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Can Bankruptcy Stop An Eviction?

Can Filing f or Bankruptcy Help You Stop An Eviction? If you are fac ing a possible eviction from your home or apartment then filing for bankruptcy can stop the eviction process in most circumstances ...
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Does My Husband/Wife Have to File Bankruptcy with Me?

Once of the biggest concerns for married couples is: Does my spouse have to file bankruptcy with me? Do we have to file bankruptcy together? The answer is: No there is no requirement that married ...
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Can You Eliminate a Tax Lien in Bankruptcy?

Not being able to pay federal or state income taxes can lead the IRS or the state to place a tax lien on your real property and personal property. Filing for bankruptcy can help in many situations ...
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Should I Modify My Home Loan Before or After Filing for Bankruptcy?

When filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one of the common questions I run across with clients is whether they should complete a loan modification prior to filing for bankruptcy or after. The answer to ...
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Using Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Repay Your Student Loans

Student loan repayments can be overwhelming, especially when the monthly payment looks more like a mortgage payment. Many people who are graduating from school are finding themselves with huge student ...
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How Much Debt Do I Need to File for Bankruptcy?

There is a common myth that you need to be at least $10,000 in debt or more to file for bankruptcy. Nothing in the bankruptcy code specifies that you need a minimum amount of debt to file for ...
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Business Debts Can Help You File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy, can provide a real solution to current or previous business owners who incurred significant business debt in building their business and continuing to operate their business. ...
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Should I Withdraw Money From My Retirement to Pay Creditors?

When your facing harassing and abusive creditor calls and you do not have enough income to pay creditors it can get extremely overwhelming and frustrating. You will inevitably look to whatever options ...
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Avoiding A Judgment Lien in Bankruptcy

Once a creditor obtains a judgment against you in court, there are several options available to the creditor to collect on the awarded judgment. One of the often used methods is to record the abstract ...
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Can I Keep and Run My Business After Filing for Bankruptcy?

If you own a business and need to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you have probably thought about how this will affect your business. If you are running a business as a sole proprietor, partnership or ...
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Preventing Bankruptcy through Financial Education

One of the key factors missing in our educational system is financial education. We teach our children how to add, subtract, divide, multiply, etc. but no where do we show them how to apply these ...
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Will Bankruptcy Affect My Immigration Status?

A large worry for many immigrants who are considering filing for bankruptcy, is how it will affect their immigration status in the United States. With few exceptions, the filing of a bankruptcy case ...
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Do I Have To Be a Citizen to File for Bankruptcy?

Many people assume that filing for bankruptcy is an option that is only available to a U.S. Citizens. The general belief is that only people who are U.S. Citizens or who are legally in the United ...
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Timeshares and Bankruptcy- What Happens to the Maintenance Fees?

Many families who are going through a difficult financial situation from credit cards and medical bills, may also be struggling with paying timeshare maintenance fees.What happens if you decide that ...
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California Bankruptcy Judge Allows Same Sex Marriage to File Jointly

A recent decision from Judge Thomas Donovan in the Central District of California could allow same-sex marriages to file a joint bankruptcy petition in Southern California. Same sex marriages had been ...
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Protecting Your Family Home: Second Mortgages

About 25% of homeowners in the U.S. have a property that is worth less than the mortgage. In these tough economic times, people have been walking away from their homes. Even if you are behind on your ...
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Bankruptcy Reaffirmation Agreements: What You Should Know

When a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is pending, a reaffirmation agreement can be drawn up and entered into that stops the particular debt it applies to from being discharged or replaces it with a new ...
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The Value of the Automatic Stay

Millions of Americans continue to labor under the pressure of mounting debt while struggling to find employment in a job market that continues to be sluggish. Many people feel the stress and pressure ...
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If you have additional questions about bankruptcy, debt, or foreclosure please email us or contact us at: Southern California Law Advocates Telephone (866) 337-7220 E-mail: info@socaladvocates.com Our ...
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Judgment Proof and Bankruptcy

There are some individuals that because of their income and assets may not need to file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a tool that can help individuals with income and assets, avoid creditor seizure ...
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Are Revocable Trusts Protected in Bankruptcy?

Many people have opted to have a living trust created that provides for the distribution of their assets after their death. Most of the living trust that are created are revocable, meaning that they ...
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Community Discharge Protects Non-Filing Spouse

One of the greatest benefits that bankruptcy affords a non-filing spouse in California is the community discharge protection. When one spouse files for bankruptcy in California the non-filing spouse ...
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Bankruptcy Rates in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County

News agencies continue to report that we are no longer in a recession period, but rather a recovery stage for our economy. If this is in fact the case, the improvements in the economy should ...
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Can You Be Sued For Credit Card Debt?

When you fall behind on your credit card debt your creditors have several options available to collect on the debt. One of the options is filing a lawsuit to collect on the debt. Credit card companies ...
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Foreclosure After Bankruptcy- Do I Have to Pay the Mortgage Company?

If you have a home with a mortgage payment that you kept through your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy you have probably wondered about: What will happen in t he future if I cant make my mortgage ...
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