Tag Archives: Chapter 13

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,…

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…

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…

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…

How You Can Help Some Clients Avoid the Bankruptcy Means Test

How You Can Help Some Clients Avoid the Bankruptcy Means Test Your client comes in and fails both the initial level and the second level of the Bankruptcy Means Test. The presumption of bad faith is there. What do you do? Maybe you do not have to do anything. Maybe the bankruptcy means test does…

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…

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