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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 18

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket

    Just Punch My Bankruptcy Ticket
    That's the title of Denver Law Professor Michael Sousa's new article exploring debtors' evaluations of the pre-filing credit counseling course and the post-filing financial management course mandated by BAPCPA. The data for the article came…
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following…
Rank this Week: 23

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 64

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 109

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 139

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: 145

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1
              The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase…
  • Apr 10

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly
    In my practice, I see it all the time: an elderly couple come to talk about their debts. Inundated by credit cards and living on a fixed income, they see no help in sight. But, their retirement can’t be garnished and the credit industry…
  • Apr 4

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two
    In Part One, I discussed some of the options you may consider when your house (or other property) is in foreclosure, namely mortgage modifications and short sales.  This post will focus on whether a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a…
Rank this Week: 279

The Art of Finding a Way Out

The Art of Finding a Way Out

Covers business bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. By Brad Sandler.

http://www.absolutepriorityblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cool Bankruptcy image

    Cool Bankruptcy image
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  • Nov 9

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse
    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesses Claudia, a hairdresser at the salon I frequent, impressed me as a woman who had her life together. She was also a caring mother of two children. Therefore I was shocked to learn that Claudia's…
  • Nov 7

    Cool Business image

    Cool Business image
    A few nice business images I found:
Rank this Week: 278

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

http://www.actionadvocacy.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Having spent many years as a bankruptcy lawyer in CT, I’ve found that a lot of my clients who have come into my office have at one point or another felt a sensation of being overwhelmed by their debts and cannot believe that they’ll…
  • Aug 15

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy
    After working with clients as a bankruptcy lawyer in Connecticut for over 30 years now, I have heard a good number of horror stories from clients being harassed by their creditors. It’s a little known fact by most people that you can put a…
  • Jul 1

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney
    Once you have decided to file for Bankruptcy, you will understand that it is no easy process. Even after reading a lot about it, you could be unsure of which type of Bankruptcy you should file. Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether you…
Rank this Week: 292

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: 229

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

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

    RTI Teething Problem

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

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

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

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company

    English Administration of an Isle of Man Company
    In Capita v Gulldale the Isle of Man High Court issued a letter of request to the English High Court seeking the appointment of English administrators to an Isle of Man company, Gulldale Limited. In doing so the Isle of Man High Court was…
Rank this Week: 350

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: 354

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: 413

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
  • Apr 18

    How to Make the Most Out of Your NACBA Experience

    How to Make the Most Out of Your NACBA Experience
    After months of looking forward to the 22nd Annual National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Convention (NACBA) in NYC, the weekend has just come and gone. So did you get the most you could out of this informative and fun-packed weekend?…
  • Apr 16

    Do I Need Social Media To Enhance My Bankruptcy Firm’s Online Presence?

    Do I Need Social Media To Enhance My Bankruptcy Firm’s Online Presence?
    Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, YouTube…Social Media is taking the world by storm. It is now the top Internet activity, even trumping email. Defined by Wikipedia as “the interaction among people in which they…
  • Mar 21

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know
    More than 40 million Americans have student loan debt. That’s more than the total population of over 200 countries - including Canada and Australia! In the last 15 years, student debt has increased more than 500%. Of those 40 million…
Rank this Week: 875

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

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

    Best way to Bill Attorney

    Best way to Bill Attorney
    One of the questions we frequently get asked by VBAs at www.713Training.com is- What is the best way to bill Attorneys that we are preparing petitions for?  In the past we would bill attorneys twice a month and just wait for…
  • Mar 18

    The 5 most common credit mistakes to avoid after bankruptcy

    The 5 most common credit mistakes to avoid after bankruptcy
    After bankruptcy there is a rebuilding period of your finances.  Here are some things to keep in mind going forward to help the process.  Overcharging is the primary cause of credit problems.  However there are some other…
  • Feb 4

    Upcoming Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar

    Upcoming Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar
    We invite you to check out 713Training’s Upcoming Seminar for VBA’s, Bankruptcy Attorney’s and their Staff.  This is a Great Opportunity to sharpen you and your staff’s skills regarding Chapter 7 and Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 723

Dallas Bankruptcy News

Dallas Bankruptcy News

By Richard G Grant PC.

http://chapter11dallas.com/dallas-bankruptcy-news/
  • Apr 11

    Coldwater Creek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing | April 11, 2014

    Coldwater Creek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing | April 11, 2014
      Coldwater Creek files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection | April 11, 2014 Coldwater Creek and 7 affiliates filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on April 11, 2014 In the United States Bankruptcy…
  • Apr 3

    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware on April 3, 2014

    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware on April 3, 2014
    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware | April 3, 2014 Brookstone and 10 affiliates filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on April 3, 2014 In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the…
  • Apr 1

    Johnny Carino’s Restaurants files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy | March 28, 2014.

    Johnny Carino’s Restaurants files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy | March 28, 2014.
    Johnny Carino’s Restaurants files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy | March 28, 2014. Johnny Carino’s Restaurants (Fired Up, Inc. et al) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of…
Rank this Week: 788

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

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

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

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

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

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

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

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 522

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: 750

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

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

    California eviction basic

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

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

    Thinking about college? Did you know student loan debt is nondischargeable?
    Created by: CollegeAtHome.com
Rank this Week: 641

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt settlement. By DCDM Law Group.

http://www.pasadenabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal
    When you file for bankruptcy protection, the ideal goal is to resolve your debts. There are a lot of different ways that you can do that, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. For each of these different types … Continue…
  • May 17

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy has long provided solutions for those running businesses in the United States who need assistance in restructuring their debts. With the help of a Pasadena bankruptcy lawyer, many local businesses have been able to climb…
  • May 13

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney
    Recently, a Consumer Debt Expert for the Huffington Post provided some tips on how to find a great bankruptcy attorney to assist you with your bankruptcy filing. Finding the right bankruptcy attorney is very important because you want to make…
Rank this Week: 447

Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure. By Orfelia M. Mayor, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Don't Let Creditors Take Advantage of YOU!

    Don't Let Creditors Take Advantage of YOU!
    Creditors love it when people file bankruptcy without an attorney. I was in court the other day and the Judge was holding hearings on "reaffirmation agreements." Reaffirmation agreements are post-filing agreements where you basically incur…
  • May 24

    Yes You Can Buy A Home Quicker With A Bankruptcy!

    Yes You Can Buy A Home Quicker With A Bankruptcy!
    FHA home loans were designed to help Americans fulfill their dream of home ownership and are therefore the easiest type of real estate mortgage loan to qualify for. They require a minimum down payment (3%) and is the most flexible type of…
  • Nov 22

    What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan?

    What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan?
    Your Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan is what tells the court and your creditors how you intend to repay your debts. The plan must be confirmed (approved) by the judge.
Rank this Week: 437

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

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

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

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

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 597

Bankruptcy Case Law

Bankruptcy Case Law

Features bankruptcy opinions from around the country. By Rachel Lynn Foley.

http://bankruptcycaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466
    Court grants motion to dismiss pursuant to § 707(b)(3) based on totality of the circumstances of Debtors’ financial situation and bad faith. Court discusses standards applicable and the factors to consider under each of the two…
  • Mar 2

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466
    Court found that the state court judgment, which was a default judgment rendered as a sanction for debtor’s failure to comply with discovery orders, was a judgment on the merits and, therefore, the doctrine of collateral estoppel was…
  • Feb 21

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100
    Two questions are presented:1. Whether the Ninth Circuit's construction of "willfully" under section 1681n of FCRA impermissibly permits a finding of willfulness to be based upon nothing more than negligence, gross negligence, or a completely…
Rank this Week: 642

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

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

    Who Can File Chapter 13?

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

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

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

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

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?
    Recently, the district court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled on one of the important unresolved issues in chapter 13 bankruptcy: If a chapter 13 bankruptcy is dismissed, what happens to money that the chapter 13 trustee…
Rank this Week: 1503

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Chapter 13 Debt Limit

    Chapter 13 Debt Limit
    Debtors have the option of filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy as long as some qualifications are met.  One of those qualifications is the debtor’s secured and unsecured debt amounts cannot exceed the limits set for a chapter 13. …
  • Mar 31

    April 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    April 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels are up across the board in…
  • Mar 14

    Can I Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?

    Can I Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy?
    We are often asked by clients if they will ever be able to buy a home if they file for bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy offers consumers a fresh start, meaning most consumers will walk away from all their unsecured debt like credit cards, medical…
Rank this Week: 2740

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Apr 18

    Attorney Reports Charging Lien Assigns Tax Liability to Creditor

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

    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Creditors’ Contempt Remedy

    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Creditors’ Contempt Remedy
    Assuming a Florida debtor owns personal personal property (example, cash, stocks, LLC interests) in a jurisdiction outside of Florida, can a Florida judge compel a judgment debtor to bring the assets in to Florida to pay a Florida judgment…
  • Apr 9

    How Long Does Judgment Attach To Real Property?

    How Long Does Judgment Attach To Real Property?
    A client suffered a judgment twelve years ago, and the creditor recorded the judgment in the county where the debtor resides. The debtor has moved to a new home in 2013, and he rented the old home. He may move …The post How Long Does…
Rank this Week: 2497

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Apr 18

    How Will I Know Which Debts Were Discharged by my Bankruptcy?

    How Will I Know Which Debts Were Discharged by my Bankruptcy?
    If you are a first-time bankrupt, you will receive an automatic discharge nine months plus a day after your date of filing, assuming you owe no surplus income. During your bankruptcy you make payments to your trustee and may surrender some…
  • Apr 11

    What Happens if You Receive a Gift During Bankruptcy?

    What Happens if You Receive a Gift During Bankruptcy?
    You are in the middle of your bankruptcy and the unexpected happens. You receive a large gift. You don’t remember the trustee telling you about this and you are afraid to call the trustee. What will happen? Your trustee should have…
  • Apr 4

    How Many Times can I Declare Personal Bankruptcy in Ontario?

    How Many Times can I Declare Personal Bankruptcy in Ontario?
    While there is no provincial law that lays down how many times an individual might declare bankruptcy in Ontario, it’s important to note the repercussions with each subsequent filing. It Takes Longer and Costs More Where a so-called…
Rank this Week: 1876

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Apr 17

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-17-2014

    Today In Bankruptcy – 04-17-2014
    Bringing you the most up-to-date news, tips and blogs throughout the web. Here’s your Bankruptcy Update for April 17th, 2014 Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy would likely attract bidders for Oncor GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court…
  • Apr 17

    Congress Gets More Pressure from the House to Forgive Student Loans in Bankruptcy

    Congress Gets More Pressure from the House to Forgive Student Loans in Bankruptcy
    More individuals in the House of Representatives are voicing their opinions on why student loan debt should be forgiven in bankruptcy. In recent months more efforts are being made to provide Congress with more insight on how student loan debt…
  • Apr 16

    Virginia Man Sentenced 30 Months in Prison for Wire and Bankruptcy Fraud Charge

    Virginia Man Sentenced 30 Months in Prison for Wire and Bankruptcy Fraud Charge
    A former commercial real estate agent and businessman who pled guilty in 2012 to various federal charges was recently sentenced in court.  Michael Wayne Harding, 59, of Keswick, Virginia pled guilty to one count each of bankruptcy fraud…
Rank this Week: 3763

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Apr 17

    Marital Adjustment: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

    Marital Adjustment: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
    Not every expenditure that benefits the debtor’s household or his family is a household expense. And, if it’s not a household expense, it doesn’t get added to CMI in a single spouse bankruptcy filing. That’s how…
  • Apr 2

    Phantom Creditors In Bankruptcy

    Phantom Creditors In Bankruptcy
    In rem is nifty sounding Latin, the original language of lawyering. It’s defined as an action “against a thing”.  It  concerns the property, rather than the person. In bankruptcy we encounter it most often when a…
  • Mar 26

    Can You Tell A Lien From A Secured Claim?

    Can You Tell A Lien From A Secured Claim?
    The underwater second deed of trust was listed on Schedule F in the debtor’s prior Chapter 13 case as an unsecured claim. Functionally, the lien was without value. But, the debtor, now my client in a subsequent case, took a gentle…
Rank this Week: 4047

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Apr 17

    GM Begs Bankruptcy Court

    GM Begs Bankruptcy Court
    It is no secret that General Motors is in some hot water over the recent recall for faulty ignition switches. After allegations that GM knew about the problem long before their 2009 bankruptcy trial, the company now  must beg the court…
  • Apr 15

    Woman Launches Campaign For Student Loan Help

    Woman Launches Campaign For Student Loan Help
    A young woman has decided to take her student loan debt by the  horns and has come up with an innovative way to help her pursue her career passion.  Where did she turn? The internet. Crowdfunding After racking up thousands to pursue…
  • Apr 10

    Teaching Kids About Student Loan Debt

    Teaching Kids About Student Loan Debt
    In the height of the student loan debt crisis it is becoming more important than ever before to prepare our younger kids for the costs of their college futures. As with any aspect of finance teaching kids about money and debt at a young age…
Rank this Week: 2717

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Apr 17

    GM Begs Bankruptcy Court

    GM Begs Bankruptcy Court
    It is no secret that General Motors is in some hot water over the recent recall for faulty ignition switches. After allegations that GM knew about the problem long before their 2009 bankruptcy trial, the company now  must beg the court…
  • Apr 15

    Woman Launches Campaign For Student Loan Help

    Woman Launches Campaign For Student Loan Help
    A young woman has decided to take her student loan debt by the  horns and has come up with an innovative way to help her pursue her career passion.  Where did she turn? The internet. Crowdfunding After racking up thousands to pursue…
  • Apr 10

    Teaching Kids About Student Loan Debt

    Teaching Kids About Student Loan Debt
    In the height of the student loan debt crisis it is becoming more important than ever before to prepare our younger kids for the costs of their college futures. As with any aspect of finance teaching kids about money and debt at a young age…
Rank this Week: 3507

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

    March 2014 Foreclosure Statistic

    March 2014 Foreclosure Statistic
    Foreclosure cases spiked in two counties relative to the February 2014 numbers.  Brown County saw a 57% increase and Manitowoc County saw a 262% jump.  But it's not too late to save your home.  Call us today to find out how…
  • Apr 14

    Beware of Tax Refund Fraud

    Beware of Tax Refund Fraud
    Last week's news about HeartBleed, identity theft has been a topic on everyone's mind.  But internet hacking software isn't the only way thieves can harm you.  A few weeks ago, one of my pending Chapter 13 cases encountered a slight…
  • Apr 7

    Avoiding Bad Contract

    Avoiding Bad Contract
    Two weeks ago, I was in negotiations with a marketing service provider.  A contract was sent to me for my signature.  I noticed that the contract referenced several 'terms of service' documents that were supposedly available on the…
Rank this Week: 3911

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

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

    Tax Refund Anticipation Loan During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1, 2014

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

    What if I left something out of my bankruptcy case?

    What if I left something out of my bankruptcy case?
    When you file for bankruptcy you are required to list all of your assets, your debts, and your income. All the statements and schedules filed in your bankruptcy case are signed under penalty of perjury. Therefore it very important to make…
Rank this Week: 3812

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase as of June 1
              The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase…
  • Apr 10

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly

    Bankruptcy And The Elderly
    In my practice, I see it all the time: an elderly couple come to talk about their debts. Inundated by credit cards and living on a fixed income, they see no help in sight. But, their retirement can’t be garnished and the credit industry…
  • Apr 4

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two

    Your House Is In Foreclosure: What Should You Do? Part Two
    In Part One, I discussed some of the options you may consider when your house (or other property) is in foreclosure, namely mortgage modifications and short sales.  This post will focus on whether a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or a…
Rank this Week: 3271

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/
Rank this Week: 3095

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers consumer protection matters with a focus on bankruptcy. By Pipitone Law.

http://fpbankruptcylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Unemployment and Your Health

    Unemployment and Your Health
    I have had plenty of clients, friends and family tell me that looking for a job is a full time job in and of itself. Many are unwilling to accept entry into the class of the underemployed.   I can sympathize with this and have seen first…
  • Apr 3

    Don’t be a Lannister

    Don’t be a Lannister
    I am an avid reader and a huge fan of speculative fiction.  In fact, this is not the first time a fantasy novel has inspired an article from me. One of the first (and best) fantasy novels that I read was A Song of Ice and Fire by George…
  • Mar 30

    Pipitone Law has Moved!

    Pipitone Law has Moved!
    Pipitone Law is currently going through some new and exciting changes!  I felt it was time to make my accommodations more comfortable and welcoming for past, present and future clients. I have expanded to a bigger, better and brighter…
Rank this Week: 3807

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

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

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt
    With April 15th of 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is now open season on discharging 2010 income tax debts (both state and federal) in bankruptcy court. Income taxes may not be usually dischargeable in bankruptcy, but the rules change once…
  • Apr 11

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court
    If you have had wages garnished by a creditor, you certainly might be interested in ways to get some of all of that money back so you can spend it. Filing a bankruptcy case may do the trick, due to a technical portion of the Bankruptcy Code…
  • Mar 25

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy
    Debtors who have outstanding bills for legal fees at the time they file a bankruptcy case should include those bills on their bankruptcy schedules and seek to discharge them. Almost always this works out fine. Your own bills for legal work…
Rank this Week: 4023

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1665

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    Stress Awareness: Debt Can Kill

    Stress Awareness: Debt Can Kill
    Money is the single largest source of stress in the US. Other sources of stress are work, the economy, family and relationships.  I can’t offer a remedy for these stressors.  But I have the cure for debt troubles. On…
  • Apr 7

    What You Must Know About Tax Liens After Bankruptcy

    What You Must Know About Tax Liens After Bankruptcy
    You mean the tax liens won’t  go away when I get a bankruptcy discharge? The client was startled that the lien would live on beyond his bankruptcy. So, if all my debt doesn’t go away, what do I get from the bankruptcy…
  • Mar 31

    How To Spot A Fake IRS Officer

    How To Spot A Fake IRS Officer
    Identity thieves are now posing as “helpful” folks from the IRS. These scammers email you with the disturbing news that your tax return has been flagged for further examination. Posing as representing the IRS Taxpayer Advocate…
Rank this Week: 2087

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

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

    Filing Bankruptcy Case - Amount of Filing Fee

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

    Property Excluded from the Bankruptcy Estate - Mere Bare Legal Title

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

    Bankruptcy Schedules - Complete Disclosure of Assets Required

    Bankruptcy Schedules - Complete Disclosure of Assets Required
    The recent case of Javier Milian vs. Wells Fargo & Company, et al,, Case 13-CV-22201-KMM (February 18, 2014) illustrates the importance of a person completing his bankruptcy schedules fully and accurately - including as to unfixed and…
Rank this Week: 938

Andrews Law Blog

Andrews Law Blog

Offers tips and advice on bankruptcy, foreclosure avoidance, short sales, tax resolution, as well as business law and other real estate topics. By James Andrews.

http://andrewslawplc.com/Blog/
  • Apr 16

    What does an entertainment lawyer do?

    What does an entertainment lawyer do?
    Entertainment law generally involves motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and theatre. These industries have special financial, tax and business considerations that involve many areas of law including copyright, trademark, trade…
  • Apr 8

    Why an Entertainment Attorney or Manager

    Why an Entertainment Attorney or Manager
    This is by no means a comprehensive discussion of the value of an attorney or manager to one's entertainment ventures. However, this is a quick note to one considering whether one is necessary when venturing into the entertainment world. …
  • Apr 8

    Posting Music Online – Entertainment Law

    Posting Music Online – Entertainment Law
    In the aged of digital everything new music artists have an array of formats through which they can distribute their work. They can post it in places such as Soundcloud or make it available for sale online through digital retailers like…
Rank this Week: 3514

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    BP Settlement Intended to Simplify Proof is Under Attack

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

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

    BP Wins Appeal to Modify (Reduce) Economic Loss Claims.
    Just as our Tampa Bay, Florida BP oil spill claims are heading toward the finish line, the rules are changing. We believe the new narrower guidelines will likely have a larger impact on our Florida based claims due to the increased distance…
Rank this Week: 4613

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Older Couples Have a Higher Rate of Divorce

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

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?

    Are Your Unvested Retirement Benefits Community Property?
    Are unvested military retirement benefits considered community property? That's the question a trial court dealt with in the divorce case of Daniel v. Daniel. In this case, Christen and Sean Daniel had married in 1995 and had three children.…
  • Apr 1

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption

    Offsetting the High Cost of Adoption
    Last week I discussed the unexpected political issues that nearly derailed the adoption of four children from the Ukraine (International Politics Can Affect Your Foreign Adoption). This week I'll explain how you can offset some of the…
Rank this Week: 4582

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lawmakers Urge Congress To Change Student Loan Bankruptcy Law

    Lawmakers Urge Congress To Change Student Loan Bankruptcy Law
    Charlotte Bankruptcy attorney Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I get rid of student loans by declaring bankruptcy?”   In what many hope is a sign of things to come, the Illinois State House recently passed a measure…
  • Apr 10

    Can You Use Credit Cards After Filing For Bankruptcy?

    Can You Use Credit Cards After Filing For Bankruptcy?
    Charlotte Bankruptcy attorney Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I get credit after filing personal bankruptcy?”   Some people wonder what the rules are regarding entering into additional debt after filing for…
  • Apr 8

    Is Your Job At Risk From Filing Bankruptcy?

    Is Your Job At Risk From Filing Bankruptcy?
    Charlotte Bankruptcy attorney Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?”   A common question for those facing serious financial issues is whether their decision to file bankruptcy could result in the…
Rank this Week: 1900

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3111

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Consumer Debt in Alabama: Five Steps to Confronting Your Creditor

    Consumer Debt in Alabama: Five Steps to Confronting Your Creditor
    Debt collectors can be more than aggressive—in some cases they become belligerent, commit repeated harassment, and break the law. To protect your rights, it is important to know when a debt collector has crossed the line. While it is…
  • Apr 6

    Overcoming Student Loans Through Bankruptcy

    Overcoming Student Loans Through Bankruptcy
    Debts that can be discharged through bankruptcy generally include unsecured liabilities such as medical expenses, credit card debt, or utility bills. Even though student loans are technically unsecured, they do not fall under the normal…
  • Mar 28

    Medical Bankruptcy: Not Just for the Uninsured

    Medical Bankruptcy: Not Just for the Uninsured
    The rising costs of health care, high deductibles, and the expense of emergency care are sending both the insured and uninsured into medical bankruptcy. While the Affordable Care Act may give more Americans access to health insurance, it may…
Rank this Week: 3345