Category Archives: Tips

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…

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…

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…

Top 12 Malpractice Mistakes. Number 1

This is a Countdown of the Top 12 Malpractice Mistakes Made by California Bankruptcy Attorneys   Note: This article focuses on California bankruptcy attorneys and references California and 9th Circuit law. However, most of the concepts presented here are applicable to bankruptcy attorneys in other states. The 12 issues are not an indication of priority…

Senate Bill 308 update

HELP! If you live in CALIFORNIA, I NEED YOUR HELP to SAVE California homeowners from having their homes sold by the BIG BANKS & creditors. On Thursday JUNE 9, the California State Assembly will vote on Senate Bill 308. This legislation will help keep Senior Citizens, Disabled, Struggling Families, and hardworking individuals from having their…