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 […]
Chapter 7 for individuals and small businesses. A fresh start for individuals and a way to close the doors for the business.
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 […]
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.
Life in the Sweatbox (reprinted from Credit Slips) 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 […]
Ten Things You Need to Know Before Filing Bankruptcy 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.
Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy By Liz Weston NerdWallet.com, Aug 30, 2017 (a summary from South Bend Tribune) Many people believe that hiring a company to settle their debts is better on their credit, will cost them less in the long run and will generally be better than a bankruptcy. This is what […]
A typical story of a homeowner and the con artist scum who prey on desperate homeowners: “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 […]