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"RECENTLY FILED AMICUS BRIEFS." and "OTHER NEWS" -- From the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers

"RECENTLY FILED AMICUS BRIEFS: Exemption for Inherited IRA NACBA has filed an amicus brief in the case of In re Chilton, No. 11-40377 (5th Cir.). That case addresses the issue of whether a debtor ...
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Why Should I Hire a Bankruptcy Attorney?

Why Should I Hire a Bankruptcy Attorney? Years ago, few attorneys in Massachusetts specialized in any particular area of the law. These "general practitioners" handled criminal cases, family ...
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Your Personal "Debt Ceiling"

Your Personal "Debt Ceiling" On July 25, President Obama addressed the country asking the American public to encourage their Congressmen to raise our nation's debt ceiling. The debt ...
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Picking and Choosing Debts to Discharge

Picking and Choosing Debts to Discharge There are many myths circulating regarding bankruptcy in Massachusetts. One of the most popular myths is that a bankruptcy debtor can pick and choose which ...
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When Can I Stop Paying Credit Cards?

When Can I Stop Paying Credit Cards? Many of my Massachusetts bankruptcy clients ask, "When can I stop paying on my credit cards?" The answer seems obvious: "immediately." If you ...
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Bankruptcy Can Provide Leverage to Underwater Homeowners

Bankruptcy Can Provide Leverage to Underwater Homeowners The Washington Post recently reported that the Obama administration is not planning another large federally funded program to relieving the ...
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Can Bankruptcy Discharge Student Loans?

Can Bankruptcy Discharge Student Loans? Discharging student loans through the Massachusetts bankruptcy court is extremely difficulty. Since 1978 Congress has increased restrictions on bankruptcy ...
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"Customer Sues Chase, Says Bank Ruined Her Credit By Declaring Her Dead"

"Customer Sues Chase, Says Bank Ruined Her Credit By Declaring Her Dead" "A funny thing happened when Curtis and Wrenella Pierre tried to get a modification of the $460,000 in mortgage ...
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"CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A. WILL REFUND MORE THAN $2 MILLION"

From the Us Trustee's Office. For the full article please visit http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/public_affairs/press/docs/2011/pr20110118.htm January 18, 2011 CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A. WILL REFUND ...
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Debts Excluded From Chapter 7 Discharge

Debts Excluded From Chapter 7 Discharge The purpose of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to liquidate all of the debtor's non-exempt property to pay creditors, and to legally discharge any remaining debt ...
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U.S. Bankruptcy Rate Drops

U.S. Bankruptcy Rate Drops The steady increase in bankruptcy filings since 2005 may have finally leveled off. According to the American Bankruptcy Institute and National Bankruptcy Research Center, ...
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Life Happens: Bankruptcy Conversion or Dismissal During Chapter 13

Life Happens: Bankruptcy Conversion or Dismissal During Chapter 13 Much of an individual's bankruptcy case revolves around the date the case was filed, also called the petition date. On that date ...
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Wyoming Home Is a 'Little Cayman Island' for Shell Companies

From the American Bar Association, the full article can be read here ...
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Greenpath, Inc. Bankruptcy Counseling Hours for the 4th of July Weekend.

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, we just wanted to take this moment to let you know of our holiday hours. They are as follows: Saturday, July 2nd-Normal Business Hours Sunday, July 3rd- CLOSED ...
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"RECENT CASES OF INTEREST: Guest Contributor Wendell Sherk, NACBA State Chair, Missouri"

" RECENT CASES OF INTEREST: Guest Contributor Wendell Sherk, NACBA State Chair, Missouri" From the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers, please visit them at www.nacba.org 8 ...
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July 4th Weekend Hours

July 4 th Weekend Hours The Office will be closed on Friday July 1, 2011 through Monday July 4, 2011. Normal office hours will resume on July 5, 2011. Have a great holiday.
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