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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 19

    "Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal..."

    "Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal..."
    The Second Circuit has refused to hear Citibank's appeal of Judge Griesa's order enjoining Citi from making payment on USD-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. The Second Circuit's order is a bit... Delphic. Weighing in at all of 56 words, not…
  • Sep 17

    New ADP Garnishment Report

    New ADP Garnishment Report
    A valuable and groundbreaking source of data on wage garnishment has just been released by ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider. I immediately recalled a great paper by Rich Hynes about the paucity of wage garnishments in…
  • Sep 15

    Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallet
    Interesting op-ed on digital wallets by Edward Castronova and Joshua Fairfield in the NYT. I'm a little more skeptical. Thoughts follow the break. (1) We already live in a world of digital currency. Thanks to fractional reserve banking and…
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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: 2036

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

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

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Sep 19

    What Can a Jackson Bankruptcy Lawyer Do to Stop a Foreclosure?

    What Can a Jackson Bankruptcy Lawyer Do to Stop a Foreclosure?
    Are you behind on your house payments, land taxes, property insurance, or homeowner’s association dues? You may open the mailbox and find a foreclosure notice in the mail. What do you do if your mortgage company threatens to foreclosure…
  • Sep 11

    What is a wage garnishment?

    What is a wage garnishment?
    A garnishment is an order from a court that is sent to your employer requiring them to withhold certain amount of money from your paycheck. This money is then sent to the creditor. Mississippi law limits the amount of money that your…
  • Sep 10

    Are you looking for the cheapest bankruptcy lawyer?

    Are you looking for the cheapest bankruptcy lawyer?
    Cheap Lawyers are everywhere, but you may not be able to afford them. You can see a lot of lawyers bragging about being the cheapest. Search on the web and you will see ads for “Cheap Bankruptcy Attorney,” “Low Fee…
Rank this Week: 1061

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 11

    Bankruptcy, the Homestead, and Trust

    Bankruptcy, the Homestead, and Trust
    The Massachusetts bankruptcy law now allows personal residences held in a trust to be protected under the Massachusetts Homestead statute.  It is important to note that the law gives $125,000 in protection to all residents, with or…
Rank this Week: 4235

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 19

    Macdonald Fernandez LLP Sponsors 2014 Justice & Diversity Center Gala

    Macdonald Fernandez LLP Sponsors 2014 Justice & Diversity Center Gala
    We are proud to have sponsored last night's Gala for the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.  Associate attorney Roxanne Bahadurji attended and enjoyed the Gala very much.
  • Sep 18

    Tax, Regulatory and Bankruptcy Issues in Arbitration

    Tax, Regulatory and Bankruptcy Issues in Arbitration
    Reno Fernandez is excited to be speaking on a panel regarding tax, regulatory and bankruptcy issues in arbitration tomorrow at noon at the Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, in San Francisco.…
  • Sep 15

    Iain A. Macdonald Honored as Outstanding Mediator by Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Prpgram

    Iain A. Macdonald Honored as Outstanding Mediator by Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Prpgram
    At the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum's annual gathering of bankruptcy judges and attorneys on Thursday, Iain A. Macdonald was honored by the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program (BDRP) for the following achievements in the past year:Most…
Rank this Week: 1439

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Sep 19

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult
    With regard to child support in the state of Florida, the general rule is that child support terminates when a child reaches 18 years of age.  However, the general rule does not apply when child support is still owed for any time prior to…
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
  • Sep 2

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida
    Florida is known for being one of the states with the highest divorce rates. The decision to divorce your spouse should be given much thought and consideration, and it is important to be familiar with Florida law regarding divorce and whether…
Rank this Week: 3759

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    Feel Better; Speak With An Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney

    Feel Better; Speak With An Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney
    As part of the new Sader Law Firm videos, Neil Sader discusses how speaking with a knowledgeable and experienced bankruptcy lawyer can have an immediate impact on your demeanor. That is why we offer a free initial phone consultation to…
Rank this Week: 3362

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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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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 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.…
  • Sep 8

    Are Employee Handbooks required in Massachusetts?

    Are Employee Handbooks required in Massachusetts?
    Whenever you start a new job there are a host of papers or PDF files that your employer gives you to read on the first day. For example, there are a host of employee tax documents and employee benefit programs that require an employee’s…
Rank this Week: 1446

San Antonio Debt Settlement Blog

San Antonio Debt Settlement Blog

Offers information for people struggling with debt and considering bankruptcy. By Rick Flume.

http://www.flumelaw.com/San-Antonio-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Texas Bankruptcy Exemption

    Texas Bankruptcy Exemption
    Assistance from a San Antonio Bankruptcy Lawyer Before you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is important for you to be aware of what the bankruptcy exemptions are for your state. These exemptions tell you which of your assets (and to…
  • Sep 4

    Automatic Stay

    Automatic Stay
    Assistance from a San Antonio Bankruptcy Lawyer When you file for bankruptcy, you get to enjoy the powerful benefit of the automatic stay. This is an injunction that places an immediately hold on various types of collections that are…
  • Aug 21

    What Is the Means Test?

    What Is the Means Test?
    Determining Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Eligibility Are you considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy? If you are, then you will need to first pass the means test. This is a test that is used to identify whether or not a debtor is truly …
Rank this Week: 4022

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 18

    To the IRS, Every Tax Period Stands on Its Own

    To the IRS, Every Tax Period Stands on Its Own
    I received a call recently from someone already represented by a tax attorney, but who wanted my opinion on whether there was anything his attorney could have done to avoid the following, very unfortunate situation.  John Barrett owed a…
  • Sep 15

    It’s Not Easy Dealing with the Franchise Tax Board

    It’s Not Easy Dealing with the Franchise Tax Board
    My clients owed the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) $8,000 for the  2011 tax year; they filed their return late, and couldn’t pay it all at once. The FTB sent a notice that it was about to levy – standard procedure, it…
  • Sep 9

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?
    I deal a lot with bill collectors.  Here is an eye-opening description of how their business works. Settling a debt can be . . . .unsettling.  If some unknown company collects on a credit card debt that’s five years old, how…
Rank this Week: 1601

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 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…
  • Aug 22

    “So What?” TAX REFUNDS AND CASES UNDER CHAPTER 7 & 13

    “So What?” TAX REFUNDS AND CASES UNDER CHAPTER 7 & 13
    During our initial bankruptcy consultation we go out of our way to advise potential clients that they will likely be required to turnover income tax refunds to their bankruptcy trustee. Many potential clients choose to delay the filing of…
Rank this Week: 4490

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?
    A debtor who sells or transfers property shortly before filing bankruptcy could be putting his or her bankruptcy and property at risk. Depending on the circumstances, a trustee may be allowed to recover the transferred property as part of…
  • Sep 12

    Foreclosure: Short Sale

    Foreclosure: Short Sale
    If you are behind on your mortgage payments, and think you can no longer afford your home or are simply ready to walk away and start over, a Short Sale might be a good option for you. A Short Sale is when you sell your home for the highest…
  • Sep 10

    Can an Automatic Stay through Bankruptcy Stop the Eviction Process?

    Can an Automatic Stay through Bankruptcy Stop the Eviction Process?
    Tenants who are facing eviction may be able to continue living in their rental property longer and prevent eviction by filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This depends on whether the landlord has already obtained a judgment for possession of the…
Rank this Week: 3476

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2937

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2907

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Sep 18

    Bankruptcy Can Get You Out of Debt

    Bankruptcy Can Get You Out of Debt
    Debt can be a crippling burden. It seems to grow slowly and inexorably, and then suddenly it has grown too large to be dealt with. Debt collectors become a constant presence, unceasingly asking for and taking the money that the debtor…
  • Sep 16

    Student Loan Debt Frustrating Would-Be Houston Homeowner

    Student Loan Debt Frustrating Would-Be Houston Homeowner
    Student loan debt has been in the news recently for several reasons. First, when the national student loan debt surpassed $1 trillion, the country stood aghast at how ridiculous the cost of education had become. When President Obama announced…
  • Sep 11

    Make Debt Manageable with Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Make Debt Manageable with Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    When debt becomes unmanageable, many debtors file for bankruptcy. While this is often seen as a desperate last resort, filing for bankruptcy can be a very wise financial decision, and in truth does not deserve the stigma that has become…
Rank this Week: 2329

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Bankruptcy for Millionaire

    Bankruptcy for Millionaire
    Last year, David Adkins, more famously known as Sinbad, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California. Sinbad’s case, in my view, completely underscores the unfairness of the 2005 amendments to the bankruptcy code known as the Bankruptcy…
  • Jun 12

    Loi

    Loi
    In 2012 the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Commission created a project called “The Learned Hand.” (Learned Hand is a legendary federal judge from New York). The program was designed to encourage Utah attorneys to take more pro-bono…
  • May 29

    The Bankruptcy Stigma

    The Bankruptcy Stigma
    Walt Disney Filing for bankruptcy protection is not an easy thing to do. It seems to me that one of the biggest obstacles to people finally filing for bankruptcy is the social stigma attached to it. Many people think that … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3236

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Preservation of Error and the Civil Plain Error Rule

    Preservation of Error and the Civil Plain Error Rule
    The recent Middle District of Florida decision in In re Nabavi, 2014 WL 3939595 (M.D. Florida, August 12, 2014) made reference to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal’s longtime adoption of the "civil plain error rule" - an exception…
  • Sep 16

    The Civil Plain Error Rule

    The Civil Plain Error Rule
    The recent Middle District of Florida decision in In re Nabavi, 2014 WL 3939595 (M.D. Florida, August 12, 2014) made reference to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal’s adoption of the "civil plain error rule”, which is an exception…
  • Sep 15

    Indictment for Bankruptcy Crime in Palm Beach County

    Indictment for Bankruptcy Crime in Palm Beach County
    An indictment a few days ago against a chapter 7 debtor in Palm Beach County provides an occasion to review the bankruptcy crimes provisions of title 18 of the United States Code.  This indictment gives credence to the rule of thumb to…
Rank this Week: 548

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • 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…
  • Sep 10

    High Incomes Don’t Protect From Debt

    High Incomes Don’t Protect From Debt
    People often believe that if they only made more money, they wouldn’t have to worry about credit card debt. However, a recent story in the Wall Street Journal proved that this is not necessarily true. The story featured a website…
  • Sep 3

    CVS Stops Selling Tobacco

    CVS Stops Selling Tobacco
    A huge blow to Big Tobacco today as one of the nation’s top drugstore chains announced its plans to stop selling cigarettes.  The plans for CVS to drop tobacco products came back in February, but a recent push to execute the…
Rank this Week: 2101

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • 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…
  • Sep 10

    High Incomes Don’t Protect From Debt

    High Incomes Don’t Protect From Debt
    People often believe that if they only made more money, they wouldn’t have to worry about credit card debt. However, a recent story in the Wall Street Journal proved that this is not necessarily true. The story featured a website…
  • Sep 3

    CVS Stops Selling Tobacco

    CVS Stops Selling Tobacco
    A huge blow to Big Tobacco today as one of the nation’s top drugstore chains announced its plans to stop selling cigarettes.  The plans for CVS to drop tobacco products came back in February, but a recent push to execute the…
Rank this Week: 3817

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 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 ›
  • Jul 4

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?

    What If I Can’t Make My Chapter 13 Payments?
    If you have filed chapter 13 bankruptcy it is probably because you were either an above median debtor for your family size, you are trying to save a home, or you have already received a chapter 7 discharge in the…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 4755

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Galaz, et al v. Galaz: On a Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction to Decide on Non-Core Issue

    Galaz, et al v. Galaz: On a Bankruptcy Court’s Jurisdiction to Decide on Non-Core Issue
    In Galaz, et al v. Galaz, et al, an appeal argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Debtor filed an adversary proceeding against her ex-husband in bankruptcy court. As your Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney in…
  • Sep 9

    Peoples v. Radloff: On Standing to Appeal Bankruptcy Court Order

    Peoples v. Radloff: On Standing to Appeal Bankruptcy Court Order
    Peoples v. Radloff, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, involved a debtor (“Debtor”) who filed a lawsuit in state court against her employer, the city government (“Employer”) on…
  • Aug 18

    Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors: Statute of Limitation

    Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors: Statute of Limitation
    For consumers, one of the most stressful consequences of mounting debt is creditor harassment. Stacks of letters, countless emails and even threatening phone calls can become the norm for debtors who cannot get ahead. Unfortunately, many…
Rank this Week: 3675

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1513

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
Rank this Week: 653

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 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…
  • Sep 10

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women

    Divorce Tips for Sonoma County Boomer Women
    If you're reading this blog, you're probably a Boomer. A study released in February found that Americans who are over 50 years of age are twice as likely to divorce as people who were that age 20 years ago. No one wants to have a midlife…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country

    Florida Gets Closer to Allow Same-Sex Marriage - Update on Gay Marriage Around the Country
    In July, two Key West residents prevailed in a same-sex marriage case in a Florida district court. In that case, Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia - similar to other judges -- characterized the ban on gay marriage as…
Rank this Week: 1974

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Study: Millions Have Paychecks Garnished for Old Debt

    Study: Millions Have Paychecks Garnished for Old Debt
    A study by ADP, the largest payroll provider in the U.S., found that of 13 million employees on file, 1 in every 10 of prime working age (35 to 44) had their paychecks garnished for recovery of past debt. The research was prompted by a…
  • Sep 3

    Deficiency Judgments Plaguing South Florida Foreclosure Victim

    Deficiency Judgments Plaguing South Florida Foreclosure Victim
    Many of those who endured a foreclosure in the last six years may have feared the worst that could happen was they would lose their homes, and suffer a damaged credit score. They are now learning the worst may have been yet to come. A recent…
  • Sep 2

    Bank of America's Mortgage Abuses Laid Bare

    Bank of America's Mortgage Abuses Laid Bare
    It didn't take long after the announcement of the $17 billion settlement deal with Bank of America over the mortgage abuses committed by its own executives, as well as those at Countrywide and Merrill Lynch, that pundits began decrying an…
Rank this Week: 1820

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

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

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

    What is a “Preferential Transfer” in Bankruptcy Law?

    What is a “Preferential Transfer” in Bankruptcy Law?
    Bankruptcy law has all kinds of ins and outs that must be mastered by anyone who chooses to practice this complex kind of law. In fact, there are many “traps for the unwary” all throughout the bankruptcy code that, if triggered,…
  • Aug 24

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy: Rebuilding Your Credit Score

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy: Rebuilding Your Credit Score
    If you are currently considering bankruptcy, chances are that your credit score is not very good. Going through the bankruptcy process—while freeing you of the crippling debt that burdens your daily life—will likely have a further…
  • Aug 15

    Seven Key Indicators That Filing For Bankruptcy May Be a Good Idea

    Seven Key Indicators That Filing For Bankruptcy May Be a Good Idea
    Nobody sets out on a life path expecting that they will one day need to declare bankruptcy. However, the reality is that filing for bankruptcy can—and does—help hundreds of thousands of people each year get out from under the…
Rank this Week: 3508

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 26

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?

    Will Filing Bankruptcy Stop My Foreclosure?
    Many Georgian residents are afraid that they may be headed towards foreclosure.  Foreclosure, which happens when the bank takes possession of a home, typically occurs when the homeowner falls significantly behind on making timely…
Rank this Week: 1656

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 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…
  • Sep 9

    Sole Proprietorship Advantages For One-Owner Businesses and Profession

    Sole Proprietorship Advantages For One-Owner Businesses and Profession
    Most one person professional business- such as attorneys or physicians- operate as a legal entity (P.A. or L.C.) . The professional is an employee who receives from the business a combination of salary and profit distributions. This business…
  • Sep 3

    Collection of Domestic Support From Irrevocable Trust

    Collection of Domestic Support From Irrevocable Trust
    Asset protection against domestic support judgments is very difficult. As an example, one of my clients has been paying substantial alimony to an ex-wife. His surviving parent, who lives in South Carolina, told him that his S.C. estate…
Rank this Week: 296

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed
    I don't know if this is occurring to our Florida bankruptcy clients, but I imagine it is. The ABI I have a warning for you about scam bill collectors. Criminal gangs are posing as law enforcement officials. They are calling people and…
  • Aug 30

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
  • Aug 15

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
Rank this Week: 1962

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 13

    Expanded Bankruptcy Law Office Hour

    Expanded Bankruptcy Law Office Hour
    I am pleased to report that attorney Mark Ditton who has long managed many of our bankruptcy cases in Portland and Salem, Oregon will be moving to Seattle this week to expand our Seattle Bankruptcy Law Office. Mark will now supervise all of…
  • Sep 6

    Oregon Utility Debts and Bankruptcy

    Oregon Utility Debts and Bankruptcy
    The Bankruptcy Code protects Oregon debtors from utilities disconnecting water, home phone, electricity or gas services. Utility services such as cable television, cell phone services or internet are not considered utilities for this…
  • Sep 5

    Values for Property in Oregon Bankruptcy

    Values for Property in Oregon Bankruptcy
    In bankruptcy, Oregon and Washington debtors are required to list all their assets and give a corresponding estimated value of his or her property. This is an easy task when the asset has an easily fixed cash value, like a stock, owed wages,…
Rank this Week: 4887

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
  • Sep 12

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy
    After receiving a "fresh start" through bankruptcy, you may want to return to the world of credit or start rebuilding your financial health. Bankruptcy is a life-changing event that will impact your credit report for at least a decade, but…
  • Aug 22

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago
    Filing for bankruptcy is a last resort for families in economic straits, but the process is also one of renewals and provides an opportunity to get a fresh start away from endless bills, harassment from debt collectors, and the emotional…
  • Aug 12

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney
    Outside of jackpot lottery winnings, real estate purchases tend to feature extraordinary numbers, and the application process alone is enough to cause anyone's head to swim in circles. If you're looking to delve into home ownership for the…
Rank this Week: 3701

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Sep 12

    California Restores Mortgage Debt Relief for 2013

    California Restores Mortgage Debt Relief for 2013
    California taxpayers who lost their home to foreclosure or a short sale in 2013 got a last minute tax break when the legislature extended favorable tax treatment for forgiven mortgage debt. The state law covers only sales or foreclosures…
  • Sep 11

    Stop Making Quarterly Tax Payment

    Stop Making Quarterly Tax Payment
    Uncle Sam expects a quarterly tax payment from the self employed next week on the 15th. Make this the last quarterly tax payment you pay. Seriously. Think I’m advocating tax resistance?  No way. The tax collectors…
  • Sep 9

    Stressed Families Can Take A Card From Trump Casino

    Stressed Families Can Take A Card From Trump Casino
    Donald Trump’s Atlantic City casino operation filed bankruptcy today. Absent some huge and positive change in revenue, the Trump Taj Mahal will close in November. What does that mean to ordinary folk here on the West Coast struggling…
Rank this Week: 3132

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • 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…
  • Aug 22

    Where Do You File Bankruptcy If You Live in Ontario?

    Where Do You File Bankruptcy If You Live in Ontario?
    Personal bankruptcy is a formal legal process governed in Ontario, and throughout Canada, by the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA).  A requirement of the BIA is that bankruptcy is filed with a trustee licensed by the…
Rank this Week: 2717

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 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:…
  • Sep 2

    Bankruptcy Discharge Of Workers Compensation Premium Debt

    Bankruptcy Discharge Of Workers Compensation Premium Debt
      A fellow bankruptcy attorney recently posed an interesting question regarding the dischargeability of an obligation to pay workers compensation insurance premiums.  Here is the exchange I had with him: Question: Is money owed to…
Rank this Week: 3919

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 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…
  • Aug 15

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy
    REFINANCING YOUR MORTGAGE AFTER FILING BANKRUPTCY Contrary to a common misunderstanding, filing bankruptcy can often improve your credit record instead of harm it. This is true for a number of reasons but mostly because while having…
Rank this Week: 3484

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 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…
  • Sep 4

    Universal Helmet Laws Increase Helmet Use: Motorcycle Safety Law

    Universal Helmet Laws Increase Helmet Use: Motorcycle Safety Law
    The research on states that change their helmet law is very clear: When a state enacts a universal helmet law, helmet use increases substantially. When a state repeals a universal helmet law, helmet use decreases substantially. When a state…
  • Aug 28

    Essential Contract Term

    Essential Contract Term
    There are some indispensable components of a contract, whether it is business, entertainment, real estate or sports related. Contrary to popular sentiment, entertainment and sports contracts are subject to the same legal concepts as all…
Rank this Week: 3684

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 6

    Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

    Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment
    The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for…
  • Sep 4

    Reclamation Rights to Recover Goods from a Debtor under Section 546(c) of the Bankruptcy Code

    Reclamation Rights to Recover Goods from a Debtor under Section 546(c) of the Bankruptcy Code
    What remedies do you have to recover goods shipped to a company in the weeks leading up to its bankruptcy?  As to those goods shipped 45 days prior to a debtor’s filing, Section 546(c) of the Bankruptcy Code provides a reclamation…
Rank this Week: 2539

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcyBankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcy
  • Jul 22

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcyBankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if… is a post from: About bankruptcy
  • Jun 4

    Does the court monitor or dictate your expenses in bankruptcy?

    Does the court monitor or dictate your expenses in bankruptcy?
    People often wonder if the bankruptcy court will tell them how to spend money, or prohibit or limit any expenses. The short answer is, no. It is true that the bankruptcy court looks into whether the person has the financial means to make any…
Rank this Week: 4064

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Taggart Law Offices.

http://www.denverbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2794

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • 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.…
  • Aug 25

    Security Interests in Intellectual Property and Related Issues in Bankruptcy

    Security Interests in Intellectual Property and Related Issues in Bankruptcy
    Intellectual property (“IP”) can act as collateral to be pledged to secure an extension of credit.  For example, a company that borrows money from a bank can pledge its patents as collateral for the loan.  The bank…
Rank this Week: 3180

Matt Berkus Blog

Matt Berkus Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt relief.

http://www.mattberkus.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Are you a Debt Hoarder, What Is a Debt Hoarder?

    Are you a Debt Hoarder, What Is a Debt Hoarder?
    Eureka! I finally came up with a unique and apt name for a condition I see too often, debt hoarder. A debt hoarder is someone who holds onto debt and won’t take proactive steps to remove the debt. Just like a hoarder accumulates and…
  • Aug 20

    Categorize Living Expenses to Spend Less and Have More Money

    Categorize Living Expenses to Spend Less and Have More Money
    Frugal spending, no impact living, buy nothing new, living small are all movements designed around sustainable living and transitioning from a consumer culture to a happiness culture where we live life, not consume life. What I am going to…
  • Aug 18

    Is The Threat of Bankruptcy Meaningless in Debt Settlement?

    Is The Threat of Bankruptcy Meaningless in Debt Settlement?
    The threat of bankruptcy during a debt settlement negotiation seems like a common sense tactic. Many articles and books on debt settlement advise to make the threat of bankruptcy. Naïve debtors assume that the collector would rather…
Rank this Week: 3787

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/
  • Sep 9

    A Closer Look At Recent Trends At The Intersection Of Intellectual Property And Bankruptcy Law

    A Closer Look At Recent Trends At The Intersection Of Intellectual Property And Bankruptcy Law
    I had the honor of being a panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute‘s 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference last Friday, speaking on current developments in business bankruptcy. My part of the discussion focused on…
  • Jul 23

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie
    Cooley GO Earlier this month, Cooley LLP launched Cooley GO, a terrific new resource center for entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of the growth cycle. Cooley GO is a mobile-friendly microsite that provides a wide range of…
  • Jul 1

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim
    It’s been several years since I last posted about objections to bankruptcy claims, and the topic is so important to creditors that it’s time to revisit it. File And Forget? When a customer or other party with which you do business…
Rank this Week: 3097

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/
  • Sep 8

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Residency Requirements If you are filing for bankruptcy in the Alabama bankruptcy courts, then what particular court your attorney files your case in depends on where you currently reside.  However, there are some residency…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
Rank this Week: 2897