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Scam Alert: Not all attorneys are attorneys.

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Jan 09, 2024 | 0 Comments

Hi Folks, So, a very nice young man just left my office who was the victim of an online scam.  Collection agencies are not above using aggressive tactics to get you to pay on an old debt, but generally speaking they are actual companies who have actual relationships with your creditors. Unfortu...

Artificial Intelligence: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Dec 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

There seems to be no doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will make a significant change to our society soon.  Many professions will see significant changes.  Everything from medicine, accounting, to the legal profession will see a change the way that business is conducted. The legal professi...

One phone call scam can turn into financial ruin.

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Sep 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hi Folks.  I've practiced Bankruptcy law for over 25 years and I've found that most people who have never experienced Bankruptcy believe that the cause of Bankruptcy is almost always related to personal failures. I can tell you that the vast majority of my Bankruptcy clients ended up in Bankru...

Things you shouldn’t do with your credit cards.

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Aug 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Hi Folks, So, the current economic outlook is not good.  While that might not come as surprise, some of the numbers are truly staggering.  Now that we have come out of the Covid-19 pandemic, certain realities are starting to take shape. During the pandemic, surprisingly people actually were abl...

Bankruptcy after the Pandemic

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Jan 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

As life begins to get back to normal after the years of life altering affects of Covid-19, we have to start figuring out solutions to the financial damage that many people experienced.Many people faced serious financial issues as a result of the pandemic that are often not being felt until now.Ye...

When it comes to Bankruptcy attorneys, local is better.

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Sep 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you are looking for a Bankruptcy attorney you typically go to your web-based search engine and type in “Bankruptcy attorney near me”.  The irony of this search term is that, more often than not, it will send you to the web site of a Bankruptcy attorney who is NOT near you. Bankruptcy is a v...

Can I buy a house after a Bankruptcy?

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Aug 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is probably the #1 question that I get at some point during my representation of a client.  Here is the short answer:  YES.  You can buy a home after filing for Bankruptcy.  In fact, you can both sell or purchase property while you are in Bankruptcy (with prior court approval), so by definit...

Picking a Bankruptcy Attorney

Posted by Brian Hallaq | Jun 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

So, the last two years have seen record low Bankruptcy filings, primarily because there have been a number of government programs that have helped consumers to stave off collections and assist with gaps in employment. As the effects of Covid-19 has receded these programs have been coming to an e...

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