Consumer and small business bankruptcy issues. Deals with before, during and after bankruptcy.
The number of elderly filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991. As a study, from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, explains, elderly people whose finances are precarious have few places to turn. “When the costs of aging are off-loaded onto a population that simply does not have access to adequate resources, something has […]
By Richard J. Parker: Shareholder in Parker, Butte, & Lane, P.C. (reprinted with permission of the author, December, 2017) Immigration status is a complex legal issue for anyone not born in the USA. While some people born overseas are still U.S. citizens at birth, there are some hoops to jump through that do not exist […]
Multiple Bankruptcies Can Result in a Conviction for Bankruptcy Fraud Many people do not understand the consequences of filing multiple bankruptcies. It is very important to know that every bankruptcy filed (even if the process is not completed) will stay on the credit for ten years. Filing bankruptcy will stay on your public record forever. Also, […]
Many callers ask the same question “will I lose my home if I file for bankruptcy?” Over the last 30+ years of helping people file for bankruptcy protection the most concern by homeowners is if they will lose their home. My answer – “it depends”. Do you want to keep your home? If so, then […]
New Help for Homeowners, Heirs or Spouses Two important sets of CFPB amendments to its RESPA and TILA mortgage servicing rules go into effect April 19, 2018. These amendments expand the rights of those inheriting homes, awarded a home in divorce, or otherwise succeeding in interest to a mortgage loan. The rules also offer an […]
Arizona adopted a chapter 13 model plan – effective for all cases filed or converted after December 1, 2017 Local Rules 2084 Chapter 13 Model Plan According to the Arizona Bankruptcy Court the failure rate of those who file their own chapter 13 cases (without an experienced chapter 13 attorney) is over 98%.
How long after bankruptcy do I have to wait before buying a home? Anyone who either filed for bankruptcy or is considering it has asked “how long before I can buy a new home”? Attached is a spreadsheet which purports to detail the answer to this question.
The Only 3 Times Filing Bankruptcy Is Worth It By Cathy Moran (Summary from Ms. Moran’s blog, link below to full blog post) Ms. Moran is a tireless champion for the education and protection of the consumer. “Facing financial trouble, there are only three times when it makes sense to file bankruptcy. None of them […]