About This Blog

Deciding whether bankruptcy is right for you? Facing foreclosure? Struggling with debt? This blog breaks down bankruptcy law into plain English, keeps you up-to-date on the ever-changing field of foreclosures, alerts consumers struggling with debt about the latest scams, and provides answers to questions from real people.

Kathleen Michon is the legal editor for Nolo’s bankruptcy, debt, and credit repair books. She also writes, edits, and manages content for Nolo’s website. Prior to joining Nolo’s editorial staff, Kathleen was the Directing Attorney of Public Counsel’s Consumer Rights Project. Kathleen received a B.A. from Yale University and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Leon Bayer is a Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney and coauthor of Nolo’s The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work For You? Leon, a founding partner in the Los Angeles, California law firm of Bayer, Wishman & Leotta and a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, brings over 30 years of bankruptcy experience to the blog. Leon contributes the “Ask Leon” series, in which he answers real questions from real people.

Guest blogger Amy Loftsgordon has worked in the area of foreclosure for over ten years and has authored numerous foreclosure articles on Nolo.com.