Your Bankruptcy Attorney & You

22 Jun You get what you pay for with cheap bankruptcy advice.

C. C. Chapman is a big shot in the world of marketing and motivational speaking. He sells advice, not bankruptcy advice, but he talks and people listen. He tells people what he knows and he does it at events big and small. For the right price, he is the go-to-guy. And that price can be big or small, depending on the circumstances, because he figured out the need to charge for his services based on his value. And he measures value based on the needs of his clients. In doing so, he also learned to say no to people who do not value his time – people who want something for free. In his blog, www.cc-chapman.com/2012/a-lesson-in-saying-no/, he tells why he turned down an offer to speak for free to a group who told him “we get the same quality from people we pay or don’t pay.” C. C. believes experience is knowledge that should not be handed over for free to one person and charged to another. I agree, and I believe legal knowledge achieved through years of study and experience should not be undervalued.
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29 Feb Another Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Judge OKs Chapter 20 Lien Strip

The most recent court opinion, In re Scantling, written by Bankruptcy Judge Michael G. Williamson, agrees that a debtor can file a Chapter 20 and strip his or her second mortgage (or whatever is left of it) despite not being eligible for a discharge. A Chapter 20 Bankruptcy is a slang term used in the bankruptcy world. When debtor files a Chapter 7 and receives a discharge of all dischargeable debts, then follows the Chapter 7 with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
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29 Dec Your Bankruptcy Attorney And You – There Is No I In Team

Your Bankruptcy Attorney and you are a team, no doubt about it. So, please choose your bankruptcy attorney wisely because you are going to be spending quite a bit of time with him or her and their staff. Since the new bankruptcy law took effect in October 2005, the amount of paperwork in bankruptcy has quadrupled and the time spent planning, preparing and signing the documents involved has increased dramatically. So, the best advice I can give to you prior to the new year celebration is to take the time necessary to get to know your bankruptcy attorney well, and you may even ask to meet with members of their staff so that you know who you are dealing with.
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26 Oct Why Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail In Bankruptcy Court

If you are considering filing abankruptcy petition you should consult with an experienced lawyer so you can do some planning. But you should be careful; as with most of life, good planningwill save you money but sloppy planning can land you in hot water. I often talk with people who are considering bankruptcy who have already tried to do some planning on their own. They sold their car to a friend for ten dollars, or quit claimed their property to their spouse thinking that was the only way to protect it. Sometimes theyused their tax refund to pay off a loan from a relative, or "settled" a debt with one creditor. Other times they borrowed from their retirement or took out a home equity loan to try to forestall the inevitability of having to file. These are things you should NOT do before filing.
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24 Oct A Word About Our Latest Incarnation

John Morley said, "Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law." Given the fact that this is a site about the law, we thought it necessary to continue our evolution. Today we took off the wraps to show you the next step in the evolution of Bankruptcy Law Network. The look is cleaner and lighter, allowing us to show off our content rather than letting you get mired in overpowering graphics. We've laid out more information on each page in a way that helps you get to the bottom of it all with a minimum of muss and fuss. In case you're keeping score
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