Minnesota is in the Eighth Circuit, which includes the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas. Nevertheless, cases from other circuits may be helpful in understanding the law.
401(k) contributions in a chapter 13 may continue
More wages will be protected from garnishment
The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a small but helpful change in the garnishment law.
Common Mistakes People Make When In Debt
Over the years, education loans, medical bills, and mortgage repayments can soon pile up, which can leave you saddled with debt. So to help you avoid making basic errors when dealing with insurmountable debt, Sam Calvert, Attorney at Law, has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when in debt.
Judge Michael Ridgway recently issued an opinion that summarizes how to "avoid" judgment liens in bankruptcy. The case is In re Mus, case number 17-42895.
A little background: Most real estate in Greater Minnesota is "abstract property". In Hennepin and Ramsey much of the land is "Registered property", a/k/a "Torrens property". For this post I will ignore Torrens property. When a judgment is entered and docketed in District Court, the judgment becomes a lien on all abstract property in that county. The lien does not "attach" to property which is homestead property under state law; however, there is no way to determine if a piece of land is homestead or non-homestead. So, practically, a judgment is an apparent lien on any real estate you may…
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