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Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

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

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1769

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Can I Be Discriminated Against for Filing Bankruptcy

    Can I Be Discriminated Against for Filing Bankruptcy
    The decision to file for bankruptcy is a very personal and private decision.  Many Georgians have wisely sought the advice of bankruptcy attorneys to help them make an informed decision on whether filing for bankruptcy is the best…
  • Aug 29

    How Bankruptcy Affects Your Credit Report

    How Bankruptcy Affects Your Credit Report
    Bankruptcy is the legal process that an individual or family may complete in order to have their qualifying debts discharged.  When debts are discharged, the family no longer has to pay them and the bill collectors have to stop…
  • Jul 31

    Help! I Cannot Pay My Credit Cards!

    Help! I Cannot Pay My Credit Cards!
    If you are reading this post, it is likely that you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are struggling to pay their bills as the country continues to cope with the economic recession.  Because the recession has resulted…
Rank this Week: 3036

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

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

    A Marital Threesome

    A Marital Threesome
      Sounds kinky, doesn’t it? Three players in a marriage. Sharing. Everything. Only this is something you can talk about openly, without blushing: community property. Community property is the default arrangement in California for a…
  • Aug 26

    Asset Protection For Free

    Asset Protection For Free
    Enjoy your money without worry about your creditors taking it from you. That describes asset protection. A substantial industry run by expensive professionals will scatter your money between interlocking partnerships and…
  • Aug 18

    Why Even Rock Solid Marriages Need A Prenuptial Agreement

    Why Even Rock Solid Marriages Need A Prenuptial Agreement
    We think about a pre nuptial agreement as protection or direction if a couple later divorces. It can be far more than that. A prenup can earn its keep for decades in marriages where divorce never enters the picture. Why? It protects the…
Rank this Week: 3122

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Covers bankruptcy and federal and state tax matters. By Kent Anderson.

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie
    Truth and Consequences Do an internet search for self-directed IRA and you’ll find a number of promoters promising to give you complete control over your retirement accounts. Those promises may contain a grain truth, but don’t let…
  • Aug 4

    Food Trucks in a Denver Park

    Food Trucks in a Denver Park
    While in Denver to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, I went out for lunch. The hotel concierge told me of an event held in a local park with 30 different food trucks. This fit my interest in the unique and unusual. The trucks at the…
  • Jul 31

    Employer Alert: Take Care To Avoid ACA Pitfall

    Employer Alert: Take Care To Avoid ACA Pitfall
    If you are an employer, you’re aware of the confusion surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While many of the ACA’s provisions apply only to large employers (those with 50 or more full-time…
Rank this Week: 4878

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    We’re on WPLG 10 Miami, Discussing Incorrect Credit Report

    We’re on WPLG 10 Miami, Discussing Incorrect Credit Report
    Christine Vazquez, consumer reporter for WPLG Channel 10 Miami, recently reported on a hot topic for South Florida consumers–credit, and specifically, what to do when something appears on your credit report that shouldn’t be on…
  • Jul 14

    You Got an Offer for a Credit Card in the Mail? With Your Credit? Hooray! (Kind of)

    You Got an Offer for a Credit Card in the Mail? With Your Credit? Hooray! (Kind of)
    So you have not so great credit, and all of the sudden, a magical fantastical offer for a credit card comes in the mail. It says you’ve been pre-approved! Sure, the interest isn’t great, but you haven’t been able to qualify…
  • Jun 26

    Debt Buyers Could Be Charging You Illegal Interest Rate

    Debt Buyers Could Be Charging You Illegal Interest Rate
    So you get a credit card, and you go into default, and before you know it, your interest rate has skyrocketed to like 28%, or something obscene like that. You vaguely remember a movie where a mafia loan shark charged 28%, right before…
Rank this Week: 2501

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Elizabeth Warren: Sign Petition, Protect CFPB From GOP

    Elizabeth Warren: Sign Petition, Protect CFPB From GOP
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has firmly stated she will not run for President in the 2016 general election. However, she is still vying to keep her U.S. Senate seat, and she is continuing her staunch advocacy for consumer protections. Among these…
  • Aug 26

    Chase Debt Collection Practices Targeted by CFPB, State Attorneys General

    Chase Debt Collection Practices Targeted by CFPB, State Attorneys General
    Consumer advocates have been warning for years that bank debt collection tactics by third-party collection agencies are unfair, deceptive and abusive. Now, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the attorneys general of 47 states…
  • Aug 24

    Report: Eric Holder Cashes In After Giving Banks Big Break

    Report: Eric Holder Cashes In After Giving Banks Big Break
    In a scathing article detailing dealings of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi writes about Holder’s lack of bank prosecutions in the wake of the housing market bust and how he may now be…
Rank this Week: 4945

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

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

http://flbankrupt.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    How to Properly Prepare to File Bankruptcy in Florida

    How to Properly Prepare to File Bankruptcy in Florida
    Typically clients that come see me have been thinking about their financial situations for an extended period of time. The filing of a bankruptcy whether it is chapter 7 or chapter 13 is not an easy situation and ideally the client would like…
  • Aug 25

    Suspended License and Bankruptcy in Florida

    Suspended License and Bankruptcy in Florida
    Are you a debtor who has a suspended license because you got into an accident with no insurance and now have a judgment against you? Did you know that the filing of a bankruptcy can assist you in getting your license back? I regularly have…
  • Aug 25

    Suspended License and Bankruptcy in Florida

    Suspended License and Bankruptcy in Florida
    Are you a debtor who has a suspended license because you got into an accident with no insurance and now have a judgment against you? Did you know that the filing of a bankruptcy can assist you in getting your license back? I regularly have…
Rank this Week: 3611

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

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

http://www.illinoisbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 28

    Defective Goods and the Economic Loss Doctrine

    Defective Goods and the Economic Loss Doctrine
    The 7th Circuit points out that under Indiana law a buyer who has received non-conforming goods cannot sue the seller for negligent misrepresentation to avoid the Economic Loss Doctrine, which limits it to contract remedies for purely…
  • Aug 21

    Is It Reverse Discrimination?

    Is It Reverse Discrimination?
    Despite the fact that "disadvantaged business" and a "disadvantaged individual" refers to women and minorities, an owner of any race or gender may seek a "waiver." Dunnet sought but was denied a waiver. As a result, Dunnet brought a…
  • Jun 19

    Attorney Fees Not Recoverable

    Attorney Fees Not Recoverable
    As stated by the Supreme Court: requiring Bankruptcy Attorneys to bear the costs of their fee-defense litigation under 330(a)(1) "creates no disincentive to bankruptcy practice." Hear that Bankruptcy lawyers? You're on your own.
Rank this Week: 3271

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to congratulate Tim Watts in his victory in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania! Thank you for putting your TRUST in the attorneys at Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular…
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
Rank this Week: 2934

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky
    You go to a party and talk to your friends about a legal issue you need help solving. Someone tells you about the awesome lawyer he just saw. Someone else chimes in with the name of a lawyer that is advertising heavily. Your gut instinct…
  • Aug 20

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You have seen the bumper stickers and signs warning you that school is back in session watch for children. Let’s talk about those children and the buses that carry 450,000 children a day. In 2014, over 9,000 bus accidents occurred…
  • Aug 13

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The attorneys at Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme are all experienced litigators and have trial experience in creditors’ rights, Uniform Commercial Code, letters of credit, and other financial instruments. They have dealt with seizures…
Rank this Week: 2829

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Aug 27

    Can I Reopen a Bankruptcy Case?

    Can I Reopen a Bankruptcy Case?
    Your bankruptcy case will eventually come to a close. This means the bankruptcy court will close your case. This will happen if you have completed all of your bankruptcy responsibilities and you have received a bankruptcy discharge. Or it may…
  • Aug 25

    Will All My Unsecured Debt Be Eliminate In Bankruptcy?

    Will All My Unsecured Debt Be Eliminate In Bankruptcy?
    When you are at the stage with your finances where you feel you have no choice but to go bankrupt, it may seem to you that all your debt is the same. When you file for bankruptcy your debt is categorized. Some of it will be unsecured debt.…
  • Aug 20

    Getting a Business Loan after Bankruptcy

    Getting a Business Loan after Bankruptcy
    Individuals that are filing for bankruptcy not only have to consider what this action is going to do for them here and now but in the future as well. It is most likely your personal bankruptcy is going to remain on your credit report for at…
Rank this Week: 2995

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Bankruptcy Law. Published by Brinkman & Alter, LLC

http://www.stlouisbankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    St Louis Bankruptcy: How Soon Will A Creditor Come To Repossess My Car?

    St Louis Bankruptcy: How Soon Will A Creditor Come To Repossess My Car?
    ONLY $300 UPFRONT ATTORNEY FEES FOR A ST LOUIS CHAPTER 13 It depends on how many payments you fall behind. As a general rule, a car creditor will initiate repossession activity at two to three months of non-payment. But it could happen sooner…
  • Aug 26

    St Louis Bankruptcy: What Happens If I Can No Longer Make My Chapter 13 Payments?

    St Louis Bankruptcy: What Happens If I Can No Longer Make My Chapter 13 Payments?
    ONLY $675 ATTORNEY FEES FOR A ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7 If you file a St Louis Chapter 13, but you end up in a position where you can no longer make your regular monthly payments to the Bankruptcy Trustee, then there are a couple of different…
  • Aug 25

    St Louis Bankruptcy: 3 Things That A Creditor Can Do If They Get A Judgment Against You.

    St Louis Bankruptcy: 3 Things That A Creditor Can Do If They Get A Judgment Against You.
    ONLY $675 ATTORNEY FEES FOR A ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7 When a creditor receives a judgment against you, it can enforce the judgment in one of three ways: 1) garnish your wages; 2) levy your bank accounts; 3) attach a lien to your property. Below is…
Rank this Week: 3530

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
  • Aug 27

    A Guide to the 341 Meeting & When to Take Your Debtor Education Course

    A Guide to the 341 Meeting & When to Take Your Debtor Education Course
    You may be aware that filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy requires you to attend a 341 Meeting, but it is normal to be apprehensive when you don't know what to expect. This "meeting of creditors" takes place within 21 to 40 days of filing a case.…
  • Aug 25

    Law Firm Tips: How To Make Fee Collection Worries A Thing Of The Past

    Law Firm Tips: How To Make Fee Collection Worries A Thing Of The Past
    Successful collection of your attorney fee starts before the bill is due, even before you engage a client. If you want to reduce the amount of collection problems you have when trying to get paid, you’ll need to lay a strong foundation.…
  • Aug 22

    How Many Student Loan Repayment Options Do You Have?

    How Many Student Loan Repayment Options Do You Have?
    Even though you still have to pay your student loans whether you get your dream job right out of college or not, there are affordable ways to stay current on them. In addition, for many, landing the right job takes time. Sometimes people…
Rank this Week: 2850

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4331

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Aug 26

    Teilrevision Radio- und Fernsehverordnung (RTVV): BAKOM eröffnet öffentliche Anhörung

    Teilrevision Radio- und Fernsehverordnung (RTVV): BAKOM eröffnet öffentliche Anhörung
    Am 25. August 2015 eröffnete das BAKOM die öffentliche Anhörung zu den Ausführungsbestimmungen in der Radio- und Fernsehverordnung (vgl. Entwurf RTVV-Revision). Die RTVV sieht u.a. folgende Neuerungen vor: Modalitäten…
  • Aug 22

    Neuerungen für Immobilienmakler geplant

    Neuerungen für Immobilienmakler geplant
    Am 12. August 2015 hat der Bundesrat die Vernehmlassung zur Umsetzung der Motion Pelli (13.3728) eröffnet. Die Vorlage sieht vor, dass Maklerprovisionen aus der Grundstückvermittlungen zukünftig am Wohnsitz bzw. Sitz der…
  • Aug 7

    Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen mit Liechtenstein unterzeichnet

    Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen mit Liechtenstein unterzeichnet
    Bei ihrem letzten Arbeitsbesuch in Liechtenstein hat Bundesrätin Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf zusammen mit dem Regierungschef des Fürstentums, Adrian Hasler, u.a. ein umfassendes Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen (DBA) zwischen der Schweiz und…
Rank this Week: 2696

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

Fort Worth Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

    How Do I Prepare Properly for a Bankruptcy?

    How Do I Prepare Properly for a Bankruptcy?
    It has probably been a while since you have been thinking about going bankrupt. This is not usually a decision that one makes quickly. In order to prepare for a bankruptcy there are several things you need to do or at least consider. The…
  • Aug 19

    What are the Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions?

    What are the Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions?
    When you are entering into a bankruptcy no matter whether it is a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 you are allowed some exemptions. Exemptions mean property that you are allowed to keep. These are very important to everyone that is going into this…
  • Aug 12

    The Good and Bad Aspects of Going Bankrupt

    The Good and Bad Aspects of Going Bankrupt
    Anyone that gets into serious financial difficulties faces a great deal of stress. It is usually at this time that they begin to consider bankruptcy. Everyone has a different perception of this type of debt relief. Some feel that it is an…
Rank this Week: 3305

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

    How Do I Prepare Properly for a Bankruptcy?

    How Do I Prepare Properly for a Bankruptcy?
    It has probably been a while since you have been thinking about going bankrupt. This is not usually a decision that one makes quickly. In order to prepare for a bankruptcy there are several things you need to do or at least consider. The…
  • Aug 19

    What are the Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions?

    What are the Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions?
    When you are entering into a bankruptcy no matter whether it is a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 you are allowed some exemptions. Exemptions mean property that you are allowed to keep. These are very important to everyone that is going into this…
  • Aug 12

    The Good and Bad Aspects of Going Bankrupt

    The Good and Bad Aspects of Going Bankrupt
    Anyone that gets into serious financial difficulties faces a great deal of stress. It is usually at this time that they begin to consider bankruptcy. Everyone has a different perception of this type of debt relief. Some feel that it is an…
Rank this Week: 3893

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Kentucky Town Uses Bankruptcy to Buy Time

    Kentucky Town Uses Bankruptcy to Buy Time
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?”   A suburb of Louisville, Kentucky announced that it was seeking Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection…
  • Aug 18

    What is the Brunner Test?

    What is the Brunner Test?
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?”   A recent bankruptcy case out the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dealt with the…
  • Aug 13

    Trump addresses debate barb regarding his bankruptcy history

    Trump addresses debate barb regarding his bankruptcy history
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?”   The recent Republican presidential debate drew millions of viewers and nabbed headlines for a…
Rank this Week: 3250

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Covers bankruptcy. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippiconsumerhelp.com/
  • Aug 25

    Beware of swapping obligations with your former spouse.

    Beware of swapping obligations with your former spouse.
    Beware of swapping your domestic obligations with your former spouse.  Substituting debts or replacing property that was originally the former spouse’s obligation or asset can bring about unforeseen consequences. Example:  The…
  • Aug 24

    What happens if my ex lets the house foreclose? Am I responsible?

    What happens if my ex lets the house foreclose? Am I responsible?
    It is common in a divorce proceeding that involves a marital home and/or vehicles that a property settlement agreement or final judgment obligating one spouse to pay the mortgage or vehicle note will be a part of the divorce decree. …
  • Aug 16

    Will bankruptcy stop the division of retirement plans in a divorce?

    Will bankruptcy stop the division of retirement plans in a divorce?
    No.  Spendthrift trusts, IRA accounts, 401K plans, and ERISA qualified retirement plans are not property of a bankruptcy estate.  If an asset is not property of the estate, the debtor does not have to claim it as exempt to protect…
Rank this Week: 2348

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 24

    Furniture Brands International – 93 Additional Preference Claims Filed

    Furniture Brands International – 93 Additional Preference Claims Filed
    Since the time of my last post, Alan D. Halperin, the Trustee of the FBI Wind Down, Inc. Liquidating Trust has filed 93 more preference complaints.  Because the Debtor filed for bankruptcy on September 9, 2013, the Trustee has only two…
  • Aug 23

    Boomerang Systems, Inc. Formation Meeting Scheduled

    Boomerang Systems, Inc. Formation Meeting Scheduled
    In the Boomerang Systems, Inc. bankruptcy proceeding (Delaware Bankruptcy Case No. 15-11729), a formation meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building, 844…
  • Aug 17

    Furniture Brands International – Preference Litigation Update

    Furniture Brands International – Preference Litigation Update
    As explained in a prior post, the Liquidating Trustee had sent out demand letters, the first step towards preference litigation.  The prior post is here: Furniture Brands International – Preference Litigation has Begun. On…
Rank this Week: 2462

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

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

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Aug 24

    A Simple Formula For Kick-Ass Car Buying

    A Simple Formula For Kick-Ass Car Buying
    The next time you’re looking for a new or newer car, remember to consider the landed costs, which include the taxes, annual registration, maintenance costs, insurance, gas consumption costs, and the like.  For more information on…
  • Aug 10

    Transportation Costs For That Car: Landed Cost

    Transportation Costs For That Car: Landed Cost
    It’s amusing when a friend tells me how much money they’re saving in gas with their brand new hybrid vehicle that they just proudly purchased. I’m sure it’s a much more fuel efficient car, but the question I have, is…
  • Aug 3

    50 Cent in One Hand and Half a Dollar . . .

    50 Cent in One Hand and Half a Dollar . . .
     . . . in the other.  I’m a bankruptcy lawyer.  There, I said it.  My product is a service that helps my clients save assets and eliminate debt.  The problem with my business model is that it sparks a never…
Rank this Week: 4037

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    Getting Bankruptcy Advice on the Internet

    Getting Bankruptcy Advice on the Internet
    Getting legal advice on the internet can be a difficult–and dangerous. The internet is a good source of information, but it can also be a place to pick up bad advice. Knowing enough to be dangerous Sometimes knowing nothing is a lot…
  • May 17

    How Much Will My Chapter 13 Payments Be?

    How Much Will My Chapter 13 Payments Be?
    Chapter 13 is known as a “payment plan” or “reorganization” bankruptcy for individual debtors. The purpose of a Chapter 13 is to repay as much to creditors as you can over a three to five-year period. The big picture…
  • Mar 14

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015

    South Carolina Median Income Figures effective April 1, 2015
    It’s that time of year again. It’s the twice-yearly time when median income figures are announced by the U.S. Trustee’s office. The figures are based on Census Bureau reporting. The figures are important for two main…
Rank this Week: 4653

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Understanding Title Insurance

    Understanding Title Insurance
    In the United States, people find ways to insure nearly everything they can. There’s home insurance, car insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, pet insurance, life insurance, and if you are buying a home, there is title…
  • Aug 10

    5 Steps You Can Take to Avoid Foreclosure

    5 Steps You Can Take to Avoid Foreclosure
    In this world, bad things frequently happen to good people. Maybe you were in a car accident and suddenly unable to work. Maybe your company downsized and you were laid off. Whatever the reason, if you suddenly become unable to make your…
  • Jul 23

    Renters: Protect Your Security Deposit

    Renters: Protect Your Security Deposit
    For landlords, a security deposit can be a great source of protection against renters who might damage their property or skip out early on the lease. However, for renters who maintain their home and fulfill their lease obligations, they can…
Rank this Week: 4121

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://fpbankruptcylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Always a Happy Ending

    Always a Happy Ending
    Recently I had the chance to reevaluate my standing as a bankruptcy lawyer.  I asked myself a few questions about my practice, my goals and what my intentions are as a lawyer. In all honesty, I have been unable to convince myself that I…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3983

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counseling: Yes, it is Required

    Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counseling: Yes, it is Required
    Are you interested in filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Are you ready to move forward, knowing that this will improve your financial situation? Even if you have made the final decision to file, you cannot get started just yet.…
  • Aug 18

    What is an Emergency Bankruptcy Filing?

    What is an Emergency Bankruptcy Filing?
    While some people have enough time to consider the pros and cons of bankruptcy, knowing they want to make the best possible decision, others are “under the gun.” If you want to file in a hurry, such as to take advantage of an…
  • Aug 13

    Why you Need a Budget After Bankruptcy

    Why you Need a Budget After Bankruptcy
    The bankruptcy process starts with a free legal evaluation. From there, you decide if moving forward would be in your best interest. If you decide in favor of bankruptcy, it is time to complete the process, no matter how long it takes. Once…
Rank this Week: 2452

The Insolvency Blog

The Insolvency Blog

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

http://theinsolvencyblog.typepad.com/
  • Aug 19

    Hercules Offshore, Inc. Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware

    Hercules Offshore, Inc. Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware
    On August 13, 2015 (the “Petition Date”), Houston-based Hercules Offshore, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries and/or affiliates (collectively, “Hercules”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy…
  • Jul 17

    Milagro Exploration, LLC Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware

    Milagro Exploration, LLC Files For Bankruptcy in Delaware
    On July 15, 2015 (the “Petition Date”), Milagro Exploration, LLC, Milagro Holdings, LLC and certain of their subsidiaries and/or affiliates (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States…
  • Jul 15

    Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation Files For Bankruptcy in New York

    Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation Files For Bankruptcy in New York
    On July 15, 2015 (the “Petition Date”), Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation and certain of its affiliates (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern…
Rank this Week: 4070

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    How to Search Nebraska Court Records Online

    How to Search Nebraska Court Records Online
    It seems like a lot of people are shocked to learn that they have been sued or that judgments have been registered against them.  I remember speaking to a new client recently and it was unclear how much she owed and from what she was…
  • Aug 17

    Nebraska Statute of Limitations: When debts are too old to collect.

    Nebraska Statute of Limitations: When debts are too old to collect.
    As the old saying goes, if you don’t use it you lose it.  The “it” in this case is the right to sue someone for an unpaid debt. Every state has a set of laws that create a deadline for creditors to sue for an unpaid…
  • Aug 9

    10 Things You Need to Know About Paying a Mortgage During Bankruptcy

    10 Things You Need to Know About Paying a Mortgage During Bankruptcy
    Can I keep my home if I file bankruptcy?  Do I have to list the mortgage company?  What if I’m behind on the payment?  Can I still pay the mortgage payment online?  Will they send me monthly statements?  How do…
Rank this Week: 2961

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

Covers personal injury and bankruptcy law. By Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A.

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    Class Action Established in Minnesota for Levaquin, Avelox, and Cipro claims!

    Class Action Established in Minnesota for Levaquin, Avelox, and Cipro claims!
    Doctors prescribe Levaquin, Avelox, and Cipro (antibiotics) to millions of Americans every year for various illnesses.  Studies have shown that these medications may also cause permanent and debilitating nerve damage called peripheral…
  • Aug 12

    The In’s and Out’s of Jury Duty

    The In’s and Out’s of Jury Duty
    When people think about jury duty, they often think about an untimely and aggravating necessity that disrupts their daily schedule. For some, it can be more than an annoying disruption, it can also cause financial hardships. While your…
  • Jul 23

    Are My Medical Records Confidential?

    Are My Medical Records Confidential?
    What is HIPAA? Why does it exist? How does it affect me? These are questions that run through our heads whenever we step into a doctor’s office or an emergency room, and are asked to sign unfamiliar forms.   Unfortunately, our…
Rank this Week: 3251

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?
    In JACKSONVILLE, foreclosures filings continue to decrease, however there are still thousands of homeowners still struggling with their mortgage companies.…
  • Jul 22

    Bank of America Didn’t Have Answers Court Wanted About Mortgage Procedure

    Bank of America Didn’t Have Answers Court Wanted About Mortgage Procedure
    Our recent win against Bank of America was featured in an article in the Bloomberg BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Report. Our client was awarded over $200k in damages after being falsely accused for more than two years of being in default on…
  • May 11

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned
    Last August Bank of America agreed to a record $16.7 billion settlement with the Justice Department over their past mortgage practices. Part of the settlement also requires Bank of America to provide $7 billion in consumer relief over…
Rank this Week: 3856

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Richard A. Schwartz.

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3502

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and foreclosures. By the Law Offices of Robert Manchel.

http://www.bankruptcylawyer-nj.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Is the Over Payment Of Unemployment Benefits Dischargeable In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?

    Is the Over Payment Of Unemployment Benefits Dischargeable In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case?
    New Jersey Lawyer Explains When Unemployment Benefits are Dischargeable Typically, an over payment of New Jersey unemployment benefits is dischargeable in bankruptcy, unless the debt was incurred by fraud. Unemployment debt is not included in…
  • Jul 30

    How Does New Jersey Bankruptcy Effect Credit And The Authorized User?

    How Does New Jersey Bankruptcy Effect Credit And The Authorized User?
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Discusses The Effect of New Jersey Bankruptcy on Credit and the Authorized User An authorized user is permitted to use a credit card without having any obligation to pay the debt. This means that only the individuals that…
  • Jul 24

    Exceptions To Reducing Auto Financing In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case.

    Exceptions To Reducing Auto Financing In A New Jersey Bankruptcy Case.
    Lawyer In New Jersey Explains The Limitations Of Reducing Auto Finance Payments In New Jersey Bankruptcy Case. A debtor is permitted to reduce the amount that is required to be paid on auto financing in New Jersey, under specific…
Rank this Week: 3919

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: 2586

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Aug 14

    7 Canadian Bankruptcy Terms You Should Be Familiar With

    7 Canadian Bankruptcy Terms You Should Be Familiar With
    There are many new terms you will be introduced to when you start exploring the Canadian bankruptcy process. If you’re considering filing bankruptcy in Canada the following are the most common terms your trustee might mention…
  • Jul 31

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…
    I have been meeting with people for many years – reviewing their situation, discussing the issues that have caused them to fall into a debt crisis, looking at the options that will best suit their situation. Sometimes people come in…
  • Jul 17

    Can I Sell My Home During A Personal Bankruptcy?

    Can I Sell My Home During A Personal Bankruptcy?
    When deciding whether to keep your house when you file for bankruptcy, you need to consider several factors.  Ask yourself these questions and make sure to answer honestly: Do I want to keep it? Can I afford to keep it?…
Rank this Week: 3175

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    How to Know When Bankruptcy Is Right for You

    How to Know When Bankruptcy Is Right for You
    How to Know When Bankruptcy Is Right for You Before you decide to file for personal bankruptcy you should be aware that it is not necessarily the best choice for everyone. For many people, bankruptcy should be the last-case scenario only…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4258

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: 2420

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: 3521

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 12

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation
    Parental responsibility and timesharing constitute one of the most emotional issues facing spouses as they divorce. Florida has made strides to equalize parental responsibility and timesharing of children in a divorce. Lawmakers have…
  • Aug 12

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation
    Some divorces or separations are smooth, painless, or mutual. Most can be difficult, time consuming, and maybe even hurtful. But a few can be downright dangerous. In cases in which a divorce or separation is pending, Florida law provides for…
  • Jul 26

    How Do I Change My Name?

    How Do I Change My Name?
    There are many reasons to want to change either your first, middle, or last name. Individuals and parents alike may want to change their name or their children’s names due to personal preference, to take a spouse’s name, or to return to…
Rank this Week: 3836

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Aug 7

    Bicycle Accidents in New York City

    Bicycle Accidents in New York City
    Unfortunately, people that live in congested cities like New York City take their lives in their hands when they choose to walk around their neighborhood or ride their bikes to work. Even when following all of the rules of the road,…
  • Aug 5

    Legionnaire’s Disease In New York City

    Legionnaire’s Disease In New York City
    Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by bacteria found in water whose symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches and headaches and in most severe circumstances death. The symptoms can…
  • Aug 2

    Legionnaire’s Disease and Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice or Negligence Claim

    Legionnaire’s Disease and Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice or Negligence Claim
    The disturbing outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York City is a cause for concern.  Since Legionnaire’s Disease is generally preventable, a diagnosis of Legionnaire’s Disease may lead to a claim for wrongful…
Rank this Week: 4668

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Aug 5

    New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemption

    New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemption
    New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemptions On June 11, 2015 the State of Alabama increased their bankruptcy exemptions for the first time since 1982. When a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is filed, it is possible that your property could be liquidated and the…
  • Jul 12

    Alabama Same Sex Divorce And Legal Precedent

    Alabama Same Sex Divorce And Legal Precedent
    Obergefell v. Hodges Decision On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court decided that the right to marry is a fundamental right that is…
  • Mar 29

    Answer in Divorce

    Answer in Divorce
    What is the Answer in a Divorce? A divorce is a civil lawsuit filed by one spouse against the other, with the filing spouse requesting certain things from the court. The spouse that files the divorce is called the Plaintiff, and they initiate…
Rank this Week: 3249

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/
  • Aug 5

    Coping with the loss of a job

    Coping with the loss of a job
    The loss of a job is a traumatic experience for anyone. Sometimes it is as a result of poor financial performance by your former company resulting in massive layoffs. In other situations it is due to a personality conflict with a co-worker or…
  • Jul 21

    Why are the police targeting drivers who are not really drunk?

    Why are the police targeting drivers who are not really drunk?
    Often someone leaves a holiday party or special event and they had two drinks. They feel that they can drive a car home, and in all likelihood their ability to operate a vehicle is not impaired. However, on the way home, they get pulled over,…
  • Jul 12

    What is the Statute of Limitations on Massachusetts Foreclosures?

    What is the Statute of Limitations on Massachusetts Foreclosures?
    If your mortgage lender waits too long after you stop making payments on your mortgage, they may unintentionally give you a huge gift, as they may be barred from conducting a foreclosure sale. More specifically, pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter…
Rank this Week: 2373

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    “…You can’t get a dolla outta me!” 50 Cent

    “…You can’t get a dolla outta me!” 50 Cent
    My favorite early 2000’s rapper 50 Cent is all over the news with his bankruptcy filing. Here’s the short of it: 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson III, posted a 13-minute sex tape of a woman named Lastonia Leviston in an attempt…
  • Jun 2

    Medical Bill

    Medical Bill
    What is it that leads someone into filing bankruptcy? Bad spending habits? Recklessness? Credit cards? Wrong. In 2013 the foundation NerdWallet published a report stating that medical bills were the primary cause of bankruptcy filings. The…
  • May 4

    Loan Shark

    Loan Shark
    According to a study commissioned by the Utah Department of Financial Institutions, Utah pay day loan companies charged an average of 473.52 percent interest. “At least one Utah payday-loan company charged an astronomical…
Rank this Week: 3445

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 29

    Shhhhh in the Courtroom! Bankruptcy Court Goes Digital

    Shhhhh in the Courtroom! Bankruptcy Court Goes Digital
    Imagine how much more polite people will have to be in the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Courts.  Next week, all the Bankruptcy Courts in Florida will no longer have live people as court reporter.  Instead, technology will…
  • Jul 29

    Wouldn’t You Want Benefits Paid in U.S. dollars?

    Wouldn’t You Want Benefits Paid in U.S. dollars?
    Attorneys Peter Berlowe, Daniel Vielleville, and Cristina Vicens successfully defended a motion dismiss brought by Cargill, Inc. regarding Cargill’s payment of Adela Ortega’s employment benefits .  Ortega, a 19 year…
  • Jul 22

    Learn How to Protect Your Clients’ Valuable Intellectual Property

    Learn How to Protect Your Clients’ Valuable Intellectual Property
    Assouline & Berlowe patent attorneys Peter Koziol and Greg Popowitz will be speaking at a webinar focusing on Intellectual Property for the Non-IP Attorney.  The Pincus Professional Education webinar will take place on…
Rank this Week: 3461

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

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

    Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC receives Certificate of Appreciation from KWAA

    Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC receives Certificate of Appreciation from KWAA
    April 18, 2011 marked the Kick Off of the first ever Food From the Bar Campaign, a statewide food drive, organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to get the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. Our office has been…
  • Apr 14

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day
    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day On Friday we volunteered through the Johnson County Bar Association to help the Friends of JCDS at one of the homes selected to be on their upcoming Homes Tour. It was a beautiful day to be outside doing some…
  • Apr 9

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2015 the Median Income…
Rank this Week: 3452

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Knowing When Bankruptcy May be the Best Option

    Knowing When Bankruptcy May be the Best Option
    Many Americans spend every day thinking about how they are going to come up with enough money to pay their bills. There are a lot of different types of debts, and there are many different creditors. Some people cannot pay their rent. …
  • Jul 26

    Former NBA Star Antoine Walker Files for Bankruptcy

    Former NBA Star Antoine Walker Files for Bankruptcy
    These days, athletes make a tremendous amount of money. Even the lowest paid players in Major League Baseball (MLB) are earning over half a million dollars a year, and the game’s biggest stars are making $20 million to $30 million…
  • Nov 25

    Know Your Rights: Stop Retail Credit Card Bullying

    Know Your Rights: Stop Retail Credit Card Bullying
    We’ve all been there before—approaching the check-out line with purchases and the clerk’s aggressive prompts, “Would you like to save 15 percent by applying for our in-store credit card?” Even if you refuse,…
Rank this Week: 3758

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Jul 25

    How to Discharge Your Student Loans In Bankruptcy! Yes, It Can Be Done!

    How to Discharge Your Student Loans In Bankruptcy! Yes, It Can Be Done!
    Most people, both lawyers and non-lawyers, believe that filing bankruptcy does not result in a discharge of a student loan.   That, for the most part, is true under the 2005 Bankruptcy Act amendments.  The code, as amended, does not…
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
Rank this Week: 3654