Recent Court Decision: Abstention

The bankruptcy court judge in the AOG Entertainment case — the company that runs, among others, the popular American Idol and So You Think You can Dance television contest shows — recently published on its website an interesting memorandum decision on...

Bankruptcy Filing Options For Married Couples

Married couples can choose to file for bankruptcy jointly or individually.  Whichever option you choose depends on the amount of property you own, whether your debts are joint debts or individual, and the laws of your state. If only one spouse has debt, that spouse...

Frequently Asked Questions About Wills

A lot of people think making a will is going to be a long and complicated process, but once you have the help of a qualified attorney, the purpose and effect of a will can usually be explained very easily.  Here are some questions I am asked frequently when working on...

Beware Illegal Credit Repair!

Scam alert! Around this of year, after all the holiday spending, you will see advertisements for credit repair.  But some of these so-called credit repair companies are nothing but scams and should be avoided.  Here are some tips on what to look for: Do not pay...

How The Automatic Stay Works

The “automatic stay” is one of the most important benefits people get from filing bankruptcy.  The stay will go into effect the moment the case is filed, and it stops creditors from any collection efforts against the debtor.  You get a temporary safe...

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