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Bankruptcy Law 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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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: Abusive Debt Collection

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: Abusive Debt Collection

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: Abusive Debt Collection

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 Constantly Harasses Consumers at their Jobs

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: Abusive Debt Collection

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: Abusive Debt Collection

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: Abusive Debt Collection

3/13/2014
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Academy Collection Services Paid FTC Largest Debt Collection Penalty

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: Abusive Debt Collection

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: Abusive Debt Collection

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: Abusive Debt Collection

2/24/2014
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Mel Gibson’s Ex Filed Bankruptcy as a Result of Costly Custody Battles

If you are drowning in debt, you are not alone. Even celebrities with a lot of money face hard times for many of the same reasons. Find out how to get relief.

Category: Bankruptcy

2/14/2014
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St. Charles Bank of America Branch to Layoff 280 Employees

With another layoff looming in the St. Louis area, how can you be sure that your job is safe? Make sure you're prepared in case the unexpected happens.

Category: Job Loss

2/14/2014
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State of Illinois Continuing to Shed Jobs in 2014

With a forecast of Illinois losing another 500 jobs in 2014, how will you make sure to continue to support your family this year? Find out steps to take.

Category: Job Loss

1/31/2014
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Toni Braxton Proves There is a Life After Bankruptcy

Read how even celebrities might end up having to file bankruptcy and how they can bounce back. Shows you can also have a life after drowning debt.

Category: Bankruptcy

1/29/2014
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Unemployment Rates Fell in 39 States and D.C. Last Month

Is the decrease in the rates of unemployment in over 3/4th of our nation's states indicating that we're on the track to economic recovery? Find out here.

Category: Job Loss

1/27/2014
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Maryland Heights Coca Cola Plant Shutting Down, 100 Jobs Will be Lost

Local Coca-Cola plant announced its closing last week. Would you know what to do if you were all of a sudden out of the job? I offer a free layoff report!

Category: Job Loss

1/22/2014
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Filing Bankruptcy Gives CEO of Large Film a Company a Second Chance

Danny Fisher found bankruptcy to be a breath of fresh air after filing bankruptcy because of millions of dollars in business debt. Get your second chance too!

Category: Bankruptcy

1/14/2014
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Infographic: Stop Harassing Debt Collectors

Infographic showing how to stop abusive calls from debt collection agencies and provides information on how to sue harassing creditors and collect 1000 dollars.

Category: Abusive Debt Collection

1/9/2014
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Will I be Kicked out Right after my Home is Foreclosed?

Received notice of foreclosure? Have you heard the bank will come and throw all your stuff on the curb? This is not necessarily true, find out what to expect.

Category: Foreclosure

1/8/2014
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What is the CFPB Doing to Respond to Debt Collection Complaints?

Have you been harassed by a debt collector? Do you know what to do to protect yourself against their abusive tactics? Read here for more information.

Category: Abusive Debt Collection

1/6/2014
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I’ve Disputed a Debt Because I Do Not Owe it, Now What?

If you've disputed a debt because you don't think you owe it, find out what's supposed to happen to make sure the debt collector is complying with federal law.

Category: Abusive Debt Collection

1/3/2014
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What is the Topic of Most BBB Complaints about Debt Collectors?

Major increases in complaints to the BBB regarding harassing debt collectors. Are there any similarities in these complaints? Read here to find out.

Category: Abusive Debt Collection

12/16/2013
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Can My Debt Collectors Pretend to Be a Law Firm to Get Me to Pay?

There are many debt collection horror stories, but what if it happens to you? Find out what to do and how you can turn the tables on your debt collectors.

Category: Abusive Debt Collection

Abusive Debt Collection

Abusive Debt Collection

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 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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