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  • Bankruptcy Filings Are on the Rise for Well-Known Businesses During the Pandemic

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    The current pandemic has been hard on virtually everyone. We’ve learned that we never really washed our hands the right way, and that our faces are just so tempting to touch – constantly. But we shouldn’t. We were told that the virus stayed alive on surfaces for 72 hours.... Read more >
  • Buying a Home After Bankruptcy

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Unless you run a business or are a seasoned investor, your home is probably the most valuable asset you own. That’s assuming you own one. It’s also assuming you haven’t just lost one due to foreclosure or other difficult economic circumstances. The somewhat depressing reality of homeownership in the... Read more >
  • The Boy Scouts Have Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Sunday, March 22, 2020

    The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth organization in the country. It’s sad to see them go. But wait… are they going? They’re filing for bankruptcy. That must mean the Boy Scouts are closing up shop and going out of business. That’s what happens when someone or... Read more >
  • What to Tell People When You File for Bankruptcy

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    The old saying has something to do with never discussing politics and money in polite conversation. Let’s take it a step further and never discuss those two under any circumstances unless it’s absolutely necessary. Seriously. Even comments on Youtube videos degenerate into angry political side-taking. It’s unreal. It’s pointless.... Read more >
  • Tariffs Could Force Some Retailers Into Bankruptcy

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    Are you one of those people who look to see where the stuff you just bought was made? It’s fun to flip over that deck of cards, or your new Himalayan Salt mill and just to look for the country that’s brave enough to take credit for manufacturing that... Read more >
  • What Kind of Information Does My Bankruptcy Attorney Need in Arizona?

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    If there is one certainty in life, it’s that nothing is certain. Although lately, there seems to be some inevitable certainties in life. The old adage about death and taxes still seems to hold true.  If you are rich enough though, you might be able to buy an island... Read more >
  • Sears Files for Bankruptcy

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Sears. It’s one word. It’s a proper name. To Americans, Sears is more than just that – it’s a way of life – or at least it was at one time. Talk to anyone with a few miles on them, and they will have at least one story about... Read more >
  • When Can I File Bankruptcy Again?

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Bankruptcy can be a lot like a warm hug. Olaf would agree. When you’ve suffered (and suffered miserably) from years of debt and years of harassment from creditors, filing for bankruptcy and discharging all of that debt is a welcomed relief. It’s like a warm puppy. It’s like a... Read more >
  • Older Americans Are Filing Bankruptcy in Droves

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Older Americans are filing bankruptcy at a much higher rate these days. This phenomenon is everywhere; even in Arizona. Iit has been shown in the last 25 years or so that the increase in bankruptcy filing among those 65 years old and older has been remarkable. It’s unfortunate that... Read more >
  • Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Credit cards after bankruptcy. That sounds like a great title for a bankruptcy article, or a credit card article. But like much good literature, let’s start with a poem. Credit Cards The bane of our existence The expeditor of our dreams and mortgagor of our future The sheer mockery... Read more >
  • Claire’s Files for Bankruptcy and Earlobes Everywhere Rejoice

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    To an earlobe, Claire’s is a sadistic torturer. Over the years, how many innocent dangling ear parts have been subject to wonton and unwanted cruelty all in the name of physical adornment? Not only has Claire’s perpetually condoned the practice, but it has encouraged and promoted it, all the... Read more >
  • Department of Education May Make it Easier to Include Student Loans in Bankruptcy

    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Death, taxes, and student loan debt. Guess which two of the three are completely unavoidable? Having a hard time? It’s probably because they are all, virtually unavoidable. Why do I say virtually? Well… depending on your view of religion and the afterlife, there have been or may be some... Read more >
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Unless you were one of those kids (and you probably turned out to be a lawyer when you grew up), chapters were not something to get too excited about. Chapter books were just a clever way to move you from reading awesome books full of colored pictures to tedious,... Read more >
  • When Black Friday Comes

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    It’s that time of year again. I know we are all supposed to be thinking about Thanksgiving. That brief time of gratefulness between the Pilgrims and the Indians is a core historical moment for Americans everywhere and it gives us reason to celebrate. America is the third most populous... Read more >
  • Is Toys R Us Facing Bankruptcy?

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Geoffrey the giraffe is not happy. In fact, none of us who are a kid at heart are happy. Do you remember the lyrics to the song? “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid There’s a million toys at Toys R us that I can... Read more >