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Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Mar 2

    Save Money Today

    Save Money Today
    Many families who struggle to make ends meet talk about establishing a family budget and reducing expenses. Some suggest “sacrificing” and “tightening the belt” to save money. While admirable, sometimes it is not…
  • Feb 27

    Statute of Limitations and Foreclosure

    Statute of Limitations and Foreclosure
    Every state has a statute of limitations for filing a foreclosure action. A statute of limitations is a state law that tells the lender that a foreclosure must be filed within a certain time after default on a promissory note. If the…
  • Feb 26

    Number of Bankruptcy Cases Drop

    Number of Bankruptcy Cases Drop
    The total number of bankruptcy cases filed in the United States fell 14 percent from a year ago, according to a recent press release from Epiq Systems, Inc. Bankruptcy filings in January 2015 totaled 59,037 compared to 68,271 cases filed in…
Rank this Week: 4711

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3598

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Jason Weaver P.A.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    The “Corinthian 15″ Refuse to Pay Their Loan

    The “Corinthian 15″ Refuse to Pay Their Loan
    It sounds like a great name for a movie title. “The Corinthian 15.” But rather than a juicy sci-fi plot, or a gangster movie (although the story does involve gangsters, arguably), the Corinthian 15 are a group of college graduates…
  • Jan 29

    We’re Featured on WPLG Local 10 Miami Broward’s Call Christina Segment

    We’re Featured on WPLG Local 10 Miami Broward’s Call Christina Segment
    Local 10 in Miami (WPLG) has featured us in a segment involving debt collection scams. The segment is by Christina Vazquez, who does a regular consumer segment on all kinds of consumer issues. We’re thrilled to be working with her and…
  • Jan 20

    Most Americans Expect to be in Debt For a Long Time

    Most Americans Expect to be in Debt For a Long Time
    At the risk of being a downer at the start of your work week, a recent article online discussed the dwindling hope that many Americans have that they will ever be free from debt. Almost one in five Americans (which is 20% for those of…
Rank this Week: 3278

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Mar 2

    Why Tax Software Is Lousy Purchase

    Why Tax Software Is Lousy Purchase
    Why pay for Turbo Tax or its competitors when, odds are, you can get it for free? Unless you like burning money. Seventy percent of American taxpayers qualify for free tax software. If your income was $60,000 last year or less, you can use…
  • Feb 26

    Mix Old Debts & Good Faith Payments For Bad Result

    Mix Old Debts & Good Faith Payments For Bad Result
    Old debts don’t live forever. The shell of the debt may hang around, like this mummy, but inside the shell, the debt is dead. But just like a bad mummy movie, old, dead debt can be brought back to life. All it takes is an…
  • Feb 20

    California Exemptions For 2015

    California Exemptions For 2015
    When the sheriff arrives at your employer, or your bank, or your business with a levy in hand, you want to know NOW, and FOR CERTAIN,  what part of your assets are protected by an exemption under California law. Exemptions are measured…
Rank this Week: 2680

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • Mar 2

    Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe

    Texas Nurse Nina Pham Files a Lawsuit Over Ebola Catastrophe
    Nina Pham, a nurse for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States after treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan in September of 2014.  She plans to file a lawsuit Monday, March 2,…
  • Feb 23

    Saladworks Files Bankruptcy, But All Stores Will Remain Open

    Saladworks Files Bankruptcy, But All Stores Will Remain Open
    Saladworks LLC, a Conshocken, Pennsylvania-based fresh-salad franchise, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The company hopes to restructure and seek a buyer while ending ongoing litigation between the…
  • Feb 16

    Georgia Cop Allegedly Beat a Pregnant Mother into Having Miscarriage Over Tone of Voice

    Georgia Cop Allegedly Beat a Pregnant Mother into Having Miscarriage Over Tone of Voice
    Kenya Harris filed a lawsuit in Federal Court on February 5, 2015, claiming a police officer with the Albany Police Department beat her so hard she had a miscarriage. The suit alleges Officer Ryan Jenkins slammed Harris to the floor because…
Rank this Week: 2493

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Reaffirmation Agreements That Never Were

    Reaffirmation Agreements That Never Were
    Scenario:  John Doe filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in 2013, discharging about $60k in unsecured debt while reaffirming on his mortgage and car loan.  He has never missed a payment since his bankruptcy case was filed.  Now, 2 years…
  • Feb 23

    Payment Application

    Payment Application
    Here's an all too common scenario that confuses people...A mortgage company files a motion for relief from stay.  They allege that the debtor is in default for the three most recent months.  The debtor swears that they made their…
  • Feb 16

    Foreclosure Filings Back Up

    Foreclosure Filings Back Up
    After a year of steadily declining foreclosure filings in 2014, January 2015 numbers were up substantially over December 2014, rising to levels not seen since March/April 2014.  Statewide, filings were up 35% over December 2014.  In…
Rank this Week: 2676

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/
  • Mar 2

    Using Annuity To Protect Trust Distributions To Judgment Debtor

    Using Annuity To Protect Trust Distributions To Judgment Debtor
    An attorney called me to ask about his client who is facing a large civil judgment. The debtor/client is one of three children who is a beneficiary of an irrevocable trust established by a parent. The parent died. The trust …The post…
  • Feb 23

    Bonus Not Exempt If Based Upon Company Profit

    Bonus Not Exempt If Based Upon Company Profit
    A client’s professional association compensated all of the owners through a combination of fixed salary and bonuses. The firm made no profit distributions. Bonuses were distributed quarterly by vote of the partners, and amounts were…
  • Feb 16

    Court Issues Charging Lien Against Interest in Foreign LLC

    Court Issues Charging Lien Against Interest in Foreign LLC
    Debtors set up LLCs in foreign countries to protect against creditor charging liens against their membership interest and distributions. During legal research this past week I came across a  Connecticut case where the creditor found a…
Rank this Week: 1059

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 46

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Mar 1

    Sheep, Goats, and Government Debts - Happy Lunar New Year, 1937 Edition

    Sheep, Goats, and Government Debts - Happy Lunar New Year, 1937 Edition
    Like many others, I have been struggling to figure out whether the new lunar year is a Sheep or a Goat. I found the answer last week in the archives of the League of Nations Committee for the Study of...
  • Feb 25

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?
    I'm thrilled that Jay Westbrook has finally come into blogosphere with his posts on Single-Point-of-Entry. I've blogged a little on SPOE already, but I want to highlight what I still think are two critical problems with SPOE. In keeping…
  • Feb 25

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange
    Senator Elizabeth Warren surprised a lot of people by laying into Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen as hard as she ever laid into Timothy Geithner. I think this was a really important exchange. But its easy to miss exactly...
Rank this Week: 400

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
  • Mar 1

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account
    WHAT'S AN "ADMINISTRATIVE FREEZE" OF A BANK ACCOUNT? I discussed bank administrative freezes in a very recent article called Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze". If you have a checking or savings account at a bank or other…
  • Feb 16

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California
    In a recent blog post I addressed the question, "Can Stores Repossess What You Bought with the Store Card?" The basic answer was that they can if their store credit card contract gave them a right to do so. In other words, the issue is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4192

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1894

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor
    Oregon student loan debtors breathed a sigh of relief this week when the Department of Education announced that it was finally firing five debt collection agencies that had been giving inaccurate information to student borrowers. I say…
  • Dec 19

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appointed of Portland attorney Peter C. McKittrick as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. Mr. McKittrick will fill a vacancy left in the wake the…
  • Dec 16

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon
    Often Oregon debtors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will hit a rough spot during their case and  request a hardship discharge rather than seek conversion to Chapter 7.  Conversion and hardship discharge are not one in the same. There…
Rank this Week: 3884

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2398

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that retirement funds rolled over from an Individual Retirement Account to purchase an annuity are exempt from the bankruptcy estate.  In re Miller (No. 13-3682).  Prior to filing…
  • Feb 9

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe
    A key to getting good results in a bankruptcy case is to make sure that each and every creditor receives notice of the bankruptcy filing. Failure to notify a creditor may lead to disastrous results, including the debt not being discharged or…
  • Feb 1

    Private Student Loan Discharge: Are Bankruptcy Courts Getting it Wrong?

    Private Student Loan Discharge: Are Bankruptcy Courts Getting it Wrong?
    New York attorney Austin C. Smith writes an important article in the American Bankruptcy Institute under the heading The Misinterpretation of 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(8) suggesting that federal courts have been misapplying the student loan…
Rank this Week: 1390

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/
  • Feb 27

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.

    Passing of a legal ethics giant: Monroe Freedman.
    What an amazing person.  Hat tip to The Faculty Lounge for this sad but important news.
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
Rank this Week: 395

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Feb 27

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?
    You accumulated significant debt while attending college or university with the full expectation that you would be able to repay that debt. Now you are struggling to keep up with your payments. Filing bankruptcy or a consumer proposal…
  • Feb 13

    Will Bankruptcy Eliminate My Payday Loans?

    Will Bankruptcy Eliminate My Payday Loans?
    A study completed by Hoyes, Michalos last year indicated that 1 in 8 people who have filed for bankruptcy or consumer proposal had at least one payday loan. From the files we reviewed, if someone owed money to payday loans, they didn’t…
  • Jan 30

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?
    There are several places where bankruptcy information can be found. 1. In your bankruptcy trustee’s files. What is included: The trustee’s client file will include notes about meetings, phone calls, copies of documents related to…
Rank this Week: 2714

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
  • Feb 7

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama
    Same-Sex Divorces in Alabama On January 23, 2015 the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, in the case of Searcy v. Strange, struck down the Alabama Marriage Protection Act and the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, declaring that…
  • Jan 21

    Divorce Modification

    Divorce Modification
    Divorce Modifications Whenever your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will receive a divorce decree.  This decree is an order by the judge and is to be followed by both parties.  If you and your ex-spouse reached an…
Rank this Week: 3185

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 850

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law
    It is now almost 10 years since Congress passed, and President Bush signed, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which went into effect in October 2005.  What, if any, conclusions can we find from ten…
  • Feb 3

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court
    Many folks worry that by filing bankruptcy in Massachusetts their personal information will become public.  Will my landlord find out?  My boss?  Do I have to get my wife’s tax return even if she is not filing? What…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 545

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Feb 26

    Will My Tax Debt Be Dissolved in a Bankruptcy?

    Will My Tax Debt Be Dissolved in a Bankruptcy?
    When most individuals are at the end of their rope with their financial situation they may have no other alternative but to think about going bankrupt. While many different types of debt can lead them into having to make this decision, often…
  • Feb 24

    What are Bankruptcy Exemptions?

    What are Bankruptcy Exemptions?
    Two of the major concerns that an individual has when going bankrupt is what is going to happen to all of the debt, and what is going to happen to all of the assets? Which bankruptcy you file for will determine the answers to both of these…
  • Feb 19

    Can Your Tax Return Benefit Your Bankruptcy Efforts?

    Can Your Tax Return Benefit Your Bankruptcy Efforts?
    One thing that you can count on is that your tax refund is going to be something of interest to your bankruptcy trustee. Each state has their own specific rulings when it comes to asset exemptions, and usually its cash that falls into this…
Rank this Week: 2222

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3194

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 19

    Communication in insolvency

    Communication in insolvency
    Insolvency practitioners are at the sharp end of an increasingly complex system that is understood by few outside the profession.  We have to explain clearly and succinctly what we do and why, and we have to do so over and over again,…
Rank this Week: 1256

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
  • Feb 11

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!
    Some seem to think that merely depositing a Notice of Pending Action [fn] is sufficient to give constructive notice of the contents of the law suit to which it refers.   Not so, as the court in Dyer v. Martinez (2007) 147 Cal. App. 4th…
Rank this Week: 2393

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!
    Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. is proud to announce that Boca Raton Partner Ellen M. Leibovitch has been nominated for the 2015 Leaders in Law Award in Labor and Employment Law.  The South Florida Business & Wealth Leaders in Law…
  • Feb 18

    DRONE ON: Will UAV Pilots Fly At Their Own Risk Under New FAA Rules?

    DRONE ON: Will UAV Pilots Fly At Their Own Risk Under New FAA Rules?
    You don’t hear the silent rotors of the 4-armed drone flying above your backyard as you sunbath au natural. The $4k camera, however, records in vivid detail everything you’re doing and streams 1080p video to a videographer in…
  • Feb 11

    Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Proposes Harsh New Mold Rule

    Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Proposes Harsh New Mold Rule
    On Friday, January 23, 2015, Assouline & Berlowe partner, Michael Greene, presented to an assembly of environmental industry professionals jointly organized by Florida Atlantic University, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association on…
Rank this Week: 1324

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information
    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information The Law Office of Robert Weed has handled more than six thousand bankruptcies in Prince William County.  About two hundred with people in Nokesville. We’ve done the most bankruptcies of any…
  • Jan 24

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.
    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home. Here’s a heart-warming email this week from “Ron.”  He filed bankruptcy with me in August 2011 and let me know he is pre-approved to buy a house in his…
  • Jan 24

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?
    Guy and Pam came to see me yesterday, after the got sued by Citibank.  They got sued by Citibank, because they thought an outfit called Pure Solutions told them to stop paying their bills. Stop paying your bills? Like most people, Guy…
Rank this Week: 1271

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

News and tips for people in Northern Virginia considering personal bankruptcy.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information
    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information The Law Office of Robert Weed has handled more than six thousand bankruptcies in Prince William County.  About two hundred with people in Nokesville. We’ve done the most bankruptcies of any…
  • Jan 24

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.
    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home. Here’s a heart-warming email this week from “Ron.”  He filed bankruptcy with me in August 2011 and let me know he is pre-approved to buy a house in his…
  • Jan 24

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?
    Guy and Pam came to see me yesterday, after the got sued by Citibank.  They got sued by Citibank, because they thought an outfit called Pure Solutions told them to stop paying their bills. Stop paying your bills? Like most people, Guy…
Rank this Week: 3773

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/
  • Feb 24

    Bankruptcy is Legal – But is it Moral?

    Bankruptcy is Legal – But is it Moral?
    I usually don’t give much thought to the question of whether filing a bankruptcy is the moral or ethical thing for a person to do.  I decided a long time ago that it  is, at least for my clients in the kind of cases that I…
  • Jan 9

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge
    During the holidays several of my clients received their bankruptcy discharge.  The discharge is a court order which states that the Debtor is no longer legally obligated to repay most if not all of  his or her debts.  In most…
  • Nov 20

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor
    In most of my discussions with clients, the focus is on getting the bankruptcy petition filed.  Sometimes I am surprised to be asked by a client whether he or she will have to go to court.  This question always surprises me, because…
Rank this Week: 3534

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2790

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/
  • Feb 24

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection
    What normally happens when two people decide to divorce each other? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to answer that question: They end up hating each other. Even worse, they also end up hating their in-laws. Think about it. Didn't your…
  • Feb 10

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California
    You meet the man of your dreams and you fall head over heels in love. Or you meet a woman who dazzles you and who even your own mother adores. You decide to tie the knot in a matter of months. Initially, all your interactions are dreamy.…
  • Feb 3

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?
    Divorce and taxes seem to be two inescapable life scenarios for too many people. Take Texas billionaire Sam Wyly for example. He filed for bankruptcy protection in October but only after a federal jury told him to pay an estimated $400…
Rank this Week: 4198

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Your Bankruptcy Attorney can do things you aren’t Expecting

    Your Bankruptcy Attorney can do things you aren’t Expecting
    Over the years, we have served more than 8,500 clients. During this time, we have found one thing to be true: no two people are in the exact same position. When somebody reaches out to us, or any other bankruptcy attorney, they expect to…
  • Feb 19

    How to Stop Foreclosure for a Better Future

    How to Stop Foreclosure for a Better Future
    Can you imagine what it would feel like to lose your home to foreclosure? Like most, the thought alone is enough to get you upset. Despite the fact that there are some benefits of foreclosure, such as the fact that you no longer have a…
  • Feb 11

    Free Report: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Timeline in Philadelphia

    Free Report: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Timeline in Philadelphia
    Get a better understanding of what goes into filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy in Philadelphia and how the timeline will unfold. The timeline associated with Chapter 13 bankruptcy can and will vary from one state to the next. For this…
Rank this Week: 3240

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    What Is A Form 42 in Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 42 in Workers’ Compensation?
    A Form 42 is an application for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem, a person the court appoints to represent the best interests of a child  or someone who is incompetent in a case. This form is used when a plaintiff in a case is an infant…
  • Feb 17

    Should I Tell Creditors I’m Filing Bankruptcy?

    Should I Tell Creditors I’m Filing Bankruptcy?
    When it comes to filing a bankruptcy, one of the most frequently asked questions are “what should I tell my creditor’s after I have decided to file a bankruptcy?” One of the main issues that people with unsecured debt…
  • Feb 10

    What Is The Average Weekly Wage in Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is The Average Weekly Wage in Workers’ Compensation?
    In the state of North Carolina, the average weekly wage is controlled by North Carolina General Statute 97-2(5). There are several methods used to determine the average weekly wages. The most common method to calculate the wages are to use…
Rank this Week: 2214

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 23

    Trump Wins Relief From Stay – No More Trump Casino in AC?

    Trump Wins Relief From Stay – No More Trump Casino in AC?
    In a 21 page opinion (the “Opinion”) released February 20, 2015, in the Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc bankruptcy (Case No. 14-12103), Judge Gross, granted the motion of Trump AC Casino Marks, LLC (“Trump AC”) to…
  • Feb 23

    What are the landlord’s rights when the debtor-tenant decides to assume the lease?

    What are the landlord’s rights when the debtor-tenant decides to assume the lease?
    Assumption of the lease is permissible even if the terms of the lease expressly prohibit assumption.  Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code requires a debtor-tenant to meet certain criteria in order to “assume” a lease. …
  • Feb 18

    Altegrity Formation Meeting and Section 341 Meeting of Creditors Scheduled

    Altegrity Formation Meeting and Section 341 Meeting of Creditors Scheduled
    In the Altegrity, Inc. bankruptcy proceeding, a formation meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the Doubletree Hotel, 700 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.  Click here for a copy of the…
Rank this Week: 3346

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    Bankruptcy Financial Management Education

    Bankruptcy Financial Management Education
    Bankruptcy – Requirement for Predischarge Financial Management Education The bankruptcy court now requires two types of debtor education. Before you file your initial petition, you must take a course in credit counseling. After your…
  • Feb 19

    Actions to Avoid Prior to Filing Bankruptcy

    Actions to Avoid Prior to Filing Bankruptcy
    Whether you plan to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, there are definite actions you need to avoid in order to be sure your debts are discharged or that the court will approve your reorganization plan. These are suggestions…
  • Feb 17

    Pay Bankruptcy Legal Fees Monthly

    Pay Bankruptcy Legal Fees Monthly
    Can I Pay My Bankruptcy Legal Fees on a Monthly Basis?   According to the magazine U.S. News and World Report, up to one million people are too poor to file for bankruptcy. They cannot afford to pay an attorney to help them nor do they…
Rank this Week: 1551

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Feb 23

    Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy as Debt Relief

    Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy as Debt Relief
    No one wants to file for bankruptcy.  I know it and so do you.  I read the scathing comments about good people who struggle with debt and their perceived “moral” obligation to repay their debts.  I also enjoy…
  • Feb 16

    Help For Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding

    Help For Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding
    If you are served a Summons and Complaint during your bankruptcy case you MUST take action to protect your rights.  You cannot ignore court papers and should seek the advice of an attorney immediately, or you may lose your rights and be…
  • Feb 9

    Help For Identity Theft Victim

    Help For Identity Theft Victim
    If you’re a victim of identity theft, where do you begin to clear your good credit and your name? With the increased internet hacking cases, it’s more important than ever to protect your identity.  No matter how proactive you…
Rank this Week: 589

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA

    Texas Judge Issues Injunction to Temporarily Block DAPA and DACA
    Georgia is home to many undocumented foreign national individuals and families who have been contributing to our state’s unique culture and its economy for several years.  These people have been anxiously waiting for Congress to…
  • Feb 15

    Newsflash – USCIS Will Begin Accepting DACA Applications on February 18, 2015

    Newsflash – USCIS Will Begin Accepting DACA Applications on February 18, 2015
    The great state of Georgia is home to many undocumented foreign nationals who have been contributing to our economy, neighborhoods and local communities for several years.  Unfortunately, these individuals’ lack of immigration…
  • Feb 7

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?

    What Debts Must I Pay if I file chapter 13?
    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor works out a modified repayment plan with his/her creditors and gets the plan approved by the bankruptcy court.  The purpose of the repayment plan is for the creditors to receive as much of the money…
Rank this Week: 3054

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
  • Feb 21

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.
    Call 516-858-2620 for immediate legal assistance! The post The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC. appeared first on The Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 718

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
  • Feb 16

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay
    A strategic chapter 11 bankruptcy case can provide crucial help to businesses facing delayed shipments of supplies and inventory resulting from the port strikes and shutdowns, including:  •  The Automatic Stay.  A…
  • Feb 12

    Business Bankruptcy Basic

    Business Bankruptcy Basic
    Learn about business bankruptcy basics and earn CLE credit valid in ten states with this video, available here.  The provider, namely LexVid, should give you one video for free.  Here is the course description:There are a number of…
Rank this Week: 2423

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
  • Feb 16

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay
    A strategic chapter 11 bankruptcy case can provide crucial help to businesses facing delayed shipments of supplies and inventory resulting from the port strikes and shutdowns, including:  •  The Automatic Stay.  A…
  • Feb 12

    Business Bankruptcy Basic

    Business Bankruptcy Basic
    Learn about business bankruptcy basics and earn CLE credit valid in ten states with this video, available here.  The provider, namely LexVid, should give you one video for free.  Here is the course description:There are a number of…
Rank this Week: 4202

Andrews Law Blog

Andrews Law Blog

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

http://andrewslawplc.com/Blog/
  • Feb 19

    Compensation for Personal Injury Case

    Compensation for Personal Injury Case
    If we can prove that you will have residual injuries, meaning injuries you will suffer from over a long period of time, it may increase your damages. Continue reading → The post Compensation for Personal Injury Case appeared…
  • Nov 25

    Liability in a Personal Injury Claim

    Liability in a Personal Injury Claim
    Parties injured in auto accidents caused by another may have a right to file personal injury claims against the responsible party. These claims can allow a person and to recover compensation for their damages. There are two central points…
  • Oct 16

    Premises Liability Accidents AKA Slip and Fall

    Premises Liability Accidents AKA Slip and Fall
    When people think of Premises Liability the term that often comes to mind is slip and fall. If you are injured on someone else’s property due to a slip and fall, you may consider bringing an action against the owner to recover damages…
Rank this Week: 2794

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Foreclosure Delay Tactics: Enough is Too Much

    Foreclosure Delay Tactics: Enough is Too Much
    Foreclosure defense practice has become a veritable cottage industry over the past decade and it is common for Clients to expect their lawyer to do more than fight. They want to delay "by any means necessary." But the Courts still regard the…
  • Feb 12

    Kmart v. Footstar – Duty to Indemnify and Defend?

    Kmart v. Footstar – Duty to Indemnify and Defend?
    In Kmart v. Footstar and Liberty Mutual the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was presented with 2 primary issues: Is an indemnification clause triggered when an employee acts outside the scope of his duties? Does an insurance company…
  • Jan 26

    Getting Paid In Bankruptcy: Proofs of Claim

    Getting Paid In Bankruptcy: Proofs of Claim
    For Debtors, Chapter 7 Liquidation is the ultimate relief, while Chapter 13 and 11 Reorganization offers an opportunity to reduce their Debtor’s payments in light of their income. In either type of case however, the Creditor is not…
Rank this Week: 1830

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

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

http://johnsonwilk.net/bankruptcy/bk/
Rank this Week: 2599

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
  • Feb 18

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you owe debts you can't pay and have been on the receiving end of phone calls from debt collectors, you might be considering a step like bankruptcy or figuring out how you can negotiate with debt collectors.  If debt collectors are…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2963

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Feb 18

    Can A Loan Modification Prevent A Bankruptcy?

    Can A Loan Modification Prevent A Bankruptcy?
    Being in debt is not a pleasant situation to be in. It can result in the debt burden becoming so great that it spirals out of control. People in this situation become desperate and live in constant fear of losing what assets they may have.…
  • Feb 11

    Think You Are Too Broke to Go Bankrupt?

    Think You Are Too Broke to Go Bankrupt?
    When someone is so debt laden, they cannot possibly see where they could squeeze out another penny to put towards a bankruptcy. This is really a burden and causes a great deal of distress. They simply feel they are just too broke to go…
  • Feb 4

    Do I Need Help with Bankruptcy Exemptions?

    Do I Need Help with Bankruptcy Exemptions?
    No matter whether you are filing for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, exemptions are very important. Using the services of a Fort Worth bankruptcy lawyer will help you to understand what you may be eligible for, and will help to ensure…
Rank this Week: 1458

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Feb 18

    Can A Loan Modification Prevent A Bankruptcy?

    Can A Loan Modification Prevent A Bankruptcy?
    Being in debt is not a pleasant situation to be in. It can result in the debt burden becoming so great that it spirals out of control. People in this situation become desperate and live in constant fear of losing what assets they may have.…
  • Feb 11

    Think You Are Too Broke to Go Bankrupt?

    Think You Are Too Broke to Go Bankrupt?
    When someone is so debt laden, they cannot possibly see where they could squeeze out another penny to put towards a bankruptcy. This is really a burden and causes a great deal of distress. They simply feel they are just too broke to go…
  • Feb 4

    Do I Need Help with Bankruptcy Exemptions?

    Do I Need Help with Bankruptcy Exemptions?
    No matter whether you are filing for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, exemptions are very important. Using the services of a Fort Worth bankruptcy lawyer will help you to understand what you may be eligible for, and will help to ensure…
Rank this Week: 1946

Matt Berkus Blog

Matt Berkus Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt relief.

http://www.mattberkus.com/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Philosophy of Bankruptcy – You Can Do Only What is in Your Power to Do

    Philosophy of Bankruptcy – You Can Do Only What is in Your Power to Do
    One of the guiding principles of my life is to only spend time and energy on those things over which I can affect and control. I can do only that which I have the power to do. This concept is implied by the truth that time is the only, truly,…
  • Jan 29

    In Re Mallo, 10th Circuit Court Kicks in the Teeth the Ability to Discharge Back Taxe

    In Re Mallo, 10th Circuit Court Kicks in the Teeth the Ability to Discharge Back Taxe
    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals just gutted the ability of many debtors to discharge back taxes in bankruptcy. The case is In Re Mallo, et al and was issued December 29, 2014. The decision holds that income tax arising from a late filed tax…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2616