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Sacramento Bankruptcy & Debt Relief Attorney

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Car accident injury and bankruptcy

Car accident injury and bankruptcy

Car accident injuries and bankruptcy relate in two primary ways:

1. If you caused an accident and are liable for another’s injuries or losses;

2. You were injured in a car accident caused by someone else.

If you were responsible for an accident that resulted in

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Bankruptcy means test: what is it?

Bankruptcy means test: what is it?

The means test in bankruptcy is a test to determine whether someone qualifies for bankruptcy. What the means test measures is whether someone can afford to pay their debts. If they can’t, their debts can be discharged, or eliminated, through a bankruptcy filing. If

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Bankruptcy: can my employer discriminate against me for filing?

Bankruptcy: can my employer discriminate against me for filing?

No. An employer cannot discriminate against you for filing bankruptcy. Federal law protects an employee’s right to file bankruptcy without retribution, discrimination or retaliation. You cannot be fired, demoted or put in jeopardy of

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“Wild card”: what it means for Sacramento bankruptcy filings

“Wild card”: what it means for Sacramento bankruptcy filings

“Wild card” is a term used for bankruptcy filings here in Sacramento and California related to protecting (exempting) your property. In addition to exempting all forms of your property, exemption laws used in California allow you an extra

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Car repossessions and bankruptcy

Car repossessions and bankruptcy

If your car is repossessed you will likely owe the finance company or bank for the costs connected with repossessing your car. More so, you may owe for the difference between what you owed on the vehicle and the amount for which the car was sold at auction. This gap

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Is there a minimum amount of debt to file bankruptcy?

Is there a minimum amount of debt to file bankruptcy?

No. Bankruptcy can eliminate any amount of debt. Whether it is worthwhile to file bankruptcy with the amount of debt you owe is the question. The analysis to determine wether to file bankruptcy should be which of the following options will better

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Bankruptcy and credit card debt

Bankruptcy and credit card debt

Credit card debt is one of the most common types of debt discharged in bankruptcy. It is normally unsecured debt, meaning the debt does not need to repaid after filing for bankruptcy.

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Transferring property prior to filing bankruptcy

Transferring property prior to filing bankruptcy

Before filing bankruptcy do not transfer your property to anyone. Doing so may subject the property to a claim of the trustee. This means that even if you give your property away, the trustee can potentially take the property back and use it to pay

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Bankruptcy payment plans

Bankruptcy payment plans

Most clients in Sacramento who need to file bankruptcy cannot afford to pay it in one lump sum. That’s fine. My office has always accepted payments made over time to pay for a bankruptcy.

There are no minimum fees, deadlines, interest or other charges associated with payment

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Lawsuits, judgments, garnishments & bankruptcy

Lawsuits, judgments, garnishments & bankruptcy

If you have been sued, have a judgment against you or are subject to a garnishment, bankruptcy can stop them all. Bankruptcy prevents creditors from collecting against you. This means creditors cannot sue and, if they already have, they must dismiss

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Sacramento bankruptcy filings: Credit card debt

Sacramento bankruptcy filings: Credit card debt

For those filing bankruptcy in Sacramento, credit card debt is commonly one of the biggest forms of debt eliminated through a bankruptcy discharge. If you have credit card debt you are considering eliminating through a bankruptcy, you are not alone!

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Bankruptcy and car loans: Can you keep your car if you file for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy and car loans: Can you keep your car if you file for bankruptcy

Yes. If you are making payments on a car loan and file for bankruptcy you can keep your car. You have to keep making your payments and, if you don’t, you can’t keep your car even if you filed bankruptcy.

The terms of your loan

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Evening and weekend appointments for free bankruptcy consultations

Evening and weekend appointments for free bankruptcy consultations

If you need an evening or weekend appointment to meet for a free bankruptcy consultation, that can be arranged. Call me today at (916) 448-6923 to see what your debt relief and bankruptcy options are.

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Sacramento bankruptcy court link

Sacramento bankruptcy court link

In addition to the information provided in my website, it may be helpful for some considering bankruptcy, as well as those in an active bankruptcy, to access the court’s website. Bankruptcy is part of the federal court system which, for Sacramento, is in the Eastern

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Bankruptcy and payday loans

Bankruptcy and payday loans

Payday loans are the devil! Interest rates for such loans usually exceed 450% and, no, this is not a typo. If the postdated check you wrote for $350 you gave in exchange for the $300 you received is not honored, watch out. It will cost you! Often this results in the need

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Don’t bury your head in the sand: bankruptcy can help you

Don’t bury your head in the sand: bankruptcy can help you

As is reflected throughout this site, bankruptcy is often a far better option than living with debt. It is better for your credit, financial standing and peace of mind. This CNBC video may help in your decision whether to file for bankruptcy.

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Sacramento bankruptcy coverage area

Sacramento bankruptcy coverage area

Sacramento bankruptcy filings cover a broad area from the Oregon boarder to Fresno County, from the San Francisco Bay to Lake Tahoe. It’s a big area. Click here for a link to the district map for the Eastern District of California, the court covering Sacramento

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How to find the best bankruptcy lawyer in Sacramento who is right for you

How to find the best bankruptcy lawyer in Sacramento who is right for you

Selecting the best bankruptcy lawyer to overcome your personal debt problems can be complex. Who is the best attorney for you is the question to be asked and answered in the process. Whether you narrow your potential choices

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Is debt discharged through bankruptcy considered income on taxes?

Is debt discharged through bankruptcy considered income on taxes?

No. If a debt is forgiven or otherwise cancelled outside the bankruptcy context, that amount can be considered income on your taxes. Often people receive a 1099 (1099-C) for the amount of debt that is cancelled and must pay taxes on

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Declaring bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy is not always complex or confusing, especially with the aid of an attorney. But the process is a bit more in depth than this "The Office" video makes out!

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