The federal government has bailed Wall Street firms out to the tune of $700,000,000.00. This is a form of corporate welfare. The restructuring was done to prevent large Wall Street firms from going bankrupt. Instead of amending the Bankruptcy Law to help these Wall Street firms, the government simply gave them $700,000,000.00 in loans. Recently, … [Read more...]
Supreme Court Considers Congress’ Attempt to Regulate Attorney/Client Relationship
The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in the case of Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz v. the United States. The specifics of the case were discussed in a series of articles in the New York Law Journal Monday and yesterday by Marcia Coyle. The Milavetz & Gallop firm, based outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with some of their clients, … [Read more...]
Waiting Period for Receiving Another Bankruptcy Discharge
If you have already completed your Chapter 13 payment plan or Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding, and have received a discharge, you will hopefully be in good shape to begin a new financially unencumbered life. You will hopefully have taken our advice and attained financial health. But life does not always cooperate with our plans and so you may need … [Read more...]
Can A Creditor Pursue a Debtor’s Co-Signor After Discharge?
Many people have loans or debts where a friend or relative has guaranteed or co-signed a loan. In these situations, individuals considering filing for Bankruptcy are often concerned whether any discharge of indebtedness would absolve co-signors of their responsibility for the debt. Generally, Bankruptcy discharge does not absolve a co-signor or … [Read more...]