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Shop Til They Drop: Malls, Bankruptcies, and You

Posted by Théda Page | Jan 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

You have probably shopped in a store that has filed bankruptcy.  Perhaps even during the past holiday season.  Just recently Bed Bath & Beyond and Party City are on the brink of joining a growing list of U.S. retailers who have gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Highly recognizable names such as Ne...

New Year, New Routines

Posted by Théda Page | Dec 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

The pursuit of happiness is not only written into our Declaration of Independence, it is recognized by the United Nations as a basic human right. We have to wait until March 20, 2023, to celebrate International Day of Happiness, but if you start planning now, you can make 2023 a new year full of ...

Holiday Co-parenting after Divorce

Posted by Théda Page | Dec 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorce in Texas marks a transition in the lives not only of the adults, but of the children in the family. While all special events — birthdays, school breaks, family gatherings — can be stressful, divorced parents struggle most at the holidays. Co-parenting can help.  Co-parenting Cooperation ...

So Grateful

Posted by Théda Page | Nov 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

The year 2002 was momentous for many reasons: “Spider-Man” appeared in theaters; Kelly Clarkson won the first “American Idol” competition; and The Page Law Firm began providing clients compassionate, conscientious representation. We can be grateful for so much during this season of Thanksgiving. ...

Credit Report, Credit Score…Bankruptcy Nope

Posted by Théda Page | Nov 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Does filing for bankruptcy destroy your creditworthiness? Does working with a bankruptcy attorney drop your credit score? Consider this: your credit score was your ticket into the attorney's office. You got a seat at your attorney's conference table because you had good credit and the creditors g...

Breast Cancer and Bankruptcy

Posted by Théda Page | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sometimes important commemorations do not unfold all at once. Breast Cancer Awareness Month—October—began only as a week when it was first started in 1985. As explained through the Brevard Health Alliance, the one-week remembrance grew to a month and featured pink ribbons by 1992. In large part b...

October 20 is Your Day to Get Smart About Credit

Posted by Théda Page | Oct 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” said Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu in his book, Dao De Jing. October 20—National Get Smart About Credit Day—is an excellent opportunity to begin your financial journey. No need to make the entire field trip in one day; just getting a start ...

What is an IRS Wage Garnishment or Levy?

Posted by Théda Page | Oct 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you owe taxes to the federal government? You are likely to hear from the IRS sooner rather than later. The agency is notoriously aggressive in collecting on delinquent tax debt—especially so when a large amount is allegedly owed. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that approximately $9...

Easing the Burden

Posted by Théda Page | Sep 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and this year we all have a new telephone number to call: 988. Three digits, 9-8-8, as easy to tap as 911. If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, please stop reading this and call 988. For many of us, thoughts of permanently ending the spiral of d...

Grandparents Day: Forget-It-Not

Posted by Théda Page | Sep 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Grandparents Day 2022 is Sunday, September 11. The official flower marking this special day is the forget-me-not, which is a great idea. The median age of today's grandparents is only 48! That's wonderful for helping out with the grandkids, but it could mean a long, lean life of dealing with debt...

Hang in There!

Posted by Théda Page | Aug 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Angie Cartwright started Grief Awareness Day—August 30—back in 2014. During her lifetime, Angie has witnessed the deaths of her sister, mother, and husband. She now works to spread the word that grief is normal and necessary. By recognizing grief and processing your loss, you can avoid a downward...

National Senior Citizens Day

Posted by Théda Page | Aug 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Fridays. Last day of most folks' workweeks. Good day to tidy up loose ends, reflect on the week's work, and clear our desks. President Ronald Reagan chose Friday, August 19, 1988 to proclaim August 21, 1988 as the first National Senior Citizens Day. His remarks balanced appreciation with caution,...

Back to School

Posted by Théda Page | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

The ABCs of August The Frisco Independent School District begins a new school year Wednesday, August 10. With the back-to-school (BTS) jitters from your little ones comes the nervousness of co-parenting after divorce. These tips may help you get past those opening day nerves.  BIC, but Not the ...

Thomas Jefferson, Debtor

Posted by Théda Page | Jul 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Thomas Jefferson — Founding Father, statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and American president — shed this mortal coil on July 4, 1826, Independence Day. Jefferson died in debt, owing roughly $107,000 (more than $3 million in 2022 dollars). Could any good come from a lifetime of ...

Father, Dear Father, Come Home With Me Now

Posted by Théda Page | Jun 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Your Dad May Need a Bankruptcy As Father's Day approaches, we like to remind ourselves that The Great American Family has many variations, all beautiful. Adult children have often moved back home, for economic or pandemic reasons. Parents may need to move in with their children, for many reaso...

Affording Mother's Day

Posted by Théda Page | May 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

In 2021, Americans spent roughly $20.9 billion on Mother's Day, according to CNBC. That's a remarkable amount, given that most Mother's Day festivities were homebound. That's also a lot of flowers, cakes, and cards. What can you do, though, if you do not have the average...

Pushing Back

Posted by Théda Page | Apr 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

The worldwide pandemic affected more than just our health. In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pushed back the filing deadline for personal tax returns to July 15. In 2021, the deadline was again pushed back, to May 17. This year, no such luck! April 18, 2022 is this year's deadline for f...

The Thing With Feathers

Posted by Théda Page | Apr 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Emily Dickinson told us that hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. April is the National Month of Hope, designated as such by the nonprofit, Mothers in Crisis. Oh, every month is many things; April is also Straw Hat Month, National Safe Digging Month, and Financial Literacy Mo...

27 Percent – Autism Awareness

Posted by Théda Page | Apr 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Families with autistic family members face huge challenges in all spheres: emotionally, socially, developmentally, and financially. April is Autism Acceptance Month, according to the Autism Society. The disorder is “associated with a large reduction of family income — a 27 percent reduction in fa...

A Bronze and A Bankruptcy

Posted by Théda Page | Mar 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds its annual awards ceremony on March 27. For most of us, that means nothing, but say that's the night of the Oscars and everyone tunes in. Oscar holds a certain fascination; 8.5 pounds of bronze and a coating of 24-karat gold make the 13.5-inch...

Spring Cleaning? Clean Up Your Finances, Too!

Posted by Théda Page | Mar 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Local house cleaning company Molly Maid offers wise ideas for spring cleaning. They suggest starting with tasks throughout the house, like dusting ceiling fans and light fixtures, before moving on to room-specific chores. The spring cleaning checklist is great, but it is missing one important are...

Love That Bankruptcy!

Posted by Théda Page | Feb 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

“Love means never having to say you're sorry.” — Erich Segal, “Love Story” February is the month of love. Love in all its rhapsodic variations, from romantic to affectionate to platonic and more. At The Page Law Firm, we love bankruptcy, and we'll tell you why.  Love is Hope Falling in lo...

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Save Your House

Posted by Théda Page | Feb 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

Options available to ordinary homeowners in financial difficulties always seem limited. We read headlines in the news that this corporation or that company has filed for bankruptcy protection. Can personal bankruptcy protect you, too? Not only can a Texas Chapter 13 bankruptcy protect you, it can...

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