April 20, 2012

Dealing with Accusations of Business Fraud through Bankruptcy

When a small business fails, its owner or employee is sometimes accused of causing or hastening that failure through fraud or other intentional bad behavior. If that person is already considering filing a bankruptcy to deal with the financial fallout of the closing of the business, how are those accusations going to be handled in that bankruptcy case?
April 23, 2012

Update on the Cash Distribution to Foreclosed Homeowners from the National Mortgage Fraud Settlement

What qualifies you to receive the $1,500 to $2,000 restitution payment for losing your home to foreclosure? More clues have just become available.
April 24, 2012

Who Is the “Bankruptcy Trustee” and How Can He or She Help or Hurt Me?

The three kinds of trustees in consumer bankruptcy have tremendous power over you. So it’s important to know what they do, and how to stay in […]
April 25, 2012

Irony by Perjury Adds Insult to Injury: from Lender Robo-signing to Foreclosed Homeowners Begging for Scraps from the National Mortgage Fraud Settlement

Homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure may need to commit perjury to get restitution payments through the settlement. That would be the deepest kind of insult on injury.
May 30, 2012

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Discharge of Your Debts under Chapter 7

The point of filing bankruptcy is to get relief from your debts. So, when and how DO those debts get "discharged"--legally written off--in a regular Chapter 7 bankruptcy?