Category Archives: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If I Have Filed Bankruptcy Before, Can I File Again?

Why would you file bankruptcy again?   Sometimes certain life events happen more than once. For example, a lot of families have more than one child or have lived in more than one house over the course of their lives. These are examples of how life can repeat itself in good ways, but there are…

How Much Will I Have To Pay To Keep My Car In Bankruptcy?

How Much Will I Have To Pay To Keep My Car In Bankruptcy? Most people can’t go without their car for very long, if at all. Unless you have other reliable modes of transportation, or are able to take public transport, your car is how you take your kids to school and get to work.…

Is There A Minimum Amount Of Debt Needed To File Bankruptcy?

Is There A Minimum Amount Of Debt Needed To File Bankruptcy? If you are having trouble paying all of your bills every month you are likely overwhelmed, stressed, and looking for solutions. One possibility that may have crossed your mind is the possibility of filing for bankruptcy. But if bankruptcy is one of your thoughts,…

Do you have the right to sue or collect money from anyone? You may lose that right in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Do you have the right to sue or collect money from anyone? You may lose that right in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, and even worse, if you are not careful. Bankruptcy effects your right to sue others. It effects your right to collect money from others if the basis for that claim comes from something that…

Mistake #3: Not making a “Motion to Compel the Trustee to Abandon Debtor’s Business”

This is a Countdown of the Top 12 Malpractice Mistakes Made by California Bankruptcy Attorneys   Mistake #3: Not making a “Motion to Compel the Trustee to Abandon Debtor’s Business” from the Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate.   Note: This article focuses on California bankruptcy attorneys and may reference California and 9th Circuit case law. However, most…

Mistake #2: Not making a “Motion to Compel the Trustee to Abandon Real Property

This is a Countdown of the Top 12 Malpractice Mistakes Made by California Bankruptcy Attorneys   Mistake #2: Not making a “Motion to Compel the Trustee to Abandon Real Property” to remove the exempt home from the bankruptcy estate.   Note: This article focuses on California bankruptcy attorneys and may reference California and 9th Circuit law.…

Bankruptcy Timelines

If I Had a Prior Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Can I File a New Bankruptcy Case? The answer to that is a definite “maybe.” Timing is everything in this. It is vital to get the timing right or a new bankruptcy filing can quickly turn into a nightmare with disastrous results. Below is…

What Is A Chapter 20 Bankruptcy?

What Is A Chapter 20 Bankruptcy?      Even if you are not familiar with bankruptcy law lingo, you may have heard friends or a family member talk about the different types of bankruptcy chapters. Or, you may have seen a news story about a company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is the part…

How Can I Stop Creditors From Harassing Me?

How Can I Stop Creditors From Harassing Me?   If you are behind on your bills, the chances are high that your creditors are calling or writing you in an attempt to collect their debt. While lenders have the right to try to collect what is due, they do not have the right to engage…

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