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Tenants Facing Foreclosure Protected by New Federal Law

Most Tenants Facing Foreclosure Now Have Some Protection, at Least for 90 Days On May 24, 2018 a permanent extension of the “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act” (PTFA) was signed into federal law.  The PTFA enables renters whose homes were in foreclosure to remain in their homes for at least 90 days or for the […]

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August 21, 2018


Discharge vs Automatic Stay and Credit Reporting

The Fair Credit Reporting Act “FCRA” and the Bankruptcy Code The Automatic Stay v. the Bankruptcy Discharge The Fair Credit Reporting Act “FCRA” and the Bankruptcy Code deal with debt differently and this difference can become confusing for everyone, including experienced bankruptcy attorneys.  For instance, the legal status of a debt changes as a bankruptcy moves […]

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Arizona Supreme Court Gets It Right – Collection on Credit Card Debt

Arizona Supreme Court Decides Statute of Limitations ON CREDIT CARD DEBT / ON INSTALLMENT DEBTS runs from the date of the first uncured missed payment. Mertola LLC v Alberto J Santos/Arlene Santos CV-17-0109-PR (AZ Supreme Court, 7-27-18)  Statute of limitation for debt collection in Arizona – cause of action to collect the entire debt accrued as […]

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National Credit Adjusters, LLC (NCA) & Hochstein Guilty of Consumer Fraud

National Credit Adjusters, LLC and Bradley Hochstein admit to illegal consumer debt collection practices. Company and Its Former CEO Engaged In Illegal Debt Collection Practices (Reprint from CFPB announcement 7/13/18) The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) announced a settlement with National Credit Adjusters, LLC (NCA), a privately-held company headquartered in Hutchinson, Kansas, and its […]

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July 14, 2018


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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July 4, 2018


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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June 26, 2018


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 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. The effective date […]

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June 12, 2018


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


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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May 19, 2018


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


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


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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April 4, 2018


You Sue & Win, but Pay More in Taxes Than $$ Received. Thanks New Tax Law

I have been around enough not to be overly surprised by lack of common sense from Congress and our President, but the latest revelation makes my stomach hurt. What Now?? With the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) it is just coming to light that a person injured and later successful in suing must […]

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March 27, 2018


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. 

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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 America In re Sundquist v. Bank of America, Case No. 10-35624 (Bankruptcy court, E.D. CA. 1/18/18) Bank of America, with a gun to the Sundquists’ heads… This motion to dismiss began as a hostage standoff. Bank of America, with a gun to the Sundquists’ heads, […]

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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 overlap By Cathy Moran  (Summary from Ms. Moran’s blog, link below to full blog post)  Ms. […]

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February 23, 2018


“Life in the Sweatbox” for Students:

Life in the Sweatbox (reprinted from Credit Slips) Pamela Foohey, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Robert M. Lawless, University of Illinois College of Law Katherine M. Porter,  University of California – Irvine School of Law Deborah Thorne,  University of Idaho Date Written: February 20, 2018  94 Notre Dame Law Review __ (forthcoming 2018) Abstract The time before a […]

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February 21, 2018


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