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Arbitration Agreement Enforceable Against Non-Signatory Spouse Because Community Property

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

You know how the vows go: “for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, in district court or in arbitration…” Wait a minute. Last Wednesday, a federal district court in Arizona held that a TCPA plaintiff was...more

Implementing Regulation B Spousal Signature Provisions

by Polsinelli on

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act and its implementing rule, Regulation B, prohibit any creditor from discriminating based on sex or marital status, among other protected statuses. All the federal banking agencies are involved...more

CFPB Clarifies Heirs, Divorcees and Estate Planning Transferees Are Not Subject to Ability-to-Repay Rules

The CFPB issued an interpretive rule to clarify that when a borrower dies, the name of the borrower’s heir generally may be added to the mortgage without triggering the Bureau’s Ability-to-Repay rule. This clarification will...more

"Insights" Newsletter - Spring 2014

In this issue: - Supply Chain Finance as the "New Normal" - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Implements Regulations for Covered Mortgage Loans - Arbitration Guidelines - Navigating Foreclosure...more

CFPB takes steps to protect foster care youth from credit reporting problems

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

To address concerns about the vulnerability of foster care children to credit reporting problems, the CFPB has published three action letter templates for child welfare caseworkers to send to credit bureaus if they find...more

FHA Fresh Start Program Now Available 1 Year After Bankruptcy

by Christine Kingston on

New FHA Fresh Start Program provides mortgage financing in as little as 12-Months after a bankruptcy, short sale or foreclosure. Restrictions apply. Please contact a qualified mortgage broker for details. Stop struggling...more

Asset Searches and the Collection of Debt

by Edward Amaral on

It has become increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Debtors are often delinquent in paying for goods, services or other financial obligations. When a debtor...more

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

Court Transcript on Summary Judgment Hearing

by Christine Kingston on

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

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013

by Steven Getman on

Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013 Friday, March 15, 2013 by Steven J. Getman, Esq. Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past...more

Transgender and Legally Married in Minnesota?

by Jason Kohlmeyer on

A look at being transgender and married in Minnesota. Originally written and posted on www.mankatolawblog.com by a Minnesota Family Law Attorney, Jason Kohlmeyer of Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Office, Chtd. Mankato,...more

New Chapter 7 Means Testing Figures Effective November 1, 2012

by Christine Kingston on

New means test figures make it more difficult to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy....more

CFPB Proposes Making it Easier for Stay-at-Home Spouses and Partners to Get Credit Cards

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

On October 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) proposed updates to existing regulations to make it easier for spouses or partners who do not work outside of the home to qualify for credit cards. The...more

Schaffer v. ECMC

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

by Christine Kingston on

We recently obtained a judgment discharging more than $57,000.00 in student loans on behalf of our clients through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding. The conclusions of law are timely for future cases. A medical...more

Dividing Credit Cards During A Divorce

by Jason Kohlmeyer on

A quick look at how to divide credit cards during a divorce. Originally written and posted on www.mankatolawblog.com by a Minnesota Family Law Attorney, Jason Kohlmeyer of Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Office, Chtd. Mankato,...more

Financially Adrift and Lost on Long Island

by Frank Pipitone on

A recent HBO documentary details the impact of the "Great Recession" on Long Island residents....more

Underemployed In Minnesota (For Child Support Purposes)

by Jason Kohlmeyer on

What if you're not working and have to pay child support? Here is your answer. Originally written and posted on www.mankatolawblog.com by a Minnesota Family Law Attorney, Jason Kohlmeyer of Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Office,...more

Court Allows Paternity Fraud Lawsuit to Proceed

by Jason Kohlmeyer on

Fraud and paternity actions? Not in Minnesota, but close (Iowa). Originally written and posted on www.mankatolawblog.com by a Minnesota Family Law Attorney, Jason Kohlmeyer of Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Office, Chtd. ...more

What If You Can't Afford A Divorce Lawyer In Minnesota

by Jason Kohlmeyer on

What to do if You can't afford a divorce lawyer in Minnesota. www.MankatoLawBlog.com...more

CFPB: Next Up, Reverse Mortgages!

by Jonathan Foxx on

In a June 28, 2012 Report to Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB or the Bureau) published its study of reverse mortgage transactions. This study was required by Section 1076 of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

by Kaiser Legal Group on

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website as an installment in Michael Kaiser's Animal-Law blog. Mr. Kaiser, founder of the Kaiser Legal Group, is a consultant and mediator. He...more

Best Time to File Bankruptcy: Before or After Divorce?

by Frank Pipitone on

Bankruptcy and divorce often coincide. The common question arises: When is the best time to file bankruptcy, before or after the divorce? Filing bankruptcy before divorce is almost always the recommended path. ...more

Turbervilles Private Client Newsletter - Winter 2011

by Turbervilles on

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter. In this edition, we report on why people are starting to record their internet and computer passwords in their wills. A woman injured while having her hair coloured in a salon is...more

La responsabilità professionale medica

by Flavio Stella on

Aspetti e considerazioni sulla responsabilità professionale medica...more

Caring for an Elderly Family Member or Friend? Watch for these signs of Fraud!

by Bryon Gross, Esq. on

Con-artists abound in the elderly community. They know certain things about the elderly and their attitudes which makes them easy prey. ...more

FinCEN: Elder Abuse - Red Flags

by Jonathan Foxx on

On February 22, 2011, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory to assist the financial industry in reporting instances of financial exploitation of the elderly, a form of elder abuse. Financial...more

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