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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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Today is “National Roof Over Your Head Day” 🏠 If you are struggling to pay your mortgage and find yourself in foreclosure, please reach out to me before your Law Day/Auction Date so I can help you save your home. Bankruptcy is not the only choice. There are other options. Explore them with me. Sincerely,...
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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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Labor Day 2019 On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world – the American worker. Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a...
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No.  Not that F Word. The word I am talking about is Forgiveness. In particular, Debt Forgiveness. This can be achieved through Bankruptcy or Bankruptcy Alternatives. I talk a lot about Bankruptcy, but it’s not for everyone. So, what are the alternatives? Here are the top three: Repayment with Workouts (aka Debt Negotiation) Debt Management with Strict...
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The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act applies in bankruptcy cases. It provides protection to members of the military against the entry of default judgments and gives the court the ability to stay proceedings against military debtors. Background The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) is found at 50 U.S.C. app. §§ 501 et seq. The purpose of...
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When it comes to debt there are two main types, secured and unsecured. In Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy knowing the difference between both is very important so you can implement a proper plan. Even if you aren’t filing bankruptcy it is still good to know what the differences are between the debts. First,...
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Whenever someone comes to see me about issues with their mortgage, the first question I ask is always: “Do you want to keep your home?”  And I always expect a very long answer because there are a lot of considerations when making that decision.  Factors include but are not limited to: Can I really afford it?...
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Perhaps mold is a concern because you are purchasing a home and your inspection is soon, or maybe you suspect the presence of mold in your current home. Mold spores are present everywhere we live and breathe.  Mold spores enter our homes through open windows, our shoes from outside, or items we bring inside. It...
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