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I'm too Broke to File for Bankruptcy!

Nearly twelve years have passed since the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act took effect, which made it more difficult and expensive for struggling debtors to file for bankruptcy. 560 more words


Your Business – Can it survive an Economic meltdown?

At some point in your business life cycle you’re going to experience a cash flow crisis, it might be in the start-up phase because you’ve underestimated how much time it would take to generate sufficient sales, it might be several years later when economic forces cause many of your clients to close shop or downscale to cheaper (not better) providers. 449 more words


Observations on Donna Murch's Article "Paying for Punishment: The New Debtors' Prison"

  1. I was surprised to learn that some people are opposed to mass incarceration and the war on drugs not because they want to help the budget, but because they want to make money “through asset forfeiture, lucrative public contracts from private service providers, and … revenue and unpaid labor from populations of color and the poor” (2).
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Reading Observations

Wage Garnishment: FAQ

What is wage garnishment?

If you owe money to a person or company that you have failed to repay or even begin to repay, the creditor… 517 more words


Mansions of Misery

Mansions of Misery, A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison by Jerry White.

Book review and guest post by LH Member Jane Young

My introduction to the work of Jerry White was some time ago as a history student. 354 more words

Social History

Can I File for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 at the Same Time?

“Sometimes one bankruptcy isn’t enough.” – George Veitengruber, Esq.

As we’ve discussed before on our blog, there are time limitations put into place that prevent a debtor from receiving a second chapter 7 discharge unless at least eight years have passed since their first chapter 7 discharge. 581 more words


Corporate services committee meeting (24 March)

The corporate services committee meeting was held on 24 March 2016. Apologies were received from Crs Mirfin, Bouillir, Sangster and Ensor for absence, and Cr Dowler and the Mayor for lateness. 852 more words