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By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano If you are near your retirement age, you must act now or else you will find yourself miserable during your "golden years" or retirement period.  Bankruptcy is a great financial planning tool for those who are within a few years from...

By:  Crispin Caday Lozano Many people believe bankruptcy as a last resort to save an unsuccessful financial aspect of life.  However, financial problems necessitating bankruptcy are not the result of poor decisions. Sometimes people are not financially prepared for a major life change such as unemployment,...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano If you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your ongoing social security income are exempt, which means you keep them.  Social security payments you received before you file for bankruptcy are also exempt, with one important exception. If you comingled (mixed) the...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano Before you file bankruptcy, you may need to determine if you have a bank deposit and a credit card debt with the same bank because your deposit may be set off against your debt by the bank. Question:    May a bank set...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano IRS Tax Relief in Bankruptcy As we all know, tax debts can spiral out of control and lead to an IRS tax lien, wage garnishment, or even property seizure.  Most people mistakenly believe that taxes are never dischargeable in a bankruptcy. This...

By: Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano If you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your ongoing social security income are exempt, which means you keep them. Social security payments you received before you file for bankruptcy are also exempt, with one important exception. If you comingled (mixed) the...

By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano If you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your ongoing social security income are exempt, which means you keep them.  Social security payments you received before you file for bankruptcy are also exempt, with one important exception. If you comingled (mixed) the...

If you are considering bankruptcy, here are some actions you can do to protect yourself and your assets. Actions you SHOULD DO: 1. Take your situation seriously.  Ignoring your financial trouble will not make it go away. Speak to a bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible. 2. Commit yourself to...

Q. How can bankruptcy stop the debt collectors’ harassment? A. As soon as you file either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court issues an automatic stay. This prevents creditors and debt collectors from contacting you, putting a stop to all creditor harassment. Q. What are the forms of...

Your employment will not be affected if you file bankruptcy. One of the factors that keep professionals and employees from seriously considering bankruptcy is the fear of how it may impact their employment.  It is very important to know that the Bankruptcy laws and the...

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor must submit to the court a schedule (Schedule D- Creditors Holding Secured Claims) indicating all of their secured debts (mortgages, vehicle loans, and purchase money loans for furniture, jewelry, or household goods, as well as any other debt...

Q. What will happen to my properties after I file bankruptcy? A. When you file your bankruptcy papers, a bankruptcy estate is created that is administered by the trustee designated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The trustee is the representative of all your creditors in...

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