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713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 14

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money
    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money From TV ads to word-of-mouth, there are numerous ways to market your law firm to prospective clients. A firm may spend thousands of dollars per year on different marketing channels, all while…
  • Oct 7

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy
    Head over to 713training.com to read our latest article.  You will learn tips and tricks to help you  when you prepare bankruptcy petitions. The post Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy appeared first on…
  • Jun 29

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
Rank this Week: 4687

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.lickerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Student Loan Lawsuit

    Student Loan Lawsuit
    We meet people almost every day that have large student loan payments.  Unfortunately, as we have discussed in the past, most student loans are not dischargeable.  While the payments can be made through a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy,…
  • Feb 22

    Bankruptcy and Continuing Medical Care

    Bankruptcy and Continuing Medical Care
    When considering filing for bankruptcy there are a number of factors to evaluate. Many of our clients are facing serious financial and emotional losses, perhaps even including foreclosure of a home or repossession of a vehicle. We can help…
  • Feb 12

    Why Can the Trustee Require me to Turn over my Income Tax Refund?

    Why Can the Trustee Require me to Turn over my Income Tax Refund?
    Often we receive inquiries as to why the trustee in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case is requesting a debtor's income tax refund.  The client will call and state that they received word that their trustee filed a notice stating he is taking an…
Rank this Week: 3618

ABI's BAPCPA Blog

ABI's BAPCPA Blog

Covers the implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) as its provisions are interpreted and applied by the courts. By Kyzyak Tropin & Throckmorton.

http://bapcpa.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Appeal of "Debt Relief Agency" Decision Dismissed for Lack of Standing

    Appeal of "Debt Relief Agency" Decision Dismissed for Lack of Standing
    Within hours after the main provisions of BAPCPA became effective on October 17, 2005, a Bankruptcy Court in Georgia issued a sua sponte order entitled "In re Attorneys at Law and Debt Relief Agencies" which determined that attorneys are not…
  • Oct 12

    Catching Up on BAPCPA Decision

    Catching Up on BAPCPA Decision
    A slow recovery from summer vacation has caused BAPCPA Blog to fall behind on our mission in keeping track of decisions interpreting the BAPCPA amendments. In the interest of getting current, we will be starting a new program: on a weekly…
  • Aug 18

    Another Partial Blow to Constitutionality of BAPCPA "Debt Relief Agency" Rule

    Another Partial Blow to Constitutionality of BAPCPA "Debt Relief Agency" Rule
    Another court has joined the fray in addressing the constitutionality of the BAPCPA provisions regulating "debt relief agencies." In Olsen v. Gonzales, Case No. 05-6365-HO (D. Or. 8/11/06), an Oregon District Court has held unconstitutional…
Rank this Week: 2368

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

http://www.actionadvocacy.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Bankruptcy of Ford, Heinz and Hershey

    Bankruptcy of Ford, Heinz and Hershey
    Today we’re going to look at 3 giants of the American economy who declared bankruptcy. One giant started his life as a watch-maker. This watch-maker pioneered a revolution in transportation and indeed his contribution is still with us…
  • Oct 11

    Rembrandt, Morris and Jay Cooke

    Rembrandt, Morris and Jay Cooke
    Today we’re going to take a look at 3 celebrity bankruptcies who were very successful during their time but had to rebound from catastrophes or reversals of fortune; to go on and again achieve great success. It goes to show you that…
  • Oct 10

    Bankruptcy of John Connally

    Bankruptcy of John Connally
    Today our featured celebrity that declared bankruptcy is John Connolly. John Connally is certainly an Irish name. We might think of John Connolly the Irish author, who wrote about a former police office who became a detective hunting for the…
Rank this Week: 3289

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Alabama, along with debt management and budgeting help. By Richard L. Collins.

http://www.alabamabankruptcyblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

    5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do
    Below I am linking an article by Amy Fontinelle with a good summary of what debt collectors are not supposed to be doing. If you are having these issues with a debt collector, you may have a Fair Debt Collection...
  • Apr 9

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy
    Many of the clients I meet with believe that if they file bankruptcy, they will lose all their stuff, i.e. cars, house, etc. About the same number of clients believe that if they file bankruptcy they can keep the stuff...
  • Feb 1

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?
    Yes. All collection attempts by creditors are to stop as soon as your bankruptcy is filed. When your bankruptcy is filed the "automatic stay" goes into place. This prohibits debt collectors from making any effort to collect any debt…
Rank this Week: 1231

Albuquerque Law Blog

Albuquerque Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and criminal law issues. and By Baca, Findlay, & Dziak, LLC.

http://www.abqlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic
    The following is a post by Eric Balaster a friend of mine, he is the co-founder of Pure Nootropics, where he writes extensively on the subject of nootropics through his company blog. In the law profession, there is down time contrasted with…
  • Jul 24

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?
    As a New Mexico bankruptcy lawyer, I'm often asked which type of bankruptcy is the best. The real question is which type of bankruptcy is best for the particular individual's situation. Here are a few thoughts about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13…
  • Jul 4

    Battered Woman Syndrome

    Battered Woman Syndrome
    The following is a post by my law partner Keith Findlay. Keith is an Albuquerque divorce lawyer, that handles various family law issues for clients throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico. Women have had and do have in parts of the world…
Rank this Week: 3528

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 4

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida
    Most depictions of stepparents in the media present callous individuals who detest any children from the first marriage. This image of the cruel stepparent diminishes the many caring and healthy relationships shared between stepchildren and…
  • Aug 1

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce
    Having and raising a family while being an active member of the military is no easy task. Being away from one’s children and spouse during the long periods of deployment is hard because this parent misses out on a lot of childhood…
  • Jul 27

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse
    When someone starts contemplating divorce, a number of considerations must be factored into the final decision. For spouses who chose to pause their career in favor of raising children, the financial implications of divorce cannot be…
Rank this Week: 3426

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

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

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • May 26

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller
    The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard…
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
Rank this Week: 1782

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/
  • Jul 14

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!
    The attorneys in our firm have over 100 combined years of practicing law in the arena of bankruptcy. We’ve heard different stories from prospective clients and we have met with some disturbing proposals. These disturbing proposals…
  • Jul 14

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!
    The attorneys in our firm have over 100 combined years of practicing law in the arena of bankruptcy. We’ve heard different stories from prospective clients and we have met with some disturbing proposals. These disturbing proposals…
  • Jul 14

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!
    The attorneys in our firm have over 100 combined years of practicing law in the arena of bankruptcy. We’ve heard different stories from prospective clients and we have met with some disturbing proposals. These disturbing proposals…
Rank this Week: 4325

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action
    When a lender forecloses on a mortgage and sells the property, it sometimes happens that the sale price does not cover the entire mortgaged amount. For example, you owe the bank $250,000 but the home only sells for $200,000 at auction. The…
  • Jun 15

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest
    Millions of Americans rely on their driver’s license to legally drive to and from work, school, the grocery store, and other destinations. Losing it after a DUI arrest can be inconvenient at best, and life-changing at the worst. The DUI…
  • Jun 10

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For
    The phone is ringing again, but you don’t pick up because you’re pretty sure who it is: that collection agency that’s been chasing you for overdue credit card or loan payments. You offered to do a payment arrangement, but…
Rank this Week: 3554

Arrow Law Group

Arrow Law Group

Covers bankruptcy law and opinions.

http://blog.arrowlawgroup.com/
  • Jan 15

    I AM MONTHS BEHIND ON MY MORTGAGE -- WHAT DO I DO?

    I AM MONTHS BEHIND ON MY MORTGAGE -- WHAT DO I DO?
    I've realized that before people come to see me, they have already consulted with numerous people "in the industry"--and most of the time, the information they receive is incomplete or flat out wrong. This is because the first…
  • Jul 28

    What to do when you are facing forclosure. (Washington State)

    What to do when you are facing forclosure. (Washington State)
    Lately, there has been this craze that we are somehow over this foreclosure mess. Yes, I admit that we have had a few good months of real estate sale; real estate inventory is low compared to the number of buyers. This doe not mean that the…
  • Jun 14

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy
    Many folks have asked me why an attorney will make a difference when filing for bankruptcy. Honestly, it might not make a difference depending on your circumstance. I've seen lots of bankruptcy filed without attorneys and they turn out just…
Rank this Week: 3211

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Aug 3

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision
    A 2017 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court most likely represents a significant weakening to a consumer protection provision contained in Georgia’s home foreclosure law. Georgia law allows what is known as a non-judicial foreclosure.…
  • Jul 24

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    When your Chapter 13 plan is confirmed, it means that the bankruptcy judge assigned to your case has formally approved your plan of reorganization and all creditors are bound to the terms of your plan. In the Northern District of Georgia, a…
  • Jul 5

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
Rank this Week: 2247

Avoidance Action Update Blog

Avoidance Action Update Blog

By A Bayard, P.A. Covers preference actions, fraudulent transfers and everything else under the bankruptcy code's avoidance statutes.

http://avoidanceactionupdate.bayardlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1987

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    14 Mistakes Men Make in Divorce

    14 Mistakes Men Make in Divorce
    When a person is in the middle of an emotional time, it can be difficult to make good, long-term decisions. A divorce is the very definition of an emotional time, and plenty of divorced people have lived to regret decisions made in the heat…
  • Aug 2

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    It has been another impactful first half of the year for the Ayo & Iken law firm as our attorneys continue to fight for their clients facing difficult times, dealing with everything from freeing a client unfairly jailed to keeping a…
  • Jun 12

    Want a Bad Idea? Stay Together for the Kid

    Want a Bad Idea? Stay Together for the Kid
    Dinnertime is increasingly strained and the kids are pretty sure mom and dad don’t like one another all that much. There’s no small talk going on, no laughing at private jokes, no acknowledgement of one another’s days, even…
Rank this Week: 1703

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Aug 9

    Cash-out Refinance Preventing Bankruptcy

    Cash-out Refinance Preventing Bankruptcy
    When considering bankruptcy, you may encounter unique and creative ways to protect your assets and prevent declaring bankruptcy. Sometimes these methods work and in other cases they delay the need to declare bankruptcy. Cash-out refinancing…
  • Aug 2

    Insolvency vs. Bankruptcy

    Insolvency vs. Bankruptcy
    Insolvency is a term that can be used to describe having more debts than assets or not being able to pay debts when they are due. Insolvency takes on a slightly different meaning when discussing taxes. When a person has had a debt canceled…
  • Aug 1

    Cramdowns in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Cramdowns in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    When filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, you may be able to reduce the principle balance of a debt to the value of the property it is secured by. This reduction in debt is known as a “cramdown” and can be a valuable instrument in…
Rank this Week: 2521

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and…

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and ugly

Advice, comments and discussions about consumer bankruptcy. Some of the discussions are for laymen and others for lawyers.

http://www.dianedrain.com
  • Aug 14

    Wells Fargo Pays $108 Million for “Allegedly” Overcharged Veteran

    Wells Fargo Pays $108 Million for “Allegedly” Overcharged Veteran
    Related Post New Round of Defaults of Mortgages in 2015 and 201... Mortgage Modification Fraud Short Sale and Foreclosure Frauds Continue Court Finds Wells Fargo Obligated to Follow HAMP Richard S. Berry aka Why Pay a Lawyer – indi...…
  • Aug 14

    Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend

    Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend
    Related Post OCWEN Slammed With $2 Billion Settlement The post Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Aug 7

    Did Navient Illegally Over-charge Student Loan Borrowers?

    Did Navient Illegally Over-charge Student Loan Borrowers?
    The post Did Navient Illegally Over-charge Student Loan Borrowers? appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
Rank this Week: 256

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Aug 11

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…
    I have been meeting with people for many years – reviewing their situation, discussing the issues that have caused them to fall into a debt crisis, and looking at the options that will best suit their situation. Sometimes people come in…
  • Jul 14

    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, carrying credit cards, and line of credit debts is growing significantly. Unfortunately a fixed pension income can only go so far.  When you pile debt payments (including…
  • Jun 9

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor
    Every two years Licensed Insolvency firm Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. publishes a study on the average insolvent person in Ontario. Their study highlights vulnerable groups who are more prone to becoming insolvent, and identifies…
Rank this Week: 2427

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Offers up-to-date information on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.bankruptcylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2366

Bankruptcy Beach

Bankruptcy Beach

Covers bankruptcy from a creditor's point of view, focusing on developments in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Dean T. Kirby, Jr.

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

    Creating a Blanket Lien – A New Case Shows the Importance of Syntax

    Creating a Blanket Lien – A New Case Shows the Importance of Syntax
    How should collateral be described in a “blanket” security agreement? The goal is to include all of the debtor’s personal property. But using the term “all assets” or a similar phrase in a collateral description…
  • Dec 30

    HEY HO! TRUSTEES MAY NOT BE “DEBT COLLECTORS” UNDER THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

    HEY HO! TRUSTEES MAY NOT BE “DEBT COLLECTORS” UNDER THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a split decision subject to a dissent, has held that the trustee under a California deed of trust does not, by performing the statutory foreclosure requirements, become a “debt collector”…
  • Jan 28

    Alternative A v. Alternative B – Can the Imperfect Attain Perfection?

    Alternative A v. Alternative B – Can the Imperfect Attain Perfection?
    California’s current legislative session has just gotten under way, and coming soon will be a bill to amend Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs security interests in personal property.  This package of…
Rank this Week: 1045

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • May 3

    Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition 2017

    Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition 2017
    The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2017. Filing for bankruptcy can be stressful and completing your own bankruptcy petition can seem challenging at first, but with the help of this sample…
  • Dec 8

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    How to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy starts with your bankruptcy petition. This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2016. It will help you Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy…
  • May 24

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2015. Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy the contents of the above Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition verbatim. It should be…
Rank this Week: 4433

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 14

    Filing Bankruptcy: Which Chapter Do You File?

    Filing Bankruptcy: Which Chapter Do You File?
    Every year, numerous Americans turn to bankruptcy as a means to find relief from insurmountable debt. These individuals, couples, and businesses come from all walks of life, and their financial situations are always unique. Because…
  • Aug 11

    Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You

    Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You
    When an individual or couple files for bankruptcy, they are required to disclose all of their assets in their petition. It is important for filers to remember that they must be 100 percent truthful when disclosing assets and that they…
  • Aug 7

    Understanding Your Plan of Reorganization for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Understanding Your Plan of Reorganization for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy, also known as "reorganization bankruptcy," is a bankruptcy plan that allows corporations, partnerships and individuals to reorganize their finances and restructure their debt. Unlike Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases,…
Rank this Week: 3387

Bankruptcy Case Law

Bankruptcy Case Law

Features bankruptcy opinions from around the country. By Rachel Lynn Foley.

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

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466
    Court grants motion to dismiss pursuant to § 707(b)(3) based on totality of the circumstances of Debtors’ financial situation and bad faith. Court discusses standards applicable and the factors to consider under each of the two…
  • Mar 2

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466
    Court found that the state court judgment, which was a default judgment rendered as a sanction for debtor’s failure to comply with discovery orders, was a judgment on the merits and, therefore, the doctrine of collateral estoppel was…
  • Feb 21

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100
    Two questions are presented:1. Whether the Ninth Circuit's construction of "willfully" under section 1681n of FCRA impermissibly permits a finding of willfulness to be based upon nothing more than negligence, gross negligence, or a completely…
Rank this Week: 1197

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Covers news, commentary and analysis on bankruptcy fraud. By Wayne D. Holly.

http://bankruptcyfraud.typepad.com/bankruptcy_fraud_resource/
  • Mar 16

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea
    Updating a story we reported here, Margaret Diekemper was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in the Southern District of Illinois following a plea agreement reached with the…
  • Jan 18

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge
    According to this Wisconsin State Journal article, Ismail Beciri was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with four counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements after a federal agents searched…
  • Jan 4

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 1294

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/
  • May 26

    Could I go to Jail?

    Could I go to Jail?
    My client’s shaking, horrified. She lied on her tax return and worries the IRS will find out when they open the audit.  She thinks she’ll end up in handcuffs if she even talks to the IRS.  She won’t.  …
  • May 17

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client
    The IRS is woefully understaffed: in IRS offices across the country staffing is down 7 to 41% and not one office has seen an increase. Complicated correspondence is not answered timely, or sometimes at all. I have a large collection of…
  • May 14

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock
    Most people don’t know that the IRS stops trying to collect on tax debt after 10 years. This 10-year clock can be valuable to people who owe back taxes from several years ago. The statute of limitation on collecting tax owed is at 26…
Rank this Week: 2663

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

By the Bankruptcy Group.

http://thebklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    The 5 Most Common Reasons People File Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA

    The 5 Most Common Reasons People File Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA
    Millions of people file for bankruptcy each year in the United States. California is no exception, with nearly 72,000 cases filed statewide in 2016 alone. Over 14,000 of those cases were filed in Sacramento, peaking during March when more…
  • Aug 11

    3 of the Most Common Reasons Companies File Chapter 11 in California

    3 of the Most Common Reasons Companies File Chapter 11 in California
    There are several types of bankruptcy in California, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and, as this article will focus on, Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While individuals can file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in rare circumstances,…
  • Aug 10

    How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit in California?

    How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit in California?
    The two most common types of bankruptcy in California are Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a fast process that involves liquidation of property, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a longer procedure where debtors make monthly payments to keep their property…
Rank this Week: 2041

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 2705

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 62

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

By Radha Rothrock.

http://bankruptcylawyercapecoralblog.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
    Not all debts are discharged in bankruptcy.  The scope of your discharge depends on the type of bankruptcy you file.  If a debt is not discharged, you have to repay the debt even if you file bankruptcy. Section 523(a) of the United…
  • Jan 11

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
    Not all debts are discharged in bankruptcy.  The scope of your discharge depends on the type of bankruptcy you file.  If a debt is not discharged, you have to repay the debt even if you file bankruptcy. Section 523(a) of the United…
  • Dec 15

    Can you Keep a Credit Card when you file Bankruptcy?

    Can you Keep a Credit Card when you file Bankruptcy?
    The fear that many people have when filing bankruptcy is that they will be unable to use a credit card while in bankruptcy. Especially for travel, having a credit card is often necessary. If you file bankruptcy, you have no legal right to…
Rank this Week: 2382

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Aug 9

    4 Reasons To Keep Time Records No One Discusse

    4 Reasons To Keep Time Records No One Discusse
    Mention keeping time records to a bankruptcy lawyer and you’re likely met with expressions of utter revulsion. I swear that all too many assert that the major appeal of being a bankruptcy lawyer is precisely that they don’t have…
  • Jul 31

    Getting Started In Bankruptcy Law

    Getting Started In Bankruptcy Law
    Everyone new to bankruptcy needs a guide to this specialized legal realm. Just as you can’t tell the players without a scorecard, it’s hard to make heads or tails of bankruptcy law when it’s new to you. Jon Hayes has what…
  • Jul 26

    Tax Audit Aftermath-Did You Tell The State?

    Tax Audit Aftermath-Did You Tell The State?
    One of the bedrock pieces of the discharge of taxes in in bankruptcy is the requirement to have filed a return. No return, no discharge of that year’s taxes. But it gets more nuanced:  in California when the feds audit the debtor…
Rank this Week: 4473

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 15

    Read Issue #149 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #149 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #149) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
  • Aug 15

    Read Issue #148 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #148 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #148) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
  • Aug 15

    News Headlines for Aug 15, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 15, 2017
    Creditors Seek Bankruptcy for SpeedVegas Racetrack ,The Uber Dilemma – Stratechery by Ben Thompson ,Credit agency warns of bankruptcy risk for Dallas County Schools ,Change in tune from iHeartMedia creditor ,Surprise dismissal of…
Rank this Week: 17

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Jul 6

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier — and less accurate

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier — and less accurate
    Starting July 1, 2017, important rules for credit reporting agencies have changed, and the changes may have a big impact on both the curious consumer who just wants to check his score, and the debtor seriously thinking about filing for…
  • May 24

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court
    Midland Funding, the giant California-based debt buyer, narrowly escaped judgment in the United States Supreme Court in May 2017, when the nation’s highest justices ruled 5-3 that they couldn’t be sued by a bankrupt debtor for…
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
Rank this Week: 4813

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt collection.

http://www.bankruptcyhq.com/blog
  • Jul 4

    What is Chapter 7

    What is Chapter 7
    Bankruptcy Definition Bankruptcy refers to a legal procedure established under the federal law and enshrined in the United States constitution. It allows people who cannot pay their debts to ignore their legal obligations to repay their…
  • Jul 1

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Rule

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Rule
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Definition Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a type of bankruptcy that allows individuals to draft a repayment plan to pay off all or part of their debts to their creditors. It gives individuals a chance to reorganize their…
  • Jul 1

    Who Can File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Who Can File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy under the United States Bankruptcy code is also known as a wage earner’s plan. It enables individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts. In this chapter of the bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 1453

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3661

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

Focuses on bankruptcy planning, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filing options, advice on wage garnishments and repossessions, bankruptcy law and advice for those that are experiencing extreme financial difficulty. By the Bornmann Law Group.

http://bankruptcy-az.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Financial Resolutions for 2017

    Financial Resolutions for 2017
    Financial Resolutions for 2017 We are well into 2017, over halfway through the first quarter. How are you doing on those resolutions, Arizona? Many of us are forced to admit that we aren’t doing so well, but it isn’t too late.…
  • Mar 27

    Financial Resolutions for 2017

    Financial Resolutions for 2017
    Financial Resolutions for 2017 We are well into 2017, over halfway through the first quarter. How are you doing on those resolutions, Arizona? Many of us are forced to admit that we aren’t doing so well, but it isn’t too…
  • Sep 27

    Can Filing my Tax Returns Late Affect My Bankruptcy?

    Can Filing my Tax Returns Late Affect My Bankruptcy?
    Can Filing my Tax Returns Late Affect My Bankruptcy? Filing for bankruptcy in Glendale is not an easy thing to decide. But getting your finances back in order is the best way to getting your life back on track. There are many factors that…
Rank this Week: 4586

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity
    How far can an attorney go in seeking relief for his or her client?  Can he draft and file misleading pleadings and argue the wrong law before the Bankruptcy (or any) Court?  Twice? The Bankruptcy Court Rules Against A Deceptive…
  • Jan 17

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?
    Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every…
  • Sep 29

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
Rank this Week: 427

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1748

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/
Rank this Week: 3119

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
  • Jul 6

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy
    As a bankruptcy lawyer I want to help my clients resolve their financial situation and eliminate their debts. One of the largest frustrations I encounter is when a client can't use the bankruptcy laws nearly as well because of actions he or…
  • Jun 26

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay
    WHAT IS THE "AUTOMATIC STAY"? The "automatic stay" is one of the most valuable benefits of filing bankruptcy. This law makes just about every act of a creditor to collect a debt illegal once you file a bankruptcy case. See Section 362 of the…
  • May 31

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7
    THE FACTS Maria Rivera filed a Chapter 7 case in the Santa Ana Division of the bankruptcy court. She included among her debts $9,905 owed to the Orange County Probation Department for costs related to her son's involuntary juvenile…
Rank this Week: 3188

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 3891

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 543

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 2236

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Oct 30

    How to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy
    After you get your bankruptcy discharge—the order stating that you no longer owe your debts—there are some simple things you can do to improve your credit score. For most people, the purpose of filing bankruptcy is to improve…
  • Oct 6

    Surrendering Property in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan

    Surrendering Property in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan
    If you have secured debt and you’re filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan, it’s important to understand what it means to “surrender” property. Treatment of Secured Creditors in Chapter 13 A secured claim is a claim in…
  • Jun 1

    We’re Moving!

    We’re Moving!
    We’ve been at our current location for five years now, but effective June 13, we’ll be relocating to 103 Grandview Drive, Suite B, in Summerville. We’ve shared space with the Steinberg Law Firm since 2008 and will continue…
Rank this Week: 4607

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Court Case Demonstrates How Bankruptcy Can Be Used To Evade Creditor

    Court Case Demonstrates How Bankruptcy Can Be Used To Evade Creditor
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?” We like to think that when someone takes the big step of filing for bankruptcy, they do so only when it’s absolutely necessary.…
  • Jun 10

    Can a state file for bankruptcy?

    Can a state file for bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Will I lose my property if I file for bankruptcy?” We all know what bankruptcy is intended for, to help people or companies get back on their feet financially by eliminating…
  • May 10

    Affordable Care Act and the drop in personal bankruptcy filing

    Affordable Care Act and the drop in personal bankruptcy filing
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?” Anyone who follows the news even a little bit has likely run across an article discussing either the merits or failings of the…
Rank this Week: 2640

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4291

Clear Counsel Legal Blog

Clear Counsel Legal Blog

Covers legal, current events in Nevada and throughout the country.

http://www.clearcounsel.com/legal-blog/
Rank this Week: 1650