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The Current Debate Over Student Loans in Bankruptcy

I belong to the National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and we talk amongst ourselves quite a bit about current bankruptcy issues. NACBA is having an internal debate among some members about what to do about student loans. A few thoughts: Administrative Remedies Much of the recent momentum calls for administrative[…..]

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The Bad Side of When Only One Spouse Files Bankruptcy

One spouse, whether married or separated, can file bankruptcy alone, without the consent of the other spouse. Sometimes this is a good thing, because in California, the non-filing spouse can often obtain the benefit of the automatic stay as to themselves or their property, and a community discharge of certain[…..]

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Buzz Kill – No Bankruptcy Relief for Marijuana Grower

I always had a bit of a fascination with marijuana law, and now have seen it cross into the bankruptcy world a few times. As it continues to evolve, it’s been interesting from the legal perspective to watch it develop from an illegal and taboo topic, to a progressively acceptable[…..]

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Can I Fire My Bankruptcy Attorney?

By Jeff Curl, San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney Yes, you can fire your bankruptcy attorney. I can only speak to California law since this is where I am licensed. Here, clients can fire attorneys at any time, for any reason. Attorneys must show “cause” for firing clients, such as non-cooperation, or[…..]

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Who Files for Bankruptcy?

By Jeff Curl, San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney In reviewing the last 78 bankruptcy cases we filed, the statistics show our clients represent a wide spectrum of society. Their ages, income, education and other measurements really span across many cultural lines. Take a look at who files for bankruptcy.

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