Friday, February 15, 2013

Unemployment Increases

The unemployment rate moved up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent a month earlier. Economists had forecast payrolls would grow by 160,000, and that the unemployment rate would remain at 7.8 percent.

Foreclosures Down

RealtyTrac reported that foreclosure activity declined in January as the number of U.S. homes starting the process fell to its lowest level in more than six years.
Foreclosure starts were filed on 64,773 homes, down 11 percent from December and down 28 percent from a year ago. It was the lowest level since June 2006.

New bankruptcy Forms

You can submit your comments by email to or by snail mail
Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, D.C. 20544

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chapter 7 Special $600 plus Filing Fee

Good through February 28th, 2013 act now mention blog post

Credit Counseling

DebtorWise  $25 for pre-filing Credit Counseling and $15 for post-filing Debtor Education courses for single filers.  Telephonic courses are  $34.95 for pre-filing Credit Counseling and  $24.95 for post-filing Debtor Education.

Casey Anthony Files Bankruptcy.

In Anthony’s bankruptcy petition, she reports less than $1,100 in assets and approximately $792,000 in liabilities.  Her largest liability is $500,000 in attorney fees and costs for her criminal defense. 
Other debts include $145,600 for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (judgment for investigative fees and costs related to the case), $68,540 for the Internal Revenue Service for taxes, interest and penalties, and $61,505 for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for Court costs.
To view Casey Anthony’s bankruptcy petition, click here.