Monthly Archives: February 2017

Arizona Bankruptcy Timeline Infographic

All times are approximations based upon typical experiences. Yours could vary, so if the timing of your case is critical because you plan to move or some other reason, let us know as early as possible so we can plan around it. Although there is some flexibility, federal court appearance is mandatory. Failure to attend can [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:30:06+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Arizona Bankruptcy Timeline Infographic

Is Medical Debt Driving You to Bankruptcy?

If you guessed the biggest source of bankruptcy in America is credit card bills or home mortgages, you are wrong. Many recent studies show medical debt is the biggest cause of bankruptcy in the United States. While Obamacare aims to make medical insurance more affordable, many of us still cannot afford to pay for health insurance [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:30:37+00:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Is Medical Debt Driving You to Bankruptcy?

Seven Strategies to Help Settle Your IRS Tax Debts

Owing money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be extremely stressful and intimidating. There are also very real consequences when it comes to owing money to the IRS. This is a federal agency with a lot of power. They can garnish your wages, seize your assets, and even place a lien on your property to [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:31:06+00:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Seven Strategies to Help Settle Your IRS Tax Debts

Arizona Lawmakers Want to Raise Minimum Insurance Required for Drivers

State legislators want to force Arizona drivers to purchase more auto insurance to pay for the injuries and losses they cause to others. According to a report on Tucson.com, the existing law allows individuals to drive a vehicle with insurance that pays for only $15,000 of liability for injuries to any one person in another vehicle [...]

By |2017-02-20T01:01:10+00:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Comments Off on Arizona Lawmakers Want to Raise Minimum Insurance Required for Drivers

Arizona Lawmakers One Step Closer to Ban Texting While Driving

Arizona is taking a small step toward making texting and driving illegal in the state. According to a news report in The Arizona Republic, the proposed Senate Bill 1080 would ban teen drivers from using cell phones for six months after they get their driver's license. Advocates of more stringent distracted driving laws are asking lawmakers [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:31:45+00:00February 18th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Comments Off on Arizona Lawmakers One Step Closer to Ban Texting While Driving

Arizona Bankruptcies Fall for the Sixth Straight Year

Bankruptcies in Arizona dropped for the sixth straight year in 2016. However, according to a news report in The Arizona Republic, rising debt levels and delinquencies on some loans, including credit cards, are causing concern among many. These are signs, experts say, that the decline in the number of bankruptcies statewide might not be a trend [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:32:52+00:00February 17th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Arizona Bankruptcies Fall for the Sixth Straight Year

Government Accuses Loan Company of Deceiving Consumers

The federal government and the Washington state Attorney General sued Navient, which was formerly part of Sallie Mae, accusing them of cheating borrowers out of their repayment rights. According to a CNN Money news report, another lawsuit filed by the Illinois Attorney General named both Navient and Sallie Mae. Officials with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:35:35+00:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Government Accuses Loan Company of Deceiving Consumers

There’s No Such Thing as a Simple Bankruptcy

"My bankruptcy is simple." As a Chandler AZ bankruptcy lawyer, these words always make me cringe. I've heard these words time and time again. In fact, I recently heard it from a person who came in to see if bankruptcy was an option. She was adamant that hers was a "simple bankruptcy" because it was "just [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:36:16+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy|Comments Off on There’s No Such Thing as a Simple Bankruptcy

Mistakes People Make When Getting Out of Debt

Getting out of a mountain of debt can often seem overwhelming, even impossible at times. The road to financial freedom and security may appear arduous, but those goals are within striking distance if you make a firm commitment to living within your means. Becoming debt-free and financially secure is possible with a disciplined plan and sound [...]

By |2017-02-07T06:20:54+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Mistakes People Make When Getting Out of Debt