New Bankruptcy Forms Make Filing Trickier

The New Bankruptcy Forms Are Longer and More Confusing The scariest phrase in the English language is "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help!" Well, the government decided in its infinite (and by infinite, I mean infinitesimal) wisdom to completely revise the forms needed to commence a bankruptcy case. The stated goal was to make them easier and more understandable for non-attorneys to complete. They are not. And I promise I'm not just saying that because I'm a [...]

2022-02-07T17:43:30-08:00November 30th, 2015|

There’s More To Bankruptcy Than Just Filling Out Forms

There's More To Bankruptcy Than Just Filling Out Forms There is a great misconception out there shared by many that filing bankruptcy is simple-- that all you need to do is fill out some forms, attend a meeting, and you get rid of all your debts. This idea is shared by many before they file a bankruptcy case, and by almost no one after the case is filed. It is certainly not shared by those who call me on  a [...]

2021-07-26T11:46:07-07:00September 11th, 2015|

Bankruptcy Attorney Fees: You Get What You Pay For

We've all done it. . . purchased a cheap product only to have it break or fall apart shortly thereafter. A watch.  A purse.  Sunglasses. Electronics. That's OK when you don't mind throwing something away and getting a new one. But when you're dealing with personal services, such as hiring a bankruptcy attorney or other professionals, if the quality isn't there, the damage often can't be fixed. Today I responded to a public question posted on Lawyers.com regarding a bankruptcy attorney which [...]

2021-07-26T14:27:42-07:00June 25th, 2015|

How To File Bankruptcy Without An Attorney in Los Angeles

Many insist that an attorney is unnecessary in bankruptcy because their case is "simple"  or because they plain cannot afford one. However, lately it seems not a day goes by that I don't get a phone call from a debtor representing themself in bankruptcy who is facing some big problem. They are always surprised to learn that they did not know everything they needed to know in order to properly represent themselves. But the fact remains that a large percentage of [...]

2021-10-26T10:31:05-07:00March 27th, 2015|

Your Bankruptcy Mistakes Can Affect Others

File bankruptcy without a qualified bankruptcy attorney- or don't disclose everything to your attorney- and your friends and loved ones could be in for a big surprise, not just yourself. I Cannot Afford An Attorney So I Will Just File Bankruptcy Myself Today's true story is brought to you by Sarah (not her real name), a mother of two. Sarah had lots of credit card and other debts. She also owned a 1/3 interest in the house she lived in. [...]

2021-08-26T12:09:42-07:00February 5th, 2015|
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