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Learn Why Debt Settlement Does Not Deliver on the Promises it Makes

June 18, 2019
Learn Why Debt Settlement Does Not Deliver on the Promises it Makes

You have likely seen the ads, billboards, commercials, etc. for debt settlement firms. They promise that they can help you pay off your debt quickly and painlessly. They claim to be a better option than bankruptcy. Is there any truth to this? Unfortunately, not usually. In most cases, debt settlement companies cannot deliver what they say they can.

If you work with a debt settlement company you may very well keep getting harassing collection calls, be sued, see your credit score continue to go down, and continue having your wages garnished. This is not a way to…


5 Tips to Follow if You Want to Keep Your Home After a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

June 7, 2019
5 Tips to Follow if You Want to Keep Your Home After a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

When you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, if your home is in foreclosure that foreclosure will stop.

Filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy stops the foreclosure. It gets you a protected legal environment to address the problems with your mortgage. This can be very relieving but it is important to keep site of the fact that you are not yet out of the woods. If you want to keep your home, then you should work with a bankruptcy attorney who can help ensure you do. Keep reading to find…


A California Bankruptcy Will Show Up on Some Background Checks but Not Others

May 21, 2019
A California Bankruptcy Will Show Up on Some Background Checks but Not Others

If you are like most people considering bankruptcy, you have many questions and concerns. We understand this at . We are standing by to provide a free consultation so that you can understand what your options are and decide if bankruptcy is right for you. Today we are going to cover a common question we hear: Will my bankruptcy show up on a background check? The answer is not as simple as you think because it depends on what type of background check it is. Contact us at if you have further questions.

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Which of These Three Excuses is Keeping You from Moving Forward with Bankruptcy?

May 8, 2019
Which of These Three Excuses is Keeping You from Moving Forward with Bankruptcy?

The truth is that not most people do not feel good about getting into a position of needing to file bankruptcy. At we have seen many clients wait until they are unnecessarily underwater before filing deciding to file for bankruptcy. We have found that there are three common excuses used: They are afraid, they are stubborn, or they don’t want to hurt their pride.

The truth about bankruptcy is that it is often better to file sooner rather than later – for everyone involved, including your creditors. Keep reading to learn…


Can You Eliminate Medical Debt Through Bankruptcy in California?

April 22, 2019

Can You Eliminate Medical Debt Through Bankruptcy in California?

No matter how you look at it, healthcare has gotten much more expensive in recent years. This includes the cost of insurance for most people, as well as the debt that can occur if you suffer from a serious illness or injury. If you are facing a seemingly insurmountable amount of medical debt, you may wonder if bankruptcy is the solution you have been looking for.

The answer is that it depends. Keep reading to find out more about your options to eliminate medical debt through a California bankruptcy. Then contact …


A Bankruptcy May Not Stay on Your Credit Report as Long as You Think It Will

April 10, 2019

A Bankruptcy May Not Stay on Your Credit Report as Long as You Think It Will

Though no one wants to be in a position where they need to file for bankruptcy, the fact of the matter is that it is an option to get rid of debt that has become unmanageable. There are many reasons that people choose not to explore the option of bankruptcy, including the idea that it will stay on their credit report for the rest of their lives.

Keep reading to get the facts about bankruptcy and your credit report….


Follow These Tax Tips if You Have Filed for Bankruptcy

March 22, 2019

Follow These Tax Tips if You Have Filed for Bankruptcy

After many years working on California bankruptcy cases, we can offer our clients advice about the process leading up to bankruptcy and beyond. Today we have compiled a few tips that can help ensure you are filing your taxes correctly after you have filed for bankruptcy.

File Your Tax Returns

All too often debtors end up not filing taxes because they knew they would not be able to pay the taxes they would owe. While we understand this mindset, it actually works against you. Even if you cannot send a…


Could the Undue Hardship Exception Allow You to Get Out from Under Student Loan Debt?

March 12, 2019

Could the Undue Hardship Exception Allow You to Get Out from Under Student Loan Debt?

The amount of student loan debt has gone up astronomically in recent years. As students graduate and cannot find the jobs they were promised, or are not being offered salaries that would support paying off their student loans, they can end up in a very difficult situation. In some cases, students can actually owe more in interest each month than they are able to pay off.

While it has long been the case that student loan debt cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, there…


Bankruptcy Fraud Does Happen and Judges Look for It: Discover What They Are Looking For

February 21, 2019

Bankruptcy Fraud Does Happen and Judges Look for It: Discover What They Are Looking For

There are many reasons for a person who is going to file for bankruptcy to work with a bankruptcy attorney. Not following the rules and filing guidelines to the letter can result in a delay in proceedings and many frustrations. In certain situations, it can lead to something even worse: Criminal charges. If a bankruptcy judge believes that you are trying to defraud the bankruptcy process, you could be in serious trouble.

The bad news is that people can sometimes…


Buying a Home After a California Bankruptcy: How Long Do You Have to Wait?

February 7, 2019

Buying a Home After a California Bankruptcy: How Long Do You Have to Wait?

Once a person’s bankruptcy is discharged, they often have additional questions about bankruptcy. At . You can also read on to learn about what a bankruptcy client’s options are for buying a home after a bankruptcy.

FHA Loans

Federal Housing Authority loans, better known as FHA loans,…


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