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Month: June 2019

Preference Actions: Know when to fold’em

In my previous post on preference actions, I wrote about how I was able to help a previous client head off a preference action before it even began thanks to sound analysis of the situation, thorough preparation and effective presentation to opposing counsel. That said, there are also situations where baring your teeth may not …

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What are the consequences if I default on my student loan?

You may recently have heard that student loan debt now exceeds credit card debt.  Currently forty-four million Americans owe some $1.5 trillion in student loans.  You may also have heard there’s a proposal in Congress that would make student loan debt dischargeable in bankruptcy just like any other debts.  Among the bipartisan bill’s sponsors are …

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Preference actions: The art of making them disappear

I had a client situation recently that reminded me of how important preparation and know-how are when dealing with preference actions. The client had received a demand letter from a debtor in a Chapter 11 case (who has the powers of a trustee) informing him that he would be subject to a preference lawsuit unless …

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Bruce Weiner Debtor Case Studies: Other people’s debts

“Bruce Weiner Debt Case Studies” is a recurring feature on this blog that summarizes some of the facts in a client’s bankruptcy case.  The goal is to share the kinds of real world circumstances that lead people to bankruptcy, and to demonstrate how the bankruptcy process and a good bankruptcy lawyer can help. Case Study:  …

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Can my employer fire me for filing for bankruptcy?

Can my employer fire me for filing for bankruptcy?  Can my employer fire me based on my race? No and no.  You can’t be fired based on your race.  And you can’t be fired just because you’ve filed for bankruptcy.  The bankruptcy laws specifically prohibit firing an employee because of a bankruptcy filing. Many people …

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