Supreme Court Rules Second Mortgages May Not Be Stripped Off in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In a recent unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a homeowner cannot void the debt owed on a second mortgage in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding simply because the value of the home was less than the...

July 28, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Can I Discharge Back Taxes in Bankruptcy?

When a person is struggling with debt, they may consider filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Typically, they want to know what types of debts they will be able to discharge, or otherwise “wipe out”. For those...

April 22, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy May Save Your Home

If you are behind in your mortgage payments, applying for a loan modification with your lender may give you a false sense of security. You may think that while your loan modification request is pending, the lender cannot foreclose...

February 24, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Attorney Spotlight: Dana Wilders

Meet Dana Wilders. Dana, a bankruptcy attorney, has been practicing law since 2007 and has been with Krigel & Krigel since 2009. Her passion for helping Bankruptcy, paired with her storied background and deep knowledge of bankruptcy law, makes...

January 27, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Krigel & Krigel Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers!

We are excited to announce that two of our attorneys were recently honored by Super Lawyers®: Erlene Krigel and Lara Pabst Krigel (a Rising Star). Super Lawyers is a rating service of top-tier lawyers designed as an aid for...

December 9, 2014 By Krigel & Krigel

How to Strip a Junior Mortgage Lien From Your Home

If a homeowner takes out a second mortgage loan on their home, or even a third mortgage, those loans are considered “junior” in priority to the first mortgage, which is generally taken out when the home is purchased. In...

October 21, 2014 By Krigel & Krigel

Attorney Spotlight: Kelsey Patterson Nazar

Kelsey Patterson Nazar joined Krigel & Krigel in 2008 and since then has helped many families and businesses with various matters. She is also the feature of this week’s blog post! Prior to joining Krigel & Krigel, she worked...

August 26, 2014 By Krigel & Krigel

Top 5 Reasons You Might Declare Bankruptcy

While many Bankruptcy prefer to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection, it is often a great strategy to help you or your business move forward in a positive direction. In fact, filing for bankruptcy protection is not about running away from...

July 25, 2014 By Krigel & Krigel