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Wells Fargo is Still Freezing Bank Accounts!

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy Law Overview, Chapter 13, Chapter 7

 Back in July, 2010 I reported on the 9th circuit case of Mwangi v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., “Wells Fargo Won’t Stop Freezing Bank Accounts.” Our local group of attorneys here in the Central District of California have it on good word from sources inside Wells Fargo’s bankruptcy department that the bank continues to freeze accounts […]

5 Tips To Avoid Loan Modification Scams

Automatic Stay, Chapter 13, Foreclosure, Modifications

The folks over at Public Counsel Law Center are always providing valuable information to consumers.  Public Counsel Law Center is the nation’s leading Pro Bono Law Firm and they do a great job in bankruptcy practice with their reaffirmation clinics and the new help desks at the clerk intake counter. Here are their 5 tips to […]

Bankruptcy Lawyers Guest On Real Estate Radio AM830 This Sunday at 10 a.m.!

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy Law Overview, Chapter 13, Foreclosure, Modifications

Tune in to AM830 this Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. when my partner John Greifendorff and myself, Christine Wilton guest on Real Estate Radio-Southern California with our host, Ron Siegel! Ron Siegel is host of “Real Estate Radio – Southern California” on ESPN Radio AM 830 KLAA Sunday’s from 10-11AM. Every Sunday, […]

Wells Fargo Won’t Stop Freezing Bank Accounts

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy Law Overview, Chapter 7, Exemptions

Many a Creditor has driven us bankruptcy lawyers and our clients nuts with their antics, but freezing a client’s bank account after their case has been filed takes the cake.  The Ninth Circuit BAP just released In re Mwangi Case No. 09-1408 (9th Cir.B.A.P., June 30, 2010), which held that Wells Fargo’s national policy of […]

Payday Loans and Bankruptcy

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy Law Overview, Chapter 7, Payday Loans and Bankruptcy

Are you one of the many Americans caught up in the viscious grip of payday loans?  It seems, these days, that payday loan shops are replacing Starbucks on every corner.  It’s the new business to be in with this depressed economy. Here’s what happens when you obtain payday loans in your rup-up to filing for bankruptcy. […]

Two Great Reasons to Avoid Debt Settlement Companies

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy Law Overview

I’ve had several clients come to me after working with debt settlement companies that have provided no service at all, except to take my client’s money.  These debt settlement contracts usually provide that the debt settlement company will set up a trust account with your name on it and take their fees and payments first.  […]

Filing Bankruptcy during Civil Litigation

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy & Civil Litigation

The use of bankruptcy as a strategic move in litigation requires a fine line approach.  Susan S. Davis and Alicia N. Vaz wrote, The Impact of Adversary Filing for Bankruptcy during Civil Litigation , Los Angeles Lawyer (Sept., 2009), from a litigation strategy perspective. As a debtor strategy, the first inclination in seeking bankruptcy protection is to […]

The Automatic Stay by Bankrupcy Man!

Automatic Stay, Bankruptcy Law Overview

  Yesterday I received an invitation to connect with Steven Horowitz on LinkedIn.  His invitation to connect was unassuming, “I publish the Bankruptcy Bill and BAPCPA Man cartoons and thought it might make sense to link up.”  I am open to build my professional network via LinkedIn and you may connect with me directly here.  […]

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