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When I first met with Ivan Trahan, I was hopelessly in debt and more than a little depressed. I left his office feeling like a new person. He took my horrible financial debacle and made it right. He was was always available to answer my many questions. And his assistant, wife Nancy, was always available with a shoulder to cry on. I would recommend Ivan Trahan without hesitation.
I have worked with Ivan for over 4 years and he has been by my side through my bankrupcy and great advise when I needed it. He has always been on top of the issues and always was in communication with me. He has always looked out for me and advise me when things change. He would also come all the way up to Ventura County and a short notice to help me with the court system. I recommed him with more than five stars.
I was drowning in my bills and went to see Mr. Trahan upon the advice of a friend. When I learned of his experience in the field of bankruptcy I hired him to take my case. I was given clear instructions and a binder to help me organize my paperwork. I could not be more happy now that my case has discharged and the ease with which it was carried out by my attorney. He has provided me with piece of mind and was always friendly and helpful when I needed help with something. I very highly recommend his services.
Do not trust hese people with your case. They are horrible are communicating with you once you ha d over your money (money I was already struggling to get together since duh... I am filing bankruptcy). They give your this long list of stuff you have to get together but I did. Then they are supposed to call you in or at least tell you if they need anything else. Months went by with zero attempt to contact me. I had to contact him on 3 different occasions in which i find out the hadn't even STARTED my case. I finally am told they needed more information so I make the corrections and return via email. A week goes by and I get no call so I have to call him! Of course he can't give meant information at the moment but he says he will follow up. I expect to have to call him again a couple days. My case STILL hasn't been started! I paid him back in September! It's now February and I'm nowhere closer to clearing my credit. FIND SOMEONE ELSE!!!!
i hired ivan to do a pretty simple bankruptcy. I was laid off, couldn't pay my bills and my car got repoed. I paid him $1800+ that my fiancé at the time was so gracious to give me so we could start fresh. It's been a month and a half since I turned in my binder. Haven't heard a word so I call and he can't even tell me if they even filed it! He says he'll give me a call back "in a few minutes" but still haven't received a call back. This is all while I'm wasting time with horrible credit. Wish I'd done better research. Still haven't heard word on my car though I was supposed to also get a call to come get anything of value out of it which is probably all thrown away now. This has been a nightmare but I don't have the funds to go hire anyone else. I recommend someone else who doesn't have a stoner son running his front office and actually takes care of the clients he already had instead of spending his time getting new ones.
My wages were being garnished when I went to see Ivan Trahan. His wife filled out an exemption claim form for me and mailed it before I even left their office. They didn't charge me anything for that. I'm a single mother of two so I really appreciated that. Mr. Trahan explained everything to me in such an easy to understand way and now we have a plan for solving all of my money problems. For the time being, he stopped the garnishment. I really appreciated that also. Now we are going to sue my creditors for calling me on my cell phone and that's not going to cost me anything either. I never would have knows I could do either of these two things had I not gone to see Mr. Trahan. I'd recommend him to anyone who is looking for a fair and competent attorney.
I had an extremely messy case and was on the edge of losing my home and everything I had worked for. I went and saw Ivan and he battled it out with the courts and bottom line is I am not losing my house!! Ivan is knowledgeable, professional and truly knows his trade.. His effciency in attacking my legal issues was awesome. I would totally recommend him . Thanks Ivan!!!!!
I was very impressed with how quick Mr. Trahan always got back to me with answers to any question I had. He was very kind, polite & honest in his responses.
I was having an issue with the ch 7 trustee which kept insisting my home was worth more than what our appraisal was but my prior atty would not stay on him and demand some sort of proof to where he kept continuing our 341a meetings, Eventually first atty told us the only way to save home was to pay the trustee money which made no sense because he never supplied an appraisal. We cashed out a 401k and then wanted him to make an agreement on terms and he would not. Desperate full of fear and frustration I needed to find someone that would or could talk this man down and have him agree he wont ask for more money. Ivan said that he sounded like he wanted this house and that our best bet was a ch. 13 then we would be out of the chapter 7 and into a 5 year repayment plan instead of losing our home. He wanted 4,000 and I was shocked but he reassured me that it was to pay for his assistance on my ch 13 for the 5 year duration. I agreed signed and waited. On Feb 18 the judge granted the chapter 7 bankrupcty dissolving all my debt without ordering our home to be taken away. On Feb 19th or 20 Ivan went into the computer system and reopened the chapter 7 dissolvement and turned it into ch 13 with 5 year proposes payments. On March 5 I received the letter from courts stating that I received ch 7 bk and now all my debts are wiped. I went to see Ivan and he said he hadnt seen it and that the courts make these types of mistakes all the time. I would most likely get something else stating they made error and to come to court on a set date.
This is not true. Needless to say he refused giving me any of my 4,000.00 that he stole from us to draw up a repayment plan, and fill out 3 other sections of the already existing bankruptcy order. another note he didnt even have to make a repayment plan yet all he needed to do was file the change in venue.
Yes the money was to cover 5 years of his representation while we went through this. I can not believe how ruthless people are. Watch these two like a hawk, horrible
Thank goodness for Ivan and Nancy! I imagine it is difficult for someone in Ivan's line of work, always interacting with clients during such a difficult, depressing and embarrassing time in life. At least that is how I have felt for the past year, but Ivan has helped me through all of it, and I am now on the other side, putting life back together. Ivan makes you feel welcome and understood,not intimidated like some lawyers. I had a complicated case and Ivan just dealt with it 1 issue at a time and my giant mess was put together simply for our trustee to easily manage. There are lots of choices out there for a bankruptcy attorney. If you want an honest, patient, respectful, hardworking, knowledgable, experienced and just a nice guy, go with Ivan. I am eternally grateful for the job he did for me. Thanks Ivan!