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Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Takata Air Bag Recall Alert

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

    How To Stop a Garnishment in Georgia

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

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?

    Do I Qualify to File Chapter 7?
    Qualifying for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Georgia Assets and income are the two most significant qualifying factors for filing file Chapter 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. A "means test" was devised under the 2005 revision of the bankruptcy code; the…
Rank this Week: 2212

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/
  • Oct 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist

    U.S. Supreme Court Hands Another Win to Gay Marriage Activist
    The same-sex marriage battle tipped in the favor of gay and lesbian couples last week. On October 7, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage decisions appealed from the lower courts. Those courts had ruled in favor of gay…
  • Oct 14

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline

    Domestic Violence Dominates Sports Headline
    As of this writing, the San Francisco Giants, a wild card pick, just trounced the Washington Nationals in the Division Series. The Giants, who tend to perform well in post-season games, are off to play the San Louis Cardinals. Sports, it…
  • Oct 7

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce

    The Struggle for Same-Sex Divorce
    It's natural that the rise in gay marriage cases would create ripples throughout other areas of family law. The new frontier appears to be over the issue of same-sex divorce. Just as in heterosexual marriages and subsequent divorces, the…
Rank this Week: 2232

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 13

    Office Relocation

    Office Relocation
    At the end of this month, I will be closing our current office and begin practicing out of my home office.  There are two reasons for this.  First – bankruptcy filings have decreased over the past few years, and this is just…
Rank this Week: 1570

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • 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…
  • Oct 6

    The Future of Bankruptcy Courts Through the Supreme Court Opinion

    The Future of Bankruptcy Courts Through the Supreme Court Opinion
    I feel like a groupie at a rock concert knowing that Erwin Chemerinsky was going to speak.  Lawyers know this name because he wrote many of the books and treatises we used in law school.  I thought about battling the judges,…
Rank this Week: 2130

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: 2385

Andrews Law Blog

Andrews Law Blog

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

http://andrewslawplc.com/Blog/
  • Oct 16

    Premises Liability Accidents AKA Slip and Fall

    Premises Liability Accidents AKA Slip and Fall
    When people think of Premises Liability the term that often comes to mind is slip and fall. If you are injured on someone else’s property due to a slip and fall, you may consider bringing an action against the owner to recover damages…
  • Sep 29

    Abogado de Accidentes en Arizona

    Abogado de Accidentes en Arizona
    En Andrews Law, PLC, sabemos que los accidentes ocurren todos los días, pero cuando usted ha estado involucrado en un accidente, usted necesita actuar rápido con el fin de proteger sus intereses a largo plazo. Continue reading…
  • Sep 22

    Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Case

    Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Case
    To prove by clear and convincing evidence, you must persuade the bench or jury that the punitive damages claim is highly probable. This burden of proof is more demanding than the general standard for recovery in a civil matter, or recovery…
Rank this Week: 2195

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

    Now Available Online: Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC
    On October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez hosted a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including inchoate liens, tax liens and the scope…
  • Oct 10

    ABC's: Winding Up for the Wind Down

    ABC's: Winding Up for the Wind Down
    Reno Fernandez is proud to host this upcoming program on assignments for the benefit of creditors ("ABC's") for the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco at noon this Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the…
  • Oct 3

    Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC

    Hidden Liens, Tax Lien Traps and Things You Never Knew About the UCC
    At noon on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Reno Fernandez will be hosting a continuing legal education program for the State Bar of California's Business Law Section via webinar covering certain special liens and bankruptcy, including…
Rank this Week: 2204

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: 2362

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…
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Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word
    As lawyers, words are our stock in trade. If we want to describe, explain, or persuade, we need to use the right word. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ’tis the difference…
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
  • Jul 30

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
Rank this Week: 2373

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 26

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy

    Eliminating Checking and Savings Account Debt in Bankruptcy
    Special issues arise if you owe money to a bank or other financial institution on a checking or savings account because of a negative balance on that account. We'll explore some of the important issues here. DEBTS OWED ON YOUR DEPOSIT…
  • Sep 11

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Debt in California?
    IN CALIFORNIA HOW LONG IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION ON A DEBT? That simple question has a rather simple answer: 4 years on a claim for breach of a written contract. That's plainly stated in California's Code of Civil Procedure § 337(1).…
  • Aug 29

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?

    How Does the Statute of Limitations Work for Debt?
    To start it helps to understand the purpose behind statutes of limitations. They are policy decisions by state legislatures intended to limit how long a person or business can pursue someone in court on certain kinds of legal claim before the…
Rank this Week: 2226

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Sep 8

    Miami Real Estate: Four Tips for a Successful Short Sale

    Miami Real Estate: Four Tips for a Successful Short Sale
    A short sale can be an excellent solution to a financial problem, but it’s not an easy process. Here are four tips for ensuring your short sale is successful. Hire a lawyer There are things that you need to protect yourself against in a…
  • Aug 15

    Facing Eviction? Know Your Rights… Your Landlord Can’t Just Throw You Out!

    Facing Eviction? Know Your Rights… Your Landlord Can’t Just Throw You Out!
    Are you worried about being evicted? If so, we understand the stress that you are experiencing. The good news is that you DO have rights in this process. In today’s blog entry, we’re going to shed some light on the process of…
Rank this Week: 2053

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://fpbankruptcylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Your Debt to Income Ratio

    Your Debt to Income Ratio
    Debt to income ratio is an important component of your financial health. While there is some disagreement as to how much this ratio actually impacts your credit score, there is no doubt that it impacts your credit worthiness. Lenders will use…
  • Jul 29

    Your Student Loan Shield

    Your Student Loan Shield
    Last week I talked about financial hemorrhaging and how I am seeing more and more clients unable to stop the bleeding. These wounds are being suffered in the ongoing battle between student loan debt collectors and helpless borrowers. This…
  • Jul 21

    Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered

    Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered
    Sometimes you get hit and it hurts.  We have all been wounded at some point in our lives. Wounding can be physical or emotional.  They can nick shallow or slash deep. Once wounded, the healing begins.  This process can be quick…
Rank this Week: 2157

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt collection. By the Law Office of Clark Daniel Dray.

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Aug 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning
    When planning for retirement, you may be focused on saving up the money you’ll need to live comfortably after you’ve left the workforce. And when planning your will and trust, the primary focus is probably making…
  • Aug 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning
    When planning for retirement, you may be focused on saving up the money you’ll need to live comfortably after you’ve left the workforce. And when planning your will and trust, the primary focus is probably making…
  • Jul 31

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now
    You’re checking out at the grocery store and the debit card is declined. That can’t be right, I just got paid yesterday, you think. You call your bank to find out what the problem is and they tell you that…
Rank this Week: 2381

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: 2071

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

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

    Discharging Student Loan

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

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance

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

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still foreclose on the…
Rank this Week: 2274

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: 2325

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

Information about bankruptcy for individuals and businesses in Missouri and Illinois. By A & L, Licker Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.stlbankruptcyinfo.com/
  • Nov 21

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?
    To be dischargeable, individual income tax liabilities must meet the following “mechanical” rules of 11 USC §523:(a) A discharge under section 727, 1141, 1228 (a), 1228 (b),…
  • Nov 21

    What is a Discharge?

    What is a Discharge?
    One of the core reasons an individual files bankruptcy is to receive a “discharge.”  While this is an important aspect of bankruptcy, it is not the only purpose of bankruptcy.  There are numerous examples of why an…
  • Nov 15

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?
    One of the biggest fears I have seen from people considering bankruptcy is the impact it will have on their credit score.  Credit plays such an important part of our lives in this day and age, that people fear they will never get credit…
Rank this Week: 2289

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: 2344

Discussions

Discussions

Covers Los Angeles and Phoenix bankruptcy issues. By Hamid Jabbar.

http://www.jabbarlegal.com/discussions/
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Mediation

    Divorce Mediation
    Divorce MediationThe lawyers at Stuart & Jabbar, PLC have founded Arizona Mediation Partners to provide professional mediation services for those going through divorce or custody proceedings. Mediation is a process whereby the parties…
  • Mar 28

    Protecting Elderly and Vulnerable Family Member

    Protecting Elderly and Vulnerable Family Member
    Vulnerable Adult Exploitation and Arizona Law A sustained economic downturn, an ageing population, and a segment of society obsessed with material wealth at any cost, has produced the perfect storm for wrongdoers to prey upon people…
  • Apr 11

    Preventing Academic Plagiarism

    Preventing Academic Plagiarism
    Preventing Academic PlagiarismEducation is the Key When colleges and universities adopt strict liability standards that punish all forms of plagiarism equally they are usually trying to deter conduct. In theory, such systems sound good.…
Rank this Week: 2063

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: 2235

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: 2218

New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New York Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and bankruptcy alternatives for individuals and businesses. By Starr & Starr, PLLC.

http://www.newyorkbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART II?

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART II?
    A common question we get from our clients and prospective clients in New York City, Nassau. Suffolk and Westchester Counties is whether they will be able to keep their homes if they file for personal bankruptcy.
  • Oct 8

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House in New York if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART I?

    Will I Be Able to Keep My House in New York if I File for Bankruptcy in New York - PART I?
    A common question we get from our clients and prospective clients in New York City, Nassau. Suffolk and Westchester Counties is whether they will be able to keep their homes if they file for personal bankruptcy. This is Part I of a two part…
  • Sep 24

    Using Bankruptcy to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York

    Using Bankruptcy to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York
    Many of our clients and prospective clients in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and other boroughs are facing the difficult situation of a wage garnishment and wonder if a personal bankruptcy filing could help. Just to review, a creditor with a…
Rank this Week: 1950

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat
    In May, Attorney General Eric Holder insisted that no bank - or bank executive - was too large or too powerful to be prosecuted if they engaged in criminal activity. No individual or company, he said, no matter how profitable, would be able…
  • Oct 20

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker
    Despite recently-reported economic gains - including an unemployment rate that has dipped below 6 percent - one aspect that continues to trouble is wages. Paychecks have been stagnant, falling or only minutely increasing over the last 15…
  • Oct 15

    CFPB Cracks Down on Bad Banking Practice

    CFPB Cracks Down on Bad Banking Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received its share of criticism since its founding, particularly from Republicans, who tend to shield big business interests. Now, it seems large financial institutions have good reason to fear the…
Rank this Week: 4262

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: 3262

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
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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: 3000

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…
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Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 16

    New York lawyer avoids having to testify in his own firm’s bankruptcy

    New York lawyer avoids having to testify in his own firm’s bankruptcy
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?”   Former New York City lawyer and admitted fraudster Marc Dreier thought he was getting…
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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…
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Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 16

    Traps to Avoid When Planning for Bankruptcy

    Traps to Avoid When Planning for Bankruptcy
    Filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy requires several things, one of which is a good Texas bankruptcy attorney to guide you through the process. But, even when you have someone lined up, it’s a good idea to know which pitfalls to keep away…
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Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Taggart Law Offices.

http://www.denverbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
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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/
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Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers debt negotiation and Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy in Arizona. By Campbell & Coombs, P.C.

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

    Purchase of A New Car Prior to Bankruptcy Filing — Beware the Trustee

    Purchase of A New Car Prior to Bankruptcy Filing — Beware the Trustee
    One issue which comes up periodically when contemplating the filing of a bankruptcy is whether to purchase a new car prior to filing the case. Most chapter 7 debtors say that they need to purchase a car before the filing of the bankruptcy…
  • Sep 26

    Bankruptcy Protection For Private Student Loan

    Bankruptcy Protection For Private Student Loan
    Private student loans are currently nearly impossible to discharge in bankruptcy. Legislation proposed by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) as part of a larger higher education package would allow private student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy.…
  • Sep 18

    HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PROCEEDS — BEWARE THE TRUSTEE

    HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PROCEEDS — BEWARE THE TRUSTEE
    One issue which comes up when contemplating the filing of a bankruptcy is the homestead exemption. Normally the issue is fairly straight forward. Arizona’s Homestead Exemption, ARS. 33-1101provides: Homestead exemptions; persons…
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The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 3

    Another Great 5 Star Testimonial!

    Another Great 5 Star Testimonial!
        Tracy’s knowledge was so helpful in working through my situation which entailed both personal and business council to understand and separate the two. Her MBA background was key in her ability to view financials and lead…
  • Sep 22

    Can My Social Security Be Garnished?

    Can My Social Security Be Garnished?
    Most creditors cannot garnish your Social Security payments. However, there are certain situations where the federal government can garnish your Social Security benefits in order to pay delinquent federal debts such as federal income taxes or…
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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…
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Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?

    Can my boss retaliate against me for complaining about my pay?
    As an employee in Massachusetts, you may be considered an employee at will, and you employer may even be able to fire you for no reason at all, but if they do take adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or demanded…
  • Oct 5

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
  • Oct 1

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination

    Statistics on Employment Discrimination
    We as Americans would like to believe the discrimination and stereotypes are a thing of the past. For the most part in community areas such as restaurants, schools, or while riding on public transportation, bigoted views do not appear all…
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Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Provides answers to questions about bankruptcy in Mississippi. By Frank Coxwell.

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Oct 17

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?
    If you are researching the process of filing bankruptcy, I’m sure you are running across a host of unfamiliar terms and phrases where the information makes reference to getting a “bankruptcy discharge” (for example). So what…
  • Oct 16

    What can a Chapter 13 bankruptcy do for me?

    What can a Chapter 13 bankruptcy do for me?
    A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can work magic on your debts and put you in control of your creditors.  Chapter 13 is a repayment plan that helps you manage your debt obligations for a 3-5 yr period.  You and your bankruptcy attorney will…
  • Oct 15

    What can chapter 7 bankruptcy do for me?

    What can chapter 7 bankruptcy do for me?
    Filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy can eliminate unsecured debts such as credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, signature loans, etc.  It stops lawsuits, no matter what stage the lawsuit is in.  It stops wage garnishments.  It…
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San Antonio Debt Settlement Blog

San Antonio Debt Settlement Blog

Offers information for people struggling with debt and considering bankruptcy. By Rick Flume.

http://www.flumelaw.com/San-Antonio-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 16

    Student Loan Debt

    Student Loan Debt
    San Antonio Bankruptcy Lawyer Offering Assistance According to news reports, national student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark. More and more individuals find themselves with student loan payments that amount to hundreds or…
  • Oct 2

    Emergency Bankruptcy Filing

    Emergency Bankruptcy Filing
    Call a San Antonio bankruptcy attorney for assistance! Some debtors need to expedite the bankruptcy filing process so that they can get an automatic stay established sooner rather than later. An automatic stay, which begins as soon as…
  • Sep 18

    Texas Bankruptcy Exemption

    Texas Bankruptcy Exemption
    Assistance from a San Antonio Bankruptcy Lawyer Before you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is important for you to be aware of what the bankruptcy exemptions are for your state. These exemptions tell you which of your assets (and to…
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Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

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

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • Oct 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014
    New means test numbers go into effect for bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 1, 2014. Median income numbers go up for households of one, two and four persons. Oddly, the number goes down for households of three. For…
  • Oct 2

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life
    Thought you might be interested in this: A new study finds that bankruptcy filers make more money and live longer than those who were denied such protection. http://for.tn/1u6bd1z The post Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life appeared first…
  • Jun 14

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase

    Bankruptcy Fee Increase
    The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved several bankruptcy fee increases starting on June 1, 2014. The new  fees will be: Chapter 7:  $335 (up from $ 306) Chapter 9: $1,717 (up from $1,213) Chapter 11: $1,717 (up…
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Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Seattle Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcy-law-seattle.com/symmes-legal-blog/
  • Oct 15

    How Does the Bankrutpcy Process Work?

    How Does the Bankrutpcy Process Work?
    One of the most common questions that I get is How does the bankruptcy process work? To answer this question I have created a short video explaining how we handle cases and what you can expect when you schedule a…Read more ›
  • Sep 27

    Are My Wages Likely to Be Garnished In Washington State?

    Are My Wages Likely to Be Garnished In Washington State?
    Millions of Americans have their wages garnished by their creditors every day. In fact 1 out of every 10 working people aged 35-44 had their wages garnished in 2013 according to this article  in which data was obtained from…
  • Sep 16

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level

    Home Foreclosures In Washington State Have Almost Reached Normal Level
    Ever since the great recession of 2008 home foreclosures have been abundant across the country as well as in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties in Washington State.  With that said, in more recent years foreclosures have been on the…
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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
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Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 1

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy
    When making the decision to file bankruptcy, you need to be sure that it is the best option for your financial circumstances. Working closely with a qualified bankruptcy attorney helps ensure you get the results you deserve by lowering or…
  • Oct 1

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy
    When making the decision to file bankruptcy, you need to be sure that it is the best option for your financial circumstances. Working closely with a qualified bankruptcy attorney helps ensure you get the results you deserve by lowering or…
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Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 1

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy
    When making the decision to file bankruptcy, you need to be sure that it is the best option for your financial circumstances. Working closely with a qualified bankruptcy attorney helps ensure you get the results you deserve by lowering or…
  • Oct 1

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Credit Post-Bankruptcy
    When making the decision to file bankruptcy, you need to be sure that it is the best option for your financial circumstances. Working closely with a qualified bankruptcy attorney helps ensure you get the results you deserve by lowering or…
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California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
  • Jul 28

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed
    The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section fo the State Bar of California. A PDF of the article is available here. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014 Mortgage Shotgunning…
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