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Student loan delinquencies raise serious concerns

In a competitive job market, prospective applicants may try to do whatever they can to set themselves apart from the pack. For many, this means going through some sort of higher education. It also means that student loans may be necessary to finance the costs of education. Unfortunately, however, many Michigan graduates may be put in a tough position between making loan payments and being unable to find a job.

No laughing matter: Deep in debt, Sinbad seeks Chapter 13

After enjoying success in the 1990s, comedian Sinbad has seen a shift in his financial situation. Since appearing in popular movies like "Jungle All the Way," the man legally known as David Adkins has accumulated significant amounts of tax and credit card debt. In order to find greater stability, Sinbad made the decision to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

After decades, Supreme Court finally defines bankruptcy concept

Although the basic premise behind personal bankruptcy is relatively easy to comprehend, the legal framework supporting this method of debt relief is anything but simple. Michigan residents who have successfully completed bankruptcy probably know this to be true.

Debt collection practices compared to robo-signed foreclosures

At the height of the economic recession, many homeowners in Michigan found themselves facing the possibility of foreclosure. Given the high rate of foreclosures, mortgage lenders tried to find shortcuts to move forward with proceedings. As a result, a number of institutions adopted the error-prone practice of robo-signing. Now, it appears as though similar -- and equally troubling -- processes have spilled into debt collection.

Michigan coupon company saved by acquisition during Chapter 7

Not long ago, the Michigan-based coupon book manufacturer Entertainment made the deicision to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Through this process, the company would liquidate its assets to pay back creditors before having the remaining debts discharged. Upon filing Chapter 7, the company initially closed its doors, but a recent recent move allowed the company to reopen and remain in business.

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