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Disabled Can Now Avoid Taxes When Student Loans Forgiven

Forgiveness of Student Loans: The Good News in the 2018 Tax Law: After January 1, 2018 borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to “total and permanent disability” no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans. 



March 14, 2018

Student Loan Debt Mounting Daily

I make over $150K annually and I need to file bankruptcy Query from a new doctor: I am a newly graduated medical professional and single mom. In the past six months I have earned more than 80K. I think this disqualifies me from Chapter 7. Even though I make six figures, I have A TON […]

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March 5, 2018

Very Pissed Off Judge Slams Bank of America

One Very Pissed Off Judge Continues to Slam Bank of AmericaQuick Page Index1 One Very Pissed Off Judge Continues to Slam Bank of America1.1 Bank of America, with a gun to the Sundquists’ heads…1.2 What Others Are Reading In re Sundquist v. Bank of America, Case No. 10-35624 (Bankruptcy court, E.D. CA. 1/18/18) Bank of […]

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March 3, 2018

The Only 3 Times Filing Bankruptcy Is Worth It

The Only 3 Times Filing Bankruptcy Is Worth ItQuick Page Index1 The Only 3 Times Filing Bankruptcy Is Worth It1.1 1.  You have a crisis1.2 2.  You see the big picture1.3 3.  You’re worrying yourself sick1.4 Reasons to file overlap1.5 What Others Are Reading By Cathy Moran  (Summary from Ms. Moran’s blog, link below to […]

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“Life in the Sweatbox” for Students:

Life in the SweatboxQuick Page Index1 Life in the Sweatbox1.0.1 During their years in the sweatbox, long strugglers deal with persistent collection calls, go without healthcare, food, and utilities, lose homes and other property, and yet remain ashamed of needing to file. 1.0.2 What Others Are Reading (reprinted from Credit Slips) Pamela Foohey, Indiana University Maurer […]

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UpRight Law, Kevin Chern Sanctioned for Unconscionable Harm to Clients

UPRIGHT LAW and KEVIN CHERN, partner, sanctioned for ‘unconscionable harm to clients’ Report from the Department of Justice, 2/13/18 – Law Solutions Chicago, doing business as “UpRight Law”,  UpRight’s managing partner Kevin Chern, and affiliated partner attorneys Darren Delafield and John C. Morgan Jr. were sanctioned hundreds thousands of dollars “for causing ‘unconscionable’ harm to […]

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February 15, 2018

What is a Proof of Claim in a Bankruptcy?

Every bankruptcy case has creditors. 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.

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February 5, 2018

Ten Things You Need to Know Before Filing Bankruptcy

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.

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January 17, 2018

IRS Assigns Collection of Back Taxes to Outside Companies

Four Collection Companies Hired to Collect Old IRS Tax Debts The IRS indicates it will give taxpayers and their representative written notice that the accounts are being transferred to the private collection agencies. The agencies are to send a second, separate letter to the taxpayer and their representative confirming this transfer. What Others Are Reading […]

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December 27, 2017

Bankruptcy of Seniors Increasing – A Good Option for Many

Medical debt – number one cause for seniors filing bankruptcyQuick Page Index1 Medical debt – number one cause for seniors filing bankruptcy2 Bankruptcy is a good way to protect heirs.3 Peace of mind – bankruptcy stops the calls and harassment4 Most Arizona consumer bankruptcy attorneys offer a FREE consultation5 AVOID Used Car Sales Tactics6 Do […]


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Beware Consumers No Longer Protected, Big Business Wins Again

ONCE AGAIN CONSUMERS LOSE TO BIG BUSINESS Reuters reports that Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will step down at the end of the month.  Large companies (banks, auto finances, pay day loans and student loans, to name a very few) are ecstatic because this opens the door for Trump to nominate […]

Diane Receives Gold Client Award

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU EARNED OUR GOLD CLIENT CHAMPION AWARD! Announcement from Martindale-Hubbell: your clients think you are wonderful and so do we! Because your clients have highly recommended you, we are thrilled to award you our new Gold Client Champion award! What Others Are Reading Diane Selected as Top Valley Consumer Lawyer Laws.com interview with Diane […]


Reverse Mortgage Nightmare – Why Seniors Are Losing Their Homes

Federal analysis shows reverse mortgage foreclosures are on the rise. The problem, say advocates, is that many senior homeowners don’t understand the fine print in a reverse mortgage. Some wrongly assume the lender will pay the taxes and insurance. But fall behind on those payments or fail to maintain the home, and the lender can […]


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Bank of America Holds Family Hostage According to Judge

October 19, 2017 – Article posted in Bloomberg.com. Bank of America tries to bully a bankruptcy judge,  ignoring the consequences of illegal acts, but the judge is not standing for it. Bank of America seems to think they can bully a bankruptcy judge,  like they did a California couple in a nightmare foreclosure, but the […]

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FDAA Cheated Consumers, Sued for Fraud & Misleading Clients

Sued for Fraud – Federal Debt Assistance Association, LLC and Financial Document Assistance Administration, Inc. “FDAA” The CFPB alleges that FDAA’s so-called “debt validation” programs violated the law by falsely promising to eliminate consumers’ debts and improve their credit scores in exchange for thousands of dollars in advance fees. What Others Are Reading $14M Reimbursement […]

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Lenders Must Determine Upfront If Consumers Have the Ability to Repay Loans October 5, 2017 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed a new rule which has common-sense protections cover loans that require consumers to repay all or most of the debt at once, including payday loans, auto title loans, deposit advance products, and […]

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October 10, 2017

Anti-Puppy Mill Law Upheld

Article in Journal Sentinel, part of the USA Today Network Chicago’s Anti-Puppy Mill Law Upheld by Appellate Court September 26, 2017 In 2015, a new anti-puppy mill law took effect in Chicago that changed the landscape for pet stores. The law prohibits pet retailers from sourcing animals from anywhere except government run animal shelters, or […]

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September 26, 2017

Wells Fargo and Equifax to be Roasted by Senate

CEOs for Wells Fargo and Equifax to be roasted: According to an article published in the The Hill – October, 2017 the Senate Banking Committee is going to grill the CEOs of Equifax and Wells Fargo with regards to the “massive financial scandals that have dominated headlines and tarnished their names.” What Others Are Reading […]

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September 22, 2017

Debt settlement a bad alternative to bankruptcy

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 […]

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September 4, 2017

Do Student Loan Debts Die With You?

“This is What Happens to Student Loans When You Die”. The following is a summary of USA Today article. It is important that you know the type of student loan (federal or private), the guarantors of the student loan (parents, etc), and the law of the state where you live.  This article cannot walk you […]

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September 3, 2017

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