LOW COST CHAPTER 7 & CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY SERVING LOS ANGELES GATEWAY CITIES, LA SOUTH BAY, LA WESTSIDE CITIES, LA CENTRAL, SAN GABRIEL AND SAN FERNANDO VALLEY. KEEP YOUR HOME, CAR, WAGES, AND RETIREMENT PLAN.
The bankruptcy attorneys at Westgate Law have filed over 5,000 bankruptcy cases. That vast experience will ensure that if you are a good candidate for bankruptcy, your case will proceed smoothly from filing, to hearing, to discharge.
Westgate Law has a three step approach to financial distress. We start by helping you come up with a plan to deal with your immediate debt crisis, either through bankruptcy, settling your debts or establishing a repayment plan with your creditors.
One of our bankruptcy attorneys will work with you to execute that plan. During this step, we also stop creditors from calling you, and, when appropriate, file lawsuits against creditors who harass you. In some cases, our clients don’t even file for bankruptcy because of settlements we reach with creditors during this step.
After that, we stay with you forever to help you reestablish and maintain your credit, because having excellent credit is a critical component of building a great life for you and your family.
In short, our comprehensive bankruptcy attorney service means we will be the last law firm you ever need to call. That’s not an empty promise – we stick with you, and help you achieve your lifelong financial goals. Just try to find another firm that wants to work with you after your financial crisis is over! You can’t.
If you’re looking for a bankruptcy attorney, you’ve come to the right place, but that’s not all we do. Westgate Law takes great pride in pointing out all available options. We will not push you into bankruptcy if we can genuinely provide you with an alternative. That is one of the benefits of working with a bankruptcy law firm like Westgate Law that focuses on all aspects of consumer credit protection laws and not just on bankruptcy law. We can discuss all viable options and tailor a solution to fit your situation. And then, after we execute your plan, we stay with you, to build a bright financial future for you and your family.
How do we know our approach works? Because we constantly receive referrals from people that did not hire us after we pointed out a more viable alternative to them. They trusted us, didn’t give us their business and then sent their family and friends to us afterwards.
This is the heart of our business. Finding the best solution for you, whether or not you become a client. You will remember us and come to us when you, your family or friends needs legal assistance. And we want you to stay with us forever.
ABOUT JUSTIN HARELIK - Founder & Lead Bankruptcy Attorney
Justin Harelik has a singular goal: to get people out of financial distress and move them to financial stability and prosperity. He does this by combining 15 years of in-depth experience in bankruptcy, credit management, debt negotiation and student loan modifications, and he does it with both English and Spanish-speaking clients.
Mr. Harelik shares his insights into bankruptcy and financial recovery through a weekly article he publishes with Bankrate.com, as the Bankruptcy Adviser, which has been picked up and run hundreds of times on Yahoo.com, MSN.com, AOL.com, Foxbusiness.com, Fidelity.com and numerous of other sites. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and interviewed by Spanish television powerhouse, TeleMundo. Hundreds of law firms throughout the country have linked Mr. Harelik’s columns to their sites and used his information to help their clients.
Mr. Harelik received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and his B.A. in English and history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently he is a member of both the State Bar of California and Texas and is admitted to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern District of California.
Mr. Harelik has spent a year studying in South America, and speaks fluent Spanish. He is also a volunteer Big Brother for the Los Angeles Division of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
The most important moments for Mr. Harelik are helping people turnaround financial disaster into financial success and spending time with his family as the resident “tickle monster” to his two young daughters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Managing Partner||Westgate Law||2013 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Advisor - Weekly Column||Bankrate.com||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Price Law Group. Los Angeles, California||2008 - 2013|
|Attorney||Westgate Law||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||Price Law Group. Los Angeles, California||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Admitted||2005 - Present|
|Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association||Chair||2008 - 2009|
|Yahoo Finance||Get $15K loan or lose home in bankruptcy?||2014|
|Yahoo Finance||Can I get credit when I'm unemployed?||2014|
|Fox Business||Sue My Deadbeat Ex for Old, Unpaid Debt?||2014|
|Fox Business||Get Credit when Unemployed||2014|
|Fox Business||Can't Pay Off Home Equity Loan -- File Bankruptcy?||2014|
|Fox Business||File Bankruptcy to Stall Foreclosure?||2014|
|Fox Business||Can Chapter 13 Help Me Get Rid of Second Mortgage?||2014|
|Fox Business||Do My Debts Pass On to My Kids After Death?||2014|
|ABC News||Foreclosure on Property After Bankruptcy?||2013|
|Fox Business||Ex Filed Bankruptcy -- is Mortgage All on Me?||2013|
|Seattle Times||Falling behind on a credit card||2013|
|Fox Business||Why is Filing for Bankruptcy Taking Forever?!||2012|
|Fox Business||Can a Past Bankruptcy Harm My Job Chances?||2012|
|Fox Business||Will Loan Modification Reaffirm Mortgage?||2012|
|Fox Business||File Bankruptcy to Get Rid of Car Loan?||2012|
|Fox Business||What Can Creditors Take in a Bankruptcy?||2012|
|Fox Business||Multiple Forms of Debt Could Mean Bankruptcy||2011|
|Fox Business||Risks of Including Car Loan in Bankruptcy||2011|
|Bankrate.com||How to keep the house post-bankruptcy||2009|
|Bankrate.com||Protecting items post-bankruptcy||2009|
|Bankrate.com||Most debt goes away in bankruptcy||2009|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Short Sale symposium||Life After Bankruptcy||2012|
|Career Services Workshop||How to find a job after law school||2005|
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