LAWGITIMATE Attorney Diane Drain and Bobby Zavala with University of Dubuque Diane Drain established her law firm in 1991 in order to provide education for those facing financial troubles. She believes that basic legal advice should be free and her commitment is to help her clients get their lives back on track. Her greatest reward […]
Chapter 7 for individuals and small businesses. A fresh start for individuals and a way to close the doors for the business.
In re Hindra v. Dockery, US Trustee & Deutsche Bank, BAP No. CC-18-1132-KuTaF (9th Circuit, Jan 29, 2019) In 2016 the debtor, using an attorney, filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy and everything went downhill from there. There was a general failure to file the proper documents, meet deadlines or pay the amounts necessary in order […]
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 […]
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 make sure to pay the mortgage and homeowners’ dues. If the answer is ‘no’ then stop […]
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.
Pamela Foohey, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Robert M. Lawless, University of Illinois College of Law Katherine M. Porter, University of California – Irvine School of Law Deborah Thorne, University of Idaho Date Written: February 20, 2018 94 Notre Dame Law Review __ (forthcoming 2018) Abstract The time before a person files bankruptcy is sometimes called the […]
Bankruptcy is a tool. Any tool can be misused which can cause serious damage. Just ask the idiot who sticks a fork in a live electrical socket.
Innocent homeowner caught in bankruptcy scam “I tried to keep my home despite the fact they started foreclosure proceedings. I self represented myself and filed initial bankruptcy chapter 13 forms which stopped the first trustee sale/ auction date. I got stuck on the second set of forms and missed deadline. I accepted the fact I […]
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