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Medical Debt and the Statute of Limitations: Should You Declare Bankruptcy?

December 21, 2017

Medical Debt and the Statute of Limitations: Should You Declare Bankruptcy?

When you have a mountain of medical debt, it can feel as though there’s no way out of it. However, there is something known as the statute of limitations that disallows a creditor to sue you for certain types of debt, including medical bills. Read on to learn more about the statute of limitations in California and then schedule a free legal consultation to find out more about your options.

What happens if a creditor doesn’t file within the statute of limitations?

If a creditor wants to collect a medical debt then…


The 3 Categories of Debt Reorganization in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

December 8, 2017

The 3 Categories of Debt Reorganization in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you’ve been dealing with significant debt and are ready to move on, then you may want to file bankruptcy in California. While this isn’t the right solution for everyone, for some it can be a lifesaver. Learn more about how debt is reorganized in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and then reach out to with questions or to schedule a free legal consultation.

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows you to keep many possessions but there is…


Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership, and California Bankruptcy Law

November 20, 2017

Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership, and California Bankruptcy LawBankruptcy law can be confusing for everyone but when a couple is living in a gray legal area, it can become even more complicated. This may the best case for same-sex couples who may be married or living as domestic partners. Read on to see how California law applies bankruptcy law to these situations and then reach out to for a free bankruptcy consultation.

Can same-sex married couples file joint bankruptcy?

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015. Their ruling held that any ban on same-sex marriage at the state level was…


Learn What Happens to Stocks if You Declare Business Bankruptcy

November 6, 2017

Learn What Happens to Stocks if You Declare Business BankruptcyIf you own a business and are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you should know that you’re not alone. In fact, dozens of companies in every district of California file for business bankruptcy each year. In some cases, it’s a good idea and in other instances there are better options. You know want which category describes your business and its future until you speak to a bankruptcy attorney.

Read on to learn about one aspect of business bankruptcy – your company stock – and then contact to learn…


Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cover IRS Taxes in California?

October 24, 2017

Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cover IRS Taxes in California?When most people think of high consumer debt, they think of credit cards or medical bills. While these are common culprits of insurmountable debt, many people in California also struggle with IRS taxes. These payments can get truly overwhelming. The good news is that some IRS taxes may be discharged with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in California.

However, in order for this to work for you, specific requirements must be met. It is not a given that you can discharge IRS tax debt in a bankruptcy. Read on to…


Not Sure if Bankruptcy is Right for You? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

October 13, 2017

Not Sure if Bankruptcy is Right for You? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Making the final decision about whether or not bankruptcy is right for you is a difficult one. In some cases, it can be a huge relief. In other cases, it may not. No matter what your situation is, you can count on for a free bankruptcy consultation.

  1. What…

Can You Guess the 5 Most Common Reasons People Declare Bankruptcy?

September 21, 2017

Can You Guess the 5 Most Common Reasons People Declare Bankruptcy?

From 2013 to 2016, the number of people declaring bankruptcy in the state of California reduced by almost half. That said, thousands of people still file bankruptcy every year. Do you know the most common situations that lead to bankruptcy filings? Read on to learn about the top five reasons debtors give and then reach out to for a free bankruptcy consultation.

  1. Credit card debt
  2. The latest data shows that about 70% of adults in America have one or more credit cards. Millions of Americans are in debt…


Business Bankruptcy and the Top Reasons Companies Choose to File

September 9, 2017

Business Bankruptcy and the Top Reasons Companies Choose to File

No company goes into business thinking that they’ll have to file bankruptcy, yet for businesses across the country, it can become the best option. Most people assume that there’s just a single reason companies file: They’re dealing with financial difficulty. The reality is that it’s not always that simple.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy, also known as business bankruptcy, is a big decision. It will have long-term effects on your business and at we recommend that you think hard about it before deciding it’s the right decision for your company. Depending…


Can a Bankruptcy Alleviate Your Student Loan Burden in California?

August 22, 2017

Can a Bankruptcy Alleviate Your Student Loan Burden in California?

Students all over the country are having trouble bearing the weight of their student loans but the probable may be even worse in California. Consider that the average student loan per capita is $4,160. In fact, we are among the top 20 states with the most student loan debt. In California it averages $22,191 for a four-year degree.

But is there anything that can be done about this? Learn more about bankruptcy options and you’ll find out exactly what your unique options are. Read on and then contact for a…


The Redemption Process Could Help You Keep Your Car After a Bankruptcy

August 10, 2017

The Redemption Process Could Help You Keep Your Car After a Bankruptcy

If you’re one of the many people declaring bankruptcy that feels like they’re between a rock and a hard place with their car, then we may have good news for you. While the redemption process isn’t the right choice for every buyer – and in fact, we may recommend against it depending on your situation – it could also be the best way for you to move forward with your bankruptcy while still keeping your car.

If you are considering bankruptcy but it’s…