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News coverage about bankruptcy (Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11) for consumers and business owners.

What Happens After Filing Bankruptcy?

One of the most common questions that I am asked as a Seattle bankruptcy attorney is what happens after filing bankruptcy?  This is a loaded question and how things transpire after filing bankruptcy will depend on each case individually however

How Can You Protect Yourself as a Real Estate Investor Washington State?

If you are thinking about becoming or are a real estate investor in Washington State you will want to know how to protect yourself as a real estate investor to make sure that you set yourself up for success and

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How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

Figuring out what you owe on your mortgage can be very difficult, especially when you likely have to go in circles with your loan servicer to get a competent person to answer the phone with regard to how your mortgage

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Can a Business File Bankruptcy?

Yes a business can file for bankruptcy, but a business owner will need to determine whether it will make sense to file a business bankruptcy, or deal with the debts on a personal level through a personal bankruptcy or debt

How to Manage Old Debt After Recent Supreme Court Ruling

It’s easier for old debt to haunt American consumers seeking refuge in bankruptcy, thanks to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson (2017). I have blogged before about Midland Funding and their reputation for

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Can an Attorney Help You Buy and Sell Real Estate?

Yes! In fact this can be a way you can save a significant amount of money on your real estate transactions.  I had the opportunity to discuss whether an attorney can help you buy and sell real estate on 1150

Confessions of a Seattle Bankruptcy Attorney: 5 Myths About Filing Bankruptcy

In every day life, nobody goes into a business venture or every day life thinking that they will have to someday talk to a Seattle bankruptcy attorney, however one unplanned event can sometimes send people and families on a path

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Do You Feel Threatened By Debt Collectors?

If you feel threatened by debt collectors you would not be alone.  A recent survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) found that 1 in 4 consumers feel threatened by debt collectors.  This is not surprising to me at all

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What Should I do With My Car if I Owe More Than it’s Worth?

One common issue that I see time and time again at an increasing pace is that consumers owe significantly more to a bank for a car than the car is actually worth.  As it turns out, www.edmunds.com has actual statistics to

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What to Expect When Dealing with Debt in 2017 and Beyond?

Now that the 2016 election season has concluded and we have for better or worse a new President Elect in Donald Trump I wanted to look at how his policies may change how consumers and borrowers may act when dealing

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