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Same-Sex Marriage Recognized as Valid in Non-Recognition State for Purposes of Interpreting the Bankruptcy Code

As a result of two Federal trial court decisions issued May 19, 2014 and May 20, 2014, Oregon and Pennsylvania became the 18th and 19th states where gay and lesbian couples can legally marry. In these decisions, U.S....more

Attorney fees properly discharged under bankruptcy law in family law matter

In Bendetti v. Gunness, 2014 DJDAR 623 (2014), the US Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (“BAP”) for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision. The bankruptcy court ruled that an attorney fee award...more

Debtor v. Bank of America, N.A.; 2:11-ap-01983-VZ

Court Transcript on Summary Judgment Hearing

Debtor's counsel successfully defeated this summary judgment motion brought forth by Bank of America, N.A. and a successive motion in this case. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 23, 2013. The findings of fact...more

Legal Services are so Much Cooler Online: Online Legal Services and Your Small Claims Case

Recently I began offering online legal services in response to a need that I saw going unmet. Specifically, people who need legal help in going through the court process but either couldn't afford to pay an attorney or it...more

I've Been Sued! Understanding the Steps that Lead to a Judgment

I have mentioned before that lately I am seeing more people come in for a bankruptcy consultation that have been sued by one of their credit card companies. Usually it is for smaller amounts, less than $5,000. Nothing sends...more

Eliminating Lawsuits Through Bankruptcy

Few things are as unsettling as having a knock on the door and then finding yourself being served with a lawsuit by a process server. However, if debts go unpaid long enough, eventually many creditors will sue. Bankruptcy...more

Law Suits, Garnishments & Bankruptcy

Lately I have seen an influx of clients who are facing a wage garnishment or who have recently had a creditor garnish their bank accounts. This is likely due to the fact that this bad economy has been going for years now...more

How Bankruptcy Can Help You If You Get Sued.

In this article I discuss how bankruptcy can help you deal with a law suit that you have recently be served with or a default judgment that may have been entered against you....more

I've Been Sued! Now What?: Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney

When you aren’t able to pay your bills there is always the chance that your creditors may decide to seek payment through the courts and sue you. The knock on the door and being served with legal papers causes people to panic...more

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