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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 78

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: 108

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: 175

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/
  • Feb 25

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?
    I'm thrilled that Jay Westbrook has finally come into blogosphere with his posts on Single-Point-of-Entry. I've blogged a little on SPOE already, but I want to highlight what I still think are two critical problems with SPOE. In keeping…
  • Feb 25

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange
    Senator Elizabeth Warren surprised a lot of people by laying into Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen as hard as she ever laid into Timothy Geithner. I think this was a really important exchange. But its easy to miss exactly...
  • Feb 25

    TBTF and The Single Point of Entry (SPOE): Part Two

    TBTF and The Single Point of Entry (SPOE): Part Two
    In an earlier post I described the FDIC’s proposed SPOE approach to resolution of SIFI banks and other financial institutions under Title II of Dodd-Frank. That post discussed two of the three components of SPOE: control of the process…
Rank this Week: 306

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 267

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: 256

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.

    The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC.
    Call 516-858-2620 for immediate legal assistance! The post The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC. appeared first on The Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC.
  • Jan 10

    Repurchase your foreclosed home

    Repurchase your foreclosed home
    Repurchase your foreclosed home at today’s value! Previously, foreclosed homeowners who wanted to repurchase their home were required to pay the entire amount owed on the mortgage.  This requirement also applied to anyone buying…
  • Dec 30

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case

    Municipal Liability for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Case
    An interesting decision came down in September of 2014 involving municipal liability claims.  In Granada v City of White Plains, 2014 NY Slip Op 06053, the Second Department ruled that a municipality is not immune from claims involving…
Rank this Week: 452

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/
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
  • Feb 16

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.
    Just heard the sad news.  Marvin Chirelstein made Federal Income Tax comprehensible for me when I was a lost law student, trying to figure out how "philosophy of tax" (interesting, and the bulk of the course that I took) meshed with…
Rank this Week: 418

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: 432

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Feb 26

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K

    Automatic Massachusetts homesteads limited to $125K
    Since 2012, homeowners in Massachusetts have had two options for obtaining homestead protection for their residence. First, they can do it “the old way” — by filing a legal declaration of homestead at the county registry of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 660

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy as Debt Relief

    Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy as Debt Relief
    No one wants to file for bankruptcy.  I know it and so do you.  I read the scathing comments about good people who struggle with debt and their perceived “moral” obligation to repay their debts.  I also enjoy…
  • Feb 16

    Help For Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding

    Help For Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding
    If you are served a Summons and Complaint during your bankruptcy case you MUST take action to protect your rights.  You cannot ignore court papers and should seek the advice of an attorney immediately, or you may lose your rights and be…
  • Feb 9

    Help For Identity Theft Victim

    Help For Identity Theft Victim
    If you’re a victim of identity theft, where do you begin to clear your good credit and your name? With the increased internet hacking cases, it’s more important than ever to protect your identity.  No matter how proactive you…
Rank this Week: 652

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

http://www.brandtlawfirm.com/blog-bankruptcy-virginia/
  • May 4

    TAX RETURNS, TAX LIABILITY AND TAX REFUNDS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.

    TAX RETURNS, TAX LIABILITY AND TAX REFUNDS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.
    One of the things that is required of you while you are in chapter 13 bankruptcy (at least here in Alexandria, Virginia) is that you file your federal and state tax returns by April 15 during each and every year that you are in bankruptcy.…
  • Feb 15

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure
    In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria,…
  • Sep 21

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?
    First thing first, what does a motion for relief from the automatic stay actually mean? It means that at this time you are several months behind on your car or mortgage payment and the bank is requesting permission from the bankruptcy court…
Rank this Week: 627

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1048

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information
    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information The Law Office of Robert Weed has handled more than six thousand bankruptcies in Prince William County.  About two hundred with people in Nokesville. We’ve done the most bankruptcies of any…
  • Jan 24

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.
    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home. Here’s a heart-warming email this week from “Ron.”  He filed bankruptcy with me in August 2011 and let me know he is pre-approved to buy a house in his…
  • Jan 24

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?
    Guy and Pam came to see me yesterday, after the got sued by Citibank.  They got sued by Citibank, because they thought an outfit called Pure Solutions told them to stop paying their bills. Stop paying your bills? Like most people, Guy…
Rank this Week: 804

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/
  • Feb 23

    Saladworks Files Bankruptcy, But All Stores Will Remain Open

    Saladworks Files Bankruptcy, But All Stores Will Remain Open
    Saladworks LLC, a Conshocken, Pennsylvania-based fresh-salad franchise, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The company hopes to restructure and seek a buyer while ending ongoing litigation between the…
  • Feb 16

    Georgia Cop Allegedly Beat a Pregnant Mother into Having Miscarriage Over Tone of Voice

    Georgia Cop Allegedly Beat a Pregnant Mother into Having Miscarriage Over Tone of Voice
    Kenya Harris filed a lawsuit in Federal Court on February 5, 2015, claiming a police officer with the Albany Police Department beat her so hard she had a miscarriage. The suit alleges Officer Ryan Jenkins slammed Harris to the floor because…
  • Feb 13

    Same-sex Couple in New Jersey Battles Sperm Donor for Child Custody

    Same-sex Couple in New Jersey Battles Sperm Donor for Child Custody
    Tiara and Sheena Yates of Pennsville, New Jersey, are dealing with a child custody battle against sperm donor Shawn Sorrell who won visitation rights with their one-year-old son in September. The couple is appealing a judge’s ruling…
Rank this Week: 1395

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

    Payment Application

    Payment Application
    Here's an all too common scenario that confuses people...A mortgage company files a motion for relief from stay.  They allege that the debtor is in default for the three most recent months.  The debtor swears that they made their…
  • Feb 16

    Foreclosure Filings Back Up

    Foreclosure Filings Back Up
    After a year of steadily declining foreclosure filings in 2014, January 2015 numbers were up substantially over December 2014, rising to levels not seen since March/April 2014.  Statewide, filings were up 35% over December 2014.  In…
  • Feb 9

    Avoidable Security Interest

    Avoidable Security Interest
    Let's say that a debtor needs a replacement vehicle and purchases one shortly before filing for bankruptcy.  And by "shortly before", I mean less than 90 days, such that the security interest was established during the preference period…
Rank this Week: 721

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Banks Argue for Reduced Fines for Zombie Foreclosure

    Banks Argue for Reduced Fines for Zombie Foreclosure
    A bank is lobbying for a 90 percent reduction on city fines issued for code violations after allowing a 2011 foreclosure property to lie vacant and unkempt in a neighborhood for the last four years. Wells Fargo is asking that the $57,000 in…
  • Feb 12

    Report: Florida Foreclosure Backlog Being Cleared, But at What Cost?

    Report: Florida Foreclosure Backlog Being Cleared, But at What Cost?
    The latest report from RealtyTrac listing firm indicates the number of foreclosures in South Florida is down significantly over the last year. In January, it was reported January tallied nearly 900 home foreclosures, which was nearly double…
  • Feb 10

    Public Worker Pensions Funneled Into Risky Investment Fund

    Public Worker Pensions Funneled Into Risky Investment Fund
    A recent report by advocacy group Democracy Now! details how pensions for millions of Americans public workers have been invested into risky hedge funds, private equity and "alternative investment funds." These investments put worker pensions…
Rank this Week: 1354

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Feb 10

    Beware Judgment

    Beware Judgment
    Do you know what it means to have a judgment entered against you?  Judgments arise from lawsuits – often collection lawsuits – and they happen when a state court judge decides in favor of the other party. In collection…
  • Jan 2

    Statutes of Limitation in Georgia: Credit Card Debt

    Statutes of Limitation in Georgia: Credit Card Debt
    In Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit to collect credit card debt is 6 years. This means that if your account is inactive for six years, you have a winning defense to any credit card collection lawsuit. The clock on this…
  • Nov 10

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Will You Qualify for a Mortgage?

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Will You Qualify for a Mortgage?
    One of the most difficult decisions for a bankruptcy filer involves surrendering a home. Nobody wants to take this step, but sometimes there is just no choice. Home ownership involves not only a mortgage payment, but it also includes repair…
Rank this Week: 981

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jan 26

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy
    December 2014 Florida Bankruptcy Rates Florida bankruptcies in December 2014 increased 6% over November 2014, and were down 10% from December 2013 according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. The total number of Florida Chapter 7 cases was…
  • Jan 13

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie
    The History of Florida Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan shares the final part of the Lanigan and Lanigan law firm story. The firm was practicing business and civil law, real estate litigation, securities…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3
    The Story of Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park, Florida, attorney Eric Lanigan shares the story of how the law firm Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L., was incepted and how it grew into the agency that it is today. Eric has practiced Florida…
Rank this Week: 1072

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/
  • Jan 22

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?
    Today, a legislator introduced a bill to treat student loan debt as other unsecured debt in a bankruptcy filing. This would be huge! As everyone knows, a bill isn't a law and it could be awhile, but if this gains steam, we may have some…
  • Jan 19

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court
    We are still able to strip second mortgages in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy here in Tampa Bay. However, there is a risk that the window of opportunity may be closing. Bank of America has filed several challenges to the U.S. Supreme Court in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 955

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: 1258

Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy Law news, chapter 7 and chapter 13. Published By The Law Offices of Betty Nguyen Davis, LLC

http://www.atlantabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Takata Air Bag Recall Alert

    Takata Air Bag Recall Alert
    Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled millions of Takata air bags placed in vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, BMW, and GM. These air bags are defective and have killed at least three…
  • Sep 27

    How To Stop a Garnishment in Georgia

    How To Stop a Garnishment in Georgia
    When your pay check or bank account is being garnished by a creditor, you have a limited amount of time to stop the garnishment before the money is paid to the creditor. In Georgia, your options for disputing the legality of the garnishment…
  • May 5

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?
    Qualifying for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Georgia Assets and income are the two most significant qualifying factors for filing file Chapter 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. A "means test" was devised under the 2005 revision of the bankruptcy code; the…
Rank this Week: 1031

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • May 3

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?
    This is a complex topic and should only be left to seasoned attorneys. Our law office, Law Office of Malik W. Ahmad is well situated to handle these kinds of lawsuits and we have successfully settled, or litigated to an acceptable levels all…
Rank this Week: 949

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 1289

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

http://www.michiganbankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Discharging Student Loan

    Discharging Student Loan
    In most cases, student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. However, you may be able to discharge your student loan if you qualify because the repayment of the student loan results in an "undue hardship" to you. In reviewing your request…
  • Oct 13

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance
    Michigan homeowners who are defaulting on their mortgage or property taxes can receive financial assistance through the "A Step Forward" program. Homeowners who have had a financial hardship can apply for the program to pay mortgage arrears,…
  • May 19

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still foreclose on the…
Rank this Week: 834

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: 1092

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

Covers California bankruptcy and Fair Dept Collection Practices Act issues. By Ronald Wilcox.

http://www.sanjosebankruptcyfdcpalawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever
    Based in Texas, Expert Global Solutions and its subsidiaries-ALW Sourcing, LLC; NCO Financial Systems, Inc.; and Transworld Systems, Inc., (which also does business as North Shore Agency, Inc.), collectively are the largest debt collector in…
  • Jun 28

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt
    When we think of people who file for bankruptcy, very often we tend to think of them as over spenders maxing out their credit cards and leading a carefree lifestyle; or perhaps we think of them as people who have lost their job and are now…
  • Jun 14

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 1326

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.lickerlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1107

Financial Freedom Law

Financial Freedom Law

Covers California bankruptcy law. By the Ranchod Law Group.

http://www.california-bankruptcyattorney.com/
  • Jun 11

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy

    Information organization is a key element in achieving full benefits from the “fresh start” of bankruptcy
    What are the Top Three Reasons to Be Able to Locate All Your Financial Documents Before Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
  • May 15

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012

    Bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012
    The American Bankruptcy Institute reports that bankruptcy filings rose sharply in the U.S. in February of 2012, with California filing rising more than any other state.  Although bankruptcy filings were down five percent nationally from…
  • May 12

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue
    What is the impact that health issues have on a person’s decision to file for bankruptcy.  Recently I have had more and more clients who have had severe health issues and excessive medical bills.  We have been able to help many clients…
Rank this Week: 914

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: 916

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 789

Property of the Estate

Property of the Estate

Focuses on developments in the Northern District of Texas bankruptcy courts. By Rochelle & McCullough, LLP.

http://www.propertyoftheestate.com/
  • Jan 28

    Value Billing For The Bankruptcy Professional?

    Value Billing For The Bankruptcy Professional?
    Bloomberg has a story about $18.50 per minute legal services in some of the larger bankruptcies currently on file.  For those as bad at math as me, that is over $1000 an hour.  Nice work if you can get it.  The story does point out that…
  • Jan 27

    2009: Time to get Blogging (and Tweeting?)

    2009: Time to get Blogging (and Tweeting?)
    Jeez.  It's 2009 already.  Time to get moving on blogging for the bankruptcy litigation folks out there.  I suspect there will be plenty to keep us all busy this year (and the coming years, sadly).  Check back for more updates in the…
  • Sep 18

    Auditor Negligence Exception to In Pari Delicto

    Auditor Negligence Exception to In Pari Delicto
    On September 9, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion in Thabault v. Chait & PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 19227.  The opinion is an interesting read for a number of reasons,…
Rank this Week: 1232

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/
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
  • Feb 7

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama

    Same Sex Divorces in Alabama
    Same-Sex Divorces in Alabama On January 23, 2015 the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, in the case of Searcy v. Strange, struck down the Alabama Marriage Protection Act and the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, declaring that…
  • Jan 21

    Divorce Modification

    Divorce Modification
    Divorce Modifications Whenever your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will receive a divorce decree.  This decree is an order by the judge and is to be followed by both parties.  If you and your ex-spouse reached an…
Rank this Week: 1836

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law

    Bankruptcy 10 Years after the 2005 Law
    It is now almost 10 years since Congress passed, and President Bush signed, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA), which went into effect in October 2005.  What, if any, conclusions can we find from ten…
  • Feb 3

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court

    Keeping Personal Information Private in Bankruptcy Court
    Many folks worry that by filing bankruptcy in Massachusetts their personal information will become public.  Will my landlord find out?  My boss?  Do I have to get my wife’s tax return even if she is not filing? What…
  • Jan 29

    Massachusetts 401k Clients Advised On Bond Mutual Funds and Bankruptcy

    Massachusetts 401k Clients Advised On Bond Mutual Funds and Bankruptcy
    Many of our Massachusetts bankruptcy clients have retirement accounts, including IRA’s, ROTH IRA’s and 401k’s.  These monies can be protected in a personal bankruptcy.  However, in order to make them effective…
Rank this Week: 4233

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Feb 26

    Number of Bankruptcy Cases Drop

    Number of Bankruptcy Cases Drop
    The total number of bankruptcy cases filed in the United States fell 14 percent from a year ago, according to a recent press release from Epiq Systems, Inc. Bankruptcy filings in January 2015 totaled 59,037 compared to 68,271 cases filed in…
  • Feb 25

    How Long You Must Stay in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    How Long You Must Stay in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    The chief feature of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the repayment plan. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy gives a debtor time to restructure personal finances through monthly payments. How much time is the subject of today’s post. 100% Repayment In…
  • Feb 24

    Contingent, Unliquidated and Disputed Debts, and Why It Matter

    Contingent, Unliquidated and Disputed Debts, and Why It Matter
    During your bankruptcy you will account for your debts on official bankruptcy forms. The bankruptcy code requires you to list all debts and indicate whether the debt is contingent, unliquidated, or disputed. Below is a quick primer on these…
Rank this Week: 3931

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    Mix Old Debts & Good Faith Payments For Bad Result

    Mix Old Debts & Good Faith Payments For Bad Result
    Old debts don’t live forever. The shell of the debt may hang around, like this mummy, but inside the shell, the debt is dead. But just like a bad mummy movie, old, dead debt can be brought back to life. All it takes is an…
  • Feb 20

    California Exemptions For 2015

    California Exemptions For 2015
    When the sheriff arrives at your employer, or your bank, or your business with a levy in hand, you want to know NOW, and FOR CERTAIN,  what part of your assets are protected by an exemption under California law. Exemptions are measured…
  • Feb 18

    Four Essential Habits For Successful Entreprenuership

    Four Essential Habits For Successful Entreprenuership
    Starting out in business for yourself?  Congratulations. Small business, and businesses that were once small, form the tapestry of our economy. I’ve run my own small business for 36 years and my favorite clients in my business…
Rank this Week: 1872

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

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

    Will My Tax Debt Be Dissolved in a Bankruptcy?

    Will My Tax Debt Be Dissolved in a Bankruptcy?
    When most individuals are at the end of their rope with their financial situation they may have no other alternative but to think about going bankrupt. While many different types of debt can lead them into having to make this decision, often…
  • Feb 24

    What are Bankruptcy Exemptions?

    What are Bankruptcy Exemptions?
    Two of the major concerns that an individual has when going bankrupt is what is going to happen to all of the debt, and what is going to happen to all of the assets? Which bankruptcy you file for will determine the answers to both of these…
  • Feb 19

    Can Your Tax Return Benefit Your Bankruptcy Efforts?

    Can Your Tax Return Benefit Your Bankruptcy Efforts?
    One thing that you can count on is that your tax refund is going to be something of interest to your bankruptcy trustee. Each state has their own specific rulings when it comes to asset exemptions, and usually its cash that falls into this…
Rank this Week: 2265

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Feb 26

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue

    LASPO Act 2012: insolvency exemption continue
    Insolvency office holders conducting litigation can continue to recover CFA uplifts and ATE premiums from losing parties. The government announced today, 26 February 2015, in a Written Statement that the insolvency exemption to sections 44…
  • Feb 23

    Competition in the insolvency market

    Competition in the insolvency market
    The insolvency market is small and shrinking, 33,000 corporate insolvencies a year will produce something like 20 to 30 cases for each of those who take corporate appointments.  That number of small liquidations is unlikely to make a…
  • Feb 19

    Communication in insolvency

    Communication in insolvency
    Insolvency practitioners are at the sharp end of an increasingly complex system that is understood by few outside the profession.  We have to explain clearly and succinctly what we do and why, and we have to do so over and over again,…
Rank this Week: 1660

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2004

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
  • Feb 11

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!
    Some seem to think that merely depositing a Notice of Pending Action [fn] is sufficient to give constructive notice of the contents of the law suit to which it refers.   Not so, as the court in Dyer v. Martinez (2007) 147 Cal. App. 4th…
Rank this Week: 3270

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!
    Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. is proud to announce that Boca Raton Partner Ellen M. Leibovitch has been nominated for the 2015 Leaders in Law Award in Labor and Employment Law.  The South Florida Business & Wealth Leaders in Law…
  • Feb 18

    DRONE ON: Will UAV Pilots Fly At Their Own Risk Under New FAA Rules?

    DRONE ON: Will UAV Pilots Fly At Their Own Risk Under New FAA Rules?
    You don’t hear the silent rotors of the 4-armed drone flying above your backyard as you sunbath au natural. The $4k camera, however, records in vivid detail everything you’re doing and streams 1080p video to a videographer in…
  • Feb 11

    Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Proposes Harsh New Mold Rule

    Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Proposes Harsh New Mold Rule
    On Friday, January 23, 2015, Assouline & Berlowe partner, Michael Greene, presented to an assembly of environmental industry professionals jointly organized by Florida Atlantic University, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association on…
Rank this Week: 3166

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information
    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information The Law Office of Robert Weed has handled more than six thousand bankruptcies in Prince William County.  About two hundred with people in Nokesville. We’ve done the most bankruptcies of any…
  • Jan 24

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.
    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home. Here’s a heart-warming email this week from “Ron.”  He filed bankruptcy with me in August 2011 and let me know he is pre-approved to buy a house in his…
  • Jan 24

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?
    Guy and Pam came to see me yesterday, after the got sued by Citibank.  They got sued by Citibank, because they thought an outfit called Pure Solutions told them to stop paying their bills. Stop paying your bills? Like most people, Guy…
Rank this Week: 2718

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Minnesota bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, assets, and the filing process. By David J. Kelly.

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Bankruptcy is Legal – But is it Moral?

    Bankruptcy is Legal – But is it Moral?
    I usually don’t give much thought to the question of whether filing a bankruptcy is the moral or ethical thing for a person to do.  I decided a long time ago that it  is, at least for my clients in the kind of cases that I…
  • Jan 9

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge
    During the holidays several of my clients received their bankruptcy discharge.  The discharge is a court order which states that the Debtor is no longer legally obligated to repay most if not all of  his or her debts.  In most…
  • Nov 20

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor
    In most of my discussions with clients, the focus is on getting the bankruptcy petition filed.  Sometimes I am surprised to be asked by a client whether he or she will have to go to court.  This question always surprises me, because…
Rank this Week: 3694

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: 2630

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/
  • Feb 24

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection

    Grandparents Gain Visitation Rights Despite Mother's Objection
    What normally happens when two people decide to divorce each other? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to answer that question: They end up hating each other. Even worse, they also end up hating their in-laws. Think about it. Didn't your…
  • Feb 10

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California

    Getting an Annulment in Santa Rosa California
    You meet the man of your dreams and you fall head over heels in love. Or you meet a woman who dazzles you and who even your own mother adores. You decide to tie the knot in a matter of months. Initially, all your interactions are dreamy.…
  • Feb 3

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?

    Divorce and Taxes: Is Spousal Support a Debt or an Obligation?
    Divorce and taxes seem to be two inescapable life scenarios for too many people. Take Texas billionaire Sam Wyly for example. He filed for bankruptcy protection in October but only after a federal jury told him to pay an estimated $400…
Rank this Week: 3308