Boleman Law Firm, P.C., Virginia’s largest consumer bankruptcy law firm and Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. (CLA), a nationally recognized leader in consumer advocacy based in Virginia, announced today a strategic partnership to improve the protection of consumer rights for Virginians who are going through or have gone through bankruptcy.
Boleman Law Firm shareholder Amanda DeBerry Koehn will be speaking at the annual National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees conference in Austin, Texas. Her panels will address mortgage issues and changes to income and assets in Chapter 13 cases.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on student loan forgiveness, triggering the countdown to student loan repayments restarting after years of being on pause. Are you able to begin repayments on your student loans, or is your budget too tight with other obligations?
Recently, identity thieves were able to exploit a weakness in Experian’s security on their website. This oversight allowed identity thieves to access an unknown amount of credit reports for consumers.
Everyone should be aware of potential student loan scams. There are predatory companies and individuals seeking to capitalize on confusion over student loan repayment and forgiveness statuses. Always contact your lender directly and avoid providing personal information to unknown callers.
Recently, Boleman Law’s Matt Hahne appeared on 3WKTR’s Coast Live segment to talk about how bankruptcy can relieve financial stress.
As state relief programs expire and landlords are starting eviction processes, please be aware of your rights and options as a renter. You may have the option to pay back your rent arrears through a bankruptcy case and enable you to stay in your home.
Recently, Boleman Law’s Kathryn Shaw appeared on 3WKTR’s Coast Live segment to talk about various options available to homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage as COVID19 forbearance restrictions end.
Consumers are paying more for everything, including the essentials, across the US. As prices rise and the median income falls, families will be greatly affected by mounting debt.
If you feel like you are drowning in debt, or your bills are piling up, you are not alone. Boleman Law will help you. We have legal solutions for your financial problems.
Boleman Law attorney Matt Hahne recently appeared on 3WTKR Coast Live to talk about debt collections, garnishments and bankruptcy.
With the increase in vaccinations and the reduction of new cases of COVID-19 in Virginia and across the country, many of the existing COVID-related restrictions are now set to expire soon. These include various financial protections that are ending without any plans for renewal.
Recently, Boleman Law’s Matt Hahne appeared on 3WKTR’s Coast Live segment to talk about the importance of understanding the foreclosure moratorium and its expiration date.
Boleman Law is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized one of our excellent young lawyers within their 2021-2022 Rising Stars list.
On June 22nd, the Virginia Supreme Court declined to renew an emergency order that suspended eviction proceedings in the Commonwealth. Per the Supreme Court decision, Virginia courts may resume eviction hearings related to failure to pay rent on Monday, June 29th. Governor Ralph Northam has announced that the state will roll out a rent relief program however no details have been announced and advocates fear emergency aid will arrive too little, too late.
Recently, Boleman Law attorney, Matt Hahne appeared on Coast Live to talk about the options people have when it comes to financial issues and the reopening of the economy after COVID19 closures. Banks will resume starting foreclosures and repossession of vehicles.
Boleman Law is proud to announce the recognition of one, excellent young lawyers by Superlawyers. Amanda DeBerry Koehn was named 2020-2021 Rising Stars.
In April, Boleman Law attorney, Matt Hahne appeared on the Hampton Roads Show to talk about financial health during a crisis. During his appearance, Matt Hahne highlighted the two trillion dollars economic stimulus package released by the U.S. federal government.
Boleman Law attorney Matt Hahne spoke to 13News Now Connect about the financial strain COVID-19 has put on people’s lives and how creditor’s collection efforts have not stopped. Hahne advises calling a bankruptcy attorney right away before liquidating any assets or getting into more debt to counteract creditors.
What does the March 2019 decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Hulburt v. Black mean for you? How does it affect your Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Find out what Kathryne Shaw has to say!
Boleman attorney Matt Hahne appeared on Coast Live to discuss the dangers of filing for bankruptcy without appropriate counsel, what is called a pro se filling. Further, Hahne talks about the difference a bankruptcy lawyer makes when filing for bankruptcy and protecting you from breaking any federal laws.
What is the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide and how can it help you?
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!
Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce a Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association election.
Supreme Court ruling still allows stripping underwater second mortgage in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Financial wellness programs boost productivity. Workers under financial strain are more likely to be distracted and absent from work.
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
According to Virginia Beach, over 6,000 City households are “unbanked” – they do not have a bank account.
Boleman Law attorneys and professionals deliver free, entertaining, life changing personal finance management classes and seminars through a wide variety of community organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.