Blog Posts in January, 2012

  • Real-life Jerry Maguire files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Many sports and movie fans in Mesa have probably seen the popular movie, "Jerry Maguire." Earlier this month, the sports agent who was the inspiration for the movie filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as he faced debts of several million dollars. The man is Leigh Steinberg and he has represented star NFL players including Troy Aikman, Warren Moon, Steve Young and Ben Roethlisberger. In a statement he ...
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  • Bankruptcy rates decline for first time since 2006

    For the first time since 2006, bankruptcy rates around the country have begun to decline. Although the United States economy is not yet considered to be booming, the decrease in personal bankruptcies is interesting. With job loss slowing down and the charging off of credit cards reaching record low levels, the health of consumer credit is beginning to show an up-turn in Mesa. Additionally, ...
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  • Payday lenders illegally garnished checks

    If your wages are being garnished to pay collectors, or you are being harassed by collectors, you may want to consult a Mesa area bankruptcy attorney. There are often ways to put a stop to this, and in certain cases, you might even find out that what is happening to you is even against the law. A federal court recently found two companies guilty of illegal lending and collection practices that ...
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