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- Defaulted Federal Student Loans and Tax Offsets
When a person stops making payments on student loans, the Department of Education may take action to collect on this debt. One method is to try to initiate a tax offset to recuperate some of the money owed.
- Mortgage Companies Win in the Supreme Court
Recently, on June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Bank of America v. Caulkett.
- Alternatives to Foreclosure: Six Options
What are the alternatives to foreclosure? Falling behind on your mortgage payments is extremely stressful. You toss and turn at night, imagining losing your house. But there is hope. Even if you've defaulted on your mortgage, you may be able to find an alternative foreclosure which will allow you to keep your home should you desire to do so.
- 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?
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
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.