Court Finds that Post-Discharge Credit Inquiries Do Not Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act

wpadmin on January 30, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a mortgage servicer has a permissible reason for pulling consumer reports of three borrowers for whom the company had serviced two mortgages despite the borrowers’ personal liability for the mortgages being discharged in bankruptcy. More particularly, the servicer was granted the right to access the borrowers’ […]

New Bankruptcy Relief Options Introduced by 2021 Federal Appropriations Act 

wpadmin on January 15, 2021 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, COVID19

A new Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law at the end of December 2020. Among its thousands of pages, it includes several new bankruptcy provisions for businesses in what is referred to as the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act. Additional bankruptcy relief provisions are located in a miscellaneous section […]

Changes to Bankruptcy Rules Became Effective on December 1st

wpadmin on December 30, 2020 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

On December 1, 2020, several amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure took effect. These amendments had the primary effect of modifying the rules addressing bankruptcy appeals as well as making some other noticeable changes. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, it is not necessary to learn each of these revisions, but it […]

What Assets are Exempt in California Chapter 7 Bankruptcies?

Admin on March 15, 2020 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Individuals in California who file for bankruptcy are often given a second chance at building a strong credit record. This does not come without a compromise, though. When Chapter 7 bankruptcy is involved, a person must often hand over a substantial amount of their estate in the process. A bankruptcy trustee then manages the estate […]

Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report: Separating Fact from Fiction

Admin on January 11, 2020 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Whether or not to file for bankruptcy is a complex decision, and many factors influence whether it is a good idea for you. One area that many people ask questions about when filing for bankruptcy is credit scores. People are not just concerned about how bankruptcy will impact their credit score, but also if they […]

How the Bankruptcy Process is Unique for LGBT Individuals

Admin on May 22, 2019 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, General Bankruptcy

Individuals who identify as LGBT face a number of unique obstacles in every area of their lives, including filing for bankruptcy. Statistics compiled by the William Institute have revealed that the poverty rate for same-sex couples is higher than for individuals in heterosexual relationships. When a person is unable to meet daily living expenses, it […]

Unique Issues with Disability and Bankruptcy

Admin on May 8, 2019 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

The Social Security Administration reports that there are approximately nine million individuals who receive social security disability benefits. Due to the amount of these benefits, however, it can prove challenging to pay for monthly living costs. As a result, many people supplement their disability income with credit cards, which can eventually lead to significant debt. […]

What Not to do When Considering Filing for Bankruptcy

Admin on March 29, 2019 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, General Bankruptcy

If you have overwhelming debts and are experiencing constant harassment from bill collectors, it is understandable that you would want to seek relief in filing for bankruptcy. Before entering this process, however, it is critical to ask yourself if you are actually ready to file for bankruptcy or if it might be a better idea […]

Sears Files Chapter 11

Admin on January 15, 2019 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Corporate bankruptcies are somewhat misunderstood. While Chapter 11 bankruptcy is called a reorganization, the idea that a business will emerge from bankruptcy stronger is not as simple as just filing for bankruptcy. Instead, there are other relevant factors required that will allow a bankruptcy to rehabilitate a business. Sears Currently, the once-mighty Sears Holdings is […]

Wasting Assets

Admin on January 10, 2019 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

When a business faces bankruptcy, questions arise regarding how to handle wasting assets. In general, a business may operate per its regular course of business while being overseen by a Bankruptcy Court. That is to say, a business generally need not motion the Court to approve an action when that action fits in the parameters […]