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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 21

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 39

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 127

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: 159

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 22

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy
    Kudos to Joseph Cotterill at FTAlphaville for an excellent post on the obsession with the Rights-Upon-Future-Offers (RUFO) clause in Argentina's restructured bonds, which seems to be driving Argentina to a payment default on those very bonds.…
  • Jul 20

    In Tribute to Dan Markel

    In Tribute to Dan Markel
    On behalf of everyone at Credit Slips, I want to express our profound sadness at hearing of the tragic and untimely passing of Professor Dan Markel. a professor of law at Florida State University and a prominent criminal law theorist....
  • Jul 20

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?
    In a long story in today's edition, the New York Times is reporting a bubble in often deceptive and abusive subprime auto lending on unaffordable terms, including very high rates of interest. Although not quite the threat to the overall...
Rank this Week: 315

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/
  • Jul 21

    What Constitutes A Joint Judgment For Tenants by Entireties Exemption?

    What Constitutes A Joint Judgment For Tenants by Entireties Exemption?
    Tenants by entireties assets are protected against a judgment against either spouse, but entireties assets are not exempt from a creditor holding a joint judgment against both spouses. Sometimes, there is an issue about what constitutes a…
  • Jul 14

    Virtual Currency Hides Money From Ex-Spouse

    Virtual Currency Hides Money From Ex-Spouse
    I have said in prior blog post many that asset protection does not involve hiding assets or lying about assets. Yet, intentional deception about assets does occur, and it occurs most frequently in divorce cases. Family law gives ex-spouses…
  • Jul 7

    Dual Tracking Rules Prohibit Foreclosure During Mortgage Modification

    Dual Tracking Rules Prohibit Foreclosure During Mortgage Modification
    During the height of the real estate recession many homeowners told me stories about how they were surprised by aggressive foreclosure by bank attorneys when they thought they were moving toward mortgage relief settlements with the…
Rank this Week: 333

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

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

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
  • May 20

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett

    The worst bankruptcy mistake you can make in Massachusett
    Recently I ran across someone who wanted to make just about the worst mistake possible for a Massachusetts resident who has just filed for bankruptcy protection. She wanted to sign a reaffirmation agreement on a leased car. Why is that such a…
  • May 14

    Bankruptcy creditor blamed for arrest warrant

    Bankruptcy creditor blamed for arrest warrant
    If a creditor is suing you in small claims court, and you file a bankruptcy case to put an end to the problem (which it should), and the creditor does nothing further to collect on the debt (which is proper), the creditor still can end up in…
Rank this Week: 447

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: 557

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

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

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

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

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 551

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Mt Pleasant Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosures, and the securitization of consumer debt. By Traywick Law offices.

http://www.scarolinabankruptcylaw.com/Mount-Pleasant-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 7

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?

    Why Won't My Contractor Fix My House Under Warranty?
    A brand spanking new house is a wonderful thing. Every part of it is new, from the roof ridge all the way down to the foundation. Nobody else has ever lived in it, so every personal first (first party thrown in it, first child born into it,…
  • Aug 2

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting

    How to Protect Yourself Against False Credit Bureau Reporting
    Traywick Law Offices was delighted to find that an Oregon jury dealt a blow for the public good, putting Equifax and the rest of the credit bureau industry on notice by rendering a $186,000,000 verdict to a woman whom Equifax had put through…
  • Feb 15

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Debt Collectors are out of control. These are some of the foulest human beings walking the planet. And they routinely breach your rights. Below the fold is the entire text of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If you suspect…
Rank this Week: 569

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
  • Jul 18

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem

    Liquidators, landlords and lease disclaimer: the business rates problem
    In the case of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust & Anor v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 (Admin), the landlord’s liability for business rates after the tenant’s liquidator disclaimed the lease was confirmed. The…
  • Jul 7

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer

    HMRC Demands Security for PAYE/NIC from Employer
    HMRC are now sending out warning letters to employers advising them that their previous failure to pay PAYE and NIC on time could result in HMRC requiring them to give security in respect of PAYE/NIC if they do not pay the amounts currently…
  • Jul 3

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation

    Restructuring Insolvency Regulation
    A Unified Regulatory Process The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill provides the government’s Insolvency Service with powers to introduce secondary legislation to establish a single insolvency regulator in place of the eight…
Rank this Week: 621

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

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

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 24

    Perks of Working from Home

    Perks of Working from Home
    The percentage of employees who are now working from home or another remote location is steadily increasing.  Now that you are working from home as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant you can see firsthand some of the perks of working from…
  • Jun 10

    How to Setup a Virtual Office

    How to Setup a Virtual Office
    Now that you have been certified as a Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant it’s time to setup your virtual office.   Even though you may be physically located a great distance away from your clients you still need to maintain the…
  • May 21

    Summer Discount

    Summer Discount
    We hope you are enjoying the weather and that business is going great. We have been busy at 713Training and are updating and adding several new training products for the Summer. Both chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy filings continue…
Rank this Week: 658

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

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

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

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

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

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

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

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 654

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Social Security And Bankruptcy

    Social Security And Bankruptcy
    Is Social Security considered as an asset in bankruptcy? No. Your Social Security income is not considered an asset. Social Security is not factored into your Means Test either. Even if you have built up a huge “asset” of…
  • Jun 24

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy

    How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy
    One of the most common questions we get asked by our Boston bankruptcy clients is:  what will happen to my credit if I file for bankruptcy?  Our website has the answer to how the credit reporting agencies score your credit. …
  • Jun 18

    33 States Find Errors in Experian Credit Reporting

    33 States Find Errors in Experian Credit Reporting
    The State of Mississippi filed suit last month against Experian last month and that case was moved to federal court today.  The lawsuit alleges that Experian Information Solutions knew of errs on consumers’ credit reports yet…
Rank this Week: 691

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

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

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Stripping in "Chapter 20 Cases"

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Stripping in "Chapter 20 Cases"
    Yesterday, June 18, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Scantling (In re: Scantling) on an issue where there has been a split of authority in the courts for many years.…
  • Jun 19

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Avoidance in "Chapter 20" Case

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Avoidance in "Chapter 20" Case
    Yesterday, June 18, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Scantling (In re: Scantling) on an issue where there has been a split of authority in the courts for many years.…
  • Jun 14

    Constitutional for Bankruptcy Judges to Issue "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" in Stern Type Case

    Constitutional for Bankruptcy Judges to Issue "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" in Stern Type Case
    On  January 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of  Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (In re: Bellingham Ins. Agency, Inc.)  573 U.S. ___ (2014)  in which it held…
Rank this Week: 778

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 767

The Truth About Loan Modification,…

The Truth About Loan Modification, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy

Recounts tales of horror from the trenches and warn people about banking practices. By R. Grace Rodriguez.

http://letbksaveyou.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 865

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: 852

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: 859

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Jul 21

    How To Buy a Car Before or After Bankruptcy

    How To Buy a Car Before or After Bankruptcy
    Whether you’re buying a new or used car, the advice of Jerry Hirsch (@LaTimesJerry) in his article, The Keys to Car Buying Success, provides a step by step guide to getting the best deal.  From a pre-bankruptcy planning step or…
  • Jul 14

    What Do Minivans have in Common with Bankruptcy?

    What Do Minivans have in Common with Bankruptcy?
    Sophisticated women hate minivans, but it’s a car, not a lifestyle statement. A minivan is transportation; a vehicle just like an SUV, but maybe with better gas mileage.  It doesn’t matter though that the minivan is durable,…
  • Jul 6

    Bankruptcy Solves Long Term Debt Struggle

    Bankruptcy Solves Long Term Debt Struggle
    Lately, I’ve gotten into reading Liz Weston’s (@lizweston) column in the Los Angeles Times Sunday papers I get delivered and it seems like a love/hate relationship at times.  For the most part, I feel it’s important to…
Rank this Week: 936

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

http://allmandlaw.com/bankruptcy-blog
  • Jul 16

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot

    Ace Cash Express Stacked the Deck against Consumers, CFPB Collects the $10 Million Dollar Pot
      The Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) slapped Ace cash express with a $5 million dollar fine and ordered $5 million in restitution and refunds to borrowers. The CFPB found that “Ace used false threats, intimidation, and harassing…
  • Jul 15

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment

    Obama Introduces The New Pay As You Earn Plan Capping Student Loan Payment
      Springtime is supposed to be a joyful time for those who have graduated from college. However, for many members of the class of 2014, graduation means that they have left their student lifestyle behind, and they are about to meet their…
  • Jul 11

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?

    Are Funds in an Inherited IRA Protected in Bankruptcy?
    The Supreme Court finally addressed the issue of when an IRA does not count as a retirement account. For nearly ten years, the question of whether inherited IRAs are protected during bankruptcy has gone unanswered. Finally, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 967

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: 947

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • May 30

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result
    In April we, once again, participated in the annual Food From The Bar Campaign. This statewide food drive is organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to encourage the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. This year we raised…
  • May 15

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees on the Rise June 1, 2014

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees on the Rise June 1, 2014
    The Judicial Conference of the United States approved amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, which will go into effect on June 1, 2014.  The amendment affecting most bankruptcy filers is an increase to the…
  • Apr 30

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 20 — Bankruptcy Options Are Available

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 20 — Bankruptcy Options Are Available
    As a consumer, what Chapter of Bankruptcy is right for you? A Chapter 7? A Chapter 13? A Chapter 20? A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy involves the collection and liquidation of non-exempt assets. The proceeds of the non-exempt assets are distributed to…
Rank this Week: 919

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1036

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy law. By Shawn N. Wright.

http://www.pittsburgh-bankruptcy-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer
      Here is the first post from my 12 Days of Financial Advice. I'm spending more and more time talking with prospective clients about their student loans. No, I'm not suggesting that they can file bankruptcy and wipe out their student…
  • Nov 30

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You

    Before You Say "I Do": How Your Future Spouse's Credit Affects You
    You might wonder why someone with virtually no debt and with good credit would contact a bankruptcy attorney.  Ah ha, when that person is considering marrying someone who's got credit problems. Thus, if you're looking to get married to…
  • Nov 4

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt
       I subscribe to a lot of blogs relating to personal finance and bankruptcy law. And I've known about the www.Getoutofdebt.org for some time now.  This website has a lot of information and advice for people with debt…
Rank this Week: 990

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: 978

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Lawyer Blog

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

http://blog.jamessansonelaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie

    The Dangers of Sonoma County Debt Settlement Companie
    Do you find yourself laden with debt? Have you been tempted to contact a debt-settlement company that promises to reduce your debt by negotiating with your creditors? A new report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending indicates that…
  • Jul 15

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!

    Watch Out Santa Rosa: Deceptive Mortgage Practices Are Back!
    Do you remember when a federal jury decided that Bank of America was guilty of selling subprime mortgages and ordered the bank to pay $863 million in damages? In that case, the US Justice Department argued that Countrywide, which Bank of…
  • Jul 8

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice

    FTC Rebukes Harsh and Deceptive Debt Collection Practice
    Are one or more debt collectors hounding you? Have you been tempted to authorize payment of your debt over the phone? In a recent case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined that a Houston debt collection company - RTB Enterprises,…
Rank this Week: 1090

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”
    Q:  “Why Do you Want All these Forms Filed Out for our Bankruptcy Consultation?” A:  “Because you and I should not play Texas hold’em.” I’ve never played Texas hold’em.  But I’ve…
  • Jul 12

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug
    This article in the Norfolk paper about Portfolio Recovery explains something I had only guessed at, before.  Debt collectors know when your finances improve.  Debt collectors pay the credit bureaus to tell them. I’m a…
  • Jul 4

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13
    What’s the Legal Fee for Chapter 13 in Virginia? People ask all the time, what’s the legal fee for Chapter 13? That should be easy, but it’s tough.  Here’s my attempt at a straight answer. The fee I charge you in…
Rank this Week: 1084

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    CFPB Sues Junk Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill

    CFPB Sues Junk Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against the debt collection firm of Fredericak J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal owners "for operating a debt collection lawsuit mill that uses illegal tactics to…
  • Jun 16

    Supreme Court Ruling: Inherited IRA Accounts Not Protected

    Supreme Court Ruling: Inherited IRA Accounts Not Protected
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that inherited Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are not protected under federal exemption laws.   Clark  v. Ramekers, 573 U.S. ____ (2014).  Even though inherited IRAs are…
  • May 27

    70% of Debt Buyer Lawsuits Dismissed When Consumer Files Answer

    70% of Debt Buyer Lawsuits Dismissed When Consumer Files Answer
    A report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that a debt buyer dismissed 70% of its lawsuits when the consumer filed a written answer to the lawsuit.  As part of a debt collector examination, Supervision…
Rank this Week: 1113

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
  • Jul 4

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional

    NY’s Aggravated Harassment Unconstitutional
    Part of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree ruled unconstitutional On May 13, 2014, in People v. Golb, the NY Court of Appeals struck down Section 1 of NY’s Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree as…
  • Jul 4

    Can police search your cell phone?

    Can police search your cell phone?
    Maybe. Riley v. California – “The Cell Phone Case” On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Riley v. California. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court held that “police generally may…
  • Jun 14

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case

    Serious Injury Threshold in Personal Injury Case
    Often times in Personal Injury cases, the injury itself becomes an issue.  Not all injuries are sufficiently damaging to be considered “serious” under New York Insurance Law, section 5102(d).   The facts of each…
Rank this Week: 1079

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Jul 23

    Cram Down a House

    Cram Down a House
    “Cram down” is lawyer-speak for a bankruptcy court reducing a secured interest to the value of the property. For instance, if a bass boat is worth $2,000 and there is a $4,000 balance owed to the bank, the bankruptcy court can…
  • Jul 22

    Lien Stripping in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Lien Stripping in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
     Section 506(a) of the Bankruptcy Code separates the debtor’s obligations into two general categories or “claims”: secured claims and unsecured claims. Secured claims are obligations in which payment is guaranteed (or…
  • Jul 18

    Assumption of a Lease vs. Reaffirmation

    Assumption of a Lease vs. Reaffirmation
    A reaffirmation agreement continues the personal liability of a debtor in secured property after the bankruptcy discharge. A reaffirmation agreement must be approved by the bankruptcy court before it is effective. Essentially, if the debtor…
Rank this Week: 1266

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/
  • May 27

    U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.

    U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.
    The U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a 5-4 decision today in a case with implications for Tribal-State relations and the resolution of disputes under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.…
  • Apr 29

    Continuity of Enterprise is Enough for Successor Parties to be Liable

    Continuity of Enterprise is Enough for Successor Parties to be Liable
    Successor liability is often a concern for the acquirer when purchasing substantially all of a seller’s assets.  While this risk is well known, the circumstances under which an acquirer will be found liable under the theory of…
  • Apr 28

    Has New York State Failed its Hospitals?

    Has New York State Failed its Hospitals?
    According to New York’s Department of Health Commissioner, “nearly half [of] New York’s 227 hospitals are financially distressed.”[1] What then is the future for New York’s hospitals, especially in light of…
Rank this Week: 1165

Dallas Bankruptcy News

Dallas Bankruptcy News

By Richard G Grant PC.

http://chapter11dallas.com/dallas-bankruptcy-news/
  • Apr 30

    “Best Lawyers in Dallas” | 2014 Bankruptcy and Workout Partners Named in D Magazine

    “Best Lawyers in Dallas” | 2014 Bankruptcy and Workout Partners Named in D Magazine
    Five partners in the Dallas office of Culhane Meadows have earned spots on the 2014 list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” as published by D Magazine. The firm’s honorees to this…
  • Apr 11

    Coldwater Creek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing | April 11, 2014

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

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

    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware on April 3, 2014
    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware | April 3, 2014 Brookstone and 10 affiliates filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on April 3, 2014 In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the…
Rank this Week: 1367

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 19

    Student Becomes the Master: UM Law Wins International Moot Arbitration Competition in Frankfurt

    Student Becomes the Master: UM Law Wins International Moot Arbitration Competition in Frankfurt
    The University of Miami School of Law is already one of the top law schools in the State of Florida.  On March 14 ,2014, Coral Gables, Florida, and the entire UM community, began celebrating it’s first place finish at the ……
  • Mar 7

    Want to File a Patent? Here are your options.

    Want to File a Patent? Here are your options.
    So you want to file a patent.  There are few things you should consider in developing your strategy for protecting your Intellectual Property. As an inventor, you should consider the benefits of a patent search and the…
  • Mar 4

    B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Installation Brunch

    B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Installation Brunch
    Commercial Litigation Partner Eric Assouline, on behalf of Assouline & Belrowe, is proud to sponsor the 34th Annual Installation Brunch of the Officers and Directors B’nai Brith Justice Unit #5207, taking place in Ft. Lauderdale,…
Rank this Week: 1455

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: 1408

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1624

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

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

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

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

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

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

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

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 1645

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Seven Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid

    Seven Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid
    If you are struggling financially, bankruptcy can be a wonderful opportunity for relief. But filing for bankruptcy can be difficult, and to help you achieve the best results for your future, here are several mistakes to avoid: Putting off the…
  • Jun 6

    Miami Bankruptcy: Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Miami Bankruptcy: Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 is a commonly used form of consumer bankruptcy. Almost all consumer bankruptcies in the US are either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.  Chapter 7 bankruptcies account for about 70% of bankruptcies, with Chapter 13 accounting for the…
  • Jun 3

    Construction Defect Claims and Defense

    Construction Defect Claims and Defense
    A lien is a charge on real property used to secure payment for those who have furnished labor, materials or services to a project. Under Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, liens are affidavits prepared under oath by the lienor stating that the…
Rank this Week: 1547

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

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

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

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

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

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

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

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?
    First thing first, what does a motion for relief from the automatic stay actually mean? It means that at this time you are several months behind on your car or mortgage payment and the bank is requesting permission from the bankruptcy court…
Rank this Week: 1497

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

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

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

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

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 1573

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: 1512

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you need to know your rights and the steps that must be taken to ensure your rights are protected. Just because you are hurt on the job, you are not automatically going to receive money…
  • Jul 16

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?
    Once your case is filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the creditors are notified of the filing, your mortgage company may stop sending you the monthly statements for your house payment.  This is a protective measure on their…
  • Jul 14

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    After filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should confirm with your attorney whether the monthly mortgage payment is to be paid by you or the Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee.  Often the mortgage payment is included in your monthly Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 1885

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Largest law firm bankruptcy ever pits old mates against each other in criminal filing

    Largest law firm bankruptcy ever pits old mates against each other in criminal filing
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How do I find a bankruptcy attorney in Charlotte?”   The Great Recession combined with the voracious greed of law-firm partners led…
  • Jul 15

    Homeowners may lose homes, property to concept of lien priority

    Homeowners may lose homes, property to concept of lien priority
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy?” How a group of homeowners ended up facing foreclosure of their properties for loans they…
  • Jul 10

    Judge-appointed bankruptcy expert paid over $500,000 for two months of work

    Judge-appointed bankruptcy expert paid over $500,000 for two months of work
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is a bankruptcy discharge ?”   An expert appointed by a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge will be paid over $500,000 for services rendered…
Rank this Week: 1859

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”
    Q:  “Why Do you Want All these Forms Filed Out for our Bankruptcy Consultation?” A:  “Because you and I should not play Texas hold’em.” I’ve never played Texas hold’em.  But I’ve…
  • Jul 12

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug
    This article in the Norfolk paper about Portfolio Recovery explains something I had only guessed at, before.  Debt collectors know when your finances improve.  Debt collectors pay the credit bureaus to tell them. I’m a…
  • Jul 4

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13
    What’s the Legal Fee for Chapter 13 in Virginia? People ask all the time, what’s the legal fee for Chapter 13? That should be easy, but it’s tough.  Here’s my attempt at a straight answer. The fee I charge you in…
Rank this Week: 1725

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 16

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!
    Have you ever provided your cell number to a company and it later started to call you incessantly to collect a debt of someone else. I've recently had that happen to me. My father was hospitalized with a stroke and I gave my cell phone…
  • Jul 13

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?
    Mortgage companies in Florida must think money really does grow on trees as they are now suing for deficiency judgments on past foreclosures of homes. July 1, 2014 was the deadline in Florida for lenders to file deficiency lawsuits for…
  • May 22

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected
    The Affordable Care Act has caused millions of people to sign up for Medicaid for the first time. Medicaid is a program of free health insurance provided to low to no income individuals. Although the care itself is free, there is a lien…
Rank this Week: 1830