Mark J. Markus Bankruptcy Attorney-Board Certified Specialist

bankruptcy attorney Mark J. Markus


Los Angeles California Bankruptcy Lawyer*
Practicing exclusively bankruptcy law since 1991
Free phone consults.  Office in Burbank.
*Board Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law

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Paying Relatives Before Bankruptcy Is A “No-No” Why You Should Wait

There can be serious consequences for repaying relatives before filing a bankruptcy. If you repay your relatives before filing bankruptcy, they may be forced to return that money to the bankruptcy trustee. Timing is everything, so they say, in comedy and believe it or not, in bankruptcy. Many who get down on their luck borrow from family and friends in order to survive and, often, to attempt to stay current on their debts. While the goal is laudable, this path [...]

2021-08-15T16:01:41-07:00November 21st, 2013|

What Causes the Need to File Bankruptcy?

With the shutdown of the United States government going into its third week, we read stories about how "non-essential" employees are being furloughed. That's something well known to state and county employees here in California who have had mandatory furlough days for a while now. What this means is, you don't come to work and don't get paid for furlough days. I suppose furloughs aren't as bad as a flat out job loss, since you are either receiving some income [...]

2021-08-15T15:48:12-07:00October 13th, 2013|

Why You Should Not Represent Yourself For Free in Bankruptcy

Why it is risky to represent yourself without an attorney in bankruptcy: A true story

2021-08-15T14:07:12-07:00May 8th, 2013|
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