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Consumers Could See Credit Scores Go Up

A report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this year suggested that credit reporting agencies should improve the accuracy of their reports and update their records more often.  Beginning July 1st, changes will be underway. FICO, the entity that...

Mortgage Company Violating Discharge Injunction

All too often a client completes a chapter 13 bankruptcy and immediately receives a letter from the mortgage company that the mortgage payment is still behind. This could be a violation of the bankruptcy discharge injunction by the mortgage company. It could lead to a...

Strip Off Junior Mortgage in Chapter 7?

The United States Supreme Court yesterday ruled that someone in chapter 7 bankruptcy cannot “strip off” a second or junior mortgage even if there is no value in the property securing the mortgage. An article about the case is available here.  Those of you...
Series: What is Schedule E Priority Claims?

Series: What is Schedule E Priority Claims?

Schedule E of the Bankruptcy Petition lists Priority Creditors. Priority Creditors are special unsecured creditors that still usually will get paid even though they are unsecured. The priority creditors that come up in most cases are domestic support obligations and...
Series: What is Schedule D, Secured Creditors?

Series: What is Schedule D, Secured Creditors?

Schedule D is where we list your secured creditors, the collateral securing each of those debts, and the amounts owed on each of those debts. Creditor, as you may know, means the person or company that you owe money to.  Secured creditor basically means you had to...
Series: What is Schedule C?

Series: What is Schedule C?

Schedule C lists your personal property and what exemption, if any, you are claiming on each piece of personal property. Exemptions are dollar amounts of certain types of property that the law says should be protected from your creditors. Exemptions are state...
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