Make Bankruptcy Great Again

Because the name’s inescapable in headlines, the bankruptcy blog, too, will tackle one Donald John Trump, Commander in Chief. No, don’t get all up in arms (or arms regulation): your bankruptcy attorney isn’t a pundit; he needn’t alienate anyone. (His Facebook page isn’t even public, being he’s not keen to convey pithy political comments.) But he will …

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Gamblin’ Man: Bankruptcy and Gambling

Gambling and Bankruptcy: A Cautionary Primer (of Slots Sorts) And every gambler knows that to lose Is what you’re really there for – “Every Breaking Wave” (from U2’s Songs of Innocence) Bono and The Edge express it better than I: gambling doesn’t pay. But the California casino, province of Indian nations beckons. They lure you with sideshows: …

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Bankruptcy and Passage of Proposition 64

How Passage of Proposition 64 Affects Consumer Bankruptcy Law   Rx for Reefer No More California hit a much publicized milestone with the passage of Proposition 64, which sanctions the recreational use of marijuana. Heretofore, legitimate purchases in the state were limited to prescription based consumption. Prop 64 Figures into Bankruptcy Filings Because State Legislation …

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Hell Hath No Fury: A Creditor Scorned

Introduction: Adversarial Procedures in Bankruptcy. A Predicament Presented by the Pissed Off Party and Cantankerous Creditor. Be Prepared and All Will Be Well. “Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.” -from “The Mourning Bride,” ca. 1697 Its blatantly sexist slant aside, seventeenth-century British playwright, William Congreve’s …

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A Song of the Sith

Episode I: Duh, Duh, Duh-Duh, Duh…. A better known theme or “leitmotif” from The Empire Strikes Back is “The Imperial March” (duh, duh, duh-duh, duh, duh-duh, duh, duh-duh…), the portentous cue for the Emperor’s executioner and disciple, Darth Vader. My kid compulsively hums it or… duh, duh, duh-duhs it. Like the Jaws theme (duh-duh…. duh-duh…. duh-duh-duh!), the …

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Bankruptcy: An Affordable Care Act

Bankruptcy Blog Highlights: How the Affordable Care Act impacts (or doesn’t impact) bankruptcy filing rates; and Health Insurance Premiums in Bankruptcy Part I: Political Preamble The Affordable Care Act (derisively dubbed “Obamacare” before “Obamacare” assumed its presently neutral connotation) was designed to undo the travesty that persons with preexisting conditions (not insured through an employer …

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Fear the Walking Debt

Foreword  Halloween: the October fest of sex and candy. Adults cavort in skimpy costume, kids feast on sweets and forgetful fright films screen at theaters. It’s a quintessentially stupid holiday and the bankruptcy attorney adores it. Of course, he does not cavort, but he certainly feasts on sweets. In the bankruptcy setting, this season of the witches calls …

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Avoid the bank account freeze in chapter 7 bankruptcy: All’s Well that Withdraws Wells

Episode Title: “The one about the bank account freeze in chapter 7 bankruptcy.” Here’s our handy synopsis: In chapter 7 bankruptcy, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. can freeze the bankruptcy filer’s bank accounts: we explain the background of the bank account freeze in chapter 7 bankruptcy. And: Our bankruptcy attorney keeps you safe from Wells Fargo’s freeze– find out how. …

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Bankruptcy Homestead Exemption &…. Boats

I. Ye Olde Bankruptcy Homestead Exemption  The bankruptcy homestead exemption applicable under California Code of Civil Procedure 704.710 et seq.[1] is three-tiered. If you’re a singleton of sound mind and body & under 55, then your home equity cap is $75,000. Livin’ with “family?” Bump up your bankruptcy exemption to $100K. Between 55- to 65-years-old and “low income?” You may …

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A Dance with Debts

Part I: La Danse Macabre Today’s bankruptcy lawyer blog title “A Dance with Debts” derives from the decidedly similar-sounding “Dance of Death,” what with the “b” in “debt” being silent and all. In 15th-Century sermons and allegorical art, the Dance of Death or la Danse Macabre (the -“-re being silent in alternative pronunciation) depicted personifications of Death …

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