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Month: September 2014

New York Fed Finds Large Debts Causing a Bottleneck in Homeownership

You might hear in the news that skittishness on future home prices is what’s keeping people out of the housing market. Many people don’t want to end up with an underwater house that can require a short sale or New York bankruptcy to resolve. Indeed, many New York homeowners are supposedly in pre-foreclosure and median …

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National Consumer Law Center Slams Government on Student Loan Collections

The standard drill for collections on most debts is that the lender sells the debt to a collections agency for a fraction of the loan’s balance. It then (hopefully) obeys the laws to convince the borrower to repay it. For student debtors whose education loans are directly lent from the federal government (not the older …

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Six Situations in Which a Discharge Order Can Be Revoked

Although some people file New York bankruptcy to halt a foreclosure with the automatic stay or strip a lien, in nearly all cases debtors seek a discharge. However, there are six situations in which a bankruptcy court can revoke a discharge order that’s already been entered. They’re listed in Section 727(d) of the Bankruptcy Code: …

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What to Do If a Creditor Doesn’t File a Proof of Claim

In chapter 13 New York bankruptcy, creditors usually promptly file proofs of claim with the bankruptcy court. If they don’t do so, they might not receive a disbursement from the bankruptcy estate. Nevertheless, sometimes a creditor might neglect to file a proof of claim but a debtor might want it to do so. Why would …

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Bankruptcy Usually Has Little Effect on Military Security Clearances

Soldiers in the U.S. military are often debtors too, and sometimes they need to file New York bankruptcy to get a fresh start. Occasionally the biggest problem for them is filing bankruptcy in the country where they’re stationed. Other times the question is how a bankruptcy filing will affect soldiers’ security clearances, which are crucial …

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