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FREE LEGAL FAIR ON DEBT ISSUES

  The First Judicial District Court covers cases filed in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties. The Court’s Access to Justice Committee is putting on a free legal fair tomorrow focusing on debt issues.  Please come if you have questions, and please tell people who might be interested.           […]

TOP 5 THINGS EVERY CONSUMER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT DEBT COLLECTION LAWSUITS IN NEW MEXICO, Part 2

From time to time, a Guest Blogger shares voice at the New Mexico Bankruptcy Law Blog. Today, we welcome Deborah M. DeMack.  Deborah is a former Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. A solo practitioner now in private practice in Santa Fe, NM, Ms. DeMack practices […]

TOP 5 THINGS EVERY CONSUMER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT DEBT COLLECTION LAWSUITS IN NEW MEXICO, Part 1

From time to time, a Guest Blogger shares voice at the New Mexico Bankruptcy Law Blog. Today, we welcome Deborah M. DeMack.  Deborah is a former Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. A solo practitioner now in private practice in Santa Fe, NM, Ms. DeMack practices […]

Middle Class Climbing Out of Bankruptcy

This post is part two in a two-part series by Brooke McDonald on how the current economy creates a climate more conducive to bankruptcy for middle class families and senior citizens, lessening the traditional stigma of bankruptcy as limited to young people or caused by careless spending. Part one examined how and why typical bankruptcy […]

“Bankrupt” Doesn’t Mean “Irresponsible”

This post is part one in a two-part series by Brooke McDonald on how the current economy creates a climate more conducive to bankruptcy for middle class families and senior citizens, lessening the traditional stigma of bankruptcy as limited to young people or caused by careless spending. Part two will look at how middle class […]

NM Bankruptcy Court Website Upgraded

This just in from the US Bankruptcy Court: Continuing the Court’s efforts to better serve the public, we will “go live” with a new, improved web site on Thursday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. No need to change your bookmarks – the web site’s address will stay the same, http://nmb.uscourts.gov/. The new site uses the […]

Random Musings From The “341”

Today, we welcome Frank P. Pipitone. Frank  is a consumer defense attorney located in Garden City, New York. His practice is focused on consumer credit issues including debt settlement, foreclosure solutions and personal bankruptcy. He is a firm believer in the rehabilitative power of bankruptcy. RANDOM MUSINGS FROM THE  “341” By Frank P. Pipitone  No, […]

Bankruptcy Filings Today: Fewer Assets, Fewer Debts

Concerning bankruptcy filings today, the Albuquerque Journal reported recently that: “Consumers headed into U.S. Bankruptcy Court last year with substantially fewer assets and less debt than in 2010, a possible sign of the toll that the struggling economy has taken on some families, according to a just-released federal report.” I think that’s a fair conclusion. […]

Default on Loans and Debts: Higher Education Student Loans

Student loan debt and student loan default is one of the most serious problems facing the country’s long term recovery and health, and it is increasingly in the news.  I’ll post frequently about this topic. For today — a recent New York Time’s article reports:  In all, nearly one in every six borrowers with a […]

What happens to your kids’ education and educational loans if you are in bankruptcy?

Today, is a guest post — I’ll add my comments to it tomorrow. What happens to your kids’ education and         educational loans if you are in bankruptcy? By Victoria Maydanik, San Jose bankruptcy attorney in California, and owner of Maydanik Law Firm.   Many recent graduates of colleges and professional schools are not able to […]