By Veronica D. Brown-Moseley and Stephen F. Relyea
The automatic stay serves as a shield that immediately protects debtors in bankruptcy and their property from a host of creditor collection actions ranging from foreclosure, repossession, and garnishment to collection letters and phone calls. In most instances, the filing of a bankruptcy case forces creditors to cease all collection actions and provides debtors with peace of mind and the ability to obtain a fresh start.
Boleman Law attorneys, Mark Leffler and Emily Connor Kenndey, appeared on Coast Live to educate on people on credit reports and consumer rights under their Fair Credit Reporting Act. They talk about how to obtain your credit report, how to look over the items included in your report and what you can if you find something that is not accurate.
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.
Chris Baker talks about when to file for bankruptcy on Connect by News13.
Boleman attorney Chris Baker appeared on Coast Live to discuss the urgency of meeting with a bankruptcy attorney to protect your assets from creditors, and even force creditors to return assets that were taken from you. Chris also dispels myths about losing assets because of a bankruptcy. Learn more about protecting your assets by filing a bankruptcy.
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.
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.
What is the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide and how can it help you?
by Mark C. Leffler, Esq, and Emily Connor Kennedy, Esq.
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!
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.
Boleman Law Firm, P.C., is proud to announce two Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association elections.
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.