Top Los Angeles Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyers Near You

The Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Los Angeles, 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 …

Orrock, Popka, Tucker & Dolen

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Los Angeles, 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 …

A2B Legal

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer | Serving Los Angeles, CA

714-872-9128

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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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Los Angeles Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Information

Do You Qualify for Chapter 7 Personal Bankruptcy?

A Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy filing is also known as liquidation bankruptcy. The "means test" determines if you qualify by looking at your income and debt. Although Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges some of your debts, it doesn't eliminate all debt. Contact a Los Angeles attorney to determine if you are eligible for Chapter 7.

How to Prepare to Meet With Your Chapter 7 Personal Bankruptcy Attorney

Prior to meeting with your chapter 7 personal bankruptcy attorney, get all your paperwork, assets, debts, loans, financial statements and other necessary documents in order. Once all the necessary paperwork has been gathered, meet with an a Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney to guide and advise you as to what best suits your particular situation.

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.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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