Should I file Bankruptcy with My Spouse?

Should I file Bankruptcy with My Spouse?

Does my spouse have to file bankruptcy with me? Oftentimes, clients will ask us whether it is necessary or wise to file bankruptcy together with their spouse if their spouse does not need bankruptcy.  The best way to answer this question is to understand some basic laws surrounding spousal bankruptcy in California. You and your
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Applying for a Credit Card After Bankruptcy

Applying for a Credit Card After Bankruptcy

How do I rebuild my credit after bankruptcy? One of the most effective ways to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy is to obtain a credit card, and to use it responsibly and correctly.  However, there are always questions as to whether you can qualify for a credit card after filing bankruptcy. Between 2005 and 2007,
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Who Can Find Out About My Bankruptcy?

Who Can Find Out About My Bankruptcy?

Will friends and family know if I file for bankruptcy? One of the biggest concerns for people who want to file bankruptcy is who can find out about their filing.  Bankruptcy filings, like most court records, are public information.  However, unless you are a prominent person (e.g. movie star, sports star, politician) or a major
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I can’t make my Chapter 13 plan payment

I can’t make my Chapter 13 plan payment

Modifying your Chapter 13 plan payment The Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a 3 to 5 year payment plan.  The first question many Chapter 13 clients ask is what will happen if they cannot afford their Chapter 13 plan payment down the road.  For example, what if they lose their job, or get furloughed, or unexpected
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Can you choose which credit cards to file bankruptcy on?

Can you choose which credit cards to file bankruptcy on?

Can I keep certain credit cards when filing for bankruptcy? When you file bankruptcy, all of your debts must be listed on your bankruptcy petition.  Therefore, any credit cards that have a balance must be disclosed when you file your bankruptcy case.  Once the case is filed, the credit card companies will cancel your card.  In
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How Much Debt Should You Have to File Bankruptcy?

How Much Debt Should You Have to File Bankruptcy?

Is There a Certain Amount of Debt You Need to Have Before you Can File for Bankruptcy? The answer to the question is not a number.  The answer is that you should file bankruptcy if your debt is not manageable even after cutting your expenses to what is necessary.   What are Necessary Expenses? At
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A Personal Injury Lawyer Describes What To Do After an Accident

A Personal Injury Lawyer Describes What To Do After an Accident

If you have been injured in an accident, a personal injury lawyer can make sure that you receive the medical care and financial compensation that you deserve. Millions of people are injured in accidents on an annual basis. This includes car wrecks, slip and fall accidents, workplace injuries, getting hurt on someone else’s property, and
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A Bankruptcy Attorney Can Help with Court Proceedings

A Bankruptcy Attorney Can Help with Court Proceedings

A Bankruptcy Attorney Can Guide You Through Your Bankruptcy Petition and Court Proceedings The legal system is complicated, and a bankruptcy attorney can be your advocate, helping you to navigate through it. Regardless of why you are going to court, the court system has set rules that must be followed. For example, in a bankruptcy
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What You Need to Know About Professional Bankruptcy Services

What You Need to Know About Professional Bankruptcy Services

When looking for bankruptcy services it is important to interview firms with a proven history of getting things done. Any legal proceeding is bound to have challenges, and an experienced attorney can help things to go smoothly. While you can file bankruptcy on your own, we do not recommend it because the chances of your
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A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Help to Stay a Foreclosure

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Help to Stay a Foreclosure

Contact a Bankruptcy Lawyer in the Face of Foreclosure If you are facing foreclosure, a bankruptcy lawyer can help. This is an excellent way to delay or prevent a foreclosure from going through so that you and your family can stay in your home. If you are facing foreclosure, it is important to call us
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