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Can Unmarried Couples File Joint Bankruptcy in California?

Can Unmarried Couples File Joint Bankruptcy in California?

According to court records, in 2016 more than 6,300 Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases were filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. The same year, just under 2,150 Chapter 13 cases were filed, bringing the total above...
Can I File for Bankruptcy in California Without an Attorney?

Can I File for Bankruptcy in California Without an Attorney?

There is nothing in state or federal law that prohibits a California resident from filing for bankruptcy without an attorney, which is called “filing pro se” (“for oneself”). However, declaring bankruptcy without a lawyer exposes the debtor to...
What Forms Do I Need to File for Bankruptcy in California?

What Forms Do I Need to File for Bankruptcy in California?

Each California bankruptcy case formally begins with a document known as the “voluntary bankruptcy petition,” regardless of whether the debtor is filing under Chapter 13 (wage earner’s plan, reorganization) or Chapter 7 (straight bankruptcy,...
Does Bankruptcy Clear Court Fines in California?

Does Bankruptcy Clear Court Fines in California?

One of the first questions people often ask when they contact a Roseville bankruptcy lawyer is which debts bankruptcy can eliminate in California.  This article reviews whether different chapters of bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, can get rid of...