Top Five Things People Worry About in Bankruptcy – And Shouldn’t

I wrote a legal guide on Avvo yesterday about ten things to consider when thinking of talking to a bankruptcy attorney. Tonight, I follow up with the top five things that people panic about when thinking of bankruptcy and shouldn’t: … Continue reading

Bankruptcy should not be a last resort – think proactively

Think proactively about handling your debt situation before you have nothing left. Continue reading

This Should be Interesting – Casey Anthony Files for Chapter 7 Relief

Bankruptcy lawyers around the nation now get to make their comments in the apparently never ending Casey Anthony saga! Ms. Anthony filed for relief under Chapter 7 with around $800,000 in various kinds of unsecured debt. OK…she can do that, … Continue reading

Bills to Pay – What Should People Considering or Preparing for Bankruptcy Keep Paying?

I get asked by clients quite often, “What do I have to pay when I file for bankruptcy?” This is a loaded question, since there are many obligations that will, in fact, survive the filing of a case under the … Continue reading

Creditor Misbehavior is the Debtor’s Friend

I have had a rash of clients complaining that, even after we file their case, they are continually harrassed and pestered by creditors.  Obviously that is very much “uncool”.  Why does this happen and what can you do if it … Continue reading

Why do I need a Lawyer to File for Bankruptcy – Because DIY Bankruptcies can REALLY cost you.

There are a lot of companies and “do it yourself” people who are stating that an attorney is not necessary to file for bankruptcy. This is true, to a point. You can undertake pretty much any legal proceeding on your … Continue reading

Take Stock of your Stocks

The other day I had to postpone someone’s bankruptcy filling because of issues involving their investments. When my paralegal had plugged in the information about the stocks, she forgot to multipy the share price by the number of shares to … Continue reading

Before you talk to a bankruptcy lawyer – think about what you are trying to do

Bankruptcy is a powerful tool, but it is inherently limited by Congress’s language and the interpretation of the Courts who read the statute. When you’re suffering from too much debt, you just want answers and you go to a lawyer … Continue reading

Better serving clients through absence

On this Wednesday, I am taking a step to give my clients better service and get them better results from the service already provided: I am leaving. NO, I am not closing up shop, I am going to the National … Continue reading