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Joseph C. McDaniel
Phoenix, Arizona
Bankruptcy attorney, AV Rated, AVVO 10, Board-Certified, 30 years in the Bankruptcy Trenches
Interests: Bankruptcy Law and Practice in Arizona, Shotokan Karate, Health and Longevity Research, Wire-haired Fox Terriers, and the care and feeding of Bengal Cats
Recent Activity
Protests earn varying responses from locals who have to live there long after the protestors are done, leaving signs, cans, tents, more signs and... money? Sure, why not? Money. Protestors are like any other group moving into a new town to spread their displeasure: they require food, rest and potentially... Continue reading
 The last TV interview Joseph McDaniel did was about Student Loans and their terrifying effect on people who can't find jobs with the economy sliding into the drink. Our copy of the interview is a bit fuzzy, so enjoy this placeholder of the interview for the time being. Continue reading
 The last TV interview Joseph McDaniel did was about Student Loans and their terrifying effect on people who can't find jobs with the economy sliding into the drink. Our copy of the interview is a bit fuzzy, so enjoy this placeholder of the interview for the time being. Continue reading
A College Degree: How Much Is It and Is It Really Necessary?: MyFoxPHOENIX.com I was recently asked by Fox 10 News to speak on the issue of Bankruptcy and how that related to Student Loans, see the article here. Continue reading
I was recently asked to come in and share some professional wisdom with ABC 15's Smart Family program, see our brief discussion on filing Bankruptcy in Arizona above. Continue reading
Not because you pass the means test, of course. But because you are a player in the NFL. And notwithstanding a median income of $900,000.00 a year, an awful lot of those players become famously bankrupt. And CNBC graciously provided a slideshow of NFL Players who filed bankruptcy after they... Continue reading
There's an old gag about how to make a small fortune. Sometimes the punch line is "Start with a large fortune, and open a restaurant". Right now in Phoenix, AZ, Restauranteurs should be protected as Endangered Species, based on the closings of so many well-established Arizona Restaurants. And now, with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Best Bankruptcy News
Millions are on the edge, and are living paycheck to paycheck. The middle-class is hard beset, and has too much debt. Is this Phoenix, Arizona? Well, yes. It's also the United Kingdom, just so you don't feel special. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Best Bankruptcy News
Technology giveth, and technology taketh away. Remember Blockbuster? It took advantage of the dvd revolution, and blew away All Those Little Mom and Pop Video Stores, Inc., that previously took up that ecological niche. They couldn't compete with the convenience and selection and titles that Blockbuster could offer. Then Blockbuster... Continue reading
Another 1.3 million jobs are being lost forever. And that makes me sad. Because it will drive more insolvency, more bankruptcy cases, and a further reduced middle class in America. Actually, it makes me very sad. Continue reading
Is it any surprise that an avalance of bankruptcy cases continues? Real unemployment is astronomical; it's so bad that the way unemployment is calculated has been changed radically; I've read that if we used the traditional unemployment calculations, we'd be at more than 25%. And there were 13.8% more bankruptcy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Best Bankruptcy News
In general, the overwhelming majority of people who want to keep their houses in bankruptcy cases in Arizona get to keep them. There is not a special homestead declaration form that needs to be filed in Arizona; that requirement was eliminated by statute. And as long as the federal cap... Continue reading
Here in the United States we are part of an experiment in government that started about two hundred years ago. We have a Constitution that many people think is a good thing. We also have a Supremacy Clause in our Constitution. Think of it as a "I always get to... Continue reading
The Justice Department has announced a turnaround in its policy; it will now not oppose joint bankruptcy filings by same-sex couples. Continue reading