L. Jed Berliner practices exclusively in consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, and related consumer protection litigation such as credit card defenses and suing debt collectors. He established his Springfield, MA practice in 1988.

Attorney Berliner is a regular and active contributor to the Bankruptcy Law Network, the Bankruptcy Roundtable, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, three specialized consumer bankruptcy forums on the Internet, and is an informal mentor to regional practitioners. He is recognized by his peers as an expert in consumer bankruptcy issues. He thoroughly enjoys being rated "excellent" in his client surveys.

 

Author: L. Jed Berliner, Western & Central Massachusetts Consumer Lawyer

27 Apr How to Afford Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be affordable. It requires a lot of money to file for bankruptcy protections. It costs lots more than before the 2005 revisions, which doubled the expenses and work for no additional benefit. Here’s how to make it affordable. Chapter 7 cases are over in three...

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24 Feb Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Has No Minimum Payment For Credit Cards

Chapter 13 bankruptcyfilings often requires that a filer pay something every month to a trustee. The trustee distributes those payments according to a court-approved plan. Nothing in the Bankruptcy Code requires a minimum payment, aminimum dividend, to be paidto anygeneral unsecured creditor such as like...

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20 Nov Retain Complete Bankruptcy Originals, Not Just Signature Pages, When Going Paperless

It seemed like a dream to paper-burdened bankruptcylawyers, this electronic filing stuff for bankruptcy courts. Go paperless! Save only signature pages. Prepare your schedules, have the client make the necessary changes and sign where needed, then prepare the PDF documents, use the /s/ digital signature,...

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