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The Many Faces of the Automatic Stay

Imagine that the moment you file a bankruptcy petition a large wall comes crashing down surrounding you and all of your assets. Next, imagine that all your creditors are stuck outside of this wall. Well, that is exactly what happens when you file a bankruptcy case, with a few exceptions. That wall is called the…

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Avoiding Recorded Liens on Your Home Through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Did you know that filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you remove a recorded lien from your home? We often encounter prospective clients who were sued by their credit card companies or other collectors. If a creditor obtains a judgment against you, it can record a lien and create an encumbrance against your property….

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Rebuilding Credit After a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A concern which often comes up when considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy is that it will affect one’s credit negatively and make it difficult to rebuild credit. If you are considering bankruptcy because you are behind on your credit card or medical bills, chances are your credit report has already been negatively impacted. While filing bankruptcy…

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Keeping Property / Assets in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

One of the most common misconceptions about bankruptcy is that people think they cannot keep any of their assets if they file for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. California law has certain exemptions that allow us to protect your assets in most cases. We will need to evaluate your specific assets on a case-by-case basis in…

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Eliminating Tax Debt through a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Are you struggling to pay off older tax debt? A Chapter 7 bankruptcy may provide you with relief and eliminate your tax debt. While most taxes are usually considered nondischargeable, there are certain criteria which may enable you to discharge your liability on tax debt. The taxes had to have been income-based, due at least…

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