Your Bankruptcy Attorney & You

27 Jul Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product, in Bankruptcy

The U.S. Trustee comes a'knocking at your door. it doesn't care about no stinkin' attorney-client privilege. And the attorney work product privilege? It's just so many meaningless words. The government wants to see, um, EVERYTHINGin your files (both from the debtor and the lawyer). It wants...

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23 Jun Unauthorized Practice of Law Gains Attention of U.S. Trustee

Article Date: June 23, 2013 The Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court, pursuant to an enforcement action brought by the United States Trustee, ordered sanctions and issued an injunction against a bankruptcy petition preparer in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The case can be found here. The petition preparer, Pinnacle Financial...

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06 May Do You Need Exact Debt Balance Amounts to File Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

no need for exact debt balances when filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13You may be putting off filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 debt consolidation because of concern about not having the exact debt balances due on your credit cards and other debts. After all, bankruptcy involves a federal court filing under penalty of perjury. Let me reassure you that you do not need to worry or delay your bankruptcy filing if you are only able to estimate the balances due. It is far more important to have the accurate name and correspondence address for your creditors. When you file bankruptcy - and this holds true whether you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy - your case filing includes something called a mailing matrix. The matrix comprises a list of all of your creditors and creditor representatives (collection agencies or lawyers) who will get notice of your bankruptcy filing.
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02 May No, Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Not Trying to Torture You

For people who are engaged in a profession that is based upon communication, lawyers can be very bad at communicating. Bankruptcy lawyers, including me, don't always communicate effectively with clients. Like any other specialized profession, we tend to think and talk in jargon, and we...

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