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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 23

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule
    Why doesn’t payday lending violate the FTC’s Credit Practices Rule (16 C.F.R. 444.2)? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. The Credit Practices Rule prohibits taking or receiving directly or indirectly an assignment of wages in most…
  • Apr 23

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around
    Some thoughts on GM, successor liability, 363 sales, and due process – over at Dealb%k.
  • Apr 23

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina
    On Monday, lawyers for NML and Argentina (with a cameo by lawyers for the US Department of Justice) were before the Supreme Court arguing about the scope of a US court's power to order discovery in aid of execution. (Here's...
Rank this Week: 74

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: 102

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 208

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: 232

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 277

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 297

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Apr 21

    Court Issues Charging Lien Against Interest in Foreign State LLC

    Court Issues Charging Lien Against Interest in Foreign State LLC
    Often, clients ask me whether there is an advantage to their forming an LLC or limited partnership in a state other than Florida, commonly, Nevada, Wyoming or Delaware. The clients have heard from friends, attorneys, or internet research that…
  • Apr 18

    Attorney Reports Charging Lien Assigns Tax Liability to Creditor

    Attorney Reports Charging Lien Assigns Tax Liability to Creditor
    Many people believe that one of the principal benefits of LLCs or partnerships is that a creditor’s charging lien makes the creditor liable for the debtor’s share of income tax associated with his LLC or partnership interest…
  • Apr 14

    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Creditors’ Contempt Remedy

    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Creditors’ Contempt Remedy
    Assuming a Florida debtor owns personal personal property (example, cash, stocks, LLC interests) in a jurisdiction outside of Florida, can a Florida judge compel a judgment debtor to bring the assets in to Florida to pay a Florida judgment…
Rank this Week: 334

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: 491

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: 534

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: 643

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure defense news. Debt Relief Group LLC.

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 16

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage
    Usually reserved for other bankruptcy filings only, a court decision out of Florida has determined that homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages can strip off their second mortgages through Chapter 7. This comes as good news for the…
Rank this Week: 690

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

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

    Filing Bankruptcy Case - Amount of Filing Fee

    Filing Bankruptcy Case - Amount of Filing Fee
    A filing fee needs to be paid to the Clerk of the Bankruptcy Court when a bankruptcy case is filed. The Judicial Conference of the United States Court announced that effective June 1, 2014, the filing fees for filing a bankruptcy will go up…
  • Apr 13

    Property Excluded from the Bankruptcy Estate - Mere Bare Legal Title

    Property Excluded from the Bankruptcy Estate - Mere Bare Legal Title
    The bankruptcy code provides that the bankruptcy estate includes, with certain exceptions, all legal or equitable interests of the debtor as of the date of the filing of the bankruptcy case. 11 U.S.C. § 541 (a). Section 541 (d), though…
  • Apr 13

    Bankruptcy Schedules - Complete Disclosure of Assets Required

    Bankruptcy Schedules - Complete Disclosure of Assets Required
    The recent case of Javier Milian vs. Wells Fargo & Company, et al,, Case 13-CV-22201-KMM (February 18, 2014) illustrates the importance of a person completing his bankruptcy schedules fully and accurately - including as to unfixed and…
Rank this Week: 692

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: 774

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 823

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    TelexFree, Brazilians and Bankruptcy

    TelexFree, Brazilians and Bankruptcy
    Many of our Brazilian clients have been stung by the actions of TelexFree, an “investment” firm that looks more like a Ponzi scheme. Shut down in Brazil last year, TelexFree has somehow been allowed to collect significant dollars…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 836

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure news. By Nader Law Firm.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously
    For some contemplating filing for bankruptcy in Los Angeles, the move is preceded by the ending of a marriage. It is common for couples who are separating to be faced with a host of money struggles. This is born not only of the fees…
  • Mar 24

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    On the day you file for a Los Angeles Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you provide to the court a snapshot of your finances. Any debts that you owe at that point are considered "pre-petition debts," also sometimes referred to as "pre-conversion…
  • Mar 20

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data
    There is now another reason that those in debt should feel confident about fighting lawsuits brought by a debt-buyer. According to a new report published in the spring 2014 issue of Communities & Banking, debt-buyers are frequently…
Rank this Week: 861

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: 968

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 27

    Shark

    Shark
    According to a study commissioned by the Utah Department of Financial Institutions, Utah pay day loan companies charged an average of 473.52 percent interest. “At least one Utah payday-loan company charged an astronomical…
  • Dec 10

    A New Beginning

    A New Beginning
    Most everyone has heard by now that the city of Detroit is going through bankruptcy. On December 3, 2013 U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes held that the city of Detroit can move forward in reorganizing their financial affairs through the…
  • Nov 28

    Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Thanksgiving Proclamation
    “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sings, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.”…
Rank this Week: 984

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Apr 23

    Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson

    Kentucky Woman Facing Bankruptcy Fraud Charges Also Charged with Arson
    A woman indicted on bankruptcy fraud charges is also charged with intentionally setting a retail store on fire.  Debra Fowler Kessinger, 57, was recently indicted in connection with a fire that took place in 2011 in Warren Country…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 999

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 23

    Massachusetts redraws the bankruptcy court map

    Massachusetts redraws the bankruptcy court map
    The United States Bankruptcy Court announced that as of May 1, 2014 residents of seven Boston suburbs will henceforth file their cases at the courthouse in Worcester. The affected municipalities are ASHLAND, FRAMINGHAM, HOLLISTON, BELLINGHAM,…
  • 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);…
Rank this Week: 1022

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 1041

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. By Craig Robins.

http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Mar 3

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in…
Rank this Week: 1092

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: 1096

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

Covers the automatic stay in bankruptcy proceedings. By Chuck Newton.

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 1191

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Apr 22

    When is a Student Loan Deferment an Option?

    When is a Student Loan Deferment an Option?
    More than 38 million Americans are carrying a total of more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. One trillion dollars. That’s a stunning amount. Your part of that debt can seem overwhelming to begin with, and then a change in your…
  • Apr 10

    Saving for Student Loan Payment

    Saving for Student Loan Payment
    The most difficult side of student loan debt is the never-ending, non-stop, on-time monthly payments that can emotionally wear down debtors. It would also be far better would be to have each borrower’s payments set automatically as an…
  • Apr 6

    Can Student Loan Debt Be Discharged?

    Can Student Loan Debt Be Discharged?
    According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, about 40 percent of households of with student loan debt are headed by people under age 35. Because the debtors owe so much to lenders, the dream of owning a home and buying a car are…
Rank this Week: 1252

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

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

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1288

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Mar 9

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS
    If you lost your Oregon home in a foreclosure or gave it up in a short sale prior to 2014, there were no tax repercussions to the forgiveness of debt. Unfortunately, the exception in the tax laws that made this so has now expired. If you lost…
  • Feb 15

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?
    Many prospective bankruptcy filers in Oregon are understandably concerned about the privacy of their filing. At least once or twice a year someone chooses to come in for a consultation with our firm because we have offices in four different…
  • Feb 13

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon
    Do I file jointly with my spouse or can I just file alone? Every prospective bankruptcy filer in the state of Oregon asks this question. Many Portland and Salem filers just don’t want their spouses involved, particularly if the would be…
Rank this Week: 1302

The Truth About Loan Modification,…

The Truth About Loan Modification, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy

Recounts tales of horror from the trenches and warn people about banking practices. By R. Grace Rodriguez.

http://letbksaveyou.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1373

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Mar 13

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease

    Plain Language Requirement for Residential Lease
    There is a plain language requirement for residential leases in New York N.Y. General Obligations Law § 5-702, requires residential leases to be written in plain language. As a landlord you must insure that your…
  • Mar 13

    Police Find Gun in Purse

    Police Find Gun in Purse
    Was the warrantless search legal? FACTS Just before noon on May 23, 2008, police responded to a radio run reporting a burglary in progress at 2255 Barker Avenue in the Bronx, an apartment building participating in Operation Clean Halls, a…
  • Mar 11

    Housing Court Attorney

    Housing Court Attorney
    Court Attorneys in Landlord Tenant Proceedings Court Attorneys play a significant role in landlord tenant proceedings where the Respondent is not represented by counsel.  In the interest of judicial economy, landlord tenant cases…
Rank this Week: 1384

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: 1399

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    What You Need to Know Before Your Chapter 13 Phone Interview

    What You Need to Know Before Your Chapter 13 Phone Interview
    If you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Middle District of North Carolina (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and surrounding areas), you will be required to have a phone interview with the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office. You will need to call…
  • Apr 9

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?
    North Carolina Industrial Commission Form MSC8 is a mediated or compromised settlement agreement. This mediated settlement agreement sets forth the terms of the settlement agreement in a workers’ compensation case in North Carolina. The…
  • Apr 7

    What Is A Form MSC2 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form MSC2 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    A Form MSC2 is a form used for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. It is a petition or request for an order referring a case or claim to a mediated settlement conference. This form request that the Industrial Commission order the case…
Rank this Week: 1465

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

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

    Tax Refund Anticipation Loan During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Tax Refund Anticipation Loan During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a three to five year commitment between the debtor, his attorney, the trustee, and the bankruptcy court. This relationship does not stop once the debtor’s proposed repayment plan is confirmed by the court. The…
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1, 2014

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1, 2014
    The cost of going broke is going up. The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved several bankruptcy related fee increases at its March 2014 session. These fee increases will take effect starting June 1, 2014, and include the…
  • Apr 11

    What if I left something out of my bankruptcy case?

    What if I left something out of my bankruptcy case?
    When you file for bankruptcy you are required to list all of your assets, your debts, and your income. All the statements and schedules filed in your bankruptcy case are signed under penalty of perjury. Therefore it very important to make…
Rank this Week: 1525

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

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

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

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

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

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

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1547

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Don’t Let Time Kill Your Car Wreck’s Value

    Don’t Let Time Kill Your Car Wreck’s Value
    Oklahoma has strict rules about the length of time you have to sue someone. These rules are called statutes of limitation. If you don’t sue an individual who injured you in a car wreck within the proper time — 2 years in personal…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1553

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

Covers insolvency and corporat restructuring in the UK, Europe, cross-border and beyond. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 24

    RTI Teething Problem

    RTI Teething Problem
    Whilst almost all 1.9m PAYE schemes are now live on Real Time Information, HMRC has admitted to a number of problems with implementation. There have been several announcements on the HMRC website following the identification of so called root…
  • Mar 7

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company

    Conversion of a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) into a Company
    The conversion of a partnership into an LLP is a relatively easy concept to envisage and is one that was adopted by many partnerships after the introduction of the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000.  In principle, the assets owned…
  • Feb 26

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company
    In Capita v Gulldale the Isle of Man High Court issued a letter of request to the English High Court seeking the appointment of English administrators to an Isle of Man company, Gulldale Limited. In doing so the Isle of Man High Court was…
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Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Nevada Foreclosure Laws Has Virtually Stopped All Foreclosure?

    Nevada Foreclosure Laws Has Virtually Stopped All Foreclosure?
    The new laws in Nevada just got passed only last month and it has miraculous effect already on our rapid foreclosure. New default notices were way down last month in Las Vegas (116 or so) and foreclosure filings in Nevada plunged in October…
  • Mar 27

    More Foreclosure in Nevada and Continuous Robo-Signature Controversy

    More Foreclosure in Nevada and Continuous Robo-Signature Controversy
    We have been stressing throughout this foreclosure ordeal in Nevada that there is something more messier then what is visible on the face (prima facie). WE are witnessing more bad news as JPMorgan Chase halted 56,000 foreclosures amid doubts…
  • Mar 26

    Even TV covering the foreclosure crisi

    Even TV covering the foreclosure crisi
    Economic crisis is deepening in our everyday life, and even the big celebrities of TV are showing the signs of this omnipresent depression. The sitcom depicts and discusses this crisis often and celebrities are taking part-time jobs. Here is…
Rank this Week: 1599

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
  • Sep 23

    Thinking about college? Did you know student loan debt is nondischargeable?

    Thinking about college? Did you know student loan debt is nondischargeable?
    Created by: CollegeAtHome.com
Rank this Week: 1619

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 1682

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: 1699

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, and landlord-tenant law. By the Law Offices of James V. Sansone.

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

    ACLU Joins Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan
    You may recall that a Michigan judge, not too long ago, stated his conviction that a ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution and issued an order invalidating the state's constitutional restriction limiting marriage to a union…
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce
    New studies indicate that the social scientists who read data on marriage and divorce rates have been studying the wrong data. According to the Minnesota Population Center, it turns out that more people are splitting up these days, not…
  • Apr 8

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
Rank this Week: 1715

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Apr 21

    Debt Collection Tricks Exposed By the Court

    Debt Collection Tricks Exposed By the Court
    The recent case of McMahon v. LVNV Funding et al, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4592 (7th Cir., 2014) held that a letter from a non-attorney debt collector on a time barred debt was false, deceptive and misleading because it used the word…
  • Apr 14

    Debt Is Holding You Back From Wealth

    Debt Is Holding You Back From Wealth
    You cannot spend your way to wealth, unless it’s a debt elimination plan. If there was a magic pill to getting rich, you would think that more people would be taking it, but that simply isn’t the truth.  The truth is that…
  • Apr 7

    The Curse Of The Red Queen

    The Curse Of The Red Queen
    Are you really in control of your financial future?  Every turn the economy takes, anywhere on the planet, changes your financial future.  The game is always changing; it’s evolutionary.  There’s an evolutionary…
Rank this Week: 1725

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Please Don't Text and Drive: Leading Cause of Auto Accidents in Tampa Bay, Florida

    Please Don't Text and Drive: Leading Cause of Auto Accidents in Tampa Bay, Florida
    Texting + driving = bad things happen. My husband, a twenty year veteran DUI officer in St. Petersburg, Florida shows me gruesome car accident photos now and again that help keep me in line. As a result, I run less red lights that still…
  • Jan 19

    BP Settlement Intended to Simplify Proof is Under Attack

    BP Settlement Intended to Simplify Proof is Under Attack
    On behalf of our Florida clients with BP oil spill claims we are pleased about a recent victory, but the fight is still underway. The well known BP oil spill settlement agreement reached in mid-2012 shortly before trial resulted in a…
  • Oct 14

    BP Wins Appeal to Modify (Reduce) Economic Loss Claims.

    BP Wins Appeal to Modify (Reduce) Economic Loss Claims.
    Just as our Tampa Bay, Florida BP oil spill claims are heading toward the finish line, the rules are changing. We believe the new narrower guidelines will likely have a larger impact on our Florida based claims due to the increased distance…
Rank this Week: 1743

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosures, and the securitization of consumer debt. By Traywick Law offices.

http://www.scarolinabankruptcylaw.com/Mount-Pleasant-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 7

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?
    A brand spanking new house is a wonderful thing. Every part of it is new, from the roof ridge all the way down to the foundation. Nobody else has ever lived in it, so every personal first (first party thrown in it, first child born into it,…
  • Aug 2

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting
    Traywick Law Offices was delighted to find that an Oregon jury dealt a blow for the public good, putting Equifax and the rest of the credit bureau industry on notice by rendering a $186,000,000 verdict to a woman whom Equifax had put through…
  • Feb 15

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Debt Collectors are out of control. These are some of the foulest human beings walking the planet. And they routinely breach your rights. Below the fold is the entire text of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If you suspect…
Rank this Week: 1780

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankrupcies, foreclosures, and bankruptcy trustees. By Mark Neis and Jill Michaux.

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • Jan 21

    Is an Inherited IRA Exempt in Bankruptcy?

    Is an Inherited IRA Exempt in Bankruptcy?
    The National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) membership in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Clark v. Rameker (In re…
  • Jan 20

    Child Tax Credit Not Exempt in Missouri

    Child Tax Credit Not Exempt in Missouri
    A recent Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decision found that the debtor may not exempt her federal Child Tax Credit refund under Missouri’s exemption for “public assistance.” Hardy v. Fink (In re Hardy), No. 13-6029 (B.A.P.…
  • Nov 11

    Unpaid Tuition Dischargeable

    Unpaid Tuition Dischargeable
    The failure to pay tuition did not result in nondischargeable debt. So said the court in In re Oliver, No. 12-4185 (Bankr. S.D. Ind. Oct. 8, 2013). The college was ordered to release the former student’s transcript in a bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 1806

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Who Can File Chapter 13?

    Who Can File Chapter 13?
    Typically, individuals who file bankruptcy have a choice between filing a chapter 7 “liquidation” and a chapter 13 “reorganization”. Individuals who are determined to have disposable income under the Means Test only…
  • Apr 17

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding
    On April 14, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion limiting the credit bid of a party asserting that it held senior secured position in all assets of the debtors. In re The Free …
  • Apr 17

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?
    Recently, the district court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled on one of the important unresolved issues in chapter 13 bankruptcy: If a chapter 13 bankruptcy is dismissed, what happens to money that the chapter 13 trustee…
Rank this Week: 1812