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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/
  • Oct 27

    My Worlds Collide

    My Worlds Collide
    I am obsessively interested in two things -- bankruptcy and Formula One auto racing. I feed the first interest through this blog. The second interest is tended to by watching way, way too much Formula One on television. Indeed, the...
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform
    There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market: QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X. QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all…
  • Oct 22

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM
    The long awaited credit risk retention rules for securitization are out. The big question--whether the qualified residential mortgage or QRM exemption would be narrower than the CFPB's qualified mortgage or QM safe harbor to the Ability to…
Rank this Week: 75

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 95

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 195

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 204

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: 238

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/
  • Oct 27

    Happy birthday, John Cleese!

    Happy birthday, John Cleese!
    And here is his lecture on how to be creative.
  • Oct 27

    A nice shout-out in a book review.

    A nice shout-out in a book review.
    See here.  Thanks, Sue Liemer!
  • Oct 16

    Congratulations to the wonderful Kathleen Lyon!

    Congratulations to the wonderful Kathleen Lyon!
    Full story here, but here's my favorite paragraph:The 10th and final Distinguished Service Award is presented to Tax Division Office of the Assistant Attorney General Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General Kathleen E.…
Rank this Week: 307

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/
  • Oct 27

    Utah Enacts Favorable Asset Protection Trust Statute

    Utah Enacts Favorable Asset Protection Trust Statute
    Only a few states have enacted asset protection trust legislation to provide creditor protection through a self-settled irrevocable trust. Those states with domestic asset protection trust (DAPT) statutes compete with one another by…
  • Oct 20

    Other States Permit Punitive Damages For Fraudulent Transfer

    Other States Permit Punitive Damages For Fraudulent Transfer
    When first faced with the possibility of being sued many people’s first reaction is to transfer their assets to someone else or to a legal entity. A common question is whether such a transfer later found to be a fraudulent …The…
  • Oct 13

    Non-Resident Eligibility For Head of Household Garnishment Exemption

    Non-Resident Eligibility For Head of Household Garnishment Exemption
    A South Carolina attorney called me to discuss a wage garnishment against his client in Florida. The client was a resident of South Carolina who was temporarily living and working in Florida. The attorney wanted to know if he could…
Rank this Week: 340

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: 551

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Oct 9

    Free Budgeting Resources to Help You Recover from Bankruptcy

    Free Budgeting Resources to Help You Recover from Bankruptcy
    One of the issues that many of my bankruptcy clients have in common has to do with lack of budgeting. Most of us have a general idea about our income and expenses but very few people sit down and write out a formal budget. When preparing a…
  • Jul 15

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice

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

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

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay
    On May 8, 2014 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals released an interesting ruling denying a claim for damages filed by Chapter 13 debtors against their mortgage company. The Lodge v. Kondaur Capital Corporation and McCalla Raymer arose when a…
Rank this Week: 552

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

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

    Plan Amendment and Modification: Difference

    Plan Amendment and Modification: Difference
    On May 9, 2014, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida issued its decision in In  re Claudio Lorenzo,  Case No. 13-23100 (S.D. Florida 2013) which affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's order in Case No. 09-28532.…
  • Oct 8

    Adverbs and the Law

    Adverbs and the Law
    In today's Wall Street Journal, Jacob Gershman (lead writer of its Law Blog) wrote an article on about recent various views and challenges, including by Supreme Court and Appellate Court Judges' with the use of adverbs in the law.…
  • Oct 7

    "Prior Panel Precedent" Rule

    "Prior Panel Precedent" Rule
    Cannot Overrule Prior Panel In McNeal, the 11th Court of Appeals was presented with the issues whether it could its mind, that is whether it was bound by the Court's "prior panel precedent" rule to Folendore and allow…
Rank this Week: 696

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: 716

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: 756

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Familie

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Familie
    Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has been one of the very few voices in Washington that has consistently spoken out about systematic governmental failures in protecting average Americans. A Harvard professor and author, Warren ran the…
  • Oct 25

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat
    In May, Attorney General Eric Holder insisted that no bank - or bank executive - was too large or too powerful to be prosecuted if they engaged in criminal activity. No individual or company, he said, no matter how profitable, would be able…
  • Oct 20

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker
    Despite recently-reported economic gains - including an unemployment rate that has dipped below 6 percent - one aspect that continues to trouble is wages. Paychecks have been stagnant, falling or only minutely increasing over the last 15…
Rank this Week: 823

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: 842

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Bankruptcy and the Massachusetts Election

    Bankruptcy and the Massachusetts Election
    We’re not advocating for any candidate…and there are no Massachusetts bankruptcy ballot initiative. So we thought we’d take this timely opportunity to point out that after a bankruptcy you can do (almost) anything. Even run…
  • Sep 25

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?

    Can The Court Waive the Federal Bankruptcy Filing Fee?
    Yes.  Debtors can file a motion at the time they file their Bankruptcy Petition and Schedules, to waive the filing fee.  The Court will review the Motion to Waive Filing Fees and respond with their opinion in a timely basis. In a…
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income
    It is axiomatic that any and all information requested by the United States Bankruptcy Court on the Chapter 7 Petition be complete, accurate and up to date.  Folks filing for bankruptcy protection are given a discharge based on that…
Rank this Week: 845

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: 886

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 987

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Oct 13

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    The idea behind bankruptcy is to assist a person in resolving debt and learning better financial management. Being able to start again is not just about leaving the past behind, it also requires a person to protect their remaining assets. The…
  • Sep 30

    Can You File Bankruptcy While in the Military?

    Can You File Bankruptcy While in the Military?
    While serving in the military, individuals have the same rights as regular civilians to file bankruptcy protection in order to save their valuable assets. However, individuals should keep in mind that certain high-ranking positions require…
  • Sep 25

    Failure To Disclose Previous Bankruptcy Jeopardizes Discharge

    Failure To Disclose Previous Bankruptcy Jeopardizes Discharge
    Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal is reeling after a U.S. bankruptcy judge ordered the reopening of a 2009 bankruptcy filing by Deal’s daughter Carrie Deal Wilder and his son-in-law Clint Wilder. A U.S. bankruptcy trustee sought to…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 994

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Asset Protection

    Asset Protection
    Asset Protection I have been asked several times recently what steps a person can take to protect their assets in the unlikely event that they will need to file for bankruptcy in the future. A skilled bankruptcy attorney should be ……
  • Sep 17

    Bankruptcy for Millionaire

    Bankruptcy for Millionaire
    Last year, David Adkins, more famously known as Sinbad, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California. Sinbad’s case, in my view, completely underscores the unfairness of the 2005 amendments to the bankruptcy code known as the Bankruptcy…
  • Jun 12

    Loi

    Loi
    In 2012 the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Commission created a project called “The Learned Hand.” (Learned Hand is a legendary federal judge from New York). The program was designed to encourage Utah attorneys to take more pro-bono…
Rank this Week: 1019

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Oct 15

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training

    Liens and Bankruptcy Training
    Check out this Bankruptcy Training article about Liens on Schedule D of the Bankruptcy Petition. http://www.713training.com/pages/Articles.html Related PostsChapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?The post Liens and Bankruptcy Training appeared…
  • Sep 27

    Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    At 713Training.com we often get asked questions about determining if a client should file a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 bankruptcy.  From our experience we have concluded that there are many factors that may effect what chapter a client…
  • Aug 18

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you…

    Foreclosure and Bankruptcy As a VBA you will find that there will be a good percentage of your clients who will be behind in their mortgage payments and facing foreclosure, filing bankruptcy can often benefit your clients. In many cases,…
Rank this Week: 1071

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: 1073

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: 1084

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

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

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 1204

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Oct 3

    Make Your Attorney Get a Second Opinion

    Make Your Attorney Get a Second Opinion
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan attorneys in Winter Park. I want to talk for a minute about something that came up in a case of mine just in the last couple of weeks that reminded me of a principal that I need to make sure…
  • Sep 7

    3 Critical Steps When Selling A Home In Florida

    3 Critical Steps When Selling A Home In Florida
    There are three critical steps a homeowner should not overlook when selling a home in Florida says Eric Lanigan, attorney with Lanigan and Lanigan in Winter Park. Once you have made the decision to sell your home, it is easy to get caught up…
  • Aug 26

    Orlando Sentinel Covers Lanigan Case

    Orlando Sentinel Covers Lanigan Case
    Roddy Lanigan of Lanigan and Lanigan is working on an interesting case that was recently highlighted in The Orlando Sentinel.  The case involves two Orlando, Florida, law firms, one that sent Bar complaints about the other law firm all…
Rank this Week: 1268

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: 1314

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/
  • Oct 25

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved
    The Oregon Bankruptcy Court’s recent ruling in In Re Watt requires a mortgage holder to accept title to a home surrendered in chapter 13 bankruptcy. Prior to In Re Watt, a borrower could surrender a home in Chapter 13…
  • Oct 12

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score
    Oregon bankruptcy filers with bottom of the barrel credit scores might find that the quickest and easiest way to increase their credit scores in the wake of a bankruptcy filing is to become an authorized user on a family member’s credit…
  • Oct 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
Rank this Week: 1322

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
  • Oct 24

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice

    Civil Rights Case Eventually Leads to Justice
    (photo from nydailynews.com)   New York Daily News writer Stephen Rex Brown (October 23, 2014 edition) told the story of Jeff Deskovic and the incredible award he obtained.  It was the largest verdict in U.S. history at $41.6…
  • Oct 23

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case

    Important Distinction in Civil Rights Case
    The Court in Burbar v. Inc. Vill. of Garden City,961 F. Supp. 2d 462,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117029,2013 WL 4427810(E.D.N.Y.2013) made a very important distinction when deciding the Defendant’s motion to dismiss.  After analyzing the…
  • Oct 22

    Familial Exception to Eviction

    Familial Exception to Eviction
    A very interesting decision was issued by Judge Eric Bjorneby, J.D.C. in Kakwani v Kakwani,40 Misc. 3d 627,967 N.Y.S.2d 827,2013 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2555,2013 NY Slip Op 23200,2013 WL 3155372(N.Y. Dist. Ct.2013).  This eviction action…
Rank this Week: 1361

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

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 1396

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: 1417

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    Form MSC7 is the report of the Evaluator in a workers compensation case in North Carolina. An Evaluator is usually a neutral person who meets with the plaintiffs and defendants in a workers compensation case in a neutral evaluation…
  • Jul 22

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you need to know your rights and the steps that must be taken to ensure your rights are protected. Just because you are hurt on the job, you are not automatically going to receive money…
  • Jul 16

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?
    Once your case is filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the creditors are notified of the filing, your mortgage company may stop sending you the monthly statements for your house payment.  This is a protective measure on their…
Rank this Week: 1469

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Oct 29

    What to Tell Creditors during Bankruptcy

    What to Tell Creditors during Bankruptcy
    Whether you call it a collection attempt or harassment, the fact is that creditors call. They call at home and at work; they call home and cell phones; and they call bosses and family members. Whether a collection call is “legal”…
  • Oct 28

    Hidden Traps When Borrowing Money from Family to Pay for Bankruptcy

    Hidden Traps When Borrowing Money from Family to Pay for Bankruptcy
    Paying for bankruptcy can leave you broke. The typical bankruptcy case involves credit counseling and financial management class fees; court filing fees; and attorney fees. In many cases, paying for bankruptcy is beyond the means for many…
  • Oct 27

    Lawsuit Mill Responds to Complaint

    Lawsuit Mill Responds to Complaint
    In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a federal lawsuit against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, alleging the Georgia law firm filed tens of thousands of debt collection lawsuits against individuals without…
Rank this Week: 1511

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: 1513

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
  • Oct 29

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Pre-pack
    Pre-packs are a contentious rescue tool in the UK and the Netherlands due to the inherent conflict between the transparency sought by many stakeholders and the loss of value triggered by the opening of a formal insolvency procedure. There is…
  • Oct 22

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe – Turkey
    Turkey and Istanbul are both highly connected, as you might expect with their being on ancient trade routes and on Europe’s border with Asia. Turkish Airlines flies to more capital cities than any other airline (its London Gatwick…
  • Oct 15

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe

    Restructuring & Insolvency in Europe
    A new European approach to insolvency was the theme of INSOL Europe’s 2014 annual congress in Istanbul This is the first of a series of posts inspired by the conference presentations. The new approach celebrates what Europe’s…
Rank this Week: 1523

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: 1532

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: 1564

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.…
  • 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…
  • May 2

    Nevada Laws about foreclosure: NRS 40.455 Deficiency Judgment

    Nevada Laws about foreclosure: NRS 40.455 Deficiency Judgment
    CHAPTER 40 – ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN PARTICULAR CASES CONCERNING PROPERTY NRS 40.455 Deficiency judgment: Award to judgment creditor or beneficiary of deed of trust; exceptions. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, upon…
Rank this Week: 1580

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: 1659

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Oct 27

    More Things Student Loan Lawyers Ask Borrowers Who File Bankruptcy

    More Things Student Loan Lawyers Ask Borrowers Who File Bankruptcy
    This post stems from an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “5 Things Student Loan Lawyers Ask Borrowers Who File For Bankruptcy.” As one of the few lawyers in this country to recently take on such lawyers for the…
  • Oct 20

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment
    History of 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8) The Debate The student loan exception to discharge has a fairly short, but interesting, history. Congress first established the Guaranteed Student Loan Program under the auspices of the Higher Education…
  • Oct 14

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error
    What happens when you take a homeowner who defaults on their mortgage into bankruptcy to stop the foreclosure sale?  You get a situation that is disease ridden with errors.  Katie Porter (@MsKatiePorter) recently wrote about this…
Rank this Week: 1677

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: 1675

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/
  • Oct 28

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer

    When You Risk Losing Your Children, You Need An Experienced Dependency Lawyer
    How far would you go to keep your children? Would you hire an attorney? Would you appeal any decision that separated you from your kids? The answer is obvious, right? Every parent would do whatever it took to keep their children with…
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
Rank this Week: 1700

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/
  • Sep 14

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed
    I don't know if this is occurring to our Florida bankruptcy clients, but I imagine it is. The ABI I have a warning for you about scam bill collectors. Criminal gangs are posing as law enforcement officials. They are calling people and…
  • Aug 30

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
  • Aug 15

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
Rank this Week: 1736

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 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014
    New means test numbers go into effect for bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 1, 2014. Median income numbers go up for households of one, two and four persons. Oddly, the number goes down for households of three. For…
  • Oct 2

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life
    Thought you might be interested in this: A new study finds that bankruptcy filers make more money and live longer than those who were denied such protection. http://for.tn/1u6bd1z The post Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life appeared first…
  • Jun 14

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase
    The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved several bankruptcy fee increases starting on June 1, 2014. The new  fees will be: Chapter 7:  $335 (up from $ 306) Chapter 9: $1,717 (up from $1,213) Chapter 11: $1,717 (up…
Rank this Week: 1790

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1799