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Homestead in Bankruptcy

Homestead Protection in the Law

Think of “homestead” and you might envision a scenic home representing a historical residence or grand family estate. In the legal world, homestead law protects equity in a home from being taken by creditors. Such protections exist in state law. Nearly every U.S. state has its own homestead statute, designed to […]

Collections & Bankruptcy

Collections Supposed to Stop After Bankruptcy: Computer Did It Defense

Collections are supposed to stop after you file bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy law imposes an automatic stay, effectively a federal court injunction ordering credit card companies, bill collectors, collection attorneys, banks and others to stop all collection activity.  Even collection law suits filed to collect debts must stop under the automatic stay […]

Collection Lawsuits & Demands

Collection Lawsuits and Bankruptcy

Collection lawsuits annoy those who receive court papers.  People don’t want to get in debt.  The time, energy and cost of answering court papers can boggle the mind. When one of your creditors sues you in small claims court or any other court you must appear and you must file […]

200 Legal Blog Posts

200 Legal Blog Articles: Personal Injury, Bankruptcy & More

We have now posted 200 legal blog articles at the Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers.  Blogging presents everyone with the opportunity to become part of the internet.  Here, though, we focus on the areas of the law that we practice, we know about and we care about. We often post information based […]

Top Celebrity Bankruptcies

Celebrity Bankruptcies: Famous People Who have Filed Bankruptcy

Celebrity Bankruptcies hit the headlines, and then fade away in the barrage of the 24 hour news cycle. So, just to refresh our memories, or in case you don’t read the Hollywood newspapers at the grocery store checkout, here are some of many celebrity bankruptcies: Rapper 50 Cent filed a […]

Donald Trump Running for President

Donald Trump: Lightning in a Bottle

Donald Trump, according to some, discovered lightning in a bottle. “His rise is not due to his supporters’ anger at government,  It is a gesture of contempt for government, for the men and women in Congress, the White House, the agencies.” Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, p. A11, August 1, 2015. […]

Where debt collector abuse goes too far

Debt Collection Harassment: When Bill Collectors Go Too Far

Debt collection harassment rates number one among consumer complaints in the United States. Despite federal and state laws against abusive bill collection, overly aggressive bill collectors often call repeatedly, at all hours at home and work, and use threats in an attempt to scare consumers into paying the entire debt immediately. Often, debt […]

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Frederick’s of Hollywood Files Bankruptcy

Frederick’s of Hollywood the sexy lingerie retailer filed bankruptcy Monday, April 20, 2015.  Don’t look for the skimpy nightware store in your local mall … the company shut down all 94 stores the week before filing. Through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, store owners planned to unload all of the bricks and mortar […]

What Happens to Personal Injury Claims in Bankruptcy?

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS IN BANKRUPTCY

What if you’re thinking about filing bankruptcy but you have a personal injury claim pending? Whether the personal injury claim is in court, delayed by insurance settlement holdups or even if you haven’t decided to pursue the claim but the statute of limitations hasn’t run, this is an asset. It […]

When Collection Activity Violates Bankruptcy Discharge

What is a Bankruptcy Discharge Violation?

  When a bankruptcy petition is filed, an automatic stay goes into effect immediately, ordering a stop to all collection activity with the force of a federal injunction.  Later, when the bankruptcy court issues a discharge, the legal obligation to pay the debts terminates. Bankruptcy stops collection activity. But what if […]



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