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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 26

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 83

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 157

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

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

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

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 339

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: 378

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

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

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

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

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

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

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

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 371

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

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

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Jan 29

    The Art of Valuation

    The Art of Valuation
    Anyone who has ever litigated a valuation issue knows that valuation is more art than science. Experts often arrive at widely divergent valuations. Yet, these valuations are of the same company, for the same time period, based on the same...
  • Jan 28

    Second-Liens and the Leverage Option

    Second-Liens and the Leverage Option
    Susan Wachter and I have a new (short!) paper up on SSRN. It's called Second-Liens and the Leverage Option, and is about the curious absence of negative pledge clauses in US home mortgages, which enabled enormous amounts of second-lien…
  • Jan 28

    Deflate Gate and Bankruptcy Reform

    Deflate Gate and Bankruptcy Reform
    People (and institutions) like rules that give them a competitive edge. You need only to look at the recent headlines and the media coverage of “Deflate Gate” to understand this basic concept. Reportedly, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and…
Rank this Week: 599

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

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

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 617

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
  • Jan 29

    Restructuring and Insolvency in 2015

    Restructuring and Insolvency in 2015
    I expect a busy year for Mercer & Hole’s Restructuring and Insolvency team, with different and interesting assignments, solving problems and delivering solutions by doing what we  do best.  I would not be in this job if I…
  • Jan 23

    Personal Insolvency Update - Debt threshold for bankruptcy to increase to £5,000

    Personal Insolvency Update - Debt threshold for bankruptcy to increase to £5,000
    With effect from 1 October 2015 the debt threshold for a creditor issued bankruptcy petition will increase from £750 to £5,000. The Government's reason behind this large increase is to ensure that bankruptcy, with its serious…
  • Jan 6

    Chris Laughton’s predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015

    Chris Laughton’s predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015
    Chris Laughton, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner shares his thoughts and predictions for corporate insolvency in 2015 with Lexis Nexis. To read the full article click here.
Rank this Week: 776

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 26

    Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville to speak at International Law Section’s ILAT Conference

    Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville to speak at International Law Section’s ILAT Conference
    The Florida Bar’s International Law Section is holding its annual International Litigation, Arbitration and Transaction (ILAT) Conference  on February 27, 2015.  Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville, head of our Latin American…
  • Jan 23

    Litigation Partner Eric N. Assouline to Speak at Circuit Court Boot Camp CLE

    Litigation Partner Eric N. Assouline to Speak at Circuit Court Boot Camp CLE
    Eric N. Assouline, Litigation Partner of The Business Law Firm Assouline & Berlowe, P.A., has been again invited to present as a panelist at the upcoming Circuit Court Boot Camp for Practical Trial Litigation Skills.  Mr. Assouline…
  • Jan 22

    Patent Claim Construction: SCOTUS says – Do Not Disturb!

    Patent Claim Construction: SCOTUS says – Do Not Disturb!
    Society at large is becoming very familiar with patents from shows like The Shark Tank.  Investors repeatedly want to know if your new company has a product that is protected.  Meaning, can you stop someone else in the marketplace…
Rank this Week: 799

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. By Craig Robins.

http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Mar 3

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in…
Rank this Week: 656

New York Injury Lawyer Blawg

New York Injury Lawyer Blawg

By Ronai & Ronai, LLP.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyerblawg.com/
  • Oct 28

    Halloween: A Spooky Time for Child Accidents in New York

    Halloween: A Spooky Time for Child Accidents in New York
    Halloween is a fun time for our young ones to dress up as spooky ghosts and goblins, but only by practicing a few safe Halloween tips can we avoid a serious accident on All Hallow's Eve. During Halloween, your child's risks for an pedestrian…
  • Oct 20

    Chuggington Offers Safety Tips to Kids to Help Prevent Accidents in Manhattan and Elsewhere

    Chuggington Offers Safety Tips to Kids to Help Prevent Accidents in Manhattan and Elsewhere
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently announced the launch of Chuggington, a children's cartoon designed to help educate our young ones about how to be safe around cars. This safety campaign was designed for…
  • Oct 10

    Teen Drivers Back to School, Risks for Car Accidents in New York Increase

    Teen Drivers Back to School, Risks for Car Accidents in New York Increase
    As we recently reported on our New York Injury Lawyer Blawg, the new school year recently kicked off and school-aged children are gearing up to head to bus stops across the state. In addition to the bus riders, we would also like to draw…
Rank this Week: 792

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Jan 26

    Proceedings Supplementary Extend Statute of Limitations For Fraudulent Transfer

    Proceedings Supplementary Extend Statute of Limitations For Fraudulent Transfer
    The statute of limitations for creditors’ fraudulent transfer actions is four years. However, a recent Florida case holds that the four year limit does not apply to fraudulent transfer claims brought in the context of Proceedings…
  • Jan 21

    Self-Directed Retirement Plan Exposed Through Business Dealings With Third Party

    Self-Directed Retirement Plan Exposed Through Business Dealings With Third Party
    Occasionally I get phone calls about buying or titling investment assets in the a client’s retirement plan. There are rules that permit self-directed IRAs or self-directed 401ks to purchase income producing investments such as rental…
  • Jan 15

    Spending or Gambling Cash Not Excuse For Non-Compliance with Court Order

    Spending or Gambling Cash Not Excuse For Non-Compliance with Court Order
    I cannot recall how many times a client has suggested protecting cash from a creditor or a bankruptcy trustee by withdrawing the cash from his bank account and then telling the creditor, judge, or bankruptcy trustee that the cash was…
Rank this Week: 906

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Features analysis and commentary on consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Offices of Jon G. Brooks.

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 920

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
  • Jan 10

    Repurchase your foreclosed home

    Repurchase your foreclosed home
    Repurchase your foreclosed home at today’s value! Previously, foreclosed homeowners who wanted to repurchase their home were required to pay the entire amount owed on the mortgage.  This requirement also applied to anyone buying…
  • Dec 30

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case
    An interesting decision came down in September of 2014 involving municipal liability claims.  In Granada v City of White Plains, 2014 NY Slip Op 06053, the Second Department ruled that a municipality is not immune from claims involving…
  • Dec 29

    Spoilation of Evidence

    Spoilation of Evidence
      In September of this year, the Second Department reached a decision in Lentini v. Weschler, 2014 NY Slip Op 06062, with regards to the “Spoilation of Evidence.”  Spoilation refers to the destruction or repair of…
Rank this Week: 881

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: 1139

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

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

    Christmas Gift

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

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?

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

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training
    Check out this Bankruptcy Training article about Liens on Schedule D of the Bankruptcy Petition. http://www.713training.com/pages/Articles.html Related PostsChapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?The post Liens and Bankruptcy Training appeared…
Rank this Week: 974

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • May 3

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?
    This is a complex topic and should only be left to seasoned attorneys. Our law office, Law Office of Malik W. Ahmad is well situated to handle these kinds of lawsuits and we have successfully settled, or litigated to an acceptable levels all…
Rank this Week: 981

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court
    There’s a new pilot program being started by Oklahoma’s court system that involves the use of videoconferencing for proceedings. I’m not sure how many other states use videoconferencing in their courts, but this is…
  • Jun 3

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim
    ERISA is a big, confusing piece of legislation designed to protect companies who provide health insurance and retirement plans. Overall, I don’t have any problems with ERISA, except when I have to deal with health insurance plans.…
  • Jun 2

    The “Independent” Medical Exam

    The “Independent” Medical Exam
    Many of our personal injury clients are shocked to discover that the other side wants them to subject to a medical examination during their litigation. Attorneys and courts refer to this as an “independent exam,” because a doctor…
Rank this Week: 972

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: 938

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: 1134

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: 1057

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Massachusetts 401k Clients Advised On Bond Mutual Funds and Bankruptcy

    Massachusetts 401k Clients Advised On Bond Mutual Funds and Bankruptcy
    Many of our Massachusetts bankruptcy clients have retirement accounts, including IRA’s, ROTH IRA’s and 401k’s.  These monies can be protected in a personal bankruptcy.  However, in order to make them effective…
  • Jan 27

    Are Debts Really Discharged In Bankruptcy?

    Are Debts Really Discharged In Bankruptcy?
    Of course the answer is yes, absolutely, by federal law.  However, some questionable practices exist among banks and collection agencies which, according to lawsuits filed about the country, prey on those who do not know their rights. If…
  • Jan 21

    Television’s “Real Housewives” Star Convicted of Fraud and Bankruptcy

    Television’s “Real Housewives” Star Convicted of Fraud and Bankruptcy
    TV star Teresa Giudice was convicted of fraud in the filing of her federal personal bankruptcy petition and has been sentenced to prison.  How did this happen?  We don’t follow this tv show but we learned that when Giudice…
Rank this Week: 1488

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 28

    Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze"

    Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze"
    AREN'T CREDITORS USUALLY PREVENTED FROM TOUCHING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT ONCE YOU FILE BANKRUPTY? Yes. The powerful federal law called the "automatic stay" strictly forbids your creditors from garnishing your checking or savings account from the…
  • Jan 27

    A Chapter 13 Plan Can Help You Deal with Secured Personal Property

    A Chapter 13 Plan Can Help You Deal with Secured Personal Property
    The Advantages under Chapter 13 of Dealing with Creditors Secured by Personal Property Collateral This last summer I wrote in this Bankruptcy Blog about "Reaffirming Personal Property Other Than Your Vehicle." It was about how to file…
  • Jan 7

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?
    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO “WILLFULLY. . . EVADE OR DEFEAT” AN INCOME TAX? A couple months ago the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which serves all of California and much of the West) ruled that it takes quite a lot for a taxpayer to…
Rank this Week: 1747

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Divorce Briefs: Tame Your Social Media Use and The Worst States for Divorce

    Divorce Briefs: Tame Your Social Media Use and The Worst States for Divorce
    There was an interesting article in Forbes the other day about the increasing importance social media posts play in litigation. The article pointed to a 2009 case, People v. Franco, in which a jury convicted Franco of vehicular manslaughter…
  • Jan 20

    Family Law News: Billions at Stake in Divorce Case and a Child Lost in Social Services Shuffle

    Family Law News: Billions at Stake in Divorce Case and a Child Lost in Social Services Shuffle
    If your ex-husband offered you a divorce settlement check for $975 million, what would you do? The majority of divorcing women would probably say "Hallelujah!" all the way to the bank. Right? Well, that's how billionaires differ from the…
  • Jan 13

    Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse

    Divorcing a Mentally Ill Spouse
    You meet someone in college, discover your shared interests, and soon a deeper bond develops. You like the same movies, enjoy hiking together, and love to light up the dance floor with your freestyle, boogie dance moves. Over time, you…
Rank this Week: 1717

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jan 27

    Book Review: The Big Short by Michael Lewi

    Book Review: The Big Short by Michael Lewi
    It was recently announced that the book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, written by Micheal Lewis will soon be made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. The book is essentially a Wall Street perspective about the housing and credit…
  • Jan 19

    Filing bankruptcy helps with creditor

    Filing bankruptcy helps with creditor
    There are many ways that filing for bankruptcy protection can help with creditors whether you file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankrutpcy Code. After you have prepared and filed your bankruptcy paperwork, the court clerk will notify…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney Fees in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy May Increase

    Attorney Fees in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy May Increase
    Here in the Central District of California we have a huge Pro Se Debtor population; which are filers without a lawyer.  Then, there is another group who pay a paralegal or petition preparer no more than $200.00 to assist them in…
Rank this Week: 1337

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jan 26

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy
    December 2014 Florida Bankruptcy Rates Florida bankruptcies in December 2014 increased 6% over November 2014, and were down 10% from December 2013 according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. The total number of Florida Chapter 7 cases was…
  • Jan 13

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie
    The History of Florida Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan shares the final part of the Lanigan and Lanigan law firm story. The firm was practicing business and civil law, real estate litigation, securities…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3
    The Story of Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park, Florida, attorney Eric Lanigan shares the story of how the law firm Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L., was incepted and how it grew into the agency that it is today. Eric has practiced Florida…
Rank this Week: 1555

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool
    Recently, a litigant refused to mediate their dispute, ultimately losing in court and paying the attorney's fees of the prevailing party.
  • Jan 15

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction
    California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so…
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
Rank this Week: 1794

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 22

    Bankruptcy and the Debt Collector

    Bankruptcy and the Debt Collector
    When you file a petition for bankruptcy under any chapter, an automatic stay on collection action is issued by the court. All creditors that are listed on your petition will receive notice of the bankruptcy filing and almost all of them are…
  • Jan 19

    Saving Your Car in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy by Reaffirming the Debt

    Saving Your Car in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy by Reaffirming the Debt
    You may need to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but are concerned you will lose your car. If the equity you have in the car is not exempt, you could lose it to the bankruptcy trustee. In some cases, even if the equity is not exempt, the…
  • Jan 15

    Can a 401(K) Loan Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

    Can a 401(K) Loan Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?
    When people find themselves in financial trouble and needing an extra income boost to be able to pay their mortgage, car loan, student loan or other everyday debts, many find it enticing to borrow from their employer sponsored retirement…
Rank this Week: 1814

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!
    It's tax season and the scam artists are also out in force. Even our law office -- which specializes in tax matters -- recently got an email asking us to pay a phony tax bill! There are a number of scams out there with criminals pretending…
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

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

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
Rank this Week: 1836

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

http://www.changandcarlin.com/_blog/Chang_Carlin_Legal_Blog
  • Jan 19

    What’s the State of the Foreclosure Crisis?

    What’s the State of the Foreclosure Crisis?
    During the leisurely recovery of the United States economy, foreclosures have been sinking, and recent data suggests the number of homeowners experiencing foreclosure has sunk to pre-recession levels. According to data published by The Wall…
  • Dec 12

    Problems After Bankruptcy and What to Do

    Problems After Bankruptcy and What to Do
    Designed as a way to give debtors a fresh financial start, bankruptcy helps many families start saving for their future rather than getting buried in an avalanche of debt. However, sometimes old debts may reappear even after bankruptcy,…
  • Nov 15

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?
    Many people never have to worry about paying taxes, but sometimes April 15th brings a terrible surprise when you  learn you owe a large sum to the IRS. If you didn't pay taxes, you might feel helpless that the government is going to take…
Rank this Week: 1351

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

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

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year
    If you ask any bankruptcy lawyer what they feel the best time is for filing bankruptcy, you’ll likely hear a resounding, “Now!” In truth, waiting around to file bankruptcy increases your risk for wage garnishments, lawsuits,…
  • Nov 20

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy
    Excessive debt is one of the major reasons why people file for bankruptcy. In many cases, the excessive debt is the result of paying for necessities such as medical bills and vehicle repairs. While there are some exceptions, most credit…
  • Oct 13

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    The idea behind bankruptcy is to assist a person in resolving debt and learning better financial management. Being able to start again is not just about leaving the past behind, it also requires a person to protect their remaining assets. The…
Rank this Week: 1456

Phillips Law Blog

Phillips Law Blog

Covers trends and information dealing with bankruptcy law and employment law. By Christopher Phillips.

http://cphillipslaw.com/bankruptcy-information-assistance/
  • Jan 16

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It
    When it comes to dealing with bankruptcy in Ohio (or anywhere else, for that matter), you require the assistance of an expert. Your bankruptcy lawyer is your best bet when it comes to getting prepared for court appearance, keeping you abreast…
  • Dec 18

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You
    Facing bankruptcy could be one of the hardest things that you may experience when you are doing business in the market. There is a lot of people who are becoming depressed and stressed because of this but those things would not bring any good…
  • Dec 17

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?
    If you have been working in a warehouse where it happened that your neck got sprained for the reason that you had a slip and fall down or else might have had a burn injury due to the improper fitting of the machinery or chimney or if you have…
Rank this Week: 2001

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Signs that your Personal Finances May Be Overextended

    Signs that your Personal Finances May Be Overextended
    Many times, our clients come to us in various financial states wondering when is the best time to declare bankruptcy and start from scratch. Certainly, waiting too long to file bankruptcy has its drawbacks, but you may not want to file if you…
  • Dec 30

    Marijuana Manager Hides $1 Million During Bankruptcy, Gets Prison Time

    Marijuana Manager Hides $1 Million During Bankruptcy, Gets Prison Time
    Earlier this month, the manager for a synthetic marijuana company was convicted of hiding over $1 million in cash while filing for bankruptcy. According to a report by one news source, the former manager was convicted and must now serve one…
  • Dec 12

    Post-Bankruptcy Mortgages: When Is a Good Time?

    Post-Bankruptcy Mortgages: When Is a Good Time?
    It is a well known fact that filing for bankruptcy—while alleviating the month-to-month burden of incoming bills and debts—can have an impact on a filer’s credit score and ability to get loans in the future. However, there…
Rank this Week: 1726

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception
    As a Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney, my potential clients are often concerned with the ramifications of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy Petition. It is my job to help people understand and explain some of the myths that surround…
  • Jun 3

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES
    Sacramento area residents considering a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy should be aware the Eastern District of California has decided to raise the costs of filing a case effective June 01, 2014. The new Chapter 7 filing fee for the…
  • Mar 5

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce
    Yesterday, a local Sacramento man received a 17 year sentence for committing Bankruptcy Fraud after filing for Chapter 7. Steven Zinnel was convicted last July of hiding assets during his bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying his wife…
Rank this Week: 1321

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jan 2

    Statutes of Limitation in Georgia: Credit Card Debt

    Statutes of Limitation in Georgia: Credit Card Debt
    In Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit to collect credit card debt is 6 years. This means that if your account is inactive for six years, you have a winning defense to any credit card collection lawsuit. The clock on this…
  • Nov 10

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Will You Qualify for a Mortgage?

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Will You Qualify for a Mortgage?
    One of the most difficult decisions for a bankruptcy filer involves surrendering a home. Nobody wants to take this step, but sometimes there is just no choice. Home ownership involves not only a mortgage payment, but it also includes repair…
  • Oct 9

    Free Budgeting Resources to Help You Recover from Bankruptcy

    Free Budgeting Resources to Help You Recover from Bankruptcy
    One of the issues that many of my bankruptcy clients have in common has to do with lack of budgeting. Most of us have a general idea about our income and expenses but very few people sit down and write out a formal budget. When preparing a…
Rank this Week: 1867

Matt Berkus Blog

Matt Berkus Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt relief.

http://www.mattberkus.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Bankruptcy Petition Preparers, The Risk You Don’t Know

    Bankruptcy Petition Preparers, The Risk You Don’t Know
    Typical bankruptcy petition preparers charge $200.00. Do you think they have the means, duty, or incentive to safeguard the sensitive and private information you are providing for them to prepare your bankruptcy petition? Bankruptcy petition…
  • Nov 13

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

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

    Do You Need Bankruptcy? 60 Day Debt Free Challenge

    Do You Need Bankruptcy? 60 Day Debt Free Challenge
    Do you know if you need bankruptcy? Are you willing to admit to yourself that you need bankruptcy? No one wants to file bankruptcy. However, debt ruins lives, not bankruptcy. The first step to deciding to file bankruptcy is recognizing that…
Rank this Week: 1636

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

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

    Your Pet and Bankruptcy

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

    Common Myths About Filing for Bankruptcy

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

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy
    This time of year I often advise clients to wait to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy until you file your taxes, receive your tax refund, and spend it on necessary and reasonable expenses.  Depending upon when you file, the bankruptcy trustee is…
Rank this Week: 1750

Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy Law news, chapter 7 and chapter 13. Published By The Law Offices of Betty Nguyen Davis, LLC

http://www.atlantabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Takata Air Bag Recall Alert

    Takata Air Bag Recall Alert
    Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled millions of Takata air bags placed in vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, and GM. These air bags are defective and have killed at least three…
  • Sep 27

    How To Stop a Garnishment in Georgia

    How To Stop a Garnishment in Georgia
    When your pay check or bank account is being garnished by a creditor, you have a limited amount of time to stop the garnishment before the money is paid to the creditor. In Georgia, your options for disputing the legality of the garnishment…
  • May 5

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?
    Qualifying for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Georgia Assets and income are the two most significant qualifying factors for filing file Chapter 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. A "means test" was devised under the 2005 revision of the bankruptcy code; the…
Rank this Week: 1863

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
Rank this Week: 1327

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 1944

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt collection.

http://www.bankruptcyhq.com/blog
  • Jan 2

    Starting the New Year Off Debt Free With Bankruptcy

    Starting the New Year Off Debt Free With Bankruptcy
    It’s a new year and a new you! But what if your new year is already feeling weighed down by the debt that was plaguing you last year? Filing bankruptcy may be able to help you truly start this year off with a financial fresh start. If…
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding

    Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding
    Although I spent years working as a bankruptcy paralegal at one of the nation’s largest firm I rarely saw bankruptcy cases that involved adversary proceedings. Perhaps that is why they were always so interesting to me. Not many people…
  • Sep 15

    Reasons Your Bankruptcy Could be Denied

    Reasons Your Bankruptcy Could be Denied
    Many people who file bankruptcy are unaware of the fact that their case could be denied. Most debtors just assume that the court will grant them the bankruptcy they desire as long as they meet all of the eligibility requirements. This,…
Rank this Week: 1520

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy law. By Shawn N. Wright.

http://www.pittsburgh-bankruptcy-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer
      Here is the first post from my 12 Days of Financial Advice. I'm spending more and more time talking with prospective clients about their student loans. No, I'm not suggesting that they can file bankruptcy and wipe out their student…
  • Nov 30

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You
    You might wonder why someone with virtually no debt and with good credit would contact a bankruptcy attorney.  Ah ha, when that person is considering marrying someone who's got credit problems. Thus, if you're looking to get married to…
  • Nov 4

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt
       I subscribe to a lot of blogs relating to personal finance and bankruptcy law. And I've known about the www.Getoutofdebt.org for some time now.  This website has a lot of information and advice for people with debt…
Rank this Week: 1298