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Bankruptcy Blog For Missouri and Illinois

Here you will find a variety of regularly updated blog entries written to keep our readers and clients abreast of the most current and interesting bankruptcy news in Missouri and Illinois. We hope that these short, informative, and easy-to-understand blogs help keep you engaged and up-to-date.


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9/10/2014
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Brady Williams Wiped out $300K in Debt by Filing Bankruptcy

"My Five Wives" reality star dad has been relieved of his debts by filing bankruptcy. If he can wipe out over $300K, bankruptcy can most likely help you too.

Category: Bankruptcy

8/29/2014
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Prairie Farms in Hazelwood Lays Off 66 Workers

The Hazelwood Prairie Farms plant laid off workers today. If you were affected, read here to find out how to keep your family afloat during this difficult time.

Category: Job Loss

8/26/2014
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Is Chef Gordon Ramsey on the Brink of Bankruptcy?

Celebrities are on the brink of bankruptcy too, why should you consider yourself a failure? Read here for how to find the best solution for your drowning debt.

Category: Bankruptcy

8/19/2014
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Received Repeated Calls from National Credit Management?

Alleged complaints against this collection agency may be violations against the FDCPA. Make sure you're aware of your rights against debt collectors.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

8/6/2014
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Stop IC System Debt Collector Harassment in St Louis

Find out how you can sue this large debt collector if they violated your rights. Robo-dialing and reporting inaccuracies on your credit report are illegal.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

7/11/2014
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West Asset Management Uses Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics

Have you been harassed by a debt collector like West Asset Management? You don't have to put up with the abuse! Find out how to sue them.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

6/27/2014
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Senator Proposal May Allow Discharge of Private Student Loans

Drowning in student loan debt? There may be a way to find some relief by filing bankruptcy in the near future. Read here for more information.

Category: Bankruptcy

6/27/2014
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Miller & Steeno May Call Friends or Family About Your Debt

Miller & Steeno is a local law firm that specializes in creditors’ rights. Even they may violate the FDCPA. Find out if you may have a case by reading here.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

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6/17/2014
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Mercy Health Systems Lays Off Hundreds of Employees

Have you been affected by the recent Mercy layoffs? Find out how to make sure you can continue to provide for your family during this difficult time.

Category: Job Loss

6/13/2014
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FTC Brings Charges against NCO Financial for Violating FDCPA

The FTC received largest civil penalty after filing a complaint against NCO Financial for violating consumers' rights under FDCPA. Sue if this happens to you!

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

6/5/2014
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GC Services Harasses Consumers to Pay Debts

This debt collector has been harassing consumers and calling family members to get them to pay. Find out how to protect yourself from these abusive collectors.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

5/28/2014
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Midland Funding Lawsuits and Complaints

Been harassed or sued by a junk debt collector like Midland Funding? An experienced attorney can help you turn the tables on them and wipe out your judgment!

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

5/16/2014
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Debt Collection Scammers Request Money Via Email

One of my clients received an email from a debt collection scammer. Here's my response and how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam like this yourself.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

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4/23/2014
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“Meet the Parents” Star Teri Polo files for Bankruptcy

If you're worried filing bankruptcy will make you look like a failure. Look how many other people, even celebrities, turn to bankruptcy for a fresh start.

Category: Bankruptcy

4/18/2014
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5 Ways to Fight Back in a Junk Debt Lawsuit

Have you received a lawsuit from a junk debt buyer? Find out how to protect yourself and how the lawsuit may be null and void if they've violated your rights.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

4/10/2014
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Midland Credit Management May Collect Debts You Don't Owe

If you've been contacted by any debt collector about a debt you don't owe, you may be able to sue them for violating federal law. Find out more by reading here.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

4/4/2014
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Received Robo-Calls from Accounts Receivable Collections?

ARCI is a collection agency that primarily collects medical debts by using robo-dialers. Did you know you can sue a debt collector for this? Find out more here.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

4/2/2014
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How do I Avoid Becoming a Victim of a Shady Tax Preparer?

Have you heard horror stories about tax preparers? Here are some things to watch out for to protect yourself from falling victim to a shady tax preparer.

Category: General

3/27/2014
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Absolute Collections Corp Harasses Consumers at Work

ACC keeps harassing consumers at their jobs no matter how many complaints. How does a collection agency get an A rating with the BBB but continue to abuse you?

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

3/21/2014
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Belleville School Board Lays Off Teachers and Staff Members

Another round of layoffs is happening for Belleville schools, find out what to expect if you experience a layoff.

Category: Job Loss

3/18/2014
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Aargon Agency Destroys Credit Reports with No Attempt to Collect Debt

Have you been harassed or threatened by a debt collector from Aargon Agency? Read here and you'll find out you're not alone. You can sue them for their actions!

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

3/14/2014
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Will a Debt Collector Sue Me for a Charged Off Debt?

Many people think they aren't responsible for a debt once it's charged off. Read here to find out why that's not true and how a debt collector may still sue you

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

3/13/2014
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Academy Collection Services Paid High Penalty to FTC

Don't be fooled by an "A" BBB rating, that doesn't always mean that a debt collector is playing by the rules. Here I use Academy Collections as an example.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

3/11/2014
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What if I Pay a Scamming Debt Collector? Is My Money Gone Forever?

Don't pay a debt collector if it seems like they are trying to scam you. Read here for information on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam.

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

2/26/2014
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Have You been Contacted by Client Services About a Debt You Don’t Owe?

I have heard a common complaint of Client Services, Inc. trying to go after you for a debt you don't owe. How do they still have an "A" BBB rating?

Category: Debt Collection Abuse

Debt Collection Abuse

Debt Collection Abuse

If you're getting harassing phone calls from debt collectors at all hours of the day and night, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) gives you a way to stop them. The FDCPA gives you the right to sue collection agencies for up to $1,000 in statutory damages, plus actual damages and no attorney fees.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

When your finances are out of control, the rest of your life seems to feel that way as well. Castle Law helps you get a grip on the problem by filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We can also represent you in situations concerning foreclosure, repossession, wage garnishment, or violations of the FDCPA.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Do you know how filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help improve your financial situation? You have probably heard many myths about bankruptcy, such as "you will lose everything." That is definitely not the case as long as you retain the services of an experienced bankruptcy attorney.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Are you worried you will lose the home or vehicle you've worked so hard for because of foreclosure or repossession? A chapter 13 may just be the answer you are looking for to help you quickly save your home or vehicle from being taken.

 

Foreclosure

Foreclosure

Millions of Americans continue to lose their homes due to foreclosure. If your family is facing foreclosure in St. Louis and risks living on the street, contact our Missouri bankruptcy law firm today. We can help!

Wage Garnishment

Wage Garnishment

Wage garnishment can make tough times even worse. If you are being affected by garnishments and cannot provide for your family, call us today. We can show you how to get your life back on track.

Repossession

Repossession

If you haven’t been able to make car payments due to financial reasons beyond your control, we can stop the Repo Man and help you keep your car. Call us today for a free consultation.

Credit Card Debt

Credit Card Debt

Struggling to pay credit card bills? Not answering the phone because you're tired of hearing from bill collectors? Need options? Contact St. Louis attorney Jim Brown to learn how filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Missouri may be able to help. It's time to take your life back and stop the harassing phone calls from creditors today.

Medical Bills

Medical Bills

Unexpected medical bills can ruin your financial future. If you’ve been suffering under the stress of medical debt, there are options for relief that can keep your family at home without losing everything. Our St. Louis bankruptcy law firm has helped numerous people get rid of debt from medical bills.

Job Loss

Job Loss

Have your hours been cut back because business has been slow or, even worse, have you lost your job? Don’t know how you’re going to pay your bills? Keep a roof over your head? We can help you get your life back. Contact a St. Louis job loss lawyer at Castle Law Office today to learn how filing bankruptcy can help you after loss of employment.

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