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713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

Covers the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. By Victoria Ring.

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 14

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money
    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money From TV ads to word-of-mouth, there are numerous ways to market your law firm to prospective clients. A firm may spend thousands of dollars per year on different marketing channels, all while…
  • Oct 7

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy
    Head over to 713training.com to read our latest article.  You will learn tips and tricks to help you  when you prepare bankruptcy petitions. The post Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy appeared first on…
  • Jun 29

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
Rank this Week: 240

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

A & L, Licker Law Firm Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.lickerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Student Loan Lawsuit

    Student Loan Lawsuit
    We meet people almost every day that have large student loan payments.  Unfortunately, as we have discussed in the past, most student loans are not dischargeable.  While the payments can be made through a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy,…
  • Feb 22

    Bankruptcy and Continuing Medical Care

    Bankruptcy and Continuing Medical Care
    When considering filing for bankruptcy there are a number of factors to evaluate. Many of our clients are facing serious financial and emotional losses, perhaps even including foreclosure of a home or repossession of a vehicle. We can help…
  • Feb 12

    Why Can the Trustee Require me to Turn over my Income Tax Refund?

    Why Can the Trustee Require me to Turn over my Income Tax Refund?
    Often we receive inquiries as to why the trustee in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case is requesting a debtor's income tax refund.  The client will call and state that they received word that their trustee filed a notice stating he is taking an…
Rank this Week: 3513

ABI's BAPCPA Blog

ABI's BAPCPA Blog

Covers the implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) as its provisions are interpreted and applied by the courts. By Kyzyak Tropin & Throckmorton.

http://bapcpa.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Appeal of "Debt Relief Agency" Decision Dismissed for Lack of Standing

    Appeal of "Debt Relief Agency" Decision Dismissed for Lack of Standing
    Within hours after the main provisions of BAPCPA became effective on October 17, 2005, a Bankruptcy Court in Georgia issued a sua sponte order entitled "In re Attorneys at Law and Debt Relief Agencies" which determined that attorneys are not…
  • Oct 12

    Catching Up on BAPCPA Decision

    Catching Up on BAPCPA Decision
    A slow recovery from summer vacation has caused BAPCPA Blog to fall behind on our mission in keeping track of decisions interpreting the BAPCPA amendments. In the interest of getting current, we will be starting a new program: on a weekly…
  • Aug 18

    Another Partial Blow to Constitutionality of BAPCPA "Debt Relief Agency" Rule

    Another Partial Blow to Constitutionality of BAPCPA "Debt Relief Agency" Rule
    Another court has joined the fray in addressing the constitutionality of the BAPCPA provisions regulating "debt relief agencies." In Olsen v. Gonzales, Case No. 05-6365-HO (D. Or. 8/11/06), an Oregon District Court has held unconstitutional…
Rank this Week: 2630

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Action Advocacy Law Firm Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Connecticut.

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

    Bankruptcy of Ford, Heinz and Hershey

    Bankruptcy of Ford, Heinz and Hershey
    Today we’re going to look at 3 giants of the American economy who declared bankruptcy. One giant started his life as a watch-maker. This watch-maker pioneered a revolution in transportation and indeed his contribution is still with us…
  • Oct 11

    Rembrandt, Morris and Jay Cooke

    Rembrandt, Morris and Jay Cooke
    Today we’re going to take a look at 3 celebrity bankruptcies who were very successful during their time but had to rebound from catastrophes or reversals of fortune; to go on and again achieve great success. It goes to show you that…
  • Oct 10

    Bankruptcy of John Connally

    Bankruptcy of John Connally
    Today our featured celebrity that declared bankruptcy is John Connolly. John Connally is certainly an Irish name. We might think of John Connolly the Irish author, who wrote about a former police office who became a detective hunting for the…
Rank this Week: 3191

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/
  • Feb 15

    5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

    5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do
    Below I am linking an article by Amy Fontinelle with a good summary of what debt collectors are not supposed to be doing. If you are having these issues with a debt collector, you may have a Fair Debt Collection...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3990

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: 3373

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

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

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida

    How to Petition for a Stepparent Adoption in Florida
    Most depictions of stepparents in the media present callous individuals who detest any children from the first marriage. This image of the cruel stepparent diminishes the many caring and healthy relationships shared between stepchildren and…
  • Aug 1

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce

    Child Custody Concerns for Military Personnel Post-Divorce
    Having and raising a family while being an active member of the military is no easy task. Being away from one’s children and spouse during the long periods of deployment is hard because this parent misses out on a lot of childhood…
  • Jul 27

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

    Filing for Divorce as a Stay-at-Home Spouse
    When someone starts contemplating divorce, a number of considerations must be factored into the final decision. For spouses who chose to pause their career in favor of raising children, the financial implications of divorce cannot be…
Rank this Week: 3325

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers debt negotiation and Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy in Arizona. By Campbell & Coombs, P.C.

http://www.arizonabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!
    The attorneys in our firm have over 100 combined years of practicing law in the arena of bankruptcy. We’ve heard different stories from prospective clients and we have met with some disturbing proposals. These disturbing proposals…
  • Jul 14

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!
    The attorneys in our firm have over 100 combined years of practicing law in the arena of bankruptcy. We’ve heard different stories from prospective clients and we have met with some disturbing proposals. These disturbing proposals…
  • Jul 14

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!

    The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth!
    The attorneys in our firm have over 100 combined years of practicing law in the arena of bankruptcy. We’ve heard different stories from prospective clients and we have met with some disturbing proposals. These disturbing proposals…
Rank this Week: 3755

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action
    When a lender forecloses on a mortgage and sells the property, it sometimes happens that the sale price does not cover the entire mortgaged amount. For example, you owe the bank $250,000 but the home only sells for $200,000 at auction. The…
  • Jun 15

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest
    Millions of Americans rely on their driver’s license to legally drive to and from work, school, the grocery store, and other destinations. Losing it after a DUI arrest can be inconvenient at best, and life-changing at the worst. The DUI…
  • Jun 10

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For

    6 Illegal Bill Collection Tactics to Watch For
    The phone is ringing again, but you don’t pick up because you’re pretty sure who it is: that collection agency that’s been chasing you for overdue credit card or loan payments. You offered to do a payment arrangement, but…
Rank this Week: 3415

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: 3036

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Oct 9

    Why You Must Pay Your Mortgage Directly After Filing Chapter 13

    Why You Must Pay Your Mortgage Directly After Filing Chapter 13
    If you are behind on your mortgage, you can use Chapter 13 to stop a pending foreclosure and repay missed payments over the 5 year term of your Chapter 13 plan. However, filing your Chapter 13 case is only the first step in saving your home.…
  • Aug 3

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mortgage Lenders Over Homeowners in Important Decision
    A 2017 ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court most likely represents a significant weakening to a consumer protection provision contained in Georgia’s home foreclosure law. Georgia law allows what is known as a non-judicial foreclosure.…
  • Jul 24

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens After Your Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    When your Chapter 13 plan is confirmed, it means that the bankruptcy judge assigned to your case has formally approved your plan of reorganization and all creditors are bound to the terms of your plan. In the Northern District of Georgia, a…
Rank this Week: 774

Avoidance Action Update Blog

Avoidance Action Update Blog

By A Bayard, P.A. Covers preference actions, fraudulent transfers and everything else under the bankruptcy code's avoidance statutes.

http://avoidanceactionupdate.bayardlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1280

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice…

Ayo and Iken PLC General Practice Blog

Covers Florida law topics.

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

    New Child Time-Sharing Legislation

    New Child Time-Sharing Legislation
    Child time-sharing in Florida could be a hot topic for attorneys and their clients in the coming months as one new law concerning the issue has already taken effect and another kicks off Jan. 1. Florida House Bill 329 became law in July and…
  • Aug 4

    14 Mistakes Men Make in Divorce

    14 Mistakes Men Make in Divorce
    When a person is in the middle of an emotional time, it can be difficult to make good, long-term decisions. A divorce is the very definition of an emotional time, and plenty of divorced people have lived to regret decisions made in the heat…
  • Aug 2

    Ayo and Iken Recap

    Ayo and Iken Recap
    It has been another impactful first half of the year for the Ayo & Iken law firm as our attorneys continue to fight for their clients facing difficult times, dealing with everything from freeing a client unfairly jailed to keeping a…
Rank this Week: 1554

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Oct 3

    Payless Shoesource Emerges from Bankruptcy

    Payless Shoesource Emerges from Bankruptcy
    Payless Shoesource, the American discount footwear retailer headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection next week, offering the company a new lease on business. Payless was able to use Chapter 11…
  • Sep 27

    Pass the Chapter 7 Means Test

    Pass the Chapter 7 Means Test
    In order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you need to be able to pass the bankruptcy “means test” which takes into account your expenses and income. If your income is too high according to state and/or federal bankruptcy code,…
  • Sep 25

    Government Fines in Bankruptcy

    Government Fines in Bankruptcy
    Many people ask if they can discharge government fines in bankruptcy. Things like federal, state, and municipal fines can be eliminated in some instances. In nearly every case that a government entity imposes a fine as a punishment for thing…
Rank this Week: 1234

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and…

Bankruptcy - the good, bad and ugly

Advice, comments and discussions about consumer bankruptcy. Some of the discussions are for laymen and others for lawyers.

http://www.dianedrain.com
  • Oct 15

    FDAA Cheated Consumers, Sued for Fraud & Misleading Client

    FDAA Cheated Consumers, Sued for Fraud & Misleading Client
    The post FDAA Cheated Consumers, Sued for Fraud & Misleading Clients appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Oct 9

    STOP PAYDAY LOAN DEBT TRAPS – CFPB NEW RULE

    STOP PAYDAY LOAN DEBT TRAPS – CFPB NEW RULE
    The post STOP PAYDAY LOAN DEBT TRAPS – CFPB NEW RULE appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
  • Sep 26

    Anti-Puppy Mill Law Upheld

    Anti-Puppy Mill Law Upheld
    The post Anti-Puppy Mill Law Upheld appeared first on Diane L. Drain - Phoenix Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Attorney.
Rank this Week: 2490

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Oct 13

    Can I Travel Or Move If I Filed Bankruptcy In Ontario?

    Can I Travel Or Move If I Filed Bankruptcy In Ontario?
    Bankruptcy. It’s a scary word. I don’t think I have ever met anyone who likes the word ‘bankruptcy’. A lot of that fear and dislike comes from a lack of understanding of what bankruptcy is and how it works. My offices…
  • Sep 8

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record & Who Can See It?
    While personal bankruptcy information is publicly recorded, it’s not broadcasted like corporate bankruptcies.  There are several places where bankruptcy information can be found. 1. In your Licensed Insolvency Trustee’s…
  • Aug 11

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…

    I Want to Declare Bankruptcy But…
    I have been meeting with people for many years – reviewing their situation, discussing the issues that have caused them to fall into a debt crisis, and looking at the options that will best suit their situation. Sometimes people come in…
Rank this Week: 2115

Bankruptcy and Elder Law in…

Bankruptcy and Elder Law in Florida

Discussions on smart financial decisions. By K. Hunter Goff.

http://khgpa.com/news-views/
  • Jan 25

    How Do I Make a Living Will in Orlando?

    How Do I Make a Living Will in Orlando?
    A critical part of Florida estate planning is making arrangements for your health care in the event you become ill or otherwise incapacitated. In addition to naming a guardian to make healthcare decisions for you, it is also prudent to have a…
  • Jan 25

    Choosing and Appointing a Guardian in Florida

    Choosing and Appointing a Guardian in Florida
    One of the most challenging problems in Florida elder law is dealing with a relative who is no longer capable of making basic financial or personal care decisions for themselves. Florida provides a legal remedy for such cases–the…
  • Jan 16

    The Impact of Social Media on Your Bankruptcy Case

    The Impact of Social Media on Your Bankruptcy Case
    The most important thing to remember if you plan to file for bankruptcy is don’t hide any assets. Even an honest mistake can delay or compromise your bankruptcy case. An experienced Orlando bankruptcy lawyer can help make sure you make…
Rank this Week: 1666

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog

Offers up-to-date information on bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.bankruptcylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2629

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.kirbymac.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Creating a Blanket Lien – A New Case Shows the Importance of Syntax

    Creating a Blanket Lien – A New Case Shows the Importance of Syntax
    How should collateral be described in a “blanket” security agreement? The goal is to include all of the debtor’s personal property. But using the term “all assets” or a similar phrase in a collateral description…
  • Dec 30

    HEY HO! TRUSTEES MAY NOT BE “DEBT COLLECTORS” UNDER THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

    HEY HO! TRUSTEES MAY NOT BE “DEBT COLLECTORS” UNDER THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a split decision subject to a dissent, has held that the trustee under a California deed of trust does not, by performing the statutory foreclosure requirements, become a “debt collector”…
  • Jan 28

    Alternative A v. Alternative B – Can the Imperfect Attain Perfection?

    Alternative A v. Alternative B – Can the Imperfect Attain Perfection?
    California’s current legislative session has just gotten under way, and coming soon will be a bill to amend Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs security interests in personal property.  This package of…
Rank this Week: 1622

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Bankruptcy Blawg of Ilyse Klavir

Shares insights about bankruptcy law and practice.

http://www.klavirlaw.com/blog/
  • May 3

    Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition 2017

    Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition 2017
    The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2017. Filing for bankruptcy can be stressful and completing your own bankruptcy petition can seem challenging at first, but with the help of this sample…
  • Dec 8

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2016 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    How to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy starts with your bankruptcy petition. This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2016. It will help you Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy…
  • May 24

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

    2015 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form
    This Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2015. Please see it below for your view and use: Please do not copy the contents of the above Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition verbatim. It should be…
Rank this Week: 4314

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 6

    What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?

    What is the Bankruptcy Means Test?
    In 2005, lawmakers passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) and made several significant changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws. BAPCPA affected both consumer and business bankruptcies by creating a new…
  • Sep 21

    Where Does Bankruptcy Money Come From?

    Where Does Bankruptcy Money Come From?
    Bankruptcy is a debt relief process that enables consumers with insurmountable debt loads and financial struggles to gain control of their economic health. Achieving this goal and obtaining a brighter financial future will depend on the…
  • Sep 14

    Who Can View My Bankruptcy Record?

    Who Can View My Bankruptcy Record?
    Bankruptcy is a significant legal endeavor that can provide substantial benefits to individuals and families struggling financially. Thanks to the automatic stay and discharge of debts provided by consumer bankruptcy – including…
Rank this Week: 3246

Bankruptcy Case Law

Bankruptcy Case Law

Features bankruptcy opinions from around the country. By Rachel Lynn Foley.

http://bankruptcycaselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466

    In re Booker, Case No. 08-42466
    Court grants motion to dismiss pursuant to § 707(b)(3) based on totality of the circumstances of Debtors’ financial situation and bad faith. Court discusses standards applicable and the factors to consider under each of the two…
  • Mar 2

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466

    In re Duvall, Case No. 08-20466
    Court found that the state court judgment, which was a default judgment rendered as a sanction for debtor’s failure to comply with discovery orders, was a judgment on the merits and, therefore, the doctrine of collateral estoppel was…
  • Feb 21

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100

    CO General Insurance Company, et al. v. Ajene Edo No. 06-100
    Two questions are presented:1. Whether the Ninth Circuit's construction of "willfully" under section 1681n of FCRA impermissibly permits a finding of willfulness to be based upon nothing more than negligence, gross negligence, or a completely…
Rank this Week: 3966

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Bankruptcy Fraud Resource Center

Covers news, commentary and analysis on bankruptcy fraud. By Wayne D. Holly.

http://bankruptcyfraud.typepad.com/bankruptcy_fraud_resource/
  • Mar 16

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea

    Illinois farmer's wife sentenced to probation following guilty plea
    Updating a story we reported here, Margaret Diekemper was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in the Southern District of Illinois following a plea agreement reached with the…
  • Jan 18

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge

    IRS bankruptcy fraud investigation leads to structuring charge
    According to this Wisconsin State Journal article, Ismail Beciri was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with four counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements after a federal agents searched…
  • Jan 4

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment

    Judicial Conference certifies to House bankruptcy fraud basis for judge's impeachment
    In a previous post (here) we commented that the Judicial Conference of the United States had certified to the House of Representatives that impeachment proceedings may be warranted against U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteus (E.D.
Rank this Week: 1206

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/
  • May 26

    Could I go to Jail?

    Could I go to Jail?
    My client’s shaking, horrified. She lied on her tax return and worries the IRS will find out when they open the audit.  She thinks she’ll end up in handcuffs if she even talks to the IRS.  She won’t.  …
  • May 17

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client
    The IRS is woefully understaffed: in IRS offices across the country staffing is down 7 to 41% and not one office has seen an increase. Complicated correspondence is not answered timely, or sometimes at all. I have a large collection of…
  • May 14

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock
    Most people don’t know that the IRS stops trying to collect on tax debt after 10 years. This 10-year clock can be valuable to people who owe back taxes from several years ago. The statute of limitation on collecting tax owed is at 26…
Rank this Week: 2197

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

By the Bankruptcy Group.

http://thebklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    How Does Chapter 11 Affect Shareholders in California?

    How Does Chapter 11 Affect Shareholders in California?
    Chapter 11 is a form of bankruptcy that, though occasionally used by individuals, is more commonly filed by corporations, partnerships, or limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. The major benefit of Chapter 11 over Chapter 7, which…
  • Aug 15

    The 5 Most Common Reasons People File Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA

    The 5 Most Common Reasons People File Bankruptcy in Sacramento, CA
    Millions of people file for bankruptcy each year in the United States. California is no exception, with nearly 72,000 cases filed statewide in 2016 alone. Over 14,000 of those cases were filed in Sacramento, peaking during March when more…
  • Aug 11

    3 of the Most Common Reasons Companies File Chapter 11 in California

    3 of the Most Common Reasons Companies File Chapter 11 in California
    There are several types of bankruptcy in California, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and, as this article will focus on, Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While individuals can file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in rare circumstances,…
Rank this Week: 1410

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Oct 15

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment
    An increasing number of our senior citizens are faced with the same problems faced by many of our young adults: student loans. A recent PBS story, “More older Americans than ever are struggling with student debt,” highlights…
  • Sep 6

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?
    If you are facing a foreclosure, vehicle repossession, wage garnishment or other financial crisis, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a great tool to stop the chaos.  As the type of bankruptcy that includes a repayment plan, Chapter 13 can…
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
Rank this Week: 2687

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Oct 15

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment
    An increasing number of our senior citizens are faced with the same problems faced by many of our young adults: student loans. A recent PBS story, “More older Americans than ever are struggling with student debt,” highlights…
  • Sep 6

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?
    If you are facing a foreclosure, vehicle repossession, wage garnishment or other financial crisis, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a great tool to stop the chaos.  As the type of bankruptcy that includes a repayment plan, Chapter 13 can…
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
Rank this Week: 17

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2611

Bankruptcy Mastery

Bankruptcy Mastery

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

http://www.bankruptcymastery.com
  • Oct 18

    Jump Start Your Bankruptcy Research

    Jump Start Your Bankruptcy Research
    The next best thing to being a fly on the wall in the judge’s chambers is having a copy of her cheat-sheet. Or maybe it’s better described as the overview and the starting point for the next bankruptcy decision. So, don’t…
  • Oct 9

    Brace Yourself

    Brace Yourself
    The 9th BAP’s Brace decision blew over everything we thought we knew about community property, joint tenancy titles, and the characterization of marital property. The storm warning is up.   Until the 9th Circuit rules on the…
  • Oct 5

    All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go

    All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go
    Rule 3002.1 is, in my opinion, the best thing that’s happened in bankruptcy in years. Whether you chalk mortgage servicing problems up to ineptitude or venality, it is indisputable that a mortgage servicer can’t audit a loan file…
Rank this Week: 464

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Oct 21

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 21, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 21, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Oct 20

    News Headlines for Oct 20, 2017

    News Headlines for Oct 20, 2017
    WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust
  • Oct 20

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 20, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 20, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
Rank this Week: 49

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Oct 20

    Median income levels for the bankruptcy means test

    Median income levels for the bankruptcy means test
    Median income levels are used by the bankruptcy court to determine whether a debtor qualifies for a Chapter 7 case, and also to determine if a Chapter 13 debtor must file a three year plan or a five year plan. As of 2017, the median income…
  • Jul 6

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier — and less accurate

    New rules on credit reports may leave them looking skimpier — and less accurate
    Starting July 1, 2017, important rules for credit reporting agencies have changed, and the changes may have a big impact on both the curious consumer who just wants to check his score, and the debtor seriously thinking about filing for…
  • May 24

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court

    Midland Funding survives bankruptcy scare in Supreme Court
    Midland Funding, the giant California-based debt buyer, narrowly escaped judgment in the United States Supreme Court in May 2017, when the nation’s highest justices ruled 5-3 that they couldn’t be sued by a bankrupt debtor for…
Rank this Week: 4288

Bankruptcy Truth Blog

Bankruptcy Truth Blog

By Walker & Walker Law Offices PLLC.

http://bankruptcytruth.com/blog
  • Oct 19

    Toys R Us Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Toys R Us Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Following on from the news that Toys R Us filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy  in September, we thought we’d explain more about why a company would file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, and how it compares a person filing for Chapter 7…
  • Oct 10

    Time of Day Money Saving Tip

    Time of Day Money Saving Tip
    Thinking about the time of day you do things can help you save money too. Here’s what we think you should think about. 1. Get up on time Probably the most unpopular suggestion, but getting up on time can actually save you money. Sounds…
  • Sep 26

    Your rights as a Minnesotan in the Equifax data breach

    Your rights as a Minnesotan in the Equifax data breach
    WHAT HAPPENED? You have probably heard that Equifax, one of the 3 big nationwide credit reporting companies, recently had a huge data breach. Some 143 million Americans have had their information compromised. Considering that there were 323.1…
Rank this Week: 1808

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

BankruptcyHQ.com Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt collection.

http://www.bankruptcyhq.com/blog
  • Jul 4

    What is Chapter 7

    What is Chapter 7
    Bankruptcy Definition Bankruptcy refers to a legal procedure established under the federal law and enshrined in the United States constitution. It allows people who cannot pay their debts to ignore their legal obligations to repay their…
  • Jul 1

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Rule

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Rule
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Definition Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a type of bankruptcy that allows individuals to draft a repayment plan to pay off all or part of their debts to their creditors. It gives individuals a chance to reorganize their…
  • Jul 1

    Who Can File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Who Can File for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy under the United States Bankruptcy code is also known as a wage earner’s plan. It enables individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts. In this chapter of the bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 835

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/
Rank this Week: 3423

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 27

    Financial Resolutions for 2017

    Financial Resolutions for 2017
    Financial Resolutions for 2017 We are well into 2017, over halfway through the first quarter. How are you doing on those resolutions, Arizona? Many of us are forced to admit that we aren’t doing so well, but it isn’t too late.…
  • Mar 27

    Financial Resolutions for 2017

    Financial Resolutions for 2017
    Financial Resolutions for 2017 We are well into 2017, over halfway through the first quarter. How are you doing on those resolutions, Arizona? Many of us are forced to admit that we aren’t doing so well, but it isn’t too…
  • Sep 27

    Can Filing my Tax Returns Late Affect My Bankruptcy?

    Can Filing my Tax Returns Late Affect My Bankruptcy?
    Can Filing my Tax Returns Late Affect My Bankruptcy? Filing for bankruptcy in Glendale is not an easy thing to decide. But getting your finances back in order is the best way to getting your life back on track. There are many factors that…
Rank this Week: 3012

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity
    How far can an attorney go in seeking relief for his or her client?  Can he draft and file misleading pleadings and argue the wrong law before the Bankruptcy (or any) Court?  Twice? The Bankruptcy Court Rules Against A Deceptive…
  • Jul 10

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity

    Bankruptcy and Attorney Integrity
    How far can an attorney go in seeking relief for his or her client?  Can he draft and file misleading pleadings and argue the wrong law before the Bankruptcy (or any) Court?  Twice? The Bankruptcy Court Rules Against A Deceptive…
  • Jan 17

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?

    Are Insurance Companies Looking Out for Consumers?
    Many consumers who have settled insurance claims are perplexed when they hear of other claimants receiving more in settlements for property damage or pain and suffering for their injuries that they did for very similar claims. While not every…
Rank this Week: 4643

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 21

    Avoid Having to Sell Home to Prevent Foreclosure

    Avoid Having to Sell Home to Prevent Foreclosure
    Your home is likely your biggest asset, and your mortgage your biggest debt. Whatever you do with that asset and that debt has a big effect on your present and future financial life. If you are having financial trouble paying the mortgage it…
  • Aug 29

    Filing Bankruptcy and My Security Clearance

    Filing Bankruptcy and My Security Clearance
    WILL FILING BANKRUPTCY CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH MY SECURITY CLEARANCE? The short answer is that the filing of a bankruptcy caseitself will not affect your security clearance. However, the reasons that a person might file a bankruptcy case could…
  • Jul 6

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy

    Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy
    As a bankruptcy lawyer I want to help my clients resolve their financial situation and eliminate their debts. One of the largest frustrations I encounter is when a client can't use the bankruptcy laws nearly as well because of actions he or…
Rank this Week: 3037

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Recent developments and analysis in commercial and consumer bankruptcy and insolvency issues. By MacDonald | Fernandez LLP.

http://calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1905

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2728

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 3902

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3124

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: 1995

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Charleston Bankruptcy Blog

Covers consumer bankruptcy law and information. By Russell DeMott.

http://www.scbankruptcyattorney.com/blog
  • Oct 30

    How to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

    How to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy
    After you get your bankruptcy discharge—the order stating that you no longer owe your debts—there are some simple things you can do to improve your credit score. For most people, the purpose of filing bankruptcy is to improve…
  • Oct 6

    Surrendering Property in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan

    Surrendering Property in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan
    If you have secured debt and you’re filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan, it’s important to understand what it means to “surrender” property. Treatment of Secured Creditors in Chapter 13 A secured claim is a claim in…
  • Jun 1

    We’re Moving!

    We’re Moving!
    We’ve been at our current location for five years now, but effective June 13, we’ll be relocating to 103 Grandview Drive, Suite B, in Summerville. We’ve shared space with the Steinberg Law Firm since 2008 and will continue…
Rank this Week: 4304

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Arbitration and Bankruptcy

    Arbitration and Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Are my 401k and IRA protected in bankruptcy?” Normally, arbitration comes up in the context of personal injury cases. A good example is one of the most common instances of…
  • Jul 10

    Court Case Demonstrates How Bankruptcy Can Be Used To Evade Creditor

    Court Case Demonstrates How Bankruptcy Can Be Used To Evade Creditor
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy?” We like to think that when someone takes the big step of filing for bankruptcy, they do so only when it’s absolutely necessary.…
  • Jun 10

    Can a state file for bankruptcy?

    Can a state file for bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Will I lose my property if I file for bankruptcy?” We all know what bankruptcy is intended for, to help people or companies get back on their feet financially by eliminating…
Rank this Week: 2038

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3878