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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
  • Aug 18

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you…

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

    Perks of Working from Home

    Perks of Working from Home
    The percentage of employees who are now working from home or another remote location is steadily increasing.  Now that you are working from home as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant you can see firsthand some of the perks of working from…
  • Jun 10

    How to Setup a Virtual Office

    How to Setup a Virtual Office
    Now that you have been certified as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant it’s time to setup your virtual office.   Even though you may be physically located a great distance away from your clients you still need to maintain the…
Rank this Week: 1478

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/
Rank this Week: 1728

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: 2077

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court
    There’s a new pilot program being started by Oklahoma’s court system that involves the use of videoconferencing for proceedings. I’m not sure how many other states use videoconferencing in their courts, but this is…
  • Jun 3

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim
    ERISA is a big, confusing piece of legislation designed to protect companies who provide health insurance and retirement plans. Overall, I don’t have any problems with ERISA, except when I have to deal with health insurance plans.…
  • Jun 2

    The “Independent” Medical Exam

    The “Independent” Medical Exam
    Many of our personal injury clients are shocked to discover that the other side wants them to subject to a medical examination during their litigation. Attorneys and courts refer to this as an “independent exam,” because a doctor…
Rank this Week: 1479

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

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

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Having spent many years as a bankruptcy lawyer in CT, I’ve found that a lot of my clients who have come into my office have at one point or another felt a sensation of being overwhelmed by their debts and cannot believe that they’ll…
  • Aug 15

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy
    After working with clients as a bankruptcy lawyer in Connecticut for over 30 years now, I have heard a good number of horror stories from clients being harassed by their creditors. It’s a little known fact by most people that you can put a…
  • Jul 1

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney
    Once you have decided to file for Bankruptcy, you will understand that it is no easy process. Even after reading a lot about it, you could be unsure of which type of Bankruptcy you should file. Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether you…
Rank this Week: 3066

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy in Alabama

    Bankruptcy in Alabama
    Bankruptcy is Federal Law, so it should be the same in every state, right? Not quite. Unfortunately for individuals in Alabama the Bankruptcy Code allows individual states to opt out of the Federal Law in one key area; that is...
Rank this Week: 4855

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors: Statute of Limitation

    Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors: Statute of Limitation
    For consumers, one of the most stressful consequences of mounting debt is creditor harassment. Stacks of letters, countless emails and even threatening phone calls can become the norm for debtors who cannot get ahead. Unfortunately, many…
  • Aug 11

    Birmingham Bankruptcy Watch: Predatory Lending in the Auto Industry

    Birmingham Bankruptcy Watch: Predatory Lending in the Auto Industry
    Since the 2008 mortgage crisis, legislators, consumer watch groups and other advocates for low-income borrowers have been paying closer attention to predatory lending techniques. While most attention has been paid to lending in the housing…
  • Aug 11

    Military Members Get $92 Million in Predatory Lending Settlement

    Military Members Get $92 Million in Predatory Lending Settlement
    Consumer advocacy groups have found that military members and their families have been the target of predatory lenders. Now more than 17,000 military personnel along with other consumers will receive $92 million in debt relief as part of a…
Rank this Week: 2681

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: 2735

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Sep 2

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida

    Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida
    Florida is known for being one of the states with the highest divorce rates. The decision to divorce your spouse should be given much thought and consideration, and it is important to be familiar with Florida law regarding divorce and whether…
  • Aug 23

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida

    Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida
    Florida legislation currently creates a presumption of permanent alimony for long-term marriages, while simultaneously creating a presumption against permanent alimony in short-term marriages. This legislation has drawn the attention…
  • Aug 12

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance
    America’s divorce rate might be on the decline for most age groups, but amongst one group it’s hitting record highs. Who’s behind the spike? Baby boomers. The divorce rate for the over-50 crowd has more than tripled in the past 20…
Rank this Week: 2694

Alvin Foreman Blog

Alvin Foreman Blog

Covers personal bankruptcy.

http://alvinforeman.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy
    Here’s a hilarious video clip from The Office (one of my favorite television comedies), demonstrating the wrong way to declare bankruptcy: Related Posts: Bankruptcy Basics Videos Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy Do I…
  • Aug 24

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy
    Here’s a valuable tip that I offer to my clients during our bankruptcy consultations: Close your checking and savings accounts if you also have outstanding loans at the same bank. Now, you may be thinking, “But I love my bank!  I’ve…
  • Jul 28

    Bankruptcy Basics Video

    Bankruptcy Basics Video
    I love documentaries.  It’s easier (and more entertaining) for me to learn something new by watching a video than by reading a book. So if you’re a visual learner like me and you’re interested in learning more about bankruptcy, check…
Rank this Week: 3934

Andrews Law Blog

Andrews Law Blog

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

http://andrewslawplc.com/Blog/
  • Aug 28

    Essential Contract Term

    Essential Contract Term
    There are some indispensable components of a contract, whether it is business, entertainment, real estate or sports related. Contrary to popular sentiment, entertainment and sports contracts are subject to the same legal concepts as all…
  • Aug 27

    Three Laws to Handling a Personal Injury Claim

    Three Laws to Handling a Personal Injury Claim
    A Few Tips to Remember When Settling a Personal Injury Claim Continue reading →The post Three Laws to Handling a Personal Injury Claim appeared first on Andrews Law, PLC.
  • Aug 8

    Most Recalled Vehicle of 2014

    Most Recalled Vehicle of 2014
    Most-Recalled Vehicle of 2014 Goes to….  If you want to increase your protection and prevent injuries you will want to know the following… There will be no red carpets or teary acceptance speeches, but the Chevy Silverado…
Rank this Week: 2126

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/
  • Aug 22

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

    “So What?” TAX REFUNDS AND CASES UNDER CHAPTER 7 & 13
    During our initial bankruptcy consultation we go out of our way to advise potential clients that they will likely be required to turnover income tax refunds to their bankruptcy trustee. Many potential clients choose to delay the filing of…
  • Jul 22

    NINTH CIRCUIT BAP PROTECTS BUSINESS OWNERS

    NINTH CIRCUIT BAP PROTECTS BUSINESS OWNERS
    The Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel recently made a ruling that will protect business owners in bankruptcy from what has long been an injustice. The Court ruled in Sachan v. Huh, 2014 WL 936803 that debts that are the result of an…
  • Nov 8

    11 U.S.C. § 523(a) and Debtor’s Prison in the United States of America.

    11 U.S.C. § 523(a) and Debtor’s Prison in the United States of America.
    So they taught you in school that there was no debtor’s prison in the great nation of the United States of America, did they? Well, of course, most school children know there’s no debtor’s prison here, but are they correct?…
Rank this Week: 3780

Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy. Published By Joseph C. McDaniel, P.C.

http://www.arizonachapter13lawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

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  • Oct 12

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel
    Joseph C. McDaniel, Esq. 1950-2011 It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write this on behalf of Joseph's staff and myself. As many of you may already know, and for those of you who may not have read or heard, Joseph C. McDaniel passed…
  • Sep 24

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!
    I have another bankruptcy blog, Bankruptcy Crossroads. And that blog has been getting a lot of attention lately! Here are the top ten bankruptcy blogposts this week in Bankruptcy Crossroads; enjoy!
Rank this Week: 4277

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • May 13

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure
    Matt Wadsworth of Arnold & Wadsworth was recently published in the peer review magazine of Attorneys at Law, a publication serving the entire state of Utah on a myriad of subjects. The article discusses a few of the civil procedure…
  • May 13

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm
    Last week, Jarom Bishop of Cragun Law Firm P.C., lost to partner, Matt Wadsworth, at a evidentiary hearing on a temporary restraining order. The case, Gusstaveson v. Gustaveson, held before Judge Dawson of the 2nd District Court in Bountiful…
  • May 13

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody
    If you’re a father looking to obtain joint or sole custody of your child or children, you are likely in need of some high-quality counsel—this can be an extremely stressful time, to say the least. When it comes to child custody…
Rank this Week: 4845

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: 4007

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Will B. Geer.

http://atlbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?
    Chapter 11 is most often associated with business bankruptcies; however, it is also a necessity for a few high-income individuals who have debt limits that surpass the Chapter 13 statutory requirements. You see, if you have more than…
  • Oct 18

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy
    Filing any type of bankruptcy will require you to attend a 341 meeting – often referred to as the meeting of creditors, though creditors rarely make an appearance.  If you filed a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee…
  • Oct 14

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?
    What Happens in a Chapter 7? Clients often ask me what happens if they get a big raise or a start a business that does really well after filing a  Chapter 7 in Atlanta. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is literally a snap-shot in time of your…
Rank this Week: 2938

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 15

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (a federal agency) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal partners for operating a “collection lawsuit mill” that…
  • Jun 18

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay
    On May 8, 2014 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals released an interesting ruling denying a claim for damages filed by Chapter 13 debtors against their mortgage company. The Lodge v. Kondaur Capital Corporation and McCalla Raymer arose when a…
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
    I recently received this email from a prospective client (“Jane”) seeking to have her student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  Do you see the problems with this case? I am permanently disabled due to cognitive decline…
Rank this Week: 1378

Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy Law news, chapter 7 and chapter 13. Published By The Law Offices of Betty Nguyen Davis, LLC

http://www.atlantabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 5

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?
    Qualifying for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Georgia Assets and income are the two most significant qualifying factors for filing file Chapter 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. A "means test" was devised under the 2005 revision of the bankruptcy code; the…
  • Apr 7

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

    How Long After Getting in a Car Accident Should I Get Medical Treatment?
    When you are injured in a car accident that was caused by another person, you should definitely seek medical attention as soon as possible in order to ensure that your personal injury claim is as strong as it can be. Making a personal…
  • Oct 14

    Personal injury exemptions under Georgia bankruptcy law

    Personal injury exemptions under Georgia bankruptcy law
    Many Atlanta personal injury attorneys have called me expressing concern when their clients filed bankruptcy and also have a pending personal injury claim. Bankruptcy certainly does complicate the process of making a claim for personal…
Rank this Week: 4230

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

AZ Bankruptcy Blog

Focused on Chapter 7 bankruptcy. By Joseph C. McDaniel.

http://www.arizonabankruptcyblog.info/
  • Nov 29

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!

    Important Bankruptcy Recap: Don't Bank where you owe Money!
    We tell clients this repeatedly. Why mention this? It's simple: If a creditor (like a bank, for instance) has direct access to your bank account (as banks often do), then you can consider your checking balance dumped into the rancor pit as…
  • Nov 18

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Jefferson County sets records in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    Jefferson County is suffering, a roughly four billion dollar debt they cannot pay is forcing them to take the road many other cities are already debating: Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.
  • Nov 8

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly

    Occupation of Phoenix not going so smoothly
    Wandering around downtown I came across the fabled Occupy Phoenix movement. It's not going as awkwardly as elsewhere, but it's clearly having issues of its own as a group.
Rank this Week: 124

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Sep 2

    The Real Costs Of Medical Debt

    The Real Costs Of Medical Debt
    For the last few years, numerous studies have linked the relationship between medical debt and bankruptcy filings. Just a few short years ago, 62% of personal Texas bankruptcy filings were caused by undue hardship brought on by medical bills.…
  • Aug 28

    Cutting Credit Card Debt

    Cutting Credit Card Debt
    Most of us carrying too much credit card debt and a the sense of regret that comes along with it. If you are looking for a way out of your credit card debt, there are several options. The key is knowing which option is best for your financial…
  • Aug 26

    Texas Bankruptcy Court Denies Celebrity Case

    Texas Bankruptcy Court Denies Celebrity Case
    For years the Texas bankruptcy court has ruled on the case and appeals of decisions related to the Anna Nicole Smith case.  Last week, the local and U.S. Supreme Court came together for, what is hoped to be, the last appeal of the case…
Rank this Week: 2168

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Aug 29

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?

    The Effect of Missed Payments in Bankruptcy or Proposal?
    As appealing as the concept sounds, when someone declares bankruptcy in Ontario, he is not suddenly released from his financial obligations without cost . There are fees and payments associated with personal bankruptcy — and…
  • Aug 22

    Where Do You File Bankruptcy If You Live in Ontario?

    Where Do You File Bankruptcy If You Live in Ontario?
    Personal bankruptcy is a formal legal process governed in Ontario, and throughout Canada, by the provisions of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA).  A requirement of the BIA is that bankruptcy is filed with a trustee licensed by the…
  • Aug 15

    Dealing With A Licensed Bankruptcy Trustee

    Dealing With A Licensed Bankruptcy Trustee
    To file a bankruptcy in Canada under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, it can only be done through a licensed Bankruptcy Trustee. If you are considering personal bankruptcy, it is important that the person you speak to is licensed to provide…
Rank this Week: 3224

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: 2078

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.bankruptcybeach.com/
  • Feb 23

    Can't We All Just Even Give Up?

    Can't We All Just Even Give Up?
    Bankruptcy Judge Wallace of the Central District of California (Riverside Division), recently entered a Memorandum Decision which declined to approve the settlement of a dischargeability action filed by a finance company against a pro se…
  • Feb 12

    The Salazar Saga Continue

    The Salazar Saga Continue
     
  • Feb 12

    Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?

    Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?
    A recent unpublished decision by Bankuptcy Judge Mann of the Southern District of California is a good quick resource for briefing dischargeability actions in her courtroom.  In Whited v. Galindo, 2012 WL 345942 (Feb. 1, 2012), S.D. Cal.…
Rank this Week: 4451

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    I can’t believe that it has been a couple years since I posted my first Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition. The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2013. I continue to see Pro Se Debtors…
  • Jan 15

    2013 Schedule for the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Desk

    2013 Schedule for the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Desk
    As many of you know, I have volunteered for a number of years at the United States Bankruptcy Court – Central District – San Fernando Valley Division in Woodland Hills at the Bankruptcy “Self-Help Desk.” In 2010, I was…
  • Dec 26

    Don’t Wait For Your Wages to Actually Be Garnished Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Don’t Wait For Your Wages to Actually Be Garnished Before Filing Bankruptcy
    The path to filing bankruptcy often includes debtors who are being sued and having their wages garnished. Many debtors get served with a lawsuit to which they don’t respond. You shouldn’t do this by the way. If you don’t…
Rank this Week: 2712

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Aug 19

    Personal Bankruptcy and Business Ownership: What You Need to Know

    Personal Bankruptcy and Business Ownership: What You Need to Know
    If you file personal bankruptcy, it can take a significant toll on any business ownership in your name, depending on how the business was legally organized and the type of bankruptcy petition filed with the court. Under United States…
  • Aug 13

    I Just Received a Motion for Relief from Stay: What Do I Do?

    I Just Received a Motion for Relief from Stay: What Do I Do?
    A consumer facing a insurmountable financial burden many times pursue either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides a consumer relief in the form of what is known as a discharge from a good portion of his or…
  • Jul 16

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot
      The Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) slapped Ace cash express with a $5 million dollar fine and ordered $5 million in restitution and refunds to borrowers. The CFPB found that “Ace used false threats, intimidation, and harassing…
Rank this Week: 2356

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: 4747

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: 2922

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/
  • Aug 29

    Payday Lender

    Payday Lender
    Here is a very amusing and outraged report on “payday lenders” from John Oliver, the British reporter who apprenticed with Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert. He’s accurate in presenting the problem: desperate and unthinking…
  • Jul 31

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you
    I love having my 18-year-old daughter work in my law firm.  She’s smart and motivated.  She gets to see law in action.  She’s done wonders for my website, and she gets the mail out. She keeps a timesheet.  I…
  • Jul 30

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of
    Bankruptcy works in unexpected ways.  That’s how a colleague sells his potential clients on hiring him to get a discharge in bankruptcy.  And he’s right. My client opened a fast-food restaurant with a partner in 2008 and…
Rank this Week: 3275

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 1689

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
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 54

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…
  • 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…
  • Dec 8

    Can you Discharge Domestic Support Obligations in Bankruptcy?

    Can you Discharge Domestic Support Obligations in Bankruptcy?
    One of the most common reasons a person files bankruptcy is because he or she recently got divorced. The parties that previously shared two incomes for one house, one light bill, and one phone bill now have to pay for two houses, two light…
Rank this Week: 3557

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Covers the BAPCPA, bankruptcy, circuit splits, code statutory interpretation, and recent case law developments. By the Coleman Law Firm.

http://www.bankruptcylitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 649

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 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

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

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
  • Jul 23

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
Rank this Week: 1342

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 31

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
  • 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…
  • May 16

    Gay Couples and Bankruptcy in Texa

    Gay Couples and Bankruptcy in Texa
    It’s a fact that Texas does not recognize gay marriage. It’s also a fact that there are countless gay couples in Texas. I have no idea how many of those couples are struggling financially, but I know our office has represented a…
Rank this Week: 4717

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
  • May 20

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett
    Recently I ran across someone who wanted to make just about the worst mistake possible for a Massachusetts resident who has just filed for bankruptcy protection. She wanted to sign a reaffirmation agreement on a leased car. Why is that such a…
Rank this Week: 788

BankruptcyBlogger.org

BankruptcyBlogger.org

Covers consumer bankruptcy information and news. By Leon Bayer.

http://www.bankruptcyblogger.org/
Rank this Week: 3867

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt collection.

http://www.bankruptcyhq.com/blog
  • Jan 2

    Starting the New Year Off Debt Free With Bankruptcy

    Starting the New Year Off Debt Free With Bankruptcy
    It’s a new year and a new you! But what if your new year is already feeling weighed down by the debt that was plaguing you last year? Filing bankruptcy may be able to help you truly start this year off with a financial fresh start. If…
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding

    Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding
    Although I spent years working as a bankruptcy paralegal at one of the nation’s largest firm I rarely saw bankruptcy cases that involved adversary proceedings. Perhaps that is why they were always so interesting to me. Not many people…
  • Sep 15

    Reasons Your Bankruptcy Could be Denied

    Reasons Your Bankruptcy Could be Denied
    Many people who file bankruptcy are unaware of the fact that their case could be denied. Most debtors just assume that the court will grant them the bankruptcy they desire as long as they meet all of the eligibility requirements. This,…
Rank this Week: 1572

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Feb 3

    2014 Enhancements of California’s Anti-Deficiency Statutes Give Added Protections to Foreclosed Homeowner

    2014 Enhancements of California’s Anti-Deficiency Statutes Give Added Protections to Foreclosed Homeowner
    With the new year California homeowners who might suffer a foreclosure now will have enhanced protections against mortgage lenders or debt buyers trying to collect on a foreclosed first mortgage or sold-out junior mortgage. Senate Bill 426,…
  • Dec 31

    In re Flores: Bad for Chapter 13 debtors, Bad for Chapter 13 Creditors Too

    In re Flores: Bad for Chapter 13 debtors, Bad for Chapter 13 Creditors Too
    2013 saw several major judicial shifts affecting bankruptcy law, and one decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affects how Chapter 13 bankruptcy plans are proposed and confirmed in profound ways. In August of this year, the Ninth…
  • May 8

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Scam

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Scam
    In its first-ever criminal referral, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal consumer watchdog agency mandated by Dodd-Frank, has referred a case for criminal prosecution against a debt settlement company, Mission Settlement…
Rank this Week: 4939

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 5

    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy

    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy
    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy 1. Financial Obligations Filing for either bankruptcy or divorce involves complicated financial issues. When these two legal filings intersect, the issues can become even more…
  • Mar 4

    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy?

    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy?
    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy? Evan Bornmann Youtube Video Video Transcription Bankruptcy Client: “I want to surrender my home in my bankruptcy. When do I have to move out? Evan Bornmann, Attorney at The Bornmann Law Group:…
  • Mar 4

    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy?

    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy?
    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy? Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy? Youtube Video Video Transcription Bankruptcy Client: “What bankruptcy forms do I need and where can I find them? Ryan Willard, Paralegal…
Rank this Week: 3606

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Published by Law Offices of D. Lev, PC

http://www.bostonbankruptcyattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
    With a slow economic recovery and persistently high unemployment rates, bankruptcy may be a good option for some people. Since each person's situation is unique, perhaps the one universally true statement about personal bankruptcy is that it…
  • Jun 1

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge
    Nadya Suleman, known in the media as the "Octomom," recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, claiming up to $1 million in debt owed to twenty-one creditors.
  • Nov 21

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie
    The loss of a job is always devastating, throwing one's life into disarray and uncertainty. It can also be a major factor in the decision to seek personal bankruptcy. As the economy continues to sputter along for many people, these concerns…
Rank this Week: 4036

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Bankruptcy, Stress and Consequences for Youth

    Bankruptcy, Stress and Consequences for Youth
    According to US Courts, there were 9,576 personal Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings in 2013 in Massachusetts.  Those people got a “fresh start” under the law.  Unfortunately, they might have received something else…
  • Jun 27

    Social Security And Bankruptcy

    Social Security And Bankruptcy
    Is Social Security considered as an asset in bankruptcy? No. Your Social Security income is not considered an asset. Social Security is not factored into your Means Test either. Even if you have built up a huge “asset” of…
  • Jun 24

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy
    One of the most common questions we get asked by our Boston bankruptcy clients is:  what will happen to my credit if I file for bankruptcy?  Our website has the answer to how the credit reporting agencies score your credit. …
Rank this Week: 1470

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
  • Aug 29

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?
    To start it helps to understand the purpose behind statutes of limitations. They are policy decisions by state legislatures intended to limit how long a person or business can pursue someone in court on certain kinds of legal claim before the…
  • Aug 15

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy
    REFINANCING YOUR MORTGAGE AFTER FILING BANKRUPTCY Contrary to a common misunderstanding, filing bankruptcy can often improve your credit record instead of harm it. This is true for a number of reasons but mostly because while having…
  • Jul 31

    Reaffirming a Mortgage in California -What Are the Advantages and Disadvantage

    Reaffirming a Mortgage in California -What Are the Advantages and Disadvantage
    A couple months ago I discussed why My Mortgage Company Is Not Sending Me Statements After Bankruptcy, and why My Credit Report Does Not Show Mortgage Payments After Bankruptcy. Both of these situations are related to the reality that in…
Rank this Week: 4031

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/
  • Aug 29

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be
    Reno Fernandez is pleased to host a panel of bankruptcy judges and attorneys to speak on involuntary bankruptcy cases over lunch at the City Club for the BASF Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. …
  • Jul 21

    Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Luncheon

    Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Luncheon
    This Thursday, July 24, 2014, Reno Fernandez is pleased to host a panel of sitting judges of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, who will speak over lunch at the City Club for the BASF…
  • Jun 29

    Military, Veterans and Other Overlooked Exemption

    Military, Veterans and Other Overlooked Exemption
    Did you know that a military soldier's deposits to savings accounts while on permanent duty abroad are fully exempt?  10 U.S.C. §1035(d) provides that: An amount deposited under this section, with interest thereon, is exempt…
Rank this Week: 4136