Daily Archives: January 25, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Courtney Sherwood  
Consumer Bankruptcies Poised to Climb in 2012

It looks like 2012 will be a busy year for bankruptcy courts, even though filings dropped last year for the first time since 2006. Experts say that big banks are starting to overcome some of the legal wrangling and court proceedings that slowed foreclosures last year. With last year’s 11.6 percent drop in consumer bankruptcy filings apparently linked to the 2011 slowdown in foreclosures, bankruptcies seem almost certain to rise. If you are struggling to pay your bills – and …

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Posted 5 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Deadbeat Parents Don’t Pay Because There’s No Enforcement

This article is part of an ongoing Lawyers.com series looking at the child support crisis in America. Other articles in this series include: Putting a Face on Unpaid Child Support: Kendra’s Story Putting a Face on Unpaid Child Support: Gabrielle’s Story Federal Government No Help with Unpaid Child Support   National alarm bells should be ringing over the shocking fact that only 41.2 percent of custodial parents receive their full allotment of child support. However, a perpetually stagnant economy and …

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Posted 5 years ago in Consumer Law by Ada Kulesza  
Consumers Can Sue Telemarketers in Federal Court over Robo Calls

If you have credit, you might have received these voice mails: “This is important information regarding your unsecured debt.” Or maybe you’ve gotten a “special offer” for a cruise or a home security system. The caller sounds like the artificial voice of a robot — and it is. These calls are placed through a machine: an “auto dialer” or “robo caller.” What you may not realize is that those robots and auto dialers are illegal, and you have legal recourse …

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