Bankruptcy News Briefs- 9/04

Today’s consumer & bankruptcy headlines are…

Dealing With Student Loans During A Disaster

Poor SD residents hit hardest by state debt collection efforts: Part II

A Closer Look at the CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rules – Part Three: Important Details Relating to Disclosures and Debt Validation Notices

Botched Bankruptcy Leads to Standoff in Kentucky Coal Country

Five Ways To Avoid Drowning In Student Loan Debt

Bills would forgive student loan debt for beginning Wisconsin farmers

Attorney General Phil Weiser joins multistate lawsuit on student loan debt

Wall Street Gears Up For Onslaught Of Oil & Gas Bankruptcies

CFPB continues to push the envelope in announcing settlement with brokers of pension advances

Don’t Let A Natural Disaster Cause Financial Disaster

Plaintiff Acted in Bad Faith by Not Disclosing All FDCPA Claims to Bankruptcy Court, Says D.N.J.

Congressional members rebuke delay of payday loan rule


Recent Bankruptcy Code Amendment:  How the New HAVEN Act Can Help Your Clients
Date: September 5, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $0 NACBA Member Benefit / $50 Non Member
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq., Ed Boltz, Esq., & Erin Shank, Esq.
Moderator: James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

On August 23, 2019 the HAVEN (Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019) act was signed into law. It amended Section 101(10A) of the Bankruptcy Code to exclude VA and DoD disability payments made to veterans or their dependent survivors from the monthly income calculation used for bankruptcy means testing.  You need to learn how to apply this law change for the benefit of your clients who are veterans or dependents.  Sign up now!

Why You Should Attend: All of these questions will be answer. Chapter 7 filed before August 24? Can the Means Test now be amended? Chapter 13,  impact on unconfirmed cases?  CMI Reset revived? Chapter 13,  modifications.


Criminal Justice Debts and Civil Fines in Bankruptcy
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Tara Twomey, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

For criminal justice debtors and those with civil fines, bankruptcy can be a powerful tool. It may eliminate the obligation to repay these debts or provide an orderly mechanism for repaying certain debts that cannot be discharged. Bankruptcy can also open the door to relief, such as expungement, record sealing, or restoration of a driver’s license, that may otherwise be unavailable due to outstanding debt. This webinar will provide an overview of the application of bankruptcy law to criminal justice debt and civil fines.

Why You Should Attend: Not all criminal justice debt and civil fines are created equally. Learn about the different kinds of criminal justice debt and civil fines, including which are dischargeable in bankruptcy and which are not.

Home Owner’s Association Fees and Bankruptcy
Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Lee Rowland, Esq., Christina Henry Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

The treatment of Homeowner’s Association Fees in bankruptcy is a complex question. Are they dischargeable in chapter 7 and chapter 13? Does Rule 3002.1 apply? Can underwater HOA liens be avoided? This webinar will answer these questions and more as we explore the treatment of HOA fees in bankruptcy.

Why You Should Attend: HOAs can be aggressive in attempting to collect their debt. You won’t want to miss this program which will discuss ways to reduce or eliminate HOA fees and liens through bankruptcy.

Top 20 Cases You Must Know for Your Bankruptcy Practice.
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM EST
Cost: $25 Member / $75 Non Member
Presenters: Henry Sommer, Esq., Nathan Juster, Esq. & James Haller, Esq.
Register HERE

From projected disposable income and attorneys’ fees to bankruptcy court jurisdiction, this session will cover fundamental cases that you need to know.

Why You Should Attend: You must know the major guideposts to give your clients accurate advice. Make sure you are following these important cases and using them to your client’s benefit.

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