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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 18

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 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 30

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 129

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: 127

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Jul 26

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?
    A common argument made against regulating small dollar credit products like payday loans is that regulation does nothing to address demand for credit, so consumers will simply substitute their consumption from payday loans to other products:…
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM & Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
Rank this Week: 338

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

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

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 389

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: 358

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: 412

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

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

http://floridaassetprotection.blogs.com/alperlaw/
  • Dec 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: 429

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Jul 27

    Reviewing Time-Sharing Option

    Reviewing Time-Sharing Option
    When parents’ divorce, one of the most controversial and complex decisions is how to resolve issues regarding the children. There are various time-sharing arrangements available to Florida families. In Florida, custody is now called…
  • Jul 25

    Three Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Celebrity Divorce

    Three Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Celebrity Divorce
    Celebrities are in the limelight, but they are just like regular people when it comes to relationships. Many celebrity marriages end in divorce, and when they do the process may involve airing their dirty laundry in public. The reality is,…
  • Jul 23

    Becoming a Better Parent

    Becoming a Better Parent
    Parenting is never easy. Children don’t come with an instruction guide, yet parents are expected to instinctively know how to care for all of their children’s physical, emotional, and financial needs. Unfortunately, divorce can…
Rank this Week: 770

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 27

    Anhörung zum FINMA-Rundschreiben „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“

    Anhörung zum FINMA-Rundschreiben „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“
    Die Eidgenössische Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA hat am 11. Juli 2016 die Anhörung zur Anpassung des FINMA-Rundschreibens 2011/1 „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“ eröffnet (siehe Medienmitteilung).…
  • Jul 24

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern
    Der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) veröffentlichte am 18. Juli 2016 einen Leitfaden mit Verfahrensregeln zum Umgang mit externen sowie internen Whistleblowern („Guidelines on processing personal information within a…
  • Jul 23

    Tax Freedom Days 2015

    Tax Freedom Days 2015
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat am 13. Juli 2016 die sog. Tax Freedom Days für die Einkommenssteuern von Bund, Kanton und Gemeinde für das Jahr 2015 publiziert. Die Tax Freedom Days zeigen auf, wie lange jemand…
Rank this Week: 860

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/
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
  • Jul 11

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.

    Why I quit LVAC and switched to Lifetime Fitness, and why I'm really happy about the switch.
    There's nothing wrong with LVAC.  It's a nice gym, and it's reasonably priced.  But I love Lifetime Fitness, even though there's a huge price differential.  So why did I switch?The fundamental reason has to do with my chosen…
Rank this Week: 892

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

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

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat
    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed.  You see, in order for the economy to move full…
  • Jun 16

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy

    Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy
    I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day, Damon Day; and he was mentioning that he is seeing more and more folks all across the country, who have attended these unaccredited schools and carrying an enormous amount of student…
  • May 26

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

    New and Improved Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge
    Getting rid of those pesky, overwhelming student loans in bankruptcy just got a bit easier, thanks to a case in which an attorney won a bid to shed $250,000 in student debt. The case is In re Barrett, No. 14-43516; Barrett v. U.S. Department…
Rank this Week: 990

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. By Craig Robins.

http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Apr 5

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Mar 3

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in…
Rank this Week: 914

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    Less than the Least

    Less than the Least
    This blog nearly didn’t begin.  Right after we first started talking about the blog four years ago, Bill got his cancer diagnosis.   Bill already had endured eight years of excruciating back problems, and…
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
Rank this Week: 931

The Insolvency Blog

The Insolvency Blog

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

http://theinsolvencyblog.typepad.com/
  • Jun 6

    Linc USA Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, TX

    Linc USA Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, TX
    On May 29, 2016, Linc USA GP and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Linc” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.…
  • Jun 6

    Warren Resources Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, Texa

    Warren Resources Files For Bankruptcy in Houston, Texa
    On June 2, 2016 Warren Resources, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Warren” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas,…
  • May 23

    Intervention Energy Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware

    Intervention Energy Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware
    On May 20, 2016 Intervention Energy and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Intervention” or the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. According…
Rank this Week: 1290

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You’re going to help me with your name. We’re going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I’ll try. I’ll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy.…
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
Rank this Week: 1127

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick is a Miami, Florida  has over 25 years of experience in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization of mortgages and other debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases (discharge of debt). He has filed over…
  • Nov 6

    For being a loyal customer, we would like…

    For being a loyal customer, we would like to reward you with a $50 gift from CVS. Claim Your Free Gift Here Jordan E. Bublick - Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer - Kendall & Aventura Offices - (305) 891-4055 - www.bublicklaw.com
  • Nov 4

    RE:Your Application

    RE:Your Application
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Rank this Week: 1057

Andrews Law Blog

Andrews Law Blog

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

http://andrewslawplc.com/Blog/
  • Apr 17

    AZ Crash Statistic

    AZ Crash Statistic
    As personal injury attoneys who handle car accident settlements, we receive a lot of interesting questions about auto accidents. Here are some interesting facts in Arizona: PEAK MONTH FOR ALL CRASHES-OCTOBER PEAK DAY FOR ALL CRASHES-FRIDAYS…
  • Apr 14

    Arizona Accident Statistic

    Arizona Accident Statistic
    PEAK MONTH FOR ALL CRASHES --OCTOBER PEAK DAY FOR ALL CRASHES --FRIDAY PEAK HOUR FOR ALL CRASHES -- 5 PM - 6 PM Continue reading → The post Arizona Accident Statistics appeared first on Andrews Law, PLC.
  • Feb 19

    Compensation for Personal Injury Case

    Compensation for Personal Injury Case
    If we can prove that you will have residual injuries, meaning injuries you will suffer from over a long period of time, it may increase your damages. Continue reading → The post Compensation for Personal Injury Case appeared…
Rank this Week: 1163

Insolvency Blog

Insolvency Blog

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

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/insolvency-blog
  • Mar 5

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised

    European Insolvency Regulation – revised
    The European Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings) is being revised. In the months since we last reported, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1093

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court
    There’s a new pilot program being started by Oklahoma’s court system that involves the use of videoconferencing for proceedings. I’m not sure how many other states use videoconferencing in their courts, but this is…
  • Jun 3

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim
    ERISA is a big, confusing piece of legislation designed to protect companies who provide health insurance and retirement plans. Overall, I don’t have any problems with ERISA, except when I have to deal with health insurance plans.…
  • Jun 2

    The “Independent” Medical Exam

    The “Independent” Medical Exam
    Many of our personal injury clients are shocked to discover that the other side wants them to subject to a medical examination during their litigation. Attorneys and courts refer to this as an “independent exam,” because a doctor…
Rank this Week: 1036

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Covers news, commentary and analysis on bankruptcy fraud. By Wayne D. Holly.

http://bankruptcyfraud.typepad.com/bankruptcy_fraud_resource/
  • Mar 16

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea
    Updating a story we reported here, Margaret Diekemper was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in the Southern District of Illinois following a plea agreement reached with the…
  • Jan 18

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge
    According to this Wisconsin State Journal article, Ismail Beciri was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with four counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements after a federal agents searched…
  • Jan 4

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 1239

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/
  • Jul 26

    Do I Need to Have Possession to Quiet Title to Property and other Common Questions?

    Do I Need to Have Possession to Quiet Title to Property and other Common Questions?
    Do I need to have possession to quiet title to property? No, in fact there is a process whereby we can file a Complaint for Unlawful Detainer along with the Quiet Title Action following a foreclosure sale or tax deed sale for instance.…
  • Jul 23

    How to Become Debt Free by the Holidays?

    How to Become Debt Free by the Holidays?
    Do you realize that if you are constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul and cannot ever get ahead, you could be debt free by the holidays if you qualify for a Chapter 7.  Many clients who come to see us have been struggling with debt for a…
  • Jul 21

    Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!!

    Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!!
    Left to Right:  Angie, Mary, Tracy, Christie, Barbara and Kat Happy Kat! The post Thanks Q-105 for the lunch and goodies for our gang today!! appeared first on Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog.
Rank this Week: 1705

Sader Law Firm Blog

Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy, collections and student loans.

http://www.saderlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Tips for How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    Tips for How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
    Take Charge of Your Budget Starting Today Whether you work full-time or just graduated college and are entering the job market, you could still fall into the trap of living paycheck to paycheck. This is true for anyone, even people who have…
  • Jul 25

    Can Setting Up a Health Savings Account Prevent Medical Debt?

    Can Setting Up a Health Savings Account Prevent Medical Debt?
    Last week, we discussed how health insurance plans with high deductibles can cause painful medical bills under the right circumstances. Dave’s story is a reminder of why it is important to plan carefully when selecting your health…
  • Jul 20

    Do Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Programs Have Weaknesses?

    Do Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Programs Have Weaknesses?
    Our blog has discussed income-based student loan repayment programs on several occasions. Income-based repayment plans are helpful, but they are not always perfect. These plans require borrowers to make monthly payments based on a percentage…
Rank this Week: 1663

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. By Shmucher Law PL.

http://flbankrupt.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Is my Miami Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan for Three or Five Years?

    Is my Miami Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan for Three or Five Years?
    When potential new clients come to see me to discuss chapter 13 options they typically have done some reading online about the process.  One of the biggest misconceptions that clients get confused is how long the lifespan of a Chapter 13…
  • Jul 20

    Miami Bankruptcy Dismissed – Can I refile?

    Miami Bankruptcy Dismissed – Can I refile?
    So you’ve filed for bankruptcy and your case gets dismissed for one reason or another, can you refile?  I get this question on a regular basis from debtors who usually file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Here is a basic…
  • Jun 22

    Important Steps to Take Before Filing a Miami Bankruptcy

    Important Steps to Take Before Filing a Miami Bankruptcy
    Debtors typically have numerous steps to take before filing for bankruptcy in Miami Florida.  The most important step is to find qualified bankruptcy counsel and schedule a free consultation to see if bankruptcy is an option for you. The…
Rank this Week: 1457

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
  • Jul 23

    Ripped Off by Fifth Third Bank?

    Ripped Off by Fifth Third Bank?
    FIFTH THIRD BANK TO PAY $18 million to African-American and Hispanic auto borrowers for lending discrimination and $3 million to credit card customers for deceptive marketing practices. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB”…
  • Jul 23

    Have You Been Harassed by Debt Collectors Like Midland Funding or Portfolio Recovery?

    Have You Been Harassed by Debt Collectors Like Midland Funding or Portfolio Recovery?
    Zombie debt buyers – Encore Capital Group (Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance) and Portfolio Recovery Associates – ordered to stop using illegal actions to collect debts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that…
  • Jul 22

    Private Student Loan May Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Private Student Loan May Be Discharged in Bankruptcy
    Private Student Loans and Bankruptcy – an evolving tug of war. Just because a school calls a loan a “private student loan” does not mean it is a student loan for bankruptcy purposes.  There are specifics requirements…
Rank this Week: 1721

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: 1386

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 1554

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up

    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up
    Debt Collector Chad Steur Law Refuses to Pay Up Chad Steur Law, LLC, a debt collector, owes my client, Helen, $2280.58. So far, Steur refuses to pay up.  Before she came to see me, Helen was being harassed by a debt collector, calling…
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
Rank this Week: 1631

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 5

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?

    What is the Secret to Making Your Chapter 13 Plan Work?
      After 25+ years representing hardworking but financially struggling men and women in the Atlanta area, I can report to you that the #1 secret to surviving Chapter 13 is living below your means. This can mean you have to make some…
  • Jun 10

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt

    Comedian John Oliver Explains the Debt Buying “Industry” and Zombie Debt
    Late night comedian John Oliver recently offered his unique and humorous take on the debt buying industry, noting that collection agencies are responsible for more lawsuits than any other type of plaintiff, and that many of these lawsuits…
  • Jun 6

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan

    Relief From Your 72 Month Car Loan
    Financial experts bemoan the “crisis” in student loan debt (over $1.2 trillion as of 2015) and the rising rates of credit card debt ($733 billion as of 2015) but no one seems to be talking about yet another debt bubble – the…
Rank this Week: 1389

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jun 22

    Can You Appeal Your Case?

    Can You Appeal Your Case?
    Can You Appeal Your Case? When you have a court case de […]
  • Mar 30

    Hire an Attorney In Person

    Hire an Attorney In Person
    Why E-Mail Consultations Don’t Work When you hire an at […]
  • Mar 28

    Which Bankruptcy Should I File?

    Which Bankruptcy Should I File?
    Yes, filing bankruptcy is a choice but the Chapter of bankruptcy you will file is NOT. Choosing to file bankruptcy is a major decision and should be carefully weighed after talking with an extremely knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. Before…
Rank this Week: 1396

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 6

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption

    Voluntary Sales And The Homestead Exemption
    I have written several times about exempting assets in bankruptcy.  The gist is that in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor gets to keep all assets that are exempt using the appropriate exemption table, but the Chapter 7 Trustee assigned…
  • Apr 4

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act And Bankruptcy: Part II
    Some time ago I wrote in great detail about a split among the circuits over whether the Bankruptcy Code preempts the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The gist of the split is over whether a debtor can simultaneously…
Rank this Week: 1585

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?

    Are Arbitration agreements enforceable in employment and discrimination matters?
    Often times when someone starts a new job, they are made to sign a stack full of papers.  Typically the new employee does not read these documents, and included in them is an agreement that if there is a dispute in work, the employee…
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation

    Top 10 Kinds of Work-Place Retaliation
    In Massachusetts most employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, there is an exception to this rule and that is that your employer can not retaliate against you and fire you as a result of asserting a right that the…
  • Jan 16

    Can you be laid-off without notice?

    Can you be laid-off without notice?
    Losing a job due to no fault of your own is traumatic enough. The financial concern is great, and even if you are laid off and can collect some small portion of unemployment benefits, your family can suffer a serious financial hardship. How…
Rank this Week: 1716

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor

    How Can Massachusetts Consumers Avoid Harassment from Creditor
    Many of our bankruptcy clients come to us after the credit card companies file a lawsuit, or start to call them daily. Or, their car is repossessed for failure to make payment and all of a sudden they have a huge deficit bill on their hands.…
  • Mar 11

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt

    Trump, Bankruptcy and How to Negotiate Debt
    Back in September 2015 we wrote a blog article about Donald Trump and his several business bankruptcies.  As we pointed out on that date, and as the Republican candidate hopeful points out whenever he can, these were not personal…
  • Mar 4

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!

    During Tax Preparation Season, Be Careful!
    It’s that time of the year again.  The IRS requires that everyone that earns above a certain amount must file a tax return.  The rule of thumb is that if you earn above $10,000, you need to file a tax return with the IRS; and…
Rank this Week: 1569

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
  • Mar 21

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie

    MTA accidents result in Personal Injurie
    (Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into…
  • Mar 13

    Long Island DWI Crash

    Long Island DWI Crash
    (Image Courtesy of Newsday) Long Island DWI Crash A motor vehicle accident in Kings Park seriously injured a passenger and resulted in a DWI charge for the driver.  The passenger was taken to the hospital by helicopter.  The…
  • Mar 12

    Wrongful Eviction Action

    Wrongful Eviction Action
    A wrongful eviction is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was…
Rank this Week: 1626

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankrupcies, foreclosures, and bankruptcy trustees. By Mark Neis and Jill Michaux.

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • Oct 19

    Kansas Bankruptcy Means Test Changes November 1 – Mixed Message

    Kansas Bankruptcy Means Test Changes November 1 – Mixed Message
    Up for Some, Down for Others Median income figures used for the Kansas bankruptcy means test change again on November 1, 2015. There is a mixed message. Median income for one earner and a household of two goes down while the median income for…
  • May 27

    tax transcript

    tax transcript
    UPDATE: 5/27/2015. IRS has closed this service due to theft of 104,000 accounts. The IRS has issued a IRS statement about this breach of security. The IRS announced a new service today that allows direct download of at transcripts called Get…
  • May 24

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted
    The formula that is used to measure income for bankruptcy purposes changed again. The numbers were adjusted May 1 and May 15, 2015. Most Kansans fared better on the means test after the new numbers went into effect. In theory, the means…
Rank this Week: 1341

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy, foreclosure, law suits and settlements. Published By The Law Office of Christopher Hewitt

http://www.riversidecountybankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy

    Overpayment of Unemployment and Bankruptcy EDD and Bankrputcy
    You can put overpayments of EDD or Unemployment in to a chapter 7 bankruptcy and discharge the debt. EDD overpayments happen when people are collecting unemployment when possibly working or other issues that allow the EDD to come after you.…
  • Feb 15

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure

    HOA's Bankruptcy Past due Payments Foreclosure
    I have been seeing more and more people with HOA issues. HOA's can foreclose against a property. HOA attorney's like Fiore Racobs and Power do exclusive HOA work and rack up very large attorney fees on behalf of HOA's when people are in…
  • Sep 18

    With house prices rising in California you want an experienced bankruptcy attorney to understand how to protect your asset

    With house prices rising in California you want an experienced bankruptcy attorney to understand how to protect your asset
    California has had some decent growth in property values lately with the lowering of interest rates, investors buying homes, and some people trying to get into a hot market before interest rates go up. This has been somewhat a good thing for…
Rank this Week: 1661

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

Covers consumer, commercial, and medical debt collection in Florida. By Jorge M. Abril.

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1472

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

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

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

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

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 1339

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Start Fresh Today Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy fiilng, bankruptcy means test, student loans, credit counseling, and debtor education.

http://blog.startfreshtoday.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    The Summer After Bankruptcy

    The Summer After Bankruptcy
    When you file for bankruptcy, you may feel as though you're still left in a financial tight spot. Summer still stretches ahead of you, and you have no idea what to do with it. Your friends may be taking lavish trips, heading out…
  • Jul 25

    Why You Need an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why You Need an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney
    Consumers who are considering filing for bankruptcy may believe they can do it on their own without the help of a bankruptcy attorney. This is can be a risky perception, particularly if you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy…
  • Jul 21

    Summer Barbecue Tips: Keeping Costs Down

    Summer Barbecue Tips: Keeping Costs Down
    Summer is definitely a time of added expenses. With the kids out of school, finding  ways to entertain and feed them on a budget can be tricky. Everyone loves a backyard Bar-B-Que! Here are some cost saving tips to help get the…
Rank this Week: 2287

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/
  • Jul 27

    Debt collection judgment? What you need to know.

    Debt collection judgment? What you need to know.
    A debt collection judgment is a court order that you owe the creditor money. The judgment is the final decision in a collection lawsuit. It gives the debt collector the power to garnish your bank account and wages. It has a…
  • Jul 25

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.
    A debt buyer lawsuit is a collection lawsuit brought by a company that bought the debt after it went into default. It’s a completely different animal than a collection lawsuit brought directly by the original creditor. What is a debt…
  • Jul 22

    How to answer a collection lawsuit in Minnesota

    How to answer a collection lawsuit in Minnesota
    Before I explain how to answer a collection lawsuit, it’s important to understand that Minnesota is a unique state because a lawsuit is started by serving the defendant. It is not required to be filed with a court at the beginning…
Rank this Week: 2558

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jul 26

    Incredible Facts About Student Loans You May Not Be Aware Of!

    Incredible Facts About Student Loans You May Not Be Aware Of!
    By now most Americans are aware that there is a huge amount of student loan debt on the Government books and that it is quickly becoming a very hot political potato. Few however are aware of just how staggering this debt really is. Here are…
  • Jul 15

    Is Bankruptcy Protection Guaranteed?

    Is Bankruptcy Protection Guaranteed?
    The vast majority of people in society today believe that if you initiate bankruptcy protection proceedings then you are fully entitled to that protection. That is not however, always the case. There is a chance that the Court hearing your…
  • Jul 13

    Where Is All That Student Loan Money Going?

    Where Is All That Student Loan Money Going?
    With the huge amount of discussion generated by the ongoing student loan crisis across the U.S., we wondered exactly how things have changed over the years and exactly where the bulk of the $1.2 TRILLION in student loan debt was going. The…
Rank this Week: 2245

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

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

    Do Credit Card Companies Mislead You Into Assuming More Debt?

    Do Credit Card Companies Mislead You Into Assuming More Debt?
    Everyone understands that credit card companies and the banks that underwrite them are in business to do one thing and one thing only, make money. The days of the community banker who lent money to others in his or her own community to start…
  • Jul 15

    Does My Child Support Obligation End With Bankruptcy?

    Does My Child Support Obligation End With Bankruptcy?
    Many people are under the firm impression that by seeking bankruptcy protection they are simply exonerated from any and all debts that have incurred. This is a fallacy that remains very strong even today. There are many types of debt that…
  • Jul 13

    Can You Go On Spending Spree before Bankruptcy?

    Can You Go On Spending Spree before Bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy proceedings, like many things that are misunderstood, are replete with myths and urban legends that are simply figments of someone’s over active imaginations, yet have gained a strong hold in the folklore surrounding the…
Rank this Week: 1867

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Is My Child’s Florida Pre-Paid College Fund safe if I file Bankruptcy in Florida?

    Is My Child’s Florida Pre-Paid College Fund safe if I file Bankruptcy in Florida?
    Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code allows parents to set up education savings accounts for their child’s future college expenses. In Florida, these educational savings accounts are most commonly known as Florida’s Prepaid…
  • Jun 20

    Term v. Whole Life Insurance in Bankruptcy

    Term v. Whole Life Insurance in Bankruptcy
    Many people who are considering filing for bankruptcy have life insurance policies and do not want to loose them by filing bankruptcy. However, your life insurance policy may not actually be considered a part of your bankruptcy estate or, if…
  • Jun 15

    Can I purchase a vehicle right before filing bankruptcy?

    Can I purchase a vehicle right before filing bankruptcy?
    One major concern clients have when making the difficult decision of whether or not to file for bankruptcy is their primary means of transportation; in other words, their motor vehicle. In most cities in the United States, having a vehicle…
Rank this Week: 2052