Bankruptcy Beach Reading

“Dream the impossible dream; eat the impossible sundae…”  So the song goes – or rather, went – at The Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, New Jersey.  Sadly, The Show Place and the adjoining Surflight Theatre have closed their doors and will be liquidating their assets in chapter 7.  The authors have fond […]

We had a dream we’d go trav’lin, together We’d spread a little lovin then we’d keep movin’ on Trav’lin’ along there’s a song that we’re singin’, C’mon get happy A whole lotta lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’, We’ll make you happy, We’ll make you happy (from “C’Mon Get Happy”) This edition of Bankruptcy Beach […]

‘Cause Tonight / Is the Night / When 2 Become 1 -The Spice Girls According to, the word “separated” is described as “[t]he purgatory between marriage and divorce.”  This also holds true in the bankruptcy process.  The Eighth Circuit recently held in Boellner v. Dowden that a separated couple must substantively consolidate their bankruptcy […]

What does Memorial Day weekend mean to you?  Perhaps it means having a nice long weekend with family and friends?  Or spending hours sitting in traffic with all the people who are getting away from it all for the weekend?  Or maybe you are a traditionalist and will spend the weekend getting all of your […]

We know we’re competing with news on Puerto Rico, Detroit, Syria, Iraq and other lovely places to spend your summer holidays, and that the deluge of daily updates means that you just can’t manage to read all of those wonderful Bankruptcy Blog posts that hit your inbox every day. Fear not: we’ve got your back.

August is that hot, humid time of the year when many professionals in the concrete jungles across this country decide to quietly slip away to more scenic locales (if you don’t believe us, try calling up your stockbroker right now… go ahead, we’ll wait).  Unfortunately, fellow bankruptcy practitioner, the law waits for no one. You […]

It’s a beautiful day for the beach.  Even though some of us may be at the beach today (and if you are at the beach, why didn’t you invite us?), bankruptcy, like time, waits for no one.  Wherever we happen to be, ‘tis the season for a little something light – or at least lighthearted.  […]