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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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Phone: 1-818-509-1173


Bankruptcy Can Protect CARES ACT Stimulus Check Payments From Creditors

Stimulus Check  Payments Are Not Protected From Creditors We all anxiously await the first round of Stimulus Check payments from the government. But Congress did not protect these funds from collections by Creditors. Therefore, if a creditor (someone to whom you owe money) has the right to collect from you, they can take your CARES ACT stimulus payment from your bank account (and garnish your wages and place liens on other assets). For most creditors, the ability to take money [...]

2021-07-25T18:15:39-07:00April 16th, 2020|

Bankruptcy, Like Butter, Is Good For You

For decades we were (incorrectly) told that butter was bad for us and, instead, we should eat artificial hydrogenated oils contained in margarine. That was until doctors, following the lead of knowledgeable nutritionists and holistic health professionals, figured out that the margarine caused  heart and health problems and that butter and saturated fats are, actually, really nutritious. As one example, see this NY Times opinion piece on how the tide is turning for butter. Bankruptcy May Be Good For You--Really It [...]

2021-08-26T18:40:13-07:00March 3rd, 2015|

Can I Go To Jail For Not Paying My Debts?

Debtor's prisons were abolished in 1833 yet people still think they exist. Bankruptcy laws are designed to protect people and aid in financial recovery.

2021-10-26T13:39:50-07:00July 2nd, 2014|

Time is Not Your Friend: Don’t Delay in Seeking Advice

Waiting to examine bankruptcy as a solution to financial problems can be very costly.

2021-08-15T14:15:07-07:00July 15th, 2013|

Why You Need To Research Your Bankruptcy Attorney Before Hiring

Your bankruptcy attorney is an extension of you and you are responsible for whatever they do or don't do on your behalf.

2021-08-14T17:02:31-07:00March 22nd, 2013|

Who’s Sorry Now: Should You Apologize For Filing Bankruptcy?

Should you apologize for filing bankruptcy or needing to file bankruptcy? One study says perhaps.

2021-08-14T16:59:30-07:00March 17th, 2013|

How to Avoid Big Mistakes Before Filing Bankruptcy

A story describing why it is important to consult with a bankruptcy attorney before filing a bankruptcy case and provide the necessary information that attorney asks for.

2021-08-14T16:06:49-07:00February 13th, 2013|

All I want For Christmas is….a Bankruptcy

Financial debt problems may seem like the end of the world, but they are not. Bankruptcy offers the ability to get a fresh start and keys to a financial recovery.

2021-08-14T16:04:33-07:00December 21st, 2012|

Why Ignoring Bills And Debts Can Lead To Worse Problems Learn Your Options

ignoring your bills can have dire consequences. Timely "treating" financial problems is not much different than treating Cancer. Early detection and treatment can make all the difference.

2021-08-14T12:49:58-07:00November 12th, 2012|

Deciding To File Bankruptcy: The Economics Of Your Options

It is important that you do not use "sunk costs" when making future financial, or other economic decisions, related to or outside of a bankruptcy context. See why.

2021-08-12T21:40:50-07:00November 2nd, 2012|
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