Focus On Bankruptcy By The News Media

13 Mar Focus On Bankruptcy By The News Media

The news media is now focusing on what bankruptcy can do to level the battlefield between the mortgage companies and consumers. The sub-prime market is falling! The sub-prime market is falling!

Why should I care about that, one asks? The answer is that the sub-prime mortgage has been one of the major reasons the housing market continued to remain strong in the last few years while the rest of the economy started to sour. The default rate on these loans is very high. Foreclosures have increased 40% to 50% in some states just in the past few months. We all know what interest rates have done in the last two years. As it turns out, bankruptcy may be a way to fight back.

Recently the CNN program Open House featured an intensive boot camp where bankruptcy lawyers are given advanced training in the fight against creditors. Additionally, new informational websites such as have sprung up to bring attention to the risks and remedies that bankruptcy can do for consumers. The message is clear: bankruptcy remains a viable option and remedy for financially troubled consumers.

“ConnecticutGene Melchionne is a bankruptcy lawyer covering the entire State of Connecticut. He can often be found on Google+ and Twitter, where he shares information about consumer protection issues and personal finance.

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  • Stephen Otto, Attorney at Law
    Posted at 21:05h, 13 March

    Tremors in the subprime market were given by the Wall Street Journal today as a reason for the largest drop in the market since February’s 400 point scare.