My husband and I are legally separated and going to get divorced. We are filing for Bankruptcy before we file for divorce. I have lived in another state now for 3 months. I am told we need to file in the state where he lives and where the debt occ...
Attendance at the Meeting of Creditors is generally mandatory unless you are excused by the United States Trustee or make satisfactory arrangements with to appear by telephone. You should hire an experienced bankruptcy attorney to help you.
I know of colleagues that have filed bankruptcy cases for people that were in jail and could not attend their hearing in person. I am also aware of cases where the debtor was in the military and testified form aboard their ship or from where they were deployed. Therefore, it is possible to attend via telephone if they UST allows it. An experience attorney can help yo with this.See question
I wrote an stipulation judgement with the debtor in BK court, which says that he is going to pay some of his debt in 5 years during BK and the rest of it after BK. The document is also signed by the BK judge. The debtor has started paying in BK, s...
Things go wrong in Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases all the time. The main advantages of having an attorney at this point in time is that prompt notifications of any problems if there are any documents filed with the court and the experience of knowing how to deal with the problem.
If you are an individual, you are not legally required to have any attorney. If you dismiss the current attorney you can always hire another one or bring the current one back into the case if there is a problem.See question
Is this considered proper service of documents?
Nothing in your description would indicate that service was invalid.See question
Lost a civil case (unlimited civil) - defendant requested costs which were taxed and substantially reduced by court. Defendant obtained writ of execution for full amount of original judgment then obtained wage garnishment. How do I get the cour...
If opposing counsel won't enter into a stipulation reducing the amount of the writ, you'll want to bring a motion to quash the writ.See question
this person is the secretary of the person im suing for conversion of all my property. the mailing address is such ,because i lived on the property. US postal wouldnt forward my mail as it is a business address.This person has my phone number and ...
So what is your question? What you want is unclear.See question
Last Thursday I went to a new dentist "Clairemont Smiles Dentistry" and I feel like there were a couple of illegal things done that I am not sure if it would make a difference to bring it up to the board of dentistry or to obtain a lawyer?
You can always consult with a local attorney, but it is unclear what you feel was "illegal" about how you were treated. There are attorneys who handle dental and medical malpractice cases that might offer a free consultation.See question
I am a sole proprietor and Architect. I currently hold professional liability insurance. What Is the advantage of switching to an S-Corp here in CA? Is it further protection of my personal assets? If so, how? What other advantages are there? BTW- ...
There are 2 primarily reasons small business owners incorporate First, there can be tax advantages to doing business as a corporation. You should consult a CPA to see if there any tax savings you can realize by forming a new entity. The second primary reason is personal asset protection...and attorneys can oversell personal asset protection.
Shareholders are generally not liable for the debts of the corporation, but there are exception to the rule. You can waive the asset protection by signing a personal guarantee. Or you can be responsible for your own negligence or other actions. For example, negligently designing a building means that you might be personally responsible for your owner actions, incorporate or not.
Avoid signing personal guarantees if possible and maintain insurance. Those are the best way to keep the personal asset protection.See question
Is it common for the chapter 7 process to be drawn out over a long period of time? Our bankruptcy was discharged in January 2014, but we had an issue with our homestead and after almost 2 years, we still don't know where we stand. Our trustee ha...
Perhaps your attorney didn't do the best job explaining how bankruptcy works, but I strongly disagree with my colleagues that have suggested complaining to the State Bar. The attorney's job seems to be complete now that you have your discharge.
A bankruptcy will not close until all assets have been administered (sold and money paid to creditors). The fact that your Chapter 7 trustee hired an accountant indicates to me that your case had assets. It can take YEARS for the trustee to sell the assets and paid creditors. I had one case of my remain open for over 5 years.
Most Chapter 7 cases in San Diego have no assets and close about 9 weeks after the meeting of creditors. You case will remain open a while longer and amount of time is in the hands of the trustee. Your attorney will likely have no way of know how long this process will take.
The most important that is that you have your discharge and most debts are forgiven.See question
is that I have failed to provide adequate evidence showing consideration was given for a promissory note. Does the absence of evidence make the information sought directly relevant to defeat a privacy objection?
You have't provided enough information to determine if you have a valid objection. The scope of discovery is very broad and a privacy objection will rarely apply in a a lawsuit about a promissory note.See question
iam willing to retain a lawyer for a foreclosure defense, the judge has violated my due process in a civil suit and even the judge asserted in the courts when the other party was delinquent in discovery by almost 6 months, the judge said that it i...
The judge hasn't violated your due process rights. He was simply telling your most attorneys already know: (1) people who don't have an attorney are almost always at a disadvantage; and (2) even with attorney, foreclosure cases are hard for a homeowner to win.See question