Short videos describing specific bankruptcy topics.

Debt Makes You Stupid

Ever wonder why you make really stupid decisions, especially when you are overwhelmed, worried or distracted? Perhaps you are focused on one task, like dealing with a difficult child or employee, and you completely miss a really important appointment or buy something you did not want.

Prison Sentence For Filing Several Bankruptcies (to Stop a Foreclosure)

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, once the bankruptcy is filed you cannot remove it from […]

Chapter 13 Rules in Arizona Change 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%.

Can I Buy a Home After Bankruptcy?

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. 

Help – My Credit Score is Destroying My Life

We know that most fairy tales are fables designed to teach children a healthy respect for rules and society’s expectation.  Some fairy tales were written to scare children to stay away from “bad places”, while others teach children to trust their common sense.

Very Pissed Off Judge Slams Bank of America

In re Sundquist v. Bank of America, Case No. 10-35624 (Bankruptcy court, E.D. CA. 1/18/18) Bank of America, with a gun to the Sundquists’ heads… This motion to dismiss began as a hostage standoff. Bank of America, with a gun to the Sundquists’ heads, said it would pay them several million dollars more than the […]

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 is labeled “last resort”.  Yet financial-advice gurus keep saying, […]

“Life in the Sweatbox” Before Bankruptcy

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 […]

What is a Proof of Claim in a Bankruptcy?

Some creditors may be paid through the bankruptcy, others are not so lucky. Some creditors are secured against collateral, such as a car or house; while others are unsecured, such as a credit card or medical bill; others are priority claims such as taxes, child support or alimony.

Bankruptcy of Seniors Increasing – A Good Option for Many

According to an article in Forbes, the 65+ demographic now makes up a higher percentage of bankruptcy filers than it did a decade ago. Filing for bankruptcy is seen by many seniors as a social stigma.  Some live in a nightmare where they are forced to choose between paying a credit card or buying food; […]