The Seven Deadly Sins of Bankruptcy

When I was thinking about what to write for this month’s newsletter I started thinking about a number of conversations I have had with many clients or perspective clients.  Each client’s situation is unique but it seems that many common problems keep arising.  Below are common bankruptcy mistakes:

Payday Loans – Really?

Local Payday Loans: Worst Idea Ever. So you’ve made the mistake of taking out a local payday loan. Marks Law Firm can help stop the vicious cycle you now find yourself in. I will address briefly how these loans work and the repercussions you may face as a result of taking out a payday loan. …

Stop Collection Calls at Work

Many of our clients experience debt collection calls at their place of employment. This blog will discuss when a creditor or third party collection agency may contact you at work, when they may not, and most importantly what you can do about it! Can a creditor or collection agency contact me at work?

Closing the Door on Free Homes

On March 17, 2011, a news story was published about a couple from Ankeny that won a lawsuit for which the consequence was they got to own their home for close to no money due to a fluke in an Iowa law regarding their mortgage.  This story caused many phone calls to our office and …

Income Taxes Can Be Discharged In Bankruptcy!

There are two guarantees in life:  Taxes and Death.  Believe it or not, certain income taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy.  Since income taxes can be defeated that leaves only death to figure out (Marks Law Firm is working on that problem as you read this — we almost have it figured out). It is …

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