Filing Chapter 13 Without a Lawyer is Almost Automatic Failure

Filing Chapter 13 Without a Lawyer is Almost Automatic Failure

It feels self-serving sometimes to hear attorneys warn the public against representing themselves in bankruptcy. As the years go on, however, I have come to agree more and more with the analogy that one would not perform surgery on themselves. … Continue reading

Discharging Sales Tax in California

As a business owner, you sometimes have to pay sales tax to the state for products and certain services you sell. If you do not pay the California Board of Equalization (“BOE”) the sales tax, are you responsible as the … Continue reading

Chapter 13 Does Not Require You to be Naked and Bored

Chapter 13 Does Not Require You to be Naked and Bored

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in After Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 | No Comments

By Jeff Curl, San Mateo Bankruptcy Attorney If you have been reading up on Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you know that you have to make a monthly payment for a period of time. Once you complete your plan payments, the remaining amount owed … Continue reading

Should I File for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Should I File for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Chapter 13, Chapter 7 | No Comments

By Jeena Cho There are pros and cons to most decisions. Bankruptcy is no exception. We have many different types of bankruptcy because the law recognizes that there are many different types of debt problems. When does Chapter 7 make sense? … Continue reading

Bankruptcy Alphabet: V is for Valuation

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Chapter 13, Chapter 7 | No Comments

By Jeff Curl, San Mateo bankruptcy attorney In bankruptcy, we talk a lot about valuing assets. How do you value your home in bankruptcy? How about your car? How about your personal property or the “stuff” you own? Valuation is … Continue reading