Wave of Bankruptcies Hits States Hammered by Housing Bust

By Sara Murray | Wall Street Journal | January 7, 2010 Personal bankruptcies soared last year in Western states hit hardest by the real-estate bust. In states such as California, Arizona and Nevada, where housing prices soared and then collapsed during the past decade, consumer bankruptcy filings rose roughly twice as much as the national…


Tampa Bay region sets new bankruptcy record

By Susan Taylor Martin | St. Petersburg Times | December 1, 2009 It’s official. The number of Tampa Bay residents declaring bankruptcy is at an all-time high. In the fiscal year that ended in September, 28,504 individuals and businesses sought protection from creditors in the Tampa-Fort Myers division of federal bankruptcy court. That’s a 46…


The Importance of a Credit Report

Our firm strongly recommends that each of our clients filing for bankruptcy obtains a credit report for the reasons listed below.  If you are married, we recommend obtaining credit reports for both you and your spouse. Obtaining the credit report helps us get accurate creditor names, addresses, types of debt, balances due, and account numbers….