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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

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

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/
  • Dec 17

    BEWARE OF TELEMARKETING SCHEMES

    BEWARE OF TELEMARKETING SCHEMES
    Thousands of consumers have been deceived through telemarketing schemes designed to sell phony mortgage assistance and debt relief programs to already cash-strapped citizens. In 2012, the FTC filed complaints against several telemarketing…
  • Dec 4

    BE TRUTHFUL AND TELL YOUR ATTORNEY EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T END UP LIKE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW JERSEY

    BE TRUTHFUL AND TELL YOUR ATTORNEY EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T END UP LIKE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW JERSEY
    Filing for bankruptcy is a serious decision for anyone, but is often necessary in order to preserve your family and obtain a fresh start. As part of the process you must list all your assets and detailed financial information on the papers…
  • Nov 3

    BEWARE: BANKRUPTCY CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL-IF USED CORRECTLY

    BEWARE: BANKRUPTCY CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL-IF USED CORRECTLY
    A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows consumers overburdened by credit card and medical debt to discharge the debt and get a fresh start in life. In exchange for wiping out the debt the court appoints a trustee who takes certain assets you own and…
Rank this Week: 4698

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/
  • Dec 17

    Mandatory Subordination Does Not Compel Claim Disalowance and Does Not Apply to Individual Debtor

    Mandatory Subordination Does Not Compel Claim Disalowance and Does Not Apply to Individual Debtor
    In Khan v. Barton (In re Khan), CC-14-1021-TaDKi, CC-14-1041-TaDKi, CC-14-1062-TaDKi (9th Cir. BAP Dec. 9, 2014), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the "BAP") held that…
  • Dec 16

    Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon 2015

    Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon 2015
    Reno Fernandez will introduce Chief Judge Alan Jaroslovsky and Judge Stephen L. Johnson as well as the incoming chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section at the annual Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon on…
  • Dec 10

    Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educator

    Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educator
    On May 27, 2010, Reno Fernandez and two other panelists presented a program on bankruptcy resources for financial educators to the Financial Education Network of San Francisco, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Check…
Rank this Week: 2110

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked
    This time bankruptcy worked better than I hoped John and Val filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2004.  A lot of their problem then was medical bills. John’s health continued to decline.   When they came to see me in 2012,…
  • Dec 14

    You spend more than you think on health care

    You spend more than you think on health care
    Most people have no idea how much they spend on health care. When you file bankruptcy, one of the forms for the bankruptcy court is called Schedule J.  Schedule J is your budget. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking to…
  • Nov 30

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?
    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line? For a consumer bankruptcy lawyer, I’m litigious.  I’m quick to sue. I hate it when people do illegal stuff to my customers. People in financial trouble can be…
Rank this Week: 3550

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked
    This time bankruptcy worked better than I hoped John and Val filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2004.  A lot of their problem then was medical bills. John’s health continued to decline.   When they came to see me in 2012,…
  • Dec 14

    You spend more than you think on health care

    You spend more than you think on health care
    Most people have no idea how much they spend on health care. When you file bankruptcy, one of the forms for the bankruptcy court is called Schedule J.  Schedule J is your budget. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking to…
  • Nov 30

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?
    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line? For a consumer bankruptcy lawyer, I’m litigious.  I’m quick to sue. I hate it when people do illegal stuff to my customers. People in financial trouble can be…
Rank this Week: 4276

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client
    In this carefully written Opinion Judge Schmetterer evaluates the arguments in a Motion to Dismiss an Adversary Complaint based on fraudulent behavior. Beyond its examination of Bankruptcy Fraud, this Opinion is notable for its recitation of…
  • Dec 15

    Is It Time To Look Into FHA Financing?

    Is It Time To Look Into FHA Financing?
    One option for those who've gone through Bankruptcy and are looking to borrow again is the FHA Loan. Before the housing bubble burst in 2008 FHA loans were considered the choice for buyers with little credit or bad credit; or for those with…
  • Dec 8

    Is Spousal Maintenance A Claim in Bankruptcy?

    Is Spousal Maintenance A Claim in Bankruptcy?
    Domestic support obligations are exempt from discharge in Bankruptcy and entitled to priority payment in a plan of reorganization. The tricky part is determining just what constitutes a "domestic support obligation" entitled to special…
Rank this Week: 4317

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Dec 17

    Branding Your Bankruptcy Firm for Success for 2015 Serie

    Branding Your Bankruptcy Firm for Success for 2015 Serie
    The New Year is almost here and after the success of my last post "5 Easy Ways to Leverage Your Brand to Boost your Firm" and the checklist we prepared for you, we’ve decided to put together a more comprehensive branding…
  • Dec 9

    2014 Holiday Spending By The Numbers: Naughty or Nice?

    2014 Holiday Spending By The Numbers: Naughty or Nice?
    So here we are in the midst of the holiday spending season. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that 55% of consumers shopped Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov 11

    The Numbers Are In! Bankruptcy Stats That May Surprise You [Infographic]

    The Numbers Are In! Bankruptcy Stats That May Surprise You [Infographic]
    On October 28, 2014, the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts released the bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts from the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014. During this time, the number of bankruptcy cases filed were the lowest…
Rank this Week: 1171

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue
    Last week, the United States Supreme Court granted the writ of certiori in the case of Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank, which involves the issue of whether an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan of reorganization is a "final…
  • Nov 26

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014
    Unless the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is extended, distressed homeowner’s face the risk of the imposition of income taxes on the discharged mortgage debt upon a short sale, short refinance or foreclosure.  The lack of the…
  • Nov 18

    When Not to File for Bankruptcy - 13 More Example

    When Not to File for Bankruptcy - 13 More Example
    1. Urban Legend - doing it inappropriately because "everybody at work did it"2. Foreclosures - to discharge a potential mortgage deficiency on your home - the mortgage lender may never bring it3. Exemptions - recently moved to Florida from…
Rank this Week: 893

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/
  • Dec 16

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon
    Often Oregon debtors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will hit a rough spot during their case and  request a hardship discharge rather than seek conversion to Chapter 7.  Conversion and hardship discharge are not one in the same. There…
  • Dec 6

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon
    I often get questions from Oregon consumers about medical bankruptcy but there is no such thing. I think the myth that is out there is that there is some sort of specialized bankruptcy that enables the filer to get rid of medical bills only…
  • Nov 30

    Oregon Home Purchase After Bankruptcy Filing

    Oregon Home Purchase After Bankruptcy Filing
    A personal bankruptcy does not have to bar an Oregon consumer from home purchase for very long.  Oregon bankruptcy filers  that went through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy must wait four years from the date of discharge before applying for…
Rank this Week: 4072

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Defending Medical Bill Collections: There Are Option

    Defending Medical Bill Collections: There Are Option
    So let’s make a deal. I’ll paint your house for you. But I’m not going to tell you what I’m charging. When I’m done, I’ll give you a bill. It could be $10, $100, or $10,000. Anything I choose. But…
  • Dec 12

    New Debt Collection Scam Shows Harassment Still Going Strong in Industry

    New Debt Collection Scam Shows Harassment Still Going Strong in Industry
    I often try to educate people about the difference between “real” debt collectors, and scam artists that are posing as debt collectors, but really have no connection to your debts. I often tell clients that a surefire way to tell…
  • Dec 10

    Our New Article on Debt Collection is on WPLG Local 10 Miami’s Site

    Our New Article on Debt Collection is on WPLG Local 10 Miami’s Site
    Just wanted to drop a word that my piece, “What Consumers Should Know About Debt Collections,” is published on Local 10 WPLG’s website. Channel 10 is starting to ramp up their consumer awareness with a series of consumer…
Rank this Week: 3054

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Dec 16

    Don’t Let Your Bank Pick Your Pocket

    Don’t Let Your Bank Pick Your Pocket
    The right of your bank to take your money when you aren’t looking stops at your credit card. Your bank may be entitled by common law to setoff what it owes you from what you owe it on the garden variety debt. But the federal…
  • Dec 9

    Why Your Mortgage Lender Won’t Talk After Bankruptcy

    Why Your Mortgage Lender Won’t Talk After Bankruptcy
    Lists of stupid laws are lots of fun, when they don’t really touch your life. But the law that gags secured lenders after bankruptcy isn’t funny. Preventing lenders from sending mortgage statements to homeowners after bankruptcy…
  • Dec 5

    Who’s Afraid Of Bankruptcy’s 90 Day Rule

    Who’s Afraid Of Bankruptcy’s 90 Day Rule
    Most folks considering bankruptcy know about the 90 day rule in bankruptcy.  They’ve talked to friends or read on the internet.  When they get to a bankruptcy lawyer’s office, they’re eager to tell me they…
Rank this Week: 1503

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2720

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/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
Rank this Week: 1034

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Amazon re-pricing glitch means coal in the stocking for some online seller

    Amazon re-pricing glitch means coal in the stocking for some online seller
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Are my 401k and IRA protected in bankruptcy?”   The holidays should be a time of cheer for retailers, including those selling their…
  • Dec 11

    American Bankruptcy Institute issues proposed reforms to Chapter 11

    American Bankruptcy Institute issues proposed reforms to Chapter 11
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?”   The unveiling of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s proposed Chapter 11 bankruptcy reforms…
  • Dec 9

    Bankruptcy lawyer offers advice for people recently discharged from bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy lawyer offers advice for people recently discharged from bankruptcy
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I get credit after filing personal bankruptcy?”   What is the first thing a person should do after bankruptcy? Get a credit…
Rank this Week: 2952

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/
  • Dec 16

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida
    An individual creditor emailed me seeking advice about garnishing wages of the debtor who now resided in Florida. The creditor got a judgment from an Indiana court when the creditor and debtor both lived in Indiana. The debtor since relocated…
  • Dec 8

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?
    A creditor considering a fraudulent transfer action against a debtor’s transfer of real estate has to consider where to file the lawsuit. The issue becomes interesting when the debtor, the debtor’s property, and the recipient…
  • Nov 30

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine
    An accountant was starting a new tax practice in Florida. I suggested he form a professional LLC to be owned by the accountant and at least one other person.. The accountant stated that he did not think anyone other than …The post…
Rank this Week: 842

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 16

    What Does it Mean to Have Chapter 7 Exemption

    What Does it Mean to Have Chapter 7 Exemption
    You may be concerned that you will lose all of your assets if you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After all, that chapter is often referred to as “liquidation bankruptcy.” Although you may be required to give up some of your property…
  • Dec 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What is a Reorganization Plan?

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What is a Reorganization Plan?
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers debt relief to those who are deeply in debt and behind in their payments on their mortgage but want to keep their home. Chapter 13 is called a reorganization. Additionally, some individuals or families do not…
  • Nov 14

    What is a Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors?

    What is a Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors?
    Between 21 and 40 days after you file your Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, the bankruptcy trustee will schedule a Meeting of Creditors, also called a 341 meeting. All of your creditors are given notice of the meeting date, time and place. They…
Rank this Week: 1223

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Dec 16

    Still Have Debts on Your Credit Report?

    Still Have Debts on Your Credit Report?
    When a person files for bankruptcy and the court discharges all debts, all future credit reports should reflect that change. Any debts that existed should be erased from the credit report so the former debtor essentially gets a blank slate.…
  • Dec 11

    When Can I Declare Bankruptcy?

    When Can I Declare Bankruptcy?
    Many people who have found themselves in financial ruin have exhausted all other options before resorting to bankruptcy. This might be considered noble or righteous behavior, but it is also unnecessary and can be dangerous. People can…
  • Dec 9

    The Downside of Holiday Overspending

    The Downside of Holiday Overspending
    Everybody wants to give their children or spouse the best Christmas ever, and everyone wants to give family members the gifts they want and deserve. However, it is possible to be overzealous in your gift giving, and when the New Year comes…
Rank this Week: 3091

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

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

    Christmas Gift

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

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?

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

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training
    Check out this Bankruptcy Training article about Liens on Schedule D of the Bankruptcy Petition. http://www.713training.com/pages/Articles.html Related PostsChapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?The post Liens and Bankruptcy Training appeared…
Rank this Week: 1512

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: 1961

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Scam Alert - Posing as IRS Agent

    Scam Alert - Posing as IRS Agent
    This an extension of my earlier post on debt collection scare tactics.  There has been increased activity recently of groups of scammers posing as IRS agents.ALWAYS BE SUSPICIOUSof anyone who threatens to have you arrested unless you…
  • Dec 8

    Minor Medical Debt

    Minor Medical Debt
    Scenario: John's daughter, Sally, is 12 years old.  She gets very sick and is hospitalized.  Fortunately, Sally recovers from her illness, but not before racking up tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.  John files for…
  • Dec 6

    End-of-the Year Reminder

    End-of-the Year Reminder
    Debtors who have not yet filed for bankruptcy and own real estate - you should be receiving your 2014 property tax bills within the next couple of weeks.  If you have previously submitted your 2013 property tax bill to my office for…
Rank this Week: 992

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Dec 15

    A Look Back At 2014: California Homeowners Edition

    A Look Back At 2014: California Homeowners Edition
    As the year comes to a close, I get a little nostalgic and look back at articles I’ve written through the year.  This year, California homeowners faced the expiration of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act, which may still linger in…
  • Dec 8

    Should I Pay A Bogus Bill To Save My Credit Rating?

    Should I Pay A Bogus Bill To Save My Credit Rating?
    I definitely have heated opinions every Sunday when I read Liz Weston’s (@lizweston) “Money Talk” articles.  She’s a journalist who has published books on money, so she’s an expert right? Well, she…
  • Dec 1

    Zillow Says You Still Owe More Than Your Home Is Worth

    Zillow Says You Still Owe More Than Your Home Is Worth
    Negative equity, a term that means that the amount owed on all mortgages is more than the market value; also known as “underwater.” Home equity is the difference the current resale value of the home and the total mortgage debt…
Rank this Week: 805

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 14

    Involuntary Bankruptcy Actions Discussed

    Involuntary Bankruptcy Actions Discussed
    Can a financially distressed be “forced” into bankruptcy by its creditors?  In other words, is it possible for creditors to subject a distressed entity into an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding? The answer is yes.  Under…
  • Dec 11

    DEB Stores Holding LLC files for Bankruptcy under Chapter 11

    DEB Stores Holding LLC files for Bankruptcy under Chapter 11
    DEB Stores Holding LLC and certain of its affiliated companies (“DEB” or the “Debtors”) filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on December 4, 2014 in the United States District Court for the…
  • Dec 7

    Motions for Reconsideration – A Lesson from Worldspace

    Motions for Reconsideration – A Lesson from Worldspace
    The efficient manner of speech which Judge Walsh employs during hearings shines through in this opinion released December 5, 2014 in the Worldspace bankruptcy (Bank. D. Del. 08-12412).  In 3-1/2 pages of his opinion, Judge Walsh explains…
Rank this Week: 3000

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3418

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Dec 12

    TV Star Teresa Giudice Sues Bankruptcy Lawyer

    TV Star Teresa Giudice Sues Bankruptcy Lawyer
    “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice has sued her former bankruptcy attorney, claiming he botched her family’s bankruptcy filing in 2010. Her high–profile bankruptcy resulted in a 15 month prison…
  • Dec 10

    Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Lien Stripping Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Lien Stripping Case
    On November 17, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear two cases that could have a major impact on debtors across the country. The cases are Bank of America v. David B. Caulkett and Bank of America v. Edelmiro Toledo-Cardona,…
  • Dec 9

    Avoid Force-Placed Insurance

    Avoid Force-Placed Insurance
    Being broke has all kinds of negative consequences. When your mortgage insurance is cancelled for non-payment, your bank or loan servicer may obtain insurance to protect the property and charge you for it. That right is in your mortgage and…
Rank this Week: 1194

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
  • Dec 12

    Problems After Bankruptcy and What to Do

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

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?
    Many people never have to worry about paying taxes, but sometimes April 15th brings a terrible surprise when you  learn you owe a large sum to the IRS. If you didn't pay taxes, you might feel helpless that the government is going to take…
  • Oct 8

    Declaring Bankruptcy with Student Loan

    Declaring Bankruptcy with Student Loan
    One of the first questions you might have about bankruptcy is whether bankruptcy will take care of your student loan debt. Unfortunately, the waters aren't so clear on this topic because several factors influence how student loans are treated…
Rank this Week: 3572

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Post-Bankruptcy Mortgages: When Is a Good Time?

    Post-Bankruptcy Mortgages: When Is a Good Time?
    It is a well known fact that filing for bankruptcy—while alleviating the month-to-month burden of incoming bills and debts—can have an impact on a filer’s credit score and ability to get loans in the future. However, there…
  • Nov 28

    Federal Judges Concerned about Banks’ Practice of Keeping Discharged Debt on the Book

    Federal Judges Concerned about Banks’ Practice of Keeping Discharged Debt on the Book
    According to the federal government, bankruptcy is a process by which people’s debts are forgiven and they are given a new start. However, according to a recent article, some federal judges are concerned that the practice used by some…
  • Nov 16

    Recent Case Discusses Student Loan Debt Discharge During Bankruptcy Filing

    Recent Case Discusses Student Loan Debt Discharge During Bankruptcy Filing
    Tens of thousands of people each year file for bankruptcy in order to escape their dire financial situation and start anew. In many cases credit card debt, car loans, unsecured debt, and even student loans can pile up, making an…
Rank this Week: 4795

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    I am a Senior Citizen – Can I File Bankruptcy?

    I am a Senior Citizen – Can I File Bankruptcy?
    While the financial crisis has hit the entire country very hard, Georgian Senior Citizens may be particularly affected due to the state’s increasing healthcare costs combined with its decreasing pensions – problems that typically…
  • Dec 11

    I am Currently Unemployed – Should I File Bankruptcy?

    I am Currently Unemployed – Should I File Bankruptcy?
    Americans around the country are still struggling to rebound from the 2008 economic crisis.  Often, efforts to restore our financial stability include taking on one or two part-time jobs in order to supplement our income. …
  • Dec 11

    I Have Filed Bankruptcy in the Past – Can I File Again?

    I Have Filed Bankruptcy in the Past – Can I File Again?
    Since the economic recession of 2008, many Georgians have made the decision to file for bankruptcy as a means to wipe clean their financial slate and move forward with a brighter economic outlook.  After filing for bankruptcy, many…
Rank this Week: 3127

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/
  • Dec 11

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.
    And it's here.
  • Dec 4

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?
    I have a Fitbit Charge.  I have that, instead of the Jawbone, because my Jawbone broke repeatedly and had to have a soft restart about once every two weeks.  Now I have the Charge, which would be better, if it held a charge longer…
  • Nov 19

    Dear Tim Cook: Steve Jobs wouldn't have bollixed up the Genius Bar this way.

    Dear Tim Cook: Steve Jobs wouldn't have bollixed up the Genius Bar this way.
    So now, apparently, I can't just make a Genius Bar appointment.  I have to go through too many hoops, including having to override the Support Page itself and, well, lying to Apple to get to a human. NOTE TO APPLE:   Moving…
Rank this Week: 349

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2205

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

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

    Your Pet and Bankruptcy

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

    Common Myths About Filing for Bankruptcy

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

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy
    This time of year I often advise clients to wait to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy until you file your taxes, receive your tax refund, and spend it on necessary and reasonable expenses.  Depending upon when you file, the bankruptcy trustee is…
Rank this Week: 1040

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Student Loans in Bankruptcy

    Student Loans in Bankruptcy
    When it comes to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are sure to have questions regarding how your debt will be addressed. Regardless of which type of bankruptcy is filed, most people find they are unable to clear student loan debt. The…
  • Dec 3

    Can Bankruptcy Help with Foreclosure?

    Can Bankruptcy Help with Foreclosure?
    Can Bankruptcy Help with Foreclosure?  Absolutely. Many people are under the impression that filing for bankruptcy will put them out on the street. While it is true that Bankruptcy can have an impact on your home, the filing of a…
  • Dec 2

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report in Philadelphia

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report in Philadelphia
    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report in Philadelphia from David M. Offen Even though there are many benefits of filing for bankruptcy, it will show on your credit report for an extended period of time. Learn more about Bankruptcy and your credit…
Rank this Week: 3084

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/
  • Dec 11

    Waiting for RUFO

    Waiting for RUFO
    It looks like much of December will be spent sitting around the RUFO sickbed, waiting for the clause to expire of natural causes on December 31. The clause, recall, prevents Argentina from "voluntarily" giving holdout creditors a…
  • Dec 10

    For the Soul of the Party: the Budget Showdown and Financial Reform

    For the Soul of the Party: the Budget Showdown and Financial Reform
    Will we have an appropriations bill before a government shutdown? The fight over the 2015 Appropriations Bill is now focused on one of the non-appropriations measures stuck onto the bill by the House GOP. That provision would repeal section…
  • Dec 10

    What the ...?

    What the ...?
    Just received this month's ABI Journal. I surely can't be the only one who finds the ad for the BMC Group – inside the front cover – obnoxious, even offensive (I'm not going to dignify it by reproducing it). I...
Rank this Week: 220

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Book of Mormon Storie

    Book of Mormon Storie
    A Wall Street Journal blog post discussed an interesting bankruptcy case in Illinois. Anna Robinson filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection earlier in 2014. When you file for bankruptcy, all of the property you own becomes property of…
  • Nov 11

    The New Mafia

    The New Mafia
    The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that payday loans in Utah now average 466 percent annual interest, according to a new report issued by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions for the State of Utah. The report said the…
  • Oct 16

    Asset Protection

    Asset Protection
    Asset Protection I have been asked several times recently what steps a person can take to protect their assets in the unlikely event that they will need to file for bankruptcy in the future. A skilled bankruptcy attorney should be ……
Rank this Week: 1110

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

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

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
Rank this Week: 2009

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Covers bankruptcy news for people in Texas. By the Schachter Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.shaklaw.com/bankruptcy-news-opinion
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is proud to announce that we will be merging with Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our clients.…
  • Apr 23

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014
    - The Judicial Conference has approved the following fee increases effective as of June 1, 2014. - Fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. - Fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to…
  • Jun 8

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect the Filing of Income Taxes?

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect the Filing of Income Taxes?
    This is a very common question, with a very easy answer: it doesn’t. That’s not the end of the story as two other issues can pop up depending on when the bankruptcy is filed, whether you get a refund, and whether you get a 1099…
Rank this Week: 2082

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
  • Dec 9

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected In Federal Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected In Federal Bankruptcy
    The Supreme Court ruled in June that inherited individual retirement accounts (IRA) are not protected under federal bankruptcy laws. If someone has their own IRA, this cannot be lost to banks and other debtors, but any inherited IRA…
  • Nov 28

    Stockton City Workers May Lose Pension

    Stockton City Workers May Lose Pension
    While Detroit is the most well-known city to be affected by bankruptcy, the California city of Stockton has been attempting to get out of bankruptcy as well. A California judge has made a ruling which mirrors a similar decision made by…
  • Nov 11

    Comcast Seeks Control of Network Lost in Bankruptcy Ruling

    Comcast Seeks Control of Network Lost in Bankruptcy Ruling
    Comcast, the largest cable and broadband provider in the world, is appealing a decision made by a bankruptcy court that would allow the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy without repaying a $100 million loan. The company seeks…
Rank this Week: 1121

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Dec 9

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account
    As reported By Philip Tirone of www.720CreditScore.com, after learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    According to Robin Miller of CBAR,  it depends on the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case.  After the Chapter 13 debtor husband received $250,000 in life insurance benefits due to the death of his debtor wife, the…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?
    According to Robing Miller of CBAR, if a Chapter 13 debtor is unable to provide information about his non-filing spouse’s income, expenses, and contributions to the household, they were required to propose a Chapter 13 plan that paid…
Rank this Week: 1784

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/
  • Dec 8

    WhatisaDivorceDecree

    WhatisaDivorceDecree
    What is a Divorce Decree? Most people filing for divorce may know that they receive something in the end that grants them a divorce, but may not know exactly what is stated in the decree.  At the end of your divorce, the judge will issue…
  • Dec 3

    ResumingMaidenName

    ResumingMaidenName
    Resuming the Use of Your Maiden Name in a Divorce In most divorce cases the wife has the option of having language inserted in the divorce decree for her to resume the use of her maiden name. This is generally done so that she does not have…
  • Nov 26

    IncomeWithholdingOrder

    IncomeWithholdingOrder
    What is an Income Withholding Order? An Income Withholding Order (IWO) is an order signed by an Alabama judge that is sent to the employer of a person that owes monthly support to another person, so that the amount can be garnished or…
Rank this Week: 2985

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
  • Dec 7

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?
    Your financial institution can take your money on deposit because of its right of setoff. WHAT IS A SETOFF? When you think of money being grabbed out of somebody's checking or savings account, what probably first comes to mind is…
  • Dec 2

    What to Do If You Have Been Denied a Checking or Savings Account

    What to Do If You Have Been Denied a Checking or Savings Account
    A couple months ago I wrote a blog post titled Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy. In it I introduced the specialty consumer reporting agencies—ChexSystems and Early Warning Services—which specifically…
  • Nov 11

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account

    Debts Owed on Your Checking and Savings Account
    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…
Rank this Week: 3816

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Dec 5

    South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Launches Mortgage Modification Program

    South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Launches Mortgage Modification Program
    Getting a mortgage modified can be a daunting process–like a root canal, only involving paper, yet almost as painful. You send required documents only to be told by the mortgage servicer that they never got them. The modification…
  • Oct 28

    Five Things That Will Drive Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Nut

    Five Things That Will Drive Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Nut
    Your relationship with your bankruptcy lawyer is just that, a relationship. Like any other relationship, there are things you can do to strain it. Lawyers in all areas of law discuss problem clients. It happens at lunch, in bars, and at…
  • Jul 5

    South Carolina Property Exemptions Increase Effective July 1, 2014

    South Carolina Property Exemptions Increase Effective July 1, 2014
    Our South Carolina exemptions are adjusted for cost of living every other July 1. Exemptions in property allow the property to be protected from a judgment creditor or bankruptcy trustee up to the amount of the exemption. Think of it as a…
Rank this Week: 4214

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    How To Hire a Massachusetts Bankruptcy Lawyer

    How To Hire a Massachusetts Bankruptcy Lawyer
    While it is not the situation anyone wants to be in, there comes a time for many folks that you need to retain a Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer.  How do you do it?  A client who moved to Hawaii called me this week, asking if I…
  • Dec 4

    Personal Bankruptcy Petitions Require Truthful Statements…or Federal Jail

    Personal Bankruptcy Petitions Require Truthful Statements…or Federal Jail
    We have written about this topic many times:  if you file a bankruptcy petition with the federal court, you must sign that the statements in that petition are accurate, truthful, and complete.  At the creditors’ or 341…
  • Nov 13

    Bankruptcy Fraud

    Bankruptcy Fraud
    We have written about bankruptcy fraud, Chapter 7 fraud, and filing bankruptcy petitions with misinformation or fraudulent information in the past.  The federal bankruptcy court is likely to find out.  The United States…
Rank this Week: 339

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Dec 5

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt
    The number of retired people earning a pension income and carrying credit card and line of credit debts is growing significantly.  Unfortunately a fixed pension income can only go so far.  When you pile debt payments (including…
  • Nov 21

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?
    Bankruptcy does require than you make monthly payments which are part of the cost of declaring bankruptcy in Ontario. You will make arrangements with your bankruptcy trustee about how often you will make these payments (monthly, bi-weekly…
  • Nov 7

    Can You Leave The Country During Your Bankruptcy?

    Can You Leave The Country During Your Bankruptcy?
    There is no legal restriction preventing you from leaving the country if you have filed a bankruptcy in Ontario.  However, there are numerous situations where you are required to be physically present.  The inability to attend in…
Rank this Week: 2832

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1361

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/
  • Dec 3

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy
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  • 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
Rank this Week: 2665

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Mortgage Appraisal Fraud an Ongoing Issue

    Mortgage Appraisal Fraud an Ongoing Issue
    The issue of "accounting control fraud," also known as "mortgage appraisal fraud" has reared its ugly head once again, with a Wall Street Journal article indicating bank executives are alarmed about the issue. Reporters found from 2011…
  • Nov 28

    Top Regulator Says Banks Meant Well; Evidence Suggests Otherwise

    Top Regulator Says Banks Meant Well; Evidence Suggests Otherwise
    When Thomas J. Curry, top regulator at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, wrote an article outlining standards expected of the banking industry, he opened by noting the charitable work done by banks and insisted that CEOS never…
  • Nov 24

    OCC: Banks Need Better Risk Culture

    OCC: Banks Need Better Risk Culture
    Thomas J. Curry, now the Comptroller of the Currency in the U.S., recently penned an opinion piece on how public trust in banking, vital to a healthy economy, has largely been lost in recent years and how banks must rethink their corporate…
Rank this Week: 1407