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Blog Posts in 2017

Educational Debts that Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

AREN'T STUDENT LOANS NOT ABLE TO BE DISCHARGED IN BANKRUPTCY? Student loans are generally difficult to discharge—legally write off—in bankruptcy. Most of the time you have to prove ...
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Solving the Child/Spousal Support Dilemma

If you fall behind on child or spousal support in California, you can be hit by some super aggressive collection actions by your ex-spouse or support enforcement agency. Those actions can't be ...
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Avoid Having to Sell Home to Prevent Foreclosure

Your home is likely your biggest asset, and your mortgage your biggest debt. Whatever you do with that asset and that debt has a big effect on your present and future financial life. If you are having ...
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Filing Bankruptcy and My Security Clearance

WILL FILING BANKRUPTCY CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH MY SECURITY CLEARANCE? The short answer is that the filing of a bankruptcy case itself will not affect your security clearance. However, the reasons that a ...
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Why You Should Not Delay Filing for Bankruptcy

As a bankruptcy lawyer I want to help my clients resolve their financial situation and eliminate their debts. One of the largest frustrations I encounter is when a client can't use the bankruptcy ...
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Creditor Reporting of Late Payments During Chapter 13 Does Not Violate Automatic Stay

WHAT IS THE "AUTOMATIC STAY"? The "automatic stay" is one of the most valuable benefits of filing bankruptcy. This law makes just about every act of a creditor to collect a debt ...
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Son's Juvenile Detention Costs Ruled Dischargeable in Chapter 7

THE FACTS Maria Rivera filed a Chapter 7 case in the Santa Ana Division of the bankruptcy court. She included among her debts $9,905 owed to the Orange County Probation Department for costs related to ...
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Discharging Student Loans related to ITT Technical Institute's Closing

In early September, ITT Educational Services announced that it was immediately closing all 136 of its ITT Technical Institute branches nationwide. This included 9 in Southern California. As of late ...
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Can You Claim a Homestead Exemtpion If You Are Not Living in the Home?

The homestead exemption determines how much equity in your home you can protect from your creditors. When you file bankruptcy in California, usually California statutes determine the amount of your ...
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Increase in Homestead Exemption for Recently Acquired Homes in California

WHAT ARE PROPERTY "EXEMPTION" LAWS IN BANKRUPTCY? When you file a bankruptcy case, your property and possessions are protected through a set of "exemptions" under California law. ...
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