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Matt Berkus Blog

Matt Berkus Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt relief.

http://www.mattberkus.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Bankruptcy Petition Preparers, The Risk You Don’t Know

    Bankruptcy Petition Preparers, The Risk You Don’t Know
    Typical bankruptcy petition preparers charge $200.00. Do you think they have the means, duty, or incentive to safeguard the sensitive and private information you are providing for them to prepare your bankruptcy petition? Bankruptcy petition…
  • Nov 13

    Change Your Perception of Value, The $7 to $1 Rule

    Change Your Perception of Value, The $7 to $1 Rule
    If you change your perception of value, you can change your life in so many positive ways. Imagine if you will that a Starbuck’s Venti Pumpkin Spice, Double Whip, Latte cost you $35 instead of $5 (with tax).  What if that Chipotle…
  • Nov 6

    Do You Need Bankruptcy? 60 Day Debt Free Challenge

    Do You Need Bankruptcy? 60 Day Debt Free Challenge
    Do you know if you need bankruptcy? Are you willing to admit to yourself that you need bankruptcy? No one wants to file bankruptcy. However, debt ruins lives, not bankruptcy. The first step to deciding to file bankruptcy is recognizing that…
Rank this Week: 3758

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
  • Dec 23

    Is Debt Settlement Right For You?

    Is Debt Settlement Right For You?
    What you may not know about debt is that they are often negotiable. Even when it seems like the payment cannot be reduced, knowing how to ask for what you want can help minimize the amount you owe on many common debts, such as credit…
  • Dec 9

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected In Federal Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected In Federal Bankruptcy
    The Supreme Court ruled in June that inherited individual retirement accounts (IRA) are not protected under federal bankruptcy laws. If someone has their own IRA, this cannot be lost to banks and other debtors, but any inherited IRA…
  • Nov 28

    Stockton City Workers May Lose Pension

    Stockton City Workers May Lose Pension
    While Detroit is the most well-known city to be affected by bankruptcy, the California city of Stockton has been attempting to get out of bankruptcy as well. A California judge has made a ruling which mirrors a similar decision made by…
Rank this Week: 4013

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 4919

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/
  • Dec 19

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appointed of Portland attorney Peter C. McKittrick as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. Mr. McKittrick will fill a vacancy left in the wake the…
  • Dec 16

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon
    Often Oregon debtors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will hit a rough spot during their case and  request a hardship discharge rather than seek conversion to Chapter 7.  Conversion and hardship discharge are not one in the same. There…
  • Dec 6

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon
    I often get questions from Oregon consumers about medical bankruptcy but there is no such thing. I think the myth that is out there is that there is some sort of specialized bankruptcy that enables the filer to get rid of medical bills only…
Rank this Week: 4957

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/
  • Dec 18

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think

    Beneficiaries of an IRA do not have the asset protection you may think
    If you inherit the proceeds of another person’s IRA (“Individual Retirement Account”), your creditors may be able to reach and attach those proceeds, based upon a recent United States Superior Court Decision, Clark v.…
  • Oct 20

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

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

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett

    Wrongful termination in Massachusett
    If you work for a company in Massachusetts and you do not have a contract for a specified period of time at a particular wage rate, then you are considered an employee at will. What does this mean?  Well, it is quite simple, your…
Rank this Week: 2174

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: 3072

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
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm purchased by Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is pleased to announce that we have been purchased by Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our…
  • Dec 10

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC

    Important Announcement: Schachter Law Firm to merge with Kemsley Law Firm PLLC
    The Schachter Law Firm is proud to announce that we will be merging with Kemsley Law Firm, PLLC. Attorneys Rod Kemsley and Adam Schachter will be joining forces to enable us to bring even greater levels of experience and value to our clients.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3334

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Dec 9

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account
    As reported By Philip Tirone of www.720CreditScore.com, after learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    According to Robin Miller of CBAR,  it depends on the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case.  After the Chapter 13 debtor husband received $250,000 in life insurance benefits due to the death of his debtor wife, the…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?
    According to Robing Miller of CBAR, if a Chapter 13 debtor is unable to provide information about his non-filing spouse’s income, expenses, and contributions to the household, they were required to propose a Chapter 13 plan that paid…
Rank this Week: 4313

Legal Salad

Legal Salad

Covers new developments and various caveats in bankruptcy law. By the Law Offices of Victoria Maydanik.

http://www.lawyervictoria.com/bankruptcy-attorney-blog/
  • Dec 3

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy

    How to improve credit after bankruptcy
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  • Sep 10

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 2): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
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  • Jul 22

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…

    Bankruptcy horror stories (Part 1): Bankruptcy can be a disaster if…
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Andrews Law Blog

Andrews Law Blog

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

http://andrewslawplc.com/Blog/
  • Nov 25

    Liability in a Personal Injury Claim

    Liability in a Personal Injury Claim
    Parties injured in auto accidents caused by another may have a right to file personal injury claims against the responsible party. These claims can allow a person and to recover compensation for their damages. There are two central points…
  • Oct 16

    Premises Liability Accidents AKA Slip and Fall

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

    Abogado de Accidentes en Arizona

    Abogado de Accidentes en Arizona
    En Andrews Law, PLC, sabemos que los accidentes ocurren todos los días, pero cuando usted ha estado involucrado en un accidente, usted necesita actuar rápido con el fin de proteger sus intereses a largo plazo. Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3807

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Know Your Rights: Stop Retail Credit Card Bullying

    Know Your Rights: Stop Retail Credit Card Bullying
    We’ve all been there before—approaching the check-out line with purchases and the clerk’s aggressive prompts, “Would you like to save 15 percent by applying for our in-store credit card?” Even if you refuse,…
  • Nov 20

    Alabama’s Student Debt Among Nation's Highest

    Alabama’s Student Debt Among Nation's Highest
    Student loan debt is one of the greatest financial crises facing American youth. Throughout Alabama and nationwide, students are taking on debts to enter and graduate from college—though many graduates are not finding gainful employment…
  • Nov 14

    Legal Shifts: Students Seek Bankruptcy Help

    Legal Shifts: Students Seek Bankruptcy Help
    Unmanageable and overwhelming debt plagues millions of individuals and families throughout the U.S. This problem is compounded by high unemployment rates and other factors that impact a family’s financial security—including…
Rank this Week: 3657

Hoboken Bankruptcy Attorney

Hoboken Bankruptcy Attorney

Covers consumer bankruptcy in New Jersey. By Jennifer N. Weil.

http://jenlawyer.com
  • Nov 24

    I owe a debt and got sued . . . What now?!?!

    I owe a debt and got sued . . . What now?!?!
    Getting a lawsuit filed against you by a creditor starts a very fast-ticking alarm clock. Don't hit the snooze button on this one. The post I owe a debt and got sued . . . What now?!?! appeared first on New Jersey Debt Attorney - (201)…
  • Nov 19

    Taxes and bankruptcy – debunking a myth

    Taxes and bankruptcy – debunking a myth
    No wonder people think "bankruptcy can't help me with my tax debt." The post Taxes and bankruptcy – debunking a myth appeared first on New Jersey Debt Attorney - (201) 676-0722. Related posts:THE Goal of Bankruptcy: Discharge of Your…
  • Nov 17

    “Automatic” Protection from Your Creditor

    “Automatic” Protection from Your Creditor
    Many bankruptcy attorney ads say: "Stop garnishments." "Stop foreclosures." "Stop repossessions." So bankruptcy stops all those bad things. But is it as good as it sounds? How does it really work? The post “Automatic” Protection…
Rank this Week: 4258

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure
    Our own Chip Parker is discussed in an article written by The New York Times about the unlawful debt collection practices by mortgage finance giants like Fannie Mae. "It's bad enough that Fannie Mae and their collectors are pursuing…
  • Nov 4

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?
    The servicing of thousands of mortgage loans recently transferred from Bank of America, National Association to Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. The accounts transferred were part of a Taylor, Bean & Whitaker junk loan portfolio that…
  • Oct 22

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL
    "Post Foreclosure Hell" describes the latest gift to Americans from the banks, FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC. After the massive bail-outs by the American taxpayer, the banks, FANNIE and FREDDIE are now using "deficiency judgments" to collect on…
Rank this Week: 3735

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure
    No homeowner desires foreclosure, but in today’s uncertain economic climate, many people end up losing their homes. Foreclosure proceedings can be drawn-out, stressful, and a tremendous strain on a homeowner’s credit, assets, and…
  • Nov 5

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    When bankruptcy becomes inevitable, most people prefer filing Chapter 7 if they are eligible for it. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is typically opened and closed within three to six months, and the person generally comes out of it debt-free…
  • Oct 22

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid
    In real estate, it is important to get the details right. Mistakes can damage or even kill the deal. Your real estate deal can fall apart right up to the moment of closing. The New York Times tells the story of a closing gone very wrong. The…
Rank this Week: 4063

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Nov 13

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble

    All You Need To Know To Help Clients With Tax Trouble
    Everything you need to know about taxes in bankruptcy, plus a bit more, in a virtual workshop. This NACBA webinar  November 20 and 21st will do far more than scratch the surface of the possibilities and pitfalls when your bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    When Laws Collide, You Need The Right Word

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

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate

    Picking Your Chapter 11 Teammate
    Professionals in Chapter 11 have to be “disinterested“;  make sure they are also capable. In two recent cases, the estate has employed professionals connected to the debtor in his pre filing past. It’s often the case…
Rank this Week: 5055

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: 3564

Milavetzlaw Blog

Milavetzlaw Blog

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

http://www.milavetzlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 7

    Stryker to pay at least $1.43 billion settlement for faulty hip

    Stryker to pay at least $1.43 billion settlement for faulty hip
    The voluntary recall for Stryker’s ABG II Modular and the Rejuvenate Modular hip replacement system began in 2012. A settlement has now been reached November of 2014, but claimants must register their claim by December 14, 2014 to…
  • Nov 5

    Don’t Underestimate Law Enforcement; Police Officers Know You Are Texting!

    Don’t Underestimate Law Enforcement; Police Officers Know You Are Texting!
    Minnesota’s no-texting law states it is illegal for drivers to read, create or send texts, e-mails or access the internet when a vehicle is in motion, part of traffic, or at a stop sign, stop light or stopped in traffic. Yet last year…
  • Sep 22

    Update: Metal-On-Metal Hip Revision

    Update: Metal-On-Metal Hip Revision
    We are still taking DuPuy Pinnacle® hip cases. Contact us if you have had revision surgery on your Pinnacle hip because of complications like:Hip implant failureLoosening, dislocation and/or fractureMetallosisHigh levels of cobalt in the…
Rank this Week: 2307

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/
  • Nov 5

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car
    We get a lot of calls from people who have unknowingly bought cars from dealers with serious defects. Generally, when a car is sold it comes with an “implied warranty” that the car will be fit to drive. But when a consumer lets…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3239

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

http://www.myfloridalaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce

    Why Your Facebook Page Might Be “Exhibit A” in Your Florida Divorce
    The popularity of reality television and social media websites has transformed our society from one that places a high value on privacy into one where complete strangers observe every facet of an individual’s life. This trend also has…
  • Aug 18

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?

    Panhandling – nuisance or crime ?
    By Attorney Cheri Hobbs: It’s a sunny day in Central Florida (about 100 degrees outside) and I pull up to a major intersection. In the median walking toward me a full suited firefighter holding a boot and asking passerby’s to…
  • Jul 19

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?

    Courts Striking Gay Marriage Bans . . . But What about Gay Divorce?
    In United States vs. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a relationship between “one man and one woman as husband and…
Rank this Week: 2879

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

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

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Oct 30

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?
    Most of us know about the 3 main credit report bureaus – Experian, Transunion, and Equifax …but have you seen ALL your specialty credit reports? Did you know that more exist? There are many other credit reporting agencies and…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a government organization that accepts and assists with complaints about the following consumer product or service issues: Bank accounts or services Credit cards Money transfers Mortgages…
  • Oct 17

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?
    If you are researching the process of filing bankruptcy, I’m sure you are running across a host of unfamiliar terms and phrases where the information makes reference to getting a “bankruptcy discharge” (for example). So what…
Rank this Week: 4907

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 7

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?
    In a case of first impression, in In re Markosian, 506 B.R. 273 (9th Cir.BAP Cal) 2014 WL 956475, the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) held that an individual debtor's postpetition Chapter 11 earnings that are property of the…
  • Sep 16

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13
    In In re Dale, 505 B.R. 8 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2014), the BAP held that for purposes of determining what constitutes property of the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, §1306 of the Bankruptcy Code includes all property described…
Rank this Week: 3001

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4511

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

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

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • Oct 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014
    New means test numbers go into effect for bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 1, 2014. Median income numbers go up for households of one, two and four persons. Oddly, the number goes down for households of three. For…
  • Oct 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

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

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life

    Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life
    Thought you might be interested in this: A new study finds that bankruptcy filers make more money and live longer than those who were denied such protection. http://for.tn/1u6bd1z The post Bankruptcy Might Save Your Life appeared first…
Rank this Week: 4579

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Covers bankruptcy. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippiconsumerhelp.com/
  • Oct 11

    Do I qualify to file for bankruptcy?

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

    What is a wage garnishment?

    What is a wage garnishment?
    A garnishment is an order from a court that is sent to your employer requiring them to withhold certain amount of money from your paycheck. This money is then sent to the creditor. Mississippi law limits the amount of money that your…
  • Jul 8

    Can I Report My Mortgage Payments to the Credit Bureau?

    Can I Report My Mortgage Payments to the Credit Bureau?
    The bankruptcy code does not require that you reaffirm, or sign an agreement to continue to be personally responsible for the payments on your mortgage. As long as you continue to pay the house notes they cannot foreclose.  However, most…
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San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobankruptcylawyerblog.com
  • Oct 5

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 attorney, we know you have questions.  Not sure if bankruptcy is right for you?  Have questions about bankruptcy in California but you don’t know where to find the answers?  If you have ANY…
  • Oct 3

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help

    Don’t Be Fooled By The Loan Modification Process – A San Diego Chapter 13 WILL Help
    As a San Diego foreclosure lawyer one of the most common mistakes I see homeowners make is trying to do a loan modification BEFORE filing a Chapter 13. This is a mistake.  First, let’s talk a little bit about your particular…
  • Oct 1

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 lawyer, I want to explain to you a little bit about the process of saving your home.  But first, let’s talk basics.  Under a San Diego chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor sets a repayment plan the the…
Rank this Week: 4959

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
  • Oct 5

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification

    How NOT To Apply For Mortgage Modification
    I talk to people all the time about mortgage modification.  I talk to clients about it, I talk to other lawyers about it, I talk to industry experts about it.  Everyone agrees that the process of applying for a mortgage…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4683

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Oct 4

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?

    What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?
    The end of a marriage can be a trying time, both emotionally and financially. For many people, fundamental aspects of their daily life will change dramatically, including where they live, how often they see their children, their day-to-day…
  • Sep 19

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult

    Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adult
    With regard to child support in the state of Florida, the general rule is that child support terminates when a child reaches 18 years of age.  However, the general rule does not apply when child support is still owed for any time prior to…
  • Sep 9

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage

    Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantage
    Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context.  While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out…
Rank this Week: 3728

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

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

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?
    If you’ve filed for bankruptcy protection in the past and are thinking about doing so again, there is a certain period of time that you must wait before filing bankruptcy again. So how long is it? Well, it depends on what chapter you…
  • Feb 20

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case
    The Bankruptcy Code is full of specific dollar limitations and allowances. These figures include dollar limits on eligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
  • Feb 20

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case
    The Bankruptcy Code is full of specific dollar limitations and allowances. These figures include dollar limits on elligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
Rank this Week: 4904

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/
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
Rank this Week: 2330

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/
  • Sep 7

    What are the types Of Bankruptcy?

    What are the types Of Bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy is legal process by which you can deal with your debts when you can nolonger pay them There are three main types of bankruptcy cases. These are referred to by their chapter number in the bankruptcy code Chapter 7 BankruptcyChapter…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2662

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

FP Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

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

    Your Debt to Income Ratio

    Your Debt to Income Ratio
    Debt to income ratio is an important component of your financial health. While there is some disagreement as to how much this ratio actually impacts your credit score, there is no doubt that it impacts your credit worthiness. Lenders will use…
  • Sep 2

    Your Debt to Income Ratio

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

    Your Student Loan Shield

    Your Student Loan Shield
    Last week I talked about financial hemorrhaging and how I am seeing more and more clients unable to stop the bleeding. These wounds are being suffered in the ongoing battle between student loan debt collectors and helpless borrowers. This…
Rank this Week: 4054

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

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

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

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami – What are the typical debts that get discharged?

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami – What are the typical debts that get discharged?
    Typically when a debtors bills pile up they are unaware of their options on how to get out of debt. For residents of South Florida, especially Fort Lauderdale or Miami, one way to get out of debt is to file for bankruptcy, either a Chapter 7…
  • 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 –…
Rank this Week: 3487

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bankruptcylawyer-nj.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Getting My Repossed Auto Back In New Jersey

    Getting My Repossed Auto Back In New Jersey
    A New Jersey resident may get their repossessed auto back, by filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy case, if the auto was repossessed due to a loan default. However, there are general conditions for the return of the vehicle. Typically, the auto may…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3823

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court

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

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

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
  • Aug 4

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing
    We are a small, loop law firm with an immediate opening, seeking to hire a legal assistant/receptionist/law clerk for our bankruptcy practice.Candidate must be a motivated self starter, be able to pay attention to detail and show…
Rank this Week: 4492

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: 2499

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

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

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

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

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now
    You’re checking out at the grocery store and the debit card is declined. That can’t be right, I just got paid yesterday, you think. You call your bank to find out what the problem is and they tell you that…
Rank this Week: 3311

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: 3337

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: 2982

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • May 13

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure

    The Mad Hatter Rules of Civil Procedure
    Matt Wadsworth of Arnold & Wadsworth was recently published in the peer review magazine of Attorneys at Law, a publication serving the entire state of Utah on a myriad of subjects. The article discusses a few of the civil procedure…
  • May 13

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm

    Arnold & Wadsworth verse Cragun Law Firm
    Last week, Jarom Bishop of Cragun Law Firm P.C., lost to partner, Matt Wadsworth, at a evidentiary hearing on a temporary restraining order. The case, Gusstaveson v. Gustaveson, held before Judge Dawson of the 2nd District Court in Bountiful…
  • May 13

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody

    Advice for Dads When Fighting for Child Custody
    If you’re a father looking to obtain joint or sole custody of your child or children, you are likely in need of some high-quality counsel—this can be an extremely stressful time, to say the least. When it comes to child custody…
Rank this Week: 3283

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: 2913

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy and debtor issues. By Goldstein and Clegg LLC.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/bankruptcy_blog
  • Apr 30

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code

    Student loan debt should be addressed by the bankruptcy code
    A lot of consumers getting out of college these days are facing a massive amount of debt.  The reason for this is that they tried to improve themselves by going to highly reputable and expensive universities with the expectation of…
  • Sep 10

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy

    Unraveling the reality associated with bankruptcy
    Many consumers have been finding the tough economy a bit too much to handle of late and the number of bankruptcy filings are practically on the rise. In fact, the financial trend has changed so much that what was once considered a social …
  • May 19

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill

    Bankruptcy can Solve Health and Medical Bill
    Many people have suffered the loss of a job due to an illness. When that happens, your debt can build up very quickly. In addition, many times when you loose a job, you also can loose your health insurance, and then face staggering medical…
Rank this Week: 2018

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: 3176

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: 3304

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: 3254

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: 3663