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Chapter 13

Private Loans For Unaccredited School Not Student Debt in Bankruptcy

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Student Loans & Bankruptcy

I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day, Damon Day; and he was mentioning that he is seeing more and more folks all across the country, who have attended these unaccredited schools and carrying an enormous amount of student debt.  I mentioned to him that I’ve already been in the bankruptcy […]

Getting From Point A to Point B With Money

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Debt Collections, Exemptions, Family Law and Bankruptcy, Student Loans & Bankruptcy

Taking a trip is exciting. You have a staring place [“Point A”] and a destination [“Point B”]. Along the way, is the “journey.” Getting from Point A to Point B is simple when it’s a road trip because we look at a map, or nowadays, we’ll just plug in our destination into our GPS system, […]

Debt Jubilee Brings End To Debt Threats

Avoid Liens, Chapter 13, Student Loans & Bankruptcy

In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tom Petruno’s (@tpetruno) article entitled, Debt Threat Looms, again, he warns us of inevitable business cycles and where the economy is headed. You see, in order for the economy to move full steam ahead, we need to continue to spend money. The problem with that concept is that we’re so […]

Mortgage Forensic Loan Audits Scam Alert

Bankruptcy Law Overview, Chapter 13, Foreclosure, Modifications

California’s mortgage crisis is out of control. The sub-prime lending didn’t end until late 2007 and into early 2008 when the economy collapsed. What further frustrates our sunshine state’s mortgage problems is that we were sold Jumbo loans due to our high property values. A Jumbo loan is a mortgage loan in an amount above […]

Let’s Make A Deal; Debt Collectors!

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Debt Collections, Fair Debt Collections Practices

Today we’re going to play a game that I love.  Negotiations with debt collectors! Also known as debt settlement. In the recent Los Angeles Times article, Making a Deal with Debt Collectors, by Liz Weston, she provides such a shallow and generic approach that I am immediately propelled into blog writing mode.  This article is […]

National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts: California Update

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Debt Collections, Student Loans & Bankruptcy

Even though private student loans make up a fraction of the overall student loan debt in the United States, they pose a threat to our future economy for several reasons. First, nearly all of these loans are co-signed, which means we have multiple borrowers that have taken responsibility for repayment.  I’ve seen parents, in-laws, ex-spouses […]

Pros & Cons: Married Filing Separately

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Family Law and Bankruptcy

If you are married and considering Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you have additional issues to think about. To start, you’ll have to decide which option works best for you: filing a joint bankruptcy or an individual bankruptcy petition. For most couples, joint bankruptcy will protect more of your property and discharge more debts. […]

Strip Your Lien Upon Completion of Chapter 13 Plan Payments

Avoid Liens, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Foreclosure, Judicial Liens, Junior Mortgage, Short Sales

Observing an “emerging consensus in this Circuit” that lien stripping can be accomplished through Chapter 13 Plan Completion, the court in Litton Loan Servicing, et al v. Robert Blendheim, et. al, In re Blendheim, Nos. 13-35354, 13-35412, U.S. Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit, 2015. You can watch oral arguments here. So, what do […]

Retirement Planning Through Bankruptcy

Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Estate Planning & Bankruptcy, Family Law and Bankruptcy

My husband is at it again; writing blog articles for me that is. Here are his thoughts on retirement planning and bankrutpcy: It surprises me that many people are not as concerned as retirement as I am. I guess my “normal” is just not quite aligned with other people’s “normal”.  I recently heard of a […]

Just Got Sued? Do This First . . .

Bankruptcy & Civil Litigation, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Debt Collections

If you’ve just gotten served court papers, indicating that a debt collector has sued you, you must act quickly to develop the best strategy in defending this law suit. You only have 3o days to respond to this lawsuit, so time is of the essence. Making the right decision as to your options must be […]