Friday, Feb 07 2014 Filed in: What's New
The State of Connecticut has a new program in Waterbury offering free information and advice from lawyers for consumers in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. The Waterbury Judicial District is the latest additional to he program which has been holding sessions in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and New London. Attorney Melchionne is one of the volunteers recruited by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. The Waterbury a paper talked to him in an effort to get the news out that this free program is available to all without regard to income qualification. Review the article here.
Thursday, Jan 16 2014 Filed in: What's New
Filings of new foreclosure cases spiked in November leading to a huge increase in the numbers of families who stand to lose their homes The statistics kept by RealtyTrac showed that Connecticut suffered an unusual increase in foreclosures right before the holidays and the Waterbury newspaper wanted to know why. Read the article here.
Friday, Nov 01 2013 Filed in: What's New
Attorney Melchionne served as the Track Director for the Basics Track at the Fall Workshop of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in New Orleans in October. Topics in the track consisted of Interviewing Techniques, Gathering the Data necessary to create a proper Bankruptcy Petition, 10 Warning signs of when Not to File a Bankruptcy, Issues in the Means Test, Innovative Use of Chapter 13, and Issues on Attorneys Fees. Although the subject matter was titled “Basics”, Attorney Melchionne assured that even experience bankruptcy attorneys received some benefit of the panel discussions.
Sunday, Sep 22 2013 Filed in: Waht's New
Technology is a big part of what I do. Any use of technology that makes me more efficient gives me more power to help my clients. Now I get a chance to pass that information along to others who do similar work in Minnesota.
Wednesday, Feb 27 2013 Filed in: What's New
This week, Gene Melchionne met with Connecticut’s Federal representatives in Washington DC. There are bills pending in Congress; Senate Bill 114 and House Bill 532 that propose to return the Bankruptcy Code to the reasonable state that it had prior to 2005. It would allow the discharge of non-federally guaranteed student loans. With over 1 Trillion Dollars outstanding in student loans and over 11% in default, this would make a small step to allow burdened students to become productive members of the economy. Listen to the Podcast on the subject.