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Unlike most bankruptcy firms in the Dallas / Fort-Worth area, Allmand Law Firm, PLLC spends the time to understand the complete financial picture for every one of our clients. We provide resources, tools and advice to address the unique needs of North Texans.

  • Lindsay Allmand Achieves Paralegal Board Certification by the TBLS

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Jan-2016

    Allmand Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to announce that Lindsay Allmand has received Paralegal Board Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with a focus in Consumer Bankruptcy. Together with her husband, Reed Allmand, who is a Board Certified Attorney in Consumer Bankruptcy, Lindsay provides high quality legal services to Texans struggling with debt. In order to achieve Board ...
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  • Falling Oil Prices Linked to Rises in Texas Foreclosure Rates

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 14-Jan-2016

    According to an article published by CNN money, plummeting oil prices may be related to problems with housing markets in Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. While the national rate of foreclosure filings has dropped to a nine-year low, states heavily involved in the production of oil have not been as lucky. As oil prices have declines, foreclosure filings have increased in these three states. The ...
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  • How Much is Post-Holiday Debt Costing You?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Jan-2016

    Now that the holidays are over, many people must now make plans to deal with the new debt they have accumulated. In fact, consumer credit agencies report a 25 percent spike in people seeking help in the first couple of months of the year. If you have credit card debt leftover from the holidays, read on! Experts agree that the best way to use credit is to pay off the balance in full at the end of ...
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  • Houston Couple Awarded $5.4M after Fraud Found in Foreclosure Case

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Dec-2015

    A Texas couple knew that foreclosure was imminent after they fell behind on their mortgage payments for several months. What they didn’t expect, however, was when their foreclosure notice came from a bank they had never done business with. After a lawyer looked over their mortgage records, they came to the conclusion that neither the bank (Wells Fargo) nor their mortgage loan servicer had ...
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  • Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy: What's the Difference?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Dec-2015

    If you are struggling with overwhelming debts, debt settlement and bankruptcy are two options that can help you regain good financial health. While many people are familiar with the word “bankruptcy,” debt settlement is less well known, and the differences between both options are unclear to many. For the benefit of our clients, this blog will serve to distinguish between these two ...
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  • Texas Bankruptcy Exemptions

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Dec-2015

    Considering filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Texas? You may have several questions about how the process works and how it will affect your financial future. Many people assume that filing for bankruptcy will cost them everything they own, but there are in fact several protections available to help filers keep more of their property or pay less to unsecured creditors. These ...
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  • Millions Misspent After Texas Receives Financial Windfall from National Mortgage Settlement

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Dec-2015

    Three years ago, Texas homeowners facing foreclosure were given a glimmer of hope in the form of a $25 billion national settlement from five lenders who were accused of wrongfully forcing people out of their homes: Citi, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Ally. This money was earmarked to provide relief for Texas citizens, but so far, none has been spent to help struggling ...
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  • Why Hiding Assets Could Cost You

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Nov-2015

    When an individual or couple files for bankruptcy, they are required to disclose all of their assets in their petition. It is important for filers to remember that they must be 100 percent truthful when disclosing assets and that they not attempt to hide them. Some people think that by concealing assets, they won’t be taken away by the court during bankruptcy. However, doing so is considered ...
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  • Avoid Debt with These Holiday Budgeting Tips

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Nov-2015

    Some people feel as though “the holidays” and “debt” are inextricably bound, and indeed for many, sometimes they can go hand in hand. However, with a little careful planning and some smart spending habits, you can absolutely enjoy a fun and festive holiday without the hit to your wallet. Consider the following budgeting tips to help you avoid taking on new debt this holiday ...
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  • Huge Spike in Home Repossessions During Lingering Foreclosure Crisis

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Nov-2015

    While the rate of new foreclosures may be returning to normal, the damage caused by the past decade’s housing disaster is still lingering. According to RealtyTrac, a foreclosure analytics and sales company, bank repossessions have jumped 66 percent over the rate from this same time last year – the largest rise the company has ever recorded. In the space of just three months, over ...
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  • Four Signs That it's Time to Consider Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Nov-2015

    Financial troubles can happen to anyone at any time. Even the most financially conscientious individuals can be struck by an unexpected circumstance like an illness or job loss. If you are struggling with debt and are unable to keep up with your bills, you may be wondering if bankruptcy is the answer. Below, we have identified four signs that it may be time to speak to a bankruptcy lawyer about ...
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  • Redefining "Undue Hardship" May Make it Easier to Discharge Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 28-Oct-2015

    Student loan debts have only ever been dischargeable by bankruptcy under the most dire of circumstances, but student loan write-offs may soon be easier to accomplish if the Obama administration’s proposal is approved. The Department of Education recently released a report identifying solutions they believe will benefit people who are struggling to repay their loans. This would involve the ...
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  • Bankruptcy and Success are Not Mutually Exclusive

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Oct-2015

    It is a popular misconception that only unsuccessful people or businesses file for bankruptcy, or that there is no way for people to achieve success in the future after filing. Allmand Law Firm, PLLC would like to dispel the myth that bankruptcy and success are somehow mutually exclusive of one another, and focus on how bankruptcy is designed to help people rather than to punish them. Take, for ...
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  • American Apparel Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Oct-2015

    “Made in the U.S.A.” clothing retailer American Apparel has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after struggling to stay financially profitable for the past four years. This news comes after the company’s previous troubles with former CEO Dov Charney, whose alleged misconduct led to a PR-damaging scandal. The company’s “sweatshop-free” business model has ...
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  • How Can I Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

    Posted By Allmand Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Sep-2015

    Many people believe that bankruptcy permanently destroys your credit, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, bankruptcy may even save your credit in cases where an old debt kept your score down. Now that you have gotten a fresh financial start, there are a number of steps you can take to begin rebuilding your credit. How Does Bankruptcy Affect my Credit Score? The purpose of ...
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