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immigration

THE PERILS OF BANKRUPTCY FILING BY AN UNDOCUMENTED PERSON

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 […]


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How To Avoid Scams by Car Dealers & Salesmen, Part 3

HOW TO AVOID BEING RIPPED OFF BY A CAR DEALERSHIP OR CAR SALESMAN, part 3. Ever wondered what you should do if you are scammed by a car dealership or a car salesman?  What are the used car dealer tricks?  How do you avoid a car dealer lying to you about financing?


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How To Avoid Scams by Car Dealers & Salesmen, Part 2

HOW TO AVOID BEING RIPPED OFF BY A CAR DEALERSHIP OR CAR SALESMAN, part 2. Ever wondered what you should do if you are scammed by a car dealership or a car salesman?  What are the used car dealer tricks?  How do you avoid a car dealer lying to you about financing? In order to […]


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How To Avoid Scams by Car Dealers & Salesmen, Part 1

HOW TO AVOID BEING RIPPED OFF BY A CAR DEALERSHIP OR CAR SALESMAN, part 1. Ever wondered what you should do if you are scammed by a car dealership or a car salesman?  What are the used car dealer tricks?  How do you avoid a car dealer lying to you about financing? In order to […]


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Arizona Judgment Renewal Law Changed to 10 Years

Arizona Money Judgment Validity and Renewal Deadline Extended from Five Years to Ten Guest Post: Larry Folks, Folks Hess Kass, PLC  (See update below) On March 20, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill 2240, which extends, from five years to 10 years, the validity of and renewal deadline for a money judgment. […]

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June 12, 2018


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

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, […]


Mulvaney, Trump’s Lackey, Guts Consumer Protection Bureau

Mulvaney says Trump wants him to stop the CFPB from ‘strangling’ capitalism He now crushes the voice of the only organization that tries to protect you and me as consumers. November, 2017 Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney as “acting” director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at the same time he was also the director of […]

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June 8, 2018


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Disabled Vet’s Federal Student Loans To be Forgiven

May, 2018 – Over the next few months the Department of Education will be sending letters to totally and permanently disabled veterans that they are eligible to have their student loans forgiven.  These loans will be  federal student loans or aid from the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education grant program. 

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June 6, 2018


Student Loan Debt Kills Homeownership Dream For Those Under 40

Homeownership dream dies for many under 40 due to student loans. The American dream for many is to drive a nice car, own a nice home and have a great job.  Unfortunately that dream is dead for many under 40.  Young people are leaving college with student loan burdens that would choke a horse – […]


Will I Lose My Home If I File Bankruptcy?

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 […]

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May 23, 2018


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Debt Collection

May 21, 2018


Some Defenses to Private Student Loan Collections

Student Loan Debt Rises to $1.5 TRILLION in May, 2018 There are two types of student loans – federal and private.  Federal loans have some protections for the lenders that private student loans do not.  Every month lawsuits are filed by the thousands, many that are invalid, but if the borrower does not respond the […]


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Trump’s Lackey Trying to Hide Complaints About Banks and Other Big Businesses

Could the CFPB’s Complaint Database Go Dark Because Trump’s Lackey Wants to Protect Big Business? Reprint from Findlaw, By Christopher Coble, Esq. on May 15, 2018 12:59 PM In the wake of the 2007-08 financial crisis, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency tasked with protecting consumer rights when dealing with banks, credit unions, debt collectors, […]

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May 17, 2018


Tracing Funds

May 12, 2018


real estate

New Help for Homeowners, Heirs or Spouses

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 […]

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April 29, 2018


$250 fine If You Pass Your Pet Off as a “Service Animal”

Arizona has had enough of people passing off their pets as “service animals”. As of fall, 2018 it is illegal to pass off a pet as a “service animal”; violators will be fined $250 PER OCCURRENCE.  House Bill 2588 The new Arizona law “A PERSON MAY NOT FRAUDULENTLY MISREPRESENT AN ANIMAL AS A SERVICE ANIMAL OR […]


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What Happens if You Default on a Federal Student Loan?

What can happen if you default on a federal student loan? You are “in default” on your federal student loan if you have not paid in 270 days (approximately nine months).  Your wages can be garnished or your tax refunds seized. How do you stop seizure of your tax refunds?

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April 10, 2018


Chapter 13 Rules in Arizona Change December 1, 2017

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%.

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April 7, 2018


Can I Buy a Home After Bankruptcy?

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. 



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