Bankruptcy and Discharging Student Loans | Updates

Department of Education undue hardship letter

Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy The Department of Education has just released a letter indicating how it will handle a bankruptcy filing that attempts to be discharging student loans. Although there are no set rules and the practice has not been developed yet, the letter provides a road map for when an attorney should attempt… Read more »

A 2015 Michigan Foreclosure Crisis?

Saving your house from foreclosure Although we are a long way from the foreclosure crisis of 2006, experts predict that 2015 will represent a large spike in foreclosures forcing many families out of their homes. ¬†This is due primarily many of the temporary relief measures during the crisis coming to an end. The government programs,… Read more »

Michigan Unemployment Overpayment and Bankruptcy

Can Bankruptcy Discharge my Unemployment Overpayments in Michigan? Many of our clients have collected unemployment insurance payments in the years leading up to their bankruptcy. For various reasons, our clients will occasionally receive more than they were supposed to. The State of Michigan demands that the overpayment benefits be paid back regardless of the reason… Read more »

Step Forward Michigan – Mortgage Assistance

Step Forward Michigan - Hardest Hit Funds Program

Michigan homeowners have been hit particularly hard by the foreclosure crisis. Federal money is now available through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to stop foreclosures and keep Michiganders in their homes. What is Step Forward Michigan? The State of Michigan has received nearly 500 million dollars in Federal Hardest Hit Funds from the… Read more »