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For Consumers Finding a Debtor Education Provider Can the United States Trustee Program (USTP) help me find a debtor education provider or recommend a provider? How can I locate an approved debtor education provider that offers services in languages other than English? Taking the Debtor Education Instructional Course May I complete my debtor education and...
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Consumers Counseling Requirements Must all individuals obtain credit counseling prior to filing a chapter 7, chapter 11, chapter 12, or chapter 13 bankruptcy? Finding a Counseling Agency Can the United States Trustee Program (USTP) help me find a credit counseling agency or recommend an agency? How does an individual locate an agency that offers credit...
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Settlement Addresses Robo-Signing and Other Improper Practices in Bankruptcy Cases WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s United States Trustee Program (USTP) has entered into a national settlement agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase) requiring Chase to pay more than $50 million including cash payments, mortgage loan credits and loan forgiveness to over 25,000 homeowners...
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The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice that seeks to promote the efficiency and protect the integrity of the Federal bankruptcy system.  To further the public interest in the just, speedy and economical resolution of cases filed under the Bankruptcy Code [external link], the Program monitors the conduct of...
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Oftentimes Bankruptcy and Divorce go hand-in-hand. If you are in the process of getting divorced, it would be wise to consult a consumer attorney to analyze your financial circumstances, ensuring all of your obligations will be accounted for in the Divorce Decree/Separation Agreement, and to determine if you can handle paying them once you go...
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I know I’ve talked about this time and time again. If you follow my blog, you are probably wondering why I’m going to dedicate another post to hiring the right lawyer for you. But I’m going to do it anyway, and I have good reason! No matter what lawyer you choose to hire, you need...
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When You File Bankruptcy You can choose the kind of bankruptcy that best meets your needs (provided you meet certain qualifications): Chapter 7 – A trustee is appointed to take over your property. Any property of value will be sold or turned into money to pay your creditors. You may be able to keep some...
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Q: What is bankruptcy? A: Bankruptcy is a legal process for people who cannot afford to pay their bills, and offers them a fresh start. The right to file for bankruptcy is granted by federal law, and all Connecticut bankruptcy cases are handled in federal courts located in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford. Q: How...
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Not really sure what cases civil litigation lawyers take on? Civil Litigation is such a broad subject matter and the different types are endless. There are two categories or types of cases in the American legal system, civil and criminal. Basically, anything non-criminal in a court of law is considered to be a civil case....
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