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Background Chapter 12 is designed for “family farmers” or “family fishermen” with “regular annual income.” It enables financially distressed family farmers and fishermen to propose and carry out a plan to repay all or part of their debts. Under chapter 12, debtors propose a repayment plan to make installments to creditors over three to five...
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Let’s do some “Mortgage Forbearance Math.” Mom and Dad have a mortgage. It’s currently $1,000.00 per month. Dad gets laid off, calls the Servicer, and asks for a Forbearance. In one phone call, he gets 6 months “off” from paying. Seven months later, Dad is finally back to work, and hasn’t been able to save...
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(Slip Opinion)                       OCTOBER TERM, 2019                                            1 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for...
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Searching for a job can be overwhelming. There are so many places online to look for job postings that it’s hard to know where to begin. To help you get started, we’ve added a new tool to our website. Our new Find a Job page lists a number of organizations that have job search resources...
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Did you see the news that the cost of attending the University of Chicago is likely to hit $100,000 a year by 2025? The price tag at Columbia University, Harvey Mudd College and Southern Methodist University are also on track to hit the six-figure mark. The projections – based on how much tuition is rising...
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Thanksgiving on a Budget With Thanksgiving approaching, it is important that you start planning for the holiday now so that you can make an amazing Thanksgiving dinner without breaking the bank.  You will have all of this weekend to shop, plan, decorate and even test a recipe or two. Follow these tips below in order...
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Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Catharina Haynes, a child of immigrants, was encouraged from an early age to reach for the stars. But on the day she was approached about entering a race for a Texas state judgeship, she was struck with a feeling of trepidation. “I love the law, but it just...
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If you know me, you know that I deeply love Summer, but by the time it draws to an end and the leaves start changing colors, I do get excited for Autumn. For me, Fall means raking leaves (and jumping in them!), sipping hot apple cider by a fire pit and, of course, all things...
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On February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) will go into effect – long before the normal three-year rules amendment process runs its course. As a temporary measure, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules has drafted interim bankruptcy rules and amendments to the official bankruptcy forms to address the...
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September 19th is National Women Road Warrior Day which was created to celebrate and honor the nation’s traveling businesswomen. I practice Connecticut-Statewide and travel almost daily for court appearances and client meetings, as well as business networking and continuing education. Just yesterday I was up in Hartford for a Bankruptcy Hearing and tomorrow I will...
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