What Assets are Exempt in California Chapter 7 Bankruptcies?

Admin on March 15, 2020 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Individuals in California who file for bankruptcy are often given a second chance at building a strong credit record. This does not come without a compromise, though. When Chapter 7 bankruptcy is involved, a person must often hand over a substantial amount of their estate in the process. A bankruptcy trustee then manages the estate […]

Bankruptcy and Medical Debt

Admin on February 25, 2020 Posted in Blog

Many people in California and the rest of the United States view bankruptcy as a last choice option. Unfortunately, each year many people end up pursuing this option because they have accumulated a large amount of medical debt and are unable to pay it off. One study even found that greater than 66% of all […]

Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report: Separating Fact from Fiction

Admin on January 11, 2020 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog

Whether or not to file for bankruptcy is a complex decision, and many factors influence whether it is a good idea for you. One area that many people ask questions about when filing for bankruptcy is credit scores. People are not just concerned about how bankruptcy will impact their credit score, but also if they […]

Speaking to Your Children About Your Estate Plans

Admin on December 5, 2019 Posted in Blog, Estate Planning

According to a recent student, approximately two-thirds of parents find it difficult to disclose details about their assets and estate plans to their children. There are understandably several reasons why parents find it hard to discuss this subject. Not only is there often anxiety about a family’s financial status, but parents also have difficulty accepting […]

What to Ask Your Lawyer Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Admin on November 22, 2019 Posted in Blog, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Financial difficulties can leave you uncertain about what to do next. While bankruptcy is one of the best ways to take control of your finances, the bankruptcy process can be complex and intimidating for many, which is why the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy lawyer is necessary.    There are several important questions to ask […]

Important Things to Know About Divorce and Bankruptcy

Admin on October 9, 2019 Posted in Blog, General Bankruptcy

Divorce can be more draining on your emotions as well as the quality of your life than you might have imagined. When divorce is combined with bankruptcy, this often means that the process is much more stressful. These two difficult life periods, however, have a unique relationship with one another. Divorce is often viewed as […]

Taking Steps to Combat Elder Bankruptcy

Admin on September 16, 2019 Posted in Blog

The number of elderly individuals in the United States who have proceeded through the bankruptcy process has increased substantially over the last few years. Statistics reveal that in 1991, elderly individuals comprised 2% of individuals who filed for bankruptcy. This group, however, now comprises approximately 12% of people who pursue bankruptcy. This increase will result […]

12 Steps You Should Take Now to Prepare for Bankruptcy

Admin on July 15, 2019 Posted in Blog, General Bankruptcy

Facing debts that you are not able to pay is a scary situation. Many people who struggle with unmanageable debt do not believe they have any options.  While filing for bankruptcy to manage this debt is a solid option for many, not everyone is certain about what the bankruptcy process entails or how to best […]

Three Tips for Handling Stress During Bankruptcy

Admin on June 13, 2019 Posted in Blog, General Bankruptcy

While money certainly cannot solve every problem that arises in the world, lack of it can cause a number of negative feelings including sadness and stress. Some people put off filing for bankruptcy because they worry about the stress and struggle that may result. During this critical time it is helpful to remember that the […]

How the Bankruptcy Process is Unique for LGBT Individuals

Admin on May 22, 2019 Posted in Bankruptcy Law, Blog, General Bankruptcy

Individuals who identify as LGBT face a number of unique obstacles in every area of their lives, including filing for bankruptcy. Statistics compiled by the William Institute have revealed that the poverty rate for same-sex couples is higher than for individuals in heterosexual relationships. When a person is unable to meet daily living expenses, it […]