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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

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

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
  • Jun 6

    How Chapter 13 Stops a Pending Mortgage Foreclosure

    How Chapter 13 Stops a Pending Mortgage Foreclosure
    Chapter 13 is widely known as the fastest and most effective legal action you can use to stop a foreclosure – even a foreclosure scheduled for the next few days. In this video, I explain how Chapter 13 works and why you can feel…
  • May 6

    What Can You Do About a Judgment Lien from an Out-of-Business Creditor

    What Can You Do About a Judgment Lien from an Out-of-Business Creditor
    What can you do about a judgment lien filed against you by a creditor or debt buyer that is now out of business? Law firms like Mann, Bracken that have closed down, filed bankruptcy themselves, or otherwise disappeared still appear as…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 80

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • Jun 17

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Jun 13

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust
    The opinion is a good reminder that oral argument impressions don't always carry over to the final written product. In short, both the majority and dissent approach this as a simple matter of statutory construction, and in that regard the...
  • Jun 13

    The Demise of the Recovery Act

    The Demise of the Recovery Act
    I'm still digesting the opinion, but the obvious conclusion is that impressions from oral argument may be misleading. It also suggests that states that do not use chapter 9, have no ability to come up with a state law alternative....
Rank this Week: 310

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: 352

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: 343

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jun 24

    Do California Seniors Need to File Bankruptcy?

    Do California Seniors Need to File Bankruptcy?
    California, it turns out, is a great place to retire. Not because of the cost of living, certainly.  In spite of the cost of living. Because California exemptions are very generous to those of retirement age. Those exemptions effectively…
  • Jun 21

    Debt Actually Makes You Stupid

    Debt Actually Makes You Stupid
    It’s easy to tell ourselves that getting into debt was stupid. Maybe, maybe not. Lots of debt happens without making bad decisions.  Think of medical bills. Natural disasters.  Divorce. But regardless of how you got in debt,…
  • Jun 20

    Should You Pay Your Creditors Rather Than File Bankruptcy?

    Should You Pay Your Creditors Rather Than File Bankruptcy?
    Is there an alternative to bankruptcy, my clients often ask. Can I realistically avoid filing bankruptcy? A fellow bankruptcy lawyer outlined what it takes to get out of debt without bankruptcy. make more money; spend less on today’s…
Rank this Week: 396

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Jun 23

    What Business Debts Can I Dissolve With Bankruptcy?

    What Business Debts Can I Dissolve With Bankruptcy?
    After much debate and soul searching, you have decided that the only way to move forward in your failing business is to seek protection through bankruptcy. What debts have you incurred while trying to keep the business afloat are actually…
  • Jun 21

    Filing For Bankruptcy as a Couple

    Filing For Bankruptcy as a Couple
    If you and your partner are both considering seeking bankruptcy protection due to unmanageable debt loads there are some things you need to consider before filing. The main question is whether you should file as a couple in a joint petition…
  • Jun 20

    Biggest Bankruptcy Myths Debunked

    Biggest Bankruptcy Myths Debunked
    There are many myths about bankruptcy you may hear floating among conversations by the misinformed. If you are faced with the decision of filing bankruptcy, make sure you are aware of the facts and don’t rely on what your uncle’s…
Rank this Week: 528

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 433

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jun 16

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy
    I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day, Damon Day; and he was mentioning that he is seeing more and more folks all across the country, who have attended these unaccredited schools and carrying an enormous amount of student…
  • May 26

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge
    Getting rid of those pesky, overwhelming student loans in bankruptcy just got a bit easier, thanks to a case in which an attorney won a bid to shed $250,000 in student debt. The case is In re Barrett, No. 14-43516; Barrett v. U.S. Department…
  • Apr 4

    Let’s Make A Deal; Debt Collectors!

    Let’s Make A Deal; Debt Collectors!
    Today we’re going to play a game that I love.  Negotiations with debt collectors! Also known as debt settlement. In the recent Los Angeles Times article, Making a Deal with Debt Collectors, by Liz Weston, she provides such a…
Rank this Week: 607

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
  • Jun 12

    Are You a Victim of Zombie Debt Buyers?

    Are You a Victim of Zombie Debt Buyers?
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Debt Buyers (HBO) Debt buyers  are an unsupervised group that prey on millions of naive people.  According to this YouTube by John Oliver (please excuse some of his language) American households…
  • Jun 11

    Credit Reports Listed Me as a Terrorist

    Credit Reports Listed Me as a Terrorist
    Credit reports and background checks errors Ever checked your credit reports?  You will after watching this YouTube video: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver talking about errors credit reports and background reports. (I apologize for…
  • Jun 10

    Pressler & Pressler, LLP Fined $1M for Illegal Collection

    Pressler & Pressler, LLP Fined $1M for Illegal Collection
    ILLEGAL DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES BY PRESSLER & PRESSLER, LLP AND DEBT BUYER Release from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB”: Presser & Pressler, LLP, a law firm, Sheldon H. Pressler and Gerard J. Felt, the…
Rank this Week: 609

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
Rank this Week: 537

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy fiilng, bankruptcy means test, student loans, credit counseling, and debtor education.

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Jun 24

    Important Things You Need to Know About a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge

    Important Things You Need to Know About a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge
    Filing for bankruptcy can be a stressful process and involve a lot of planning. But taking the time to weigh your options is the best way to understand the process and make the best decision. The first step: understand which bankruptcy filing…
  • Jun 21

    Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy: 5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

    Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy: 5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score
    Filing for bankruptcy is never an easy decision, and it is one that can have far-reaching consequences for your financial future. However, despite common misconceptions, bankruptcy is not the financial nightmare that many believe it to be.…
  • Jun 17

    What Happens after Bankruptcy?

    What Happens after Bankruptcy?
    It is only natural that you have questions about a financial decision as big as bankruptcy. The decision you make to file could be one of the biggest you make in your life, and it can provide some serious financial relief.  Still,…
Rank this Week: 884

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jun 23

    Can Filing For Bankruptcy Hurt My Career?

    Can Filing For Bankruptcy Hurt My Career?
    In the past the question of whether or not filing for bankruptcy could impact your career would be a non-starter. Very few job postings would entail the process of a credit check. Unless you were attempting to secure a position in a bank,…
  • Jun 21

    Are Teachers Entitled To Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Are Teachers Entitled To Student Loan Forgiveness?
    Do teachers get the opportunity for student loan forgiveness that others in various industries are unable to access? If you looked particularly at the Texas Education Agency you would believe that to be true. It only applies under certain…
  • Jun 15

    Can Student Loans Affect Mortgage Eligibility?

    Can Student Loans Affect Mortgage Eligibility?
    For many graduates in the U.S. leaving school with a huge amount of student loan debt, the idea of owning a home is a dream that may not be able to be realized. However, the Federal Housing Administration has recently given some students a…
Rank this Week: 1222

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jun 23

    Conduit Mortgage Payments in Chapter 13 Case

    Conduit Mortgage Payments in Chapter 13 Case
    If you are behind on your mortgage and file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your plan will have to include your mortgage payments (“conduit mortgage payments”). Prior to the enactment of an order that requires mortgage payments to…
  • Jun 20

    Do I Have to File Bankruptcy with an Attorney?

    Do I Have to File Bankruptcy with an Attorney?
    The bankruptcy code allows debtors the option of representing themselves, also known as a "pro se" debtor. Yet, just because you can file on your own doesn't mean it is always the best idea. In many cases, you should complete the…
  • Jun 13

    7 Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid

    7 Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid
    Being honest and having the right information when you file bankruptcy can help you avoid mistakes that can complicate your case. Bankruptcy is a privilege that deserves your cooperative attention while working with the court to ensure…
Rank this Week: 1042

Sader Law Firm Blog

Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy, collections and student loans.

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

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Ruin Your Credit Forever?

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Ruin Your Credit Forever?
    One of the most common myths about filing for bankruptcy is that it will permanently destroy the credit scores of filers. Fortunately, this myth has no basis in reality. As we have suggested on our blog before, there is no such thing as a…
  • Jun 20

    Can Mandatory Automatic Payments Improve Chapter 13 Completion Rates?

    Can Mandatory Automatic Payments Improve Chapter 13 Completion Rates?
    A recent paper published by Robin R. Randolph suggests Chapter 13 bankruptcy gets a bad reputation because individual districts may lack certain advantages. The paper, titled Chapter 13: Getting to Completion, makes several important…
  • Jun 20

    Can the CFPB Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers?

    Can the CFPB Help Struggling Student Loan Borrowers?
    Student loan servicers (the organizations that handle payments) have attracted the attention of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for withholding information that can help borrowers avoid defaulting on higher-education debts.…
Rank this Week: 1082

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy for CPS Might Be ‘Best Option’

    Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy for CPS Might Be ‘Best Option’
    Is Bankruptcy right for the Chicago Public Schools?   Governor Rauner thinks it could, despite what the experts and history say.Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy for CPS Might Be ‘Best Option’: Gov. Bruce Rauner renews talk of possible…
  • May 27

    It's OK to run up debt on credit cards.........

    It's OK to run up debt on credit cards.........
    Goes against common thought, but it is a well reasoned article. The The key here is that study is looking forward at future lifestyle, not the present tough situation. A better job will benefit the individual more in the long run, so it's ok…
  • Feb 4

    Do you have overdue books to go along with…

    Do you have overdue books to go along with that overdue credit card bill? Well avoid the penalties this next two weeks in Chicago!http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-cpl-book-fine-amnesty-0203-20160204-story.html
Rank this Week: 1032

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
  • May 7

    Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure

    Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure
    Ocwen Financial holds the keys to some 17,500 defaulted home mortgage loans – and can’t continue to foreclose on a single one.  That is true at least for the time being, after the National Mortgage Settlement…
Rank this Week: 1130

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: 688

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Do I REALLY Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

    Do I REALLY Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer?
    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our Georgian friends and neighbors is, “Do I really need a bankruptcy lawyer?” Since bankruptcy lawyers charge fees to file a client’s bankruptcy case, a person who…
  • Jun 14

    Financial Tips for New Graduate

    Financial Tips for New Graduate
    Congratulations! Whether you just graduated from a Georgia high school, college, law school, or medical school, you should give yourself a big pat on the back for all of your accomplishments and for entering a new and exciting chapter in your…
  • May 11

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan

    3 Things Families Should Know About Student Loan
    Congratulations! If you are reading this, then you likely have a son or daughter who is graduating high school this May and will be going off to college in the Fall. Right now is a wonderful time to celebrate our Georgia grads and wish them…
Rank this Week: 1219

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/
  • Jun 11

    Motorcycles, Boats or Horses Can be Toxic to your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Minnesota Bankruptcy

    Motorcycles, Boats or Horses Can be Toxic to your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Minnesota Bankruptcy
    I recently posted on Google Plus about how certain things tend to be toxic to a possible bankruptcy. The most common one I see is a Harley Davidson. Other items in this category would include boats and horses, especially if they are fancy and…
  • May 14

    One of the Best 25 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Minneapolis?

    One of the Best 25 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Minneapolis?
    Some outfit I have never heard of called “Expertise” has decided that I am one of the best 25 bankruptcy lawyers in Minneapolis.  Perhaps this is an honor, but I’m suspicious.  There’s a bunch of code they…
  • Apr 14

    Important Changes to the Essential Bankruptcy Number

    Important Changes to the Essential Bankruptcy Number
    I find myself today (April 14, 2016) in the process of updating what seems like way more than half of the numbers on my website. The Department of Justice just issued a major set of changes. I need to incorporate them into a series of…
Rank this Week: 1096

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • 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…
  • Feb 3

    Georgia’s Likely New Pre-Garnishment Notice Not All Good New

    Georgia’s Likely New Pre-Garnishment Notice Not All Good New
    Georgia may soon have a new law governing wage garnishments and bank account levies.  But the news is not all good. You may recall that back in September, 2015, I reported that federal judge Marvin Shoob had issued a ruling that…
Rank this Week: 779

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jun 10

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip

    Credit Counselling Provides Budgeting Tip
    Most people who have financial issues do not have a budget and this is a common theme that comes up during the credit counselling sessions every bankrupt has to attend during their bankruptcy. Making a budget is perceived as a difficult and…
  • May 13

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy
    One duty of a bankruptcy is to attend a meeting with your creditors if one is required. The statement gives the instant impression that you’d have to go to a board room somewhere and sit in a room with a representative from each of the…
  • May 13

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy

    Appearing At A Creditors Meeting in A Bankruptcy
    One duty of a bankruptcy is to attend a meeting with your creditors if one is required. The statement gives the instant impression that you’d have to go to a board room somewhere and sit in a room with a representative from each of the…
Rank this Week: 1007

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: 1171

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: 1208

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/
  • May 5

    Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA): an overview

    Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA): an overview
    The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law that regulates consumer credit reporting agencies, such as Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. The FCRA also regulates those who provide information to the credit reporting agencies and those who…
  • Apr 11

    Conditional delivery: how car dealers use it to scam buyer

    Conditional delivery: how car dealers use it to scam buyer
    If you’ve ever bought a vehicle from a dealer and financed the purchase, chances are you signed something called a conditional delivery agreement. If you read this agreement carefully, it states that the dealer has the right to cancel…
  • Apr 7

    Minnesota’s Lemon Law: An Overview

    Minnesota’s Lemon Law: An Overview
    Most people use the term “lemon” to describe any vehicle that has repeated problems. But in Minnesota the “lemon law’ is a statute that protects buyers of new vehicles that have problems that can’t be fixed.…
Rank this Week: 939

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: 1145

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
  • Mar 4

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!
    It’s that time of the year again.  The IRS requires that everyone that earns above a certain amount must file a tax return.  The rule of thumb is that if you earn above $10,000, you need to file a tax return with the IRS; and…
Rank this Week: 1101

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick is a Miami, Florida  has over 25 years of experience in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization of mortgages and other debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases (discharge of debt). He has filed over…
  • Nov 6

    For being a loyal customer, we would like…

    For being a loyal customer, we would like to reward you with a $50 gift from CVS. Claim Your Free Gift Here Jordan E. Bublick - Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer - Kendall & Aventura Offices - (305) 891-4055 - www.bublicklaw.com
  • Nov 4

    RE:Your Application

    RE:Your Application
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Rank this Week: 710

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

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

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

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

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

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

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 1210

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1139

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Covers news, commentary and analysis on bankruptcy fraud. By Wayne D. Holly.

http://bankruptcyfraud.typepad.com/bankruptcy_fraud_resource/
  • Mar 16

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea
    Updating a story we reported here, Margaret Diekemper was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in the Southern District of Illinois following a plea agreement reached with the…
  • Jan 18

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge
    According to this Wisconsin State Journal article, Ismail Beciri was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with four counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements after a federal agents searched…
  • Jan 4

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 842

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

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

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Jun 24

    Bankruptcy Tips for Spouse

    Bankruptcy Tips for Spouse
    When you get married, you not only combine your income, but you also combine your bills. This means that you take on whatever debts your spouse may have had before you were married, and likewise, your spouse takes on yours. It also means that…
  • Jun 4

    Will I Lose My House if I File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My House if I File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    It is one thing to realize that your debt has you in over your head. It’s another thing entirely to realize that the most important piece of property you own, which you have spent your entire life working for, could be lost as you try…
  • Jun 3

    What Will Be Repossessed if I File Bankruptcy?

    What Will Be Repossessed if I File Bankruptcy?
    If there is a large financial reset button in life, it goes by the name of bankruptcy. Just like when you hit the reset button on anything else, you may lose some things when your bankruptcy is discharged. However, before you get to that…
Rank this Week: 3558

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 24

    Ellen Leibovitch Named Outstanding Board Member of the Year

    Ellen Leibovitch Named Outstanding Board Member of the Year
    During the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s 55th annual installation gala on June 4, 2106 at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, partner Ellen M. Leibovitch was named “Outstanding Board Member of the Year.”…
  • May 24

    Significant Changes to Overtime Regulations!

    Significant Changes to Overtime Regulations!
    Just this week, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its much-anticipated final changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new guidelines will go into effect on December 1, 2016, so now is the time…
  • May 18

    Protect Your Tech: Florida Bar CLE Edition

    Protect Your Tech: Florida Bar CLE Edition
      Earlier this month, I had the distinct pleasure to present at the Florida Bar Basic Technology CLE about how businesses, and their lawyers, can protect technology using Intellectual Property.  This was the first time a…
Rank this Week: 2929

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jun 23

    Can Filing For Bankruptcy Hurt My Career?

    Can Filing For Bankruptcy Hurt My Career?
    In the past the question of whether or not filing for bankruptcy could impact your career would be a non-starter. Very few job postings would entail the process of a credit check. Unless you were attempting to secure a position in a bank,…
  • Jun 21

    Are Teachers Entitled To Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Are Teachers Entitled To Student Loan Forgiveness?
    Do teachers get the opportunity for student loan forgiveness that others in various industries are unable to access? If you looked particularly at the Texas Education Agency you would believe that to be true. It only applies under certain…
  • Jun 15

    Can Student Loans Affect Mortgage Eligibility?

    Can Student Loans Affect Mortgage Eligibility?
    For many graduates in the U.S. leaving school with a huge amount of student loan debt, the idea of owning a home is a dream that may not be able to be realized. However, the Federal Housing Administration has recently given some students a…
Rank this Week: 3583

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    5 Common Mistakes Every Renter MUST Avoid

    5 Common Mistakes Every Renter MUST Avoid
    Renting a house or an apartment can be a great option for people in many situations throughout life. It is typically a more affordable option, and comes with far fewer responsibilities than buying a house. Whether you’re planning to…
  • Jun 10

    Bankruptcy Basics: The Difference Between Liquidation & Reorganization

    Bankruptcy Basics: The Difference Between Liquidation & Reorganization
    There are many reasons why people have to declare bankruptcy ranging from over extended credit, loss of income, medical debt, and many others. Deciding to declare bankruptcy is never an easy decision, but if you are going to go through the…
  • May 20

    Understanding the Dischargeability of Student Loans in Bankruptcy

    Understanding the Dischargeability of Student Loans in Bankruptcy
    When signing up for a college education, far too many students don’t give their educational loans a second thought. After they graduate with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt per person (as of 2015), however, it starts to…
Rank this Week: 3869

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

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

http://flbankrupt.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Important Steps to Take Before Filing a Miami Bankruptcy

    Important Steps to Take Before Filing a Miami Bankruptcy
    Debtors typically have numerous steps to take before filing for bankruptcy in Miami Florida.  The most important step is to find qualified bankruptcy counsel and schedule a free consultation to see if bankruptcy is an option for you. The…
  • Apr 19

    Small Business Loans or SBA Loans in Bankruptcy

    Small Business Loans or SBA Loans in Bankruptcy
    I had a recent free consultation come into my office to ask me about small business loans and if they were dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The debtor received an SBA loan on a property when their home was damaged by a hurricane.  Soon…
  • Apr 19

    Small Business Loans or SBA Loans in Bankruptcy

    Small Business Loans or SBA Loans in Bankruptcy
    I had a recent free consultation come into my office to ask me about small business loans and if they were dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The debtor received an SBA loan on a property when their home was damaged by a hurricane.  Soon…
Rank this Week: 3266

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jun 22

    Can You Appeal Your Case?

    Can You Appeal Your Case?
    Can You Appeal Your Case? When you have a court case de […]
  • Mar 30

    Hire an Attorney In Person

    Hire an Attorney In Person
    Why E-Mail Consultations Don’t Work When you hire an at […]
  • Mar 28

    Which Bankruptcy Should I File?

    Which Bankruptcy Should I File?
    Yes, filing bankruptcy is a choice but the Chapter of bankruptcy you will file is NOT. Choosing to file bankruptcy is a major decision and should be carefully weighed after talking with an extremely knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. Before…
Rank this Week: 3782

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 21

    Social Security Administration Seeks to Recoup Overpayments from California Bankruptcy Debtor’s Post-Petition Benefit

    Social Security Administration Seeks to Recoup Overpayments from California Bankruptcy Debtor’s Post-Petition Benefit
    The federal government is perhaps the most tenacious creditor of them all, and it goes to great lengths to recover money it believes it is owed. This applies not only to taxes but also to benefits, such as the Social Security Disability…
  • Jun 7

    Looking Back on Ten Years of “Bankruptcy Reform”

    Looking Back on Ten Years of “Bankruptcy Reform”
    2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of the comprehensive law known as the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005, Pub. L. 109-8, 119 Stat. 23. Supporters of the bill claimed that it would streamline the…
  • May 27

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy

    Child Support and Spousal Support in California Bankruptcy
    Child support, spousal support, and any other “domestic support obligation” (DSO), as defined by the Bankruptcy Code, are treated differently in a bankruptcy case from most other types of debt. DSOs have the highest priority…
Rank this Week: 2651

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/
  • Jun 21

    Can I Keep A Mobile Home In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?

    Can I Keep A Mobile Home In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?
    <h2>Bankruptcy lawyer explains how a New Jersey chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy works, with a debtor that owns a mobile home.</h2> A residence under the bankruptcy code includes real property, which is a house, or personal…
  • Jun 20

    What Happens To A Mobile Home Loan In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?

    What Happens To A Mobile Home Loan In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?
    <h2>Attorney explains the NJ. Bankruptcy law benefits of a mobile home loan.</h2> Believe it or not the bankruptcy code allows additional benefits for a mobile home loan, in New Jersey, that is not permitted for a house residence…
  • Jun 14

    The Tax Process In A New Jersey Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case.

    The Tax Process In A New Jersey Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case.
    New Jersey Attorney Explains The Tax Process Of A Chapter 13 Case I have written extensively in other blogs about how to determine the amount of a debtor’s tax debt, the portion of the tax debt that is dischargeable and the amount that…
Rank this Week: 3585

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 20

    Term v. Whole Life Insurance in Bankruptcy

    Term v. Whole Life Insurance in Bankruptcy
    Many people who are considering filing for bankruptcy have life insurance policies and do not want to loose them by filing bankruptcy. However, your life insurance policy may not actually be considered a part of your bankruptcy estate or, if…
  • Jun 15

    Can I purchase a vehicle right before filing bankruptcy?

    Can I purchase a vehicle right before filing bankruptcy?
    One major concern clients have when making the difficult decision of whether or not to file for bankruptcy is their primary means of transportation; in other words, their motor vehicle. In most cities in the United States, having a vehicle…
  • Jun 13

    Bankruptcy and Your Inheritance

    Bankruptcy and Your Inheritance
    Inheritance and bankruptcy are two topics that are not commonly thought of at the same time, nor is inheritance even thought of as a consideration when deciding to file bankruptcy. The issue being that if you file for bankruptcy and receive…
Rank this Week: 3277

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jun 20

    BGer 1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip im politischen Kontext

    BGer 1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip im politischen Kontext
    Im Rahmen von Recherchetätigkeiten stellte ein Bundeshausredaktor beim Eidgenössischen Steueramt ein Gesuch um Akteneinsicht. Er war an einer Zusammenstellung einer Liste von Staaten interessiert, die ein Amtshilfegesuch stellten.…
  • Jun 16

    Nationalrat will neue Vorschläge zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch

    Nationalrat will neue Vorschläge zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch
    Der Nationalrat hat am 14. Juni 2016 (s. SDA Mitteilung) die Vorlage des Bundesrats zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch mit 146 zu 24 Stimmen bei 9 Enthaltungen zurückgewiesen. Der Bundesrat muss seine Vorschläge nun…
  • Jun 13

    EDÖB veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Datenschutzaspekten beim Internetprotokoll IPv6

    EDÖB veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Datenschutzaspekten beim Internetprotokoll IPv6
    In seinen Erläuterungen vom 7. Juni 2016 äussert sich der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) zu Datenschutzaspekten des neuen Internet Protokolls Version 6 (IPv6). Der EDÖB hebt…
Rank this Week: 2603

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 20

    Maxus Energy Corp. Filed For Chapter 11

    Maxus Energy Corp. Filed For Chapter 11
    Yet another company in the energy sector has filed for bankruptcy protection.  On June 17, 2016, Maxus Energy Corporation, and its affiliates (“Debtors”) filed for chapter 11 protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court…
  • Jun 20

    Wholesale Assignment of Claims to Post-Confirmation Trust Does Not Satisfy “Related to” Jurisdiction Standard

    Wholesale Assignment of Claims to Post-Confirmation Trust Does Not Satisfy “Related to” Jurisdiction Standard
    In the recent decision of Gavin Salmonese, LLC v. Shyamsundar, et al. (In re AmCad Holdings, LLC, et al.) (Bankr. D. Del. June 14, 2016), Judge Walrath considered whether a liquidation trustee had standing to bring a claim for breach of…
  • Jun 13

    Intervention Energy Holdings – Motion to Dismiss Denied in Part

    Intervention Energy Holdings – Motion to Dismiss Denied in Part
    Recently on June 7, 2016, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court considered a motion to dismiss the Intervention Energy Holdings, LLC, et al. bankruptcy proceeding.  On May 20, 2016, Intervention Energy Holding, LLC (“IE…
Rank this Week: 2171

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    EMPLOYEE CELL PHONE USAGE MAY BE REIMBURSABLE

    EMPLOYEE CELL PHONE USAGE MAY BE REIMBURSABLE
    It promises to be another long, hot summer for employers as the California State Legislature and the courts continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties to employees.  A relatively recent case that hasn’t garnered too…
  • Mar 22

    Rights of Rescission on Contract Entered Into With a Corporation That is Suspended

    Rights of Rescission on Contract Entered Into With a Corporation That is Suspended
    In California, an entity that has been suspended is disqualified from exercising any right, power or privilege as an entity during the time of the suspension. Therefore, the suspended entity lacks the legal ability to enter into a binding and…
  • Mar 4

    Beware of Inadvertent Judicial Admissions, Plaintiff’s Allegation Deemed a Judicial Admission

    Beware of Inadvertent Judicial Admissions, Plaintiff’s Allegation Deemed a Judicial Admission
    Plaintiff homeowner sued a contractor for improper work, alleging (among other things) that the contractor is/was licensed. At trial, plaintiff homeowner’s lawyer demanded that the contractor provide a verified certificate from the…
Rank this Week: 3193