Can you believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away!
In preparation for this uniquely American tradition, the November issue of our Pew Law Center Bankruptcy & Debt Relief Newsletter is now available for you to read online and download.
Here are some interesting topics we’ve covered in this month’s newsletter:
Understanding the Limitations of Bankruptcy
November’s lead article has to do with limitations on the elimination of certain debts through bankruptcy. Although filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 is a protected federal right, not every debt can be eliminated. Not only does this article distinguish unsecured debt from secured debt, it explains specific obligations that cannot be avoided through bankruptcy, such as child support obligations and DUI-related personal injury judgments.
Defaulting on Student Loans: The Ramifications
Student loans can be a real blessing, opening doors to an education for so many individuals who could not otherwise afford to attend college or university. However, defaulting on a student loan – something we are seeing more frequently in this struggling economy – creates more havoc than a bad credit report. Read this article to learn how a student loan default can severely affect your financial future or that of your children and loved ones.
How to Avoid Diabetes Without the Aid of Medication
Most of us associate Thanksgiving with extended family, good friends and neighbors, and lots of food. Recognizing the importance of risk avoidance, we report on new findings to ward off diabetes from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Do you know someone who is at risk for diabetes? This article provides proven tips for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Confronting Dangerous Toys
The day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday – launches many shoppers into the holiday gifting season. Even if you are more of a Cyber Monday shopper, if you plan to purchase children’s toys as gifts, do read this important article with new safety information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
All of us at the Pew Law Center hope you will enjoy sharing our newsletter with family and friends at this celebratory time of year. But most of all…