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Amanda and Emily

Boleman Law Announces New Shareholders

(Richmond, VA – 09-24-2018) Boleman Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Amanda DeBerry and Emily Connor Kennedy have become the firm’s newest shareholders.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Veronica Brown-Moseley Named Up & Coming Lawyer 2018

The Boleman Law Firm is proud to announce Veronica Brown-Moseley’s recognition as Up & Coming Lawyers 2018 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

The “Up & Coming Lawyers” awards program, now in its third year, recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice. These are the lawyers who are the leaders of the profession in the future.

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2019 Best Lawyers

2019 Best Lawyers in America

We are proud to announce that Mark C. Leffler and Patrick T. Keith have been named again in this year’s Best Lawyers in America.

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Christina Parrish on Coast Live

Christina Parrish Talks Tolls on Coast Live

Boleman Law Attorney Christina Parrish appeared on Coast Live to discuss helpful solutions for people suffering with debt from toll violations. Learn about the ways in which toll debt can disrupt daily life, and how bankruptcy can provide relief.

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Veronica on Coast Live

Veronica Brown-Moseley Talks Student Loans on Coast Live

We talk with a local attorney, Veronica Brown-Moseley from Boleman Law Firm, about the legal and financial issues for those coping with bankruptcy to manage student loan debt.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Objection to Confirmation 101

What is an Objection to Confirmation of the Plan?

In all Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases a plan must be filed with the Court. The plan explains how debts will be paid in a bankruptcy case. The Court’s approval of a plan is called “confirmation.”

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Pump the brakes on student loan debt

In most instances, student loan debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  However, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case can allow an individual to pump the brakes on student loan debt long enough to regain financial stability.

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What Happens When a Married Couple Who Has Filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Separates?

What Happens When a Married Couple Who Has Filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Separates?

Married couples frequently file a bankruptcy case together in what is called a joint case.  The Chapter 13 term lasts three to five years.  Sometimes the couple’s relationship falls apart during that term.  This article discusses three options that an attorney would discuss with the couple.

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Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors' Rights

Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors’ Rights

by Mark C. Leffler, Esq, and Emily Connor Kennedy, Esq.

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Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide

Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide

What is the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide and how can it help you?

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Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors' Rights

Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors’ Rights

by Mark C. Leffler, Esq, and Emily Connor Kennedy, Esq.

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John Bollinger Discusses Concerns for Future Debt Collection with ABI

John Bollinger Discusses Concerns for Future Debt Collection with ABI

What are the concerns after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Henson v. Santander Consumer? Could it affect you? Find out what John Bollinger has to say here!

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What if I Need a New Car During my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

What if I Need a New Car During my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Many clients wonder what will happen if their current vehicle breaks down or is a total loss during the term of their Chapter 13 Plan. While it is preferable to pay cash for a new vehicle, expenses in our lives do not always allow for this. ​The bankruptcy does not prohibit you from incurring debt but the process does require patience. We will discuss all your options with you prior to you making a decision.

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Surprising Information About Your Credit

Surprising Information About Your Credit

Credit reporting can be confusing. Quite often, what seems like “common knowledge” or “common sense” is, well, wrong. Many of the truths behind credit reporting may surprise you.

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Do you have equity in Real Estate? We will help you!

Do you have equity in Real Estate? We will help you!

One of the biggest myths I hear from people regarding bankruptcy is that they cannot file bankruptcy because the Trustee will take their home.

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Matthew R. Hane

Matthew Hahne Talks Taxes on Coast Live

Tax season is upon us and Matthew Hahne sits down with Coast Live to talk about this stressful time. Could bankruptcy be an option?

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Don’t lose your valuable assets. Get help now!

Don’t lose your valuable assets. Get help now!

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Financial problems weighing you down?

Financial problems weighing you down?

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

IWIRC Announcement

We are proud to announce that Veronica Brown-Moseley has been elected Co-Chair of IWIRC’s Virginia Network. International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. IWIRC is committed to the connection, promotion and success of women in the insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide.

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Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association Announcements

Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association Announcements

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce two Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association elections.

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Amanda Erin Deberry

2017 Young Lawyer of the Year Announcement

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce Amanda DeBerry has been selected as the 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Richmond Bar Association.

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Bankruptcy and Bumps in the Road of Life

Bankruptcy and Bumps in the Road of Life

All people experience “bumps in the road” of life, such as job loss, illness, or death.  If you experience such an event during your Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should first inform your attorney.  Every person’s circumstances are different, and your attorney will help you choose the option that best fits with your case and your goals.

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Pro Se Debtors: Deficiencies, Inefficiencies, and Possible Solutions

By Amanda DeBerry and Angela Haen ¹

From a debtor’s perspective, filing bankruptcy is an expensive proposition. In addition to the court filing fee and mandatory credit counseling course, there is the cost of an attorney to represent them throughout the process.

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Divorce and Bankruptcy: What are my options?

Divorce and Bankruptcy: What are my options?

Folks often schedule a free consultation with us on the recommendation of their divorce attorney. Oftentimes, financial difficulties and divorce go hand-in-hand.

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Association Announcements

Association Announcements

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce a number of association elections.

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Bankruptcy filers’ biggest regret: “I should have done this sooner”

Bankruptcy filers’ biggest regret: “I should have done this sooner”

We have been privileged to help thousands of Virginians regain their financial health. But the most consistent regret these folks express to us is that they wish they had come to us for help sooner.

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Qualifying for an apartment while in bankruptcy

Qualifying for an apartment while in bankruptcy

Our clients are often concerned about renting an apartment after their bankruptcy case is filed.

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Chapter Choice: Risk of incurring new debts after the filing of your bankruptcy.

Chapter Choice: Risk of incurring new debts after the filing of your bankruptcy.

Deciding which type of bankruptcy to file can be complicated. It is important to understand how the different types of bankruptcy will address the debts that you have.

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Matthew R. Hane

Hahne named to GLSA Board

Matt Hahne has been elected a Director of Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) a nonprofit, ABA-affiliated organization, located in Chicago, Illinois.

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When Things Don’t Go According to the Plan

Rule 3002.1: A Case Odyssey ¹

Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3002.1 was intended to address communication problems regarding mortgage companies and Chapter 13 debtors, and the rule furthers its goal of increased transparency in two ways.

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Bankruptcy versus Foreclosure or Short Sale.

Bankruptcy versus Foreclosure or Short Sale.

Negotiating with your lender may help you to avoid foreclosure on your home. If negotiating is not an option, filing bankruptcy may be the next option before foreclosure.

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Negative Money

Bank Accounts Following Bankruptcy Filing

Filing bankruptcy is not the end for your bank account; there are many options still available to you.

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Mark C. Leffler

NACTT Academy Announcement

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce Mark C. Leffler has been elected President of The NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education, Inc.

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Overwhelming Debt? Need Help?

Overwhelming Debt? Need Help?

Make an appointment today for a free consultation with a Boleman Law attorney.

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Negative impact from housing crash shifts to

Negative impact from housing crash shifts to “interest only” home equity lines of credit

Homeowners who signed up for “interest only” lines of credit 10 to 15 years ago are starting to default as the principal payments kick in. Underwater mortgages are of particular concern to lenders.
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Second mortgage stripping still allowed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Second mortgage stripping still allowed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Supreme Court ruling still allows stripping underwater second mortgage in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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Bankruptcy & your government security clearance

Bankruptcy & your government security clearance

Military and government personnel are concerned that filing bankruptcy may negatively impact their security clearance and their jobs — even when a superior instructs them to file. Here are some guidelines.
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New Boleman Law website informs and communicates

New Boleman Law website informs and communicates

Boleman Law website launch featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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The basics of repossession.

The basics of repossession.

If you fail to pay a secured creditor*, repossession is a legal process that allows that creditor to take back or repossess the property (collateral) that secures the debt.

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Do you need to file for bankruptcy?

Do you need to file for bankruptcy?

Though we have not met, here is what I know. You’ve worked hard, paid your bills and built up your credit rating – and then something bad happened.

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Debtor’s Education Course is required to complete your bankruptcy.

Debtor’s Education Course is required to complete your bankruptcy.

If you do not complete the Debtor’s Education Course and obtain a Pre-Discharge Education certificate your bankruptcy discharge may be denied by the court.

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Financial wellness programs boost workplace productivity.

Financial wellness programs boost productivity. Workers under financial strain are more likely to be distracted and absent from work.

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Payday loan business coming under close scrutiny by CFPB

Payday loan business coming under close scrutiny by CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking into payday lending and in the next 12 to 18 months may issue guidance or propose regulations for the $46 billion business. At a CFPB hearing in Richmond last week speakers for and against payday loans were heard. Read more …http://www.richmond.com/business/sponsored-content/article_c2fa4046-d884-11e4-a4fd-5b33b58a0231.html

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Credit Reporting Agencies Make Changes

Credit reporting agencies have agreed to be more conscientious in fixing credit report errors and to wait longer before including unpaid medical bills in reports and credit scores.

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Bank On of Virginia Beach changes financial behavior

According to Virginia Beach, over 6,000 City households are “unbanked” – they do not have a bank account.

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Croatia cancels the debts of 60,000 poor people.

Croatia cancels the debts of 60,000 poor people.

Croatia cancels debts for 60,000 citizens. But don’t expect the same in the U.S.

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Six Tips for choosing a bankruptcy lawyer

Choosing an experienced bankruptcy lawyer is essential to getting a fresh financial start. Here are some tips to make that first meeting more productive.

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Get straight with the IRS now.

Get straight with the IRS now.

The IRS can pounce without warning if you haven’t filed tax returns.

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Important Tax Filing News

Important Tax Filing News

Free Tax Preparation & Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) information

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Boleman Law Firm. We will help you.

Boleman Law Firm. We will help you.

If paying for a bankruptcy has been preventing you from moving ahead, we can discuss options to make it affordable.

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January 30th is EITC Awareness Day

January 30th is EITC Awareness Day

Friday, January 30th is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. Virginia government, wonderful community groups and businesses across the Commonwealth have joined with the IRS in promoting the initiative.

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Stop Vehicle Repo

Stop Vehicle Repo

Bankruptcy is the only sure way to stop foreclosure or vehicle repossession in Virginia, but you must act immediately. Know you rights and how to use them.

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Bankruptcy Myths

Bankruptcy Myths Dismissed

Will bankruptcy ruin my credit? By the time you’re considering bankruptcy, your credit is already in ruins. Bankruptcy will help you recover. Learn the real story behind other bankruptcy myths.

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Stop Home Foreclosure Immediately

Stop Home Foreclosure Immediately

Home foreclosure can be stopped, but you must talk to an experienced attorney immediately after receiving the notice. At Boleman Law the consultation with an attorney is free.

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Lift the burden of debt today and get your life back.

Lift the burden of debt today and get your life back.

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Losing sleep over your debts?

Losing sleep over your debts?

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Community Outreach Programs from Boleman Law Firm.

Community Outreach Programs from Boleman Law Firm.

Boleman Law attorneys and professionals deliver free, entertaining, life changing personal finance management classes and seminars through a wide variety of community organizations.

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Financial Scams: Don’t be a victim

Financial Scams: Don’t be a victim

Many financial scams advertise on TV or by mail as legitimate businesses who want to help. Learn how to tell which ones are real and which ones are scams.

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Vehicle Repossession

Vehicle Repossession

Vehicle repossession can be stopped, but you must talk with an experienced attorney immediately. Boleman Law offers a free consultation with an attorney.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Veronica D. Brown joins Boleman Law Firm

(Richmond, VA – 12-15-2014) Boleman Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Veronica D. Brown-Moseley has joined the Firm as a bankruptcy attorney.

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Stephen F. Relyea

Stephen F. Relyea joins Boleman Law Firm

(Richmond, VA – 12-15-2014) Boleman Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Stephen F. Relyea has joined the Firm as a bankruptcy attorney.

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Online payday lending is a growing concern.

Online payday lending is a growing concern.

Our offices have been abuzz over the past couple of weeks about the recent Pew Charitable Trust report on online payday lending. Among the highlights: 650% APR is typical for lump sum online payday loans.  

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Time to get straight with the IRS.

Time to get straight with the IRS.

Tax season is special. Few people enjoy it, but most somehow make the effort to file. For some the incentive is a refund. For those who have to pay, the incentive may be to prevent interest charges and fines.

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Over 25% of us aren’t ready for a financial emergency.

Over 25% of us aren’t ready for a financial emergency.

In America today, 28% of us have more in credit card debt than we have in savings. That’s up 5% in the past two years. Another 17% of us don’t have any credit card debt, but we don’t have any emergency savings either.

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Money for nothing and your “checks” for free.*

Money for nothing and your “checks” for free.*

It’s that time of the year again when the airwaves are humming with offers of lump sum payments on structured settlements, pennies-on-the-dollar tax payments, debt consolidation and instant cash for car titles. No credit check! Get cash with an easy payday loan.

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Financial problems strike the rich and famous, too.

Financial problems strike the rich and famous, too.

Watching all the glitz and glamor of Academy Awards recently I was struck by the thought that celebrities may be much like many Virginians. They, too, have run into overwhelming debt and filed for personal bankruptcy.

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Many Virginians Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet.

Many Virginians Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet.

The “dollar stores” are a good barometer of the economy.

The recent announcement from Family Dollar highlights the growing income gap between consumers who are regaining ground after the depression and those who are still stuck.

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Would Santa take out a title loan against his big red sleigh?

Would Santa take out a title loan against his big red sleigh?

I was watching TV a few days ago when I saw an ad that raised my blood pressure to the boiling point. It showed “Mr. and Mrs. Santa” discussing how to pay for Christmas. Mrs. Santa, in a moment of weakness, recommends taking out a title loan on their reindeer sleigh. They could get up to $5,000, she notes, without a credit check.

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Experts differ on future impact by millennials on real estate.

Experts differ on future impact by millennials on real estate.

“In the affordable markets the millennials are already buying in huge numbers.” So says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com speaking at the National Association of Realtors last week. Even with student loan debt and a below par job market, he believes that these 18 to 35-year-olds are the home buyers of the future.

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Our wish for you this Holiday Season.

Our wish for you this Holiday Season.

Twenty-three years ago my wife, Gayle, and I started Boleman Law Firm in a tiny Richmond office. We never dreamed of a future where Boleman Law would be the largest bankruptcy law firm in Virginia. Nor that we’d be privileged to help more than 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health.

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Credit cards are convenient, but watch out for fees.

Credit cards are convenient, but watch out for fees.

Apple and at least one other vendor are looking to get rid of credit cards. Wave your iPhone over the reader and funds will be instantly deducted from your account to pay for your purchase. But let’s be sensible, there will also be fees just like credit cards.

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2015 could be the year for your fresh financial start.

2015 could be the year for your fresh financial start.

For many of us, January is the time for our annual renewal. We acknowledge that 2014 is over, along with the problems and joys, and that 2015 is here, bright and shiny. It’s time to get healthy and get a fresh start.

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Solutions for an overwhelming mortgage payment.

Solutions for an overwhelming mortgage payment.

The mortgage payment was OK when you bought the house. But things have changed. Job loss. Medical bills. You’ve missed some payments. Fortunately, there are solutions.

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Rusty Boleman

Rusty Boleman

This is story of Rusty Boleman with Boleman Law, largest consumer bankruptcy law firm in Virginia.

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Use a Bankruptcy Specialist

Use a Bankruptcy Specialist

Learn why you need an expert in Bankruptcy Law to help with your financial situation.

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How to Stop Vehicle Repossession

How to Stop Vehicle Repossession

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about how to stop repossession of your car.

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Stopping Foreclosure

Stopping Foreclosure

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about how to prevent the foreclosure of your home.

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Don’t get scammed

Don’t get scammed

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about how to recognize a financial scam that claims to help you with your finances.

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Stop Vehicle Repossession

Stop Vehicle Repossession

Rusty Boleman of Boleman Law talks with Matt DiNardo of Showcase Richmond about repossession and financial issues and how home and car owners can avoid these problems.

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Biggest Causes of Bankruptcy

Biggest Causes of Bankruptcy

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about the biggest causes of bankruptcy in the state and what you can do to help your situation.

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Eliminating Debt and Avoiding Scams

Eliminating Debt and Avoiding Scams

Rusty Boleman speaks on Showcase Richmond about financial scams and how to avoid them when eliminating debt.

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Bankruptcy and the Bible

Bankruptcy and the Bible

Rusty Boleman explains the correlation between modern bankruptcy law and teachings of the Old Testament.

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About Boleman Law

About Boleman Law

Learn more about our Virginia bankruptcy law services

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Successful outcomes through bankruptcy.

Successful outcomes through bankruptcy.

“Successful” depends on your perspective, but an outcome that relieves overwhelming debt and gives people a financial – and emotional – fresh start should be considered successful.

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You can keep the shirt on your back.

Some people think that filing for bankruptcy means that you’ll lose everything – even the shirt on your back. But that’s not the case. An experienced attorney will help protect you while maintaining your rights.

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Underwater homes: How to keep your feet dry.

Underwater homes: How to keep your feet dry.

Only a few short years ago, people thought of their family home as an investment that would pay valuable dividends in the future. How times have changed!

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Six tips on interviewing a bankruptcy lawyer.

Six tips on interviewing a bankruptcy lawyer.

Choosing a skilled, experienced bankruptcy lawyer is essential to getting a fresh financial start.

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The law firm that started on a door.

In 1991 Gayle and I started a bankruptcy law firm in Richmond. We had one room. We couldn’t afford a desk. So we took off an inside door, laid it across two low file cabinets and made a desk that we shared.

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How to choose a bankruptcy lawyer.

How to choose a bankruptcy lawyer.

Finding an expert bankruptcy specialist can make a huge difference when you’re working to regain your financial health.

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We accept Group Legal Insurance plans.

We accept Group Legal Insurance plans.

Many people have group legal insurance or group legal discount plans through their work, union or other organization. Boleman Law is an approved legal network provider for most plans.

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Financial problems can happen to anyone.

Financial problems can happen to anyone.

If you’re worried about your financial situation, don’t be embarrassed. You’re not alone. There are legal solutions. We will help you.

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Differences: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Differences: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Overwhelming debt? Time for a fresh start? There are two options for filing personal bankruptcy in Virginia: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. During your free consultation our attorneys can help you decide which option is best for your situation.

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Stopping harassing debt collection calls.

Stopping harassing debt collection calls.

For people facing overwhelming debt, just answering the phone or opening the mail can be stressful.

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Creating a personal budget.

Creating a personal budget.

An important step in taking control of your personal finances is to create a realistic budget and stick to it.

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Bankruptcy myths.

Bankruptcy myths.

Bankruptcy is a mystery to many people and plenty of myths have grown up around the legal process. Here are some common misunderstandings along with the facts.

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Bankruptcy and your government security clearance.

Bankruptcy and your government security clearance.

Military personnel and other government employees fear that filing personal bankruptcy, may negatively impact their security clearance and their jobs (even when instructed to do so by a superior to keep their security clearance). Here are some clearance investigation guidelines.

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Preparing for cutbacks, layoffs and sequestration.

Preparing for cutbacks, layoffs and sequestration.

If you’re like most people, you live from paycheck to paycheck. But what happens if your paycheck is suddenly cut by 20% or disappears altogether? If you see sequestration or work cutbacks in your future, here are 10 things you can do to do to get ready.

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People with overwhelming debt are often faced with legal consequences. Bankruptcy is legal protection that helps them get a fresh financial start.

Bankruptcy stops: foreclosure, repossession, garnishment, harassing calls.

People with overwhelming debt are often faced with legal consequences. Bankruptcy is legal protection that helps them get a fresh financial start.

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Amanda and Emily

Boleman Law Announces New Shareholders

(Richmond, VA – 09-24-2018) Boleman Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Amanda DeBerry and Emily Connor Kennedy have become the firm’s newest shareholders.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Veronica Brown-Moseley Named Up & Coming Lawyer 2018

The Boleman Law Firm is proud to announce Veronica Brown-Moseley’s recognition as Up & Coming Lawyers 2018 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

The “Up & Coming Lawyers” awards program, now in its third year, recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice. These are the lawyers who are the leaders of the profession in the future.

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2019 Best Lawyers

2019 Best Lawyers in America

We are proud to announce that Mark C. Leffler and Patrick T. Keith have been named again in this year’s Best Lawyers in America.

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Christina Parrish on Coast Live

Christina Parrish Talks Tolls on Coast Live

Boleman Law Attorney Christina Parrish appeared on Coast Live to discuss helpful solutions for people suffering with debt from toll violations. Learn about the ways in which toll debt can disrupt daily life, and how bankruptcy can provide relief.

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Veronica on Coast Live

Veronica Brown-Moseley Talks Student Loans on Coast Live

We talk with a local attorney, Veronica Brown-Moseley from Boleman Law Firm, about the legal and financial issues for those coping with bankruptcy to manage student loan debt.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Objection to Confirmation 101

What is an Objection to Confirmation of the Plan?

In all Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases a plan must be filed with the Court. The plan explains how debts will be paid in a bankruptcy case. The Court’s approval of a plan is called “confirmation.”

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Pump the brakes on student loan debt

In most instances, student loan debt is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  However, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case can allow an individual to pump the brakes on student loan debt long enough to regain financial stability.

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What Happens When a Married Couple Who Has Filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Separates?

What Happens When a Married Couple Who Has Filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Separates?

Married couples frequently file a bankruptcy case together in what is called a joint case.  The Chapter 13 term lasts three to five years.  Sometimes the couple’s relationship falls apart during that term.  This article discusses three options that an attorney would discuss with the couple.

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Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors' Rights

Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors’ Rights

by Mark C. Leffler, Esq, and Emily Connor Kennedy, Esq.

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Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide

Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide

What is the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide and how can it help you?

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Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors' Rights

Bankruptcy Court Slams NetCredit for Violating Debtors’ Rights

by Mark C. Leffler, Esq, and Emily Connor Kennedy, Esq.

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John Bollinger Discusses Concerns for Future Debt Collection with ABI

John Bollinger Discusses Concerns for Future Debt Collection with ABI

What are the concerns after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Henson v. Santander Consumer? Could it affect you? Find out what John Bollinger has to say here!

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What if I Need a New Car During my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

What if I Need a New Car During my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Many clients wonder what will happen if their current vehicle breaks down or is a total loss during the term of their Chapter 13 Plan. While it is preferable to pay cash for a new vehicle, expenses in our lives do not always allow for this. ​The bankruptcy does not prohibit you from incurring debt but the process does require patience. We will discuss all your options with you prior to you making a decision.

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Surprising Information About Your Credit

Surprising Information About Your Credit

Credit reporting can be confusing. Quite often, what seems like “common knowledge” or “common sense” is, well, wrong. Many of the truths behind credit reporting may surprise you.

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Do you have equity in Real Estate? We will help you!

Do you have equity in Real Estate? We will help you!

One of the biggest myths I hear from people regarding bankruptcy is that they cannot file bankruptcy because the Trustee will take their home.

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Matthew R. Hane

Matthew Hahne Talks Taxes on Coast Live

Tax season is upon us and Matthew Hahne sits down with Coast Live to talk about this stressful time. Could bankruptcy be an option?

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Don’t lose your valuable assets. Get help now!

Don’t lose your valuable assets. Get help now!

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Financial problems weighing you down?

Financial problems weighing you down?

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

IWIRC Announcement

We are proud to announce that Veronica Brown-Moseley has been elected Co-Chair of IWIRC’s Virginia Network. International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. IWIRC is committed to the connection, promotion and success of women in the insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide.

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Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association Announcements

Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association Announcements

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce two Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association elections.

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Amanda Erin Deberry

2017 Young Lawyer of the Year Announcement

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce Amanda DeBerry has been selected as the 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Richmond Bar Association.

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Bankruptcy and Bumps in the Road of Life

Bankruptcy and Bumps in the Road of Life

All people experience “bumps in the road” of life, such as job loss, illness, or death.  If you experience such an event during your Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should first inform your attorney.  Every person’s circumstances are different, and your attorney will help you choose the option that best fits with your case and your goals.

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Pro Se Debtors: Deficiencies, Inefficiencies, and Possible Solutions

By Amanda DeBerry and Angela Haen ¹

From a debtor’s perspective, filing bankruptcy is an expensive proposition. In addition to the court filing fee and mandatory credit counseling course, there is the cost of an attorney to represent them throughout the process.

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Divorce and Bankruptcy: What are my options?

Divorce and Bankruptcy: What are my options?

Folks often schedule a free consultation with us on the recommendation of their divorce attorney. Oftentimes, financial difficulties and divorce go hand-in-hand.

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Association Announcements

Association Announcements

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce a number of association elections.

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Bankruptcy filers’ biggest regret: “I should have done this sooner”

Bankruptcy filers’ biggest regret: “I should have done this sooner”

We have been privileged to help thousands of Virginians regain their financial health. But the most consistent regret these folks express to us is that they wish they had come to us for help sooner.

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Qualifying for an apartment while in bankruptcy

Qualifying for an apartment while in bankruptcy

Our clients are often concerned about renting an apartment after their bankruptcy case is filed.

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Chapter Choice: Risk of incurring new debts after the filing of your bankruptcy.

Chapter Choice: Risk of incurring new debts after the filing of your bankruptcy.

Deciding which type of bankruptcy to file can be complicated. It is important to understand how the different types of bankruptcy will address the debts that you have.

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Matthew R. Hane

Hahne named to GLSA Board

Matt Hahne has been elected a Director of Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) a nonprofit, ABA-affiliated organization, located in Chicago, Illinois.

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When Things Don’t Go According to the Plan

Rule 3002.1: A Case Odyssey ¹

Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 3002.1 was intended to address communication problems regarding mortgage companies and Chapter 13 debtors, and the rule furthers its goal of increased transparency in two ways.

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Bankruptcy versus Foreclosure or Short Sale.

Bankruptcy versus Foreclosure or Short Sale.

Negotiating with your lender may help you to avoid foreclosure on your home. If negotiating is not an option, filing bankruptcy may be the next option before foreclosure.

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Bank Accounts Following Bankruptcy Filing

Filing bankruptcy is not the end for your bank account; there are many options still available to you.

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Mark C. Leffler

NACTT Academy Announcement

Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce Mark C. Leffler has been elected President of The NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education, Inc.

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Overwhelming Debt? Need Help?

Overwhelming Debt? Need Help?

Make an appointment today for a free consultation with a Boleman Law attorney.

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Negative impact from housing crash shifts to

Negative impact from housing crash shifts to “interest only” home equity lines of credit

Homeowners who signed up for “interest only” lines of credit 10 to 15 years ago are starting to default as the principal payments kick in. Underwater mortgages are of particular concern to lenders.
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Second mortgage stripping still allowed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Second mortgage stripping still allowed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Supreme Court ruling still allows stripping underwater second mortgage in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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Bankruptcy & your government security clearance

Bankruptcy & your government security clearance

Military and government personnel are concerned that filing bankruptcy may negatively impact their security clearance and their jobs — even when a superior instructs them to file. Here are some guidelines.
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New Boleman Law website informs and communicates

New Boleman Law website informs and communicates

Boleman Law website launch featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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The basics of repossession.

The basics of repossession.

If you fail to pay a secured creditor*, repossession is a legal process that allows that creditor to take back or repossess the property (collateral) that secures the debt.

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Do you need to file for bankruptcy?

Do you need to file for bankruptcy?

Though we have not met, here is what I know. You’ve worked hard, paid your bills and built up your credit rating – and then something bad happened.

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Debtor’s Education Course is required to complete your bankruptcy.

Debtor’s Education Course is required to complete your bankruptcy.

If you do not complete the Debtor’s Education Course and obtain a Pre-Discharge Education certificate your bankruptcy discharge may be denied by the court.

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Financial wellness programs boost workplace productivity.

Financial wellness programs boost productivity. Workers under financial strain are more likely to be distracted and absent from work.

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Payday loan business coming under close scrutiny by CFPB

Payday loan business coming under close scrutiny by CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking into payday lending and in the next 12 to 18 months may issue guidance or propose regulations for the $46 billion business. At a CFPB hearing in Richmond last week speakers for and against payday loans were heard. Read more …http://www.richmond.com/business/sponsored-content/article_c2fa4046-d884-11e4-a4fd-5b33b58a0231.html

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Credit Reporting Agencies Make Changes

Credit reporting agencies have agreed to be more conscientious in fixing credit report errors and to wait longer before including unpaid medical bills in reports and credit scores.

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Bank On of Virginia Beach changes financial behavior

According to Virginia Beach, over 6,000 City households are “unbanked” – they do not have a bank account.

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Croatia cancels the debts of 60,000 poor people.

Croatia cancels the debts of 60,000 poor people.

Croatia cancels debts for 60,000 citizens. But don’t expect the same in the U.S.

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Six Tips for choosing a bankruptcy lawyer

Choosing an experienced bankruptcy lawyer is essential to getting a fresh financial start. Here are some tips to make that first meeting more productive.

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Get straight with the IRS now.

Get straight with the IRS now.

The IRS can pounce without warning if you haven’t filed tax returns.

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Important Tax Filing News

Important Tax Filing News

Free Tax Preparation & Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) information

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Boleman Law Firm. We will help you.

Boleman Law Firm. We will help you.

If paying for a bankruptcy has been preventing you from moving ahead, we can discuss options to make it affordable.

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January 30th is EITC Awareness Day

January 30th is EITC Awareness Day

Friday, January 30th is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. Virginia government, wonderful community groups and businesses across the Commonwealth have joined with the IRS in promoting the initiative.

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Stop Vehicle Repo

Stop Vehicle Repo

Bankruptcy is the only sure way to stop foreclosure or vehicle repossession in Virginia, but you must act immediately. Know you rights and how to use them.

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Bankruptcy Myths

Bankruptcy Myths Dismissed

Will bankruptcy ruin my credit? By the time you’re considering bankruptcy, your credit is already in ruins. Bankruptcy will help you recover. Learn the real story behind other bankruptcy myths.

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Stop Home Foreclosure Immediately

Stop Home Foreclosure Immediately

Home foreclosure can be stopped, but you must talk to an experienced attorney immediately after receiving the notice. At Boleman Law the consultation with an attorney is free.

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Lift the burden of debt today and get your life back.

Lift the burden of debt today and get your life back.

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Losing sleep over your debts?

Losing sleep over your debts?

Since 1991 Boleman Law Firm has helped over 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health. They help people with financial problems such as vehicle repossession, job loss, home foreclosures, credit card debt and payday or title loans.

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Community Outreach Programs from Boleman Law Firm.

Community Outreach Programs from Boleman Law Firm.

Boleman Law attorneys and professionals deliver free, entertaining, life changing personal finance management classes and seminars through a wide variety of community organizations.

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Financial Scams: Don’t be a victim

Financial Scams: Don’t be a victim

Many financial scams advertise on TV or by mail as legitimate businesses who want to help. Learn how to tell which ones are real and which ones are scams.

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Vehicle Repossession

Vehicle Repossession

Vehicle repossession can be stopped, but you must talk with an experienced attorney immediately. Boleman Law offers a free consultation with an attorney.

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Veronica D. Brown Moseley

Veronica D. Brown joins Boleman Law Firm

(Richmond, VA – 12-15-2014) Boleman Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Veronica D. Brown-Moseley has joined the Firm as a bankruptcy attorney.

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Stephen F. Relyea

Stephen F. Relyea joins Boleman Law Firm

(Richmond, VA – 12-15-2014) Boleman Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that Stephen F. Relyea has joined the Firm as a bankruptcy attorney.

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Online payday lending is a growing concern.

Online payday lending is a growing concern.

Our offices have been abuzz over the past couple of weeks about the recent Pew Charitable Trust report on online payday lending. Among the highlights: 650% APR is typical for lump sum online payday loans.  

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Time to get straight with the IRS.

Time to get straight with the IRS.

Tax season is special. Few people enjoy it, but most somehow make the effort to file. For some the incentive is a refund. For those who have to pay, the incentive may be to prevent interest charges and fines.

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Over 25% of us aren’t ready for a financial emergency.

Over 25% of us aren’t ready for a financial emergency.

In America today, 28% of us have more in credit card debt than we have in savings. That’s up 5% in the past two years. Another 17% of us don’t have any credit card debt, but we don’t have any emergency savings either.

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Money for nothing and your “checks” for free.*

Money for nothing and your “checks” for free.*

It’s that time of the year again when the airwaves are humming with offers of lump sum payments on structured settlements, pennies-on-the-dollar tax payments, debt consolidation and instant cash for car titles. No credit check! Get cash with an easy payday loan.

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Financial problems strike the rich and famous, too.

Financial problems strike the rich and famous, too.

Watching all the glitz and glamor of Academy Awards recently I was struck by the thought that celebrities may be much like many Virginians. They, too, have run into overwhelming debt and filed for personal bankruptcy.

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Many Virginians Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet.

Many Virginians Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet.

The “dollar stores” are a good barometer of the economy.

The recent announcement from Family Dollar highlights the growing income gap between consumers who are regaining ground after the depression and those who are still stuck.

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Would Santa take out a title loan against his big red sleigh?

Would Santa take out a title loan against his big red sleigh?

I was watching TV a few days ago when I saw an ad that raised my blood pressure to the boiling point. It showed “Mr. and Mrs. Santa” discussing how to pay for Christmas. Mrs. Santa, in a moment of weakness, recommends taking out a title loan on their reindeer sleigh. They could get up to $5,000, she notes, without a credit check.

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Experts differ on future impact by millennials on real estate.

Experts differ on future impact by millennials on real estate.

“In the affordable markets the millennials are already buying in huge numbers.” So says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com speaking at the National Association of Realtors last week. Even with student loan debt and a below par job market, he believes that these 18 to 35-year-olds are the home buyers of the future.

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Our wish for you this Holiday Season.

Our wish for you this Holiday Season.

Twenty-three years ago my wife, Gayle, and I started Boleman Law Firm in a tiny Richmond office. We never dreamed of a future where Boleman Law would be the largest bankruptcy law firm in Virginia. Nor that we’d be privileged to help more than 106,000 Virginians regain their financial health.

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Credit cards are convenient, but watch out for fees.

Credit cards are convenient, but watch out for fees.

Apple and at least one other vendor are looking to get rid of credit cards. Wave your iPhone over the reader and funds will be instantly deducted from your account to pay for your purchase. But let’s be sensible, there will also be fees just like credit cards.

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2015 could be the year for your fresh financial start.

2015 could be the year for your fresh financial start.

For many of us, January is the time for our annual renewal. We acknowledge that 2014 is over, along with the problems and joys, and that 2015 is here, bright and shiny. It’s time to get healthy and get a fresh start.

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Solutions for an overwhelming mortgage payment.

Solutions for an overwhelming mortgage payment.

The mortgage payment was OK when you bought the house. But things have changed. Job loss. Medical bills. You’ve missed some payments. Fortunately, there are solutions.

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Rusty Boleman

This is story of Rusty Boleman with Boleman Law, largest consumer bankruptcy law firm in Virginia.

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Use a Bankruptcy Specialist

Use a Bankruptcy Specialist

Learn why you need an expert in Bankruptcy Law to help with your financial situation.

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How to Stop Vehicle Repossession

How to Stop Vehicle Repossession

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about how to stop repossession of your car.

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Stopping Foreclosure

Stopping Foreclosure

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about how to prevent the foreclosure of your home.

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Don’t get scammed

Don’t get scammed

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about how to recognize a financial scam that claims to help you with your finances.

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Stop Vehicle Repossession

Stop Vehicle Repossession

Rusty Boleman of Boleman Law talks with Matt DiNardo of Showcase Richmond about repossession and financial issues and how home and car owners can avoid these problems.

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Biggest Causes of Bankruptcy

Biggest Causes of Bankruptcy

Rusty Boleman, Virginia bankruptcy attorney, talks about the biggest causes of bankruptcy in the state and what you can do to help your situation.

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Eliminating Debt and Avoiding Scams

Eliminating Debt and Avoiding Scams

Rusty Boleman speaks on Showcase Richmond about financial scams and how to avoid them when eliminating debt.

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Bankruptcy and the Bible

Bankruptcy and the Bible

Rusty Boleman explains the correlation between modern bankruptcy law and teachings of the Old Testament.

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About Boleman Law

About Boleman Law

Learn more about our Virginia bankruptcy law services

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Successful outcomes through bankruptcy.

Successful outcomes through bankruptcy.

“Successful” depends on your perspective, but an outcome that relieves overwhelming debt and gives people a financial – and emotional – fresh start should be considered successful.

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You can keep the shirt on your back.

Some people think that filing for bankruptcy means that you’ll lose everything – even the shirt on your back. But that’s not the case. An experienced attorney will help protect you while maintaining your rights.

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Underwater homes: How to keep your feet dry.

Underwater homes: How to keep your feet dry.

Only a few short years ago, people thought of their family home as an investment that would pay valuable dividends in the future. How times have changed!

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Six tips on interviewing a bankruptcy lawyer.

Six tips on interviewing a bankruptcy lawyer.

Choosing a skilled, experienced bankruptcy lawyer is essential to getting a fresh financial start.

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The law firm that started on a door.

In 1991 Gayle and I started a bankruptcy law firm in Richmond. We had one room. We couldn’t afford a desk. So we took off an inside door, laid it across two low file cabinets and made a desk that we shared.

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How to choose a bankruptcy lawyer.

How to choose a bankruptcy lawyer.

Finding an expert bankruptcy specialist can make a huge difference when you’re working to regain your financial health.

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We accept Group Legal Insurance plans.

We accept Group Legal Insurance plans.

Many people have group legal insurance or group legal discount plans through their work, union or other organization. Boleman Law is an approved legal network provider for most plans.

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Financial problems can happen to anyone.

Financial problems can happen to anyone.

If you’re worried about your financial situation, don’t be embarrassed. You’re not alone. There are legal solutions. We will help you.

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Differences: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Differences: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Overwhelming debt? Time for a fresh start? There are two options for filing personal bankruptcy in Virginia: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. During your free consultation our attorneys can help you decide which option is best for your situation.

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Stopping harassing debt collection calls.

Stopping harassing debt collection calls.

For people facing overwhelming debt, just answering the phone or opening the mail can be stressful.

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Creating a personal budget.

Creating a personal budget.

An important step in taking control of your personal finances is to create a realistic budget and stick to it.

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Bankruptcy myths.

Bankruptcy myths.

Bankruptcy is a mystery to many people and plenty of myths have grown up around the legal process. Here are some common misunderstandings along with the facts.

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Bankruptcy and your government security clearance.

Bankruptcy and your government security clearance.

Military personnel and other government employees fear that filing personal bankruptcy, may negatively impact their security clearance and their jobs (even when instructed to do so by a superior to keep their security clearance). Here are some clearance investigation guidelines.

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Preparing for cutbacks, layoffs and sequestration.

Preparing for cutbacks, layoffs and sequestration.

If you’re like most people, you live from paycheck to paycheck. But what happens if your paycheck is suddenly cut by 20% or disappears altogether? If you see sequestration or work cutbacks in your future, here are 10 things you can do to do to get ready.

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People with overwhelming debt are often faced with legal consequences. Bankruptcy is legal protection that helps them get a fresh financial start.

Bankruptcy stops: foreclosure, repossession, garnishment, harassing calls.

People with overwhelming debt are often faced with legal consequences. Bankruptcy is legal protection that helps them get a fresh financial start.

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