more ›
  • May 31

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?

    Should I disclose All Assets In My Bankruptcy?
    Being quoted in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat is a first for me, however I wish it was under better circumstances for my former client. The issue that has arisen in that case can be easily avoided if a…Read more ›
  • May 10

    Who Should I Hire To Repair My Credit?

    Who Should I Hire To Repair My Credit?
    For individuals who are seeking help boosting credit scores, consumers will have many options. With that said, there are not many companies who are credible and will permanently restore your credit. First of all, many of the companies…
Rank this Week: 1107

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Seven Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid

    Seven Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid
    If you are struggling financially, bankruptcy can be a wonderful opportunity for relief. But filing for bankruptcy can be difficult, and to help you achieve the best results for your future, here are several mistakes to avoid: Putting off the…
  • Jun 6

    Miami Bankruptcy: Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Miami Bankruptcy: Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 is a commonly used form of consumer bankruptcy. Almost all consumer bankruptcies in the US are either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.  Chapter 7 bankruptcies account for about 70% of bankruptcies, with Chapter 13 accounting for the…
  • Jun 3

    Construction Defect Claims and Defense

    Construction Defect Claims and Defense
    A lien is a charge on real property used to secure payment for those who have furnished labor, materials or services to a project. Under Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, liens are affidavits prepared under oath by the lienor stating that the…
Rank this Week: 1162

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 19

    Student Becomes the Master: UM Law Wins International Moot Arbitration Competition in Frankfurt

    Student Becomes the Master: UM Law Wins International Moot Arbitration Competition in Frankfurt
    The University of Miami School of Law is already one of the top law schools in the State of Florida.  On March 14 ,2014, Coral Gables, Florida, and the entire UM community, began celebrating it’s first place finish at the ……
  • Mar 7

    Want to File a Patent? Here are your options.

    Want to File a Patent? Here are your options.
    So you want to file a patent.  There are few things you should consider in developing your strategy for protecting your Intellectual Property. As an inventor, you should consider the benefits of a patent search and the…
  • Mar 4

    B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Installation Brunch

    B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Installation Brunch
    Commercial Litigation Partner Eric Assouline, on behalf of Assouline & Belrowe, is proud to sponsor the 34th Annual Installation Brunch of the Officers and Directors B’nai Brith Justice Unit #5207, taking place in Ft. Lauderdale,…
Rank this Week: 1291

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

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

http://bankruptcy-az.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy

    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy
    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy 1. Financial Obligations Filing for either bankruptcy or divorce involves complicated financial issues. When these two legal filings intersect, the issues can become even more…
  • Mar 4

    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy?

    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy?
    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy? Evan Bornmann Youtube Video Video Transcription Bankruptcy Client: “I want to surrender my home in my bankruptcy. When do I have to move out? Evan Bornmann, Attorney at The Bornmann Law Group:…
  • Mar 4

    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy?

    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy?
    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy? Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy? Youtube Video Video Transcription Bankruptcy Client: “What bankruptcy forms do I need and where can I find them? Ryan Willard, Paralegal…
Rank this Week: 1179

California Consumer & Bankruptcy…

California Consumer & Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers mortgages, foreclosures and bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Linda C. Garrett.

http://www.solanocountyconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Self Employed and Denied a MHA HAMP Loan?

    Self Employed and Denied a MHA HAMP Loan?
    As most of us know by now, while it may appear easy to apply for a loan modification under the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), it's not so easy to get approved
  • Jun 1

    Can Two Creditors Garnish Up to 50% of Your Take-Home Pay?

    Can Two Creditors Garnish Up to 50% of Your Take-Home Pay?
    Usually, when a person is sued by a creditor or is served with a garnishment order, a debtor/employee's first recourse is to contact a bankruptcy attorney, requesting that the attorney file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition on…
  • May 25

    Top 11 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Applying for a MHA HAMP Loan Modification

    Top 11 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Applying for a MHA HAMP Loan Modification
    Even now, three years after the Obama Administration introduced the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) in February 2009 and the first program under the MHA intended to prevent foreclosure, the Home Affordable Modification Program (MHA HAMP)…
Rank this Week: 1262

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1411

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Jul 23

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
  • Jul 17

    One Trait Makes A Bankruptcy Lawyer Great

    One Trait Makes A Bankruptcy Lawyer Great
    One trait distinguishes great bankruptcy lawyers from the run of the mill. Bankruptcy forms suck you in to the view that filing a case is just recording what the debtor owns and owes today.  If all you focus on is the here and now, you…
  • Jul 1

    What Keeps Me Busy

    What Keeps Me Busy
    The number of new cases through my doors is down, just like it is everywhere. But I’m staying busy.   Busier some days than I would like to be. I thought it might be fun to look at the change in the composition of my cases over the…
Rank this Week: 1361

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers consumer protection matters with a focus on bankruptcy. By Pipitone Law.

http://fpbankruptcylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered

    Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered
    Sometimes you get hit and it hurts.  We have all been wounded at some point in our lives. Wounding can be physical or emotional.  They can nick shallow or slash deep. Once wounded, the healing begins.  This process can be quick…
  • Jun 12

    Cash Out Before Bankruptcy

    Cash Out Before Bankruptcy
    Cold, hard cash.  We all could use some more of it to help us get through our financial travels. As a bankruptcy attorney, I don’t see many clients with extensive “cash reserves.”  If I did, I would likely point…
  • Jun 12

    Cash Out Before Bankruptcy

    Cash Out Before Bankruptcy
    Cold, hard cash.  We all could use some more of it to help us get through our financial travels. As a bankruptcy attorney, I don’t see many clients with extensive “cash reserves.”  If I did, I would likely point…
Rank this Week: 1526

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 18

    Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy
    What happens to an “inherited IRA” in bankruptcy? Is this asset exempt or protected from creditors like other seemingly similar “retirement funds”? Or will it be liquidated and used towards paying debts? The Supreme…
  • Jul 16

    Debt Settlement Companies May Leave Clients Worse Off

    Debt Settlement Companies May Leave Clients Worse Off
    The New York Times recently posted an article referencing a report from the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit research group, that found consumers that worked with for-profit  debt settlement companies had their debts grow by…
  • Jul 11

    Can Chapter 7 Stop Foreclosure?

    Can Chapter 7 Stop Foreclosure?
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can temporarily stop or delay foreclosure proceedings because the lenders cannot initiate or continue any collection efforts on any debts, including mortgages, until permitted by the bankruptcy court. In a Chapter 7, also…
Rank this Week: 1491

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

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

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
  • Jul 3

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation
    A Unified Regulatory Process The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill provides the government’s Insolvency Service with powers to introduce secondary legislation to establish a single insolvency regulator in place of the eight…
Rank this Week: 1540

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?
    Starting an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is pretty easy. You can call a financial adviser, or even do it online. You can avoid paying tax on the money when you contribute it (in a traditional IRA) or when you withdraw it…
  • Jun 11

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?
    The answer, as always, is “It depends”.  Take two recent examples we’ve seen. The first person is a woman in her mid-40s.  She’s placed about $30,000 into her company’s 401K plan over the last 10…
  • Jun 11

    I Have a Voluntary Wage Assignment. What Can I Do?

    I Have a Voluntary Wage Assignment. What Can I Do?
    Your creditors can’t simply take money out of your paycheck just because they feel like it.  They need a reason, and there are only a few reasons these companies can do that.  One of those reasons is a judgment from …
Rank this Week: 1594

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/
  • Jun 25

    Bankruptcy Law: What is the difference between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    Bankruptcy Law: What is the difference between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy laws help U.S. Citizens who can no longer pay their creditors pay their debts by liquidating their assets or creating a repayment plan. Most bankruptcies filed in the United States are either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. In order…
  • Jun 24

    Bankruptcy and Creditor Harassment during and after filing Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy and Creditor Harassment during and after filing Bankruptcy
    People who are in debt are likely use to receiving constant phone calls and mailings from creditors. However, once a person files for bankruptcy this constant contact should come to a halt. If you still receive phone calls and mails from a…
  • Jun 23

    Bankruptcy Law: Can a Payday loan be discharged in Bankruptcy?

    Bankruptcy Law: Can a Payday loan be discharged in Bankruptcy?
    Payday loans are small, short-term, unsecured loans often known as cash advances. These loans usually rely on the consumer having previous payroll and employment records. Payday loans are risky. The default rate on these loans has been…
Rank this Week: 1606

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • May 13

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure
    Matt Wadsworth of Arnold & Wadsworth was recently published in the peer review magazine of Attorneys at Law, a publication serving the entire state of Utah on a myriad of subjects. The article discusses a few of the civil procedure…
  • May 13

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm
    Last week, Jarom Bishop of Cragun Law Firm P.C., lost to partner, Matt Wadsworth, at a evidentiary hearing on a temporary restraining order. The case, Gusstaveson v. Gustaveson, held before Judge Dawson of the 2nd District Court in Bountiful…
  • May 13

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody
    If you’re a father looking to obtain joint or sole custody of your child or children, you are likely in need of some high-quality counsel—this can be an extremely stressful time, to say the least. When it comes to child custody…
Rank this Week: 1497

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Kevin C. Johnson.

http://johnsonwilk.net/bankruptcy/bk/
Rank this Week: 1413