Category Archives: Bankruptcy

Most Common Reasons People File

Results of our survey of more than a hundred bankruptcy filers to find out what the most common reasons are that people file for bankruptcy in San Diego.

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Property Value Rising in Bankruptcy

Rising property values place your home at risk of being sold by the trustee down the road, so your attorney should protect you and compel abandonment.

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Bankruptcy for My Business

Filing bankruptcy for a business and what it means depends on the assets and obligations, if you personally guaranteed them and future direction of the company.

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Paying Student Loans After Bankruptcy

You must generally start paying your student loans, to the current loan servicer, after you obtain your discharge in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case.

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Where Do I File Bankruptcy?

Determining where you file bankruptcy is governed by the rule of venue, which sets forth the federal district where your case must be filed.

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Paying Down Mortgage Loan

Paying down a mortgage before bankruptcy can be a preference, and the trustee can recover the home loan payments and divide the money equally between creditors.

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Paying Off a Car Loan

If you pay off, or pay down, a car loan before bankruptcy, this can be a preference payment and the bankruptcy trustee can recover the money for your creditors.

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Bankruptcy Stay In a Repeat Filing

In a repeat filing to stop a foreclosure, the automatic bankruptcy stay may terminate in 30 days or there may be no stay, depending on the number of filings.

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Doctor Bills and Bankruptcy

A doctor bill in bankruptcy is an unsecured debt, except when an injury lawyer sends you to a doctor who treats you on a lien basis in a personal injury case.

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Bankruptcy Attorney on TV

Bankruptcy attorney on TV ads are quite common on our television sets that you may be asking yourself just how to choose a bankruptcy lawyer on TV.

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Real Estate Commissions

Your real estate commission will generally be treated as an asset in San Diego bankruptcy cases if escrow has already been opened or a contract has been formed.

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Stop Creditors from Calling

By consulting with a bankruptcy lawyer, you may be able to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 relief and permanently stop harassing creditors from calling you.

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Workers Comp Settlement or Award

When you file bankruptcy San Diego, you keep your workers compensation settlement, provided you do not change the character of the workers comp award.

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Car Loan Before Bankruptcy

Getting a car loan before bankruptcy in San Diego may be permissible if your vehicle has mechanical problems, but it can pose a couple of potential problems.

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Criminal Restitution in Bankruptcy

A criminal restitution judgment cannot be included in bankruptcy in San Diego, unless part of it is for actual financial loss by the government.

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Bankruptcy for a Repossession

If you need to file bankruptcy for a repo loan after a vehicle repossession, an experienced lawyer can help you stop a lawsuit and become debt free.

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Funeral Expenses

You can file bankruptcy in San Diego on funeral services and funeral expenses, a burial plot, and a casket, with the help of an experienced attorney.

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Intent to Deny Security Clearance

When you receive a letter of Intent to Deny Eligibility for Security Clearance and Assignment to a Sensitive Position, bankruptcy can save your military clearance.

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Federal Government Help Failed

The Federal Government’s efforts to help borrowers failed, and as a result more and more consumers in San Diego are resorting to bankruptcy to get out of debt.

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Stocks in Bankruptcy

To keep stocks in bankruptcy in San Diego, your attorney will have to consider the type of account in which the stocks are held and your exemptions.

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Loan Mod in Bankruptcy

Whether you can do a loan modification in bankruptcy San Diego, depends on your income and expenses, and if you are filing under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.

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Inheritance and Bankruptcy

Inheritance and bankruptcy in San Diego can be a tricky issue, and you’ll need a San Diego bankruptcy attorney to help you keep your inheritance in bankruptcy.

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Buy a Car Before Bankruptcy

You can buy a car before bankruptcy, and if you take out a loan your lender needs to perfect its lien with a short amount of time.

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Online Bankruptcy Filing

Online filing is required in San Diego, such that your San Diego bankruptcy attorney must file your case online instead of over-the-counter.

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Will Employer Find Out?

It is unlikely your employer will find out you filed bankruptcy, and even if your employer did find out, Federal law protects you from discriminatory treatment.

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Bankruptcy Payment Plans

If you are worried that you can’t afford to file bankruptcy to get out of debt San Diego, you can pay for your legal costs with a flexible payment plan.

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Bankruptcy on Unemployment

Whether you can qualify for bankruptcy on unemployment in San Diego depends on whether you are filing under Chapter 7 versus Chapter 13.

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Should I File Bankruptcy?

If you are wondering if you should be filing bankruptcy and if it is right for you, talk to an attorney and discuss your financial situation.

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Trust Assets

Your bankruptcy attorney must be sure to disclose all of your trust assets in your bankruptcy disclosures and schedules when you file bankruptcy San Diego.

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Famous Bankruptcies

When you need to file bankruptcy, remember the famous bankruptcies and know that you are not alone but are in the company of some very successful people.

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Bankruptcy Disclosures

Failure to disclose assets in your bankruptcy disclosures constitutes a crime and this is one of the important points to discuss with your lawyer.

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TARP Funds Gone

After the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds were exhausted, lenders resorted to increasing the rate of filing lawsuits in order to collect bad debts.

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Bankruptcy TV Commercials

Not running bankruptcy TV commercials is not necessarily a bad thing, but by not running TV bankruptcy ads, a lawyer or law firm is able to lower its costs.

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Disclose Assets

You have to disclose all of your assets when you file bankruptcy by listing all of your assets on Schedule A and Schedule B of your bankruptcy schedules.

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Fraudulent Transfer Forethought

If you transfer assets before filing bankruptcy in San Diego, the transfer could be deemed fraudulent, and set aside by the bankruptcy trustee or by creditors.

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Can I File Twice?

Whether you can file bankruptcy twice depends upon how much time has passed since your first case was filed and the relief you need in your second case.

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Drive Outta Bankruptcy

You can keep your car when you file bankruptcy so long as the value of the vehicle does not exceed your applicable exemptions.

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Considering Filing Bankruptcy

If you are considering filing bankruptcy, let an expert attorney help you decide if filing for Chapter 7 is right for you.

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Our Bankrupt Presidents

If you need to file bankruptcy but are worried what others may think, you should know that four highly regarded U.S. Presidents declared they were bankrupt.

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Bankruptcy Legal Center Blog

Our San Diego bankruptcy law blog provides commentary, by an expert lawyer, on issues involving that are encountered by our clients.

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