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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/
Rank this Week: 3397

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2477

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Jan 29

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector
    Many ― but not all ― debt collectors working for loan sharks are alleged humans who do the bidding of the dark side of the force.  I have written about abusive debt collectors several times, in unflattering terms.  It…
  • Jan 23

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy
    One of the putative motivations for enacting Obamacare (a.k.a. The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act; have fun reading it, and make sure you have industrial quantities of coffee on hand) was to ensure that no one would be financially…
  • Jan 22

    Can The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Seize Your Postpetition Commissions?

    Can The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee Seize Your Postpetition Commissions?
    I recently answered a question posed by a fellow bankruptcy attorney, and thought you might find the discussion interesting. Here’s an edited version of my colleague’s question: A Chapter 7 debtor who is a real estate broker had…
Rank this Week: 4048

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Covers bankruptcy. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippiconsumerhelp.com/
  • Jan 29

    How long do I have to wait to file bankruptcy again?

    How long do I have to wait to file bankruptcy again?
    As long as a bankruptcy court has not barred you from filing, you can file bankruptcy again pretty much right away. However, you may not be eligible to receive a discharge. There would be no point to filing a Chapter 7 unless you are eligible…
  • Oct 11

    Do I qualify to file for bankruptcy?

    Do I qualify to file for bankruptcy?
    One of the first questions that comes to mind when you are considering options is “Do I qualify to file for bankruptcy?”  Let’s look at the eligibility requirements for the two most common types of bankruptcy, a chapter…
  • Sep 10

    What is a wage garnishment?

    What is a wage garnishment?
    A garnishment is an order from a court that is sent to your employer requiring them to withhold certain amount of money from your paycheck. This money is then sent to the creditor. Mississippi law limits the amount of money that your…
Rank this Week: 2469

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Jason Weaver P.A.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    We’re Featured on WPLG Local 10 Miami Broward’s Call Christina Segment

    We’re Featured on WPLG Local 10 Miami Broward’s Call Christina Segment
    Local 10 in Miami (WPLG) has featured us in a segment involving debt collection scams. The segment is by Christina Vazquez, who does a regular consumer segment on all kinds of consumer issues. We’re thrilled to be working with her and…
  • Jan 20

    Most Americans Expect to be in Debt For a Long Time

    Most Americans Expect to be in Debt For a Long Time
    At the risk of being a downer at the start of your work week, a recent article online discussed the dwindling hope that many Americans have that they will ever be free from debt. Almost one in five Americans (which is 20% for those of…
  • Jan 6

    Special Problems the Elderly Have With Abusive and Harassing Debt Collector

    Special Problems the Elderly Have With Abusive and Harassing Debt Collector
    In today’s world, if you make it to your golden years, you should be entitled to a life of peace, calm, fun, cruises, good food, and anything else that makes you happy. Between social security and pensions and investments, you…
Rank this Week: 2479

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Jan 29

    How Your Bankruptcy Can Harm Your Family If You’re Not Careful

    How Your Bankruptcy Can Harm Your Family If You’re Not Careful
    What you did last year may come back to bite your family  when you file bankruptcy. Even if not fatal, the bite can  leave scars. I sat waiting for my turn at a bankruptcy hearing last week and watched a series of other…
  • Jan 19

    Is This Contract Legal?

    Is This Contract Legal?
    Even in a world where people attempt almost any skilled task with the help of Google, YouTube, or Legal Zoom,  people continue to ask: is this contract legal? They aren’t asking (usually) whether the subject matter of the…
  • Jan 14

    Can You Name The Problem A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can’t Fix?

    Can You Name The Problem A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can’t Fix?
    The problem even the best bankruptcy lawyer can’t fix is the one you hide. Sometimes  it’s a problem you don’t want to face yourself, or a debt your spouse doesn’t know about. Maybe it’s a claim you…
Rank this Week: 2181

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Can you sell your house during bankruptcy?

    Can you sell your house during bankruptcy?
    Once a debtor files for bankruptcy, his or her home and other possessions become part of their bankruptcy estate. While creditors cannot automatically foreclose on the property because of bankruptcy protections, the debtor is likewise not…
  • Jan 15

    Bankruptcy: What does Preferential Payment mean?

    Bankruptcy: What does Preferential Payment mean?
    Creditors have hounded you for months. Your bills have been piling up, but you have finally saved enough money to pay off one of your debts in full. You feel some relief because you have finally made a step towards getting out of debt.…
  • Jan 6

    Can a Debtor keep an inheritance during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    Can a Debtor keep an inheritance during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
    During bankruptcy, most of a debtor's property becomes part of the bankruptcy estate. Debtors who file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy are required to repay their creditors through a three to five year repayment plan. If a debtor receives an…
Rank this Week: 3391

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2156

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Jan 29

    Bankruptcy and Future Credit

    Bankruptcy and Future Credit
    If at the moment you are being swallowed up by debt with no light at the end of the tunnel, the last thing you are probably thinking about is your future credit. If you are going for a bankruptcy solution then you may want to ask your…
  • Jan 27

    Can I Clear Off My Tax Debt with Bankruptcy?

    Can I Clear Off My Tax Debt with Bankruptcy?
    One of the most common debt problems many individuals can run into is with their tax debt. The costs for this keeps accumulating, and there soon seems to be no way to get it under control. You want to be sure to discuss this particular debt…
  • Jan 22

    Do I Need Help Filing A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    Do I Need Help Filing A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    Filing for bankruptcy is not just a matter of going before the courts with all of your bills and having a judge rule that you don’t have to pay them because you are not financially able to. Unfortunately many people think it is that…
Rank this Week: 2526

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/
  • Jan 28

    Bankruptcy Attorney Richard Symmes on 1150AM KKNW – New Urban Unlimited

    Bankruptcy Attorney Richard Symmes on 1150AM KKNW – New Urban Unlimited
    On Monday 1/26/15 I had the pleasure of being a guest of Dr. James Gore on his radio show New Urban Unlimited on 1150AM KKNW in the Seattle area.  I will be on the show which airs M-F at 6am,…Read more ›
  • Jan 7

    What is the Foreclosure Timeline in Washington State?

    What is the Foreclosure Timeline in Washington State?
    One of the most common questions home owners facing foreclosure want to know is how much time do I have to seek options to avoid foreclosure and what are my options? Unfortunately it seems that most homeowners facing foreclosure…
  • Nov 20

    Private Student Loans May Now Offer Modification Plan

    Private Student Loans May Now Offer Modification Plan
    Private student loan debt is probably the worst debt that a person can have.  This is because banks that offer private student loans are not obligated to offer any sort of helpful repayment plans like the government backed loans…
Rank this Week: 4808

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
  • Jan 28

    Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze"

    Court of Appeals Allows "Administrative Freeze"
    AREN'T CREDITORS USUALLY PREVENTED FROM TOUCHING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT ONCE YOU FILE BANKRUPTY? Yes. The powerful federal law called the "automatic stay" strictly forbids your creditors from garnishing your checking or savings account from the…
  • Jan 27

    A Chapter 13 Plan Can Help You Deal with Secured Personal Property

    A Chapter 13 Plan Can Help You Deal with Secured Personal Property
    The Advantages under Chapter 13 of Dealing with Creditors Secured by Personal Property Collateral This last summer I wrote in this Bankruptcy Blog about "Reaffirming Personal Property Other Than Your Vehicle." It was about how to file…
  • Jan 7

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?
    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO “WILLFULLY. . . EVADE OR DEFEAT” AN INCOME TAX? A couple months ago the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which serves all of California and much of the West) ruled that it takes quite a lot for a taxpayer to…
Rank this Week: 3457

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    5 simple ways to Avoid Bankruptcy

    5 simple ways to Avoid Bankruptcy
    5 Simple Ways to Avoid BankruptcyHi everyone.As a bankruptcy attorney, I see so many cases for people who file, who make good money, but bad decisions.  It goes against my business model, but as a counselor,  I'm going to share with…
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court
    The Chicago Bears have filed a proof of claim for an unsecured debt owed them in Edison Mission Energy's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, claiming that Edison owes them $114,240 for use of an executive suite.  Read about the matter…
  • Aug 19

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
Rank this Week: 4483

Dallas Bankruptcy News

Dallas Bankruptcy News

By Richard G Grant PC.

http://chapter11dallas.com/dallas-bankruptcy-news/
  • Jan 28

    In re Pursue Energy Corporation (wholly owned subsidiary of Petro-Hunt)

    In re Pursue Energy Corporation (wholly owned subsidiary of Petro-Hunt)
    Successful filing of Chapter 11 case and confirmation of Debtor’s plan of reorganization The post In re Pursue Energy Corporation (wholly owned subsidiary of Petro-Hunt) appeared first on Culhane Meadows PLLC - Chapter 11 Business…
  • Jan 28

    In re Overland Energy, Inc.; Acorn Energy, Inc.; Tega Operating Co.

    In re Overland Energy, Inc.; Acorn Energy, Inc.; Tega Operating Co.
    Successful filing of Chapter 11 and Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee to facilitate sales of assets The post In re Overland Energy, Inc.; Acorn Energy, Inc.; Tega Operating Co. appeared first on Culhane Meadows PLLC - Chapter 11 Business…
  • Jan 28

    In re Triton EP, LLC/Peak Flow Operating & Drilling, LP

    In re Triton EP, LLC/Peak Flow Operating & Drilling, LP
    Successful sale of assets pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Section 363 and of resolution of ownership/control dispute The post In re Triton EP, LLC/Peak Flow Operating & Drilling, LP appeared first on Culhane Meadows PLLC - Chapter 11 Business…
Rank this Week: 3081

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal…

AmeriTrust Law Group LLC Legal Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, civil litigation, personal injury, and immigration news.

http://www.ameritrustlawgroup.com/legal-blog/
  • Jan 28

    Another Bitcoin Company Bites the Dust as CoinTerra Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Another Bitcoin Company Bites the Dust as CoinTerra Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    CoinTerra Inc. developed computers specifically used for mining the cryptocurrency Bitcoins, but came under fire when many customers submitted complaints to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) claiming the computers did not meet specs the…
  • Jan 26

    Married Couples Beware: Facebook Cited in a Third of Divorce Case

    Married Couples Beware: Facebook Cited in a Third of Divorce Case
    While some married individuals might not realize it right now, they could be inadvertently writing posts on Facebook which may be cited in a divorce case sometime down the road. According to the Lake Legal law firm in the United Kingdom,…
  • Jan 23

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Faces $4M Lawsuit Over Hazing in Baltimore

    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Faces $4M Lawsuit Over Hazing in Baltimore
    Johnny Powell II, 22, filed a $4M lawsuit against the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at Coppin State University  after alleged hazing from the frat left him in the hospital for five days. Powell’s lawsuit filed on January 22, 2015 in…
Rank this Week: 2485

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2318

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    How do I get the Tax Value Changed on my House?

    How do I get the Tax Value Changed on my House?
    When filing a bankruptcy, one question you will hear quite often is “what is the tax value of your property?” When looking at property in a bankruptcy, whether the property is a residence, house, land or condo, the Courts…
  • Jan 20

    What Is A Form 25P in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 25P in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    When you are involved in an accident that occurs on the job, there are a number of necessary Worker’s Compensation forms that need to be completed and then submitted to the appropriate office. One of these forms is called a 25P. Form…
  • Jan 13

    What Should I Expect at my Foreclosure Hearing?

    What Should I Expect at my Foreclosure Hearing?
    In the State of North Carolina, foreclosure hearings are held by the Clerk of Court or Assistant Clerk of Court, as judges rarely hear foreclosures. The Clerk of Court is only to hear cases involving “legal defenses.” Cases…
Rank this Week: 4624

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jan 26

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy
    December 2014 Florida Bankruptcy Rates Florida bankruptcies in December 2014 increased 6% over November 2014, and were down 10% from December 2013 according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. The total number of Florida Chapter 7 cases was…
  • Jan 13

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie
    The History of Florida Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan shares the final part of the Lanigan and Lanigan law firm story. The firm was practicing business and civil law, real estate litigation, securities…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3
    The Story of Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park, Florida, attorney Eric Lanigan shares the story of how the law firm Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L., was incepted and how it grew into the agency that it is today. Eric has practiced Florida…
Rank this Week: 4062

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Cram down that Clunker

    Cram down that Clunker
    A few years ago the U.S. government established a program called ‘cash for clunkers.’ Essentially, the idea was to provide economic incentives to U.S. residents to purchase a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle when trading in a…
  • Dec 10

    Book of Mormon Storie

    Book of Mormon Storie
    A Wall Street Journal blog post discussed an interesting bankruptcy case in Illinois. Anna Robinson filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection earlier in 2014. When you file for bankruptcy, all of the property you own becomes property of…
  • Nov 11

    The New Mafia

    The New Mafia
    The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that payday loans in Utah now average 466 percent annual interest, according to a new report issued by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions for the State of Utah. The report said the…
Rank this Week: 3144

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool
    Recently, a litigant refused to mediate their dispute, ultimately losing in court and paying the attorney's fees of the prevailing party.
  • Jan 15

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction
    California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so…
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
Rank this Week: 3415

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/
  • Jan 26

    Discharge vs. Case Closure

    Discharge vs. Case Closure
    Discharge is often the last thing a bankruptcy client sees or thinks about their case, but it is not the end of the bankruptcy case. This is often a confusing aspect for clients. We’ll explain here and try to simplify the two and…
  • Dec 17

    BEWARE OF TELEMARKETING SCHEMES

    BEWARE OF TELEMARKETING SCHEMES
    Thousands of consumers have been deceived through telemarketing schemes designed to sell phony mortgage assistance and debt relief programs to already cash-strapped citizens. In 2012, the FTC filed complaints against several telemarketing…
  • Dec 4

    BE TRUTHFUL AND TELL YOUR ATTORNEY EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T END UP LIKE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW JERSEY

    BE TRUTHFUL AND TELL YOUR ATTORNEY EVERYTHING SO YOU DON’T END UP LIKE A REAL HOUSEWIFE OF NEW JERSEY
    Filing for bankruptcy is a serious decision for anyone, but is often necessary in order to preserve your family and obtain a fresh start. As part of the process you must list all your assets and detailed financial information on the papers…
Rank this Week: 4380

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Getting Paid In Bankruptcy: Proofs of Claim

    Getting Paid In Bankruptcy: Proofs of Claim
    For Debtors, Chapter 7 Liquidation is the ultimate relief, while Chapter 13 and 11 Reorganization offers an opportunity to reduce their Debtor’s payments in light of their income. In either type of case however, the Creditor is not…
  • Jan 9

    No Inspection Right for Former Member

    No Inspection Right for Former Member
    On December 30, 2014 the Delaware Chancery Court decided the following issue: Can a terminated LLC member may enforce “inspection rights” in the company’s Operating Agreement and the Delaware LLC Act? The short answer:…
  • Dec 17

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client
    In this carefully written Opinion Judge Schmetterer evaluates the arguments in a Motion to Dismiss an Adversary Complaint based on fraudulent behavior. Beyond its examination of Bankruptcy Fraud, this Opinion is notable for its recitation of…
Rank this Week: 3122

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
  • Jan 26

    New! More Due Diligence Products Available at Lower Price

    New! More Due Diligence Products Available at Lower Price
    It seems like every few months we are rolling out something new. So here we go again! Start Fresh Today is excited to announce that we now offer an even more comprehensive list of due diligence products for bankruptcy attorneys at new lower…
  • Jan 17

    Holiday Spending Hangover? 7 Quick Detox Remedies to the Rescue

    Holiday Spending Hangover? 7 Quick Detox Remedies to the Rescue
    Now that the cheer of the holiday season has dwindled, all that may remain are dead trees and maybe a few decorations you’ve neglected to take down and stow away until next year. The other (not so nice) reminder of the holidays? Your…
  • Jan 14

    When Is It Time to Call A Bankruptcy Trustee?

    When Is It Time to Call A Bankruptcy Trustee?
    Everyone has their own tolerance threshold when it comes to determining how much debt is too much and when to do something about it. The thing is, the sooner you deal with a potential problem the more options you typically have. If you are…
Rank this Week: 3030

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

Wisconsin Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://wisconsinbankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS Issues a TILA Recission Decision

    SCOTUS Issues a TILA Recission Decision
    Under the Truth in Lending Act, borrowers may unconditionally rescind a loan with three days following the [later of] the consummation of the transaction or the delivery of TILA disclosures.  A borrower may further rescind for up to…
  • Jan 19

    Tax Return Reminder

    Tax Return Reminder
    This is a reminder for all people who are in a pending Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case...All debtors must submit a copy of their 2014 federal and state income tax returns to the Chapter 13 Trustee REGARDLESS of whether you are required to submit…
  • Jan 12

    2014 Foreclosure Statistic

    2014 Foreclosure Statistic
    Jan-14 Feb-14 Mar-14 Apr-14 May-14 Jun-14 Jul-14 Aug-14 Sep-14 Oct-14 Nov-14 Dec-14 Total Brown 45 28 44 40 36 46 33 34 38 31 43 32 450 Calumet 5 5 3 6 6 3 7 5 4 7 4 2 57 Door 4 4 6 3 0 6 2 1 3 …
Rank this Week: 4935

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.
    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home. Here’s a heart-warming email this week from “Ron.”  He filed bankruptcy with me in August 2011 and let me know he is pre-approved to buy a house in his…
  • Jan 24

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?
    Guy and Pam came to see me yesterday, after the got sued by Citibank.  They got sued by Citibank, because they thought an outfit called Pure Solutions told them to stop paying their bills. Stop paying your bills? Like most people, Guy…
  • Dec 22

    New Years Resolution? Debt-free by Spring!

    New Years Resolution? Debt-free by Spring!
    Still Struggling with honest debts you can’t pay? Are you struggling with honest debts you can’t pay?  Why not plan for something better! I’d like to get together with you in person.   In January.  I’d…
Rank this Week: 2938

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

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

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?
    Across the great state of Georgia, many families, businesses, and individuals have been experiencing tough financial times due to the ongoing economic recession.  Our office receives daily calls from Georgians who are interested in…
  • Jan 10

    What is Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?

    What is Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?
    When Georgians file for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy application, they must fulfill a requirement called debtor education and they also complete mandatory credit counseling.  The purpose of these two requirements is to help…
  • Jan 10

    My Bankruptcy Attorney is Ignoring Me – What Can I Do?

    My Bankruptcy Attorney is Ignoring Me – What Can I Do?
    In Georgia, many families and small business owners have made an important New Year’s Resolution – to get financially fit in 2015.  If you are carrying a significant debt burden and your income is not keeping pace with your…
Rank this Week: 2522

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?
    A New Year is a time to look at the next 12 months with hope and possibility, let our bankruptcy attorneys assist you and have a Happy New Year in 2015.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt…
  • Dec 11

    Meet Our Attorney

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  • Oct 30

    November 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    November 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels in Kansas are up for the…
Rank this Week: 3308

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?
    Today, a legislator introduced a bill to treat student loan debt as other unsecured debt in a bankruptcy filing. This would be huge! As everyone knows, a bill isn't a law and it could be awhile, but if this gains steam, we may have some…
  • Jan 19

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court
    We are still able to strip second mortgages in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy here in Tampa Bay. However, there is a risk that the window of opportunity may be closing. Bank of America has filed several challenges to the U.S. Supreme Court in the…
  • Nov 22

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!
    As a Florida consumer bankruptcy attorney, we have been able to remove and strip off second mortgages due to the 11th Circuit's decision in McNeal a couple years back. It is the only Circuit in the country that allows for a second mortgage…
Rank this Week: 3454

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Jan 22

    Bankruptcy and the Debt Collector

    Bankruptcy and the Debt Collector
    When you file a petition for bankruptcy under any chapter, an automatic stay on collection action is issued by the court. All creditors that are listed on your petition will receive notice of the bankruptcy filing and almost all of them are…
  • Jan 19

    Saving Your Car in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy by Reaffirming the Debt

    Saving Your Car in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy by Reaffirming the Debt
    You may need to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but are concerned you will lose your car. If the equity you have in the car is not exempt, you could lose it to the bankruptcy trustee. In some cases, even if the equity is not exempt, the…
  • Jan 15

    Can a 401(K) Loan Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

    Can a 401(K) Loan Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?
    When people find themselves in financial trouble and needing an extra income boost to be able to pay their mortgage, car loan, student loan or other everyday debts, many find it enticing to borrow from their employer sponsored retirement…
Rank this Week: 3259

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jan 21

    Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy

    Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy
    Many people reach a point where their financial situation is leading them to think that it will just be a simple matter for them to claim bankruptcy to rectify the problem. What they don’t realize is that bankruptcy is not a simple…
  • Jan 15

    Which City Should Your File Your Bankruptcy In?

    Which City Should Your File Your Bankruptcy In?
    While there are laws of the country that everyone must comply with, there are also additional laws for the states and the various cities may have their own regulations that need to be followed. If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy in…
  • Dec 23

    Choosing an Affordable Apartment

    Choosing an Affordable Apartment
    Housing is one of the biggest expenses on your monthly budget. If you’re seeking a new place to live, choosing a place you like is important – but so is choosing a place you can afford. If you’re new to budgeting, it can…
Rank this Week: 3153

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Jan 21

    Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy

    Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy
    Many people reach a point where their financial situation is leading them to think that it will just be a simple matter for them to claim bankruptcy to rectify the problem. What they don’t realize is that bankruptcy is not a simple…
  • Jan 15

    Which City Should Your File Your Bankruptcy In?

    Which City Should Your File Your Bankruptcy In?
    While there are laws of the country that everyone must comply with, there are also additional laws for the states and the various cities may have their own regulations that need to be followed. If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy in…
  • Dec 23

    Choosing an Affordable Apartment

    Choosing an Affordable Apartment
    Housing is one of the biggest expenses on your monthly budget. If you’re seeking a new place to live, choosing a place you like is important – but so is choosing a place you can afford. If you’re new to budgeting, it can…
Rank this Week: 3790

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/
  • Jan 20

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!
    It's tax season and the scam artists are also out in force. Even our law office -- which specializes in tax matters -- recently got an email asking us to pay a phony tax bill! There are a number of scams out there with criminals pretending…
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4766

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/
  • Jan 20

    LDK Files Bankruptcy

    LDK Files Bankruptcy
    Chinese solar cell maker LDK Solar Co. defaulted on its bonds last year and filed bankruptcy in the United States in an effort to continue restructuring efforts already in motion in The Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. Based in Xinyu, ……
  • Jan 5

    Apparel Retailer Delia’s Files for Bankruptcy

    Apparel Retailer Delia’s Files for Bankruptcy
    Struggling New York-based retailer Delia’s – a clothing chain which caters to teen girls, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is currently liquidating all merchandise after attempts to find a buyer failed. Founded in 1993,…
  • Nov 11

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case
    Judge Steven Rhodes began hearing final arguments on the Detroit bankruptcy case on October 27. At that time, the judge said he would deliver a decision on November 7 to either reject or approve the city’s plan. If that schedule…
Rank this Week: 2956

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Provides case law updates from the Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

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

    Sixth Circuit Rules that In Pari Delicto May Not Bar Trustee’s Conversion Claim

    Sixth Circuit Rules that In Pari Delicto May Not Bar Trustee’s Conversion Claim
    From Ponzi schemes to fraudulent transfers, many Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases involve allegations of wrongdoing. Bankruptcy trustees, who stand in the shoes of the bankrupt entity in asserting claims, often bring actions against third parties…
  • Jan 6

    Sixth Circuit Sorts Out Bankruptcy Slugfest Between Friend

    Sixth Circuit Sorts Out Bankruptcy Slugfest Between Friend
    It has often been said that you should never do business with friends or family. A bankruptcy court decision that was recently affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is further evidence of this proposition. …
  • Dec 15

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: The Legal Intersection of Two of Life's Most Challenging Moment

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: The Legal Intersection of Two of Life's Most Challenging Moment
    Two of the most difficult and stressful legal processes that individuals participate in are divorce and bankruptcy proceedings. Unfortunately, as lives are upturned and finances stretched, one often closely follows the other. Such was the…
Rank this Week: 3133

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

http://www.changandcarlin.com/_blog/Chang_Carlin_Legal_Blog
  • Jan 19

    What’s the State of the Foreclosure Crisis?

    What’s the State of the Foreclosure Crisis?
    During the leisurely recovery of the United States economy, foreclosures have been sinking, and recent data suggests the number of homeowners experiencing foreclosure has sunk to pre-recession levels. According to data published by The Wall…
  • Dec 12

    Problems After Bankruptcy and What to Do

    Problems After Bankruptcy and What to Do
    Designed as a way to give debtors a fresh financial start, bankruptcy helps many families start saving for their future rather than getting buried in an avalanche of debt. However, sometimes old debts may reappear even after bankruptcy,…
  • Nov 15

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?
    Many people never have to worry about paying taxes, but sometimes April 15th brings a terrible surprise when you  learn you owe a large sum to the IRS. If you didn't pay taxes, you might feel helpless that the government is going to take…
Rank this Week: 3630

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

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

    Bankruptcy Case vs. Bankruptcy Case

    Bankruptcy Case vs. Bankruptcy Case
    On January 18, 2015, Fox Rothschild's Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation blog published a post "Caesars Bankruptcy: Illinois Bankruptcy Proceeding Stayed by Delaware Bankruptcy Court". The article reviews a situation where creditors filed a…
  • Jan 3

    U.S. Supreme Court "Summary Dispositions"

    U.S. Supreme Court "Summary Dispositions"
    The United States District Court of the Northern District of Florida made a landmark decision in Brenner, et al. v. Scott, etc., 999 F.Supp. 2d 1278 (2014) regarding the constitutionality of Florida's restrictions on marriage.  Although…
  • Jan 2

    Factors to Consider with Mortgage Modification

    Factors to Consider with Mortgage Modification
    Beauvais, and similar recent decision by other courts, may give reason for many Miami homeowners with mortgage foreclosure situations to re-evaluate what is the best course of action to "save" their home from foreclosure.  For…
Rank this Week: 2058

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Features analysis and commentary on consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Offices of Jon G. Brooks.

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3250

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

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

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year

    Reasons to File Bankruptcy at the Beginning of the New Year
    If you ask any bankruptcy lawyer what they feel the best time is for filing bankruptcy, you’ll likely hear a resounding, “Now!” In truth, waiting around to file bankruptcy increases your risk for wage garnishments, lawsuits,…
  • Nov 20

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy

    How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Through Bankruptcy
    Excessive debt is one of the major reasons why people file for bankruptcy. In many cases, the excessive debt is the result of paying for necessities such as medical bills and vehicle repairs. While there are some exceptions, most credit…
  • Oct 13

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell Some of My Assets Before Filing Bankruptcy?
    The idea behind bankruptcy is to assist a person in resolving debt and learning better financial management. Being able to start again is not just about leaving the past behind, it also requires a person to protect their remaining assets. The…
Rank this Week: 3997

Phillips Law Blog

Phillips Law Blog

Covers trends and information dealing with bankruptcy law and employment law. By Christopher Phillips.

http://cphillipslaw.com/bankruptcy-information-assistance/
  • Jan 16

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It
    When it comes to dealing with bankruptcy in Ohio (or anywhere else, for that matter), you require the assistance of an expert. Your bankruptcy lawyer is your best bet when it comes to getting prepared for court appearance, keeping you abreast…
  • Dec 18

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You
    Facing bankruptcy could be one of the hardest things that you may experience when you are doing business in the market. There is a lot of people who are becoming depressed and stressed because of this but those things would not bring any good…
  • Dec 17

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?
    If you have been working in a warehouse where it happened that your neck got sprained for the reason that you had a slip and fall down or else might have had a burn injury due to the improper fitting of the machinery or chimney or if you have…
Rank this Week: 3954

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    New Nebraska Student Loan Case: No Discharge When Income-Based Options Exist

    New Nebraska Student Loan Case: No Discharge When Income-Based Options Exist
    Obtaining a discharge of student loans is a rare occurrence these days, and when the loans in question are exclusively Federal loans, the chances of discharging the debt are slim.  The Nebraska bankruptcy court reinforced that reality in…
  • Jan 9

    Bucket List Budgeting–Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund

    Bucket List Budgeting–Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund
    “Wealth is the transfer of money from the impatient to the patient.”  Warren Buffett Deborah Sutton writes an excellent article in The Desert News about budgeting for the fun things in life.  The word…
  • Jan 5

    Bucket List Budgeting--Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund

    Bucket List Budgeting--Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund
      “Wealth is the transfer of money from the impatient to the patient.”  Warren Buffett   Deborah Sutton writes an excellent article in The Desert News about budgeting for the fun things in life. The word…
Rank this Week: 2256

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Jan 11

    Inherited IRAs (Redux)

    Inherited IRAs (Redux)
    In “Are Inherited IRAs exempt”, I went out on a limb and predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court would rule–as did the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals–that inherited IRAs were exempt under section 522 of the Bankruptcy…
  • Dec 5

    South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Launches Mortgage Modification Program

    South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Launches Mortgage Modification Program
    Getting a mortgage modified can be a daunting process–like a root canal, only involving paper, yet almost as painful. You send required documents only to be told by the mortgage servicer that they never got them. The modification…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4699

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Minnesota bankruptcy topics, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, assets, and the filing process. By David J. Kelly.

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Jan 9

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge

    “Thank you” Recently Received from Client after Bankruptcy Discharge
    During the holidays several of my clients received their bankruptcy discharge.  The discharge is a court order which states that the Debtor is no longer legally obligated to repay most if not all of  his or her debts.  In most…
  • Nov 20

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor

    Questions Your Bankruptcy Trustee will Ask at the Meeting of Creditor
    In most of my discussions with clients, the focus is on getting the bankruptcy petition filed.  Sometimes I am surprised to be asked by a client whether he or she will have to go to court.  This question always surprises me, because…
  • Oct 10

    Cheap Bankruptcy Attorney – only $99 to File?

    Cheap Bankruptcy Attorney – only $99 to File?
    A lot of the advertising about attorney fees for bankruptcy is misleading. Today I checked on a lawyer who says he’ll file for an attorney fee of $99 and found it untrue. While looking at Google earlier today I noticed an ad that said…
Rank this Week: 3820

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2302

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception
    As a Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney, my potential clients are often concerned with the ramifications of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy Petition. It is my job to help people understand and explain some of the myths that surround…
  • Jun 3

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES
    Sacramento area residents considering a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy should be aware the Eastern District of California has decided to raise the costs of filing a case effective June 01, 2014. The new Chapter 7 filing fee for the…
  • Mar 5

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce
    Yesterday, a local Sacramento man received a 17 year sentence for committing Bankruptcy Fraud after filing for Chapter 7. Steven Zinnel was convicted last July of hiding assets during his bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying his wife…
Rank this Week: 4994

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case

    Local Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Baker Botts v. ASARCO Case
    Baker Botts L.L.P. et al. v. ASARCO L.L.C., currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States, is of particular interest to bankruptcy practitioners because this decision will have far-reaching effects regarding attorney’s…
  • Nov 24

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

    Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit
    Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S. District Court.…
  • Nov 4

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

    When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale
    Editor’s note: this post originally appeared in Law360. Buying distressed assets is big business.  Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.   In those instances, a buyer…
Rank this Week: 2222

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jan 2

    Statutes of Limitation in Georgia: Credit Card Debt

    Statutes of Limitation in Georgia: Credit Card Debt
    In Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit to collect credit card debt is 6 years. This means that if your account is inactive for six years, you have a winning defense to any credit card collection lawsuit. The clock on this…
  • Nov 10

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Will You Qualify for a Mortgage?

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Will You Qualify for a Mortgage?
    One of the most difficult decisions for a bankruptcy filer involves surrendering a home. Nobody wants to take this step, but sometimes there is just no choice. Home ownership involves not only a mortgage payment, but it also includes repair…
  • Oct 9

    Free Budgeting Resources to Help You Recover from Bankruptcy

    Free Budgeting Resources to Help You Recover from Bankruptcy
    One of the issues that many of my bankruptcy clients have in common has to do with lack of budgeting. Most of us have a general idea about our income and expenses but very few people sit down and write out a formal budget. When preparing a…
Rank this Week: 3028