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Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Apportioning Proceeds When There Isn’t Enough to Go Around

    Apportioning Proceeds When There Isn’t Enough to Go Around
    In LaSalle Bank N.A. vs. Cypress Creek 1, LP (Edon Construction et al.) the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on the issue of how to apportion proceeds from a foreclosure sale between the mortgagee bank and mechanics lien claimants when there…
  • Oct 15

    Foreclosure Alternative

    Foreclosure Alternative
    The Federal Reserve and Government forecasters agree: the Great Recession is over. But not for millions of Americans whose homes remain underwater thanks to the sub-prime mortgage scandal. Nor is it over for the millions more who lost their…
  • Jul 26

    Debtor’s Failure to Disclose Comes Back to Haunt Him

    Debtor’s Failure to Disclose Comes Back to Haunt Him
    When you file for bankruptcy you sign sworn schedules that itemize your assets. If you fail to disclose in full or fail to update your asset summary, you risk a creditor objecting to discharge on the basis of fraud. Claims that arise after…
Rank this Week: 2313

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
Rank this Week: 2186

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: 2013

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Can Unemployment Benefits Stop Foreclosure?

    Can Unemployment Benefits Stop Foreclosure?
    The threat of foreclosure usually occurs after months, years, even decades of slipping behind on finances. For some families, foreclosure is the result of an immediate and unforeseeable event such as an accident, medical condition, job loss,…
  • Oct 10

    Slipping into Unmanageable Credit Card Debt

    Slipping into Unmanageable Credit Card Debt
    Credit card debt is one of the most troubling financial woes for Americans, young and old, rich and poor. It doesn’t often matter how much money you are bringing in to your household, keeping up with bills, mortgages, and other…
  • Oct 2

    Best-Selling Author and Producer Files Bankruptcy

    Best-Selling Author and Producer Files Bankruptcy
    Fame and fortune are no roadblock to bankruptcy. Athletes, celebrities, and politicians—despite notoriously high incomes, power, and financial freedom—are often seeking relief through bankruptcy. According to recent reports, a…
Rank this Week: 1689

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Asset Protection

    Asset Protection
    Asset Protection I have been asked several times recently what steps a person can take to protect their assets in the unlikely event that they will need to file for bankruptcy in the future. A skilled bankruptcy attorney should be ……
  • Sep 17

    Bankruptcy for Millionaire

    Bankruptcy for Millionaire
    Last year, David Adkins, more famously known as Sinbad, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California. Sinbad’s case, in my view, completely underscores the unfairness of the 2005 amendments to the bankruptcy code known as the Bankruptcy…
  • Jun 12

    Loi

    Loi
    In 2012 the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Commission created a project called “The Learned Hand.” (Learned Hand is a legendary federal judge from New York). The program was designed to encourage Utah attorneys to take more pro-bono…
Rank this Week: 1628

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Plan Amendment and Modification: Difference

    Plan Amendment and Modification: Difference
    On May 9, 2014, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida issued its decision in In  re Claudio Lorenzo,  Case No. 13-23100 (S.D. Florida 2013) which affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's order in Case No. 09-28532.…
  • Oct 8

    Adverbs and the Law

    Adverbs and the Law
    In today's Wall Street Journal, Jacob Gershman (lead writer of its Law Blog) wrote an article on about recent various views and challenges, including by Supreme Court and Appellate Court Judges' with the use of adverbs in the law.…
  • Oct 7

    "Prior Panel Precedent" Rule

    "Prior Panel Precedent" Rule
    Cannot Overrule Prior Panel In McNeal, the 11th Court of Appeals was presented with the issues whether it could its mind, that is whether it was bound by the Court's "prior panel precedent" rule to Folendore and allow…
Rank this Week: 1725

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief. By the Law Office of Harold D. Thompson.

http://www.sandiegobankruptcylawyerblog.com
  • Oct 5

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 attorney, we know you have questions.  Not sure if bankruptcy is right for you?  Have questions about bankruptcy in California but you don’t know where to find the answers?  If you have ANY…
  • Oct 3

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help
    As a San Diego foreclosure lawyer one of the most common mistakes I see homeowners make is trying to do a loan modification BEFORE filing a Chapter 13. This is a mistake.  First, let’s talk a little bit about your particular…
  • Oct 1

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 lawyer, I want to explain to you a little bit about the process of saving your home.  But first, let’s talk basics.  Under a San Diego chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor sets a repayment plan the the…
Rank this Week: 2233

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

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

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?
    The end of a marriage can be a trying time, both emotionally and financially. For many people, fundamental aspects of their daily life will change dramatically, including where they live, how often they see their children, their day-to-day…
  • Sep 19

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult
    With regard to child support in the state of Florida, the general rule is that child support terminates when a child reaches 18 years of age.  However, the general rule does not apply when child support is still owed for any time prior to…
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
Rank this Week: 2152

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

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

    Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Here to Help

    Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Here to Help
  • Aug 29

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS
    I recently read an article in the JOCO – The Johnson County Government Magazine, titled “The truth about poverty in Johnson County.” While as Bankruptcy Attorneys we deal with people everyday facing financial problems, this…
  • Jul 31

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014
    July 24 – 26, 2014 The Future is Now:  Building on our 25 Years The Kansas Women Attorneys Association celebrated our Silver Anniversary in style! Bethany College and the city of Lindsborg joined in our celebration by providing us…
Rank this Week: 1618

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
  • Sep 6

    Bankruptcy Attorneys: 5 Ways to Leverage Your Brand to Boost Your Firm

    Bankruptcy Attorneys: 5 Ways to Leverage Your Brand to Boost Your Firm
    Previously only celebrities, top executives, and technology gurus engaged in professional branding. Today with the prolific use of the Internet and social media, a professional brand is an essential part of legal career success, and at the…
  • Aug 29

    The New Mandatory Interaction for Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counseling

    The New Mandatory Interaction for Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counseling
    In accordance with the Final Rule governing Pre-Filing Credit Counseling, many Agencies renewing applications were recently required to implement operational changes including enhancements to the counseling process. Among these changes is a…
  • Aug 13

    At Your Service with Automatic Filing of Debtor Education Certificate

    At Your Service with Automatic Filing of Debtor Education Certificate
    Earlier this year, Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1007(b)(7) was introduced to give Debtor Education providers the ability to file certificates directly with bankruptcy courts nationwide. However, this rule is not a requirement for…
Rank this Week: 2168

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 26

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Can I Get a Mortgage?

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Can I Get a Mortgage?
    Good News:  Fannie Mae Announces New Shorter Waiting Period. Here’s the most important question for people who file bankruptcy because they can’t make their house payments:  How soon can I buy a house again? Since the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1977

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 13

    Patent Pilot Program in Southern District of Florida Scrubbed

    Patent Pilot Program in Southern District of Florida Scrubbed
    On June 20, 2011, Judge Federico A. Moreno, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, signed Administrative Order 2011-53 establishing a pilot program to encourage the enhancement of expertise by…
  • Aug 7

    Litigation and War – Managing Expectation

    Litigation and War – Managing Expectation
    As a career business litigator, I have handled, literally, hundreds of commercial disputes for my clients.  Whether being involved in bet-the-company type litigation, where the stakes and the legal fees are high, or when appearing at…
  • Aug 6

    Partner Michael S. Greene presents at South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference

    Partner Michael S. Greene presents at South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference
    Partner Michael S. Greene will be speaking at the upcoming South Florida Disaster Preparedness Conference, in conjunction with Environmental Research and Restoration, and Indoor Air Quality Association Inc.  The conference is aimed at…
Rank this Week: 1662

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: 2028

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: 2034

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Pasadena Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt settlement. By DCDM Law Group.

http://www.pasadenabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal

    Bankruptcy Discharge vs. Bankruptcy Dismissal
    When you file for bankruptcy protection, the ideal goal is to resolve your debts. There are a lot of different ways that you can do that, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. For each of these different types … Continue…
  • May 17

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide

    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Serves as the Model Worldwide
    Chapter 11 bankruptcy has long provided solutions for those running businesses in the United States who need assistance in restructuring their debts. With the help of a Pasadena bankruptcy lawyer, many local businesses have been able to climb…
  • May 13

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney

    Advice on Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney
    Recently, a Consumer Debt Expert for the Huffington Post provided some tips on how to find a great bankruptcy attorney to assist you with your bankruptcy filing. Finding the right bankruptcy attorney is very important because you want to make…
Rank this Week: 1532

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Alabama, along with debt management and budgeting help. By Richard L. Collins.

http://www.alabamabankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy
    Many of the clients I meet with believe that if they file bankruptcy, they will lose all their stuff, i.e. cars, house, etc. About the same number of clients believe that if they file bankruptcy they can keep the stuff...
  • Feb 1

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?
    Yes. All collection attempts by creditors are to stop as soon as your bankruptcy is filed. When your bankruptcy is filed the "automatic stay" goes into place. This prohibits debt collectors from making any effort to collect any debt…
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy in Alabama

    Bankruptcy in Alabama
    Bankruptcy is Federal Law, so it should be the same in every state, right? Not quite. Unfortunately for individuals in Alabama the Bankruptcy Code allows individual states to opt out of the Federal Law in one key area; that is...
Rank this Week: 2257

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

Phoenix Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy filings in Arizona. By Ariano & Reppucci, PLLC.

http://www.bkattorneys-arizona.com/arizonabankruptcyblog/
  • Jan 31

    Common Myths About Filing for Bankruptcy

    Common Myths About Filing for Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is a form of debt relief which entails a legal process that enables debtors to wipe out their debts or consolidate and repay them. It is therefore a beneficial and powerful tool in case you find yourself in some sort of financial…
  • Jan 3

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy

    Tax Refunds and Bankruptcy
    This time of year I often advise clients to wait to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy until you file your taxes, receive your tax refund, and spend it on necessary and reasonable expenses.  Depending upon when you file, the bankruptcy trustee is…
  • Dec 30

    How Do I Repair My Credit After Filing Bankruptcy?

    How Do I Repair My Credit After Filing Bankruptcy?
    A lot of clients I meet with assume that filing bankruptcy will destroy their credit and they will never be able to obtain a loan.  This is a bankruptcy myth.  Initially your credit score will drop due to your bankruptcy filing;…
Rank this Week: 2093

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Will B. Geer.

http://atlbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?
    Chapter 11 is most often associated with business bankruptcies; however, it is also a necessity for a few high-income individuals who have debt limits that surpass the Chapter 13 statutory requirements. You see, if you have more than…
  • Oct 18

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy
    Filing any type of bankruptcy will require you to attend a 341 meeting – often referred to as the meeting of creditors, though creditors rarely make an appearance.  If you filed a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee…
  • Oct 14

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?
    What Happens in a Chapter 7? Clients often ask me what happens if they get a big raise or a start a business that does really well after filing a  Chapter 7 in Atlanta. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is literally a snap-shot in time of your…
Rank this Week: 1778

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.lickerlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1650

Financial Freedom Law

Financial Freedom Law

Covers California bankruptcy law. By the Ranchod Law Group.

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

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

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

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

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

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue

    Bankruptcy and Medical Issue
    What is the impact that health issues have on a person’s decision to file for bankruptcy.  Recently I have had more and more clients who have had severe health issues and excessive medical bills.  We have been able to help many clients…
Rank this Week: 2134

Alvin Foreman Blog

Alvin Foreman Blog

Covers personal bankruptcy.

http://alvinforeman.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy
    Here’s a hilarious video clip from The Office (one of my favorite television comedies), demonstrating the wrong way to declare bankruptcy: Related Posts: Bankruptcy Basics Videos Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy Do I…
  • Aug 24

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy
    Here’s a valuable tip that I offer to my clients during our bankruptcy consultations: Close your checking and savings accounts if you also have outstanding loans at the same bank. Now, you may be thinking, “But I love my bank!  I’ve…
  • Jul 28

    Bankruptcy Basics Video

    Bankruptcy Basics Video
    I love documentaries.  It’s easier (and more entertaining) for me to learn something new by watching a video than by reading a book. So if you’re a visual learner like me and you’re interested in learning more about bankruptcy, check…
Rank this Week: 1528

BankruptcyBlogger.org

BankruptcyBlogger.org

Covers consumer bankruptcy information and news. By Leon Bayer.

http://www.bankruptcyblogger.org/
Rank this Week: 2039

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: 2112

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: 1777

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Wage Garnishment: Can Bankruptcy Help

    Wage Garnishment: Can Bankruptcy Help
    A creditor who cannot reach the person responsible for debt owed to create a repayment plan or if the person is delinquent on his account for any other reason, the creditor may be allowed by the courts to directly take repayment from an…
  • Oct 22

    What it Means to Go Bankrupt

    What it Means to Go Bankrupt
    Bankruptcy protects consumers and businesses who cannot pay their debts by easing the burden on both the indebted and creditors. There are two types of bankruptcy: liquidations and reorganizations. Liquidity is a term that refers to assets.…
  • Oct 14

    Investments & Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Investments & Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Staring down the tunnel of debt and declaring chapter 7 bankruptcy is absolutely overwhelming at times. As a result, many people try to lessen the blow by cashing in their retirement funds or other forms of investments. There is a common…
Rank this Week: 3857

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Oct 29

    Wage Garnishment: Can Bankruptcy Help

    Wage Garnishment: Can Bankruptcy Help
    A creditor who cannot reach the person responsible for debt owed to create a repayment plan or if the person is delinquent on his account for any other reason, the creditor may be allowed by the courts to directly take repayment from an…
  • Oct 22

    What it Means to Go Bankrupt

    What it Means to Go Bankrupt
    Bankruptcy protects consumers and businesses who cannot pay their debts by easing the burden on both the indebted and creditors. There are two types of bankruptcy: liquidations and reorganizations. Liquidity is a term that refers to assets.…
  • Oct 14

    Investments & Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Investments & Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Staring down the tunnel of debt and declaring chapter 7 bankruptcy is absolutely overwhelming at times. As a result, many people try to lessen the blow by cashing in their retirement funds or other forms of investments. There is a common…
Rank this Week: 3294

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Oct 29

    Bankruptcy and Medical Bill

    Bankruptcy and Medical Bill
    If you are overwhelmed with medical debt and considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are not alone. A 2013 study determined that medical bills are the number one reason people file for bankruptcy. Coming in second and third are credit card debt…
  • Oct 27

    Bankruptcy Means Test Income Numbers Change Nov 1

    Bankruptcy Means Test Income Numbers Change Nov 1
    Bankruptcy Means Test Income Numbers for November 1, 2014 On November 1, 2014, the median income numbers for households will be updated. Our firm helps individuals, families, and businesses with bankruptcy, in both Kansas and Missouri, in the…
  • Oct 21

    Google+ Testimonial – 5 Star

    Google+ Testimonial – 5 Star
        I would like to personally recommend the Sader Law Firm to anyone needing strong legal advice stemming from bankruptcy or legal issues. Not only are they very knowledgeable and courteous but the entire team exemplifies ethical…
Rank this Week: 3692

Hoboken Bankruptcy Attorney

Hoboken Bankruptcy Attorney

Covers consumer bankruptcy in New Jersey. By Jennifer N. Weil.

http://jenlawyer.com
  • Oct 29

    An old debt isn’t on my credit report – do I still owe it?

    An old debt isn’t on my credit report – do I still owe it?
    What does it mean when an old debt is not on your credit report? So, you just checked your credit report and you couldn’t find an old debt you know that you owed. Or, a debt collector just contacted you about an old student loan they…
  • Oct 27

    Bankruptcy helps avoid tax due on forgiven debt

    Bankruptcy helps avoid tax due on forgiven debt
    When could you have to pay taxes on money that you owe? When someone, like a credit card company, forgives the amount that you owe. The IRS calls this “canceled debt” or “forgiveness of debt income” and it’s…
  • Jul 29

    In debt? You’re not alone

    In debt? You’re not alone
    A new study shows that a whopping 77 million Americans has debt that’s listed on their credit report as being “in collections.”  That’s 35% of adults who have credit files.  And this debt is spread around all…
Rank this Week: 4864

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 29

    Section 503(b)(9): “Receipt” of Goods Discussion

    Section 503(b)(9): “Receipt” of Goods Discussion
    Under Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code, creditors may receive administrative-expense priority for the value of goods “received” by the debtor within 20 days before the debtor’s bankruptcy filing in which the goods…
  • Oct 2

    Chapter 15 Sale of U.S. Assets of Foreign Debtor Must be Reviewed by U.S. Bankruptcy Court

    Chapter 15 Sale of U.S. Assets of Foreign Debtor Must be Reviewed by U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    In the decision of In re Fairfield Sentry Ltd., 2014 WL 4783370, *4-5 (2d Cir. Sept. 26, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court was required to review a foreign debtor’s sale of…
  • Sep 29

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document
    In the recent decision of Caspian Select Credit Master Fund, Ltd. v. Key Plastics Corp., Inc., C.A. No. 8625-VCN (Del. Ch. Sept. 3, 2014), the Court analyzed whether categories of documents requested by Caspian, the minority shareholder of…
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The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy
    GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) has filed for bankruptcy seeking Chapter 11 protection by the court. GTAT is a sapphire manufacturing company that recently received a huge pre-payment from the Apple corporation in the amount of $578…
  • Oct 5

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
  • Sep 20

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy
    Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed bankruptcy for the third time. The action represents yet another blow to Atlantic City’s struggling casino gaming industry. The company runs two casinos in the city. With an ever-increasing level of…
Rank this Week: 3181

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Oct 28

    Five Things That Will Drive Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Nut

    Five Things That Will Drive Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Nut
    Your relationship with your bankruptcy lawyer is just that, a relationship. Like any other relationship, there are things you can do to strain it. Lawyers in all areas of law discuss problem clients. It happens at lunch, in bars, and at…
  • Jul 5

    South Carolina Property Exemptions Increase Effective July 1, 2014

    South Carolina Property Exemptions Increase Effective July 1, 2014
    Our South Carolina exemptions are adjusted for cost of living every other July 1. Exemptions in property allow the property to be protected from a judgment creditor or bankruptcy trustee up to the amount of the exemption. Think of it as a…
  • Jun 8

    10 Ways Financial Problems are Like Jiu-Jitsu

    10 Ways Financial Problems are Like Jiu-Jitsu
    It’s always good to have a strategy when facing a problem–particularly a financial problem. Over the last three months, after an odd “Yes Man” moment in March of this year, I began learning Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. Off the…
Rank this Week: 4573

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 7

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?
    In a case of first impression, in In re Markosian, 506 B.R. 273 (9th Cir.BAP Cal) 2014 WL 956475, the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) held that an individual debtor's postpetition Chapter 11 earnings that are property of the…
  • Sep 16

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13
    In In re Dale, 505 B.R. 8 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2014), the BAP held that for purposes of determining what constitutes property of the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, §1306 of the Bankruptcy Code includes all property described…
Rank this Week: 3244

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Backstreet Boys settle for pennies on the dollar with their fraudster creator

    Backstreet Boys settle for pennies on the dollar with their fraudster creator
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?”   The Backstreet Boys have been fighting through bankruptcy, but the boy band’s…
  • Oct 23

    Near-bankrupt city replaces treasurer accused of theft with bankrupt accountant

    Near-bankrupt city replaces treasurer accused of theft with bankrupt accountant
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I get credit after filing personal bankruptcy?”   City council members in cash-strapped Harrisburg, Pennsylvania knew what was…
  • Oct 21

    Man dubbed “King of foreclosures” busted for bankruptcy fraud

    Man dubbed “King of foreclosures” busted for bankruptcy fraud
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?”   The foreclosure king has been deposed… or at least arrested. Todd Brunner, once…
Rank this Week: 2388

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Oct 28

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: The Basic

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: The Basic
    In bankruptcy, a chapter 13 filing is also called reorganization. Generally, it is an option for debtors to make a deal with creditors to repay debt in a 3-5 year timeframe. Unlike chapter 7 filings, chapter 13 bankruptcy clients will not be…
  • Oct 23

    Budgeting the Easy Way

    Budgeting the Easy Way
    The number one thing you need to do when you start managing your own finances is to understand how to budget. It does not have to be a complicated spreadsheet that only a CPA or an attorney can figure out. It can actually be as simple as…
  • Oct 21

    A Primer On Credit Management

    A Primer On Credit Management
    Even though we all know it isn’t true, it’s easy to view credit as “free money.” Because you don’t see the money for the transaction immediately come out of your bank account, it’s easy to just pass the…
Rank this Week: 2574

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3216

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4188

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 27

    Debt Collection Tactic

    Debt Collection Tactic
    I've observed an uptick in this activity in recent weeks, so I'll be discussing it more and more often in the weeks to come.
  • Oct 20

    What is this thing I got in the mail?

    What is this thing I got in the mail?
    If you get something in the mail and you're not sure what to make of it, either bring it to me or scan and e-mail a copy to me.  Generally, I don't like to comment on letters or documents if I can't see them.  And no, I don't have…
  • Oct 13

    November 2014 Median Income Level

    November 2014 Median Income Level
    Median income levels are set for their semi-annual change on November 1, 2014.  In Wisconsin, for household sizes of two and three, the change is negligible.  Households of four and greater will find it slightly easier to qualify…
Rank this Week: 4794

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Oct 27

    More Things Student Loan Lawyers Ask Borrowers Who File Bankruptcy

    More Things Student Loan Lawyers Ask Borrowers Who File Bankruptcy
    This post stems from an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “5 Things Student Loan Lawyers Ask Borrowers Who File For Bankruptcy.” As one of the few lawyers in this country to recently take on such lawyers for the…
  • Oct 20

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment

    Student Loans Through A Concise History of Bankruptcy Amendment
    History of 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8) The Debate The student loan exception to discharge has a fairly short, but interesting, history. Congress first established the Guaranteed Student Loan Program under the auspices of the Higher Education…
  • Oct 14

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error

    Mortgage Servicing Statements in Bankruptcy Fraught With Error
    What happens when you take a homeowner who defaults on their mortgage into bankruptcy to stop the foreclosure sale?  You get a situation that is disease ridden with errors.  Katie Porter (@MsKatiePorter) recently wrote about this…
Rank this Week: 3910

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4241

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Taggart Law Offices.

http://www.denverbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    Why filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy may improve your ability to get credit in the future.

    Why filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy may improve your ability to get credit in the future.
    Bankruptcy can actually help your credit. If you are struggling with the effects of poor credit and your debt keeps mounting you may want to consult our attorneys to see if Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help. While a bankruptcy filing certainly is…
  • Oct 22

    Wages getting garnished and need to file bankruptcy? Check out this VERY affordable and FAST option

    Wages getting garnished and need to file bankruptcy? Check out this VERY affordable and FAST option
    If you are getting garnished and need to file bankruptcy I can file your case for as little as $100 down plus the filing fee. This alternative approach can be a life saver. Does this sound familiar? OMG! My wages are getting garnished! Your…
  • Oct 9

    The Sobering Truth about Medical Related Bankruptcy

    The Sobering Truth about Medical Related Bankruptcy
    If you are financially affected by medical expenses and debt, you are not alone. Unexpected and costly medical bills are one of the leading reasons that drive Americans into seeking bankruptcy protection. Medical related debt affects all…
Rank this Week: 2508

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?

    If I File Bankruptcy, Am I Liable for My Business’s Debts?
    The great state of Georgia is home to many equally great small and medium-sized businesses.  Georgian residents are true entrepreneurs and several of our friends and neighbors have enjoyed great success with their businesses all across…
  • Oct 17

    How Can I Convert My Chapter 13 to Chapter 7?

    How Can I Convert My Chapter 13 to Chapter 7?
    There are two types of bankruptcies that Georgian families and individuals can file.  The first type is called Chapter 7.  Chapter 7 is referred to as “straight” bankruptcy where most of the debt is discharged. It is…
  • Oct 15

    What is “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy?

    What is “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy?
    Sometimes I am asked What is a “Chapter 20” Bankruptcy? Technically, there is no such thing as a chapter 20 bankruptcy filing. It refers to a process where a consumer files and receives a Chapter 7 discharge and then files for a…
Rank this Week: 2631

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Oct 24

    Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Oppose my Discharge?

    Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Oppose my Discharge?
    Yes, it is possible for a bankruptcy trustee to oppose your bankruptcy discharge. Your discharge could also be opposed by either a creditor or the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. Most oppositions to a bankruptcy discharge in Ontario happen…
  • Oct 10

    Who Will Know About my Bankruptcy in Ontario?

    Who Will Know About my Bankruptcy in Ontario?
    While many people are more accepting of the fact that we live in an on-line world and that much of our lives are on facebook, twitter and other social media, the fact remains that most people do not want to have everyone gossiping about…
  • Sep 26

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?

    How Does Filing Bankruptcy Affect my Divorce or Separation?
    Divorce or separation is a common cause of bankruptcy or a consumer proposal for many individuals in Ontario. It’s not terribly surprising that divorce leads so many people to financial trouble – you move…
Rank this Week: 2523

Matt Berkus Blog

Matt Berkus Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt relief.

http://www.mattberkus.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    How to Go To College for Free, or Almost Free

    How to Go To College for Free, or Almost Free
    Is it possible to go to college for free. If you do it right, you can attend college in the U.S. for free, or nearly free. Student loans are increasingly becoming a financial death sentence, especially for the student’s parents. Nearly…
  • Sep 9

    Are you a Debt Hoarder, What Is a Debt Hoarder?

    Are you a Debt Hoarder, What Is a Debt Hoarder?
    Eureka! I finally came up with a unique and apt name for a condition I see too often, debt hoarder. A debt hoarder is someone who holds onto debt and won’t take proactive steps to remove the debt. Just like a hoarder accumulates and…
  • Aug 20

    Categorize Living Expenses to Spend Less and Have More Money

    Categorize Living Expenses to Spend Less and Have More Money
    Frugal spending, no impact living, buy nothing new, living small are all movements designed around sustainable living and transitioning from a consumer culture to a happiness culture where we live life, not consume life. What I am going to…
Rank this Week: 3830

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL
    "Post Foreclosure Hell" describes the latest gift to Americans from the banks, FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC. After the massive bail-outs by the American taxpayer, the banks, FANNIE and FREDDIE are now using "deficiency judgments" to collect on…
  • Oct 15

    WAGES GARNISHED, ASSETS SEIZED - THE CURRENT FORECLOSURE SITUATION

    WAGES GARNISHED, ASSETS SEIZED - THE CURRENT FORECLOSURE SITUATION
    Many Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collection. Our own, Chip Park, is about to file a class action lawsuit against these debt collectors for violating fair debt…
  • Oct 13

    HOMEOWNERS STEAMROLLED BY FLORIDA'S FORECLOSURE COURTS

    HOMEOWNERS STEAMROLLED BY FLORIDA'S FORECLOSURE COURTS
    In a blockbuster article last month the Center for Public Integrity documented what foreclosure defense attorneys have known for years: there is little if any due process for homeowners in Florida's foreclosure courts. The foreclosure…
Rank this Week: 3847

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid
    In real estate, it is important to get the details right. Mistakes can damage or even kill the deal. Your real estate deal can fall apart right up to the moment of closing. The New York Times tells the story of a closing gone very wrong. The…
  • Oct 5

    Can A Loan Modification Help Me?

    Can A Loan Modification Help Me?
    If you’re in danger of losing your home to foreclosure, a loan modification may be your last hope of saving it. Can you get a loan modification? Loan modifications aren’t always easy to get, but they’re certainly possible.…
  • Sep 18

    Busting the Myths: Five Short Sale Myths Exposed

    Busting the Myths: Five Short Sale Myths Exposed
    Short sales aren’t simple, but with proper guidance they offer an alternative to foreclosure that provides significant benefits. There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding short sales, and today we are going to correct five of…
Rank this Week: 4119