November 29, 2010

I Need Help with Bankruptcy Fraud!

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney blogs on the need to receive assistance when dealing with bankruptcy fraud.

When facing the difficult situation of an investigation, it's important to get bankruptcy fraud help from a lawyer. The charges are serious and the investigation can get complicated. Trying to face the situation alone can lead to more trouble and can cost the debtor a lot more in the end.

Bankruptcy fraud typically alleges that the person or corporation who filed for bankruptcy willingly and knowingly concealed assets, destroyed documents, falsified documents, or did not fully disclose all information that would pertain to a bankruptcy case.

Instead of facing this sort of investigation alone, seek counsel from a lawyer who specializes in bankruptcy fraud help. They will help bring to light all actions of the debtor and help them disclose anything that may have brought about the investigation. They are also knowledgeable in the best defenses for this type of case, including bringing to light the person's mental state at the time the alleged fraudulent actions. A good fraud attorney will also provide counsel and help the debtor come to a better conclusion and take more appropriate actions for the duration of the case.

We can answer all your questions 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, discharging a debt, asset protection, etc. If you need help regarding a bankruptcy in Sacramento, call us at 916.792.6025 or and we will be more than happy to offer you a free consultation over the phone. You can also fill out a free online evaluation at our website, www.sagarialaw.com, or request a free face to face appointment at a Bankruptcy Law Firm office location close to you. We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon to assist you with all your debt resolution needs.

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November 15, 2010

Commony Bankruptcy Fraud Questions

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney answers commonly asked questions on bankruptcy fraud.

If a debtor has been accused of bankruptcy fraud questions, he may have many questions about what it entails, what the punishments are, and what the valid defenses are. Here are a few common answers to the most common questions people will ask.

What Is Bankruptcy Fraud?
Bankruptcy fraud consists of misrepresenting statements, withholding documents, or destroying documents before a person goes through the hearing. If a person is declaring bankruptcy as a strategic move, which is uncommon for individuals, it may factor into the criminal court’s decision to decide if a person has committed fraud or not.

What Are the Grounds for Proof?
This is perhaps the most important bankruptcy is what a prosecuting attorney must prove. He must prove that the client intended to gain some advantage by withholding documents. A person merely being unable to find documents cannot be prosecuted for fraud.

What Are the Consequences?
Punishment for bankruptcy fraud can take the form of five years in prison and or $250,000 in fines. In addition, a person may be obligated to pay back any fraudulent debts canceled.

How Common Is Bankruptcy Fraud?
Business owners are more likely to be accused of bankruptcy fraud than an individual. Individuals do not normally declare bankruptcy more than once in their life.

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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October 26, 2010

Bankruptcy Fraud FAQ

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney answers frequently asked questions about bankruptcy fraud.

A person who files for bankruptcy wants to avoid committing fraud, and a bankruptcy fraud FAQ may help a person avoid common mistakes. In general, this crime consists of the concealment or misrepresentation of assets. Punishment for this white-collar crime is handled at the federal level.

What Must Be Disclosed?
When a person files for bankruptcy, he must declare all assets he has on the forms. Assets must be declared even if the debtor does not believe an asset has any net value. The values, even those that are under, are included during the initial bankruptcy decision.

All Documents Must Be Provided
Another form of bankruptcy fraud is not providing documents to the judge. A debtor should make sure he has all the he needs.

Destroying Documents
A person cannot destroy documents when applying for documents for the same reason he cannot withhold the needed paperwork.

Falsifying Documents
Although this is harder to prove, a person cannot alter documents in any way. This one, like the other fraud indicators, is just common sense.

Strategic Bankruptcy
This does not count as bankruptcy fraud, but it may make a person more likely to undergo bankruptcy fraud proceedings. In general, a person’s mental state is used to prove his intent in bankruptcy fraud proceedings.

At Bankruptcy Law Firm, we offer an exceptional team of bankruptcy lawyers, bankruptcy client care specialists and bankruptcy staff supporting Sacramento. If you need help regarding bankruptcy in Sacramento, contact us at 916.792.6025 or for a free consultation or visit us online at www.sagarialaw.com to request a free in person appointment at a Bankruptcy Law Firm office location nearest you. We can answer your questions 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. We have bankruptcy attorneys located throughout California and Oregon to assist you with all your debt resolution questions. Please feel free to complete our free online bankruptcy evaluation to quickly determine if you are a qualified candidate for bankruptcy. We look forward to hearing from you, Sacramento!

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July 20, 2010

Overview of Bankruptcy Fraud Law

A Sacramento bankruptcy attorney gives an Overview of Bankruptcy Fraud Law

The bankruptcy system is designed to give an individual or a company a chance to reorganize their affairs, or if reorganization is not possible, to equitably distribute the
non-exempt assets of the debtor among the creditors. This is often referred to as “a fresh start”.

Its often stated that bankruptcy exists for the honest debtor who’s made mistakes. The bankruptcy system is based on the theory that a debtor will make full disclosure (which is the honesty requirement) of all assets and liabilities so that the final disposition is in accordance with the requirements of the law. Unfortunately, at times both debtors and creditors try to obtain more than they are entitled to under the Bankruptcy Code. There are a number of criminal statutes that prohibit this type conduct.

Concealing assets or making false statements in a bankruptcy proceeding make up the majority of bankruptcy frauds, there are other fraud schemes that are more complicated or are primarily designed for reasons other than maximizing the retention of assets in bankruptcy. Such schemes often use the automatic stay and the discharge provided by the Bankruptcy Code to conceal an earlier crime or , maximize profit from an ongoing fraud scheme where credit is run up and not paid for or to just buy more time.

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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