The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, temporarily amends specific definitions...

August 24, 2016

If a confirmed plan provides that the debtors will cure arrearages through the plan and maintain ongoing payments on a mortgage or long-term car loan, and the debtors complete plan payments and get a discharge, those section 1322(b)(5) debts are not discharged per sect...

August 11, 2016

The Federal Communications Commission issued rules Thursday restricting companies from bombarding Americans with cellphone calls to collect any money owed to or guaranteed by the government, including federal student loans, mortgages and taxes.


July 27, 2016

Consumers who are considering filing for bankruptcy may believe they can do it on their own without the help of a bankruptcy attorney. This is can be a risky perception, particularly if you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy which means your debts are fully el...

July 26, 2016

I want to share a few practice tips and “OMG!” lessons we picked up at the NACTT Annual Conference last week in Philadelphia.  I’ll break this out into four posts over the next few days:  student loans, discharge issues, tax issues, and the CFPB.


June 14, 2016

Summer is here: the season of vacations, activities, and unexpected expenses. Not only is your electric bill soaring again as you attempt to air condition your house, your water bill is up because you're spending more time in water play, gas prices are higher, and you'...

May 20, 2016

When you're fresh out of high school and ready to dive into your chosen course of study, you often think you don't have any choice but to take out student loans in order to make it happen. There's just one problem with that mentality: the burden of student loans can ad...

April 14, 2016


As the deadline to file your taxes approach, some of you might be wondering what kinds of tax credits you can claim with student loans. If you're currently in school with loans or a graduate paying off student loans, there are a few deductions you can make. Here's a s...

March 16, 2016

The avoidance powers contained in chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code permit the recovery of certain prepetition “transfers” made by the debtor – either as a preference under section 547 or as a fraudulent transfer under either section 548 or state common law, made applic...

February 7, 2016

Filing for bankruptcy can be overwhelming, complicated, and time-consuming. Being that the process can be stressful, knowing what you should do before filing can help lower the amount of discomfort and uncertainty you may feel. Before you file, use this helpful bankrup...

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