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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/
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM & Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
  • Jul 14

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion
    The Second Circuit handed down its much-anticipated decision on the GM successor liability claims. Bottom line is that most, if not all, of the various claims against New GM are not barred by the Sale Order because of lack of...
Rank this Week: 76

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 85

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 123

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
  • Jul 10

    R.I.P., Steve Zamora

    R.I.P., Steve Zamora
    Steve passed away suddenly, and my heart goes out to his family.  Steve was the dean at UH Law Center immediately before I came on board, and his graciousness and kindness showed what a mensch he was.  Always willing to pitch in and…
Rank this Week: 310

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Dec 7

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption
    An attorney called me about one of their clients who is being forced to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy because his wages were garnished. The attorney said that the client supported an adult child living at home. The attorney asked whether…
  • Nov 30

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?
    Some financial advisers are compensated for managing their clients’ money based upon a percentage of the clients’ securities portfolio. The typical adviser earns annually one percent of assets under management. One such financial…
  • Nov 24

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment
    This brief post supplements a post earlier this year concerning federal agency administrative wage garnishments. The earlier post stated that state law garnishment exemptions to do apply to administrative garnishments by federal agencies…
Rank this Week: 348

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: 432

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 5

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

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
  • Jun 10

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt
    Late night comedian John Oliver recently offered his unique and humorous take on the debt buying industry, noting that collection agencies are responsible for more lawsuits than any other type of plaintiff, and that many of these lawsuits…
  • Jun 6

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
Rank this Week: 571

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: 704

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick is a Miami, Florida  has over 25 years of experience in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization of mortgages and other debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases (discharge of debt). He has filed over…
  • Nov 6

    For being a loyal customer, we would like…

    For being a loyal customer, we would like to reward you with a $50 gift from CVS. Claim Your Free Gift Here Jordan E. Bublick - Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer - Kendall & Aventura Offices - (305) 891-4055 - www.bublicklaw.com
  • Nov 4

    RE:Your Application

    RE:Your Application
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Rank this Week: 707

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/
  • Jul 22

    Understanding the Cost of Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Understanding the Cost of Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    There are two different kinds of bankruptcy filed by individuals for personal debts. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 are the types that are most commonly used by individuals. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, as well as varying costs. The…
  • Jul 21

    The Best Ways to Plan for Bankruptcy

    The Best Ways to Plan for Bankruptcy
    No one has the goal of filing bankruptcy. At best, it’s a clear way out of a bad situation created by a series of unexpected events. At worst, it limits credit potential for a few years and is a significant blow to your pride. However,…
  • Jul 20

    Examining Credit Reports for Bankruptcy

    Examining Credit Reports for Bankruptcy
    Whether you’re planning to file bankruptcy or have already filed, it’s important to examine your credit reports. If you have multiple accounts listed on your credit report, you may be able to remove some of them. This cleans up…
Rank this Week: 761

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
  • Mar 4

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!
    It’s that time of the year again.  The IRS requires that everyone that earns above a certain amount must file a tax return.  The rule of thumb is that if you earn above $10,000, you need to file a tax return with the IRS; and…
Rank this Week: 818

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 835

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: 865

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
Rank this Week: 902

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 18

    Timelines You Should Know When Filing Bankruptcy

    Timelines You Should Know When Filing Bankruptcy
    One factor that can make a difference in how your bankruptcy case proceeds is meeting necessary deadlines. There are a number of timelines related to your case that play a big role in helping achieve the outcome you want. While there may…
  • Jul 11

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: Can They Both Be Filed at the Same Time?

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: Can They Both Be Filed at the Same Time?
    When you and your spouse are coming to terms with your marriage and finances, you may have questions regarding divorce and bankruptcy. Depending on your situation, you may be recommended to complete one before the other. Or, you may be…
  • Jul 5

    Do Bankruptcy Laws Vary From One State to Another?

    Do Bankruptcy Laws Vary From One State to Another?
    Bankruptcy laws do not vary from one state to another. Meaning, laws are the same for all states. However, when you file bankruptcy each state may have different median income amounts you need to meet in order to qualify. Exemptions you…
Rank this Week: 996

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: 1021

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

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

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money

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

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy

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

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
Rank this Week: 1024

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: 1060

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Undue Hardship of Student Loan

    Undue Hardship of Student Loan
    Many different financial experts predict that student loan debt could be the next financial time-bomb facing the U.S.economy (WSJ, MarketWatch, NPR, Forbes). One particular reason for this, is that the Bankruptcy Code provides…
  • Mar 7

    New Utah laws affecting bankruptcy

    New Utah laws affecting bankruptcy
    The Utah legislature is poised to pass several laws this session that will directly impact bankruptcy cases in Utah. Most people know that bankruptcy cases are governed by federal law (Title 11 of the United States Code).…
  • Nov 2

    The Stigma

    The Stigma
    Every so often I like to re-publish this post. Bankruptcy is a financial tool to get back on your feet. It is provided for in the constitution of our country. Walt Disney Filing for bankruptcy protection is not an easy … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1068

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: 1113

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
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1150

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

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

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 1213

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jun 22

    Can You Appeal Your Case?

    Can You Appeal Your Case?
    Can You Appeal Your Case? When you have a court case de […]
  • Mar 30

    Hire an Attorney In Person

    Hire an Attorney In Person
    Why E-Mail Consultations Don’t Work When you hire an at […]
  • Mar 28

    Which Bankruptcy Should I File?

    Which Bankruptcy Should I File?
    Yes, filing bankruptcy is a choice but the Chapter of bankruptcy you will file is NOT. Choosing to file bankruptcy is a major decision and should be carefully weighed after talking with an extremely knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. Before…
Rank this Week: 1291

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: 1295

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 21

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie
    (Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into…
  • Mar 13

    Long Island DWI Crash

    Long Island DWI Crash
    (Image Courtesy of Newsday) Long Island DWI Crash A motor vehicle accident in Kings Park seriously injured a passenger and resulted in a DWI charge for the driver.  The passenger was taken to the hospital by helicopter.  The…
  • Mar 12

    Wrongful Eviction Action

    Wrongful Eviction Action
    A wrongful eviction is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was…
Rank this Week: 1327

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/
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You’re going to help me with your name. We’re going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I’ll try. I’ll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy.…
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
Rank this Week: 1356

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 1371

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: 1392

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 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised
    The European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings) is being revised. In the months since we last reported, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on a…
  • Feb 26

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue
    Insolvency office holders conducting litigation can continue to recover CFA uplifts and ATE premiums from losing parties. The government announced today, 26 February 2015, in a Written Statement that the insolvency exemption to sections 44…
  • Feb 23

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
Rank this Week: 1402

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

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

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court

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

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

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

    The “Independent” Medical Exam

    The “Independent” Medical Exam
    Many of our personal injury clients are shocked to discover that the other side wants them to subject to a medical examination during their litigation. Attorneys and courts refer to this as an “independent exam,” because a doctor…
Rank this Week: 1442

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1469

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

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

    Happy 4th of July from Fears Nachawati

    Happy 4th of July from Fears Nachawati
     
  • Mar 27

    Can I Use My Credit Card in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Use My Credit Card in Bankruptcy?
    The short answer is no.  This is because while you are in bankruptcy you should not be incurring new debt without court permission.  Most of the time a credit card will not issue a card to someone who is in an active bankruptcy…
  • Mar 25

    Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 12 Bankruptcy
    While many people are familiar with chapters, 7, 11, and 13 another chapter that is available is chapter 12.  A chapter 12 is agricultural and is for “family farmers" or "family fishermen." with "regular annual income."   The…
Rank this Week: 1501

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: 1505

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • May 3

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?
    This is a complex topic and should only be left to seasoned attorneys. Our law office, Law Office of Malik W. Ahmad is well situated to handle these kinds of lawsuits and we have successfully settled, or litigated to an acceptable levels all…
Rank this Week: 1559

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat
    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed.  You see, in order for the economy to move full…
  • Jun 16

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy
    I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day, Damon Day; and he was mentioning that he is seeing more and more folks all across the country, who have attended these unaccredited schools and carrying an enormous amount of student…
  • May 26

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge
    Getting rid of those pesky, overwhelming student loans in bankruptcy just got a bit easier, thanks to a case in which an attorney won a bid to shed $250,000 in student debt. The case is In re Barrett, No. 14-43516; Barrett v. U.S. Department…
Rank this Week: 1564

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: 1594

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: 1604

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/
  • Jul 21

    Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!!

    Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!!
    Left to Right:  Angie, Mary, Tracy, Christie, Barbara and Kat Happy Kat! The post Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!! appeared first on Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog.
  • Jul 19

    Are You a Debt Slave? Check Out This Huffington Post Article on Private Student Loans.

    Are You a Debt Slave? Check Out This Huffington Post Article on Private Student Loans.
    Are you a slave to your private student loans?  We have client after client coming to see us with huge private student loans that are not going away, despite years of throwing money at them.  In fact, in most cases, the balances are…
  • Jul 18

    Can I Buy, Sell or Trade in My Car Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Buy, Sell or Trade in My Car Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    This can be a sticky wicket.  I’ve never actually used that word in a sentence. 🙂 Normally you can buy a car before filing bankruptcy.  In fact, in some cases it can be a good idea (note: as a bankruptcy attorney I am…
Rank this Week: 1682

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/
  • Oct 19

    Kansas Bankruptcy Means Test Changes November 1 – Mixed Message

    Kansas Bankruptcy Means Test Changes November 1 – Mixed Message
    Up for Some, Down for Others Median income figures used for the Kansas bankruptcy means test change again on November 1, 2015. There is a mixed message. Median income for one earner and a household of two goes down while the median income for…
  • May 27

    tax transcript

    tax transcript
    UPDATE: 5/27/2015. IRS has closed this service due to theft of 104,000 accounts. The IRS has issued a IRS statement about this breach of security. The IRS announced a new service today that allows direct download of at transcripts called Get…
  • May 24

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted
    The formula that is used to measure income for bankruptcy purposes changed again. The numbers were adjusted May 1 and May 15, 2015. Most Kansans fared better on the means test after the new numbers went into effect. In theory, the means…
Rank this Week: 1718

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 1768

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1785

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    7 Year Myth

    7 Year Myth
    Quite often, clients believe that a bankruptcy case will only remain on their credit report for 7 years and/or that 7 years is the period of time someone must wait before filing another bankruptcy case.Neither is true.A bankruptcy remains on…
  • Jul 4

    Unfiled Claims in Chapter 13

    Unfiled Claims in Chapter 13
    No creditor who doesn't file a proof of claim will be paid by a Chapter 13 Trustee.Let me repeat that...No creditor who doesn't file a proof of claim will be paid by a Chapter 13 Trustee.What does that mean?Let's say John Doe has 4 credit…
  • Jun 27

    Does paying in my tax refunds shorten my Chapter 13 case? And who gets that money?

    Does paying in my tax refunds shorten my Chapter 13 case? And who gets that money?
    All right, so many (but not all) people who file Chapter 13 Bankruptcy are required to turn over a portion of their tax refunds.  Tax refund policy varies from district to district.  In the Eastern District of Wisconsin, below…
Rank this Week: 1802

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and financial news. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jul 15

    Is Bankruptcy Protection Guaranteed?

    Is Bankruptcy Protection Guaranteed?
    The vast majority of people in society today believe that if you initiate bankruptcy protection proceedings then you are fully entitled to that protection. That is not however, always the case. There is a chance that the Court hearing your…
  • Jul 13

    Where Is All That Student Loan Money Going?

    Where Is All That Student Loan Money Going?
    With the huge amount of discussion generated by the ongoing student loan crisis across the U.S., we wondered exactly how things have changed over the years and exactly where the bulk of the $1.2 TRILLION in student loan debt was going. The…
  • Jul 8

    Avoiding Creditor Lawsuit

    Avoiding Creditor Lawsuit
    One thing to understand when faced with a rising debt load and a shrinking income is to be very clear that your creditors do have the ability to seek recourse from the courts if a debt goes unpaid and there is no negotiating done on your…
Rank this Week: 1874

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 1893