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Blog Posts in February, 2009

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  • Can I File For Bankruptcy in Arizona and Discharge a payday loan?
    Can I File For Bankruptcy in Arizona and Discharge a payday loan?

    Debts owed to payday lenders can be wiped away in bankruptcy. The real issue is not the fact that they can. It is that once the consumer reaches a point that a very high-interest payday loan is ...

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  • Will Arizonans Be Able to
    Will Arizonans Be Able to "Cram" Down a First Mortgage in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Congress continues to ponder a change to the bankruptcy code that would allow bankruptcy Judges to treat mortgages the way that car loans (older than 2.5 years) are currently treated in a chapter 13 ...

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  • Foreclosures Rise 81% in 2008 from 2007
    Foreclosures Rise 81% in 2008 from 2007

    According to a recent USA today article, home foreclosures rose nationwide by 81% from 2007 and 225% from 2006. Total repossessions were 850,000 up from 404,000 in 2007. Arizona’s numbers were among ...

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  • What exactly is an Arizona Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Trustee?
    What exactly is an Arizona Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Trustee?

    A chapter 13 trustee is the person that the United States Trustee (U.S. Department of Justice) appoints in each state/district to do the following: 1. Review Chapter 13 Filer’s proposed Chapter 13 ...

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  • What type of debt is NOT Discharged in an Arizona Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    What type of debt is NOT Discharged in an Arizona Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy can be a useful legal tool for those in serious financial trouble. It allows the filer to do a number of things that he or she can’t do in a chapter 7 bankruptcy. A number of its ...

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  • Nationwide Bankruptcy Filings in January 09 Jump 34%
    Nationwide Bankruptcy Filings in January 09 Jump 34%

    According to an Article posted February 3, 2009, at Bloomberg.com, personal bankruptcy filings climbed by 34% in January of 2009. The American Bankruptcy Institute expects 1.4 million consumer ...

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