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Why Do I Have to Pay the Bankruptcy Attorney Before He Files My Case?

In almost all client meets the question comes up "Why Do I Have to Pay the Bankruptcy Attorney Before He Files My Case?" . When you decide that you need to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy to protect ...
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Saving Your Home from Foreclosure through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The two main consumer bankruptcy options can help prevent the foreclosure of your home. Filing a Chapter 7 case can help a little, but maybe enough. Chapter 13 can provide a great deal of help. ...
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Two Important Sets of Changes to Bankruptcy Dollar Amounts Just Went into Effect

Coincidentally, two different sets of legal changes both became effective on April 1, 2013. One set of changes was to the state-by-state "median income" amounts. These affect whether or not you would ...
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Can An Incompetent Person File for Bankruptcy With a Power of Attorney?

Power of Attorney and Filing for Bankruptcy For many families and individuals, medical problems have contributed to financial issues that now require them to file for bankruptcy. A person who has ...
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How to Find an Experienced Riverside Bankruptcy Lawyer?

If you are considering bankruptcy as an option or would just like to consult a local Riverside bankruptcy attorney regarding your financial situation the first step is to find a reputable and ...
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When Can You File a New Bankruptcy If You Filed Bankruptcy in the Past

My last blog was about the timing rules about when you can file a new bankruptcy after having filed one before. But th ey only apply if you got a discharge of your debts in that prior case. Those ...
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Can I Keep My Retirement, If I File for Bankruptcy in California?

In almost every situation, your retirement is protected in bankruptcy. It's often not even considered part of your "bankruptcy estate," and therefore totally out of the reach of your creditors and the ...
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Will Bankruptcy Ruin My Credit?

Bankruptcy Does Not Ruin Your Credit The greatest myth being perpetuated by credit card companies and creditors is that bankruptcy will ruin your credit. Creditors have managed to create a myth that ...
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Can I Discharge Traffic Tickets or Parking Tickets in Bankruptcy?

Traffic tickets are often a concern for many of our clients who are facing mounting debt. Paying these traffic violations can place added stress on your financial situation. If you are considering ...
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Bankruptcy Attorney - Riverside, Orange County, and Los Angeles

Our bankruptcy law firm is focused on ensuring that each client is provided with options to resolve their financial situation. It is important that you understand what assistance is available to ...
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Can I Keep My Car If I File for Bankruptcy in California?

Keeping your vehicle when you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a major concern for most people. There is often the impression that when you file for bankruptcy, it will require that you give up your ...
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10 Big Reasons to See Your California Bankruptcy Attorney To Save Your Home

Get advice from your California bankruptcy attorney both to successfully save your home and to save money, often lots of money. 1. Strip second mortgage and other junior mortgages: Hanging onto your ...
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Protecting Social Security From A Bank Levy

New federal regulations provide some safeguards to protect your social security income from collection efforts from creditors. As of May 2011 new regulations became effective that provide protections ...
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How to Respond To A Credit Card Lawsuit in California?

If you are behind on your credit card payments, then there is a possibility that a creditor will eventually serve you with a summons and complaint to collect on the debt. The key factor is not to ...
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Bankruptcy Doesn't Eliminate Criminal Fines or Restitution, But Can Still Help If You Are Charged with a Crime.

Bankruptcy cannot wipe out obligations directly from a criminal conviction, but still the help it CAN give may make all the difference. 1. Bankruptcy can get rid of other debts so you can concentrate ...
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Pre-Bankruptcy Steps to Take to Eliminate Tax Debt in Bankruptcy

Income tax returns were due in April, but what if you owe a alot of taxes, maybe for this year and even a previous year or two? Bankruptcy CAN discharge (legally erase) SOME income taxes. How much tax ...
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Can You Reverse a Home Foreclosure After the Sale Date?

In California, there is a time period and process that is required before a home can be foreclosed. Most homes in California are foreclosed through a non-judicial foreclosure. In order to foreclose on ...
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Can I Discharge Income Taxes in A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

If you owe income taxes, especially on more than one tax year, or you owe a large amount, Chapter 13 is often the better way to go. But you CAN also write off ("discharge") certain income ...
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Can You Remove A Homeowners Association Lien from Your Home?

Many homeowners in California are facing growing problems in trying to not only keep up with their mortgage but their monthly homeowners association payments. In California, a homeowners association ...
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How Long Do I Have to Respond to the Lawsuit from My Credit Card?

Failure to make payments on your credit cards or personal loans can result in a creditor filing a lawsuit to collect on the money owed. After the creditor files the case in court, he will serve you ...
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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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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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