May 31, 2010

When A Creditor Attempts To Collect A Discharged Debt

A bankruptcy discharge is an order from the United States Bankruptcy Court.  The discharge is a court injunction prohibiting any attempt to... Read More

May 28, 2010

Keeping A Credit Card During Bankruptcy

Keeping A Credit Card During... Read More

May 26, 2010

Making Your First Chapter 13 Payment

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case the debtor proposes a plan to pay back creditors.  That plan is composed of monthly payments to satisfy all or... Read More

May 24, 2010

Who Will Know About My Bankruptcy?

Filing bankruptcy is a very personal process. Many clients worry that their friends and neighbors will learn about their bankruptcy. A common... Read More

May 21, 2010

Five Things Bankruptcy Can Do (And Two That It Can’t)

Bankruptcy is a powerful tool for eliminating personal debt. It is important to know what bankruptcy can do for you, and what it cannot. What... Read More

May 19, 2010

The Medical Bankruptcy Myth

Each year many Americans find themselves facing bankruptcy through no fault of their own. The American Journal of Medicine reported in 2009 that... Read More

May 17, 2010

Should I File Bankruptcy?

Deciding whether to file bankruptcy can be difficult. There is no “bright line” test that signals when a bankruptcy is appropriate to... Read More

May 14, 2010

Law of Unintended Consequences Hurts Big Banks

In 2004 and 2005, the banking industry spent millions lobbying for tougher bankruptcy laws. Washington Mutual, Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase... Read More

May 12, 2010

Statement of Intention

The Bankruptcy Code directs the Chapter 7 debtor to file a statement of intention with the bankruptcy court within 30 days after the petition filing,... Read More