Bankruptcy

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  • Chapter 13 is famous for two things. Saving Your Home and Being Complicated. Saving Your Home With a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy can be a very tedious process and here are some of the situations below. In the short term, Chapter 13 can stop foreclosures…
  • Raising a family in Minneapolis is not easy from an emotional or financial perspective. Statistically, wage growth barely keeps up with general inflation. In certain areas, most notably medical bills, wage growth rates are not even close to inflation…
  • A couple months ago we dug into this question, and why it matters. See "Avoiding the Means Test If Your Student Loans are Non-Consumer Debts." It matters because skipping the means test may allow you to file a Chapter 7 "straight bankruptcy" case…
  • We often associate violent crimes with prison sentences. However, white-collar crimes committed by fraudsters are also treated very seriously. Recently, a Newnan man was jailed for scamming an elderly victim. Prosecutors claimed during a hearing in…
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  • Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier About two weeks ago, we held a small conference at the University of North Carolina School of Law: How Best to Restructure the Venezuelan Debt. The conference focused on proposals developed this semester by students in…
  • The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S. Bankruptcy…
  • The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S. Bankruptcy…
  • Previous blogs have discussed why your credit scores can decrease. Unpaid bills, excessive use of credit and identity theft can significantly lower your credit scores. However, there are also factors that do not affect your credit scores. Factors…
  • Nestled in a review of an album by Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (a/k/a Harry Shearer), the April 10 edition of Variety magazine published a notice of sale of The Weinstein Company. The notice includes a bid deadline of April 30, a sale hearing on…
  • The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S. Bankruptcy…
  • The most common reason for filing bankruptcy is that a person has too much high interest credit card balances or medical bills that they cannot afford to repay both from their own perspective and in the eyes of the court. Occasionally, a person may…
  • We are so confident we are Minnesota's Nicest Bankruptcy Law Firm we guarantee it and trademarked it! That is right, we trademarked "Minnesota's Nicest Bankruptcy Law Firm Guaranteed or 100% Off Your Fees"!* A law firm that is willing to guarantee…
  • For most people, one cocktail, beer, or glass of wine at dinner won't put them in danger of driving over the legal limit. However, go beyond one drink and the line between sober and over the limit starts to get a bit hazy. This is because everyone is…
  • There is a common misconception that filing for bankruptcy will not allow you to discharge your student loan debts. Discharge is not impossible, but it is very difficult. You must file a separate action, called an adversary proceeding, in which you…
  • We are all familiar with the scenario in which we want to turn left on a green light but a stream of traffic is heading our way. Rather than waiting for a left turn arrow, it can be tempting to seek to beat the traffic. This can be a recipe for a…
  • Car accidents always happen when you least expect it. It's usually another normal day as you head to the grocery store or off to the office, when out of nowhere you hear a screech of tires quickly followed by the jarring moment of impact. Even if you…
  • The majority of all car accident insurance claims are resolved before a lawsuit is filed. In the event that a lawsuit is filed, the majority of those cases are resolved by settlement agreement before a trial takes place. In some instances, though,…
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  • ProPublica's new web site "Trump Town" tracks political appointees across federal agencies. In light of the president's promises to "drain the swamp", it is interesting to peruse some of the Treasury Department appointees responsible for bank…