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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
  • Apr 15

    Best way to Bill Attorney

    Best way to Bill Attorney
    One of the questions we frequently get asked by VBAs at www.713Training.com is- What is the best way to bill Attorneys that we are preparing petitions for?  In the past we would bill attorneys twice a month and just wait for…
  • Mar 18

    The 5 most common credit mistakes to avoid after bankruptcy

    The 5 most common credit mistakes to avoid after bankruptcy
    After bankruptcy there is a rebuilding period of your finances.  Here are some things to keep in mind going forward to help the process.  Overcharging is the primary cause of credit problems.  However there are some other…
  • Feb 4

    Upcoming Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar

    Upcoming Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar
    We invite you to check out 713Training’s Upcoming Seminar for VBA’s, Bankruptcy Attorney’s and their Staff.  This is a Great Opportunity to sharpen you and your staff’s skills regarding Chapter 7 and Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 873

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/
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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: 1930

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    Oklahoma’s Unfavorable Personal Injury Evidence Code

    Oklahoma’s Unfavorable Personal Injury Evidence Code
    Back in 2011, Oklahoma’s legislators eagerly passed “tort reform” actions to protect Oklahoma’s citizens from higher medical bills. In my opinion, all of the tort reform laws harm Oklahoma’s own…
  • Mar 10

    Asleep and Distracted at the Wheel

    Asleep and Distracted at the Wheel
    Distracted and drowsy drivers cause a significant number of injuries and deaths each year. Don't let yourself be a part of the problem.
  • Feb 20

    So You Want to be a Landlord (or Tenant)

    So You Want to be a Landlord (or Tenant)
    Landlord-tenant law in Oklahoma is pretty “cut-and-dried.” Title 41 of the Oklahoma Statutes outlines the dos and don’ts of the landlord tenant relationship. Our office routinely gets questioned from landlords and from…
Rank this Week: 1436

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: 1054

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: 2491

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Filing Bankruptcy After Foreclosure

    Filing Bankruptcy After Foreclosure
    For most Americans, a home purchase is the largest purchase and investment in a lifetime. In the event of a job loss, divorce, medical injury, or death, a change in finances can make it difficult or impossible to keep your family home. While…
  • Apr 14

    Consumer Debt in Alabama: Five Steps to Confronting Your Creditor

    Consumer Debt in Alabama: Five Steps to Confronting Your Creditor
    Debt collectors can be more than aggressive—in some cases they become belligerent, commit repeated harassment, and break the law. To protect your rights, it is important to know when a debt collector has crossed the line. While it is…
  • Apr 6

    Overcoming Student Loans Through Bankruptcy

    Overcoming Student Loans Through Bankruptcy
    Debts that can be discharged through bankruptcy generally include unsecured liabilities such as medical expenses, credit card debt, or utility bills. Even though student loans are technically unsecured, they do not fall under the normal…
Rank this Week: 3734

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…
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All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Oct 8

    Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will either retain or surrender your secured property. You will probably have to sign a reaffirmation agreement if you are going to keep your property, for example, your vehicle and your home. The reaffirmation…
  • Aug 6

    Use of Annuities to Improve How Alimony Work

    Use of Annuities to Improve How Alimony Work
    All Family Law Group, P.A., is collaborating with The Planning Partners* to help our divorcing clients to improve their chances for an alimony settlement beneficial to both parties.  Annuity contracts can provide a combination of either more…
  • Aug 2

    Is an Income Deduction Order transferable to another employer?

    Is an Income Deduction Order transferable to another employer?
    Question from AVVO.com: She quit her last job as a paralegal for a personal injury lawyer to get out of the Income Withholding order. The income withholding order was just done couple months ago with the employers name on it. Can I send that…
Rank this Week: 3817

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: 3322

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/
  • Apr 16

    What does an entertainment lawyer do?

    What does an entertainment lawyer do?
    Entertainment law generally involves motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and theatre. These industries have special financial, tax and business considerations that involve many areas of law including copyright, trademark, trade…
  • Apr 8

    Why an Entertainment Attorney or Manager

    Why an Entertainment Attorney or Manager
    This is by no means a comprehensive discussion of the value of an attorney or manager to one's entertainment ventures. However, this is a quick note to one considering whether one is necessary when venturing into the entertainment world. …
  • Apr 8

    Posting Music Online – Entertainment Law

    Posting Music Online – Entertainment Law
    In the aged of digital everything new music artists have an array of formats through which they can distribute their work. They can post it in places such as Soundcloud or make it available for sale online through digital retailers like…
Rank this Week: 3743

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/
  • 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?…
  • Oct 23

    FORECLOSURE SCAM ARTIST GETS 11 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON

    FORECLOSURE SCAM ARTIST GETS 11 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
    Here is a good example of why you need a reputable bankruptcy attorney to help when you have financial troubles with your house. A fraud artist who claimed to help distressed homeowners stave off foreclosures has been sentenced to 11 years…
  • Oct 4

    To Trust or Not To Trust- Does a Trust have any effect on your bankruptcy?

    To Trust or Not To Trust- Does a Trust have any effect on your bankruptcy?
    One item that is often overlooked by persons considering filing bankruptcy is that handy trust that someone said you had to have years ago. Remember, the “My Family” living trust that you created a few years ago? You might have…
Rank this Week: 4568

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: 3537

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce

    Pros and Cons of Involving a Lawyer in Your Divorce
    Divorce is often a stressful and unhappy experience for both the partners and other members of the family. If not handled properly, financial, legal and emotional consequences of the process can impact the rest of your life. You and your…
  • Mar 15

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014

    Utah Supreme Court Update, Baird v. Baird, March 7, 2014
    INTRODUCTION ​The Utah Supreme Court decided Baird v. Baird on March 7, 2014. In this case, the Court clarified the approach to determining whether a party has suffered “emotional distress” for purposes of obtaining a…
  • Jan 30

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen

    Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen
    UPDATED January 30, 2014. Alimony Case Law Update 01/30/2014, Kidd v. Kidd and Allen v. Allen Kidd v. Kidd, 2014 Utah App 26 Below is a synopsis of the recent Utah Appellate Court ruling in Kidd v. Kidd.  Although, at a glance the…
Rank this Week: 2055

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: 3543

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: 4126

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • 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…
  • Feb 5

    How to Stop a Wage Garnishment in Georgia and Get Your Money Back

    How to Stop a Wage Garnishment in Georgia and Get Your Money Back
    Almost without exception my clients who are subject to wage garnishment in Georgia report that they feel “violated” or “horrified” by discovering that 25% of their take home pay 1 has been seized by a creditor.  I…
  • Jan 27

    Why Must my Chapter 13 Include an Employer Payroll Deduction?

    Why Must my Chapter 13 Include an Employer Payroll Deduction?
    Have you made the decision to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?  If so, you should understand that Chapter 13 serves as a bankruptcy court approved and supervised payment plan.  The court approved and supervised part is important…
Rank this Week: 1899

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 10

    Is Keeping Your House Really Best For You When Filing Bankruptcy?

    Is Keeping Your House Really Best For You When Filing Bankruptcy?
    One of the most common questions I get from clients is if they can file bankruptcy and keep their houses. Because most people are very attached to their homes, it can be very difficult to make an objective decision. Chapter 13 bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 464

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: 153

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Apr 18

    How Will I Know Which Debts Were Discharged by my Bankruptcy?

    How Will I Know Which Debts Were Discharged by my Bankruptcy?
    If you are a first-time bankrupt, you will receive an automatic discharge nine months plus a day after your date of filing, assuming you owe no surplus income. During your bankruptcy you make payments to your trustee and may surrender some…
  • Apr 11

    What Happens if You Receive a Gift During Bankruptcy?

    What Happens if You Receive a Gift During Bankruptcy?
    You are in the middle of your bankruptcy and the unexpected happens. You receive a large gift. You don’t remember the trustee telling you about this and you are afraid to call the trustee. What will happen? Your trustee should have…
  • Apr 4

    How Many Times can I Declare Personal Bankruptcy in Ontario?

    How Many Times can I Declare Personal Bankruptcy in Ontario?
    While there is no provincial law that lays down how many times an individual might declare bankruptcy in Ontario, it’s important to note the repercussions with each subsequent filing. It Takes Longer and Costs More Where a so-called…
Rank this Week: 2624

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: 515

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: 3043

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: 4658

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Apr 22

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-22-2014

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-22-2014
    Bringing you the most up-to-date news, tips and blogs throughout the web. Here’s your Bankruptcy Update for April 22nd, 2014 Meet The Parents star Teri Polo files for bankruptcy  GM Asks Bankruptcy Court To Block…
  • Apr 22

    7 Significant Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    7 Significant Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a court-approved repayment plan that helps debtors manage debt obligations in 3 to 5 years.  Many debtors that feel overwhelmed with making monthly payments can have their obligations restructured so they are…
  • Apr 17

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-17-2014

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-17-2014
    Bringing you the most up-to-date news, tips and blogs throughout the web. Here’s your Bankruptcy Update for April 17th, 2014 Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy would likely attract bidders for Oncor GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court…
Rank this Week: 1297

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: 1591

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: 2894

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/
  • Oct 28

    Should legal losers pay the winners’ attorney fees?

    Should legal losers pay the winners’ attorney fees?
    My clients were nurses at a local hospital, immigrants from a third-world country.  They worked hard and bought a house.  One day, a fellow told them that their house had been built by a contractor without a license.  The…
  • Sep 11

    Nothing left to lose and loving it

    Nothing left to lose and loving it
    I had a client come to me a few years ago to file bankruptcy.  He owned two office buildings with mortgages totaling more than the buildings’ values. They were going to be foreclosed, triggering personal guarantees, and the client…
  • Aug 26

    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam

    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam
    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam   When is FREE not FREE? In a world seemingly driven in all matters by credit reports, getting that report for nothing ought to be a good thing, But the commercial entities beat the federal…
Rank this Week: 2564

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Apr 16

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1
              The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase…
  • Apr 10

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly
    In my practice, I see it all the time: an elderly couple come to talk about their debts. Inundated by credit cards and living on a fixed income, they see no help in sight. But, their retirement can’t be garnished and the credit industry…
  • Apr 4

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two
    In Part One, I discussed some of the options you may consider when your house (or other property) is in foreclosure, namely mortgage modifications and short sales.  This post will focus on whether a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a…
Rank this Week: 1884

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
  • Apr 16

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1
              The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase…
  • Apr 10

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly
    In my practice, I see it all the time: an elderly couple come to talk about their debts. Inundated by credit cards and living on a fixed income, they see no help in sight. But, their retirement can’t be garnished and the credit industry…
  • Apr 4

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two
    In Part One, I discussed some of the options you may consider when your house (or other property) is in foreclosure, namely mortgage modifications and short sales.  This post will focus on whether a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 3203

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: 680

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Apr 17

    Marital Adjustment: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

    Marital Adjustment: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
    Not every expenditure that benefits the debtor’s household or his family is a household expense. And, if it’s not a household expense, it doesn’t get added to CMI in a single spouse bankruptcy filing. That’s how…
  • Apr 2

    Phantom Creditors In Bankruptcy

    Phantom Creditors In Bankruptcy
    In rem is nifty sounding Latin, the original language of lawyering. It’s defined as an action “against a thing”.  It  concerns the property, rather than the person. In bankruptcy we encounter it most often when a…
  • Mar 26

    Can You Tell A Lien From A Secured Claim?

    Can You Tell A Lien From A Secured Claim?
    The underwater second deed of trust was listed on Schedule F in the debtor’s prior Chapter 13 case as an unsecured claim. Functionally, the lien was without value. But, the debtor, now my client in a subsequent case, took a gentle…
Rank this Week: 4903

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 21

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
  • 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…
  • Apr 15

    Can Financial Stress Make You Ill?

    Can Financial Stress Make You Ill?
    This is the first in a series of joint articles by Adam Schachter (Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer) and David Bueno Martin (Counselor in Houston).Adam: I think financial stress could cause illness. Most forms of stress have a negative impact on…
Rank this Week: 3405

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 22

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling

    Strict rule on bankruptcy credit counseling
    A debtor in New Hampshire had his case thrown out of court for not taking a credit counseling course — even though he had completed the course twice! The seemingly baffling result is due to the exacting requirement of bankruptcy code…
  • Apr 21

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June

    Bankruptcy fees set to rise in June
    It’s not the best news for people thinking of going bankrupt, but starting on June 1, 2014, the fees required to file a case are going up by $29 across the board. Here are the new amounts: Chapter 7 bankruptcy: $335 (up from $ 306);…
  • Apr 16

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt
    With April 15th of 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is now open season on discharging 2010 income tax debts (both state and federal) in bankruptcy court. Income taxes may not be usually dischargeable in bankruptcy, but the rules change once…
Rank this Week: 452

BankruptcyBlogger.org

BankruptcyBlogger.org

Covers consumer bankruptcy information and news. By Leon Bayer.

http://www.bankruptcyblogger.org/
Rank this Week: 3341

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt collection.

http://www.bankruptcyhq.com/blog
  • Jun 18

    Tips for a Successful Bankruptcy

    Tips for a Successful Bankruptcy
    During my time as a bankruptcy paralegal I had the pleasure to see hundreds of successful cases come across my desk and I was quickly able to pinpoint trends in each of them. Once I knew which trends to look for it was easy to assume which of…
  • Jun 11

    Do it Yourself Bankruptcy: Good or Bad Idea?

    Do it Yourself Bankruptcy: Good or Bad Idea?
    Although filing bankruptcy is a legal process there is a way for individuals and/or married couples to file the paperwork themselves without the aid of an attorney. This is called filing “pro se” and in most cases it is not…
  • Jun 4

    Understanding a Bankruptcy Discharge

    Understanding a Bankruptcy Discharge
    If you are looking into filing bankruptcy for the first time you may realize quickly that there is some vocabulary tossed around that doesn’t really make sense. One of many legal words is “discharge” and it is a crucial part…
Rank this Week: 3181

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: 672

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: 3390

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bay Area bankruptcy law. By Melanie Tavare.

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Bankruptcy Basics - Understanding the Bankruptcy Court

    Bankruptcy Basics - Understanding the Bankruptcy Court
    For those without legal training, understanding the court system in the United States can be difficult. There are both state courts and federal courts, and each court system is comprised of many different levels of courts. Although…
  • Mar 21

    3-Year vs. 5-Year Payment Plan - Which Should I choose in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    3-Year vs. 5-Year Payment Plan - Which Should I choose in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Unlike Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which liquidates most of a debtor's assets in a relatively short period of time, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy allows a debtor to keep many of their assets if they are able to make payments on their debt over a period of…
  • Mar 14

    Supreme Court Holds that Exempt Assets Stay That Way, Even After Fraud

    Supreme Court Holds that Exempt Assets Stay That Way, Even After Fraud
    On March 4, 2014, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the Supreme Court's opinion in Law v. Siegel, originally a bankruptcy case from the Central District of California. The Supreme Court's decision unanimously reversed the decision of the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 1498

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: 4751

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: 3279

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Can I Save on Legal Fees and File For Bankruptcy with a Paid Preparer?

    Can I Save on Legal Fees and File For Bankruptcy with a Paid Preparer?
    Of course, however, why do this?  A paid bankruptcy preparer has a very limited scope.  A lawyer, on the other hand, will know if you need to file, will present you with various options, and knows where he or she doesn’t know…
  • Mar 3

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy is Down and Medical Debt is One Reason

    Massachusetts Bankruptcy is Down and Medical Debt is One Reason
    Will the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) reduce bankruptcy?  A recent study undertaken by the Chicago Federal Reserve bank showed that Massachusetts bankruptcies are down 20% because of the Massachusetts…
  • Feb 18

    Prepaid Debit Cards and Personal Bankruptcy

    Prepaid Debit Cards and Personal Bankruptcy
    Many bankruptcy clients have prepaid debit cards to list among their assets.  This is not usually a problem as the balance can be exempt from the Trustee.  How does this work?  In a Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy, you are…
Rank this Week: 4856

California Bankruptcy Attorney…

California Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy, debt settlement, foreclosure and loan modification. By Howard Law, P.C.

http://www.californiabankruptcyattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 564

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/
  • Apr 22

    Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigator

    Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigator
    Today, Iain A. Macdonald will be speaking on "Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigators," a program of the Barristers Club of San Francisco, at noon at 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, California.
  • Apr 16

    New Officers for BASF Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

    New Officers for BASF Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section
    The Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco has announced its new slate of officers and members of its executive committee, who are as follows:     Chair:  Reno…
  • Apr 4

    Introducing Tracy Hope Davis, Newly Appointed United States Trustee for Region 17

    Introducing Tracy Hope Davis, Newly Appointed United States Trustee for Region 17
    Reno Fernandez is pleased to be introducing Tracy Hope Davis, newly appointed United States Trustee for Region 17, to the BASF Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section at a program and white-linen lunch to be held at the City…
Rank this Week: 3598