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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Apr 29

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Apr 29, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Apr 29, 2017
    Over the past twenty-four hours, here is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinoi
  • Apr 28

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Apr 28, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Apr 28, 2017
    Over the past twenty-four hours, here is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinoi
  • Apr 28

    News Headlines for Apr 28, 2017

    News Headlines for Apr 28, 2017
    ,3 lessons IMAX’s CEO learned by saving his company from bankruptcy ,Barnes & Noble Names Demos Parneros as Chief Executive ,Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive ,What Box Stores? An Analysis of Trends &…
Rank this Week: 14

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
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
  • Mar 28

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?
    One of the major concerns people have when they consider filing for bankruptcy is the damage it will do to their credit. Understandably, they worry that their credit score will plummet and that it will be difficult to restore once…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 138

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 185

Impudent Bankruptcy Lawyer

Impudent Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy law. By Kevin McGee.

http://impudentbankruptcylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    Changing My Location, Not Changing My Practice

    Changing My Location, Not Changing My Practice
    Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends:Twenty-six years is a long time in one place. While there is sadness in parting, the partners of Seder & Chandler, LLP and I have mutually agreed to separate our practices. Effective March 1, 2015, I…
  • Feb 25

    Starting My Blog

    Starting My Blog
    An introduction: I am a 53 year old attorney who lives and works in Worcester and Central Massachusetts.  I concentrate my practice on bankruptcy (commercial and small business bankruptcy, as well as consumer bankruptcy), with a…
  • Dec 15

    Hot Button Issues Before the U.S. Supreme Court: Bankruptcy Now Rules Docket

    Hot Button Issues Before the U.S. Supreme Court: Bankruptcy Now Rules Docket
      Interesting statistic:  a litigant has a 1% or less chance of convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to review his, her or its burning legal issue that all other appellate courts have rejected, dismissed or pooh-poohed. …
Rank this Week: 354

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: 433

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
  • Apr 28

    What is an Automatic Stay in Chapter 7?

    What is an Automatic Stay in Chapter 7?
    The Automatic Stay in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is an invisible wall that keeps your creditors from collecting against you during the pendency of the bankruptcy. In rare circumstances, creditors are able to navigate the automatic stay and still…
  • Apr 28

    What is Chapter 7 Liquidation?

    What is Chapter 7 Liquidation?
    There are numerous online inquiries for what is a Chapter 7 Liquidation anyway? There are many misconceptions about bankruptcy and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and what it is and what it does and does not do. So, how about we discuss a Chapter 7…
  • Apr 26

    What Happens After I File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Financially?

    What Happens After I File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Financially?
    Over the past four weeks, I’ve written about the legal consequences of filing bankruptcy. As I wrote when I started looking at the legal outcomes of filing bankruptcy, while the legal consequences of filing are certainly critical for my…
Rank this Week: 1015

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.michbankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1132

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
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 567

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

Covers mortgages, consumer debt, and bankruptcy. By M. Hedayat + Associates, P.C.

http://www.illinoisbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 27

    Bankruptcy: The Big Picture (Part I)

    Bankruptcy: The Big Picture (Part I)
    This post was prepared by yours truly, with contributions from Phil Bradford, a financial web content writer. Phil graduated from New York University School of Law and recently joined Herald University as a reporter. He has also written…
  • Sep 16

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable
    In May 2013 a Wisconsin Court determined that Trentadue committed “significant over‐trial” and ordered that he contribute $25,000 toward his ex‐wife’s Attorneys' fees. Trentadue filed Bankruptcy. The…
  • Sep 16

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable
    In May 2013 a Wisconsin Court determined that Trentadue committed “significant over‐trial” and ordered that he contribute $25,000 toward his ex‐wife’s Attorneys' fees. Trentadue filed Bankruptcy. The…
Rank this Week: 1025

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: 1046

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: 1000

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 11 and Consumer Bankruptcy Issues.

http://www.atlbankruptcyhelp.com/articles
  • Feb 1

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment
    Paying a car payment each month with interest you know is exorbitant can be agony. But did you know that you could use bankruptcy to lower your car payments? There are actually two different ways to accomplish a lower car payment by filing…
  • Jan 15

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified
    The United States tax code can be a bear to understand. There are a lot of misconceptions about how we are taxed, so we’ll tackle four of the more commonly held misinformed beliefs in this article. Higher Tax Brackets Do Not Mean ALL…
  • Jan 4

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC
    If Unifund CCR, LLC has served you with a debt collection lawsuit, the end is not near. Like Cavalry Portfolio and Midland Funding, Unifund CCR, LLC is a junk debt buyer with a business model that relies on the fact that 95% of consumers…
Rank this Week: 1056

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

    Prime Rate

    Prime Rate
    Historically, the prime rate was something that changed several times per year.  That was true until the market crash and recession in 2008 when - in December 2008, the prime rate was adjusted to 3.25% and remained unchanged for over 7…
  • Dec 14

    Source of Fund

    Source of Fund
    There is a misunderstanding among a few people who elect to go through Chapter 13.  I want to emphasize "few" - this is by no means a common misunderstanding.  But I've had to debunk this myth one too many times, so it's time to put…
  • Dec 5

    Trustee Garcia's Financial Management Course

    Trustee Garcia's Financial Management Course
    As a policy, my clients who file for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy are not charged for the second counseling course under the assumption that they will take the free version offered by Trustee Garcia's office.  This policy has been in place…
Rank this Week: 837

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?

    Does an employer have to provide an alternative position or reassignment as a reasonable accommodation?
    When an employee cannot physically perform the essential function of their position, but can perform light sedentary work, an employer needs to consider providing an alternative position to the employee or at least consider placement in a…
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
Rank this Week: 791

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

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

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

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

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

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

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
Rank this Week: 539

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: 651

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

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

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

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

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

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

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 976

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

Covers personal injury and bankruptcy law. By Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A.

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    IVC Filters, Power Morcellators, Invokana®, and Talcum Powder

    IVC Filters, Power Morcellators, Invokana®, and Talcum Powder
    Our attorneys at Milavetz, Gallop, and Milavetz have recently been investigating several areas of public concern. For more details on any of the areas click on the header or call us at 763-560-0000.IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) Filter Lawsuit:
  • May 17

    SENIORS, STAY SAFE WHILE DRIVING!

    SENIORS, STAY SAFE WHILE DRIVING!
    May is senior citizens' month, and many baby boomers have approached their senior status.  As we age, driving is a skill that we should strive to improve.Most insurance companies offer a discount to senior drivers who take refresher…
  • Mar 17

    Metal on Metal Hip Verdict against Johnson & Johnson

    Metal on Metal Hip Verdict against Johnson & Johnson
    Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $502 million to 5 patients who accused the company of hiding flaws in its Pinnacle metal on metal artificial hips that caused the devices to prematurely fail and left patients facing surgeries and…
Rank this Week: 1042

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

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

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

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

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 693

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: 1062

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 845

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: 753

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

Covers the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings. By Chuck Newton.

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 918

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/
  • Apr 28

    Common Reasons Why A New Jersey Chapter 7 Case Could Be Denied

    Common Reasons Why A New Jersey Chapter 7 Case Could Be Denied
    <h2>NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer Provides The Most Common Reasons Why A Chapter 7 Case May Be Denied.</h2> The denial or rejection of a NJ. chapter 7 bankruptcy case and/or the trustee unexpectedly selling a debtor’s property is…
  • Apr 24

    Would an NJ.Chapter 13 Trustee Sell My Property?

    Would an NJ.Chapter 13 Trustee Sell My Property?
    <h2>Attorney, Robert Manchel, explains the consequences of owning valuable property and the whether a chapter 13 trustee would sell property. </h2> A chapter 13 case is different than a chapter 7, in that a New Jersey chapter 7…
  • Apr 14

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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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1703

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3448

South Florida Attorney Blog

South Florida Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt. By Van Horn Law Group.

http://blog.vanhornlawgroup.com
  • Apr 27

    IRS to Use Debt Collection Agencies to Pursue Overdue Taxe

    IRS to Use Debt Collection Agencies to Pursue Overdue Taxe
    So, does anyone remember that scam out of India where people were posing as IRS agents or debt collectors working for the IRS? Nine call centers employing as many as 700 people were where a highly organized scam was perpetrated on as many as…
  • Apr 25

    Betsy Devos Undoes Protections for Student Loan Borrower

    Betsy Devos Undoes Protections for Student Loan Borrower
    It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for student loan borrowers, and by “interesting” I mean anxiety inducing. Betsy Devos, who has never attended a public school or a public college, but is now nonetheless the Secretary…
  • Apr 14

    Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Car Repossession

    Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Car Repossession
    When it comes to car repossession cases, keep in mind that the car you buy on credit is a co-owned car. You own part of it, and the creditor owns the other part. The creditor owns progressively less as you pay off the loan, and after the loan…
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Apr 26

    How to Get Involved with the ABI Consumer Commission

    How to Get Involved with the ABI Consumer Commission
    As Jason Kilborn noted last month, the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) has formed a Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy. More information about the Commission is available on its web site including the unfortunate news that it got saddled…
  • Apr 26

    New Museum of Failure

    New Museum of Failure
    A new Museum of Failure in Sweden stands as a tribute to the notion that failure is just an opportunity for learning, powering growth and future innovation. I thought no group could appreciate that as much as Credit Slips readers....
  • Apr 24

    Where's the Bear?

    Where's the Bear?
    For all of the attention that has been given to the Fearless Girl and Charging Bull statues on Wall Street, I've been marveling at what's missing from the picture: a bear. It's not just that an ursine addition adds whimsy...
Rank this Week: 1417

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 26

    Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB) veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren

    Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB) veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren
    Der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) veröffentlichte auf seiner Webseite Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren. In diesem Zusammenhang hält der EDÖB u.a. folgendes…
  • Apr 10

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 6. April 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Apr 5

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 31. März 2017 hat das Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung zum ersten Mal die Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert. Anhand jener Inventare lässt sich der Anteil der Zweitwohnungen in den…
Rank this Week: 2292

Sader Law Firm Blog

Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy, collections and student loans.

http://www.saderlawfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 26

    Recent Case Highlights Collection Harassment Issues During Bankruptcy

    Recent Case Highlights Collection Harassment Issues During Bankruptcy
    Filing for bankruptcy provides certain protections from debt collectors. An automatic stay is issued after a debtor files for bankruptcy. Once the automatic stay is issued, most creditors cannot resume attempts to collect debts. However, some…
  • Apr 24

    What Should You Know About Recertifying Income-Drive Repayment Plans for Student Loans?

    What Should You Know About Recertifying Income-Drive Repayment Plans for Student Loans?
    One of the major downsides to income-driven repayment plans (IDR plans) for federal student loans is that you must recertify with the Department of Education each year. Your loan servicer should notify you four to five months before the…
  • Apr 20

    How Can You Lower Student Loan Payments?

    How Can You Lower Student Loan Payments?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has accused student loan servicers of failing to enroll borrowers into income-based repayment programs. As a result, borrowers are paying more than they have to and defaults have increased. You…
Rank this Week: 1893

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3264

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying my Debt?

    Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying my Debt?
    It is quite unusual to go to jail for an unpaid debt. Debtors’ prisons were abolished in the 19th century in the United States, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors from threatening you with criminal…
  • Apr 11

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?
    Falling on hard times financially can also lead to falling behind on your taxes. When your tax debt becomes extremely delinquent, the IRS may issue a garnishment on your wages. This garnishment, or levy, allows the IRS to take part of your…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3706

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

By the Bankruptcy Group.

http://thebklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    California Court: Credit Reports Not Required to Include Pending Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case

    California Court: Credit Reports Not Required to Include Pending Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case
    Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that pending Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases do not need to be included on credit reports. The decision pertains only to cases in…
  • Apr 18

    What Forms Do I Need to File for Bankruptcy in California?

    What Forms Do I Need to File for Bankruptcy in California?
    Each California bankruptcy case formally begins with a document known as the “voluntary bankruptcy petition,” regardless of whether the debtor is filing under Chapter 13 (wage earner’s plan, reorganization) or Chapter 7…
  • Mar 29

    Can Chapter 11 Reduce or Eliminate Debt for Businesses in California?

    Can Chapter 11 Reduce or Eliminate Debt for Businesses in California?
    Last year, California-based clothing retailer Pacific Sunwear, better known by its shortened name PacSun, drastically reduced its debt from $88 million to just $30 million by giving stock to senior lender Golden Gate Capital as part of a…
Rank this Week: 1948

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    Mortgage Lenders Lurk

    Mortgage Lenders Lurk
      They hadn’t paid the line of credit loan on their home for seven years. All was quiet for the longest time until a notice of impending foreclosure was served last week. In a rational world, you’d think the lender would have…
  • Apr 17

    Filling Out The Bankruptcy Paper

    Filling Out The Bankruptcy Paper
    Filing bankruptcy can make you feel like you are drowning in paper. There’s your paper; there’s the paper your lawyer needs.  And there’s the paper the court insists on. It’s easy to try to skate. To cut corners.…
  • Apr 14

    What You Left Out Of Your Bankruptcy Schedule

    What You Left Out Of Your Bankruptcy Schedule
    One of the first questions a bankruptcy trustee will ask you at the hearing in your bankruptcy case is:  did you read the schedules before you signed them? The obvious, and expected, answer is YES. And if your answer is…
Rank this Week: 2336

Simon Resnik Hayes Bankruptcy Blog

Simon Resnik Hayes Bankruptcy Blog

Features bankruptcy updates & news in Los Angeles.

http://www.simonresnik.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Why Do People File for Bankruptcy?

    Why Do People File for Bankruptcy?
    As we all know, the United States is slowly emerging from an economic downturn. While things are improving, we can all note that they are improving slowly. While money mismanagement can lead people to file for bankruptcy, the more common…
  • Apr 17

    Three Times To Consider Bankruptcy

    Three Times To Consider Bankruptcy
    When times get tough it’s not unusual for people to consider bankruptcy. There are however instances when it is smart to weigh the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy. Below we discuss what those instances are and what you can…
  • Apr 13

    How Often Can You Declare Bankruptcy?

    How Often Can You Declare Bankruptcy?
    There are actually no restrictions when it comes to how many bankruptcy cases you are able to file. But if your debts have been discharged in bankruptcy (as is standard), you will need to wait a certain amount of time before you are able to…
Rank this Week: 1850

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Striking Back At Debt Collector

    Striking Back At Debt Collector
    Debt collection calls can be stressful and overwhelming.  Most Californians who are receiving repeated and nerve-racking debt collection calls are not deceitful people who are trying to defraud their creditors, they are hard-working…
  • Apr 20

    Non-Compete Agreements in California

    Non-Compete Agreements in California
    Employment relationships can be difficult and severing employment relationships can be even more difficult.  When an employee makes the decision to sever their relationship with your business they may be moving on to a different field…
  • Apr 2

    Eliminating Income Tax Debt in Bankruptcy

    Eliminating Income Tax Debt in Bankruptcy
    As the looming tax deadline approaches and the numbers tally up many Americans are pondering how they will pay by the April 18th deadline.  For some, there is even more to think about… How to pay off back taxes with ……
Rank this Week: 1309

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2356

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
  • Apr 22

    Despite Dismal Past Failures Congress Unleashes New Tax Debt Collection Policy

    Despite Dismal Past Failures Congress Unleashes New Tax Debt Collection Policy
    The post Despite Dismal Past Failures Congress Unleashes New Tax Debt Collection Policy appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Apr 17

    Bank of America Penalized $45 M for Wrongful Foreclosure

    Bank of America Penalized $45 M for Wrongful Foreclosure
    Related Post New Round of Defaults of Mortgages in 2015 and 201... BofA Gave Staff Bonuses to Foreclose on Homeowners Citigroup to Pay Fannie Mae $968M for Loans What is a Zombie Debt? Banks Are Subverting Bankru... Judges Holding Banks…
  • Apr 16

    What is a Judgment Debtor’s Examination?

    What is a Judgment Debtor’s Examination?
    Related Post Scam Arrest Warrants: Normally You Cannot Be Arres... The post What is a Judgment Debtor’s Examination? appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
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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: 3738

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate Assessment

    Real Estate Assessment
    What does Reassessment Mean? All property parcels in Lancaster County will receive an updated assessment. This new assessment represents an estimate of your property’s fair market value. The new assessment will be effective as of 1/1/18…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
Rank this Week: 2785

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Apr 19

    Debt After Death

    Debt After Death
    A recent report by credit.com revealed that most Americans die with debt in their name. You are likely to pass on with at least a bit of money owed to a bank or a credit card company. The average amount is $62,000 for those with a home loan…
  • Apr 17

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy is not as famous or used as often as a Chapter 13 or 7. Most people are unaware of the provisions of this law and find it to be overly complicated. The truth, though, is that, if applied correctly, it can do a lot for a…
  • Apr 5

    Debt Lawsuit Solution

    Debt Lawsuit Solution
    Filing debt lawsuits is a common tool used by lenders like credit card companies to recover the money that you owe them. Once they receive the order to collect, there is a long list of methods that they can use. Collectors, in this case, the…
Rank this Week: 1562

Law Office of Seth L. Hanson Blog

Law Office of Seth L. Hanson Blog

Covers California Bankruptcy.

https://hansonattorney.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Non-Priority Tax Debt

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Non-Priority Tax Debt
    Both non-priority tax debts and priority tax debts are not normally discharged in case of a bankruptcy.  Chapter 13 provisions can make your debt a bit more manageable. Taxes can be discharged under a few circumstances in a Chapter 7…
  • Apr 18

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Priority Tax Debt

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Priority Tax Debt
    Tax debts can be categorized under priority debts, it can turn out differently for you. In any case, you are more than likely to pay your taxes.  Whether it is priority tax debts or non-priority tax debt. The difference is the…
  • Apr 5

    Credit Card Debt Solution

    Credit Card Debt Solution
    While managing your Burgeoning credit card debt might seem like a daunting task, it is always advisable to get it over with now instead of letting it fester to become worse than before. Although there are no instant fixes to getting rid of…
Rank this Week: 1552

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Apr 19

    Avoid Second Bankruptcy

    Avoid Second Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy does not have the same stigma that it did around 20 years ago when filing meant a loss of goodwill and it carried a lot of shame with it. In this day and age, it is something that people do with no qualms. Many hard working people…
  • Apr 17

    Better Money Management After Bankruptcy

    Better Money Management After Bankruptcy
    If you are already facing a bankruptcy, it might be the right time to get your affairs in order and reorganize your financial planning. The fact is that a bankruptcy should not be taken lightly. It is indeed a warning bell to arouse you from…
  • Apr 12

    Taking Out Loans to Pay Debt

    Taking Out Loans to Pay Debt
    Debts can be a burden on you, especially when you default and your credit score goes all awry. In many cases, it is actually better for you if you simply file for bankruptcy and deal with your debts that way. However, if you wish to not file…
Rank this Week: 2756

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Bankruptcy Leads To Emotional Distress Award

    Bankruptcy Leads To Emotional Distress Award
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are North Carolina’s exemptions?” When you think of emotional distress claims, you understandably think of them in a personal injury context. The term is almost…
  • Apr 12

    Bankruptcy Judge Shortage Real Possibility If Action Isn’t Taken Soon

    Bankruptcy Judge Shortage Real Possibility If Action Isn’t Taken Soon
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?” It’s an issue that almost no one pays attention to until you need it: the smooth functioning of the bankruptcy system. Though…
  • Apr 5

    Tax time is also bankruptcy time?

    Tax time is also bankruptcy time?
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I keep my car if I file bankruptcy?” Though no one enjoys the process of filing tax returns, the good news for many is that tax time usually involves a tax refund,…
Rank this Week: 2399