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Change to Michigan Wage Garnishment Law

Wage garnishments in Michigan used to have a 182 day expiration date regardless of whether the judgment was paid in full. Creditors had to submit a new request to the court and pay a new fee in order to have

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Upcoming Silent Auction and Networking Event

There is a silent auction and charity networking event being held October 8, 2015 from 6-9 pm at the offices of Stevenson & Bullock, PLC, 26100 American Drive, Ste 500, Southfield, MI 48034. The charity event will support the Access

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Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still

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Access to Bankruptcy Court

There have been problems with people who are unable to hire an attorney filing bankruptcy themselves. Unfortunately, their paperwork is often incorrectly completed and they often do not follow the required court procedures. Therefore, there is a new pro bono

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Tax Refunds in Bankruptcy: To Keep or Not to Keep

At the end of the year, many people start thinking about their tax refunds. As a result, they are often concerned about whether filing a bankruptcy petition may affect those refunds. Will they get the refunds or will the court

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Chapter 13 Scam Alert

Recently, there have been reports of Chapter 13 debtors being called by someone claiming to be the trustee. The person directs them to mail their payments to a different address. All Chapter 13 debtors should keep in mind that the

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