Can I Stop a Citation to Discover Assets By Filing For Bankruptcy?
Courts in all states have procedures set to allow creditors to get judgments against the debtors who owe […]Read More
What is the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine and How Does it Apply to Bankruptcy?
Most rulings come from state courts, not from federal courts. State courts hear all sorts of claims, from […]Read More
Does the “Show Me the Note” Defense Work to Stop a Foreclosure?
Something we have seen a lot lately at Lakelaw is a failure of banks and their attorneys to follow […]Read More
Why is My Bankruptcy Lawyer Asking Me So Many Questions?
When we meet prospective clients for the first time, we try to make them feel welcome as […]Read More
Can I go to Jail for Not Paying a Debt?
Yes…well, sort of. But you should never go to jail for a debt. When you don’t pay […]Read More
Why is my mortgage lender suing itself for foreclosure?
It’s hard enough communicating with one mortgage servicer. Anyone who has ever tried to get a loan modification, […]Read More
Can I Sue My Mortgage Lender or Servicer For Not Offering Me a Permanent Modification?
Well, to start, anyone can sue anyone. That doesn’t mean you’ll win or collect. But a new case from […]Read More
Don’t borrow money that you can’t pay back when thinking about bankruptcy!
If you file a bankruptcy case, cash advances made within a few months of the filing will be highly suspect.Read More
New Notices to Homeowners in Illinois Foreclosure Cases
A new Illinois statute, effective January 1, 2009, requires that lenders give homeowners special notices in forclosure cases, both in English and Spanish.Read More