Month: April 2009

U.S. Senate Votes Against Mortgage Modification Cramdown

April 30, 2009 by senatus Senators have defeated an amendment offered by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act (S. 896) by a vote of 45 to 51. It was subject to a 60-vote threshold. This is the so-called “cramdown” amendment which would allow bankruptcy judges to modify mortgage terms …

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Bankruptcy Basics From The U.S. Courts

“Article I, Section 8, of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to enact “uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies.” Under this grant of authority, Congress enacted the “Bankruptcy Code” in 1978. The Bankruptcy Code, which is codified as title 11 of the United States Code, has been amended several times since its enactment. It …

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Why File Chapter 13? Does Filing Bankruptcy Stop The Harassment?

First and foremost in most people’s minds is they want peace of mind. Yes, the filing of a bankruptcy case will stop the creditors’ harassment. If creditors continue harassing the debtor after his or her bankruptcy case is filed, the creditor can be sued in bankruptcy court for money damages. Most good people need to …

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