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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
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases involving whether a chapter 7 debtor may strip off a second (or any junior) mortgage that is not secured by the home’s actual market value. In Bank of…
Rank this Week: 13

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 130

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

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

    Christmas Gift

    Christmas Gift
    Check out the new article on 713Training.com about Christmas gifts in bankruptcy. For more information on Bankruptcy Training check out our training packages at 713training Related PostsLiens and Bankruptcy TrainingDebtor on the Loan,…
  • Nov 14

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?

    Debtor on the Loan, But Not The Owner?
    Here is a link to a recent article on 713training.com. http://www.713training.com/blog/debtor-on-loan-but-not-the-owner/ In the article we answer a students question that they sent in an E-mail.  If you ever have questions please feel…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 109

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 126

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: 147

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: 273

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: 232

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Mar 26

    Time Running Out To Claim Prior Year Tax Break

    Time Running Out To Claim Prior Year Tax Break
    Time is running out on your 2011 tax return. Whaaaat?, you say.  You’re working on 2014 between now and April 15th. But if you’re one of those people who overlooked a tax deduction or, better yet, a tax credit like…
  • Mar 19

    What Kenny Rogers Teaches Us About Getting Out of Debt

    What Kenny Rogers Teaches Us About Getting Out of Debt
        You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em; know when to walk away, know when to run... So goes the gambler’s advice to the young card player in the hit Kenny Rogers song. Hum along as we…
  • Mar 11

    5 Small Business Mistakes You Can Avoid

    5 Small Business Mistakes You Can Avoid
    Everyone tells you what to do to succeed in business;  you also need to know what not to do if you don’t want to fail. Running your own business is the classic American dream.  It’s romantic and heroic. The romance of…
Rank this Week: 700

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Discusses issues that affect consumer debtors considering filing for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Symmes Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
Rank this Week: 590

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/
  • Mar 23

    Florida Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Seize Foreign Checking Account In Forfeiture Action

    Florida Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Seize Foreign Checking Account In Forfeiture Action
    I have known clients who have opened bank accounts in other states where garnishments are more difficult. These clients have asked me whether a Florida court could issue an order garnishing the account or imposing another order concerning…
  • Mar 16

    Florida Court Finds Jurisdiction Over Offshore LLC Membership Interest

    Florida Court Finds Jurisdiction Over Offshore LLC Membership Interest
    An important rationale for offshore asset protection is effecting the removal of the debtor’s asset beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. For example, people choose to form LLCs outside the U.S. because they believe a U.S. court would…
  • Mar 10

    Disadvantage of Foreign Residents Owning Florida Real Estate In Entity Name

    Disadvantage of Foreign Residents Owning Florida Real Estate In Entity Name
    Married residents of Iowa purchased an investment motel in Florida through their family corporation. They own all the stock in the corporation jointly. A lawsuit was filed against the husband related to a prior investment. Their Iowa attorney…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
Rank this Week: 438

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy

    The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy
    This Monday, February 23, 2015, at the City Club of San Francisco, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum in cooperation with the Taxation Section and the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will present…
  • Feb 16

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay

    Chapter 11 Reorganization Solutions to Port Strikes and Shipping Delay
    A strategic chapter 11 bankruptcy case can provide crucial help to businesses facing delayed shipments of supplies and inventory resulting from the port strikes and shutdowns, including:  •  The Automatic Stay.  A…
  • Feb 12

    Business Bankruptcy Basic

    Business Bankruptcy Basic
    Learn about business bankruptcy basics and earn CLE credit valid in ten states with this video, available here.  The provider, namely LexVid, should give you one video for free.  Here is the course description:There are a number of…
Rank this Week: 383

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: 425

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: 591

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: 510

Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy. Published By Joseph C. McDaniel, P.C.

http://www.arizonachapter13lawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

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  • Oct 12

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel
    Joseph C. McDaniel, Esq. 1950-2011 It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write this on behalf of Joseph's staff and myself. As many of you may already know, and for those of you who may not have read or heard, Joseph C. McDaniel passed…
  • Sep 24

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!
    I have another bankruptcy blog, Bankruptcy Crossroads. And that blog has been getting a lot of attention lately! Here are the top ten bankruptcy blogposts this week in Bankruptcy Crossroads; enjoy!
Rank this Week: 393

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: 584

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
  • Mar 27

    Consumer Education Services, Inc.’s (CESI) Acquisition of Start Fresh Today: What it Means to You

    Consumer Education Services, Inc.’s (CESI) Acquisition of Start Fresh Today: What it Means to You
    On March 20, 2015, we announced that Start Fresh Today had been acquired by Consumer Education Services Inc. (CESI), a non-profit credit counseling organization since 1998. You can read the press release here. CESI is an organization that…
  • Mar 26

    How To Handle Subprime Auto Loans In Bankruptcy

    How To Handle Subprime Auto Loans In Bankruptcy
    As the number of people struggling with bad credit soars, subprime lenders are sprouting up in every facet of life—including transportation. Subprime auto loans seem to be rising, but so is the amount of debt attached to those loans.…
  • Mar 24

    Tax Time: The Surge in Bankruptcy Filings & Protecting Your Identity

    Tax Time: The Surge in Bankruptcy Filings & Protecting Your Identity
    April 15th is fast-approaching. Your tax return or extension must be filed by then to avoid late payment penalties and interest. March Bankruptcy Filing Trends During the tax season frenzy, something else happens. Historically, the…
Rank this Week: 2111

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Mar 27

    Does A Consumer Proposal Settle All My Debts?

    Does A Consumer Proposal Settle All My Debts?
    For many people, a consumer proposal is an effective option for settling debts when you are simply unable to repay everything in full. Consumer proposals have grown significantly in popularity in recent years as more people become aware of…
  • Mar 13

    Can Declaring Bankruptcy Repair My Credit Score?

    Can Declaring Bankruptcy Repair My Credit Score?
    Yes it can!  Once you have completed all of your bankruptcy duties you will be discharged or relieved from your debts and can start to rebuild your credit.  As you rebuild, your credit score will improve and that fresh start that…
  • Feb 27

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?

    How Is Student Debt Affected During Bankruptcy?
    You accumulated significant debt while attending college or university with the full expectation that you would be able to repay that debt. Now you are struggling to keep up with your payments. Filing bankruptcy or a consumer proposal…
Rank this Week: 2413

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 26

    Karmaloop, Inc. Formation Meeting and Section 341 Meeting Scheduled

    Karmaloop, Inc. Formation Meeting and Section 341 Meeting Scheduled
    In the Karmaloop, Inc. bankruptcy proceeding, a formation meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the DoubleTree Hotel, 700 King St., Salon C, Wilmington, DE 19801.  Click…
  • Mar 23

    Allied Nevada Gold Formation Meeting and Section 341 Meeting Scheduled

    Allied Nevada Gold Formation Meeting and Section 341 Meeting Scheduled
    In the Allied Nevada Gold Corp. bankruptcy proceeding, a formation meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building, 844 King St., Room 2112, Wilmington, DE 1980.…
  • Mar 23

    Can the landlord apply the tenant’s security deposit to the landlord’s claims?

    Can the landlord apply the tenant’s security deposit to the landlord’s claims?
    Security deposits are considered property of the bankruptcy estate, and as such, are generally required to be returned to the debtor.  Even so,  landlords are permitted in certain instances to setoff their rejection damage claim…
Rank this Week: 1555

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2323

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and foreclosures. By the Law Offices of Robert Manchel.

http://www.bankruptcylawyer-nj.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    What is the responsibility of a New Jersey Homeowner when moving out.

    What is the responsibility of a New Jersey Homeowner when moving out.
    What is my responsibility if I leave my New Jersey house, that is in foreclosure. As a result of the very lengthy real estate foreclosure action process in New Jersey, people are vacating their homes during the lawsuit. Prior to vacating…
  • Mar 20

    When must a New Jersey resident leave a house that is in foreclosure.

    When must a New Jersey resident leave a house that is in foreclosure.
    When must a New Jersey resident leave the house after a Sheriff’s sale. The length of a mortgage foreclosure action in New Jersey is extremely lengthy. A person is permitted to reside in the house until the entire foreclosure action is…
  • Aug 27

    Getting My Repossed Auto Back In New Jersey

    Getting My Repossed Auto Back In New Jersey
    A New Jersey resident may get their repossessed auto back, by filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy case, if the auto was repossessed due to a loan default. However, there are general conditions for the return of the vehicle. Typically, the auto may…
Rank this Week: 3564

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    I can’t Make Chapter 13 Plan Payment

    I can’t Make Chapter 13 Plan Payment
    When you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you know that you will be repaying some or all of your debt over the course of three to five years. While this sounds easy enough upfront, things can get more difficult along the way. Have you fallen…
  • Mar 24

    Yes, Chapter 13 could be Better than Chapter 7

    Yes, Chapter 13 could be Better than Chapter 7
    It is no surprise that most people interested in bankruptcy would rather file for Chapter 7 than Chapter 13. They believe this to be best for one primary reason: most or all of their debt will be discharged, without the need for a repayment…
  • Mar 19

    Reasons to Avoid Bankruptcy if Possible

    Reasons to Avoid Bankruptcy if Possible
    Bankruptcy sounds so simple. You hire an attorney, file the appropriate paper work, and your debt disappears. How much better could it get, right? Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding bankruptcy. It is easy to look at this process…
Rank this Week: 1693

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Mar 26

    What Happens If You Can’t Honor Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    What Happens If You Can’t Honor Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    When you have completed your chapter 13 bankruptcy filing your bankruptcy lawyer will review all of your obligations pertaining to it with you. It is important that you follow through with the bankruptcy plan as it has been designed.…
  • Mar 24

    Stopping Foreclosure With a Bankruptcy

    Stopping Foreclosure With a Bankruptcy
    Having to deal with creditors day in and day out is devastating. Especially when there is nothing you would like better than to be able to pay them and be over and done with them. It gets worse when they are not only threatening legal action,…
  • Mar 19

    My Vehicle In Bankruptcy

    My Vehicle In Bankruptcy
    When an individual is contemplating bankruptcy they are highly concerned as to what they are going to lose. One of the reasons they are even thinking about this type of debt relief is so they won’t lose everything. If a bankruptcy means…
Rank this Week: 1127

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Mar 25

    Can Creditors Harass You After You File Bankruptcy?

    Can Creditors Harass You After You File Bankruptcy?
    When you file bankruptcy, an automatic stay is put into effect under Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code.  The automatic stay prevents all collection activity while the bankruptcy case is active without an order of the Court.  The…
  • Mar 20

    Should I Take Money Out of My 401K to Pay Off Debts?

    Should I Take Money Out of My 401K to Pay Off Debts?
    Your retirement fund, also known as 401K, is something that you work your entire life for. The last thing you want is for bankruptcy to swipe all of your retirement savings out from underneath you. Luckily, under state and federal law, your…
  • Mar 18

    Delay on Foreclosure due to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Delay on Foreclosure due to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Foreclosure on homes often happens when lenders want to retrieve the remaining balance of a loan from the homeowner who has stopped making payments. Normally, the lenders will not begin the legal process until the homeowner skipped out on 3…
Rank this Week: 3869

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/
  • Mar 25

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today released a report focusing on the market for auto title loans. The report brings together data from a wide variety of sources (including Slips contributor Nathalie Martin's work) to provide a clear, succinct,…
  • Mar 24

    Consumer Bankruptcy with Chinese Characteristics?

    Consumer Bankruptcy with Chinese Characteristics?
    Deng Xiaoping's famous description of th...
  • Mar 20

    The Costs of Chapter 11

    The Costs of Chapter 11
    Although I keep swearing off the topic, I've written something about chapter 11 professional fees. Again. Over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 2613

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1906

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
  • Mar 25

    Debt Owed by Contractor to Homeowners Was Fraud and Non-Dischargeable

    Debt Owed by Contractor to Homeowners Was Fraud and Non-Dischargeable
    As I regularly review court cases to keep up on the law, I often run into ones that provide a good way to help my readers understand some important aspect of bankruptcy. Today's blog post does this through a recent decision by the federal…
  • Mar 1

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account

    Avoiding an Administrative Freeze on Your Bank Account
    WHAT'S AN "ADMINISTRATIVE FREEZE" OF A BANK ACCOUNT? I discussed bank administrative freezes in a very recent article called Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze". If you have a checking or savings account at a bank or other…
  • Feb 16

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California

    Can Stores Enforce Their Credit Card Security Agreements in California
    In a recent blog post I addressed the question, "Can Stores Repossess What You Bought with the Store Card?" The basic answer was that they can if their store credit card contract gave them a right to do so. In other words, the issue is…
Rank this Week: 3081

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Mar 25

    Northern Kentucky Resident

    Northern Kentucky Resident
    For the next few weeks, we will be posting information about personal injuries–your legal rights, our experience with personal injury cases, what exactly is “personal injury,” and other related topics.  However, this…
  • Mar 18

    Business Creditor Attorneys Ft. Thoma

    Business Creditor Attorneys Ft. Thoma
    People borrow money from businesses such as banks, car dealers, credit card companies, small lending agencies, landlords, and many more businesses. Occasionally those people are unable to repay the businesses. In Ft. Thomas, the law firm of…
  • Mar 12

    Civil Suit Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Civil Suit Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    Over the next few weeks, we will be enjoying St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness. The competition and rivalry amongst the fans can lead to unintended conflicts. These conflicts often result in civil suits. Whether you find yourself…
Rank this Week: 2015

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases involving whether a chapter 7 debtor may strip off a second (or any junior) mortgage that is not secured by the home’s actual market value. In Bank of…
Rank this Week: 3205

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Jason Weaver P.A.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Changes Are Coming for Consumers to How Credit Is Reported

    Changes Are Coming for Consumers to How Credit Is Reported
    Despite that fact that our world revolves around credit, and it can make or break your life financially, the major credit reporting agencies (CRAs)—Equifax, Experian and Transunion—have been slow to make changes, and generally…
  • Mar 2

    The “Corinthian 15″ Refuse to Pay Their Loan

    The “Corinthian 15″ Refuse to Pay Their Loan
    It sounds like a great name for a movie title. “The Corinthian 15.” But rather than a juicy sci-fi plot, or a gangster movie (although the story does involve gangsters, arguably), the Corinthian 15 are a group of college graduates…
  • Jan 29

    We’re Featured on WPLG Local 10 Miami Broward’s Call Christina Segment

    We’re Featured on WPLG Local 10 Miami Broward’s Call Christina Segment
    Local 10 in Miami (WPLG) has featured us in a segment involving debt collection scams. The segment is by Christina Vazquez, who does a regular consumer segment on all kinds of consumer issues. We’re thrilled to be working with her and…
Rank this Week: 1296

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, debt and foreclosures. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Mar 25

    Understanding The Wildcard Exemption

    Understanding The Wildcard Exemption
    There are several ways that your property can be protected in a bankruptcy. This is one of the reasons why it is important to rely on the services of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. You need to know what your rights are under this form of…
  • Mar 18

    Business and Personal Bankruptcy

    Business and Personal Bankruptcy
    The most common types of bankruptcy are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, but there is also a Chapter 11.  The Chapter 11 is strictly for business and is far more complicated. It is more geared towards reorganizing the debt. The debtor does get…
  • Mar 4

    Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy a Good Choice?

    Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy a Good Choice?
    When an individual is faced with what they feel is insurmountable debt they get to the point where they are so overwhelmed that they just want to get out from under all the pressure it is creating. If this sounds like you, then you are…
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Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Mar 25

    Understanding The Wildcard Exemption

    Understanding The Wildcard Exemption
    There are several ways that your property can be protected in a bankruptcy. This is one of the reasons why it is important to rely on the services of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. You need to know what your rights are under this form of…
  • Mar 18

    Business and Personal Bankruptcy

    Business and Personal Bankruptcy
    The most common types of bankruptcy are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, but there is also a Chapter 11.  The Chapter 11 is strictly for business and is far more complicated. It is more geared towards reorganizing the debt. The debtor does get…
  • Mar 4

    Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy a Good Choice?

    Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy a Good Choice?
    When an individual is faced with what they feel is insurmountable debt they get to the point where they are so overwhelmed that they just want to get out from under all the pressure it is creating. If this sounds like you, then you are…
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Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower
    On February 25, 2015, the Nebraska bankruptcy court issued a new student loan opinion that should lift the hopes of debtors overburdened by student loans.   See In re DeLaet, Case #13-04032. What is striking about this opinion is that…
  • Feb 28

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that retirement funds rolled over from an Individual Retirement Account to purchase an annuity are exempt from the bankruptcy estate.  In re Miller (No. 13-3682).  Prior to filing…
  • Feb 9

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe
    A key to getting good results in a bankruptcy case is to make sure that each and every creditor receives notice of the bankruptcy filing. Failure to notify a creditor may lead to disastrous results, including the debt not being discharged or…
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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/
  • Mar 24

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children

    Mother Wins Primary Custody and Proves She Knows How to Protect Her Children
    At times, life seems horribly unfair. That must be how Andrea felt after being accosted by her husband and fleeing to her local police department for help. What happened next was social services took her children and then attempted to…
  • Mar 17

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety

    A Tale of Two Mothers Fighting for Custody and Safety
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for these two mothers. If you are active on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen this popular hashtag #StandWithNanHui. #StandWithNanHui Case Draws Attention to Domestic…
  • Mar 10

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?

    Are You Sure You Don't Need a Divorce Lawyer?
    Are you thinking about leaving your spouse but fear that you can't afford a divorce? There are resources that you can access that can help you reduce your costs. Resources for Divorces To find court forms, courthouse information and to run…
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Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Transferring Asset

    Transferring Asset
    One of the most hot button topics in the bankruptcy world is the disposal of assets by people who are going to be filing for bankruptcy. Every so often I am asked by folks who are considering bankruptcy as a financial … Continue…
  • Feb 16

    What are you afraid of?

    What are you afraid of?
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that David Cassidy, famous from The Partridge Family is filing for bankruptcy. In his bankruptcy filing, Mr. Cassidy reported assets and debts each between $1 million and $10 million. Among his…
  • Jan 26

    Cram down that Clunker

    Cram down that Clunker
    A few years ago the U.S. government established a program called ‘cash for clunkers.’ Essentially, the idea was to provide economic incentives to U.S. residents to purchase a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle when trading in a…
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Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

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

    Can I File Bankruptcy If I have a Trust Fund?

    Can I File Bankruptcy If I have a Trust Fund?
    When it comes to bankruptcy, it’s important to know the limitations of a bankruptcy. One area we occasionally have people ask about is whether they can file bankruptcy or not if they have a trust. To answer this question, yes; generally…
  • Mar 17

    What is a Form 25T in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What is a Form 25T in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    When you are involved in an accident that occurs on the job, there are a number of necessary workers’ compensation forms that need to be completed and then submitted to the appropriate office. One of these forms is called a Form 25T.…
  • Mar 10

    Authorized User v. Co-Signer: The Differences Explained

    Authorized User v. Co-Signer: The Differences Explained
    Great question! This can be answered easily using a couple of scenarios. Let’s use the example of Tom and Jane. Tom goes to Old Navy and opens up a credit card. When he fills out the application, he uses only his name and credit history…
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Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Mar 23

    Be Concise in What You Want to Appeal

    Be Concise in What You Want to Appeal
    Hi, I’m Winter Park, Florida, attorney Eric Lanigan. I want to talk today about the most important aspect of a Florida Appeals case and that is about being very concise. It’s always interesting to me that while appellate…
  • Mar 22

    Do You Need a New Attorney in an Appeal?

    Do You Need a New Attorney in an Appeal?
    Why Hire an Appeals Lawyer? You Need a Fresh Set of Eyes, Clear Slate to Assess Case Hi I’m Eric Lanigan of Lanigan and Lanigan in Winter Park, Florida. I and my son Roddy do appeals cases, appeals work in Florida and  we’re…
  • Mar 16

    Appeals Q&A: Can You and Should You Appeal Your Case?

    Appeals Q&A: Can You and Should You Appeal Your Case?
    Florida Appeals Cases: Should You Appeal? Eric Lanigan has practiced Florida law since 1976. He has presented Florida appeals cases for both appellees and appellants. The very basic information of appeals and how they work are very…
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Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Snowballing Effect

    Snowballing Effect
    John Oliver discussed municipal fines, how they can snowball, and how said snowballing disproportionately affects people of low income.  It's not just that poor people have a harder time affording things, but that they are punished for…
  • Mar 17

    Median Income Levels eff 4/1/2015

    Median Income Levels eff 4/1/2015
    The Census Bureau has updated the median income levels.  These new numbers go into effect April 1, 2015.  Median income levels are dictated by the state you reside in and the size of your household.  If you are below median,…
  • Mar 16

    Continued Gradual Increase in Foreclosure Filing

    Continued Gradual Increase in Foreclosure Filing
    Although foreclosure cases were down statewide by about 3% in February, February was a shorter month and on a per day basis, foreclosures were actually up by over 3 cases per day over January.Not taking the shortened month into consideration,…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information
    On January 27, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a compliance bulletin reminding supervised financial institutions (including large depository institutions, credit unions and their affiliates, certain…
  • Dec 29

    Second Circuit Holds RMBS-issued Certificates Are Exempt from the TIA

    Second Circuit Holds RMBS-issued Certificates Are Exempt from the TIA
    On December 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion on an issue of first impression, namely the scope of § 304(a)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, 15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa-77aaaa…
  • Oct 22

    Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When States Balk at Gaming Compact

    Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When States Balk at Gaming Compact
    A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S.  Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the Secretary of the Interior to adopt Class III gaming procedures for a tribe lacking a…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    Bankruptcy and Cosigner

    Bankruptcy and Cosigner
    A person who cosigns, or acts as a guarantor on a debt may be affected when primary debtor declares bankruptcy. There are a few ways to protect a cosigner or guarantor during a bankruptcy, but it is important to understand each person’s…
  • Feb 5

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?
    Most debts can be liquidated through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or reorganized through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there are a few debts that can altogether be non-dischargeable. Some types of debts are always non-dischargeable, unless a…
  • Feb 5

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?
    Most debts can be liquidated through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or reorganized through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there are a few debts that can altogether be non-dischargeable. Some types of debts are always non-dischargeable, unless…
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AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • Mar 23

    Karmaloop Online Clothes Retailer May Pursue Bankruptcy

    Karmaloop Online Clothes Retailer May Pursue Bankruptcy
    Just a few years ago Karmaloop, the online streetwear clothing retailer from Boston, looked as though the company was poised for big growth. Now, the company may need to file bankruptcy after struggling with excessive debt, according to the…
  • Mar 17

    Lumber Liquidators (LL) Stock Tumbles as the Company Faces Lawsuits and Insider Trading Allegation

    Lumber Liquidators (LL) Stock Tumbles as the Company Faces Lawsuits and Insider Trading Allegation
    60 Minutes recently released an earth-shattering report about Lumber Liquidators describing how the company may be selling Chinese-made laminate flooring with toxic levels of formaldehyde to increase profits. Anderson Cooper covered the…
  • Mar 9

    Citigroup to Send Checks to 23,000 Homeowners It Forgot to Pay After Foreclosure Settlement

    Citigroup to Send Checks to 23,000 Homeowners It Forgot to Pay After Foreclosure Settlement
    After the Independent Foreclosure Review in 2013, Citigroup agreed to compensate borrowers in a settlement for committing widespread foreclosure abuses. However, it was recently discovered more than 20,000 borrowers did not receive any money.…
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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    Open Letter to the Bankruptcy Bar from Chief Judge Bluebond: Pro Bono Opportunitie

    Open Letter to the Bankruptcy Bar from Chief Judge Bluebond: Pro Bono Opportunitie
    From our Chief Judge:  Honorable Sheri Bluebond March 3, 2015 An Open Letter to the Bankruptcy Bar The Bankruptcy Judges of the Central District of California once again urge you to consider volunteering for one of the…
  • Mar 16

    Spring Cleaning For Your Finance

    Spring Cleaning For Your Finance
    Some people make getting out of debt their New Year’s Resolution; while others wait for their tax refunds to either get out of debt or hire a lawyer and file personal bankruptcy.  We could even start this Springtime with a Money…
  • Mar 9

    The Truth About Bankruptcy You Haven’t Heard

    The Truth About Bankruptcy You Haven’t Heard
    Why does Dave Ramsey, the Bible Belt personal finance guru, insist that filing personal bankruptcy is a “painful, life-changing experience. It hurts?” It’s because he himself filed for personal bankruptcy and had a bad…
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Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Student Loan Bankruptcy Relief Coming to Oregon?!

    Student Loan Bankruptcy Relief Coming to Oregon?!
    President Obama signed an executive action on Tuesday that would make it easier for Oregon bankruptcy filers to discharge certain kinds of student loans. As any would be Oregon bankruptcy filer knows, student loan debt is extremely difficult…
  • Mar 15

    The Bankruptcy Means Test and VA Disability

    The Bankruptcy Means Test and VA Disability
    I am officially annoyed this afternoon. Trying to run my client’s household income numbers through the Means Test and seeing him fail due to the cumulative amount of both his household income and military disability. I am annoyed…
  • Feb 28

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor
    Oregon student loan debtors breathed a sigh of relief this week when the Department of Education announced that it was finally firing five debt collection agencies that had been giving inaccurate information to student borrowers. I say…
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All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Mar 22

    What Amount Child Support Can I Expect to Receive?

    What Amount Child Support Can I Expect to Receive?
    Recently, divorcing couple Kenneth Griffin and Anne Dias Griffin of Illinois gained some measure of notoriety after Dias Griffin’s recent court filings were made public. Those filings include a request from Ms. Dias Griffin for over $1…
  • Mar 22

    When a Parent Becomes a Kidnapper

    When a Parent Becomes a Kidnapper
    Police in Massachusetts are searching for a Quincy-area mother for allegedly “kidnapping” her five children. Unfortunately, this mother is neither the first nor will she be the last parent to face accusations of “kidnapping” their…
  • Mar 12

    Divorce Does Not Have to be…

    Divorce Does Not Have to be Difficult Earlier this year, a “selfie” of a smiling Florida couple’s photo went viral after it was posted on Instagram. At first glance, the photo seems rather ordinary, though its popularity likely came…
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