Most of the “debt relief agencies” are scams. There is one organization that appears to be worthwhile – National Foundation of Consumer Credit Counseling, or www.NFCC.org.

Credit Repair Scams – $2 Million for Misleading Consumers & Illegal Fees

Big Banks Profit by Falsely Reporting Bankrupt Debts

According to an article in the New York Times, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase are finally agreeing to properly identify debts that were discharged in bankruptcy. 

Another Loan Workout Nightmare, plus Resources for Saving Your Home: Arizona

Yet another loan workout or modification scam.  I am disgusted by the number of calls we receive every week detailing a company or lawyer who takes someone’s hard earned money and fails to deliver on their promise to modify the home mortgage.

CFPB Launches Massive Lawsuit – Debt Collectors, Payment Processors and others

Why is this “ground breaking”?  This is the first time that payment processors are held to the same standard of responsibility as the debt collectors. 

CFPB vs Morgan Drexen – fraudulent debt “relief” assistance

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)  filed its lawsuit in August 2013, against debt-relief services company Morgan Drexen.  The CFPB alleges, among other things, that  Morgan Drexen deceived consumers into paying unlawful up-front fees for debt relief services by disguising them as fees related to “sham” bankruptcy services. According to an article by Joanna M. Zdanys […]

Am I Responsible for My Deceased Spouse’s Pre-marriage Debts?

This area of law turns on specific facts.  It is almost impossible to give a single answer for what you may think is a simple question.  First, the law of the state where you live or lived may control.  Second, a prior marriage or debts taken out before the current marriage may affect the answer. 

Increase in Vehicle Title Loans Disasterous for the Poor

Stories From a Bankruptcy Attorney – the good, the bad and the moronic.