Top Calabasas Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers Near You

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The Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Calabasas, CA

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310-736-1839

Board Certified in Bankruptcy Law. Attentive, Extremely Knowledgeable & Aggressive Bankruptcy Representation. Call Today to Discuss Your Options For a Fresh Start.

I am a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law*. I am an "AV" rated attorney with 34 years of experience in solving bankruptcy problems. I am a Mensa certified genius with a strong ability to analyze and solve problems. If you are being hounded by creditors, I can legally erase your debts and get you a fresh start. If your business needs reorganization, I can give …

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A2B Legal

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Calabasas, CA

714-872-9128

Llame hoy para abordar todas sus necesidades de bancarrota

Bryn C. Deb es una abogada autorizada para ejercer el Derecho en el estado de California y fue aceptada en el Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos para el Distrito Central de California. .  Con su licenciatura en Economía Empresarial de la Universidad de California en Santa Bárbara, Maestría en Administración de Empresas y Doctorado en …

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Orrock, Popka, Tucker & Dolen

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Calabasas, CA

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909-255-6900

Wayne Tucker Experienced in Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Asset Protection. Your Better Financial Tomorrow Starts Today!

Mr. Tucker is proficient in consumer bankruptcy and assists clients with debt relief under the Bankruptcy Laws under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. His background also includes general trial practice. He has tried cases for governmental agencies and insurance companies and their insureds to include issues relating to road design, civil rights, employment termination, police …

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Calabasas

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Calabasas Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Information

Are You Considering Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization of your debts. This form of bankruptcy allows you to retain your property and pay back all or part of your debts over three to five years using your income if you meet certain eligibility requirements, so Chapter 13 is not for everyone.

Why a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Important

Any form of bankruptcy is complex, and a Calabasas Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer can evaluate your financial circumstances and ability to repay your debts to determine if you are eligible. A lawyer can help you prepare the necessary legal documents and represent you at bankruptcy proceedings.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

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