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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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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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The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial Branch. Its administrative director is called the Chief Court Administrator. Judicial Functions The judicial functions of the Branch are concerned with the just disposition of cases at the trial and appellate levels. All judges have the independent, decision-making power to preside over...
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Individuals filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 must use a new form that presents their payment plan in a more uniform and transparent manner, and creditors will have less time to submit a proof of claim, under new bankruptcy rules and form amendments that took effect Dec. 1. By creating greater uniformity of where specific...
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Article I, Section 8, of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to enact “uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies.” Under this grant of authority, Congress enacted the “Bankruptcy Code” in 1978. The Bankruptcy Code, which is codified as title 11 of the United States Code, has been amended several times since its enactment. It...
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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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  Did you know Student Loans are discharge-able in Bankruptcy?  Well, they are but only if you meet three strict requirements: (1) Poverty, (2) Persistence and (3) Good Faith. It’s called the Brunner Test. Basically it means if you can prove an “undue hardship” you can eliminate Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy. As you may...
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In this blog we will explore a very important step in your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy process: Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Signing and Filing. Once you have met with me for your free initial consultation, retained me to file your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition and delivered to me all of the required documents, I will...
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Do you Qualify for Bankruptcy? Are you frequently late in paying your bills? Do unexpected expenses cause a serious strain on your finances? Do you constantly worry about paying your bills on time? Are you behind on any of your debts? Has your income decreased in the past six months? Have your wages been garnished...
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