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Georgia Foreclosures Remain Halted As Lenders Resume Seizures

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Foreclosure on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.

We wrote last week about the nationwide investigation into "robo-signing" and other illegal foreclosure practices and the resulting voluntary foreclosure freeze put into place by lenders. This week, Bank of America announced plans to restart the foreclosure process in the 23 states that require judicial approval for foreclosures. As Georgia is not one of those states, local homeowners will not be immediately affected by the news.

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Tags: Bank of America, GMAC, Georgia, foreclosure, robo-signing

More Georgia Seniors Filing for Bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 13 on Friday, October 15, 2010.

Most of us envision our retirement years as something of an adventure - a time to travel, take up hobbies, and enjoy our stress-free golden years with friends and family. Yet according to a new study, today's seniors may not have the financial resources to fulfill those dreams. The elderly population is filing for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in record numbers, and credit card debt is often the culprit.

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Tags: Chapter 13, Chapter 7, credit card debt, creditors, elderly bankruptcy

Georgia Joins Nationwide Foreclosure Investigation

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Foreclosure on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

After several large mortgage lenders halted foreclosure auctions and evictions after widespread claims of illegal foreclosure practices, Georgia is joining with several other states in an investigation of the allegations.

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Tags: Bank of America, Georgia, foreclosure, mortgage lenders, robo-signing

Private Student Loans May Soon Be Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Friday, October 8, 2010.

A bill making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives would allow private student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy, reversing an earlier law that made student debt essentially non-dischargeable.

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Tags: Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act, debt, student loans

"5th Grader" Winnings May Go To Creditors, Not Schools

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Chapter 7 on Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

A former contestant on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader", who has since filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, says that she went on the show to play for Georgia schools, not for her own personal gain.

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Tags: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Georgia, bankruptcy, creditors, schools

Welcome to Our Atlanta Bankruptcy Law Blog

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC on Monday, September 20, 2010.

At the law firm of Gingold & Gingold LLC, we understand that people are suffering from the poor state of the U.S. economy today. Our clients need experienced and aggressive bankruptcy attorney representation in the areas of complex personal and business bankruptcy law matters like wage garnishments, liens, chapter 7 and chapter 13 actions, foreclosures and more.

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