Category Archives: client’s rights

MILITARY VETERAN’S BONUS REPAYMENT IN BANKRUPTCY

Military Veteran’s Bonus Repayment Demands are Dischargeable in Bankruptcy   You served your country. You agreed to re-enlist based on the offer of a bonus. You gave up time with family and risked your life based on the payment of a reenlistment bonus from your government. All of you lost precious time. That time can…

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.…

Can I Go To Jail For Not Paying My Debts?

Can I Go To Jail For Not Paying My Debts? In Hollywood there may be such a thing as “debtor’s prison”, but that is really more for theatrical effect than to portray how debt collection works in the real world. If you are not able to pay your bills, you may be worried about what…

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,…

Can I Be Arrested If I Don’t Pay My Creditors?

What Happens if I Don’t Pay My Creditors? Not being able to pay all of your bills when they are due can have serious consequences. The first thing that is likely to happen is that you will receive a call from the lender asking for payment, and the longer you are unable to make satisfactory…

What Can I Do If A Creditor Won’t Stop Calling Me After I File Bankruptcy?

Why Creditors Hate Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy Many times the decision to file bankruptcy is made because a consumer debtor is receiving too many collection calls or letters or is being sued by a lender. The constant calls can quickly escalate to the level of nuisance and filing bankruptcy may be the only way to…

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…