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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: 4962

Dallas Bankruptcy News

Dallas Bankruptcy News

By Richard G Grant PC.

http://chapter11dallas.com/dallas-bankruptcy-news/
  • Apr 30

    “Best Lawyers in Dallas” | 2014 Bankruptcy and Workout Partners Named in D Magazine

    “Best Lawyers in Dallas” | 2014 Bankruptcy and Workout Partners Named in D Magazine
    Five partners in the Dallas office of Culhane Meadows have earned spots on the 2014 list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” as published by D Magazine. The firm’s honorees to this…
  • Apr 11

    Coldwater Creek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing | April 11, 2014

    Coldwater Creek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing | April 11, 2014
      Coldwater Creek files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection | April 11, 2014 Coldwater Creek and 7 affiliates filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on April 11, 2014 In the United States Bankruptcy…
  • Apr 3

    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware on April 3, 2014

    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware on April 3, 2014
    Brookstone files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Delaware | April 3, 2014 Brookstone and 10 affiliates filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on April 3, 2014 In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the…
Rank this Week: 3591

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: 4734

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: 4164

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: 3876

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: 4924

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: 2616

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: 3167

Machi Law Blog

Machi Law Blog

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

http://www.machilaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay

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

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney

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

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly
    Same-sex married couples should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly.  Bankruptcy courts should provide the same federal protections as opposite-sex married couples even if they live in states that do not recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 4893

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: 4931

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

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

    Discharging Student Loan

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

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance

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

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still foreclose on the…
Rank this Week: 3484

Arrow Law Group

Arrow Law Group

Covers bankruptcy law and opinions.

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

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

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

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

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

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy

    The Pitfall of a Poorly Filed Bankruptcy
    Many folks have asked me why an attorney will make a difference when filing for bankruptcy. Honestly, it might not make a difference depending on your circumstance. I've seen lots of bankruptcy filed without attorneys and they turn out just…
Rank this Week: 3971

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

Bankruptcy Lawyer Cape Coral Blog

By Radha Rothrock.

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

    What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

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

    Can you Keep a Credit Card when you file Bankruptcy?

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

    Can you Discharge Domestic Support Obligations in Bankruptcy?

    Can you Discharge Domestic Support Obligations in Bankruptcy?
    One of the most common reasons a person files bankruptcy is because he or she recently got divorced. The parties that previously shared two incomes for one house, one light bill, and one phone bill now have to pay for two houses, two light…
Rank this Week: 3536

The Insolvency Blog

The Insolvency Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Bankruptcy Remote? Or Not?

    Bankruptcy Remote? Or Not?
    What facts and circumstances must be present in order for an entity to qualify as a valid, bankruptcy-remote special purpose entity (SPE)? This was the issue addressed by the bankruptcy court in Paloian v. LaSalle Bank, N.A. (In re Doctors…
Rank this Week: 2829

Albuquerque Law Blog

Albuquerque Law Blog

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

http://www.abqlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Long Nights, Legal Cases, and Nootropic

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

    Which type of bankruptcy is right for me?

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

    Battered Woman Syndrome

    Battered Woman Syndrome
    The following is a post by my law partner Keith Findlay. Keith is an Albuquerque divorce lawyer, that handles various family law issues for clients throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico. Women have had and do have in parts of the world…
Rank this Week: 2812

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

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

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

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

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

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

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

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage
    Usually reserved for other bankruptcy filings only, a court decision out of Florida has determined that homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages can strip off their second mortgages through Chapter 7. This comes as good news for the…
Rank this Week: 2808

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

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

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

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?

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

    What is a Discharge?

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

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?
    One of the biggest fears I have seen from people considering bankruptcy is the impact it will have on their credit score.  Credit plays such an important part of our lives in this day and age, that people fear they will never get credit…
Rank this Week: 2875

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Riverside County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy, foreclosure, law suits and settlements. Published By The Law Office of Christopher Hewitt

http://www.riversidecountybankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3890

Sacramento Bankruptcy Blog

Sacramento Bankruptcy Blog

Discusses chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy topics. By Adam Garcia.

http://sacramentobankruptcyattorney.us/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Debt Consolidation Basic

    Debt Consolidation Basic
    There’s a lot of information floating around the internet regarding debt consolidation. You can find out when to do it, how, and the most important, why. With so much information, finding specifics can be overwhelming. You want to…
  • Sep 12

    Debt Consolidation Basic

    Debt Consolidation Basic
    There’s a lot of information floating around the internet regarding debt consolidation. You can find out when to do it, how, and the most important, why. With so much information, finding specifics can be overwhelming. You want to…
  • Aug 24

    Bankruptcy Is About Economics, Not Morality

    Bankruptcy Is About Economics, Not Morality
    All bankruptcy attorneys get the client with cold feet because they feel guilty about filing for bankruptcy. These clients often desperately need debt relief. They are in a hopeless financial situation without bankruptcy but feel like they…
Rank this Week: 3565

Jackson White Bankruptcy Law Blog

Jackson White Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers the bankruptcy process, what to expect, and how the bankruptcy process can help those who are dealing with financial set backs.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/arizona-bankruptcy/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Debt Collectors Facing More Scrutiny

    Debt Collectors Facing More Scrutiny
    Those of us facing hassling debt collectors may look forward to new rules governing these agencies.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is beginning to write the first regulations under federal law governing the industry and…
  • Sep 5

    How soon can I file for Bankruptcy again?

    How soon can I file for Bankruptcy again?
    In a time of financial woes we are seeing more and more people ask this question.  Unfortunately for some filing Bankruptcy once in a lifetime isn’t an option. There is no limit on the amount of Bankruptcies you can file for in a…
  • Apr 12

    How to Survive on a Tight Budget

    How to Survive on a Tight Budget
    Since most people in this world are not drowning in a bunch of extra cash lying around, we have to learn how to save and budget our money.  The following five tips will help you enjoy the pleasures of life while saving some dough. Plan…
Rank this Week: 3915

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    Northern Kentucky Welcomes Oktoberfest to Mainstrasse Village

    Northern Kentucky Welcomes Oktoberfest to Mainstrasse Village
    Northern Kentucky welcomes back Oktoberfest to Mainstrasse Village this weekend, September 6-8. Covington, KY will host the 35th annual celebration of German history and heritage in the Midwest. The fun begins at 5pm on Friday! Local Music,…
  • Mar 19

    Northern KY Law Firm Welcomes Return of Cincinnati Baseball

    Northern KY Law Firm Welcomes Return of Cincinnati Baseball
    March is almost over and in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky that means only one thing: Reds baseball! The northern KY law firm of Fessler, Schneider and Grimme is happy and proud to welcome back our hometown Cincinnati Reds! Northern KY Law…
  • Jan 4

    DUI Attorney in Northern Kentucky

    DUI Attorney in Northern Kentucky
    NKY DUI Attorney It’s no secret that cops are on the lookout for drunk drivers. Now more than ever people are being arrested and jailed for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, there are varying levels and…
Rank this Week: 3695

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3674

Due Diligence

Due Diligence

Covers consumer bankruptcy. By Linda Rantz.

http://rantz.biz/duediligence
  • May 21

    Creditor Address for Springcastle America Funding Trust

    Creditor Address for Springcastle America Funding Trust
    I searched online, but had trouble finding an address for Springcastle America Funding Trust. This company had taken over an account originally owned by HSBC, HFC, or Beneficial entity. A client was able to provide a copy of a collection…
  • May 21

    Creditor Address for Springcastle America Funding Trust

    Creditor Address for Springcastle America Funding Trust
    I searched online, but had trouble finding an address for Springcastle America Funding Trust. This company had taken over an account originally owned by HSBC, HFC, or Beneficial entity. A client was able to provide a copy of a collection…
  • Feb 11

    Chatting about bankruptcy software on Yahoo! Group

    Chatting about bankruptcy software on Yahoo! Group
    A few days ago, I posted about the disappearance of an active Yahoo! Group for EZ-Filing users. No answer has emerged and one attorney I communicated with could only speculate about why the Group was deleted. Since I have archives of messages…
Rank this Week: 3901

Discussions

Discussions

Covers Los Angeles and Phoenix bankruptcy issues. By Hamid Jabbar.

http://www.jabbarlegal.com/discussions/
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Mediation

    Divorce Mediation
    Divorce MediationThe lawyers at Stuart & Jabbar, PLC have founded Arizona Mediation Partners to provide professional mediation services for those going through divorce or custody proceedings. Mediation is a process whereby the parties…
  • Mar 28

    Protecting Elderly and Vulnerable Family Member

    Protecting Elderly and Vulnerable Family Member
    Vulnerable Adult Exploitation and Arizona Law A sustained economic downturn, an ageing population, and a segment of society obsessed with material wealth at any cost, has produced the perfect storm for wrongdoers to prey upon people…
  • Apr 11

    Preventing Academic Plagiarism

    Preventing Academic Plagiarism
    Preventing Academic PlagiarismEducation is the Key When colleges and universities adopt strict liability standards that punish all forms of plagiarism equally they are usually trying to deter conduct. In theory, such systems sound good.…
Rank this Week: 4274

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Alabama, along with debt management and budgeting help. By Richard L. Collins.

http://www.alabamabankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy
    Many of the clients I meet with believe that if they file bankruptcy, they will lose all their stuff, i.e. cars, house, etc. About the same number of clients believe that if they file bankruptcy they can keep the stuff...
  • Feb 1

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?
    Yes. All collection attempts by creditors are to stop as soon as your bankruptcy is filed. When your bankruptcy is filed the "automatic stay" goes into place. This prohibits debt collectors from making any effort to collect any debt…
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy in Alabama

    Bankruptcy in Alabama
    Bankruptcy is Federal Law, so it should be the same in every state, right? Not quite. Unfortunately for individuals in Alabama the Bankruptcy Code allows individual states to opt out of the Federal Law in one key area; that is...
Rank this Week: 4838

McFarland Pyle & Stone Blog

McFarland Pyle & Stone Blog

Covers immigration law, bankruptcy, environmental and commercial law.

http://mpslawoffices.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Judge’s Decision Clears Way for Stockton’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Judge’s Decision Clears Way for Stockton’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    A ruling by Judge Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (ED California) has allowed the city of Stockton, California to proceed with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed last June.
  • Mar 4

    Bankruptcy in the News: Girls Gone Wild Files for Chapter 11

    Bankruptcy in the News: Girls Gone Wild Files for Chapter 11
    Girls Gone Wild, the adult entertainment franchise with the memorable late night infomercials, filed for Chapter 11 protection last Wednesday.
  • Feb 22

    MPS Expands Denver Office, Adds Andrea Vella, Esq

    MPS Expands Denver Office, Adds Andrea Vella, Esq
    The law firm of McFarland Pyle & Stone LLC welcomes Andrea Vella, Esq. to its Denver office! Andrea was born and raised in Colorado. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate degree, majoring in International Business.…
Rank this Week: 4834

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    I can’t believe that it has been a couple years since I posted my first Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition. The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2013. I continue to see Pro Se Debtors…
  • Jan 15

    2013 Schedule for the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Desk

    2013 Schedule for the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Desk
    As many of you know, I have volunteered for a number of years at the United States Bankruptcy Court – Central District – San Fernando Valley Division in Woodland Hills at the Bankruptcy “Self-Help Desk.” In 2010, I was…
  • Dec 26

    Don’t Wait For Your Wages to Actually Be Garnished Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Don’t Wait For Your Wages to Actually Be Garnished Before Filing Bankruptcy
    The path to filing bankruptcy often includes debtors who are being sued and having their wages garnished. Many debtors get served with a lawsuit to which they don’t respond. You shouldn’t do this by the way. If you don’t…
Rank this Week: 2628

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

Blog About Arizona Bankruptcy Law

Focuses on bankruptcy planning, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filing options, advice on wage garnishments and repossessions, bankruptcy law and advice for those that are experiencing extreme financial difficulty. By the Bornmann Law Group.

http://bankruptcy-az.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy

    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy
    The 3 Most Important Connections Between Divorce and Bankruptcy 1. Financial Obligations Filing for either bankruptcy or divorce involves complicated financial issues. When these two legal filings intersect, the issues can become even more…
  • Mar 4

    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy?

    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy?
    When Do I Surrender My House In Bankruptcy? Evan Bornmann Youtube Video Video Transcription Bankruptcy Client: “I want to surrender my home in my bankruptcy. When do I have to move out? Evan Bornmann, Attorney at The Bornmann Law Group:…
  • Mar 4

    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy?

    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy?
    Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy? Where Can I Find The Forms For Filing Bankruptcy? Youtube Video Video Transcription Bankruptcy Client: “What bankruptcy forms do I need and where can I find them? Ryan Willard, Paralegal…
Rank this Week: 3338

Northern Kentucky Bankruptcy…

Northern Kentucky Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy filings. By Gatlin & Voelker.

http://www.northern-ky-bankruptcy-attorneys.com
  • Dec 7

    Home Loan Modification

    Home Loan Modification
    I get calls daily from people who are seeking a home loan modification. Unfortunately, most lenders are not properly administering Federal and/or State programs for which they were given money by the government during the bank bailout. I…
  • May 31

    IF I FILE BANKRUPTCY WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY FIND OUT

    IF I FILE BANKRUPTCY WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY FIND OUT
    This is a common question, because obviously a decision to file bankruptcy is difficult.  Bankruptcies filings are public documents, but in order to access a person must have a pacer account, which would be uncommon for a non-lawyer.  Many…
  • May 31

    CAN I LOWER MY HOUSE PAYMENT IN BANKRUPTCY

    CAN I LOWER MY HOUSE PAYMENT IN BANKRUPTCY
    Sometimes.  In the event you have a second mortgage that exceeds the fair market value of your home, you may be able to strip off the lien in a Chapter 13.  For example, if you have a $100,000 home, with a $100,000 first mortgage and…
Rank this Week: 4421

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Will B. Geer.

http://atlbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?

    Individual Chapter 11 – How Much Will My Plan Payment Be?
    Chapter 11 is most often associated with business bankruptcies; however, it is also a necessity for a few high-income individuals who have debt limits that surpass the Chapter 13 statutory requirements. You see, if you have more than…
  • Oct 18

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy

    Replacing a Lost Social Security Card Prior to Bankruptcy
    Filing any type of bankruptcy will require you to attend a 341 meeting – often referred to as the meeting of creditors, though creditors rarely make an appearance.  If you filed a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee…
  • Oct 14

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?

    After Bankruptcy: What If I Get a Pay Raise?
    What Happens in a Chapter 7? Clients often ask me what happens if they get a big raise or a start a business that does really well after filing a  Chapter 7 in Atlanta. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is literally a snap-shot in time of your…
Rank this Week: 4975

The Art of Finding a Way Out

The Art of Finding a Way Out

Covers business bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. By Brad Sandler.

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

    Cool Bankruptcy image

    Cool Bankruptcy image
    Check out these bankruptcy images:
  • Nov 9

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse
    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesses Claudia, a hairdresser at the salon I frequent, impressed me as a woman who had her life together. She was also a caring mother of two children. Therefore I was shocked to learn that Claudia's…
  • Nov 7

    Cool Business image

    Cool Business image
    A few nice business images I found:
Rank this Week: 2893

SF Bay Area Real Estate and…

SF Bay Area Real Estate and Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers trends, news and legal developments in the California real estate, bankruptcy and business legal communities. By David C. Winton.

http://dcwintonlaw.com
  • Nov 19

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing

    What to do (and what NOT to do) leading up to a Bankruptcy Filing
    After years of representing clients in bankruptcy, I have assembled a short list of things to do and not do in the 90 (or so) days leading up to a bankruptcy filing.  This list is not exhaustive, nor are these set in stone.  Just some good…
  • Oct 19

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?

    What is a “statute of limitations” and how does it work?
    In my January, 2011 blogpost with the catchy title “California anti-deficiency rules redux: California’s new anti-deficiency component, CCP §580e, protects short sellers on first mortgages” and my March, 2010 post on tax issues in…
  • Sep 21

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?

    Dodd-Frank Certifications, HAMP, HAFA…Huh?
    I was recently introduced to a concept which is being loosely described as a “Dodd-Frank Certification,” by which homeowners can apparently get juniors liens (seconds, thirds, etc.) reduced or fully extinguished if they meet certain…
Rank this Week: 4732

Patton & Southgate Blog

Patton & Southgate Blog

Covers bankruptcy, criminal defense and injury law topics in Northern Kentucky.

http://www.pattonsouthgatelaw.com/topics/
  • Sep 28

    The ABCs of Bankruptcy: A is for Annuitie

    The ABCs of Bankruptcy: A is for Annuitie
    As a bankruptcy debtor's attorney, one of the least welcome surprises is a non-exempt asset. Recently, I had a client come to me to file a bankruptcy with, among other assets, a "retirement annuity".
  • Sep 28

    What is a hung jury and what exactly does it mean?

    What is a hung jury and what exactly does it mean?
    A hung jury is when all twelve members of the jury panel cannot agree on the verdict, as they must under the rules of our judicial system. What it really means is much more difficult to explain
  • Sep 20

    What does full coverage really mean?

    What does full coverage really mean?
    Auto insurance is not a commodity. Buy the cheapest gas, the cheapest couch you can find. Sit down with your insurance agent and get as good a policy as you can reasonably afford.
Rank this Week: 2685

St. Charles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

St. Charles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and consumer credit issues. By Markwell Law LLC.

http://www.markwelllaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4802

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

http://www.actionadvocacy.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Why Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Having spent many years as a bankruptcy lawyer in CT, I’ve found that a lot of my clients who have come into my office have at one point or another felt a sensation of being overwhelmed by their debts and cannot believe that they’ll…
  • Aug 15

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy

    How To Stop Creditor Phone Calls Before You File For Bankruptcy
    After working with clients as a bankruptcy lawyer in Connecticut for over 30 years now, I have heard a good number of horror stories from clients being harassed by their creditors. It’s a little known fact by most people that you can put a…
  • Jul 1

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney

    Why Use an Experienced Connecticut Bankruptcy Attorney
    Once you have decided to file for Bankruptcy, you will understand that it is no easy process. Even after reading a lot about it, you could be unsure of which type of Bankruptcy you should file. Sometimes it’s hard to decide whether you…
Rank this Week: 3014

Joliet Bankruptcy Blog

Joliet Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy news. By the Law Offices of Stuart B. Handelman, P.C.

http://www.jolietbankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Sep 7

    Congress is working to extend low student rate

    Congress is working to extend low student rate
    A report by CNNMoney indicates that right before the July 2012 deadline, Congress voted to extend the student rate of 3.4% for another 12 months. By doing this, Congress avoided a spike in interest rates on these types of student loans. …
  • Sep 7

    Congress is working to extend low student rate

    Congress is working to extend low student rate
    A report by CNNMoney indicates that right before the July 2012 deadline, Congress voted to extend the student rate of 3.4% for another 12 months. By doing this, Congress avoided a spike in interest rates on these types of student loans.…
  • Sep 3

    Low paying jobs being added during job growth. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help.

    Low paying jobs being added during job growth. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/majority-jobs-pay-low-wages-140207221.html
Rank this Week: 2757

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Published by Law Offices of D. Lev, PC

http://www.bostonbankruptcyattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy

    Some Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
    With a slow economic recovery and persistently high unemployment rates, bankruptcy may be a good option for some people. Since each person's situation is unique, perhaps the one universally true statement about personal bankruptcy is that it…
  • Jun 1

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge

    "Octomom" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Dismissed by Judge
    Nadya Suleman, known in the media as the "Octomom," recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, claiming up to $1 million in debt owed to twenty-one creditors.
  • Nov 21

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie

    Boston Economy Leads to Job and Bankruptcy Worrie
    The loss of a job is always devastating, throwing one's life into disarray and uncertainty. It can also be a major factor in the decision to seek personal bankruptcy. As the economy continues to sputter along for many people, these concerns…
Rank this Week: 4049

Tax Nightmares

Tax Nightmares

Covers common events in tax and bankruptcy practice.

http://taxnightmares.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES
    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS SALES TAX & FRANCHISE TAXES The Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced an AMNESTY for sales tax. The amnesty is of limited duration. It will not help with audits or tax debt. It will help non-filers and…
  • Aug 19

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon
    There is a serious risk when you file bankruptcy to stop tax levies. The bankruptcy filing may not discharge the tax debt in a Chapter 7 case. The filing may require payment in full of the priority tax claim (taxes typically less than three…
  • Aug 16

    LET MY CLIENT GO

    LET MY CLIENT GO
    I received a call from one of my long time clients today. I have been representing this business for close to a year with sales tax and IRS payroll tax problems. The conversation was very emotional. He said, "The comptroller just shut down my…
Rank this Week: 3879

Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure. By Orfelia M. Mayor, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Don't Let Creditors Take Advantage of YOU!

    Don't Let Creditors Take Advantage of YOU!
    Creditors love it when people file bankruptcy without an attorney. I was in court the other day and the Judge was holding hearings on "reaffirmation agreements." Reaffirmation agreements are post-filing agreements where you basically incur…
  • May 24

    Yes You Can Buy A Home Quicker With A Bankruptcy!

    Yes You Can Buy A Home Quicker With A Bankruptcy!
    FHA home loans were designed to help Americans fulfill their dream of home ownership and are therefore the easiest type of real estate mortgage loan to qualify for. They require a minimum down payment (3%) and is the most flexible type of…
  • Nov 22

    What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan?

    What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan?
    Your Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan is what tells the court and your creditors how you intend to repay your debts. The plan must be confirmed (approved) by the judge.
Rank this Week: 3979

Bankruptcy Beach

Bankruptcy Beach

Covers bankruptcy from a creditor's point of view, focusing on developments in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Dean T. Kirby, Jr.

http://www.bankruptcybeach.com/
  • Feb 23

    Can't We All Just Even Give Up?

    Can't We All Just Even Give Up?
    Bankruptcy Judge Wallace of the Central District of California (Riverside Division), recently entered a Memorandum Decision which declined to approve the settlement of a dischargeability action filed by a finance company against a pro se…
  • Feb 12

    The Salazar Saga Continue

    The Salazar Saga Continue
     
  • Feb 12

    Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?

    Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?
    A recent unpublished decision by Bankuptcy Judge Mann of the Southern District of California is a good quick resource for briefing dischargeability actions in her courtroom.  In Whited v. Galindo, 2012 WL 345942 (Feb. 1, 2012), S.D. Cal.…
Rank this Week: 4501

Phillips Law Blog

Phillips Law Blog

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

http://cphillipslaw.com/bankruptcy-information-assistance/
  • Jan 6

    Average Foreclosure Time Taking Longer and Longer

    Average Foreclosure Time Taking Longer and Longer
    Homeowners facing foreclosure have been honing tactics to delay the inevitable. Some of the tactics include challenging the bank’s actions, waiting to file paperwork right up until the deadline, requesting the lender dig up original…
  • Nov 29

    American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection
    The nation’s third largest carrier, American Airlines, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 on November 29. Until the filing, American was the last major carrier to avoid bankruptcy and this move was seen by many as expected and…
  • Nov 16

    Pro Se Filing

    Pro Se Filing
    Over the last five years, the growth of pro se bankruptcy filings has outpaced the rate of growth of overall bankruptcy filings, increasing most rapidly in the western part of the United States, according to an Administrative Office analysis.…
Rank this Week: 4508

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney

Covers personal bankruptcy.

http://www.labankruptcyattorney.net
  • Oct 13

    Tax Savings with real estate

    Tax Savings with real estate
    Under our existing tax code, we are able to deduct the interest and property tax that we pay in any given year from our gross income. This is basically the federal government subsidizing the purchase of our homes, according to Jeff Lowe,…
  • Jan 11

    Justice Kagan

    Justice Kagan
    Supreme Court Justice Kagan delivered her first opinion ruling for a credit card company in a bankruptcy dispute. The court ruled 8-1, against a debtor who wanted to shield some income from his creditor by claiming a $471 monthly allowance…
  • Jan 8

    Wamu Bankruptcy Plan Rejected

    Wamu Bankruptcy Plan Rejected
    A Delaware bankruptcy judge has rejected Washington Mutual’s reorganization plan because it gave too much protection to the former executive of the bank. The judge further stated that the way the reorganization plan calls for doling out up…
Rank this Week: 4843

Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Arizona Chapter 13 Lawyer Blog

Covers Bankruptcy. Published By Joseph C. McDaniel, P.C.

http://www.arizonachapter13lawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

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    YES. We are still open for business.
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  • Oct 12

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel

    Eulogy for Joseph McDaniel
    Joseph C. McDaniel, Esq. 1950-2011 It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write this on behalf of Joseph's staff and myself. As many of you may already know, and for those of you who may not have read or heard, Joseph C. McDaniel passed…
  • Sep 24

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!

    Top Ten Bankruptcy Articles This Week!
    I have another bankruptcy blog, Bankruptcy Crossroads. And that blog has been getting a lot of attention lately! Here are the top ten bankruptcy blogposts this week in Bankruptcy Crossroads; enjoy!
Rank this Week: 3886

rkenneylaw

rkenneylaw

Covers Arizona bankruptcy and foreclosure law.. By Raymond A. Kenney.

http://blog.rkenneylaw.com
  • Sep 15

    How to obtain a Chapter 7 Discharge? Be Honest with the Trustee!

    How to obtain a Chapter 7 Discharge? Be Honest with the Trustee!
    When clients hire the Law Office of Raymond A. Kenney, PLLC to assist them in the preparation of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case their preeminent goal is to obtain a discharge of their debts as quickly as possible. This is an objective which can…
  • Mar 28

    Careful steps to take when establishing a Trust.

    Careful steps to take when establishing a Trust.
    If after careful consideration you have determined that a Trust will help you properly effectuate your estate planning goals the following are some of the steps you will need to take in order to establish your Trust. Consultation with our…
  • Mar 21

    IS A TRUST RIGHT FOR ME?

    IS A TRUST RIGHT FOR ME?
    As an Estate Planning Attorney one of the questions that I am most frequently asked is:  Is a trust right for me? My answer invariably is: That depends on your personal situation. After our initial consultation you may decide that you have…
Rank this Week: 4678

Alvin Foreman Blog

Alvin Foreman Blog

Covers personal bankruptcy.

http://alvinforeman.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy
    Here’s a hilarious video clip from The Office (one of my favorite television comedies), demonstrating the wrong way to declare bankruptcy: Related Posts: Bankruptcy Basics Videos Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy Do I…
  • Aug 24

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy
    Here’s a valuable tip that I offer to my clients during our bankruptcy consultations: Close your checking and savings accounts if you also have outstanding loans at the same bank. Now, you may be thinking, “But I love my bank!  I’ve…
  • Jul 28

    Bankruptcy Basics Video

    Bankruptcy Basics Video
    I love documentaries.  It’s easier (and more entertaining) for me to learn something new by watching a video than by reading a book. So if you’re a visual learner like me and you’re interested in learning more about bankruptcy, check…
Rank this Week: 3942