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Can I Fire My Bankruptcy Attorney?

By Jeff Curl, San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney Yes, you can fire your bankruptcy attorney. I can only speak to California law since this is where I am licensed. Here, clients can fire attorneys at any time, for any reason. Attorneys must show “cause” for firing clients, such as non-cooperation, or[…..]

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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.

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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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