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Who Files for Bankruptcy?

By Jeff Curl, San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney In reviewing the last 78 bankruptcy cases we filed, the statistics show our clients represent a wide spectrum of society. Their ages, income, education and other measurements really span across many cultural lines. Take a look at who files for bankruptcy. Google+

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Why do People File Bankruptcy?

By Jeff Curl, San Mateo Bankruptcy Attorney This blog is not a compilation of statistics; this is observations of my clients’ stories. While we represent both creditors and debtors, I was thinking about the debtor-side of the equation and why people (I am excluding the business clients) find themselves in[.....]

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Waiting to File Bankruptcy in This Housing Market Can Be Dangerous

By Jeff Curl, San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney A real estate agent colleague of mine stated recently that a home for sale in Sunnyvale received 68 offers. This staggering number shows just how different the market is from five years ago when properties experienced a dramatic decline. I am seeing an[.....]

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Discharging Student Loans – The Unicorn of the Bankruptcy World

By Jeff Curl, San Mateo Bankruptcy Attorney A colleague of mine attended a student loan webinar put on by collection companies that chase down student loan borrowers in default. He asked for an estimate of the percentage of student loans facing a discharge in bankruptcy court. In other words, How often do[.....]

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Estate Planning for “Normal” People

By Kimberley Spears How many times have you heard someone say they don’t have an estate that’s big enough to plan for? Maybe you’ve said this yourself!  Many people believe that estate planning is only for the very wealthy. But in California, one of the most important goals of estate planning[.....]

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