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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 19

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt
    Yesterday, I noted the U.S. bankruptcy filing rate of 2.38 per 1,000 persons is at historic lows. The next question is always why. In this post, I am going to try to walk through an explanation in four graphs. The...
  • Jul 18

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017
    Using data from Epiq Systems, we appear to be on track for 774,000 bankruptcy filings for the 2017 calendar year. That would basically be the same rate of filings as in 2016 when total filings were just under 772,000. This...
  • Jul 18

    Eleven Year

    Eleven Year
    The number eleven has a lot of significance in the bankruptcy world. The Bankruptcy Code is, of course, title 11 of the United States Code. There is chapter 11. And, within chapter 11, one can make the eleven-eleven election under...
Rank this Week: 77

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
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 79

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 23, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 23, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Jul 22

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 22, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 22, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Jul 21

    Read Issue #135 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #135 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #135) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
Rank this Week: 103

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 300

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://www.assetprotectionfl.com/
  • 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: 342

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: 566

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 2

    Never Pay MSRP . Clearance on Cars and Truck

    Never Pay MSRP . Clearance on Cars and Truck
    Get the Best Deal on a New Car Search Local Clearance Car Prices . No ObligationClick Here to Search Now! Stop receiving emails from us 12667 Alcosta Blvd., Ste. 200 | San Ramon, CA 94583 f1c682f8b542ed68fd8e6d2a81821b92 state…
  • Nov 1

    Target is Hiring - Positions Up to 18/Hour

    Target is Hiring - Positions Up to 18/Hour
    f1c682f8b542ed68fd8e6d2a81821b92 AP/CHINATOPIXJuly 24, 2011: A wrecked passenger carriage is lifted off the bridge in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, after a train crash.BEIJING A long-awaited government report said design…
Rank this Week: 684

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/
  • Aug 7

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Credit Repair

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Credit Repair
    Severe financial strain can feel like a sickness, waking you up in the middle of the night and hampering your every move. Credit card companies slap double-digit compound interest onto the immense bills you already can’t pay—never…
  • Aug 6

    Things You Didn’t Know You Could Include in Bankruptcy

    Things You Didn’t Know You Could Include in Bankruptcy
    Making the decision to file bankruptcy can be a complicated and difficult process. You have to weigh all of the pros and cons and determine if it’s the best decision for your situation. You also need to come up with a plan for your…
  • Aug 5

    How Credit Affects Your Entire Life

    How Credit Affects Your Entire Life
    Most people worry about their credit history because they want to be sure they are eligible to receive loan offers and other lines of credit when they need it. This is certainly a good enough reason to want to keep your credit report in good…
Rank this Week: 739

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity
    How far can an attorney go in seeking relief for his or her client?  Can he draft and file misleading pleadings and argue the wrong law before the Bankruptcy (or any) Court?  Twice? The Bankruptcy Court Rules Against A Deceptive…
  • Jan 17

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?
    Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every…
  • Sep 29

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
Rank this Week: 782

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Student Loan Debt Could be Erased by Missing Paperwork

    Student Loan Debt Could be Erased by Missing Paperwork
    Private student loan debts – possibly tens of thousands of them, worth $5 billion – could be wiped away completely unless creditors start producing the proper paperwork. In a series of events that mirror that of the 2008 housing…
  • Jul 19

    Closing the Income Inequality Gap with Antitrust Law Enforcement

    Closing the Income Inequality Gap with Antitrust Law Enforcement
    It’s well-established that free and open markets are the foundation of a vibrant economy. When competition is aggressive among open-market sellers, both businesses and individuals are supposed to benefit from higher quality services and…
  • Jun 27

    Report: Strong Consumer Protections Benefit American

    Report: Strong Consumer Protections Benefit American
    In the wake of the economic crisis largely fueled by weak financial regulations and poor consumer protections, the federal government enacted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It was part of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act,…
Rank this Week: 804

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Jul 6

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier — and less accurate

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier — and less accurate
    Starting July 1, 2017, important rules for credit reporting agencies have changed, and the changes may have a big impact on both the curious consumer who just wants to check his score, and the debtor seriously thinking about filing for…
  • May 24

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court
    Midland Funding, the giant California-based debt buyer, narrowly escaped judgment in the United States Supreme Court in May 2017, when the nation’s highest justices ruled 5-3 that they couldn’t be sued by a bankrupt debtor for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 857

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jul 21

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?
    Bankruptcy is a legal process designed to help individuals who are struggling with insurmountable debt, not to punish or mar them in their financial future. Although there are many myths and misconceptions about how bankruptcy impacts…
  • Jul 19

    Texas Bankruptcy Exemption

    Texas Bankruptcy Exemption
    Considering filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Texas? You may have several questions about how the process works and how it will affect your financial future. Many people assume that filing for bankruptcy will cost them…
  • Jul 17

    Who is Paid First in a Bankruptcy Case?

    Who is Paid First in a Bankruptcy Case?
    Bankruptcy and discharges of debt are a great benefit for people facing tough financial times, but bankruptcy also allows many creditors to get paid as well. Both Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation bankruptcy) and Chapter 13 bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 963

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: 967

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: 990

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Feb 17

    Mortgage Lenders Resorting to Creativity to Avoid Foreclosure on Long Island

    Mortgage Lenders Resorting to Creativity to Avoid Foreclosure on Long Island
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. Faced with a wave of judicial sentiment against them, banks have begun seeking more creative ways to resolve delinquent mortgages than rushing to foreclose against the homeowner, which for quite some…
Rank this Week: 1015

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Is Cheaper Better?

    Is Cheaper Better?
    I had a friend in college who would only drink a particular brand of bottled water. It never ceased to amaze me how much money this girl spent on a product that was readily available, at no cost, almost everywhere … Continue reading…
  • Nov 2

    Bankruptcy Trustee vs. College Kid

    Bankruptcy Trustee vs. College Kid
    There is an ever-increasing trend in bankruptcy practice for court-appointed bankruptcy trustees suing college kids and their parents to recover money paid toward tuition. Under 11 U.S.C. § 548, the trustee may reverse a fraudulent…
  • Oct 14

    Bankruptcy and the Book of Mormon

    Bankruptcy and the Book of Mormon
    A Wall Street Journal blog post discussed an interesting bankruptcy case in Illinois. Anna Robinson filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2014. When you file for bankruptcy, all of the property you own becomes property of the bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 1035

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: 1080

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

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

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 1169

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jan 31

    Only the Lanigans Handle Your Case

    Only the Lanigans Handle Your Case
    When you hire Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan or attorney Roddy Lanigan of Lanigan and Lanigan, only the Lanigans handle your case. Eric and Roddy work on cases together and they’re the people in charge of the case.…
  • Jan 30

    Florida Law the Lanigans Practice

    Florida Law the Lanigans Practice
    Eric Lanigan's practice areas are predominantly what I would classify as general civil litigation primarily dealing with business issues like: Breach of contract Fraud Embezzlement Real estate Anything business law related We handle just…
  • Jan 27

    Does Your Attorney Have the Experience to Win a Case?

    Does Your Attorney Have the Experience to Win a Case?
    Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan says that more important that experience is: perseverance. Is your attorney prepared to relentlessly pursue your case? That means never letting go of trying to reach a successful conclusion.
Rank this Week: 1243

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: 1251

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
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
  • Apr 13

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury
    Personal Injury Actions Involving DWI’s May Lead to Punitive Damages Individuals who are injured by a person driving while intoxicated may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages that awarded.  The…
  • Apr 10

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 1270

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/
  • Dec 28

    Jessie

    Jessie
     I love the people at NW Debt Relief! Bankruptcy is a really stressful situation and to have knowledgeable and friendly people to help you is fantastic! I really want to give a big shout out to Alyssa and Shane for being there through…
  • Dec 28

    Tammy D.

    Tammy D.
     I highly recommend the entire NWDR law firm team. From start to finish they worked so hard to help me. Alyssa, Shane, and Melissa were awesome and I appreciated both attorneys assisting me through this scary process. I am so happy I…
  • Dec 28

    Katie

    Katie
     Everyone is great, knowledgeable and friendly. Tom and his paralegals, Melissa, , Megan , and Alyssa are super great people. Shane runs the office. He will be who you meet first as you enter the office. Shane is polite and courteous. He…
Rank this Week: 1304

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 1321

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
  • Feb 19

    Communication in insolvency

    Communication in insolvency
    Insolvency practitioners are at the sharp end of an increasingly complex system that is understood by few outside the profession.  We have to explain clearly and succinctly what we do and why, and we have to do so over and over again,…
  • Feb 16

    Insolvency regulation

    Insolvency regulation
    The UK insolvency regulatory system is being tinkered with, but it needs to be and be seen to be more effective.  For that it needs a more robust design.  At present it neither gives confidence to the public nor serves the…
  • Feb 12

    Who do you work with in restructuring and insolvency?

    Who do you work with in restructuring and insolvency?
    We are usually introduced to financially stressed or distressed businesses by professional advisors, often solicitors or accountants, who see the need for our specialist skills.  However, ultimately we are instructed by the management,…
Rank this Week: 1326

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: 1335

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1420

Fears Nachwati Law Blog

Fears Nachwati Law Blog

Covers personal injury and bankruptcy.

http://fnlawfirm.com/blogs/
  • Jul 21

    Partner Bryan Fears Nominated to American Inn of Court

    Partner Bryan Fears Nominated to American Inn of Court
    Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Bryan Fears has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of…
  • Jul 21

    Partner Majed Nachawati reappointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee

    Partner Majed Nachawati reappointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee
    We are proud to announce that Fears | Nachawati Law Firm founding partner, Majed Nachawati, has been reappointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas for a second term. This prestigious…
  • Jul 6

    6 Things to Know When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    6 Things to Know When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    It’s a process and as the saying goes – good things take time. A little bit of patience can lead to a much bigger return. Many companies will offer the minimum settlement, and after facing medical bills and lost wages, it’s…
Rank this Week: 1441

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: 1442

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: 1500

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • Aug 21

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1501

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: 1504

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: 1529

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 16

    Have You Arbitrarily Been Denied Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

    Have You Arbitrarily Been Denied Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
    We’ve been spending quite of bit of time lately researching all the ins and outs of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (“PSLF”).  One of the issues that has caught our attention is the failure to communicate to FFEL…
  • Jul 11

    Deadline July 12 to Submit Comments to DeVos to Prevent Fraud by For-Profit School

    Deadline July 12 to Submit Comments to DeVos to Prevent Fraud by For-Profit School
    If you have a few minutes to add your comments, every little bit helps. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced that the U.S. Education Department is reconsidering rules adopted last year to protect students and to prevent fraud by…
  • Jul 7

    How Much Debt is Too Much?

    How Much Debt is Too Much?
    I ran across a pretty helpful newsletter the other day with good tips about how to manage your debt.  It’s called The Dollar Stretcher.  At this link, there is a pretty helpful guide as to determining how much debt may be too…
Rank this Week: 1598

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: 1633

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
  • Jan 30

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
  • Oct 17

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water
    You’ve read in the past about signs that might warrant delaying a bankruptcy.  In this article, I want to focus more on unresolved addiction or behavioral issues. Sometimes you need to fix the hole in your boat before you can get…
Rank this Week: 1676

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1720

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Did Sprint Cause RadioShack’s Recent Bankruptcy?

    Did Sprint Cause RadioShack’s Recent Bankruptcy?
    The long and painful demise of RadioShack has gained much media coverage over the past few years. This downward spiral began in 2015 when RadioShack filed for bankruptcy to reorganize the company’s debt, which included co-branding…
  • Jul 12

    Selecting a Suitable Credit Card

    Selecting a Suitable Credit Card
    Wondering which credit card to sign up for?  The answer depends on your particular needs, credit score, spending habits, card features and other factors. If you understand your options and ask the right questions, you can easily come to…
  • Jul 5

    Key Tips for Managing Your Finance

    Key Tips for Managing Your Finance
    So you want to improve your finances? Managing them wisely is the clue. Here is some advice that you can act on to strengthen your situation. Get paid a worthy amount or never spend your complete income Simple as it may seem, many of you…
Rank this Week: 1780

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

    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…
  • Jan 13

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work
    "The Political Heart of Criminal Procedure: Essays on Themes of William J. Stuntz" has just been published by Cambridge University Press: here.  The book is based on the papers written by a number of the…
Rank this Week: 1787

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Jul 11

    Bankruptcy & Divorce: A Disruption In The Force

    Bankruptcy & Divorce: A Disruption In The Force
    When bankruptcy law and family law intersect, the result can be liberating or disruptive, depending on the timing of a bankruptcy filing and the goals of  the parties. An infinite number of combinations lead to infinite different…
  • Jun 23

    Unfair Loan Modification Practices Rejected By 9th Circuit

    Unfair Loan Modification Practices Rejected By 9th Circuit
      Promising a loan modification and failing to deliver, after pocketing trial mod payments, isn’t fair, said the 9th Circuit in Oskoui. And if it isn’t fair, it can be actionable under California’s Unfair Competition…
  • Jun 8

    Proofs of Claim, Res Judicata, And A Good Night’s Sleep

    Proofs of Claim, Res Judicata, And A Good Night’s Sleep
    Trouble shared is trouble halved. Brainy Quotes attributes that bit of wisdom to writer Dorothy Sayers.  (Also to Lee Iacocca; take your pick). One of the things that keeps me troubled at night is the preclusive effect of a filed…
Rank this Week: 1887

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy fiilng, bankruptcy means test, student loans, credit counseling, and debtor education.

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Jan 31

    6 Quick and Clever Ways to Save on Grocerie

    6 Quick and Clever Ways to Save on Grocerie
    If you are currently going through a financial crisis, saving money is probably at the forefront of your mind. After all, we all know that every little bit helps, especially when you are attempting to work your way out of a tough financial…
  • Jan 24

    6 Things You Should NOT Do If You're Considering Bankruptcy

    6 Things You Should NOT Do If You're Considering Bankruptcy
    Perhaps you've found yourself in a difficult financial situation caused by high medical bills and loss of income, or a recent divorce. Your debts are piling up, and there's simply not enough money to pay your creditors what you owe them. If…
  • Jan 17

    Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney: What You Need to Know

    Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney: What You Need to Know
    Once you've made a decision to file bankruptcy the next thing you'll need to do is find a bankruptcy attorney. Chances are, like most people, you've decided to file bankruptcy because you cannot meet your debts. You may think one smart way…
Rank this Week: 1898

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Student Loans Might be Dischargeable in 2017

    Student Loans Might be Dischargeable in 2017
    The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act of 2005 made student loan debts non-dischargeable through bankruptcy. Why do you ask? The federal student loan program was initially created with the goal of making a college education affordable for all…
  • May 17

    Abby Lee Miller Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud

    Abby Lee Miller Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud
    Abby Lee Miller of the famous reality television show “Dance Moms” recently plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud and was sentenced to 1 year and 1 month in a federal prison to be followed by supervised release for another 2 years.…
  • Apr 18

    Homestead Protection for Non-Debtor

    Homestead Protection for Non-Debtor
    Florida’s Bankruptcy Laws offer a very generous Homestead Exemption for those filing bankruptcy here in the Sunshine State. As long as you have owned your homestead property for 1,215 days or more prior to filing bankruptcy, the Florida…
Rank this Week: 1916

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action
    When a lender forecloses on a mortgage and sells the property, it sometimes happens that the sale price does not cover the entire mortgaged amount. For example, you owe the bank $250,000 but the home only sells for $200,000 at auction. The…
  • Jun 15

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest
    Millions of Americans rely on their driver’s license to legally drive to and from work, school, the grocery store, and other destinations. Losing it after a DUI arrest can be inconvenient at best, and life-changing at the worst. The DUI…
  • Jun 10

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For
    The phone is ringing again, but you don’t pick up because you’re pretty sure who it is: that collection agency that’s been chasing you for overdue credit card or loan payments. You offered to do a payment arrangement, but…
Rank this Week: 1944

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief. By the Law Office of Harold D. Thompson.

http://www.sandiegobankruptcylawyerblog.com
  • Oct 5

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 attorney, we know you have questions.  Not sure if bankruptcy is right for you?  Have questions about bankruptcy in California but you don’t know where to find the answers?  If you have ANY…
  • Oct 3

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help
    As a San Diego foreclosure lawyer one of the most common mistakes I see homeowners make is trying to do a loan modification BEFORE filing a Chapter 13. This is a mistake.  First, let’s talk a little bit about your particular…
  • Oct 1

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 lawyer, I want to explain to you a little bit about the process of saving your home.  But first, let’s talk basics.  Under a San Diego chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor sets a repayment plan the the…
Rank this Week: 1970

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 6

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy
    As a bankruptcy lawyer I want to help my clients resolve their financial situation and eliminate their debts. One of the largest frustrations I encounter is when a client can't use the bankruptcy laws nearly as well because of actions he or…
  • Jun 26

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay

    Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay
    WHAT IS THE "AUTOMATIC STAY"? The "automatic stay" is one of the most valuable benefits of filing bankruptcy. This law makes just about every act of a creditor to collect a debt illegal once you file a bankruptcy case. See Section 362 of the…
  • May 31

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7

    Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7
    THE FACTS Maria Rivera filed a Chapter 7 case in the Santa Ana Division of the bankruptcy court. She included among her debts $9,905 owed to the Orange County Probation Department for costs related to her son's involuntary juvenile…
Rank this Week: 2017