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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 22

    How S.2155 (the Bank Lobbyist Act) Facilitates Discriminatory Lending

    How S.2155 (the Bank Lobbyist Act) Facilitates Discriminatory Lending
    If you think it's ridiculous that the CDC can't gather data on gun violence, consider the financial regulatory world's equivalent: S.2155, formally known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, but better (and…
  • Feb 21

    Bankruptcy Venue Reform -- Yes, Again, But Maybe This Is the Time?

    Bankruptcy Venue Reform -- Yes, Again, But Maybe This Is the Time?
    As many Credit Slips readers will know, chapter 11 venue reform has been an issue for decades. As corporate filers have flocked to the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware, the real reason some observers say...
  • Feb 20

    People’s Pre-Bankruptcy Struggles -- New Paper from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project

    People’s Pre-Bankruptcy Struggles -- New Paper from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project
    The current Consumer Bankruptcy Project (CBP)’s co-investigators (myself, Slipster Bob Lawless, and past Slipsters Katie Porter & Debb Thorne) just posted to SSRN our new article (forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review), Life in the…
Rank this Week: 77

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
  • Feb 17

    What is the Automatic Stay and Who Does it Protect?

    What is the Automatic Stay and Who Does it Protect?
    The automatic stay is a powerful tool to protect debtors in bankruptcy cases.
  • Feb 6

    Why Surrendering Your Car or House in a Chapter 13 May Create Unexpected Problem

    Why Surrendering Your Car or House in a Chapter 13 May Create Unexpected Problem
    One of the more powerful tools available to you when you file a personal bankruptcy has to do with your option to cancel an installment contract and surrender secured collateral. This applies to all forms of secured collateral, including such…
  • Nov 6

    How Bankruptcy Exemptions Work

    How Bankruptcy Exemptions Work
    Did you ever wonder if you will lose your property if you file bankruptcy?  Can you keep your home, your car, your household goods?  What about your clothes and jewelry? The part of bankruptcy law that tells us what you can keep…
Rank this Week: 78

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Feb 22

    News Headlines for Feb 22, 2018

    News Headlines for Feb 22, 2018
    Woodbridge Ponzi Defendant Seeks Toss Of SEC Charges – Law360 ,Vox Media lays off 5% of its staff as the pivot-to-video bloodbath con ,Walmart has big year of e-commerce investments planned ,Tesla Sells $546 Million of Bonds as Buyers…
  • Feb 22

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Feb 22, 2018

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Feb 22, 2018
    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.…
  • Feb 21

    News Headlines for Feb 21, 2018

    News Headlines for Feb 21, 2018
    E-Commerce Retail Sales as a Percent of Total Sales | FRED | St. Louis Fed ,Advance Real Retail and Food Services Sales | FRED | St. Louis Fed ,Eleventh Circuit Follows Ninth Circuit in Awarding Appellate Fees for Automatic Stay Violation |…
Rank this Week: 97

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 190

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    OK, Blogger. I give up.

    OK, Blogger. I give up.
    You're not letting me update my links, so I'm not posting to this blog any more.
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
Rank this Week: 297

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

The Florida Asset Protection Blog

Covers bankruptcy planning, creditor rights, fraudulent conveyances, homestead protections and offshore planning. By Jonathan Alper.

http://www.assetprotectionfl.com/
  • Dec 7

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption

    Does Dependent Adult Child Support Head of Household Garnishment Exemption
    An attorney called me about one of their clients who is being forced to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy because his wages were garnished. The attorney said that the client supported an adult child living at home. The attorney asked whether…
  • Nov 30

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?

    Can Financial Advisory Fees Be Exempt From Wage Garnishment?
    Some financial advisers are compensated for managing their clients’ money based upon a percentage of the clients’ securities portfolio. The typical adviser earns annually one percent of assets under management. One such financial…
  • Nov 24

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment

    Maximum Amounts Of Administrative Garnishment
    This brief post supplements a post earlier this year concerning federal agency administrative wage garnishments. The earlier post stated that state law garnishment exemptions to do apply to administrative garnishments by federal agencies…
Rank this Week: 340

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Georgia bankruptcy. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.thebklawyer.com/thebkblog
  • Jan 8

    How the Georgia “Wildcard” Exemption Can Save You Thousands When You File Bankruptcy

    How the Georgia “Wildcard” Exemption Can Save You Thousands When You File Bankruptcy
    When you file either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are allowed to declare certain property as “exempt.” Exempt property does not count as an asset for bankruptcy calculations. This is why you will not have to give up…
  • Jan 8

    How the Georgia “Wildcard” Exemption Can Save You Thousands When You File Bankruptcy

    How the Georgia “Wildcard” Exemption Can Save You Thousands When You File Bankruptcy
    When you file either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are allowed to declare certain property as “exempt.” Exempt property does not count as an asset for bankruptcy calculations. This is why you will not have to give up…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 549

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan E. Bublick is a Miami, Florida  has over 25 years of experience in filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy (reorganization of mortgages and other debt) and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases (discharge of debt). He has filed over…
  • Nov 2

    Never Pay MSRP . Clearance on Cars and Truck

    Never Pay MSRP . Clearance on Cars and Truck
    Get the Best Deal on a New Car Search Local Clearance Car Prices . No ObligationClick Here to Search Now! Stop receiving emails from us 12667 Alcosta Blvd., Ste. 200 | San Ramon, CA 94583 f1c682f8b542ed68fd8e6d2a81821b92 state…
  • Nov 1

    Target is Hiring - Positions Up to 18/Hour

    Target is Hiring - Positions Up to 18/Hour
    f1c682f8b542ed68fd8e6d2a81821b92 AP/CHINATOPIXJuly 24, 2011: A wrecked passenger carriage is lifted off the bridge in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, after a train crash.BEIJING A long-awaited government report said design…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
  • Aug 7

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Credit Repair

    Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Credit Repair
    Severe financial strain can feel like a sickness, waking you up in the middle of the night and hampering your every move. Credit card companies slap double-digit compound interest onto the immense bills you already can’t pay—never…
  • Aug 6

    Things You Didn’t Know You Could Include in Bankruptcy

    Things You Didn’t Know You Could Include in Bankruptcy
    Making the decision to file bankruptcy can be a complicated and difficult process. You have to weigh all of the pros and cons and determine if it’s the best decision for your situation. You also need to come up with a plan for your…
  • Aug 5

    How Credit Affects Your Entire Life

    How Credit Affects Your Entire Life
    Most people worry about their credit history because they want to be sure they are eligible to receive loan offers and other lines of credit when they need it. This is certainly a good enough reason to want to keep your credit report in good…
Rank this Week: 702

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Bankruptcy Lawyers, Integrity, and Jail?

    Bankruptcy Lawyers, Integrity, and Jail?
    Personal bankruptcy lawyers in Massachusetts are entrusted with their clients’ personal information and access to their financial assets.  Some attorneys also have clients’ monies in their Massachusetts IOLTA (Interest On…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 739

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Consumer Protection Agency Needs New Leader, Not New Mission

    Consumer Protection Agency Needs New Leader, Not New Mission
    Over the last several months, the authority and drive of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been eroded piece-by-piece.  Recently, The New York Times reported the agency’s pursuit of predatory payday lenders relaxed…
  • Feb 10

    Miami Debt Defense Attorneys: War on Regulation Only Hurts Consumer

    Miami Debt Defense Attorneys: War on Regulation Only Hurts Consumer
    While Americans are “drowning in debt,” the White House is waging a war on regulation that is ultimately going to push even more consumers into greater debt and higher rates of poverty. Although these plans are touted as part of a…
  • Jan 24

    Judge: Will Not Vacate Foreclosure Ruling Against Bank of America

    Judge: Will Not Vacate Foreclosure Ruling Against Bank of America
    A federal bankruptcy judge who took Bank of America to task for its treatment of homeowners in a foreclosure case refused to rescind his scathing opinion in which he called the bank “heartless” for its conduct, despite the…
Rank this Week: 756

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: 807

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: 907

Bankruptcy Blog

Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and debt management. By Allmand Law.

https://www.allmandlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    How Trump Leveraged Other People’s Money to Make Bankruptcy Work for Him: A Timeline

    How Trump Leveraged Other People’s Money to Make Bankruptcy Work for Him: A Timeline
    Donald Trump is the self-proclaimed “king of debt.” Before becoming president, he built his brand and companies with massive amounts of borrowed money. Allmand Law teamed up with James Publishing to illustrate this timeline by…
  • Oct 25

    How to File for Bankruptcy with Student Loan

    How to File for Bankruptcy with Student Loan
    Higher education is a critical investment for the future, and it has become a commodity younger generations, as well as older generations looking to start new careers, are required to have by more and more companies when beginning their…
  • Oct 24

    How to File for Bankruptcy with Student Loan

    How to File for Bankruptcy with Student Loan
    Higher education is a critical investment for the future, and it has become a commodity younger generations, as well as older generations looking to start new careers, are required to have by more and more companies when beginning their…
Rank this Week: 915

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: 942

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Long Island Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, practice and procedure. By Craig Robins.

http://longislandbankruptcyblog.com
  • Mar 3

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in…
  • Mar 3

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013

    Judge Joel Asarch Passes Away. Funeral to be Monday March 4, 2013
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. The Honorable Joel Asarch, a very personable Nassau County attorney who had been serving as a Nassau County Supreme Court justice, died of a heart attack this morning at South Nassau Communities Hospital in…
  • Feb 17

    Mortgage Lenders Resorting to Creativity to Avoid Foreclosure on Long Island

    Mortgage Lenders Resorting to Creativity to Avoid Foreclosure on Long Island
    Written by Craig D. Robins, Esq. Faced with a wave of judicial sentiment against them, banks have begun seeking more creative ways to resolve delinquent mortgages than rushing to foreclose against the homeowner, which for quite some…
Rank this Week: 958

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

Ogden Bankruptcy Blog

By Jason Richards.

http://ogdenbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Asset Protection

    Asset Protection
    Asset Protection I have been asked several times recently what steps a person can take to protect their assets. A skilled attorney should be well-versed in the process of asset protection planning. Our office routinely advises small-business…
  • Mar 18

    Is Cheaper Better?

    Is Cheaper Better?
    I had a friend in college who would only drink a particular brand of bottled water. It never ceased to amaze me how much money this girl spent on a product that was readily available, at no cost, almost everywhere … Continue reading…
  • Nov 2

    Bankruptcy Trustee vs. College Kid

    Bankruptcy Trustee vs. College Kid
    There is an ever-increasing trend in bankruptcy practice for court-appointed bankruptcy trustees suing college kids and their parents to recover money paid toward tuition. Under 11 U.S.C. § 548, the trustee may reverse a fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 980

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 1019

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jan 31

    Only the Lanigans Handle Your Case

    Only the Lanigans Handle Your Case
    When you hire Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan or attorney Roddy Lanigan of Lanigan and Lanigan, only the Lanigans handle your case. Eric and Roddy work on cases together and they’re the people in charge of the case.…
  • Jan 30

    Florida Law the Lanigans Practice

    Florida Law the Lanigans Practice
    Eric Lanigan's practice areas are predominantly what I would classify as general civil litigation primarily dealing with business issues like: Breach of contract Fraud Embezzlement Real estate Anything business law related We handle just…
  • Jan 27

    Does Your Attorney Have the Experience to Win a Case?

    Does Your Attorney Have the Experience to Win a Case?
    Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan says that more important that experience is: perseverance. Is your attorney prepared to relentlessly pursue your case? That means never letting go of trying to reach a successful conclusion.
Rank this Week: 1165

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

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

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 1179

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Jan 9

    Get the Fair Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury

    Get the Fair Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury
    A slip and fall injury is common, resulting in serious, life-altering injuries that may end up in wrongful death. Wet floors, construction site’s negligence and unlit stairwells can have catastrophic results. Contact slip and fall…
  • Dec 22

    Labor law attorneys- Fighting for Fair Compensation to Injured Employee

    Labor law attorneys- Fighting for Fair Compensation to Injured Employee
    Accidents are unavoidable and may result in minor injuries to severe ones causing death. These mishaps impact not only injured person, but the whole family suffers from it. If you have suffered an injury at your workplace due to the…
  • Apr 19

    Retaliatory Eviction

    Retaliatory Eviction
    RETALIATORY EVICTION In New York, tenants are protected from retaliatory eviction proceedings by RPAPL 223-b.  This statute states in summary that a landlord cannot commence a summary proceeding to evict a tenant in retaliation or…
Rank this Week: 1189

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    The Truth About Trump Bankruptcy

    The Truth About Trump Bankruptcy
    There are many misconceptions about President Trump, bankruptcy, and his history in the business world. Some claim that Trump has been a successful businessman for much of his life. Others point out that bankruptcy has been common among his…
  • Jan 29

    Retailer Bankruptcy: Why Retailers File for It When They’re Not Even Broke

    Retailer Bankruptcy: Why Retailers File for It When They’re Not Even Broke
    Rue21, a well-known retailer, filed for retailer bankruptcy in May of 2017. If you ever happened to have checked out Rue21's profit statement, you may have believed the teen-fashion retailer was a big success. In 2016, it received $54…
  • Oct 27

    Overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington

    Overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington
    Sometimes it's helpful to have kind of a global or overhead view of a process before drilling down in into the particulars. What follows is a view of Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington from 30,000 feet up. I mean that both…
Rank this Week: 1221

Bankruptcy Law Network

Bankruptcy Law Network

Covers bankruptcy and consumer credit.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/
  • Feb 17

    What is the Automatic Stay and Who Does it Protect?

    What is the Automatic Stay and Who Does it Protect?
    The automatic stay is a powerful tool to protect debtors in bankruptcy cases.
  • Feb 6

    Why Surrendering Your Car or House in a Chapter 13 May Create Unexpected Problem

    Why Surrendering Your Car or House in a Chapter 13 May Create Unexpected Problem
    One of the more powerful tools available to you when you file a personal bankruptcy has to do with your option to cancel an installment contract and surrender secured collateral. This applies to all forms of secured collateral, including such…
  • Nov 6

    How Bankruptcy Exemptions Work

    How Bankruptcy Exemptions Work
    Did you ever wonder if you will lose your property if you file bankruptcy?  Can you keep your home, your car, your household goods?  What about your clothes and jewelry? The part of bankruptcy law that tells us what you can keep…
Rank this Week: 1235

The Truth About Loan Modification,…

The Truth About Loan Modification, Foreclosure & Bankruptcy

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

http://letbksaveyou.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1245

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1319

Fears Nachwati Law Blog

Fears Nachwati Law Blog

Covers personal injury and bankruptcy.

http://fnlawfirm.com/blogs/
  • Feb 9

    How Hazmat Spills from Trucks Cause Numerous Accidents in Houston

    How Hazmat Spills from Trucks Cause Numerous Accidents in Houston
    It’s hard to imagine anything worse than a collision with an 18-wheeler, but a wreck with a truck transporting hazardous materials can be especially devastating, creating chaos far beyond those involved directly in the collision with…
  • Feb 8

    3 Steps to Take After Getting into an Car Wreck in Texa

    3 Steps to Take After Getting into an Car Wreck in Texa
    No one ever wants to find themselves involved a car wreck, but unfortunately the statistical odds aren’t in our favor. Every year there are well over 5 million car accidents across the country, amounting to nearly 15,000 accidents per…
  • Feb 7

    Public Schools Seeking Compensation for Defective Artificial Turf Fields by FieldTurf

    Public Schools Seeking Compensation for Defective Artificial Turf Fields by FieldTurf
    All across the country, sporting organizations and schools have watched as their pricey artificial turf fields deteriorate at a remarkably fast rate. FieldTurf is the leading manufacturer of artificial turf fields and has sold hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 1344

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: 1347

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney…

Nevada Loan Modification Attorney Malik Ahmad

Covers foreclosures and loan modifications. By Malik Ahmad.

http://lvattorneyma.wordpress.com
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • Sep 24

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?

    Are there limitations on what can be garnished?
    Are there limitations on what can be garnished? Wage garnishments Exempt earnings are not subject to garnishment. Exempt earnings are those which are not subject to judicial process (including garnishment) according to federal and state law.…
  • May 3

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?

    How to handle lawsuits filed by lenders for second trust deed in Nevada?
    This is a complex topic and should only be left to seasoned attorneys. Our law office, Law Office of Malik W. Ahmad is well situated to handle these kinds of lawsuits and we have successfully settled, or litigated to an acceptable levels all…
Rank this Week: 1393

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: 1394

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Aug 21

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • Aug 21

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

    Getting From Point A to Point B With Money
    Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because…
  • Jul 10

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat

    Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threat
    In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed.  You see, in order for the economy to move full…
Rank this Week: 1397

Reboot Your Life: Tampa Student…

Reboot Your Life: Tampa Student Loan and Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    How to Get a Copy of a Long Term Care Insurance Policy?

    How to Get a Copy of a Long Term Care Insurance Policy?
    When a parent reaches the point of needing long term medical or assistive care, sometimes a family member cannot locate the actual policy even if they know a long term care insurance policy exists.  How do you get a copy of the…
  • Feb 20

    Tax on Death and Disability Discharges is Gone . . . For Now.

    Tax on Death and Disability Discharges is Gone . . . For Now.
    One lesser discussed provision of the new tax bill passed at the end of 2017 provides great news for student loan borrowers.  Borrowers who have their loans canceled due to death or disability are no longer taxed for the…
  • Feb 19

    What to Do When You Believe(d) Your Student Loans Were Discharged in a Prior Bankruptcy

    What to Do When You Believe(d) Your Student Loans Were Discharged in a Prior Bankruptcy
    There are a ton of people who believed their student loans were discharged when they loans were simply listed in their bankruptcy.  It may have been years before the private student loan companies started to communicate with the…
Rank this Week: 1485

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

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

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • Sep 21

    What do I do when my credit is hacked?

    What do I do when my credit is hacked?
    Here is information from some trusted sources about what to do when your credit has been hacked. Key Steps to Minimize Risk After Equifax Data Breach Nearly every adult with a credit history is at risk of identity theft…
  • Mar 16

    Bankruptcy Means Test Gets Easier

    Bankruptcy Means Test Gets Easier
    More Kansans will pass the bankruptcy means test starting April 1, 2017. The income figures used in the bankruptcy formula are rising. The means test formula uses median income data from U.S. census for Kansas. Telling us who can afford to…
  • Mar 23

    Means Test Eases April 1, 2016

    Means Test Eases April 1, 2016
        On April 1, 2016, the income numbers used to calculate the bankruptcy means test will increase modestly in Kansas. Filing bankruptcy will be a little easier for debtors in all Kansas household sizes. Here are the new numbers:…
Rank this Week: 1515

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy
    Fines for parking  and traffic tickets are a big concern for our clients, especially for those who drive professionally for a living. While these fines are rarely a factor in the decision to file for bankruptcy, they can influence which…
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
  • Jan 30

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
Rank this Week: 1551

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1597

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Lee Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy and financial news. By Lee Law Firm, PLLC.

http://leebankruptcy.com/bankruptcy_blog/
  • Feb 21

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Success Storie

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Success Storie
    Filing for Bankruptcy can cause extreme anxiety and angst, and it’s not surprising. After all, bankruptcy has received a negative reputation as of late due to not only the credit implications but also moral and ethical questions.…
  • Feb 6

    What is Pro Se Bankruptcy?

    What is Pro Se Bankruptcy?
    Pro Se Bankruptcy is the filing for bankruptcy without the assistance of an attorney. Because filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a complex process with many forms that need to be filled out correctly, the US Bankruptcy Courts…
  • Feb 4

    How Soon Can I Refile For Chapter 7 after Dismissal?

    How Soon Can I Refile For Chapter 7 after Dismissal?
    When filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief, the court assigns a bankruptcy trustee who gives the debtor a number of instructions that they must follow in order to obtain the ultimate goal of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy: discharge of unsecured,…
Rank this Week: 1646

Less than the Least

Less than the Least

Covers crime and criminal justice (Stuntz), corporate governance, credit, and bankruptcy (Skeel), the culture wars, politics, literature and the arts, and other topics. By Professors David Skeel and William Stuntz.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/dskeel/
  • Feb 26

    The Latest on Bill and his Work

    The Latest on Bill and his Work
    Here is a lovely article in the Boston Globe about Bill's rush to finish The Collapse of American Criminal Justice in the final months of his life.Adam Gopnik discusses Bill's book in some detail in the a New Yorker piece...
  • Feb 26

    Odds and Ends--2012

    Odds and Ends--2012
    In case anyone might be interested, here are a few recent op-eds and articles:Op-Eds:A recent op-ed on the mortgage settlements is here.An op-ed from the beginning of the contraception crisis (before the more recent…
  • Jan 13

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work

    New Book of Essays on Bill's Work
    "The Political Heart of Criminal Procedure: Essays on Themes of William J. Stuntz" has just been published by Cambridge University Press: here.  The book is based on the papers written by a number of the…
Rank this Week: 1649

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 26

    Up Against The Wall(design)

    Up Against The Wall(design)
    Bankruptcy’s avoiding powers often turn otherwise unexceptional transfers on their heads. But who expected that an unsuspecting business would have to disgorge nine years of honestly earned payments because the customer paid with a…
  • Oct 25

    Battle On When Bank Back Tracks On Home Loan

    Battle On When Bank Back Tracks On Home Loan
    Remember the office pool I wrote about following the lender’s statement under FRBP 3002.1 that the loan was fully current? We were betting on how long after the Chapter 13 discharge it would take Wells Fargo would screw up the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1732

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Can I keep my investment property if I file bankruptcy?

    Can I keep my investment property if I file bankruptcy?
    Filing bankruptcy with assets can be very stressful. You want to know how filing for bankruptcy will affect those assets before you file so that there are no surprises. One type of asset that you might be concerned about is an investment…
  • Feb 5

    Forbearance Programs after Hurricane Damage and Bankruptcy

    Forbearance Programs after Hurricane Damage and Bankruptcy
    When Texas and Florida, along with several other states along the eastern seaboard of the United States, were hit by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, many mortgage companies offered their borrowers who had been affected by these storms…
  • Jan 30

    How will Bankruptcy affect my ESOP?

    How will Bankruptcy affect my ESOP?
    What is an ESOP? Employee Stock Ownership Plan, better known as an “ESOP,” is a way for employees to have ownership in the company they work for. They are used by several large successful companies because of the various tax…
Rank this Week: 1765

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

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

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    When Can the Office of Recovery Services (“ORS”) Collect Alimony?

    When Can the Office of Recovery Services (“ORS”) Collect Alimony?
    This issue causes a lot of heartache because ORS does not uniformly implement its regulations.  Implementation often depends on the caseworker, which is very frustrating. Here is the regulatory rule governing the issue. (R527-34-2):…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1789

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Download Our Free Book: The California Guide to Bankruptcy

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

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

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

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home

    A San Diego Chapter 13 Can Save Your Home
    As a San Diego Chapter 13 lawyer, I want to explain to you a little bit about the process of saving your home.  But first, let’s talk basics.  Under a San Diego chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor sets a repayment plan the the…
Rank this Week: 1818

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
  • Jan 29

    Avoiding the Means Test if Your Student Loans Are Non-Consumer Debt

    Avoiding the Means Test if Your Student Loans Are Non-Consumer Debt
    WHY DOES IT MATTER WHETHER OR NOT STUDENT LOANS ARE CONSIDERED CONSUMER DEBTS? Whether your student loans are considered consumer debts may determine whether you can file a Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy" case. If you have a lot of student…
  • Dec 21

    SBA Loans and the Statute of Limitation

    SBA Loans and the Statute of Limitation
    IS THERE A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON THE COLLECTION OF SBA LOANS? Yes, there is. The U.S. Government has 6 years to sue you under a contract, such as an SBA loan contract. Under a federal statute more than 50 years old the Government can…
  • Nov 6

    Educational Debts that Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Educational Debts that Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy
    AREN'T STUDENT LOANS NOT ABLE TO BE DISCHARGED IN BANKRUPTCY? Student loans are generally difficult to discharge—legally write off—in bankruptcy. Most of the time you have to prove "undue hardship," a tough standard to meet.…
Rank this Week: 1847

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1875

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 15

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.
    Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), an unmarried individual under 21 years of age is considered a “child” for immigration purposes. (INA §101(b)). Before 2002, once an individual turned 21 years of…
  • Nov 15

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.
    Bajo la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (“INA” por sus siglas en Inglés), una persona soltera menor de 21 años se considera un “niño” para fines de inmigración. (INA §101 (b)).…
  • Aug 11

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK
    Have you been a legal permanent resident for at least five years? If so, why not take the next step and become a naturalized U.S. citizen? An applicant who wants to become an American citizen must, generally, meet the following requirements:…
Rank this Week: 1942

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

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

    Can I get fired from my job for filing Bankruptcy?

    Can I get fired from my job for filing Bankruptcy?
    I'm what? For filing Bankruptcy?? Technically, no. It is not legal for any employer to fire you because you filed for bankruptcy. Doing so would be discrimination. As a matter of fact, depending on which Chapter of Bankruptcy you file -- your…
  • Jan 16

    Tax Preparation Assistance for 2017 Return

    Tax Preparation Assistance for 2017 Return
    Better or worse, it is that time of year again – tax season!  The tax preparation process can seem daunting to many so there are resources available.  It is imperative to file your tax returns. We have countless people who…
  • Dec 27

    How Can I Get My Suspended License Back Through Bankruptcy?

    How Can I Get My Suspended License Back Through Bankruptcy?
    The Law: In 1971 the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Perez v. Campbell stated under 11 U.S.C. 525(a) of the Bankruptcy Code: "if the debt that caused the suspension of the license was discharged in a bankruptcy, then…
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 2004