Kathleen Michon


Kathleen Michon is an estate planning lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been affiliated with Nolo in various capacities for more than fifteen years, including five years as Nolo’s in-house bankruptcy, foreclosure, and debt editor. Kathleen’s previous legal experience also includes directing Public Counsel's Consumer Rights Project and representing inmates on death row. Kathleen received a B.A. from Yale University and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

Articles By Kathleen Michon

How to Get Out of Student Loan Debt
Most people can't eliminate student loan debt—but many can get better payment plans.
Lemon Law for New Cars
If your car turns out to be a "lemon," you might be able to get a refund or a replacement vehicle. Here's how.
Heparin Recall and Litigation
Problems with heparin have prompted an FDA recall and numerous lawsuits over the anticoagulant drug.
FDA Drug Recalls
When the FDA or a pharmaceutical company removes a drug from the market, what does it mean?
A debt collector is calling me at work. Is this a violation of the FDCPA?
The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) limits where and when debt collectors can contact consumer debtors.
How Do Judgment Creditors Find Your Property?
If a creditor successfully sues you in court and gets a money judgment against you, it will likely look for your assets and property. Once it finds your property, it can take steps to try to collect its judgment from that property. For example, it could record a lien against your home, levy funds in
Can a debt collector call on Sunday?
The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits debt collectors and collection agencies from engaging in certain types of communications while collecting debts from consumers.
Debt Scavengers and Zombie Debt
Reports of debt collectors trying to collect on debt that is very old or even no longer owed -- called "zombie" debt -- have been on the rise in recent years.
Will I Go to Jail If I Don't Pay My Debts?
Debots' prisons are a thing of the past. Usually, you cannot go to jail just because you don’t pay your debts or bills.
Will I owe money after my car is repossessed in Florida?
Find out if your car lender can sue you for a deficiency after car repossession in Florida.