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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 15

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Oct 1

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy
    When making the decision to file bankruptcy, you need to be sure that it is the best option for your financial circumstances. Working closely with a qualified bankruptcy attorney helps ensure you get the results you deserve by lowering or…
  • Sep 24

    What Do Your Credit Cards Say About You?

    What Do Your Credit Cards Say About You?
    Credit card debt is among the most common sources of debt among Americans today. While many manage to keep their credit use in check, many others have multiple cards and outrageous balances. In order to ensure your credit cards are reflecting…
  • Sep 17

    FICO Credit Score Change

    FICO Credit Score Change
    Earlier this month it was announced that the FICO credit scoring system would be rolling out some changes. These new changes were expected to bring some good news to many consumers, so what’s the result so far? Mad About Medical Debt…
Rank this Week: 3442

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Oct 1

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy
    When making the decision to file bankruptcy, you need to be sure that it is the best option for your financial circumstances. Working closely with a qualified bankruptcy attorney helps ensure you get the results you deserve by lowering or…
  • Sep 24

    What Do Your Credit Cards Say About You?

    What Do Your Credit Cards Say About You?
    Credit card debt is among the most common sources of debt among Americans today. While many manage to keep their credit use in check, many others have multiple cards and outrageous balances. In order to ensure your credit cards are reflecting…
  • Sep 17

    FICO Credit Score Change

    FICO Credit Score Change
    Earlier this month it was announced that the FICO credit scoring system would be rolling out some changes. These new changes were expected to bring some good news to many consumers, so what’s the result so far? Mad About Medical Debt…
Rank this Week: 1067

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

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

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Oct 1

    How can bankruptcy help me right now?

    How can bankruptcy help me right now?
    The minute you file for bankruptcy, you are under the protection of the court.  You and your property are shielded from all your creditors.  The Automatic Stay stops all collection efforts against you and your property.  All…
  • Sep 30

    I need to file bankruptcy, but what if I’m married?

    I need to file bankruptcy, but what if I’m married?
    Let’s look at the most common things to consider if you are married and need to file bankruptcy. Do married couples have to file bankruptcy together? If you are married, you can file bankruptcy together, one of you can file bankruptcy…
  • Sep 29

    What is a Reaffirmation Agreement?

    What is a Reaffirmation Agreement?
    In chapter 7 bankruptcy cases you may be asked to sign a reaffirmation agreement for a loan that is secured by collateral that you wish to keep such as a vehicle, furniture, etc. A reaffirmation agreement is an agreement that says you want to…
Rank this Week: 1529

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Here to Help

    Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Here to Help
  • Aug 29

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS
    I recently read an article in the JOCO – The Johnson County Government Magazine, titled “The truth about poverty in Johnson County.” While as Bankruptcy Attorneys we deal with people everyday facing financial problems, this…
  • Jul 31

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014
    July 24 – 26, 2014 The Future is Now:  Building on our 25 Years The Kansas Women Attorneys Association celebrated our Silver Anniversary in style! Bethany College and the city of Lindsborg joined in our celebration by providing us…
Rank this Week: 4046

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Sep 30

    Can You File Bankruptcy While in the Military?

    Can You File Bankruptcy While in the Military?
    While serving in the military, individuals have the same rights as regular civilians to file bankruptcy protection in order to save their valuable assets. However, individuals should keep in mind that certain high-ranking positions require…
  • Sep 25

    Failure To Disclose Previous Bankruptcy Jeopardizes Discharge

    Failure To Disclose Previous Bankruptcy Jeopardizes Discharge
    Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal is reeling after a U.S. bankruptcy judge ordered the reopening of a 2009 bankruptcy filing by Deal’s daughter Carrie Deal Wilder and his son-in-law Clint Wilder. A U.S. bankruptcy trustee sought to…
  • Aug 19

    Personal Bankruptcy and Business Ownership: What You Need to Know

    Personal Bankruptcy and Business Ownership: What You Need to Know
    If you file personal bankruptcy, it can take a significant toll on any business ownership in your name, depending on how the business was legally organized and the type of bankruptcy petition filed with the court. Under United States…
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • Sep 30

    Divorce and the Family Home

    Divorce and the Family Home
    You married, purchased a home, and started a family. Isn't that the typical recipe of marital success that most married couples strive to emulate? Then bickering with you spouse ensues, or there's a betrayal, or your spouse sinks your life…
  • Sep 23

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case

    Settling Spats Over Rover: What to Expect in Pet Custody Case
    Increasingly, Americans view their pets as family members. We only need to look at the pet industry to see how manufacturers reinforce this feeling by marketing clothing, specialized kibble and treats, shampoos, conditioners, collars and…
  • Sep 16

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System

    Adoption Case Pits Tribal Court Against State Judiciary System
    An adoption case in Alaska recently became a test of the tribal court's legal authority to remove the parental rights of a parent who was not a member of the tribe. In this case, a daughter was removed from the home of Edward Parks and…
Rank this Week: 3921

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
Rank this Week: 3585

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/
  • Sep 30

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order

    Flagstar Servicing Enforcement Order
    The CFPB entered into a Consent Order with Flagstar Bank regarding its default mortgage servicing practices. This order is really important. It's the first enforcement action of the CFPB's new servicing rules, and its "benching"…
  • Sep 24

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?

    What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and ebola have in common?
    A long long time ago in this same galaxy, I wrote what may be Credit Slips' most popular post: What do bankruptcy mortgage servicing and phone sex in common? Today, I bring you a new comparison: bankruptcy mortgage servicing and...
  • Sep 23

    Rants and Book Recommendation

    Rants and Book Recommendation
    Just back from European Law and Economics, where the big topics at the coffee breaks were the Scottish vote, until that was resolved, sort of, Argentina, which is widely seen as a self-created mess for the U.S. courts, and the...
Rank this Week: 453

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Sep 30

    Bankruptcy or Consolidation?

    Bankruptcy or Consolidation?
    Debt consolidation and bankruptcy are two of the most common tools individuals use to get out of unmanageable debt and start redeveloping their finances. While both debt consolidation and bankruptcy can help during financial distress, they…
  • Sep 25

    Finance Tips: What’s In Your Wallet?

    Finance Tips: What’s In Your Wallet?
    When it comes to finance, we could all do a better job managing our money. From spending outside of our budget, to borrowing too much and not repaying enough we all have financial habits that could be improved if we want to have a solid…
  • Sep 23

    Avoid Holiday Debt: Start Saving

    Avoid Holiday Debt: Start Saving
    You might be wondering why on earth anyone is talking about Christmas already. Well, considering there is only 92 days left until Christmas you don’t have a lot of time to start saving. So, get to it! Here is how to bump  up your…
Rank this Week: 2734

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document
    In the recent decision of Caspian Select Credit Master Fund, Ltd. v. Key Plastics Corp., Inc., C.A. No. 8625-VCN (Del. Ch. Sept. 3, 2014), the Court analyzed whether categories of documents requested by Caspian, the minority shareholder of…
  • Sep 26

    Barry Mukamal, Trustee in Southern Air Holdings Bankruptcy, Files Preference Action

    Barry Mukamal, Trustee in Southern Air Holdings Bankruptcy, Files Preference Action
    Introduction Earlier this month, Barry E. Mukamal, in his capacity as Litigation Trustee (the “Trustee”) of the SAI Litigation Trust, began filing complaints to recover what the Trustee contends are avoidable preferences. …
  • Sep 10

    Trump Entertainment Resorts Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware

    Trump Entertainment Resorts Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware
    Trump Entertainment Resorts, along with its affiliated debtors (“Trump Resorts” or “Debtors”), filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on September 9, 2014 (the “Petition Date”) in the…
Rank this Week: 2553

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/
  • Sep 29

    Judge Brian Lynch Now the Chief Bankruptcy Judge for Western District of Washington

    Judge Brian Lynch Now the Chief Bankruptcy Judge for Western District of Washington
    Judge Brian Lynch has now been appointed as Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington effective October 1, 2014. Before joining the court, Lynch was  a partner at the Seattle law firm of Bishop White & Lynch…
  • Sep 21

    Oregon FICO

    Oregon FICO
    It appears that the the new FICO 9 scoring model is going to be better for Oregonians with scant reporting and medical collection accounts. The new model distinguishes medical debt from non-medical debt. The upshot is that  Oregon…
  • Sep 20

    New Product for Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy

    New Product for Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy
    Interesting development for Oregon bankruptcy clients trying to rebuild their credit after bankruptcy. No idea whether the product is really worthwhile, but Rent Track allows Oregon renters to have their rent payments factored into their…
Rank this Week: 1997

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Covers bankruptcy and federal and state tax matters. By Kent Anderson.

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?
    If you’ve filed for bankruptcy protection in the past and are thinking about doing so again, there is a certain period of time that you must wait before filing bankruptcy again. So how long is it? Well, it depends on what chapter you…
  • Feb 20

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case
    The Bankruptcy Code is full of specific dollar limitations and allowances. These figures include dollar limits on eligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
  • Feb 20

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case
    The Bankruptcy Code is full of specific dollar limitations and allowances. These figures include dollar limits on elligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
Rank this Week: 3757

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Taggart Law Offices.

http://www.denverbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2389

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1446

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation

    Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporation
    Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy.  In In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, 716 F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the…
  • Sep 9

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

    Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)
    As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open questions arising…
  • Sep 3

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow

    ABI Southwest Starts Tomorrow
    The 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute, starts tomorrow and runs through September 6th.  This conference features programs by judges and top practitioners.…
Rank this Week: 2462

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2819

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Sep 29

    Social Security Garnished to Pay Student Loan

    Social Security Garnished to Pay Student Loan
    Student loan default is an epidemic problem among senior citizens. The default rate currently stands at over 12%, more than three percentage points higher than borrowers under 30 years old. According to the U.S. Treasury, more than 156,000…
  • Aug 22

    Are Your Student Debts Student Loans?

    Are Your Student Debts Student Loans?
     Baseball pitcher Tom Glavine was recently enshrined into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Glavine’s Hall of Fame plaque describes him as a "Durable, dominant and deceptive starting pitcher whose…
  • Aug 21

    What Happens if I Default on My Mortgage after a Bankruptcy Discharge?

    What Happens if I Default on My Mortgage after a Bankruptcy Discharge?
     Trouble making your house payments after a bankruptcy discharge can cause a slew of financial complications. Fortunately, lender and government-backed modification programs like the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) provide…
Rank this Week: 1689

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Sep 29

    Wage Garnishment Survival Guide

    Wage Garnishment Survival Guide
    “Your wages have been garnished, ” reads the letter from your employer. Do nothing and twenty-five percent of your after tax earnings will be sent to your judgment creditor. So, do something:  keep reading this action guide…
  • Sep 25

    The Most Costly Community Property Blunder

    The Most Costly Community Property Blunder
    What do you do when creditors from your spouse’s past threaten? Chances are your first reaction is to put the title to your biggest assets in just your name. Whew! Safe. Not. Just because  the deed to the house now reads Jane…
  • Sep 24

    Claim Tax Deductions Lurking In Your Chapter 13

    Claim Tax Deductions Lurking In Your Chapter 13
      Tax deductions may be hiding in your Chapter 13. Did you file for an extension of time to file your income tax return? Well, time to get the return done is running out:  returns are due October 15th. If you are in a Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 3156

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
  • Sep 29

    Pre-packs good for troubled businesse

    Pre-packs good for troubled businesse
    Pre-packs can be a constructive insolvency process, but they should not be used as a sticking plaster that delays an inevitable collapse. This is the conclusion of a recent article in The Scotsman, which merits reading as a clear exposition…
  • Jul 25

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time

    HMRC increase the pressure to pay tax on time
    Changes to legislation in recent years, some of which have only recently been introduced,  have enabled HMRC to take more aggressive steps to make sure that those who they believe should be paying tax, do indeed do so. Examples include…
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Sep 29

    Court Denies Garnishment of Member’s LLC Distribution

    Court Denies Garnishment of Member’s LLC Distribution
    A writ of garnishment is a collection tool that gives the judgment creditor the right to collect a debt owed to the debtor. In a Florida appellate case decided earlier this year a judgment creditor convinced a trial court to …The post…
  • Sep 22

    An Advantage of Issuing LLC Ownership Certificate

    An Advantage of Issuing LLC Ownership Certificate
    Florida law does not require a limited liability company to issue physical ownership certificates to its members. Ownership of a Florida LLC may be established, and usually is stated, exclusively in the appropriate section of the LLC’s…
  • Sep 15

    Which States Recognize Tenants by Protection?

    Which States Recognize Tenants by Protection?
    One of my married clients this week had recently moved to Florida to seek protection from a large lawsuit. The client owned property jointly with his wife in several states including his previous domicile of Pennsylvania, a vacation home in…
Rank this Week: 889

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Sep 29

    Debt Forgiveness Plan

    Debt Forgiveness Plan
    Do you have very old debt lingering on your credit report?  In California, if it has been more than four years since you first became delinquent; i.e., missed a payment, then the debt collector can no longer sue you to collect on that…
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcy Lawyer Publishes Book to Help Consumers Become Debt Free

    Bankruptcy Lawyer Publishes Book to Help Consumers Become Debt Free
    The book, 5 Steps to Freedom From Debt, published on Amazon on August 29, 2014 promises to deliver a simple system that anyone can follow to make the right choice to eliminate uncontrolled debt. It is essentially my consultation in an…
  • Sep 8

    Private Student Loan Taken For Struggling Addict Entitled To Bankruptcy Discharge

    Private Student Loan Taken For Struggling Addict Entitled To Bankruptcy Discharge
    I’ve been quietly at work on a book for lawyers on effective ways of helping clients with both federal and private student loans, Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy.  Lately, I’ve been running up against National…
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Sep 29

    Abogado de Accidentes en Arizona

    Abogado de Accidentes en Arizona
    En Andrews Law, PLC, sabemos que los accidentes ocurren todos los días, pero cuando usted ha estado involucrado en un accidente, usted necesita actuar rápido con el fin de proteger sus intereses a largo plazo. Continue reading…
  • Sep 22

    Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Case

    Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Case
    To prove by clear and convincing evidence, you must persuade the bench or jury that the punitive damages claim is highly probable. This burden of proof is more demanding than the general standard for recovery in a civil matter, or recovery…
  • Sep 11

    Do I Pursue Workers Compensation or a Personal Injury Suit If Injured at Work?

    Do I Pursue Workers Compensation or a Personal Injury Suit If Injured at Work?
    In most cases, workers compensation is the only remedy against an employer that has workers’ compensation insurance. But, if an employee has rejected workers’ compensation coverage prior to their injury or if the employer fails to…
Rank this Week: 1472

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.michbankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4019

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2833

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Middle Class Bears Greatest Burden of Economic Risk

    Middle Class Bears Greatest Burden of Economic Risk
    If there was ever a need for more proof of the gap between America's wealthiest and the rest of us, look no further than the recent bankruptcy of the Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. On one hand, there is billionaire Donald…
  • Sep 24

    Florida Foreclosure Decisions Skewed Toward Bank

    Florida Foreclosure Decisions Skewed Toward Bank
    The Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board voiced strong condemnation of Florida's newest "foreclosure rocket docket," part of the state's effort to plow through a backlog of cases in the wake of the housing crisis. The problem was highlighted in a…
  • Sep 20

    Florida's Foreclosure Law Stripping Homeowners of Property Right

    Florida's Foreclosure Law Stripping Homeowners of Property Right
    It began with an effort by Florida's judicial leaders and state legislators to boost the state's economy by sorting through the gargantuan foreclosure backlog and getting these homes back on the market. However, for those trying to hang onto…
Rank this Week: 972

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Sep 27

    Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    At 713Training.com we often get asked questions about determining if a client should file a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 bankruptcy.  From our experience we have concluded that there are many factors that may effect what chapter a client…
  • Aug 18

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you…

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you will find that there will be a good percentage of your clients who will be behind in their mortgage payments and facing foreclosure, filing bankruptcy can often benefit your clients. In many cases,…
  • Jun 24

    Perks of Working from Home

    Perks of Working from Home
    The percentage of employees who are now working from home or another remote location is steadily increasing.  Now that you are working from home as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant you can see firsthand some of the perks of working from…
Rank this Week: 970

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 7

    How Long After Getting in a Car Accident Should I Get Medical Treatment?

    How Long After Getting in a Car Accident Should I Get Medical Treatment?
    When you are injured in a car accident that was caused by another person, you should definitely seek medical attention as soon as possible in order to ensure that your personal injury claim is as strong as it can be. Making a personal…
Rank this Week: 1578

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Discusses issues that affect consumer debtors considering filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Sep 27

    Are My Wages Likely to Be Garnished In Washington State?

    Are My Wages Likely to Be Garnished In Washington State?
    Millions of Americans have their wages garnished by their creditors every day. In fact 1 out of every 10 working people aged 35-44 had their wages garnished in 2013 according to this article  in which data was obtained from…
  • Sep 16

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level
    Ever since the great recession of 2008 home foreclosures have been abundant across the country as well as in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties in Washington State.  With that said, in more recent years foreclosures have been on the…
  • Aug 19

    How Do Payday Loans Work?

    How Do Payday Loans Work?
    One of the worst kinds of debts out there that debtors can obtain, is that of the payday loans.  So why are payday loans so bad?  Well for starters they may be able to charge you interest at an annual…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 2126

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    11th Circuit: Karma, Law and Equity

    11th Circuit: Karma, Law and Equity
    A few days ago, the 11th Circuit  Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Airtran Airways, Inc., v. Brenda Elem, et al., case 13-11738 (11th Cir. Sept. 23, 2014). This case involved a situation in which a Georgia attorney…
  • Sep 26

    11th Circuit: "Be Sure Your Sin Will Catch Up with You"

    11th Circuit: "Be Sure Your Sin Will Catch Up with You"
    A few days ago, the 11th Circuit  Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Airtran Airways, Inc., v. Brenda Elem, et al., case 13-11738 (11th Cir. Sept. 23, 2014). This case involved a situation in which a Georgia attorney…
  • Sep 24

    Logical Fallacy and the Law: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"

    Logical Fallacy and the Law: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"
    "Post hoc ergo propter hoc" - Latin for the fallacy of reasoning of "after this, therefore because of this."  President Bartlet in this episode from West Wing challenged the 27 lawyers in the room that at least one of them…
Rank this Week: 1275

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers debt negotiation and Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy in Arizona. By Campbell & Coombs, P.C.

http://www.arizonabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Bankruptcy Protection For Private Student Loan

    Bankruptcy Protection For Private Student Loan
    Private student loans are currently nearly impossible to discharge in bankruptcy. Legislation proposed by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) as part of a larger higher education package would allow private student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy.…
  • Sep 18

    HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PROCEEDS — BEWARE THE TRUSTEE

    HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PROCEEDS — BEWARE THE TRUSTEE
    One issue which comes up when contemplating the filing of a bankruptcy is the homestead exemption. Normally the issue is fairly straight forward. Arizona’s Homestead Exemption, ARS. 33-1101provides: Homestead exemptions; persons…
  • Sep 3

    WHY WOULD ANYONE FILE A CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY?

    WHY WOULD ANYONE FILE A CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY?
    As followers of this Blog know, Chapter 7 is the most common type of bankruptcy. This is the bankruptcy that discharges your debts. In exchange for that, a trustee is appointed who liquidates certain assets to pay your debts. However, you…
Rank this Week: 4803

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

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

    What Happens During the Bankruptcy 341 Meeting?

    What Happens During the Bankruptcy 341 Meeting?
    A number of Georgian residents have been experiencing ongoing difficulty meeting their financial obligations due to the economic hardship our country has been suffering since 2008.  Because of these difficulties, many Georgians have…
  • Sep 15

    Can I Keep My Inheritance If I File for Bankruptcy?

    Can I Keep My Inheritance If I File for Bankruptcy?
    Our office speaks to many Georgians every day who contact our attorneys to discuss the possibility of filing for bankruptcy.  Filing for bankruptcy may be a good solution for a person whose income cannot keep pace with the person’s…
  • Sep 2

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?

    What does it cost to file bankruptcy?
    One of the first question I get when clients call my office is what does it cost to file bankruptcy? Your cost to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will always depend on the complexity of your case. Are you currently being sued,…
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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…
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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
  • Sep 26

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
  • Sep 11

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?
    IN CALIFORNIA HOW LONG IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION ON A DEBT? That simple question has a rather simple answer: 4 years on a claim for breach of a written contract. That's plainly stated in California's Code of Civil Procedure § 337(1).…
  • Aug 29

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?
    To start it helps to understand the purpose behind statutes of limitations. They are policy decisions by state legislatures intended to limit how long a person or business can pursue someone in court on certain kinds of legal claim before the…
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Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Sep 26

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?
    Divorce or separation is a common cause of bankruptcy or a consumer proposal for many individuals in Ontario. It’s not terribly surprising that divorce leads so many people to financial trouble – you move…
  • Sep 12

    Are Property Taxes Considered Debts Included in Bankruptcy

    Are Property Taxes Considered Debts Included in Bankruptcy
    Whether or not property taxes are discharged by filing bankruptcy is not a simple question. The answer is:  it depends. The difference lies in whether or not your outstanding property taxes remain a charge against the property.…
  • Aug 29

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?
    As appealing as the concept sounds, when someone declares bankruptcy in Ontario, he is not suddenly released from his financial obligations without cost . There are fees and payments associated with personal bankruptcy — and…
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Sep 25

    Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy: Strategies and Monetization

    Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy: Strategies and Monetization
    On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum will present an excellent program on intellectual property and bankruptcy.  Reno Fernandez serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy…
  • Sep 25

    Macdonald Fernandez LLP Receives USIATC's California Excellence Award for 2014

    Macdonald Fernandez LLP Receives USIATC's California Excellence Award for 2014
    We are pleased to announce that the United States Institute for Advancement of Trade and Commerce (USIATC) has recognized Macdonald Fernandez LLP as a 2014 California Excellence Award recipient. 
  • Sep 23

    Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigator

    Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigator
    Congratulations to Iain A. Macdonald and Matthew J. Olson, who just finished speaking before the Alameda County Bar Association on "Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigators."
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Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
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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…
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Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?
    Yes.  Debtors can file a motion at the time they file their Bankruptcy Petition and Schedules, to waive the filing fee.  The Court will review the Motion to Waive Filing Fees and respond with their opinion in a timely basis. In a…
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income
    It is axiomatic that any and all information requested by the United States Bankruptcy Court on the Chapter 7 Petition be complete, accurate and up to date.  Folks filing for bankruptcy protection are given a discharge based on that…
  • Sep 15

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Once you decide to file for bankruptcy, you can stop paying your creditors.  However, this general rule only applies to debts that you can legitimately discharge in bankruptcy.  Thus, you can stop paying your credit card bills, but…
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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.…
  • 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…
  • May 2

    Nevada Laws about foreclosure: NRS 40.455 Deficiency Judgment

    Nevada Laws about foreclosure: NRS 40.455 Deficiency Judgment
    CHAPTER 40 – ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN PARTICULAR CASES CONCERNING PROPERTY NRS 40.455 Deficiency judgment: Award to judgment creditor or beneficiary of deed of trust; exceptions. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, upon…
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Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Sep 22

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limits And An Undersecured Mortgage On A Principal Residence

    The Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debt Limits And An Undersecured Mortgage On A Principal Residence
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy has an important limitation.  If the debtor’s debts are too large, Chapter 13 is unavailable: Only an individual with regular income that owes, on the date of the filing of the petition, noncontingent,…
  • Sep 11

    The Wonderful World Of Loan Shark

    The Wonderful World Of Loan Shark
    What’s in your wallet?  It’s a loan shark!  That’s how many people feel when they consider their ever-increasing debt burden.  Unfortunately, many of those same people continue to feed the shark by patronizing…
  • Sep 4

    The Automatic Stay In Chapter 13, And Foreclosure Sale

    The Automatic Stay In Chapter 13, And Foreclosure Sale
    A fellow bankruptcy attorney recently posed an interesting question regarding a threatened foreclosure sale before the automatic stay is lifted in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Here is the exchange I had with her: Question:…
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Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Update: Metal-On-Metal Hip Revision

    Update: Metal-On-Metal Hip Revision
    We are still taking DuPuy Pinnacle® hip cases. Contact us if you have had revision surgery on your Pinnacle hip because of complications like:Hip implant failureLoosening, dislocation and/or fractureMetallosisHigh levels of cobalt in the…
  • Aug 15

    Some Good Advice for your College Bound Son or Daughter

    Some Good Advice for your College Bound Son or Daughter
    A few years ago, our firm represented a family who lost their college age daughter while she was at school.  She was a beautiful and intelligent young lady who went out with friends to celebrate her birthday. She was over served alcohol,…
  • Mar 19

    Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder

    Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder
    What Is An Amplatzer Septal Occluder?An Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO) is a cardiac implant device used in children and adults to treat an abnormal hole between the upper left and right chambers (atria) of the heart, known as an…
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Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 22

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett
    Employees often fear that their personal lives, especially their financial affairs and any public records can come back to haunt them at work. As an example, many people in society today have lived or continue to live on the use of credit and…
  • Sep 18

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act
    Often times employees believe that they are being discriminated based upon their vast experience in a company or their advanced age. In some situations if an employee has worked with a company so long that they are considered to have…
  • Sep 11

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?
    In Massachusetts an employer can require you to work during any time that meets their actual business objectives. If you are an employee at will, meaning there is no employment contact then you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.…
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The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

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

    Can My Social Security Be Garnished?

    Can My Social Security Be Garnished?
    Most creditors cannot garnish your Social Security payments. However, there are certain situations where the federal government can garnish your Social Security benefits in order to pay delinquent federal debts such as federal income taxes or…
  • Sep 19

    What happens when I call?

    What happens when I call?
    In one of our new videos, Kansas City bankruptcy lawyer Christian Nafziger quickly explains the initial phone call you can expect when you call the experienced bankruptcy attorneys at The Sader Law Firm for a free initial consultation. Our…
  • Sep 17

    Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs and Bankruptcy
    Last month the Supreme Court rendered a decision regarding the protection of inherited IRAs from attachment by creditors.  Many people name their spouse or children as beneficiaries of their IRA, which, in theory, eases the…
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