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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 19

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 19, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 19, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Aug 18

    News Headlines for Aug 18, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 18, 2017
    Head of Sears Canada steps down to launch bid for troubled retailer , Judge Mary F. Walrath Receives Judge William Norton, Jr. Judicial Excellence Award ,UW-Oshkosh Foundation to file for bankruptcy in wake of building scandal
  • Aug 18

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 18, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 18, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama Party…
Rank this Week: 14

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

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

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

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

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 40

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 188

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Feb 19

    Communication in insolvency

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

    Insolvency regulation

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

    Who do you work with in restructuring and insolvency?

    Who do you work with in restructuring and insolvency?
    We are usually introduced to financially stressed or distressed businesses by professional advisors, often solicitors or accountants, who see the need for our specialist skills.  However, ultimately we are instructed by the management,…
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Aug 17

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?
    And so it begins. As Anna notes, Venezuela is in dire straits, yet its stubborn insistence on paying bondholders puts it in the running for "world's slowest train wreck." When the wheels finally leave the tracks, expect a…
  • Aug 9

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?
    Guess who’s sponsoring legislation to facilitate predatory lending? It’s not just the usual suspects from the GOP, but it looks like a number of centrist “New Democrats” are signing up to help predatory financial institutions evade…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Politics Update

    CFPB Politics Update
    Time for a CFPB politics update: FSOC veto, Congressional Review Act override of the arbitration rulemaking, Director succession line, and contempt of Congress all discussed below the break. What happened to that FSOC Veto Threat? The OCC…
Rank this Week: 454

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 4

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida
    Most depictions of stepparents in the media present callous individuals who detest any children from the first marriage. This image of the cruel stepparent diminishes the many caring and healthy relationships shared between stepchildren and…
  • Aug 1

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce
    Having and raising a family while being an active member of the military is no easy task. Being away from one’s children and spouse during the long periods of deployment is hard because this parent misses out on a lot of childhood…
  • Jul 27

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse
    When someone starts contemplating divorce, a number of considerations must be factored into the final decision. For spouses who chose to pause their career in favor of raising children, the financial implications of divorce cannot be…
Rank this Week: 427

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 14

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money
    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money From TV ads to word-of-mouth, there are numerous ways to market your law firm to prospective clients. A firm may spend thousands of dollars per year on different marketing channels, all while…
  • Oct 7

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy
    Head over to 713training.com to read our latest article.  You will learn tips and tricks to help you  when you prepare bankruptcy petitions. The post Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy appeared first on…
  • Jun 29

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
Rank this Week: 508

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 781

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 10

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?
    If you are struggling to pay off your student debt, you’ve likely asked yourself whether or not you qualify for student loan forgiveness. There are various programs, most of which are federally funded, that are designed to help…
  • Aug 1

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency
    When business slows down or unexpected expenses come up, it can be difficult to stay on top of your monthly loan payments. Unfortunately, the repercussions for missing payments can lead you to default on your loan, prompting your lander…
  • Jul 27

    Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loan Debts?

    Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loan Debts?
    As of 2017, more than 44 million Americans have student loan debts. Even after graduating college and starting a career, debt burdens can become overwhelming and hinder your ability to get on with your life. If you are struggling under…
Rank this Week: 721

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and…

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and ugly

Advice, comments and discussions about consumer bankruptcy. Some of the discussions are for laymen and others for lawyers.

http://www.dianedrain.com
  • Aug 17

    Tool to Help Navigate Student Loan Repayment Program

    Tool to Help Navigate Student Loan Repayment Program
    The post Tool to Help Navigate Student Loan Repayment Programs appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Aug 14

    Wells Fargo Pays $108 Million for “Allegedly” Overcharged Veteran

    Wells Fargo Pays $108 Million for “Allegedly” Overcharged Veteran
    Related Post New Round of Defaults of Mortgages in 2015 and 201... Mortgage Modification Fraud Short Sale and Foreclosure Frauds Continue Court Finds Wells Fargo Obligated to Follow HAMP Richard S. Berry aka Why Pay a Lawyer – indi...…
  • Aug 14

    Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend

    Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend
    Related Post OCWEN Slammed With $2 Billion Settlement The post Mortgage Lenders & Servicers Are Not Your Friend appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
Rank this Week: 996

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Your Rights as a Passenger Injured in a Georgia Auto Wreck

    Your Rights as a Passenger Injured in a Georgia Auto Wreck
    Passengers are often victims of car or truck accidents in Georgia. Usually, passengers have no control over a wreck that left them injured so may have rights to file a claim against a number of parties. The fact a passenger is unlikely to be…
  • Aug 14

    Why Traffic Deaths Are Rising Across the United State

    Why Traffic Deaths Are Rising Across the United State
    Cars are safer than they used to be and have additional features like electronic stability features and airbags while millions of dollars have been spent on driver education. However, traffic deaths are rising notwithstanding these…
  • Aug 11

    Trucking Industry Defeats New Rules to Keep Tired Truck Drivers off the Road

    Trucking Industry Defeats New Rules to Keep Tired Truck Drivers off the Road
    Tired truck drivers cause some terrible crashes on the roads of Georgia. However, fewer people are aware that regulations intended to improve the problem were defeated last year. The scuppering of new rules to keep tired truckers off the road…
Rank this Week: 827

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

By the Bankruptcy Group.

http://thebklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    The 5 Most Common Reasons People File Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA

    The 5 Most Common Reasons People File Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA
    Millions of people file for bankruptcy each year in the United States. California is no exception, with nearly 72,000 cases filed statewide in 2016 alone. Over 14,000 of those cases were filed in Sacramento, peaking during March when more…
  • Aug 11

    3 of the Most Common Reasons Companies File Chapter 11 in California

    3 of the Most Common Reasons Companies File Chapter 11 in California
    There are several types of bankruptcy in California, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and, as this article will focus on, Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While individuals can file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in rare circumstances,…
  • Aug 10

    How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit in California?

    How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit in California?
    The two most common types of bankruptcy in California are Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a fast process that involves liquidation of property, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a longer procedure where debtors make monthly payments to keep their property…
Rank this Week: 1004

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician
    There is no singular public official who bears the entire burden for failure to prosecute banks during the foreclosure crisis. However, many of them do have some responsibility, considering some 9.3 million American families lost their homes…
  • Aug 8

    Overcharging Veterans on Home Refinancing Garners $108M Penalty

    Overcharging Veterans on Home Refinancing Garners $108M Penalty
    Wells Fargo has repeatedly found itself answering to government regulators for violating consumer rights – most recently for overcharging military veterans on home finance loans. Just one week before announcing the $108 million…
  • Aug 5

    Miami May be on Verge of Another Housing Bubble

    Miami May be on Verge of Another Housing Bubble
    Housing prices in four of the country’s largest cities – including Miami – have been deemed overvalued, potentially setting the stage for another housing market bubble. Prices for homes in Miami, Houston, Washington, D.C.…
Rank this Week: 988

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Aug 2

    Boston Shoe Store The Tannery files for Bankruptcy

    Boston Shoe Store The Tannery files for Bankruptcy
    The Tannery is a well-known Boston shoe retail store that has been in business for over 43 years. Unfortunately for shoe lovers in Massachusetts, the owners of the The Tannery and The Tannery Outlet filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the last…
  • Jul 26

    U.S. Education Department Sued Over Student Loan Debt Relief

    U.S. Education Department Sued Over Student Loan Debt Relief
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was in the hot seat this week, testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The hearing was called to discuss the law suit brought by the attorney generals of 18 states and Washington…
  • Jul 20

    Did Sprint Cause RadioShack’s Recent Bankruptcy?

    Did Sprint Cause RadioShack’s Recent Bankruptcy?
    The long and painful demise of RadioShack has gained much media coverage over the past few years. This downward spiral began in 2015 when RadioShack filed for bankruptcy to reorganize the company’s debt, which included co-branding…
Rank this Week: 1031

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Jul 30

    Can a Business File Bankruptcy?

    Can a Business File Bankruptcy?
    Can a Business File for Bankruptcy?  Yes a business can file for bankruptcy, but a business owner will need to determine whether it will make sense to file a business bankruptcy, or deal with the debts on a personal level… Read…
  • Jul 2

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?
    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and why are they suing me?  It’s not surprising that you have never heard of National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, in fact you are probably reading this article because you have no…
  • May 29

    How to Manage Old Debt After Recent Supreme Court Ruling

    How to Manage Old Debt After Recent Supreme Court Ruling
    How to Manage Old Debt After Recent Supreme Court Ruling It’s easier for old debt to haunt American consumers seeking refuge in bankruptcy, thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson (2017).…
Rank this Week: 839

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

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

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

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

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

    Is it Legal Malpractice When a Massachusetts Lawyer was Sanctioned for Misrepresentation?
    Do attorneys have an ethical obligation to state the law accurately?  Even if there is an opposing attorney that works for the Bankruptcy Court?  Is it legal malpractice? Given the political season, you might think that it is up to…
Rank this Week: 990

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

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

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

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

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court
    Midland Funding, the giant California-based debt buyer, narrowly escaped judgment in the United States Supreme Court in May 2017, when the nation’s highest justices ruled 5-3 that they couldn’t be sued by a bankrupt debtor for…
  • Mar 30

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase

    Chapter 13 debt limits increase
    The upper debt limits for going in to Chapter 13 bankruptcy increased as of April 1, 2016. Chapter 13 debtors must have less than $1,184,200 in secured loans in order to qualify for relief. They also must have less than $394,725 in unsecured…
Rank this Week: 927

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

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

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

    Predicted this in 2012.

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

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

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 863

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

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

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

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

    Punitive Damages for DWI that causes Injury

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

    Industrial Code Violation

    Industrial Code Violation
    INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction…
Rank this Week: 826

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    © Daniel Steger for openphoto.net The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 842

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 861

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Aug 19

    Surefire Steps To Avoid Bankruptcy

    Surefire Steps To Avoid Bankruptcy
    Most people would rather parade naked down Main Street than file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy makes them feel exposed, defeated, ashamed. If you don’t want to go there, you can order your life so you don’t ever need bankruptcy…
  • Aug 15

    Claiming the Mortgage Interest Deduction While In Bankruptcy

    Claiming the Mortgage Interest Deduction While In Bankruptcy
    Is your Chapter 13 plan  paying back mortgage payments that were delinquent when you filed bankruptcy? If so, a tax deduction lurks, unclaimed, in the trustee’s records. Track down that tax deduction and you reduce your federal…
  • Aug 7

    How 13 Works To Save Your House From Foreclosure

    How 13 Works To Save Your House From Foreclosure
    Saving a house from foreclosure is the single reason most people file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy stops foreclosure- that’s a given. But then what? How can bankruptcy save the house,  rather than just putting off the inevitable loss?…
Rank this Week: 1052

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida
    Many clients ask us how a bankruptcy filing will affect their ability to rent a home or apartment. While bankruptcy can certainly make it more difficult to rent, it is not impossible. Potential landlords will take several factors into…
  • Aug 9

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?
    If you and your spouse are contemplating filing for bankruptcy, you may wonder if you are required to file jointly. Married couples can, in fact, file separately. When filing for bankruptcy in Jacksonville, married couples have the following…
  • Jul 31

    What to Do When Only One Party Wants to Divorce

    What to Do When Only One Party Wants to Divorce
    Ending a marriage is a hard choice to make, and unfortunately, it is not always a mutual decision. When one party wants a divorce, and the other does not, it can be an incredibly frustrating situation. In Florida, only one spouse has to want…
Rank this Week: 1330

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Aug 18

    Chronicles of Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1

    Chronicles of Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1
    A homeowner should emerge from Chapter 13 knowing exactly what she owes on her mortgage;  thus we have FRBP 3002.1 said Judge Hannah Blumenstiel. At the end of my client’s Chapter 13, the lender’s response to the…
  • Aug 9

    4 Reasons To Keep Time Records No One Discusse

    4 Reasons To Keep Time Records No One Discusse
    Mention keeping time records to a bankruptcy lawyer and you’re likely met with expressions of utter revulsion. I swear that all too many assert that the major appeal of being a bankruptcy lawyer is precisely that they don’t have…
  • Jul 31

    Getting Started In Bankruptcy Law

    Getting Started In Bankruptcy Law
    Everyone new to bankruptcy needs a guide to this specialized legal realm. Just as you can’t tell the players without a scorecard, it’s hard to make heads or tails of bankruptcy law when it’s new to you. Jon Hayes has what…
Rank this Week: 1186

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Equal Pay And Equal Rights For All

    Equal Pay And Equal Rights For All
    An equal right for all is always a hot button topic and Rizo v. Yovino is a very hot button case. Many small and large businesses have paid particular attention to this case as it directly relates to how they … Continue reading…
  • Jul 23

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy
    College tuition is on the rise in almost every campus across the United States, which makes saving for college an essential part of rising kids today.  When exploring bankruptcy you may be wondering what will happen to your child’s…
  • Jun 17

    The Tipping Game in California

    The Tipping Game in California
    Minimum wage is fairly standard and the laws surrounding it are generally laid out and easy to follow.  It’s a whole new ballgame for employers when they have tipped workers to consider.  If you employ servers, bartenders,…
Rank this Week: 1177

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

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

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action

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

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

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

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For
    The phone is ringing again, but you don’t pick up because you’re pretty sure who it is: that collection agency that’s been chasing you for overdue credit card or loan payments. You offered to do a payment arrangement, but…
Rank this Week: 1078

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

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

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

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

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 1217

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

    The Ninth Circuit’s Martin Decision

    The Ninth Circuit’s Martin Decision
    I have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  Some time ago I wrote a post that dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge…
  • Sep 18

    Zombie Debt Redux

    Zombie Debt Redux
    In today’s LA Times, Sean Pyles wrote a nice summary of the problem of zombie debt. He began with the observation that when the statute of limitations has passed on debt collection actions, creditors are estopped from suing you to…
  • May 7

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit

    Arguments On SFRs Before The Ninth Circuit
    I have written several times about discharging income tax debt in bankruptcy.  My most recent post on this topic dealt with the question of whether a return filed after a substitute for return is a return for bankruptcy discharge…
Rank this Week: 1166

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

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

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water
    You’ve read in the past about signs that might warrant delaying a bankruptcy.  In this article, I want to focus more on unresolved addiction or behavioral issues. Sometimes you need to fix the hole in your boat before you can get…
Rank this Week: 1117

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    A&P Bankruptcy

    A&P Bankruptcy
    A&P, once a leader in the grocery store business, is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in five years. They are currently facing 2.3 billion dollars of debt, and many of their stores are losing money. Although they…
  • Aug 14

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7
    While bankruptcy is one route many consumers take to get out of debt, the paperwork can be long and complicated. The cost of hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can be daunting, and it can be tempting to try and do it … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy
    Colt Defense, LLC, a maker of firearms for 179 years has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. Officials say they plan to financially restructure as to allow for an “accelerated…
Rank this Week: 1063

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 14

    Filing Bankruptcy: Which Chapter Do You File?

    Filing Bankruptcy: Which Chapter Do You File?
    Every year, numerous Americans turn to bankruptcy as a means to find relief from insurmountable debt. These individuals, couples, and businesses come from all walks of life, and their financial situations are always unique. Because…
  • Aug 11

    Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You

    Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You
    When an individual or couple files for bankruptcy, they are required to disclose all of their assets in their petition. It is important for filers to remember that they must be 100 percent truthful when disclosing assets and that they…
  • Aug 7

    Understanding Your Plan of Reorganization for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Understanding Your Plan of Reorganization for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy, also known as "reorganization bankruptcy," is a bankruptcy plan that allows corporations, partnerships and individuals to reorganize their finances and restructure their debt. Unlike Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases,…
Rank this Week: 1838

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Richard A. Schwartz.

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

    Court Holds Debtor Can Claim Exemption for over $14,000 in Health Savings Account

    Court Holds Debtor Can Claim Exemption for over $14,000 in Health Savings Account
    One of the most common issues that comes up in Kentucky bankruptcy cases is what constitutes an exemption under the bankruptcy code. A recent opinion from one state’s supreme court considered whether a debtor could claim an exemption…
  • Jul 14

    Failure to List Home Results in Revocation of Discharge 15 Months Later

    Failure to List Home Results in Revocation of Discharge 15 Months Later
    In a recent case, a federal appellate court considered whether a trustee could revoke a debtor’s discharge 15 months after the discharge was granted. When the debtor filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy claim, he did not list his own home as an…
  • Jun 26

    Court Allows Grace Period for Chapter 13 Debtors to Cure Remaining Debt

    Court Allows Grace Period for Chapter 13 Debtors to Cure Remaining Debt
    In a recent case, a federal appeals court determined that the Bankruptcy Code allows a bankruptcy court to grant a short grace period after the expiration of a Chapter 13 debtor’s payment plan to complete the payment of a debt. In the…
Rank this Week: 2172

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 2081

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: 2198

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Offers up-to-date information on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.bankruptcylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1538

The Insolvency Blog

The Insolvency Blog

Focuses on bankruptcy and reorganization issues. By Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://theinsolvencyblog.typepad.com/
  • Jun 20

    Lower Courts Interpret U.S. Supreme Court's Jevic Decision

    Lower Courts Interpret U.S. Supreme Court's Jevic Decision
    In Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., the United States Supreme Court made clear that bankruptcy courts cannot approve structured dismissals that provide for distributions in violation of the Bankruptcy Code’s priority scheme without the…
  • May 4

    U.S. Supreme Court Approves Structured Dismissals in Certain Circumstance

    U.S. Supreme Court Approves Structured Dismissals in Certain Circumstance
    On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp.,[1] holding 6-2 that bankruptcy courts cannot approve structured dismissals that provide for distributions in violation of the Bankruptcy…
  • Feb 16

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Structured Dismissal

    U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Structured Dismissal
    Structured dismissals have become an attractive option for debtors in recent years. The outcome of a case pending before the Supreme Court, however, may halt that trend. On December 7, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral…
Rank this Week: 1844

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1886

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • May 9

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?
    Over the last few years, National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has been brought hundreds of debt collection lawsuits against Minnesota citizens. If you’ve been sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, here’s what you…
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
Rank this Week: 1580

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 11 and Consumer Bankruptcy Issues.

http://www.atlbankruptcyhelp.com/articles
  • Feb 1

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment
    Paying a car payment each month with interest you know is exorbitant can be agony. But did you know that you could use bankruptcy to lower your car payments? There are actually two different ways to accomplish a lower car payment by filing…
  • Jan 15

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified
    The United States tax code can be a bear to understand. There are a lot of misconceptions about how we are taxed, so we’ll tackle four of the more commonly held misinformed beliefs in this article. Higher Tax Brackets Do Not Mean ALL…
  • Jan 4

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC
    If Unifund CCR, LLC has served you with a debt collection lawsuit, the end is not near. Like Cavalry Portfolio and Midland Funding, Unifund CCR, LLC is a junk debt buyer with a business model that relies on the fact that 95% of consumers…
Rank this Week: 1881

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: 1621

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 1560

Lemberg Law Blog

Lemberg Law Blog

Covers consumer law.

http://www.stopcollector.com/i/
  • Apr 25

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?
      Is JP Morgan Chase calling your cell phone from 800-723-3004? Are you wondering why? Lemberg Law is aware of complaints that Chase could be robocalling cellphones repeatedly for debt collection purposes. If you’re not a Chase…
  • Apr 25

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?
      Is JP Morgan Chase calling your cell phone from 800-723-3004? Are you wondering why? Lemberg Law is aware of complaints that Chase could be robocalling cellphones repeatedly for debt collection purposes. If you’re not a Chase…
  • Apr 25

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?
    Are you getting calls from JP Morgan Chase/561-488-4950? Consumers have been concerned about receiving numerous collection calls from Chase from this and other numbers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received over than 33,000…
Rank this Week: 1757

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://fpbankruptcylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Helping Consumers in Big Sky Country

    Helping Consumers in Big Sky Country
    I am proud to inform you that Pipitone Law is now bi-coastal.  My family and I have recently relocated to Bozeman, Montana and as a result, I will now be serving struggling consumers in Big Sky Country. I will continue to serve clients…
  • Aug 20

    Always a Happy Ending

    Always a Happy Ending
    Recently I had the chance to reevaluate my standing as a bankruptcy lawyer.  I asked myself a few questions about my practice, my goals and what my intentions are as a lawyer. In all honesty, I have been unable to convince myself that I…
  • Aug 20

    Always a Happy Ending

    Always a Happy Ending
    Recently I had the chance to reevaluate my standing as a bankruptcy lawyer.  I asked myself a few questions about my practice, my goals and what my intentions are as a lawyer. In all honesty, I have been unable to convince myself that I…
Rank this Week: 1764

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://www.assetprotectionfl.com/
  • Dec 7

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption
    An attorney called me about one of their clients who is being forced to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy because his wages were garnished. The attorney said that the client supported an adult child living at home. The attorney asked whether…
  • Nov 30

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?
    Some financial advisers are compensated for managing their clients’ money based upon a percentage of the clients’ securities portfolio. The typical adviser earns annually one percent of assets under management. One such financial…
  • Nov 24

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment
    This brief post supplements a post earlier this year concerning federal agency administrative wage garnishments. The earlier post stated that state law garnishment exemptions to do apply to administrative garnishments by federal agencies…
Rank this Week: 1442

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/
  • May 26

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller

    Former NFL Players Sue NFL for Over-Prescribing Painkiller
    The NFL is facing a lawsuit from former NFL players who claim all 32 teams illegally obtained painkillers and pushed them to players to keep them playing through injuries. The lawsuit claims the painkillers were prescribed without any regard…
  • May 18

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation

    Turner Grain Bankruptcy Moves into Chapter 7 Liquidation
    The contentious bankruptcy of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley took an important turn on Thursday May 14, 2015 when a federal bankruptcy judge agreed to convert the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy into Chapter 7 liquidation.…
  • May 12

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    American Eagle Energy Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    American Eagle Energy filed chapter 11 bankruptcy after falling crude oil prices hurt the Colorado-based company. American Eagle Energy purchases and develops oil across oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. The company missed an interest…
Rank this Week: 2203