July 28, 2011

Key Information on Bankruptcy


Bankruptcy is an option that should only be used when all other avenues have been explored. If there is no way to get out of debt then it can possibly help. If you can no longer pay minimum payments and have defaulted on some bills, exploring bankruptcy might not be a bad idea. There are two main types for individuals that can be utilized.

Chapter 7 filing is used by persons who cannot pay off their debts. Unsecured debt is completely done away with. With your secured debts, such as credit cards, assets are sold or a payment plan is come up with. If this fails, these debts are eliminated as well.

A Chapter 13 filing is a little bit different. The court looks at what you earn and the bills you pay each month. Whatever is left over is used to pay off debt based on a period of time, usually three to five years. If you cannot pay all the debt in this time period, this debt is eliminated.

Bankruptcy will affect your credit, but it can also give you a fresh start. If you believe these options can help you out, contact an attorney today.

If you have a question regarding Foreclosure in California please contact us at and we can connect you with one of our experienced California Bankruptcy Attorneys . Bankruptcy Law Firm can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, lien stripping , a cram down, stopping a foreclosure or wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist in all of these important areas. Please complete our free bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy.

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July 28, 2011

Key Information on Bankruptcy


Bankruptcy is an option that should only be used when all other avenues have been explored. If there is no way to get out of debt then it can possibly help. If you can no longer pay minimum payments and have defaulted on some bills, exploring bankruptcy might not be a bad idea. There are two main types for individuals that can be utilized.

Chapter 7 filing is used by persons who cannot pay off their debts. Unsecured debt is completely done away with. With your secured debts, such as credit cards, assets are sold or a payment plan is come up with. If this fails, these debts are eliminated as well.

A Chapter 13 filing is a little bit different. The court looks at what you earn and the bills you pay each month. Whatever is left over is used to pay off debt based on a period of time, usually three to five years. If you cannot pay all the debt in this time period, this debt is eliminated.

Bankruptcy will affect your credit, but it can also give you a fresh start. If you believe these options can help you out, contact an attorney today.

If you have a question regarding Foreclosure in California please contact us at and we can connect you with one of our experienced California Bankruptcy Attorneys . Bankruptcy Law Firm can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, lien stripping , a cram down, stopping a foreclosure or wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist in all of these important areas. Please complete our free bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy.

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April 15, 2011

Personal Bankruptcy Increase

There are many reasons for the personal bankruptcy increase. The biggest reason is we are in the worst recession the United States has seen in many years Layoffs or working fewer hours have made it difficult for some people to meet their monthly obligations. The collapse of the housing market has also helped to cause the personal bankruptcy increase. A lot of houses are worth less now than the money owed to pay off the mortgage. Some people file bankruptcy rather than make payments on a house that is worth much less now than when they bought it. Still other people amass a lot of debt with the intention of filing bankruptcy when the bills become too high. Natural disasters such as floods and unexpected expenses like serious illnesses contribute to the rise in personal bankruptcy.

In 2006 a new law was passed to make it more difficult to file bankruptcy.Under this law individuals filing chapter 7 bankruptcy have to prove that they are unable to pay their debts. In spite of this, bankruptcy filings have increased dramatically.

Bankruptcy can relieve people of many of their debts but it will not change bad habits. Credit counseling can be a useful tool for helping individuals learn to better handle their finances.

If you have a question regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at and we can connect you with one of our experienced California Bankruptcy Attorneys . Bankruptcy Law Firm can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, lien stripping , a cram down, stopping a foreclosure or wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist in all of these important areas. Please complete our free bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy.

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April 8, 2011

Three Secrets About Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is often looked at as the worst possible choice a person could make to handle their debt. Many debt consolidation companies even go as far as to state that you will never establish credit or be able to purchase a home again if your file for this type of relief. This is not true. There are, however, a few secrets about the benefits of bankruptcy that everyone should know.

1. Filing for this type of debt relief can help save your home. When you enter into a Chapter 13, you will have the protection of the court from foreclosure and eviction while the court establishes a repayment plan.
2. People who file for bankruptcy can begin to reestablish credit, and purchase a home, usually within a year and a half of filing. The FHA will allow mortgages at 18 months if all your other bills are current.
3. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings will help you regain control of your finances and establish a secure financial future for yourself.

If you have a question regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at and we can connect you with one of our experienced California Bankruptcy Attorneys . Bankruptcy Law Firm can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, lien stripping , a cram down, stopping a foreclosure or wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist in all of these important areas. Please complete our free bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy.

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March 30, 2011

How Bankruptcy Can Help

Some people might see bankruptcy as a bad thing, but it can be a positive in many instances. There are plenty of times when bankruptcy is a help for folks who are about to lose their homes and the like. If foreclosure is on the horizon, then filing bankruptcy can give you a chance of keeping your home. Different states have different rules on how to handle homes in bankruptcies, but most have some sort of homestead provision. This means that you can most likely keep your house even if you file. The prospect of keeping your home is an important one for many. 

Filing will almost certainly set you back for a few years, but it will also give you an opportunity to get your finances in order. For lots of people, the chance to take a step back and re-evaluate is something that makes a lot of sense. If you were going to lose your home in a foreclosure proceeding, filing any number of bankruptcies can provide you with relief right away. You can stay in your home and figure things out, taking some of the pressure off when creditors just won't stop contacting you about the debt.

If you have a question regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at and we can connect you with one of our experienced California Bankruptcy Attorneys . Bankruptcy Law Firm can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, lien stripping , a cram down, stopping a foreclosure or wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist in all of these important areas. Please complete our free bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy.

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December 1, 2010

What Can a Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney Do For Me?

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney describes the role of a bankruptcy litigation attorney.

A bankruptcy litigation attorney can keep you out of financial trouble. You need to be making sure that you develop a good plan in order to make sure that you do not end up having to go to bankruptcy court. You need to learn how to manage your assets and not end up in bankruptcy court. You want to make sure that a litigation attorney can set up a plan for you to be able to strike a deal with your creditors. A creditor needs to be able to get paid and the bankruptcy litigation attorney can help you and the creditor find the way in order to get this done.

The attorney should be willing to fight for the needs of the consumer against the creditor in many situations. The creditor should not end up abusing the consumer and consistently harassing them with too many phone calls in order to get their money. You have to set the limits on the number of phone calls that a creditor can make and the attorney can help you protect yourself against the consumer.

An attorney can also help people who own businesses and also end up getting into financial trouble. Corporate bankruptcies are something that need to be dealt with.

If you would like more information on this topic or other bankruptcy topics, please contact our Sacramento office at 916.792.6025 or . We at Bankruptcy Law Firm can connect you with one our our experienced Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys. We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon to assist you with your bankruptcy questions. If you need assistance regarding a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, a cram down, stopping a foreclosure or wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging debt, etc. we can help! Please contact us to receive a free consultation or visit our website at www.sagarialaw.com to request an in-person consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. We have an exceptional team of bankruptcy lawyers, bankruptcy client care specialists and bankruptcy staff supporting Sacramento.

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November 19, 2010

Where Can I Find Information about California Bankruptcy Law?

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney explains where you can find information on California bankruptcy law.

To find California bankruptcy law information, check the website for California bankruptcy lawyers. Compete information will include where to file bankruptcy, what information is needed, what type of bankruptcy to file and how much it would cost.

Bankruptcy has three chapters, chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is for discharge of individual debt. Chapter 11 and chapter 13 bankruptcy is for the discharge of business debt or the intent to repay debt on a payment plan.

Another way to find California bankruptcy law is to do a search on the California Franchise Tax Board website. On that website, Californians will have links to other important bankruptcy information. California Franchise Tax Board also includes a link to the Unites States Bankruptcy home page. Typing in bankruptcy in the search field will lead to a page with several links to other bankruptcy information. The website also explains how the new bankruptcy laws will affect state laws.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at our Sacramento office by calling 916.792.6025 or for your debt resolution needs. You can receive a free consultation over the phone, or request a free in person appointment at a Bankruptcy Law Firm office nearest you. Please visit our website at www.sagarialaw.com and fill out a free online evaluation form to determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Law Firm's team of bankruptcy lawyers, bankruptcy client care specialists and bankruptcy staff at Sacramento can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy case. We at Bankruptcy Law Firm can assist you regarding filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. and we are happy to help! Our bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon can assist you with your bankruptcy questions.

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July 6, 2010

Roseville, Is it possible to keep your Car in Bankruptcy?

Is it possible to keep my car in bankruptcy?

Generally speaking, it is possible to keep your car in bankruptcy. There are, however, several factors that come into play when determining whether it is possible to keep your car in bankruptcy. Some of the factors that play a part in answering whether you may keep your car in bankruptcy are:

1) What Chapter of Bankruptcy are you filing under?

2) How much equity is in your car?

3) If you still owe car payments, can you afford to continue making those car payments?

How will a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy effect my ability to keep my car in bankruptcy?

Chapter 7: Chapter 7 bankruptcy is generally referred to as “liquidation.” The goal of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to discharge all of your unsecured debt. In return, your creditors will receive the value of your nonexempt assets. You have the option of reaffirming your loan obligations on your car in bankruptcy or of surrendering the car. You will get to keep your car in bankruptcy IF the amount of equity in your car is below the California exemption limit and if you will continue to make your car payments.

Chapter 13: Chapter 13 bankruptcy is generally referred to as “reorganization.” The goal is to place you on an affordable repayment plan. Generally speaking, you get to keep all of your assets, including your car, in bankruptcy chapter 13. You must pay off all secured debt on your car over the life your plan. You must also continue to make your monthly car payment in order to keep your car in bankruptcy. One of the benefits of filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy is that you may get to “cram down” the car loan amount to the value of your vehicle. Please consider talking to your Roseville bankruptcy attorney about this option.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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May 12, 2010

CA Antideficiency Statute

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney defines the CA Antideficiency Statute

If a foreclosure sale in California does not generate enough sale proceed to pay off the 1st Deed of Trust and the original loan was used to buy the property then the lender must accept the loss from the deficiency. The lender cannot pursue the home borrower. This law is generally called the CA Antideficiency Statute.

The CA Antideficiency statute does not apply to home equity lines of credit (HELOC) with a junior lien on the residence. Borrowers who walks away from the home and rents find themselves being sued by the HELOC lender for the entire loan.

Although the lender for the 1st cannot pursue the 2nd Deed of Trust or HELOC can which may be a good reason for filing bankruptcy and undergoing a long term rehabilitation of credit worthiness.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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May 10, 2010

Bankrupty Law FAQ

Bankrupty Law FAQ by a Sacramento bankruptcy attorney:

1. Can bankruptcy stop my creditors from harassing me?

Yes, they will! By law, all actions against a debtor must cease once the documents are filed. Creditors cannot initiate or continue any lawsuits, wage garnishees, or even telephone calls demanding payments. Secured creditors such as banks holding, for example, a lien on a car, will get the stay lifted if you cannot make payments.

2. If my spouse does not want to file, will they be affected?

Your wife or husband will not be affected by your bankruptcy if they are not responsible (did not sign an agreement or contract) for any of your debt. If they have a supplemental credit card they are probably responsible for that debt. However, In community property states, either spouse can contract for a debt without the other spouse's signature on anything, and still obligate the marital community. There are a few exceptions to that rule, such as the purchase or sale of real estate; those few exceptions do require both spouse's signatures on contracts. But the day to day debts, such as credit cards, do NOT require both spouses to have signed.

3. How private is bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy filings are public records. However, under normal circumstances, no one will know you went bankrupt. The credit reporting agencies will record your bankruptcy and it will remain on your credit record for 10 years.
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4. The most common reasons for filing bankruptcy are: Loss of job, divorce, and injury or illness.

5. I filed before, can I file again?

A person can file Chapter 7 again if it has been more than 8 years since he or she filed the previous Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Also refer to: Chapter 13.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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May 6, 2010

What Is Bankruptcy

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney asks and answers: What’s Bankruptcy?

When a borrower files bankruptcy, collection procedures that are usually followed are replaced by a different system of rules and laws. The filing of bankruptcy has a deep impact on the borrower, creditors, and others that have an interest in the borrower’s affairs.

Bankruptcy has different forms and is flexible to provide
different outcomes. Characteristics that make is different from the state laws used by creditors to collect owed monies are:

1. Bankruptcy is a system that is under federal law.

2. It’s a system that encompasses all of the borrower’s assets and debts.

3. The bankruptcy system affords relief to borrower by resolving and settling current debts while protecting creditors and guarding their interests.

4. Bankruptcy is administered by a specialized system consisting of bankruptcy court, government officials, and private persons such as attorneys

Although all assets are included, bankruptcy does allow for the protection of property most necessary for a borrower to start over. If a borrower does not have the income to repay debts the bankruptcy system and the borrower fully discloses all assets and liabilities then the bankruptcy system allows for a fresh start free from the predatory debt incurred in the past. Proper planning and responsible spending after bankruptcy can lead to a financial rehabilitation.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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May 5, 2010

Famous Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Fraud

A Sacramento bankruptcy lawyer sites some famous bankruptcies and bankruptcy fraud cases

The following are five cases of famous bankruptcies and bankruptcy fraud cases:

Atkins Nutrionals

The famous Atkins Diet that swept the in 2003 by Dr. Robert Atkins, had the answer to weight loss via his New Diet Revolution: cut the carbs, dummy! However, after a short run, and amidst much controversey over its founder's death (obesity? kidney failure?), combined with intense competition from other diet plans, the company to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A famous bankruptcy. Though it did recover just under six months later, the diet would never approach the popularity it once famous enjoyed.

Edmonton Oilers Owner

Peter Pocklington, former owner of the Edmonton Oilers, was arrested at his Palm Springs-area home on charges of bankruptcy fraud for allegedly concealing assets during bankruptcy proceedings, according to a news release from the office of the United States Attorney, Central District of California.

Famous for owning the Edmonton Oilers, Pocklington filed for personal bankruptcy in August 2008, citing debts of approximately $19.6 million US. In his bankruptcy petition he said his assets totalled essentially only $2,900, inclduing $300 worth of clothing and shoes.

The U.S. attorney's release said the petition "raised suspicions that he was not disclosing all of his assets to the Bankruptcy Court."

Delta & Northwest Airlines

Both companies have histories dating back to the 1920s. Northwest was founded in 1926 with the intention of hauling mail for the US Post Office Department. Delta was founded in 1924 as a crop dusting company. Both enjoyed rises through the 70s and 80s, growing into two of the nation's top passenger airlines.

However, there were two aspects that wouldn't get better for the two companies: low-fare competition and fuel costs. Airlines like Southwest and JetBlue were gaining momentum, leaving the older companies with a much more even market. It was fuel costs that would ultimately lead the two companies to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on the same day, September 15, 2005

Covad Communications Group

Covad Communications Group was founded in 1996, and just a calendar turn later had launched the first commercially available DSL service. By 1999, they were offering these DSL services to local phone companies, which would then be passed on to their customers. The world of broadband Internet was growing, and Covad was at the helm.

However, their reign would not last long. Soon after the turn of the millennium, cable Internet services were introduced. While there were a few drawbacks -- an entire block was shard a fixed bandwidth -- cable Internet was generally much faster than DSL. This took some steam out of the DSL industry. When coupled with Covad's ongoing problem of unreliable installation and service, it spelled doom for the company.

They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August of 2001, citing $1.4 billion in debt. Some quick arrangements were made to temporarily satisfy its creditors and shareholders, which

Thinking Machines Corporation

Supercomputers were all the craze in the early 1980s, as consumers felt they were getting a glimpse of the future. Enter Thinking Machines Corporation, brainchild of MIT grad Danny Hillis.

It took Hillis quite some time to make his company profitable. It took a number of contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the US Department of Defense, to finally achieve profitability in 1989. However, there were cries of foul play from competing companies like IBM. When DARPA began more evenly distributing its contracts, Thinking Machines began suffering losses.

In August of 1994, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, selling a majority of its to Sun Microsystems.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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May 4, 2010

Nondischargable Debt When Filing Bankruptcy

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney comments on nondischargable debt when filing bankruptcy

On too many occasions a person filing a bankruptcy is lulled into believing that filing of bankruptcy is the answer to all their debt problems that is until their attorney receives a letter from a creditor’s attorney describing the facts and circumstances of usage that meets the definition of fraud. A creditor who can prove fraud may be able to hold the debt as nondischarable and therefore unaffected by the bankruptcy discharge. Using large amounts of credit in a short amount of time, making no minimum payments, or stating income that is higher than what was actually made at the time the credit card application was filled out will increase the odds of a nondischargability complaint being filed. In my experience the greatest number of nondischarability suits occur where the filer operated a small business incurring large amounts of debt to keep the business going or was a contractor dealing with an irate property owner who didn’t feel the work was up to par.

The nondischarability complaint is prefaced with a letter describing why the credit card company believes it has a case for prevailing on a nondischarability suit. The letter is an invitation to settle in order to save both sides the time and effort in litigation. The more the creditor has to expend on litigation the less slack will they give you on settlement and collection. A call to the lender explaining that the usage was in good faith may persuade the creditor in dropping its suit.

The creditor’s next step is to institute an adversary proceeding and file the complaint. What commonly occurs in these situations is settlement of the debt at say $150 a month until the debt is paid off. The creditor requests and is granted a default judgment holding the debt as nondischargable. The settlement usually has a provision for execution of the nondischargable debt by applicable state law if a payment is missed.

Proper planning and the realization that a nondischarability suit could occur may help in preventing one from being filed or mitigating the amount of debt owed.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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May 3, 2010

Pre Bankruptcy Transfer For Exemption Planning

A word on Pre Bankruptcy Transfer For Exemption Planning from a Sacramento bankruptcy lawyer

The United States Bankruptcy Code allows you to keep property or assets such as a car, home, land and other assets by claiming them as "exempt" under Federal and State bankruptcy exemption laws. Your attorney attempts to apply exemptions to the fullest extent possible to protect all of your property. Planning is necessary to convert non exempt property into property that can be exempted.

When assets are converted to a form of property that can be exempted on the eve of bankruptcy its been held by courts that any inference of a fraudulent transfer is insufficient to establish a fraudulent transfer which makes it possible for a trustee to avoid the transfer and use the property to repay debts owed to creditors.

A trustee will have to show more than just the conversion of assets and the filing of bankruptcy. Of the badges of fraud that are most relevant to exemption planning are 1) the financial condition of the filer both before and after the transfer; 2) the existence or cumulative effect of a pattern or series of transactions or course of conduct after incurring debt, the onset of financial difficulties; 3) the pendency or threat of suits by creditors; 4) and/or a general chronology of events and transactions under inquiry.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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April 30, 2010

No Plan Term In Chapter 13 If You Qualify

A Sacramento bankruptcy lawyer discuess Chapter 13 with regard to plan terms...

In one of the most important bankruptcy cases of 2008 the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the strict language of the 2005 bankruptcy reform law allows higher-income debtors to limit the amount of money and time for repayment of debts, though lower-income debtors do not share the same benefit.

Also, the 9th Circuit held that bankruptcy judges must stick to the terms of the 2005 bankruptcy reform law even though it treats higher-income debtors better than lower-income debtors when it comes to calculating income available to pay creditors in Chapter 13 reorganizations.

The decision provides a potential windfall for what the law defines as "above-median income debtors" because repayment plans can be created to pay creditors smaller amounts over shorter periods of time. Debtors in the "below-median income" classification must still make "reasonable" repayments for a minimum of three years.

The ruling allows the repayments to be for periods shorter than five years, meaning that if a debtor received a windfall after the shortened repayment period, the creditor would have no recourse to collect.

If the Chapter 13 debtor(s) projected disposable income comes out to be negative then there is no applicable commitment period or plan term. Hence a debtor with a 0 or negative disposable income is free to propose any plan term.

A negative disposable income is usually achieved by having large monthly liabilities such as taxes, car payments, child care, 401k loan repayments, 401k deductions and of course the $3,500 1st mortgage payment.

As one bankruptcy judge remarked “This creates an incentive for a higher- income debtor ‘to fiddle with his expenses and income just before he presents his creditor plan for confirmation, [s]o long as he can push up his expenses and delay receipt of income so as to show no 'disposable income' at the time of plan confirmation, he can propose such a short period of time that he can save any postponed income from the creditors' clutches."

This current law makes it even more advantageous to file Chapter 13. Many Chapter 13s are filed in order to pay $0 to the 2nd lien holder on a house while treating the balance as credit card type debt and getting it discharged. No longer will some above median Chapter 13 filers have to propose a 60 month Chapter 13. If after careful planning with an experienced attorney a Chapter 13 filer may be able to show the means to repay $0 and therefore propose a plan that is substantially shorter than 60 months. I would love to hear from attorneys in other 9th Circuit jurisdictions about their trials or sucessess in incorporating In re Kagenveama in their Chapter 13 plans.

Its been this author’s experience that Sacramento trustees permit at least 36 month plan terms for Chapter 13 filers with negative disposable income. One trustee has made it clear that he will object to a less than 36 month plan.

The dispute began when Chapter 13 trustee Edward Maney of Arizona challenged a repayment plan by Kagenveama when her bankruptcy petition showed she had an income of $74,000 a year and $1,500 per month in disposable income to dedicate to paying creditors. But as an above-median-income debtor, she was required to recalculate her living expenses under Section 1324(b)(3), leaving her with zero in disposable income.

She volunteered to repay $1,000 per month for three years, rather than the typical five-year commitment period. The trustee appealed, and the 9th Circuit agreed she could limit her repayment to three years at the lower amount, even though her income projections realistically showed a greater ability to pay.


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April 22, 2010

Transfer of Property

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney answers Why Must I Disclose To The Trustee Or Any Interested Creditor Whether I’ve Transferred Property In The Past 2 Years*?

A credit card creditor takes the risk that a borrower will have no property to satisfy its claim. But if a borrower does have valuables and attempts to conceal or illegitimately dispose of it then the law gives the out of luck creditor some ability to retrieve the property so that it can be used to satisfy the debt owed.

A creditor can avoid or cancel the transfer property because the law sees the transfer as an abuse having the effect of defeating the justifiable expectations of the creditor.

There are two grounds for avoidance of the transfer: actual fraud and constructive fraud.

Actual Fraud
Over the centuries courts of law have identified typical patterns of behavior that create a suspicion of fraud i.e. badges of fraud. Some badges of fraud include transfers of property to a friend, a business insider or someone with close family connections; concealment of the transfer just before litigation or in the face of impending collection activity; or the transfer of property was made just before a significant amount of debt was incurred.

Constructive Fraud
Where actual fraud goes to the intent to conceal property, constructive fraud is found where facts give rise to an unfair diminishment of the person’s estate and should not be allowed. Here there is no inquiry into the transferor’s state of mind. For constructive fraud to be established the following elements are required: 1) the transferor did not receive reasonably equivalent value in exchange for the transfer, and 2) the transferor was in a shaky financial condition at the time of the transfer. This ‘shaky financial condition’ is established in one of three ways:

1.Transferor was involved in or was about to engage in a business venture and the transfer left the debt holder with insufficient capital for the venture.

2.The transferor was about to incur debts wit the actual intention of not paying them when due.

3.The transferor was insolvent i.e. expenses exceeded income.

If you feel you may have engaged in these transactions in the past whether intentional or not talk to an experienced bankruptcy attorney.

*Some trustees will go back as far as four years.

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April 12, 2010

Creditors ask for tax returns in a Bankruptcy?

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney answers the question: What Should I Do If A Creditors Wants My Tax Return In Bankruptcy?

Answer: Comply, If The Request Is Timely.

A creditor in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy can request your tax return if they file a request with the bankruptcy court more then 7 days before the First Meeting of Creditors. Do not provide your tax return if your close to attending your 341 meeting or after. If the creditor’s request is timely then and the tax return is not given, the creditor can request the court to dismiss the bankruptcy. The court must dismiss unless you can give circumstances that support an inability to comply.

Savy creditors have done this and its best to comply and send the tax return to the requesting creditor. The main purpose is likely to create another hurdle and get an opportunity to dismiss the case. I’ve seen many a bankruptcy attorney get upset and try to fight the request. Its best to just comply and move on.

See Section 521(e)(2)(ii) for the exact language.

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April 8, 2010

Check The Correct Box on the Statement of Intentions (Form 8)

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney discusses foRM 8...

This entry will take a step by step approach on the reaffirmation process of a financed car in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

A Chapter 7 filer in their petition must indicate on the Statement of Intention (Form 8) they are going to reaffirm their vehicle by checking the box labeled reaffirm. They must also list the creditor holding title. This lienholder must also be listed in Schedule D – Secured Debts.

If the property securing the loan is personal property and an individual chapter 7 debtor fails to indicate in the statement that he or she either will redeem the property or enter into a reaffirmation agreement the automatic stay is automatically terminated and the property is no longer receives protection of the bankruptcy filing. The financing company may repossess without having to file any request with the bankruptcy court.

Stating ‘retain collateral and continue to make payments’ on a car is the equivalent of not stating any intention and protection will automatically lapse 30 days from the filing of the bankruptcy petition.

In conclusion make sure you check on the boxes on Form 8 with respect to your car. Never try to retain and pay if that’s your intent.

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April 5, 2010

Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney comments on the Confirmation Hearing for Ch. 13

Northern California debtors who file Chapter 13 bankruptcy will want to understand the confirmation hearing process. Basically in a Chapter 13 a judge must approve your Chapter 13 plan. This approval takes place at the confirmation hearing. Here, a judge will address any objections to your plan raised by creditors.

Unlike the creditors’ meeting, the confirmation hearing will be run by a judge. For those debtors in Sacramento who are terrified at the prospect of sitting in front of a judge, if you are represented your attorney usually attends solo. If, however, a debtor is self represented they must appear. Since judges like efficiency they generally call cases that are uncontested or fairly straight forward first.

Debtors in Sacramento may wonder why a confirmation hearing is required. The meeting allows a judge to evaluate your plan, and inquire whether or not you can make your payments. In addition, it allows the judge to ask creditors specifically about their objections, hear your response, and make a ruling. If your plan needs to be amended you probably will be allowed an opportunity to comply. Otherwise, if it’s obvious you can’t afford your plan your case may be dismissed.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento and Roseville!

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March 27, 2010

Fraudulent Debt in Bankruptcy

A Sacramento bankruptcy lawyer outlines fraudulent debt in a bankruptcy filing
Sacramento, as we approach the close of tax season and a close review of our financial straits, there may be some debtors who know they are going to file bankruptcy. For many this realization may be a difficult pill to swallow. Still, some debtors may take this as an opportunity to run up their credit card bills to pay for debts or necessities knowing they will discharge the debt when they file for bankruptcy. Not so fast my friends!

Debts from fraud are non-dischargeable. Thus, if a creditor can prove that your debt arose out of dishonesty, the court probably will not let you discharge that debt.

For example, you know you are going to file for bankruptcy, but your five year old daughter really wants a pony for her birthday. Being the kind parent you are, you pay $5,000.00 for your daughter’s beloved pony by using your credit card. A couple months later you file for bankruptcy after making only one payment on that credit card after purchasing the pony. In this situation a debtor should not be surprised to have the creditor object and the court agree this debt should not be dischargeable.

So, word to the wise, Sacramento, enjoy life. But do so responsibly.

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March 15, 2010

Purchases Made Prior to Bankruptcy

A Sacramento attorney advises on purchases made prior to filing for bankruptcy...

With the warmer months approaching, it’s not uncommon for people to make seasonal purchases such as vacations and other big ticket items on credit. Perhaps you are relying on a substantial tax return, or hoping that your financial situation will improve come fall. If for any reason, a person is soon thereafter in a situation where they are unable to pay for the items purchased, and also find themselves needing to file for bankruptcy, the items purchased may be considered part of the bankruptcy estate and recovered.

A debtor who qualified for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will be eligible to discharge all of their unsecured debts such as credit card debts or personal bank loans. From a creditor’s perspective, based on the item purchased, it may be worth it to challenge the debtor’s bankruptcy petition and force the debtor to pay back some of the debt. To be safe, it is best not to make any big ticket purchases for at least a year prior to filing for bankruptcy.

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January 15, 2010

Bankruptcies in Eastern District of California Hit All Time Highs

Sacramento Bakruptcy Attorney remarks on Eastern California bankruptcies....

While the nation has seen a 32 percent rise in bankruptcy filings as compared to 2008, in the Eastern District, the percentage increase is even greater. News sources report that Modesto, for example, has seen a 50% rise in bankruptcy filings. Many local attorneys claim that unemployment plays a significant role in this rising number. For example, counties such as Calavaras and Toulumne; both counties within the jurisdiction of the Eastern District, have unemployment rates of 15% and 13 percent respectively. In these areas, much like most of the nation, signs of economic recovery seem nonexistent.

All too often, when a client comes into our office they are cashed out their retirement or taken huge cash advances to be able to keep their home from being foreclosed upon. While giving up your home can be painful, debtors are advised not to cash out retirements or use credit cards to pay the mortgage. This is because retirement accounts, in particular are protected from creditors getting their hands on it.

Those contemplating bankruptcy in most circumstances need it and should seek the advice of an attorney. Many attorneys are willing to meet clients to assess their situation, and give the consumer some options, one of which may be bankruptcy.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento!

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January 8, 2010

California's Financial Crisis

Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyer remarks on the financial crisis in California...

Being a Bankruptcy Attorney here in Sacramento, I can't help but regularly tap into California-relevant news such as the sources report that Governor Schwarzenegger has asked for $6.9 billion in federal funding in the state budget proposal, warning that state health and welfare programs would be in danger without the bail out funds. In addition to the aid, he called for $8.5 billion in cuts and $4.5 billion in alternative funding to balance the state's budget currently looming at $68 billion according to the California Sate Treasurer's office. It's been reported that a the last time an American state defaulted on their debt was in the 1840s and there is fear among economist and experts in this area that if California defaults, the impact would reach far beyond California's state line.

Although unlikely, experts have theorized that that California could enter into a court supervised bankruptcy, much like what happens when a large corporation defaults. All creditors of the state, which include lenders, vendors, employees, pensioners, to name a few, would share in the losses. There is no provision within the bankruptcy code for a state to file for bankruptcy however so it remains to be seen what would happen if California were to default on the public debt.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento!

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January 1, 2010

Recent Bankruptcy Filings

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney reports on recent bankruptcy filings...

News sources recently reported that bankruptcy filings in Sacramento and the Central Valley were at an all time high in 2009. The US Bankruptcy Court in Sacramento released figures that indicate that bankruptcies in the area were up nearly fifty percent from 2008. 45,924 bankruptcy cases were filed in the Eastern district’s federal courthouses in Fresno and Modesto; in Sacramento alone approximately 29,000 cases were filed. One court clerk in Sacramento opined that they are busier than they have ever been in the past.

Among the main reasons for needing bankruptcy protection include home foreclosure, loss of jobs and/or pay cuts. News sources report that unemployment in the Sacramento region currently stand at about 12 percent.

A bankruptcy trustee at the US Bankruptcy Court in Sacramento states that he saw about 70 cases per weekly session in 2009; a significant increase from 2008 when the court was hearing about 30 cases from week. The Clerk at the court predicts that bankruptcy filings are likely to increase in 2010 due to the sagging commercial real estate market.

If you have questions regarding Bankruptcy in Sacramento please contact us at (916) 492-6020 in Sacramento or (916) 724-1690 in Roseville for a free consultation or visit www.bkanswers.com and we can connect you with one of our experienced Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys. After you have spoken with one of our Sacramento bankruptcy attorneys, we can schedule you for a free face to face appointment in an office location nearest you. Our team of Sacramento Bankruptcy Lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your bankruptcy or legal debt settlement case. If you have questions about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or would like to learn more about bankruptcy litigation, legal debt settlement, mortgage modification, lien stripping, cram down, stopping a foreclosure, wage garnishment, asset protection, discharging a debt, etc. we can help! We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon who can assist you with all of your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation and we can quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento!

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