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The Country Lawyer's Blog

The Country Lawyer's Blog

Covers bankruptcy laws, debt relief, consumer protection and other information to help people remain financially stable. By Gerald Moton.

http://thecountrylawyersblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Protect Yourself from Malware

    Protect Yourself from Malware
    Computer fraud and malware can only make debt situations worse.Know what is out there in the world of malware to avoid unpleasant encounters with computer viruses, spyware and the likes. Make sure that you're using regularly updated antivirus…
  • Apr 1

    Protect your Home and Valuables with Federal Flood Insurance

    Protect your Home and Valuables with Federal Flood Insurance
    Depending on whether you live in low, medium or high risk areas, an appropriate policy will be recoomended for you at floodsmart.gov All insurers from floodsmart.gov give you uniform rates making it a highly reliable insurance option. Our…
  • Mar 24

    Avoiding Debt Relief Scam

    Avoiding Debt Relief Scam
    Protect yourself from rampant debt relief scams by catching on early warning signs such as robocalls, bogus debt counselors and unrealistic promises of recovery. It is essential that you consult a reputable credit counseling agency or…
Rank this Week: 2731

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Apr 3

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses to Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VIII)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses to Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VIII)
    Here is the eighth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called de minimis transfer defense.  This defense has two versions. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VIII: The De Minimis Transfer Defense…
  • Apr 2

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VII)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VII)
    Here is the sixth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called domestic support defense.  This one is short. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VII: The Domestic Support Defense A comparison of the Bankruptcy…
  • Apr 1

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VI)

    Preferential Transfers IV: Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions (Part VI)
    Here is the sixth defense against preference avoidance actions, the so-called statutory lien defense. Defenses To Preference Avoidance Actions, Part VI: The Statutory Lien Defense Some liens are voluntary, the result of the debtor voluntarily…
Rank this Week: 4089

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/
  • Apr 1

    AlabamaRelocationAct

    AlabamaRelocationAct
    Alabama Relocation Act In all divorce settlement agreements involving children, there is a part of the Alabama statute that is generally copied into the agreement called the Alabama Relocation Act.  It basically states how you are to…
  • Mar 21

    FrequentlyAskedQuestionsAboutBankruptcy

    FrequentlyAskedQuestionsAboutBankruptcy
    Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy Process 1) What is Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy was created to give individuals and entities an opportunity to have get financial relief and potentially get a fresh start and resolve their serious…
  • Mar 7

    LivingExpensesinMeansTest

    LivingExpensesinMeansTest
    Living Expenses in the Means Test When filing for bankruptcy in Alabama, there is a budget that must be performed in certain cases called the means test.  A debtor cannot devote all income to debts and is allowed to keep a certain…
Rank this Week: 2738

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney…

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt negotiation. By Dan Mueller.

http://bankruptcylawyerpa.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Pennsylvania Median Income Changes for 2014 – More Debtors Qualify for Bankruptcy

    Pennsylvania Median Income Changes for 2014 – More Debtors Qualify for Bankruptcy
    The Pennsylvania median income will increase for most families as of April  1, 2014. As a result, it is likely that more debtors will qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and fewer Pennsylvanians will be required to take the means test or…
  • Mar 20

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie

    Pennsylvania Median Income Rises in 2013 – Will Affect Bankruptcie
    The Pennsylvania median income will increase as of April 1, 2013. As a result, it is likely that more debtors will qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and fewer Pennsylvanians will be required to take the means test or file under Chapter 13.…
  • Nov 9

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution

    Deficiency Judgments After Foreclosure: Bankruptcy And Non-Bankruptcy Solution
    Deficiency judgments often follow a mortgage foreclosure, leaving the former homeowners on the hook for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes, because of the common misconception that the sheriff’s sale eliminates the…
Rank this Week: 3461

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure news. By Nader Law Firm.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously

    Navigating L.A. Bankruptcy and Divorce Simultaneously
    For some contemplating filing for bankruptcy in Los Angeles, the move is preceded by the ending of a marriage. It is common for couples who are separating to be faced with a host of money struggles. This is born not only of the fees…
  • Mar 24

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Williams, et al. v. King - Determining Post-Petition Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    On the day you file for a Los Angeles Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you provide to the court a snapshot of your finances. Any debts that you owe at that point are considered "pre-petition debts," also sometimes referred to as "pre-conversion…
  • Mar 20

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data

    Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Predicated on Inaccurate Data
    There is now another reason that those in debt should feel confident about fighting lawsuits brought by a debt-buyer. According to a new report published in the spring 2014 issue of Communities & Banking, debt-buyers are frequently…
Rank this Week: 3660

St. Louis Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

St. Louis Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Foreclosure, and other consumer bankruptcy issues. By the A & L, Licker Law Firm, LLC.

http://mobankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    What Does It Mean To Reaffirm A Debt?

    What Does It Mean To Reaffirm A Debt?
    If you file a Chapter 7 and you have a secured debt, often times a car note or a mortgage, you will be asked by the creditor to reaffirm that debt. What does that mean?  When a Chapter 7 debtor reaffirms a debt they agree to continue…
  • Mar 28

    Following Through On Your Bankruptcy

    Following Through On Your Bankruptcy
    The decision to file or not to file a bankruptcy can be stressful and overwhelming.  Many attorneys offer free consultations to get to know the prospective client’s situation to better be able to counsel them in making a proper,…
  • Nov 16

    What Is An Insider Payment?

    What Is An Insider Payment?
    I Owe My Family Money.  Should I Pay Them Back Now?  When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or even a Chapter 13, your attorney might ask you if you have paid any friends or family members any money in the last 12 months?  I ask…
Rank this Week: 3355

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/
Rank this Week: 3289

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bay Area bankruptcy law. By Melanie Tavare.

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 26

    Bankruptcy Basics - Understanding the Bankruptcy Court

    Bankruptcy Basics - Understanding the Bankruptcy Court
    For those without legal training, understanding the court system in the United States can be difficult. There are both state courts and federal courts, and each court system is comprised of many different levels of courts. Although…
  • Mar 21

    3-Year vs. 5-Year Payment Plan - Which Should I choose in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    3-Year vs. 5-Year Payment Plan - Which Should I choose in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    Unlike Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which liquidates most of a debtor's assets in a relatively short period of time, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy allows a debtor to keep many of their assets if they are able to make payments on their debt over a period of…
  • Mar 14

    Supreme Court Holds that Exempt Assets Stay That Way, Even After Fraud

    Supreme Court Holds that Exempt Assets Stay That Way, Even After Fraud
    On March 4, 2014, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered the Supreme Court's opinion in Law v. Siegel, originally a bankruptcy case from the Central District of California. The Supreme Court's decision unanimously reversed the decision of the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 3168

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/
  • Mar 24

    How Does A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Effect a Second Mortgage In New Jersey

    How Does A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Effect a Second Mortgage In New Jersey
    A New Jersey chapter 7 bankruptcy case discharges the personal liability of a second mortgage. This means that the second mortgage company can never pursue the homeowner for the money that is due on the loan, not matter how much the debtor…
  • Mar 23

    Mortgage Foreclosure Options In New Jersey

    Mortgage Foreclosure Options In New Jersey
    There are a number of options that may be available to a New Jersey resident who is facing foreclosure. The following is a general list of a mortgage defendants options to foreclosure: actual defense to the complaint; loan modification; short…
  • Feb 27

    Can I Keep My Business In A New Jersey Bankruptcy

    Can I Keep My Business In A New Jersey Bankruptcy
    Typically, everyone that files a personal, individual, bankruptcy in New Jersey, who owns a small business, may keep their business. The bankruptcy laws analyze a business as an asset of the debtor. The debtor can keep any asset in a chapter…
Rank this Week: 3901

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
  • Mar 21

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?

    Why Does Divorce Skyrocket from January to March?
    All over the U.S., lawyers are talking about the increased number of divorce cases they see in January. While December is usually the year’s low, January numbers shoot up and remain that way through March. What’s behind this…
  • Mar 14

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House

    Schools Required to Bus Children to Both Divorced Parents’ House
    Another follow-up to two of our recent blogs (“Another One Rides the Bus with apologies to the Queen” and “Update to Another One Rides the Bus”) regarding bus transportation for children of divorced parents who…
  • Mar 11

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media

    5 Ways to Hurt Your Divorce with Social Media
    “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” the adage goes. It’s especially true when it comes to legal issues like divorce – particularly in contentious cases.  Studies over the past 5 years have tied social media…
Rank this Week: 2585

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder

    Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder
    What Is An Amplatzer Septal Occluder?An Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO) is a cardiac implant device used in children and adults to treat an abnormal hole between the upper left and right chambers (atria) of the heart, known as an…
  • Mar 10

    What Should I do if My Injury is Work Related?

    What Should I do if My Injury is Work Related?
    From the Workers’ Comp Attorneys at Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A.
  • Mar 3

    5 Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Season

    5 Tips for a Stress-Free Tax Season
    Each year, tax season presents the same set of tasks and deadlines.  There are quite a few things to examine, and they all require immense focus.  One small mistake could cost you if you’re not careful.   
Rank this Week: 2732

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Miami Bankruptcy Law: Chapter 7 versus Chapter 13

    Miami Bankruptcy Law: Chapter 7 versus Chapter 13
    Many people use the term “bankruptcy” as if it has only one form, but in reality there are four different types of bankruptcy: Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13. The names come from the chapters in the United…
  • Mar 7

    Florida Bankruptcy: Understanding the Basic

    Florida Bankruptcy: Understanding the Basic
    If your debt levels have become overwhelming, our legal system offers a solution: bankruptcy. In this blog entry, we’re going to examine some of the basics of bankruptcy law here in Florida. In bankruptcy, the debtor (the individual or…
  • Feb 18

    Florida Real Estate Law: How the Short Sale Process Work

    Florida Real Estate Law: How the Short Sale Process Work
    A short sale is never a pleasant process. You’re losing your house. Not only that, but you’re dealing with a confusing process at a time when you’re emotionally drained anyway. If you or someone you know is facing a short…
Rank this Week: 4117

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

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

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

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

    Want to File a Patent? Here are your options.

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

    B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Installation Brunch

    B’nai B’rith Justice Unit – Installation Brunch
    Commercial Litigation Partner Eric Assouline, on behalf of Assouline & Belrowe, is proud to sponsor the 34th Annual Installation Brunch of the Officers and Directors B’nai Brith Justice Unit #5207, taking place in Ft. Lauderdale,…
Rank this Week: 3407

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Chapter 13 and Sold Property Taxe

    Chapter 13 and Sold Property Taxe
    When it comes to Bankruptcy, many Debtors don't know what they don’t know about real estate taxes. Confused? So were the District Courts until the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the issue in the case of In re LaMont, Opinion…
  • Jan 28

    When Good Fiduciaries Go Bad

    When Good Fiduciaries Go Bad
    Section 523(a)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code, 11 USC 523(a)(4) makes debts arising from “fraud or defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity” nondischargeable.  You know what that means, right? If you answered…
  • Jan 13

    How Did the Economy Fair in 2013?

    How Did the Economy Fair in 2013?
    This piece from the Wall Street Journal's Real Time Economics site answers the question with charts galore! The short answer comes in 3 parts: 1) For working people, 2013 was more of the same slow, jobless recovery; 2) For high net-worth…
Rank this Week: 3262

Restructuring Review Blog

Restructuring Review Blog

Provides rulings, ongoing cases, breaking news and other issues in the world of restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency. By Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

http://www.restructuringreview.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3738

San Antonio Debt Settlement Blog

San Antonio Debt Settlement Blog

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

http://www.flumelaw.com/San-Antonio-Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 12

    How Long Will It Take to Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

    How Long Will It Take to Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?
    It is not uncommon for an individual who has considered filing for bankruptcy to wonder how long it will take to rebuild his or her credit score. While a bankruptcy filing will remain on your credit report for approximately 10 years, most…
  • Nov 29

    Can Bankruptcy Help Me Keep My House?

    Can Bankruptcy Help Me Keep My House?
    Falling deep into debt can be a difficult situation to overcome. Some people seem as if they have a natural-born ability to manage their finances, while to others is may feel like a concerted effort is required to accomplish even the most…
  • Nov 22

    How Can Bankruptcy Help Me?

    How Can Bankruptcy Help Me?
    Bankruptcy can put an immediate end to creditor harassment. It can stop a foreclosure dead is its tracks and save your family home. It can prevent wage garnishments and eliminate specific types of liens. Bankruptcy can prevent your vehicle or…
Rank this Week: 4046

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/
  • Mar 10

    What is a Reaffirmation Agreement in Bankruptcy?

    What is a Reaffirmation Agreement in Bankruptcy?
    One of the top questions that I get as a consumer bankruptcy lawyer in Seattle is “What is a Reaffirmation agreement and should I sign it?” The answer to that question is it depends on your situation and what you are looking to…
  • Feb 8

    How Do I Become Debt Free?

    How Do I Become Debt Free?
    It has been almost a week since my beloved football team, the Seattle Seahawks won the 2014 Super Bowl and I could not be more proud of my city and team. The Seahawks were so successful this year because they had a talented team and coaches,…
  • Jan 5

    Will Filing For Bankruptcy Help Me If I already Have A Judgement?

    Will Filing For Bankruptcy Help Me If I already Have A Judgement?
    Human nature unfortunately provides that most people will wait until the very last possible moment to take action in order to stop collection efforts of creditors. Some people wait until they find out they have a judgement against them…
Rank this Week: 4697

Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Morgan & Morgan P.C.

http://www.georgiabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 10

    What Should I do with my Tax Refund?

    What Should I do with my Tax Refund?
    With tax season right around the corner, many people are already anticipating getting their tax refunds back from the federal and state government. Last year the average federal tax refund was $2700! While getting a large amount of money as a…
  • Mar 3

    Improving Your Credit Score: Steps You Can Take

    Improving Your Credit Score: Steps You Can Take
    One of the most common questions we hear at Morgan & Morgan, especially for people coming out of bankruptcy, is “What can I do to improve my credit score?” First, let’s examine what determines a credit score. All of your…
  • Jan 15

    Will Paying off an Old Debt Raise My Credit Score?

    Will Paying off an Old Debt Raise My Credit Score?
    Paying off old debts won’t always improve your credit score. If a debt is less than seven years old, paying it could improve your credit score, IF it is showing on your credit report.  How much depends on how old the debt is. If…
Rank this Week: 2554

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Mar 9

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS
    If you lost your Oregon home in a foreclosure or gave it up in a short sale prior to 2014, there were no tax repercussions to the forgiveness of debt. Unfortunately, the exception in the tax laws that made this so has now expired. If you lost…
  • Feb 15

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?
    Many prospective bankruptcy filers in Oregon are understandably concerned about the privacy of their filing. At least once or twice a year someone chooses to come in for a consultation with our firm because we have offices in four different…
  • Feb 13

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon
    Do I file jointly with my spouse or can I just file alone? Every prospective bankruptcy filer in the state of Oregon asks this question. Many Portland and Salem filers just don’t want their spouses involved, particularly if the would be…
Rank this Week: 4923

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3531

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

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

    FAMOUS PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY TOO

    FAMOUS PEOPLE FILE BANKRUPTCY TOO
    Sacramento area residents who feel ashamed with the idea of filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy need to understand that there should be no personal guilt or shame associated with this decision. The determination to file bankruptcy…
  • Sep 24

    THREE COMMON BANKRUPTCY MISTAKES PEOPLE INADVERTENTLY MAKE

    THREE COMMON BANKRUPTCY MISTAKES PEOPLE INADVERTENTLY MAKE
    People residing in the Sacramento metropolitan area must make many decisions when deciding to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am often contacted by individuals who have already made his or her filing but now needs an attorney to…
Rank this Week: 4937

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2411

Machi Law Blog

Machi Law Blog

Covers Texas bankruptcy, personal injury, social security disability information.

http://www.machilaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay
    Don’t expect the Affordable Care Act to solve the medical bankruptcy problem in this country. Unpaid medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy filings. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may give many more people access to…
  • Feb 18

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney
    Once again Fort Worth, The City’s Magazine has named Ted Machi a “Top Attorney” for 2013.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers.  With his 35+ years representing North Texans, Ted Machi is an attorney you can…
  • Feb 14

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly
    Same-sex married couples should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly.  Bankruptcy courts should provide the same federal protections as opposite-sex married couples even if they live in states that do not recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 3537

Scott Law Group

Scott Law Group

Covers bankruptcy, probate estates, and general litigation.

http://scottlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 27

    Alimony Reduced Because 18 Year Old Son Lived with Mother. NO WAY says Appellate Court

    Alimony Reduced Because 18 Year Old Son Lived with Mother. NO WAY says Appellate Court
    Transitional Alimony reduced by trial court because mother didn't kick her 18 year old son out of the house. Tennessee Court of Appeals says NO. Reverses decision, reinstates alimony.
  • Dec 12

    Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff

    Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff
    US Postal Inspection Service arrested Senator Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff Ryan Loskarn on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography charges. He has been fired from his job as Chief of Staff.
  • Jun 19

    Arizona Voter Case May Seriously Impact Tennessee Election

    Arizona Voter Case May Seriously Impact Tennessee Election
    The US Supreme Court decision on the Arizona voter case may impact Tennessee election authority by prohibiting enforcement of the requirement to be a US citizen before voting in Tennessee. On June 17, 2013 the US Supreme Court decided the…
Rank this Week: 3565

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

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

    Facebook Page - Chicago Bankruptcy lawyer -Leeders & Associate

    Facebook Page - Chicago Bankruptcy lawyer -Leeders & Associate
    Hi all. I invite you all to read and like our facebook page.http://www.facebook.com/leederslawI often post useful and interesting articles related to bankruptcy.Feel free to stop by, comment, and join the conversation!
  • Jan 16

    Z is for Zero! Our last installment in our Bankruptcy alphabet serie

    Z is for Zero! Our last installment in our Bankruptcy alphabet serie
    Zero.  That is how much unsecured debt remains after a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy discharge.  You should be back on track now, debt free.   There are a few exceptions.  Student loans or educational debts do not…
  • Jan 13

    Y is for You Did It! You got a bankruptcy discharge!

    Y is for You Did It! You got a bankruptcy discharge!
    Y was a tough letter to find to post about for bankruptcy.Not many bankruptcy terms begin with the letter Y, there isn't much caselaw that starts with the letter Y.No Judge has a name that starts with a Y in ChicagoSo, I figure I'll sell the…
Rank this Week: 4505

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

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

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Feb 12

    What About My 401K, My IRA, and My Retirement?

    What About My 401K, My IRA, and My Retirement?
    Many people believe they will lose their retirement money if they file for bankruptcy.  This is not true.  Many clients meet with me and state that they “cashed out their retirement and are ready to file bankruptcy.”…
  • Feb 11

    Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Has Ended

    Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Has Ended
    Mississippi homeowners who suffer a foreclosure or who sell their home at a loss will not be able to use the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to exclude taxes on the “forgiven” or “canceled” debt from the…
  • Feb 11

    What Should I Do About My Checking and Savings Accounts?

    What Should I Do About My Checking and Savings Accounts?
    You need to think about and discuss your checking and savings accounts prior to filing bankruptcy with your bankruptcy lawyer. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4861

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Feb 5

    New Mortgage Servicing Rules Effective January 10, 2014

    New Mortgage Servicing Rules Effective January 10, 2014
    Here is a summary of the New Real Estate Settlement Act and Truth in Lending Act that take effect in 2014: Consumers must be provided with a periodic statement showing information on the payment due and the application of past payments. If a…
  • Feb 3

    The Student Loan Crisis was addressed by President Obama in his State of the Union Addre

    The Student Loan Crisis was addressed by President Obama in his State of the Union Addre
    President Obama’s remarks about student loans during his State of the Union address ring true for millions. The President’s succinct message about the massive burden posed by student loans to millions of Americans was spot on: Cap…
  • Jan 28

    SEN. KRISTEN GILLIBRAND: RENEWING A CALL FOR HER FEDERAL LOAN REFINANCING ACT

    SEN. KRISTEN GILLIBRAND: RENEWING A CALL FOR HER FEDERAL LOAN REFINANCING ACT
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing a call for legislation that would allow student borrowers to refinance their federal student loans at lower interest rates, urging President Barack Obama to push the effort in his State of the Union speech…
Rank this Week: 4334

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/
  • Feb 3

    2014 Enhancements of California’s Anti-Deficiency Statutes Give Added Protections to Foreclosed Homeowner

    2014 Enhancements of California’s Anti-Deficiency Statutes Give Added Protections to Foreclosed Homeowner
    With the new year California homeowners who might suffer a foreclosure now will have enhanced protections against mortgage lenders or debt buyers trying to collect on a foreclosed first mortgage or sold-out junior mortgage. Senate Bill 426,…
  • Dec 31

    In re Flores: Bad for Chapter 13 debtors, Bad for Chapter 13 Creditors Too

    In re Flores: Bad for Chapter 13 debtors, Bad for Chapter 13 Creditors Too
    2013 saw several major judicial shifts affecting bankruptcy law, and one decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affects how Chapter 13 bankruptcy plans are proposed and confirmed in profound ways. In August of this year, the Ninth…
  • May 8

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Scam

    Federal Consumer Protection Agency Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Scam
    In its first-ever criminal referral, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal consumer watchdog agency mandated by Dodd-Frank, has referred a case for criminal prosecution against a debt settlement company, Mission Settlement…
Rank this Week: 3363

Southern California Bankruptcy…

Southern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Offices of Gary Barsegian

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2409

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3823

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

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

    Discharging Student Loan

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

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance

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

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still foreclose on the…
Rank this Week: 4738

Arrow Law Group

Arrow Law Group

Covers bankruptcy law and opinions.

http://blog.arrowlawgroup.com/
  • Jan 15

    I AM MONTHS BEHIND ON MY MORTGAGE -- WHAT DO I DO?

    I AM MONTHS BEHIND ON MY MORTGAGE -- WHAT DO I DO?
    I've realized that before people come to see me, they have already consulted with numerous people "in the industry"--and most of the time, the information they receive is incomplete or flat out wrong. This is because the first…
  • Jul 28

    What to do when you are facing forclosure. (Washington State)

    What to do when you are facing forclosure. (Washington State)
    Lately, there has been this craze that we are somehow over this foreclosure mess. Yes, I admit that we have had a few good months of real estate sale; real estate inventory is low compared to the number of buyers. This doe not mean that the…
  • Jun 14

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy
    Many folks have asked me why an attorney will make a difference when filing for bankruptcy. Honestly, it might not make a difference depending on your circumstance. I've seen lots of bankruptcy filed without attorneys and they turn out just…
Rank this Week: 3548

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

By Radha Rothrock.

http://bankruptcylawyercapecoralblog.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
    Not all debts are discharged in bankruptcy.  The scope of your discharge depends on the type of bankruptcy you file.  If a debt is not discharged, you have to repay the debt even if you file bankruptcy. Section 523(a) of the United…
  • Dec 15

    Can you Keep a Credit Card when you file Bankruptcy?

    Can you Keep a Credit Card when you file Bankruptcy?
    The fear that many people have when filing bankruptcy is that they will be unable to use a credit card while in bankruptcy. Especially for travel, having a credit card is often necessary. If you file bankruptcy, you have no legal right to…
  • Dec 8

    Can you Discharge Domestic Support Obligations in Bankruptcy?

    Can you Discharge Domestic Support Obligations in Bankruptcy?
    One of the most common reasons a person files bankruptcy is because he or she recently got divorced. The parties that previously shared two incomes for one house, one light bill, and one phone bill now have to pay for two houses, two light…
Rank this Week: 2848

The Insolvency Blog

The Insolvency Blog

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

http://theinsolvencyblog.typepad.com/
  • Jan 7

    Post-Petition Pre-Conversion Service Contract: An Administrative Expense or Unsecured Claim?

    Post-Petition Pre-Conversion Service Contract: An Administrative Expense or Unsecured Claim?
    Whether or not a claim is entitled to administrative expense priority is often a hotly disputed issue in business bankruptcies. The determination of administrative expense priority often is the difference between the claimant receiving…
  • Jan 7

    Fifth Circuit: The Right to Consent to Assignment of a Pipeline is a Covenant Running with the Land

    Fifth Circuit: The Right to Consent to Assignment of a Pipeline is a Covenant Running with the Land
    Bankruptcy allows the sale of real property free and clear of certain liens and interests. A covenant running with the land, however, is likely not affected by a sale in bankruptcy. Whether a right is a covenant running with the land is thus…
  • Oct 15

    Bankruptcy Remote? Or Not?

    Bankruptcy Remote? Or Not?
    What facts and circumstances must be present in order for an entity to qualify as a valid, bankruptcy-remote special purpose entity (SPE)? This was the issue addressed by the bankruptcy court in Paloian v. LaSalle Bank, N.A. (In re Doctors…
Rank this Week: 4027

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 27

    Shark

    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…
  • Dec 10

    A New Beginning

    A New Beginning
    Most everyone has heard by now that the city of Detroit is going through bankruptcy. On December 3, 2013 U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes held that the city of Detroit can move forward in reorganizing their financial affairs through the…
  • Nov 28

    Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Thanksgiving Proclamation
    “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sings, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.”…
Rank this Week: 3421

The Truth About Loan Modification,…

The Truth About Loan Modification, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy

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

http://letbksaveyou.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4949

Albuquerque Law Blog

Albuquerque Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and criminal law issues. and By Baca, Findlay, & Dziak, LLC.

http://www.abqlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic
    The following is a post by Eric Balaster a friend of mine, he is the co-founder of Pure Nootropics, where he writes extensively on the subject of nootropics through his company blog. In the law profession, there is down time contrasted with…
  • Jul 24

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?
    As a New Mexico bankruptcy lawyer, I'm often asked which type of bankruptcy is the best. The real question is which type of bankruptcy is best for the particular individual's situation. Here are a few thoughts about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13…
  • Jul 4

    Battered Woman Syndrome

    Battered Woman Syndrome
    The following is a post by my law partner Keith Findlay. Keith is an Albuquerque divorce lawyer, that handles various family law issues for clients throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico. Women have had and do have in parts of the world…
Rank this Week: 3856

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure defense news. Debt Relief Group LLC.

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 16

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage
    Usually reserved for other bankruptcy filings only, a court decision out of Florida has determined that homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages can strip off their second mortgages through Chapter 7. This comes as good news for the…
Rank this Week: 3853

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Law

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

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

    Student Loan Repayment Tips from a Bankruptcy Lawyer

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

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

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

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

    A Debt Calculator to Use if You've Got Unsecured Debt
       I subscribe to a lot of blogs relating to personal finance and bankruptcy law. And I've known about the www.Getoutofdebt.org for some time now.  This website has a lot of information and advice for people with debt…
Rank this Week: 4970

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Dec 1

    We’re looking for an administrative staff member

    We’re looking for an administrative staff member
    Friedman Iverson, an innovative and creative law firm in Northeast Minneapolis, is growing, and we’re looking for an administrative team member to help keep the office running smoothly day-to-day. This position is perfect for a…
  • Oct 17

    I forgot to add a creditor to my bankruptcy

    I forgot to add a creditor to my bankruptcy
    As hard as we try to find all of your creditors before a bankruptcy, every once in a while one slips through the cracks. What happens when a creditor gets left out? 1. First of all, don’t get any ideas. All creditors are…
  • Sep 30

    How to deal with an odometer rollback

    How to deal with an odometer rollback
    Shady car dealers love to find a way to make an extra buck on a used car. One way they do this is by rolling back the odometer. WIth digital odometer displays, it is often very easy for a car dealer to roll back an odometer. We sue car…
Rank this Week: 3398

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

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

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

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?

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

    What is a Discharge?

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

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?
    One of the biggest fears I have seen from people considering bankruptcy is the impact it will have on their credit score.  Credit plays such an important part of our lives in this day and age, that people fear they will never get credit…
Rank this Week: 4045

IRS Tax Lawyer Blog

IRS Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers IRS and Tax law. By Jeffrey Anton Collins.

http://www.stopirsproblem.com/
  • Nov 20

    IRS Offer in Compromise Saves Biz Over $1 Million Dollar

    IRS Offer in Compromise Saves Biz Over $1 Million Dollar
    Okay, it's true. News-worthy reductions of tax liability with the IRS Offer-in-Compromise (OIC) program can actually happen. Most tax practitioners know that an OIC tax reduction is available for individuals and, only about 1/3 of Offers have…
  • Oct 22

    Purpose of IRS Fresh Start Initiative?

    Purpose of IRS Fresh Start Initiative?
    Good Question. The IRS Fresh Start Initiative is part of IRS's refined collection process. This fairly new program has been implemented since early 2011. The goal: to make tax collection more efficient for the government, and to make IRS tax…
  • Oct 14

    What is "Alter-Ego" to IRS?

    What is "Alter-Ego" to IRS?
    Hint: This allows IRS to levy against company assets for the owner's personal tax liability. IRS gives its collection agents the authority to ignore the protection of corporations against someone's personal liability. Most tax professionals…
Rank this Week: 3157

Cleveland Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Cleveland Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer protection and bankruptcy issues such as foreclosure, chapter 7, chapter 11, and credit reporting. By Justin M. Smith Co., LPA

http://www.clevelandbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 11

    Ohio Median Income Guidelines: Do You Qualify to File Chapter 7?

    Ohio Median Income Guidelines: Do You Qualify to File Chapter 7?
    Wondering if you qualify to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act put in place a test based on the median household income for your geographic location and family size. On or after March 15, 2010, the…
  • Oct 12

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Protection Affect My Job?

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Protection Affect My Job?
    As bankruptcy filings in Ohio continue to rise, a growing concern among individuals we consult is that they may be fired or face other retaliation by their employer for filing for bankruptcy protection. In the State of Ohio, like most…
  • Sep 23

    Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown Bankruptcy Filings on the Rise

    Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown Bankruptcy Filings on the Rise
    If you live in Cleveland, Akron or Youngstown and find yourself considering bankruptcy, then you are certainly not alone. Bankruptcy filings in Northeast Ohio are on the rise and at their highest level since the surge just before the new…
Rank this Week: 4360

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/
  • Nov 8

    11 U.S.C. § 523(a) and Debtor’s Prison in the United States of America.

    11 U.S.C. § 523(a) and Debtor’s Prison in the United States of America.
    So they taught you in school that there was no debtor’s prison in the great nation of the United States of America, did they? Well, of course, most school children know there’s no debtor’s prison here, but are they correct?…
  • Oct 23

    FORECLOSURE SCAM ARTIST GETS 11 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON

    FORECLOSURE SCAM ARTIST GETS 11 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
    Here is a good example of why you need a reputable bankruptcy attorney to help when you have financial troubles with your house. A fraud artist who claimed to help distressed homeowners stave off foreclosures has been sentenced to 11 years…
  • Oct 4

    To Trust or Not To Trust- Does a Trust have any effect on your bankruptcy?

    To Trust or Not To Trust- Does a Trust have any effect on your bankruptcy?
    One item that is often overlooked by persons considering filing bankruptcy is that handy trust that someone said you had to have years ago. Remember, the “My Family” living trust that you created a few years ago? You might have…
Rank this Week: 4517

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Should legal losers pay the winners’ attorney fees?

    Should legal losers pay the winners’ attorney fees?
    My clients were nurses at a local hospital, immigrants from a third-world country.  They worked hard and bought a house.  One day, a fellow told them that their house had been built by a contractor without a license.  The…
  • Sep 11

    Nothing left to lose and loving it

    Nothing left to lose and loving it
    I had a client come to me a few years ago to file bankruptcy.  He owned two office buildings with mortgages totaling more than the buildings’ values. They were going to be foreclosed, triggering personal guarantees, and the client…
  • Aug 26

    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam

    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam
    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam   When is FREE not FREE? In a world seemingly driven in all matters by credit reports, getting that report for nothing ought to be a good thing, But the commercial entities beat the federal…
Rank this Week: 2680