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  • Mortgages After Bankruptcy in New York

    Credit card debt. Bills piling up. Filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy proceedings. Destroyed credit. Foreclosure. All of these things can take a toll on a person, not just financially, but emotionally and legally. Though some might view bankruptcy as an admission of failure, bankruptcy is actually an opportunity.

  • New Proposals for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy from the American Business Institute

    This year, Chapter 11 bankruptcy is getting an overhaul. These changes are designed to make filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy easier for businesses.

  • Hounded By Debt Collectors, What Can I Do?
      by HG.org

    Debt happens to almost everyone at some point in their life. When one falls behind on those debts, it is natural to feel embarrassed, under fire, and alone. Many debt collectors take advantage of these feelings to unduly pressure, harass, and embarrass those with delinquent accounts.

  • Tax Offsets for Defaulted Student Loans
      by HG.org

    A federal student loan is one of the most difficult items to escape. Federal student loans are usually not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Furthermore, the federal government can take dramatic steps to ensure that it receives the money that is owed.

  • Florida Homeowners and Investors Bracing for Next Huge Wave of Mortgage Foreclosures

    The next foreclosure epdimic is coming from hundreds of thousands of Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC)s that are coming due after their 10 year term.

  • What Personal Property is Exempt from Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Texas?

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy allows debtors to retain all their exempt properties although the ones that are not exempt are typically turned over to the trusties of the chapter. Such pieces of property are usually sold and the proceeds distributed to the creditors. What applies in Texas?

  • How to File a Mechanics and Materialmen's Lien in Georgia

    Contractors and suppliers, whose labor, services, equipment or materials were used to improve real estate, may be entitled to file a claim of lien under the Georgia Mechanics and Materialman's Lien Statute if they are not paid. Navigating this law, however, can be difficult so we have put together this step-by-step guide to help you understand the complexities of Georgia's Lien Laws.

  • Update your Credit Application Procedures Today

    The recession has two valuable lessons for credit managers: First, even the best businesses can become significant credit risks, and, second, we have all had more practical experience in extending credit and collecting on past-due receivables. This article focuses on practical tips which credit managers can implement today to reduce the likelihood of nonpayment.

  • How Can I Get a Bankruptcy Exemption?
      by HG.org

    Bankruptcy exemptions can make a dramatic difference in your bankruptcy proceeding whether you are filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. While the result for having an exemption is different for each type of bankruptcy filing, both help the consumer keep more – either property or money.

  • How to Calculate the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Payment
      by HG.org

    A debtor proposes a repayment plan that will allow them to repay a portion of their debt. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan determines the amount that each creditor can expect, the duration of the plan, the value of the debtor’s property and the funds that are available to repay the debts. Several factors impact the amount of monthly repayments that the debtor will make.


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