April 6, 2018

Complete state of Mississippi bankruptcy exemptions laws which protect a debtor’s property when personal bankruptcy is filed.

§ 85-3-1. Property exempt from seizure under execution or attachment.
There shall be exempt from seizure under execution or attachment:

(a) T...

March 7, 2018

Bankruptcy can provide a fresh financial start for consumers who cannot pay their debts, either because of insolvency or insufficient income to meet creditor demands. Bankruptcy generally works in one of two ways: liquidating assets to pay one’s debts under Chapter 7 o...

March 6, 2018

Q. Are there any way to have hard inquiries removed from my credit report? 


-- Borrower

A. We're glad to see you're paying attention to your credit reports.

You want to make sure they're accurate because of the direct effect they have on credit scores, the ability to obt...

January 16, 2018

More people are turning to personal loans to pay for everything from a fabulous vacation to a new wardrobe to their credit card bills. Should you?

New year, new debt.

Americans are increasingly turning to personal loans — loans with short terms of just 1-5 years, in smal...

January 14, 2018

Mississippi's Rules For Garnishment, Liens, Foreclosure & More

If you owe debt and reside in Mississippi, it’s important to understand your rights and liabilities. It is even more important if a creditor threatens to file a lawsuit against you.

A lender, collection agent...

December 13, 2017

In re Ross, 838 F.3d 779 (3rd Cir. 2017) –

A debtor filed bankruptcy to block a foreclosure. When he sought to voluntarily dismiss the case, the bankruptcy court granted the request but also enjoined him from filing at any time in the indefinite future. The order was ap...

November 21, 2017

Louisiana native Beth Cenac never thought she would be the target of a jury scam. She is a professional with a master’s degree who worked as a public librarian for 30 years and previously served on a jury.

That all went out the window when a stern voice on the telephone...

November 9, 2017

Refusal to Turn Over Property Post-Petition Did Not Violate Stay

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently rejected the majority rule that a creditor violates the automatic stay by refusing to return repossessed property to a debtor post-petition. Accordi...

November 9, 2017

In Tower Credit, Incorporated v. Schott (In re Jackson), 850 F.3d 816 (5th Cir. 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a bankruptcy court’s ruling that wages garnished within ninety days prior to a Chapter 7 debtor’s bankruptcy filing were...

October 4, 2017

Novasha Miller outside her apartment in Whitehaven, a neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee. Miller filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 in order to prevent her wages from being garnished.Andrea Morales / ProPublica

By PAUL KIEL AND PROPUBLICASEP 27, 2017  BUSINESS

Novasha...

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