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This is a sad story. The Veteran, Barry Coates, who languished on a VA list for a long time has, unfortunately, passed away. The exposé on the VA delays in providing medical care came directly from this Veteran and the saga he had to live through. I have written in the past about the delays in VA care and disability claims.
What is an Involuntary Bankruptcy? Posted on Mar 01, 2016 By Kathryn Davis March 1, 2016 by Kathryn Davis Almost all bankruptcies that are filed are voluntary bankruptcies. That is, the debtor decides to file for bankruptcy on behalf of him or herself. In addition to a voluntary bankruptcy, the law also allows for creditors to file an involuntary bankruptcy.
How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Work? Posted on Aug 26, 2016 By Ed Woods August 26, 2016 by Ed Woods One very powerful remedy that financially strapped consumers have is a discharge pursuant to Chapter 13 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is so named because it is Chapter 13 of Title 11 of the United States Code.
This news story caught my eye. It struck me as odd. The White House dismissed 6 staffers who were “walked out of the building by security after not passing the SF 86.” In my experience, the security clearance process does not work in this manner. In practical terms, the way the system works is that someone applies for a job that requires a security clearance.
A creditor that wants to get paid in your bankruptcy case must file a proof of claim with the clerk’s office of the Bankruptcy Court. Most creditors must file their claim within a certain amount of time, typically 120 days from the date you filed your Bankruptcy petition. Governmental entities, such as the IRS or the State of Alabama, are given additional time or 180 days from ...
This is one of the most common questions I’m asked. Debt consolidation (or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy as it is technically known) is one of the most common types of bankruptcy cases, and many people are familiar with how it works. We have written before about many of the details of Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation, but today I wanted to address the issue of how to qualify for a Chapter 13 case.
Payless Inc. is reportedly discussing a restructuring plan with its lenders. The restructuring plan would involve closings about 1000 of its stores. Currently, Payless operates more than 4400 stores around the country. Shoe Seller May Be Forced to File Bankruptcy According to sources familiar with Payless’ financial situation, the shoe seller might be forced to file bankruptcy ...
Since all of us are human, we all have normal desires for companionship. Those desires, however, when coupled with bad people and the ubiquitous internet can, unfortunately, sometimes lead to negative consequences. This is especially true for anyone who holds a security clearance. Whether the problem is due to drugs, alcohol, financial, criminal issues or sexual behavior, if so ...
That old adage that “things are never as they seem” aptly describes the current situation with student loan servicers. As reported by the New York Post, servicers like Navient—the largest student-loan servicer in the U.S.— are only making the student debt crises even worse. Here’s how the process goes for many borrowers: Get an undergraduate and/or professional degree with ...
Hyundai is one of Montgomery’s biggest employers where more than 3,000 team members are employed with high-paying jobs and full benefits. Additionally, more than 35 tier one suppliers are located in seventeen counties across Alabama. Further there are 78 total suppliers located throughout North America to support the Hyundai plant.
This podcast features attorney Derek Simpson. Derek, along with his law partner, Barton Warren, are both considered top plaintiff’s attorneys in the state of Alabama. Together, they make a very formidable team. Besides that, both of them are just good guys – compassionate, respectful and easy-going.
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (TDHA) introduced a new $60 Million program designed to help the 55 hardest areas throughout the state that have struggled to recover from the 2008 housing crash. According to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel, seven of those areas lie in or around Knox County, Tennessee, with one area extending into Jefferson and Sevier Counties.
If you are old enough to have been watching TV in the early 70s, you probably remember watching The Partridge Family. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, there’s always YouTube. The show featured actor and singer David Cassidy as teenage musician and lead family band member Keith Partridge. The series was quite popular during its four year run.
Do you have a secret bank account or credit card? Have you hidden purchases from your significant other? An article on CNBC this week says a recent survey by the website creditcard.com found just over one quarter of the approximately 1,000 people they surveyed had a secret bank account and/or credit card.
We all have gotten the calls…..your phone rings and normally you wouldn’t answer an unknown number. But this call caught you off guard or maybe it was a number very similar to one you are familiar with. You answer with “Hello” or some other greeting and then an automated voice identifies a business or agency.
The football season officially ended with the Super Bowl last night in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. Now the season that no one wants to come is here. Tax return season. There is one tax preparer now advertising filing your returns and getting your taxes won. An interesting catch phrase for sure, but what is most important is getting the tax return done correctly.
On Friday, January 27th, Gail Donaldson and I had the pleasure of attending the Highland Avenue Elementary School Pep Rally. The teacher of the classroom to whom we provided school supplies back in August invited us to attend the pep rally. Recently, this teacher shared with us that one of her students won first place in the Roxie Lancaster Children’s Holiday Writing Competiti ...
CNN Money recently reported that 6 out of 10 Americans don’t have $500 in savings, according to a new report from Bankrate. So what does one do if hit with an unexpected expense like a car repair, medical emergency or even the more costly car and home maintenance expenses? Well, 41% of adults reported having enough in their savings to pay for an expense of $500 or more.
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