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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 64

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer…

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy news and information in South Carolina. By Allen Jeffcoat, Dana Wilkinson, Dee Compton, Lex Regoerson, Michael Matthews, Russell A. DeMott and Showell Blades IV.

http://www.sc-bankruptcy-blog.com
  • Oct 5

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification
    I talk to people all the time about mortgage modification.  I talk to clients about it, I talk to other lawyers about it, I talk to industry experts about it.  Everyone agrees that the process of applying for a mortgage…
  • Apr 4

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina
    These are questions I frequently get in my practice, and I’ll note up front that the answer to all of them really is “it depends.”  It depends on your assets, your debts, and your income and expenses, and no two…
  • Apr 25

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!
    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a huge benefit.  A Chapter 13 case can help you…
Rank this Week: 104

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: 81

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 169

Southern California Bankruptcy…

Southern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Offices of Gary Barsegian

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 134

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: 118

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Dec 18

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.

    Bad customer service winner of the week--Ulta.com.
    Apparently, Ulta, "we promise to answer your question in 24 hours" does not mean what you think it does.  Ten days and waiting, and you already shipped the order for which I had questions without first answering the questions.  BAD…
  • Dec 11

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.

    Our amicus brief in ASARCO was filed yesterday.
    And it's here.
  • Dec 4

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?

    Why doesn't Fitbit trust its customers?
    I have a Fitbit Charge.  I have that, instead of the Jawbone, because my Jawbone broke repeatedly and had to have a soft restart about once every two weeks.  Now I have the Charge, which would be better, if it held a charge longer…
Rank this Week: 316

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/
  • Dec 17

    Mandatory Subordination Does Not Compel Claim Disalowance and Does Not Apply to Individual Debtor

    Mandatory Subordination Does Not Compel Claim Disalowance and Does Not Apply to Individual Debtor
    In Khan v. Barton (In re Khan), CC-14-1021-TaDKi, CC-14-1041-TaDKi, CC-14-1062-TaDKi (9th Cir. BAP Dec. 9, 2014), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the "BAP") held that…
  • Dec 16

    Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon 2015

    Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon 2015
    Reno Fernandez will introduce Chief Judge Alan Jaroslovsky and Judge Stephen L. Johnson as well as the incoming chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco's Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section at the annual Bankruptcy Judges Luncheon on…
  • Dec 10

    Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educator

    Bankruptcy Resources for Financial Educator
    On May 27, 2010, Reno Fernandez and two other panelists presented a program on bankruptcy resources for financial educators to the Financial Education Network of San Francisco, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Check…
Rank this Week: 513

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
  • Dec 17

    Branding Your Bankruptcy Firm for Success for 2015 Serie

    Branding Your Bankruptcy Firm for Success for 2015 Serie
    The New Year is almost here and after the success of my last post "5 Easy Ways to Leverage Your Brand to Boost your Firm" and the checklist we prepared for you, we’ve decided to put together a more comprehensive branding…
  • Dec 9

    2014 Holiday Spending By The Numbers: Naughty or Nice?

    2014 Holiday Spending By The Numbers: Naughty or Nice?
    So here we are in the midst of the holiday spending season. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that 55% of consumers shopped Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov 11

    The Numbers Are In! Bankruptcy Stats That May Surprise You [Infographic]

    The Numbers Are In! Bankruptcy Stats That May Surprise You [Infographic]
    On October 28, 2014, the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts released the bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts from the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014. During this time, the number of bankruptcy cases filed were the lowest…
Rank this Week: 231

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/
  • Dec 16

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?

    Can My Ex-Wife Move Out of State with Our Child?
    What happens when you decide to initiate divorce while your child is still an infant? In the case of Jason Green and Courtney Parks, the court awarded joint legal custody but - there's always a but, right? - gave the mother primary physical…
  • Dec 9

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use

    Elonis Case Tests Boundaries of Social Media Use
    Can you vent anger about your ex-spouse on Facebook, quote song lyrics that appear threatening, and get away with it? That is the issue before the Supreme Court of the United States. After Anthony Elonis's wife left him, took their children…
  • Dec 2

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue

    Legal Battles Over Same-Sex Marriage Continue
    Victory in the ongoing fight to legalize gay marriage continues to be out of reach for many same-sex couples in the United States. However, the war is far from over. And let's not forget to mention that news broke last week that mass…
Rank this Week: 463

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Covers bankruptcy news for people in Texas. By the Schachter Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.shaklaw.com/bankruptcy-news-opinion
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is pleased to announce that we have been purchased by Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our…
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is proud to announce that we will be merging with Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our clients.…
  • Apr 23

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014
    - The Judicial Conference has approved the following fee increases effective as of June 1, 2014. - Fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. - Fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to…
Rank this Week: 474

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    How To Hire a Massachusetts Bankruptcy Lawyer

    How To Hire a Massachusetts Bankruptcy Lawyer
    While it is not the situation anyone wants to be in, there comes a time for many folks that you need to retain a Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer.  How do you do it?  A client who moved to Hawaii called me this week, asking if I…
  • Dec 4

    Personal Bankruptcy Petitions Require Truthful Statements…or Federal Jail

    Personal Bankruptcy Petitions Require Truthful Statements…or Federal Jail
    We have written about this topic many times:  if you file a bankruptcy petition with the federal court, you must sign that the statements in that petition are accurate, truthful, and complete.  At the creditors’ or 341…
  • Nov 13

    Bankruptcy Fraud

    Bankruptcy Fraud
    We have written about bankruptcy fraud, Chapter 7 fraud, and filing bankruptcy petitions with misinformation or fraudulent information in the past.  The federal bankruptcy court is likely to find out.  The United States…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Nov 26

    Filing Bankruptcy to stop Car Repossession

    Filing Bankruptcy to stop Car Repossession
    Lenders can be prevented from repossessing a car owned by a debtor if he or she files for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, the lender may still be able to repossess the car with the court's permission. Once a debtor declares…
  • Sep 18

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?
    A debtor who sells or transfers property shortly before filing bankruptcy could be putting his or her bankruptcy and property at risk. Depending on the circumstances, a trustee may be allowed to recover the transferred property as part of…
  • Sep 18

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?

    Can you sell property before you file your bankruptcy?
    A debtor who sells or transfers property shortly before filing bankruptcy could be putting his or her bankruptcy and property at risk. Depending on the circumstances, a trustee may be allowed to recover the transferred property as part of…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Nov 22

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!
    As a Florida consumer bankruptcy attorney, we have been able to remove and strip off second mortgages due to the 11th Circuit's decision in McNeal a couple years back. It is the only Circuit in the country that allows for a second mortgage…
  • Sep 14

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

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

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
Rank this Week: 390

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Oct 4

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?

    Will The City Of Chicago File For Bankruptcy?
    My last post was motivated by an interesting article in the L.A. Times, written by Chris Megerian, Melody Petersen, and Dean Starkman, that discussed the recent ruling by Judge Christopher Klein, the judge in the Stockton, California Chapter…
  • Oct 3

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?

    What Happens To Pensions In A Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?
    One chapter of the Bankruptcy Code that up until the last few years had not gotten much use is Chapter 9.  It is the chapter under which municipalities such as cities and counties file for bankruptcy protection. On October 13th, 2011, I…
  • Oct 2

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Liquidation Of An Asset In A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    I am regularly asked what happens when a Chapter 7 Trustee sells a debtor’s asset in a bankruptcy.  This post answers that question.   I.      Business Chapter 7   If a business files for Chapter 7…
Rank this Week: 264

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 25

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard

    The repo man is now inside your dashboard
    The latest wrinkle in auto finance has a nasty edge to it, as lenders are pouncing on new technology that allows them to remotely shut off a borrower’s vehicle if they are only a few days late on a payment. Writing for the New York…
  • Sep 16

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

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

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
Rank this Week: 509

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt collection. By the Law Office of Clark Daniel Dray.

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Aug 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning
    When planning for retirement, you may be focused on saving up the money you’ll need to live comfortably after you’ve left the workforce. And when planning your will and trust, the primary focus is probably making…
  • Aug 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning
    When planning for retirement, you may be focused on saving up the money you’ll need to live comfortably after you’ve left the workforce. And when planning your will and trust, the primary focus is probably making…
  • Jul 31

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now
    You’re checking out at the grocery store and the debit card is declined. That can’t be right, I just got paid yesterday, you think. You call your bank to find out what the problem is and they tell you that…
Rank this Week: 410

St. Louis Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

St. Louis Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Foreclosure, and other consumer bankruptcy issues. By the A & L, Licker Law Firm, LLC.

http://mobankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    What Does It Mean To Reaffirm A Debt?

    What Does It Mean To Reaffirm A Debt?
    If you file a Chapter 7 and you have a secured debt, often times a car note or a mortgage, you will be asked by the creditor to reaffirm that debt. What does that mean?  When a Chapter 7 debtor reaffirms a debt they agree to continue…
  • Mar 28

    Following Through On Your Bankruptcy

    Following Through On Your Bankruptcy
    The decision to file or not to file a bankruptcy can be stressful and overwhelming.  Many attorneys offer free consultations to get to know the prospective client’s situation to better be able to counsel them in making a proper,…
  • Nov 16

    What Is An Insider Payment?

    What Is An Insider Payment?
    I Owe My Family Money.  Should I Pay Them Back Now?  When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or even a Chapter 13, your attorney might ask you if you have paid any friends or family members any money in the last 12 months?  I ask…
Rank this Week: 239

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Bankruptcy Law. Published by Brinkman & Alter, LLC

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

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN I WILL LOSE ALL MY ASSETS?

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN I WILL LOSE ALL MY ASSETS?
    Filing a St. Louis bankruptcy does not automatically mean that you will lose your assets, like a car or house. In fact, it is the number goal at Brinkman & Alter to make sure that you keep all of your belongings (whether it is personal…
  • Oct 16

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN THAT I CAN REBUILD MY CREDIT?

    DOES FILING A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY MEAN THAT I CAN REBUILD MY CREDIT?
    When you file a St. Louis bankruptcy, your unsecured debts (like credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, old utility bills, overdrawn bank accounts) are eliminated forever. This means you will no longer have to put up with the…
  • Sep 30

    HOW DOES A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY HELP ME?

    HOW DOES A ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY HELP ME?
    Filing a St. Louis bankruptcy can help in a number of different ways: 1) It will get rid of all your unsecured debts (like credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, old utility bills, overdrawn bank accounts, etc) 2) It will stop any St.…
Rank this Week: 519

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Rust, Armenis & Schwartz.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy
    In Northern California families are continuing to struggle with the economy.
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    Many individuals in Northern California have significantly reduced their consumer debt in the past several years. This is not the case for those, however, who have student loan debts.
  • Oct 29

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 438

St. Charles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and consumer credit issues. By Markwell Law LLC.

http://www.markwelllaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 423

Tax Nightmares

Tax Nightmares

Covers common events in tax and bankruptcy practice.

http://taxnightmares.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES
    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS SALES TAX & FRANCHISE TAXES The Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced an AMNESTY for sales tax. The amnesty is of limited duration. It will not help with audits or tax debt. It will help non-filers and…
  • Aug 19

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon
    There is a serious risk when you file bankruptcy to stop tax levies. The bankruptcy filing may not discharge the tax debt in a Chapter 7 case. The filing may require payment in full of the priority tax claim (taxes typically less than three…
  • Aug 16

    LET MY CLIENT GO

    LET MY CLIENT GO
    I received a call from one of my long time clients today. I have been representing this business for close to a year with sales tax and IRS payroll tax problems. The conversation was very emotional. He said, "The comptroller just shut down my…
Rank this Week: 481

StayViolation.Com

StayViolation.Com

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

http://www.stayviolation.com/
Rank this Week: 531

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: 1701

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appointed of Portland attorney Peter C. McKittrick as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. Mr. McKittrick will fill a vacancy left in the wake the…
  • Dec 16

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon
    Often Oregon debtors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will hit a rough spot during their case and  request a hardship discharge rather than seek conversion to Chapter 7.  Conversion and hardship discharge are not one in the same. There…
  • Dec 6

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon
    I often get questions from Oregon consumers about medical bankruptcy but there is no such thing. I think the myth that is out there is that there is some sort of specialized bankruptcy that enables the filer to get rid of medical bills only…
Rank this Week: 4784

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Enforcement of Mortgage Note Barred, But Mortgage Lien Remain

    Enforcement of Mortgage Note Barred, But Mortgage Lien Remain
    On December 17, 2014, the Florida Third District Court of Appeals issued its decision on a very important foreclosure issue in the case of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, etc. v. Harry Beauvais, et al., Case No. 3D14-575.…
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue
    Last week, the United States Supreme Court granted the writ of certiori in the case of Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank, which involves the issue of whether an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan of reorganization is a "final…
  • Nov 26

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014
    Unless the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is extended, distressed homeowner’s face the risk of the imposition of income taxes on the discharged mortgage debt upon a short sale, short refinance or foreclosure.  The lack of the…
Rank this Week: 737

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Dec 19

    Do I Qualify for Personal Bankruptcy?

    Do I Qualify for Personal Bankruptcy?
    You are broke. No money. Way too much debt. You don’t feel you have any way out of your current situation. A friend suggests you file for bankruptcy, but you don’t know. Bankruptcy sounds so bad, besides, do you even qualify to…
  • Dec 5

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt

    Should I File? Senior, Pension Income & Credit Card Debt
    The number of retired people earning a pension income and carrying credit card and line of credit debts is growing significantly.  Unfortunately a fixed pension income can only go so far.  When you pile debt payments (including…
  • Nov 21

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?

    Will My Bankruptcy Trustee Garnish My Wages?
    Bankruptcy does require than you make monthly payments which are part of the cost of declaring bankruptcy in Ontario. You will make arrangements with your bankruptcy trustee about how often you will make these payments (monthly, bi-weekly…
Rank this Week: 1544

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/
  • Dec 19

    Catching up

    Catching up
    I've been remiss in cross-posting my Dealb%k columns. Both of the most recent ones have commented on the ABI's chapter 11 reform proposal. You can find them here.
  • Dec 11

    Waiting for RUFO

    Waiting for RUFO
    It looks like much of December will be spent sitting around the RUFO sickbed, waiting for the clause to expire of natural causes on December 31. The clause, recall, prevents Argentina from "voluntarily" giving holdout creditors a…
  • Dec 10

    For the Soul of the Party: the Budget Showdown and Financial Reform

    For the Soul of the Party: the Budget Showdown and Financial Reform
    Will we have an appropriations bill before a government shutdown? The fight over the 2015 Appropriations Bill is now focused on one of the non-appropriations measures stuck onto the bill by the House GOP. That provision would repeal section…
Rank this Week: 2197

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Dec 18

    What is Shared Custody?

    What is Shared Custody?
    What is Shared Custody? There are generally two types of custody, physical custody and legal custody. Legal custody is basically who makes decisions for the children and this is usually awarded jointly to both parents. Physical custody is…
  • Dec 8

    WhatisaDivorceDecree

    WhatisaDivorceDecree
    What is a Divorce Decree? Most people filing for divorce may know that they receive something in the end that grants them a divorce, but may not know exactly what is stated in the decree.  At the end of your divorce, the judge will issue…
  • Dec 3

    ResumingMaidenName

    ResumingMaidenName
    Resuming the Use of Your Maiden Name in a Divorce In most divorce cases the wife has the option of having language inserted in the divorce decree for her to resume the use of her maiden name. This is generally done so that she does not have…
Rank this Week: 1569

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Dec 18

    3 Common Bankruptcy Question

    3 Common Bankruptcy Question
    Bankruptcy has long had the stigma of being a last resort, and an admission of failure for a business. This is simply untrue. Bankruptcy is often a useful tool for climbing out of the financial holes that debt has left people in, helping them…
  • Dec 16

    Still Have Debts on Your Credit Report?

    Still Have Debts on Your Credit Report?
    When a person files for bankruptcy and the court discharges all debts, all future credit reports should reflect that change. Any debts that existed should be erased from the credit report so the former debtor essentially gets a blank slate.…
  • Dec 11

    When Can I Declare Bankruptcy?

    When Can I Declare Bankruptcy?
    Many people who have found themselves in financial ruin have exhausted all other options before resorting to bankruptcy. This might be considered noble or righteous behavior, but it is also unnecessary and can be dangerous. People can…
Rank this Week: 2027

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers debt negotiation and Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy in Arizona. By Campbell & Coombs, P.C.

http://www.arizonabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    BEWARE OF TELEMARKETING SCHEMES

    BEWARE OF TELEMARKETING SCHEMES
    Thousands of consumers have been deceived through telemarketing schemes designed to sell phony mortgage assistance and debt relief programs to already cash-strapped citizens. In 2012, the FTC filed complaints against several telemarketing…
  • Dec 4

    BE TRUTHFUL AND TELL YOUR ATTORNEY EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T END UP LIKE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW JERSEY

    BE TRUTHFUL AND TELL YOUR ATTORNEY EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T END UP LIKE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW JERSEY
    Filing for bankruptcy is a serious decision for anyone, but is often necessary in order to preserve your family and obtain a fresh start. As part of the process you must list all your assets and detailed financial information on the papers…
  • Nov 3

    BEWARE: BANKRUPTCY CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL-IF USED CORRECTLY

    BEWARE: BANKRUPTCY CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL-IF USED CORRECTLY
    A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows consumers overburdened by credit card and medical debt to discharge the debt and get a fresh start in life. In exchange for wiping out the debt the court appoints a trustee who takes certain assets you own and…
Rank this Week: 908

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

News and tips for people in Northern Virginia considering personal bankruptcy.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked
    This time bankruptcy worked better than I hoped John and Val filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2004.  A lot of their problem then was medical bills. John’s health continued to decline.   When they came to see me in 2012,…
  • Dec 14

    You spend more than you think on health care

    You spend more than you think on health care
    Most people have no idea how much they spend on health care. When you file bankruptcy, one of the forms for the bankruptcy court is called Schedule J.  Schedule J is your budget. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking to…
  • Nov 30

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?
    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line? For a consumer bankruptcy lawyer, I’m litigious.  I’m quick to sue. I hate it when people do illegal stuff to my customers. People in financial trouble can be…
Rank this Week: 1589

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked
    This time bankruptcy worked better than I hoped John and Val filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2004.  A lot of their problem then was medical bills. John’s health continued to decline.   When they came to see me in 2012,…
  • Dec 14

    You spend more than you think on health care

    You spend more than you think on health care
    Most people have no idea how much they spend on health care. When you file bankruptcy, one of the forms for the bankruptcy court is called Schedule J.  Schedule J is your budget. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking to…
  • Nov 30

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?
    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line? For a consumer bankruptcy lawyer, I’m litigious.  I’m quick to sue. I hate it when people do illegal stuff to my customers. People in financial trouble can be…
Rank this Week: 4952

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers mortgages, consumer debt, and bankruptcy. By M. Hedayat + Associates, P.C.

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client
    In this carefully written Opinion Judge Schmetterer evaluates the arguments in a Motion to Dismiss an Adversary Complaint based on fraudulent behavior. Beyond its examination of Bankruptcy Fraud, this Opinion is notable for its recitation of…
  • Dec 15

    Is It Time To Look Into FHA Financing?

    Is It Time To Look Into FHA Financing?
    One option for those who've gone through Bankruptcy and are looking to borrow again is the FHA Loan. Before the housing bubble burst in 2008 FHA loans were considered the choice for buyers with little credit or bad credit; or for those with…
  • Dec 8

    Is Spousal Maintenance A Claim in Bankruptcy?

    Is Spousal Maintenance A Claim in Bankruptcy?
    Domestic support obligations are exempt from discharge in Bankruptcy and entitled to priority payment in a plan of reorganization. The tricky part is determining just what constitutes a "domestic support obligation" entitled to special…
Rank this Week: 2769

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Defending Medical Bill Collections: There Are Option

    Defending Medical Bill Collections: There Are Option
    So let’s make a deal. I’ll paint your house for you. But I’m not going to tell you what I’m charging. When I’m done, I’ll give you a bill. It could be $10, $100, or $10,000. Anything I choose. But…
  • Dec 12

    New Debt Collection Scam Shows Harassment Still Going Strong in Industry

    New Debt Collection Scam Shows Harassment Still Going Strong in Industry
    I often try to educate people about the difference between “real” debt collectors, and scam artists that are posing as debt collectors, but really have no connection to your debts. I often tell clients that a surefire way to tell…
  • Dec 10

    Our New Article on Debt Collection is on WPLG Local 10 Miami’s Site

    Our New Article on Debt Collection is on WPLG Local 10 Miami’s Site
    Just wanted to drop a word that my piece, “What Consumers Should Know About Debt Collections,” is published on Local 10 WPLG’s website. Channel 10 is starting to ramp up their consumer awareness with a series of consumer…
Rank this Week: 1821

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    Don’t Let Your Bank Pick Your Pocket

    Don’t Let Your Bank Pick Your Pocket
    The right of your bank to take your money when you aren’t looking stops at your credit card. Your bank may be entitled by common law to setoff what it owes you from what you owe it on the garden variety debt. But the federal…
  • Dec 9

    Why Your Mortgage Lender Won’t Talk After Bankruptcy

    Why Your Mortgage Lender Won’t Talk After Bankruptcy
    Lists of stupid laws are lots of fun, when they don’t really touch your life. But the law that gags secured lenders after bankruptcy isn’t funny. Preventing lenders from sending mortgage statements to homeowners after bankruptcy…
  • Dec 5

    Who’s Afraid Of Bankruptcy’s 90 Day Rule

    Who’s Afraid Of Bankruptcy’s 90 Day Rule
    Most folks considering bankruptcy know about the 90 day rule in bankruptcy.  They’ve talked to friends or read on the internet.  When they get to a bankruptcy lawyer’s office, they’re eager to tell me they…
Rank this Week: 1459

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2333

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Amazon re-pricing glitch means coal in the stocking for some online seller

    Amazon re-pricing glitch means coal in the stocking for some online seller
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Are my 401k and IRA protected in bankruptcy?”   The holidays should be a time of cheer for retailers, including those selling their…
  • Dec 11

    American Bankruptcy Institute issues proposed reforms to Chapter 11

    American Bankruptcy Institute issues proposed reforms to Chapter 11
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?”   The unveiling of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s proposed Chapter 11 bankruptcy reforms…
  • Dec 9

    Bankruptcy lawyer offers advice for people recently discharged from bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy lawyer offers advice for people recently discharged from bankruptcy
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I get credit after filing personal bankruptcy?”   What is the first thing a person should do after bankruptcy? Get a credit…
Rank this Week: 1575

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Dec 16

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida

    Head of Household Exemption Not Applicable When Employer Located Outside Florida
    An individual creditor emailed me seeking advice about garnishing wages of the debtor who now resided in Florida. The creditor got a judgment from an Indiana court when the creditor and debtor both lived in Indiana. The debtor since relocated…
  • Dec 8

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?

    Which State Has Jurisdiction Over Fraudulent Transfer Action?
    A creditor considering a fraudulent transfer action against a debtor’s transfer of real estate has to consider where to file the lawsuit. The issue becomes interesting when the debtor, the debtor’s property, and the recipient…
  • Nov 30

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine

    Multi-Member Ownership of Florida Accounting Busine
    An accountant was starting a new tax practice in Florida. I suggested he form a professional LLC to be owned by the accountant and at least one other person.. The accountant stated that he did not think anyone other than …The post…
Rank this Week: 2629

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 16

    What Does it Mean to Have Chapter 7 Exemption

    What Does it Mean to Have Chapter 7 Exemption
    You may be concerned that you will lose all of your assets if you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After all, that chapter is often referred to as “liquidation bankruptcy.” Although you may be required to give up some of your property…
  • Dec 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What is a Reorganization Plan?

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What is a Reorganization Plan?
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers debt relief to those who are deeply in debt and behind in their payments on their mortgage but want to keep their home. Chapter 13 is called a reorganization. Additionally, some individuals or families do not…
  • Nov 14

    What is a Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors?

    What is a Bankruptcy Meeting of Creditors?
    Between 21 and 40 days after you file your Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, the bankruptcy trustee will schedule a Meeting of Creditors, also called a 341 meeting. All of your creditors are given notice of the meeting date, time and place. They…
Rank this Week: 3662

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: 3862

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Provides case law updates from the Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michbankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2653

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/
  • Dec 15

    Personal Injury Lawsuit: Missouri Man Wins $15 Million After Boat Explode

    Personal Injury Lawsuit: Missouri Man Wins $15 Million After Boat Explode
    A jury recently awarded Donald Black of Valley Park, Mo., with a $15 million verdict after he was severely burned when his boat exploded. Black’s Baja 38 Special exploded shortly after he filled it up with 19 gallons of gas on July 31,…
  • Dec 10

    The Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers Argues Court Ordered Child Support Increase

    The Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers Argues Court Ordered Child Support Increase
    Mario Chalmers’ attorney, Nancy Hass, went to the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami on December 9, 2014 to argue a recent court order which increased Chamlers’ monthly child support payments. A judge ordered Chalmers to pay…
  • Dec 5

    Foreclosure Shooting: Detroit Father and Daughter Were Killed During a Post-Foreclosure Eviction

    Foreclosure Shooting: Detroit Father and Daughter Were Killed During a Post-Foreclosure Eviction
    Howard Franklin, 72, and his daughter Catherine, 37, were shot and killed while trying to evict tenants from a foreclosed property in Detroit they recently bought at auction. The shooting raises concerns about individuals taking the eviction…
Rank this Week: 1877