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California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 15

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy

    Refinancing Your Mortgage After Bankruptcy
    REFINANCING YOUR MORTGAGE AFTER FILING BANKRUPTCY Contrary to a common misunderstanding, filing bankruptcy can often improve your credit record instead of harm it. This is true for a number of reasons but mostly because while having…
  • Jul 31

    Reaffirming a Mortgage in California -What Are the Advantages and Disadvantage

    Reaffirming a Mortgage in California -What Are the Advantages and Disadvantage
    A couple months ago I discussed why My Mortgage Company Is Not Sending Me Statements After Bankruptcy, and why My Credit Report Does Not Show Mortgage Payments After Bankruptcy. Both of these situations are related to the reality that in…
  • Jul 20

    Reaffirming Personal Property Other Than Your Vehicle

    Reaffirming Personal Property Other Than Your Vehicle
    I've written here recently about how to keep your vehicle that you owe money on when filing a Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy" case. See my previous blog posts Reaffirming Your Vehicle in a Chapter 7 and Do I Have to Reaffirm My Vehicle in…
Rank this Week: 3619

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: 2683

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

Kentucky Bankruptcy Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.kentuckybankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Seven Key Indicators That Filing For Bankruptcy May Be a Good Idea

    Seven Key Indicators That Filing For Bankruptcy May Be a Good Idea
    Nobody sets out on a life path expecting that they will one day need to declare bankruptcy. However, the reality is that filing for bankruptcy can—and does—help hundreds of thousands of people each year get out from under the…
  • Jul 27

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Forgive Tax Debt?

    Will Filing for Bankruptcy Forgive Tax Debt?
    There are many things that can contribute to someone’s decision to declare bankruptcy. However, few debts are more daunting than past-due federal income taxes. Because of the federal government’s inherent authority over its…
  • Jul 16

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy in Kentucky

    Bouncing Back After Bankruptcy in Kentucky
    The decision to declare bankruptcy is no doubt an important one. While there are some short- to medium-term consequences of doing so, it offers valuable financial freedom to many. And, as a recent Forbes article points out, bouncing back…
Rank this Week: 3611

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Some Good Advice for your College Bound Son or Daughter

    Some Good Advice for your College Bound Son or Daughter
    A few years ago, our firm represented a family who lost their college age daughter while she was at school.  She was a beautiful and intelligent young lady who went out with friends to celebrate her birthday. She was over served alcohol,…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2653

MN Bankruptcy Blog

MN Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://mn-bankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Avoid Having your Bank Accounts Seized when you File Bankruptcy in MN

    Avoid Having your Bank Accounts Seized when you File Bankruptcy in MN
    I don’t know what banks and credit unions are doing in other parts of the country.  I speak here only of what I have seen and heard about here locally in Minnesota, and specifically just the Twin Cities area. Here in Minnesota, in…
  • Aug 2

    Using the Federal Wild Card Bankruptcy Exemption in Minnesota

    Using the Federal Wild Card Bankruptcy Exemption in Minnesota
    In either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Minnesota, once it’s established that you qualify to use the federal exemptions, the most important exemption of all is probably the one they call the “wild card” exemption.…
  • Jul 2

    No Inflation in Housing, Home Furnishings or Car Costs Since 2012?

    No Inflation in Housing, Home Furnishings or Car Costs Since 2012?
    Every two years as long as I can remember the Minnesota exemptions were increased.  But guess what, this year – 2014 – the Minnesota Department of Commerce has announced that there will be no increase in the Minnesota State…
Rank this Week: 3917

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4252

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/
  • Aug 12

    Introduction to Bankruptcy Law

    Introduction to Bankruptcy Law
    Bankruptcy is legal process by which you can deal with your debts when you can nolonger pay them If you are considering bankruptcy this video will give you basic information about the process and the relief it offers. It will also explain how…
  • Jun 30

    Wage Garnishment in Texa

    Wage Garnishment in Texa
    Wage Garnishment in Texas is possible if you owe alimony, taxes, student loans or have an out of state employer. It is not usually done from an employer. Wage Garnishment can be facilitated even after you have placed your money in the bank…
  • Jun 23

    3 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

    3 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy
    Healthy financial habits must be cultivated and maintained in order to elevate credit scores post bankruptcy. You can follow 3 simple steps that will help you improve your credit rating. Pay your debts early and religiously to make sure you…
Rank this Week: 2647

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

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance

    Later in Life Divorce & Finance
    America’s divorce rate might be on the decline for most age groups, but amongst one group it’s hitting record highs. Who’s behind the spike? Baby boomers. The divorce rate for the over-50 crowd has more than tripled in the past 20…
  • Aug 10

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida

    Til Death Do Us Part, Whether We Like It Or Not: Same Sex Divorce in Florida
    In March, a Tampa-area couple made headlines when they filed for a divorce. What made their divorce so special? Their gender. The couple, both women, had been married in Massachusetts years before. When they decided to end their union, they…
  • Aug 2

    You Keep the Car - I Want the Cat: Divorce in Florida

    You Keep the Car - I Want the Cat: Divorce in Florida
    Divorcing couples may expect a fight over who gets the car, the house, or custody of the kids–but do they expect a fight over Fido? With more and more Americans viewing their fluffy friends as family members, it should come as no…
Rank this Week: 3844

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Taggart Law Offices.

http://www.denverbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    More reasons debt settlement rarely work….

    More reasons debt settlement rarely work….
    Debt Settlement, commonly referred as debt consolidation, rarely works.  As a matter of fact, The Better Business Bureau has designated debt settlement as an “inherently problematic business” in part because as few as one in…
  • Aug 3

    Over 60 and overwhelmed by debt? We understand and we can help. Bankruptcy is not as bad as you think.

    Over 60 and overwhelmed by debt? We understand and we can help. Bankruptcy is not as bad as you think.
    Bankruptcy for those over 60 can particularly traumatic and therefore particularly avoided. But this is usually not a great idea. Sadly, attorneys across the nation are seeing more seniors declare bankruptcy as the stagnant economy is…
  • Aug 2

    Should I Use Bankruptcy Petition Preparers to File Bankruptcy in Colorado?

    Should I Use Bankruptcy Petition Preparers to File Bankruptcy in Colorado?
      There are many reasons NOT to use a bankruptcy petition preparer.   The biggest reason of them all though…THEY CANNOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE AND THEREFORE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS AND SAVE YOU MONEY!! Fraud…
Rank this Week: 2865

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Aug 11

    Florida Real Estate Disclosure Black Mold

    Florida Real Estate Disclosure Black Mold
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan attorneys in Winter Park. I want to talk for a moment about disclosure of mold issues in homes. Florida Homes May Have Mold Damage I recently read an article and the author estimated that as…
  • Aug 9

    Florida Foreclosure Summary Judgment Appeal

    Florida Foreclosure Summary Judgment Appeal
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan attorneys in Winter Park. I’ve spoken a great deal in these various videos about foreclosure issues, foreclosure procedures and I had a recent event come up which was, if it wasn’t…
  • Jul 26

    Help for Foreign Investors Who Want to Buy Florida Real Estate

    Help for Foreign Investors Who Want to Buy Florida Real Estate
    I’m Eric Laningan with Lanigan and Lanigan of Winter Park, Florida. I want to talk for a few minutes about foreign investors in U.S. real estate. If you would like to see the video “Help for Foreign Investors Who Want to Buy…
Rank this Week: 4138

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default

    Argentina Looking at Bankruptcy after Another Default
    On July 30, 2014, a court-appointed mediator representing Argentina told the press that the country would be defaulting on debts for a second time. “Imminently…in default” on nearly $20 billion of obligations. This happened…
  • Jul 28

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-Based company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after coming to a deal with its creditors. The petition was filed in Delaware. The deal calls for the company to dissolve its retail arms and…
  • Jul 14

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

    Mt. Gox Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy
    Mt. Gox, a well-known bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US on June 17. The filing comes more than one week after the company filed bankruptcy in Japan. Mt. Gox’s trustee for the ……
Rank this Week: 3216

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 3186

The Sader Law Firm Blog

The Sader Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy law.

http://blog.saderlawfirm.com/
  • Aug 8

    Financial Distress is a Daily Challenge for Millions of American

    Financial Distress is a Daily Challenge for Millions of American
    A recent study conducted and published by Urban Institute found that an estimated one in three adults in the United States have at least one delinquent debt that is “in collections”. The study was also featured on CNN Money…
  • Aug 6

    Parent’s Facing Deceased Daughter’s Student Loan Debt

    Parent’s Facing Deceased Daughter’s Student Loan Debt
    The front page of CNN Money recently had a heartbreaking story about two parents that suddenly lost their 27-year-old daughter and the resulting financial hardships of being co-signors for her private student loans. The article, written by…
  • Jul 31

    Debt Settlement Company Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Debt Settlement Company Pleads Guilty to Fraud
    We came across this Reuters headline discussing a debt settlement company that was referred to federal prosecutors by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pleading guilty to multiple charges, including wire fraud. Mission…
Rank this Week: 3464

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

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

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now
    You’re checking out at the grocery store and the debit card is declined. That can’t be right, I just got paid yesterday, you think. You call your bank to find out what the problem is and they tell you that…
  • Jul 23

    Bankruptcy § 341 Meeting of Creditors Locations By County

    Bankruptcy § 341 Meeting of Creditors Locations By County
    While there is only one bankruptcy court for Colorado, which is located in Denver, where you live plays a big part in your case. Not only does it determine whether you’re eligible for a chapter 7 bankruptcy and dictate allowable…
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Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Aug 7

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

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

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy

    The Tax Gotcha When Debt Settled Outside of Bankruptcy
    All manners of avoiding tax on cancelled debt are NOT created equal. I have, up to this point, treated “discharge in a case under Title 11” and “insolvency” as equally effective ways to avoid including cancelled debt…
  • Jul 23

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok

    When Chapter 13 Debtors Run Amok
    We’ve had a string of them…. [Hint: in a small practice, a "string" means "three. " ] But three clients in the past month with confirmed Chapter 13 plans have contracted to sell their homes without mentioning it to us,…
Rank this Week: 4889

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3574

NC Bankruptcy Blog

NC Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy issues in North Carolina. By Fabricius & Fabricius PLLC.

http://www.eastwakebankruptcy.com/blog
  • Aug 4

    In Personal Bankruptcy, What Happens to My Small Business?

    In Personal Bankruptcy, What Happens to My Small Business?
    No two businesses are the same, and this diversity is echoed in the implications the personal bankruptcy of a business owner has on a small business. Nevertheless, several general points can be considered: How the small business is…
  • Jul 21

    Stuck in a High Interest Car Loan? Chapter 13 Can Lower Rate

    Stuck in a High Interest Car Loan? Chapter 13 Can Lower Rate
    Here in North Carolina, a car is typically essential transportation. Owning a car can be vital to continued employment. Lenders and car lots know this, and are very willing to loan money to buy a car. The catch, however, is a high, sometimes…
  • May 22

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1
    Last month, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved fee increases to a number of bankruptcy filing fees, effective June 1, 2014. For Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, the increase is $29. For Chapter 11 cases, the increase is a…
Rank this Week: 3501

Small Enough To Fail

Small Enough To Fail

Covers bankruptcy law. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Report from the BHBA’s Review of the Three Bankruptcy-Related Supreme Court Decision

    Report from the BHBA’s Review of the Three Bankruptcy-Related Supreme Court Decision
    The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section recently held a program discussing the three recent bankruptcy-related Supreme Court decisions: Law v. Siegel (a case regarding surcharge, which was discussed on this blog in a…
  • May 16

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two
    Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation, and after they have tried, without success, to collect on that judgment.  All of the typical judgment…
  • May 14

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two

    When One Solution Is Better Than Two
    Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation but have tried, without success, to collect on the judgment.  All of the typical judgment enforcement…
Rank this Week: 2874

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/
  • Jul 31

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you

    Five things to know when hiring your child to work for you
    I love having my 18-year-old daughter work in my law firm.  She’s smart and motivated.  She gets to see law in action.  She’s done wonders for my website, and she gets the mail out. She keeps a timesheet.  I…
  • Jul 30

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of

    A Benefit of Bankruptcy That Most People Don’t Think Of
    Bankruptcy works in unexpected ways.  That’s how a colleague sells his potential clients on hiring him to get a discharge in bankruptcy.  And he’s right. My client opened a fast-food restaurant with a partner in 2008 and…
  • Jul 28

    So you want to buy something from a bankruptcy estate

    So you want to buy something from a bankruptcy estate
    More than 99 percent of all bankruptcy estates are “no-asset” cases, meaning that the trustee opens the case, talks to the debtor, looks at the schedules, and determines that the debtor truly has nothing.  (Or almost nothing:…
Rank this Week: 2658

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014
    July 24 – 26, 2014 The Future is Now:  Building on our 25 Years The Kansas Women Attorneys Association celebrated our Silver Anniversary in style! Bethany College and the city of Lindsborg joined in our celebration by providing us…
  • May 30

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result
    In April we, once again, participated in the annual Food From The Bar Campaign. This statewide food drive is organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to encourage the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. This year we raised…
  • May 15

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees on the Rise June 1, 2014

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees on the Rise June 1, 2014
    The Judicial Conference of the United States approved amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, which will go into effect on June 1, 2014.  The amendment affecting most bankruptcy filers is an increase to the…
Rank this Week: 3484

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://fpbankruptcylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Your Student Loan Shield

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

    Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered

    Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered
    Sometimes you get hit and it hurts.  We have all been wounded at some point in our lives. Wounding can be physical or emotional.  They can nick shallow or slash deep. Once wounded, the healing begins.  This process can be quick…
  • Jun 12

    Cash Out Before Bankruptcy

    Cash Out Before Bankruptcy
    Cold, hard cash.  We all could use some more of it to help us get through our financial travels. As a bankruptcy attorney, I don’t see many clients with extensive “cash reserves.”  If I did, I would likely point…
Rank this Week: 3974

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/
  • Jul 28

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age

    Sexual Harassment is real and should not be tolerated at work no matter what your age
    Sexual Harassment in the workplace is a real concern for many employees.  It is not simply someone being over sensitive.  As a matter for fact, according to a 2003 study by the Sexual Harassment Education Project (SHEP), 77% of…
  • Jun 16

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?

    Can your employer challenge your unemployment?
    Losing a job is a traumatic enough experience to go through on its own. You start to wonder did I do something wrong? Could I have done something that would have changed the situation? Was I singled out because of some personal characteristic…
  • May 29

    How to protect your job

    How to protect your job
    Regardless of your best efforts, you may encounter a time where you feel as though your job is in jeopardy and/or you are being discriminated against, due to your race, religion, physical or mental disability or even sexual…
Rank this Week: 2575

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Debtor’s Failure to Disclose Comes Back to Haunt Him

    Debtor’s Failure to Disclose Comes Back to Haunt Him
    When you file for bankruptcy you sign sworn schedules that itemize your assets. If you fail to disclose in full or fail to update your asset summary, you risk a creditor objecting to discharge on the basis of fraud. Claims that arise after…
  • Jul 18

    New Short Sale Guidlines Make It Easier to Qualify

    New Short Sale Guidlines Make It Easier to Qualify
    Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae made guideline changes to the prevailing short-sale guidelines that unified and clarified them. Those changes featured examples of eligible hardships that would permit homeowners to sell their homes even if they…
  • Jul 8

    Executive Benefits (Stern vs. Marshall 3 Years Later)

    Executive Benefits (Stern vs. Marshall 3 Years Later)
    In June 2013 the US Supreme Court published an opinion arising from a dispute over the estate of Pierce Marshall - better known as the husband of Anna Nichole Smith. That case, Stern vs. Marshall, gave rise to a surprising decision; namely,…
Rank this Week: 3402

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/
  • Jul 23

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie
    Cooley GO Earlier this month, Cooley LLP launched Cooley GO, a terrific new resource center for entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of the growth cycle. Cooley GO is a mobile-friendly microsite that provides a wide range of…
  • Jul 1

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim
    It’s been several years since I last posted about objections to bankruptcy claims, and the topic is so important to creditors that it’s time to revisit it. File And Forget? When a customer or other party with which you do business…
  • Jun 23

    A New Way Of Looking At Termination On Bankruptcy Contract Clause

    A New Way Of Looking At Termination On Bankruptcy Contract Clause
    Image Courtesy of NobMouse Ken Adams, Professor Adrian Walters, and I recently collaborated on an article about the ubiquitous “termination on bankruptcy” or ipso facto clauses in contracts. The article was just published by…
Rank this Week: 3088

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/
  • Jul 19

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site
    We recently launched a website for our Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Practice. We are thrilled to be helping student loan borrowers in our community lessen their student loan burdens. As one of very few graduates in the Pacific…
  • Jun 30

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor
    Here’s what you need to know Who must attend? The Trustee, you, and one of our attorneys. The Trustee is the person who runs the hearing and asks you questions. Who gets invited? All the creditors listed in your bankruptcy schedules get…
  • Jun 21

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in…

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in Portland or Eugene, there is no need to be nervous about your 341 hearing. In our next blog article, we will discuss exactly what you need to bring to the hearing and the kind of questions that you are…
Rank this Week: 4879

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”
    Q:  “Why Do you Want All these Forms Filed Out for our Bankruptcy Consultation?” A:  “Because you and I should not play Texas hold’em.” I’ve never played Texas hold’em.  But I’ve…
  • Jul 12

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug
    This article in the Norfolk paper about Portfolio Recovery explains something I had only guessed at, before.  Debt collectors know when your finances improve.  Debt collectors pay the credit bureaus to tell them. I’m a…
  • Jul 4

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13
    What’s the Legal Fee for Chapter 13 in Virginia? People ask all the time, what’s the legal fee for Chapter 13? That should be easy, but it’s tough.  Here’s my attempt at a straight answer. The fee I charge you in…
Rank this Week: 3190

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jul 15

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice

    Giant Collection Law Firm Sued by Government for Deceptive Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (a federal agency) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal partners for operating a “collection lawsuit mill” that…
  • Jun 18

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay

    Appeals Court Denies Damage Claim for Clear Violation of the Automatic Stay
    On May 8, 2014 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals released an interesting ruling denying a claim for damages filed by Chapter 13 debtors against their mortgage company. The Lodge v. Kondaur Capital Corporation and McCalla Raymer arose when a…
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

    Bankruptcy Often the Least Desireable Option to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
    I recently received this email from a prospective client (“Jane”) seeking to have her student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  Do you see the problems with this case? I am permanently disabled due to cognitive decline…
Rank this Week: 3010

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobankruptcylawyerblog.com
  • Jul 8

    Prepare for Bankruptcy Filing: Take These Step

    Prepare for Bankruptcy Filing: Take These Step
    San Diego Bankruptcy Attorneys – Filing for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is never an easy decision. It can be even more stressful if you are trying to figure out what your bankruptcy attorney needs and how take the steps that…
  • Jul 8

    How Will 2013 Affect Your Finances?

    How Will 2013 Affect Your Finances?
    San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney As a San Diego bankruptcy attorney, I’m afraid I may be seeing a lot more clients coming into our office, to find out what debt relief protection they can gain by filing for bankruptcy. That’s because…
  • Jul 8

    Mortgages and Foreclosures Still on Unstable Footing

    Mortgages and Foreclosures Still on Unstable Footing
    San Diego Foreclosure Attorney There has been a lot of buzz about the new California Homeowner Bill of Rights, which took effect on January 1, 2013. While this is an admirable bill, and addresses many abuses in the system, the bottom line is…
Rank this Week: 4882

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

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

http://flbankrupt.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Security Deposit Asset

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Security Deposit Asset
    Tweet When you meet with your bankruptcy attorney in South Florida they usually ask you questions regarding your assets and your debts. When you file for bankruptcy, whether it’s a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13, you must disclose all of…
  • Jun 16

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Bankruptcy Assets Household Good

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Bankruptcy Assets Household Good
    Tweet No matter what type of bankruptcy you are filing, chapter 7 or chapter 13, you must disclose all of your assets on your bankruptcy petition schedule B.  One of the lines on schedule B discusses personal property –…
  • Jun 15

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Married Couple Filing Option

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Married Couple Filing Option
    Tweet On Saturday morning I met with numerous clients including a married couple who was unsure of their bankruptcy options.  The majority of the debt was only the responsibility of the wife, because the debt accrued prior to their…
Rank this Week: 3630

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Loi

    Loi
    In 2012 the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Commission created a project called “The Learned Hand.” (Learned Hand is a legendary federal judge from New York). The program was designed to encourage Utah attorneys to take more pro-bono…
  • May 29

    The Bankruptcy Stigma

    The Bankruptcy Stigma
    Walt Disney Filing for bankruptcy protection is not an easy thing to do. It seems to me that one of the biggest obstacles to people finally filing for bankruptcy is the social stigma attached to it. Many people think that … Continue…
  • May 19

    Pre-Bankruptcy Asset Protection

    Pre-Bankruptcy Asset Protection
    “I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind” Snoop Dogg, circa 1996- (as quoted by the Yale Book of Quotations*) Every so often I will have a client in my office that is on the periphery … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3347

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Jun 3

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES

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

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce
    Yesterday, a local Sacramento man received a 17 year sentence for committing Bankruptcy Fraud after filing for Chapter 7. Steven Zinnel was convicted last July of hiding assets during his bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying his wife…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4636

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
  • 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…
  • May 15

    Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Divorce in Pennsylvania
    There are a myriad of considerations when it comes to the divorce process.  Depending upon the circumstances of your situation, the process can range from relatively simple and inexpensive to very complex and unfortunately, very…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2920

Law Office of David H. Fuller Blog

Law Office of David H. Fuller Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Washington state.

http://www.toughtimeslawyer.com/blog/
  • May 7

    Big Changes For This Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Big Changes For This Bankruptcy Lawyer
    I’ve been a Seattle bankruptcy lawyer for almost six years now, and it’s time for a change.   It won’t be a little change, it’s going to be a big change.  How big?  Well my wife and I are moving to…
  • Jun 21

    The 4th Amendment and Bankruptcy

    The 4th Amendment and Bankruptcy
    Can a bankruptcy trustee search my house?  I don’t get that question every day, but it comes up.  The answer is yes, but it almost never happens.  The follow-up question, “do they need a search warrant?” …
  • Jun 20

    Surcharging Exemption

    Surcharging Exemption
    The bankruptcy court has the power to surcharge a debtor’s exemptions.  What does this mean?  When an exemption is surcharged, the court takes the exemption away from the debtor; because the debtor committed a wrongful act…
Rank this Week: 2743

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

http://www.brandtlawfirm.com/blog-bankruptcy-virginia/
  • May 4

    TAX RETURNS, TAX LIABILITY AND TAX REFUNDS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.

    TAX RETURNS, TAX LIABILITY AND TAX REFUNDS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.
    One of the things that is required of you while you are in chapter 13 bankruptcy (at least here in Alexandria, Virginia) is that you file your federal and state tax returns by April 15 during each and every year that you are in bankruptcy.…
  • Feb 15

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure
    In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria,…
  • Sep 21

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?
    First thing first, what does a motion for relief from the automatic stay actually mean? It means that at this time you are several months behind on your car or mortgage payment and the bank is requesting permission from the bankruptcy court…
Rank this Week: 4642

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/
  • May 1

    What to do if your car has missing airbag

    What to do if your car has missing airbag
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
  • Apr 30

    How to know your car is a rebuilt wreck.

    How to know your car is a rebuilt wreck.
    Shady car dealers like to find ways to sell bad cars for as much money as possible. A really opportunistic dealer may sell a car that has been in an accident, with shoddy repairs, not disclosing that the car has serious structural issues.…
Rank this Week: 3430

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Bankruptcy News & Opinion

Covers bankruptcy news for people in Texas. By the Schachter Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.shaklaw.com/bankruptcy-news-opinion
  • Apr 23

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014

    Government Increases Filing Fees for Bankruptcy: June 2014
    - The Judicial Conference has approved the following fee increases effective as of June 1, 2014. - Fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. - Fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to…
  • Jun 8

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect the Filing of Income Taxes?

    How Does Bankruptcy Affect the Filing of Income Taxes?
    This is a very common question, with a very easy answer: it doesn’t. That’s not the end of the story as two other issues can pop up depending on when the bankruptcy is filed, whether you get a refund, and whether you get a 1099…
  • May 16

    Gay Couples and Bankruptcy in Texa

    Gay Couples and Bankruptcy in Texa
    It’s a fact that Texas does not recognize gay marriage. It’s also a fact that there are countless gay couples in Texas. I have no idea how many of those couples are struggling financially, but I know our office has represented a…
Rank this Week: 3499

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3693

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer…

South Carolina Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy news and information in South Carolina. By Allen Jeffcoat, Dana Wilkinson, Dee Compton, Lex Regoerson, Michael Matthews, Russell A. DeMott and Showell Blades IV.

http://www.sc-bankruptcy-blog.com
  • Apr 4

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina

    Five FAQs About Bankruptcy in South Carolina
    These are questions I frequently get in my practice, and I’ll note up front that the answer to all of them really is “it depends.”  It depends on your assets, your debts, and your income and expenses, and no two…
  • Apr 25

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!

    Your Bankruptcy Lawyer is Not Your Mother!
    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a huge benefit.  A Chapter 13 case can help you…
  • Apr 25

    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer…

    Written by Upstate bankruptcy lawyer Däna Wilkinson:  In a lot of ways, like much in life, what you get out of your bankruptcy depends on what you put into it.  Bankruptcy can be a huge benefit.  A Chapter 13 case can help…
Rank this Week: 4613

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Kevin C. Johnson.

http://johnsonwilk.net/bankruptcy/bk/
Rank this Week: 3367

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: 3503

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: 3923

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: 3774

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: 2867

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: 3582

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: 3431