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BAPCPA Man #2 – Automatic Stay Forcefield

With permission from Bankruptcy Bill himself, here’s BAPCPA Man’s latest heroics, this time in connection with the automatic stay which he appropriately likens to a forcefield. The cartoon also illustrates a good point about electronic filing, namely that bankruptcy lawyers don’t physically go to the courthouse, but instead usually file cases electronically from the computer …

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Debt settlement company exposed by ABC News

“We’ll help you settle your debts for pennies on the dollar.” Sound familiar?  Maybe you’ve seen these Credit Solutions ads on TV, on the internet or even in the New York subway.  ABC News recently ran a segment where they investigated Credit Solutions and the debt settlement industry, which revealed that the debt settlement company …

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New Bankruptcy FAQ section

Just want to let everyone know that the Bankruptcy FAQ section from our website is now also available on this blog. In the Bankruptcy FAQ section, you can find answers on the following topics: What disclosures must a collection agency provide to a debtor? What actions must a collection agency avoid? Are there any alternatives …

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New credit card laws and what they mean for you

The rules for credit cards will soon change.  The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 (such a clever acronym) is set and ready to go into effect in 2010. How will this affect you?  Well, according to an article in today’s Washington Post, the main things are that it will: Lead …

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