Okay, since here at DFW/Denton/Lewisville Bankruptcy we’re always addressing serious topics, I decided to keep it light today. There’s a story buzzing around the internet that a 3 year-old recently got an American Express Gold Card application in the mail. Also, there are many report of dogs and cats getting credit card offers. If that’s […]
BANKRUPTCY: WHAT IS A 341 MEETING?
A 341 meeting, also known as a creditor’s meeting, is presided over by the United States Trustee, and allows creditors and the trustee an opportunity to question debtors about the schedules and statements filed in their bankruptcy case. This meeting is required under 11 U.S.C. § 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, hence the name. Creditors […]
Beware the Creditor Offering to Settle Your Debt!
I talk to people everyday that tell me that a creditor has offered to settle their debt for less than what they owe. unfortunately these creditors rarely tell the whole truth about how much settling their debt will actually cost. When a creditor cancels a portion of a debt, they report the amount of the […]
CAN I KEEP A CREDIT CARD WHILE IN CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY?
I probably answer over a hundred questions for my clients each week. Unfortunately, my answers are often long, complicated or the oh-so-helpful “it depends.” Luckily, once in a while, I get a question like the one in the title of this article, and I get to give a simple, easy to understand answer. “No.” I […]
DALLAS BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY: DON’T FALL FOR DEBT COLLECTION SCAMS!
When you are in debt, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of who you owe money, because creditors get bought out, change names, and turn the debt over to collection agencies or law firms. Con artists are taking advantage of this fact. Dozens of people have called Cooper’s Consumer Protection Division to report […]