Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyers
Thousands of individuals and families in Los Angeles, Southern California and statewide have found effective debt relief with the help of the Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyers at Wadhwani & Shanfeld. If you’ve been struggling to get by because of overwhelming credit card debt, unaffordable mortgage payments, personal loans, student loans, medical bills, or tax debt, Wadhwani & Shanfeld has the help you need for real, fast, and effective debt relief. No matter what troubles you are facing, we’ve helped people in your same situation find financial freedom through solutions both inside and outside the bankruptcy process. Contact our experienced Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyers right now and start getting the help you need right away.
Why Wadhwani & Shanfeld?
- Board-Certified Specialists in Bankruptcy Law
- Quick response to your urgent need for help
- Top quality attorneys personally handling your case and working directly with you
- Decades of experience completing thousands of cases with great success and client satisfaction
- Warm and welcoming offices throughout Southern California
- We can handle cases completely remotely for clients throughout California
- Call now and get an attorney on the phone right away
Bankruptcy Solutions to Crushing Debt and Financial Stress
Throughout the history of our country, bankruptcy law has provided individuals and families with a safety valve to keep them from financial ruin when they’ve gotten in over their heads with debt. That safety valve is U.S. bankruptcy law, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s even written in the Constitution! Bankruptcy is a real, effective solution to overwhelming debt, and you are well within your rights to take advantage of the protections that bankruptcy offers.
- Chapter 7 – Eliminate credit cards, personal loans, medical bills, auto loan deficiencies, certain tax debt, and certain student loan debt. Chapter 7 provides a fresh start and a clean slate. Our bankruptcy experts can help you protect your valuable property while getting rid of the major sources of debt that are keeping you up at night with worry or hounding you during the day due to harassment from your creditors.
- Chapter 13 – Chapter 13 can help you save your home from foreclosure and force your mortgage lender into a long term repayment plan. You can also use Chapter 13 to adjust your debts to an amount you can afford, with extra time to pay them off comfortably as you continue to regain control of your finances. Chapter 13 can also allow you to pay back certain liabilities which are not dischargeable in chapter 7, such as priority taxes, support obligations or other non-dischargeable obligations.
Have You Been Sued or Had Your Account Sent to Collections? It’s Not Too Late to Get Help!
Just because you have been sued by a creditor law firm, this is not a reason to give up or despair. Far from it. Now is the time to act by calling a well-respected bankruptcy law firm like Wadhwani & Shanfeld. We’ll file a bankruptcy petition that imposes an automatic stay on any collections or legal proceedings, including lawsuits and foreclosures. We move swiftly and take action to protect you and get results.
If you are being sued by Hunt & Henriques, Reese Law Group, Patenaude & Felix, or any of the other major law firms that represent creditors in Southern California, call Wadhwani & Shanfeld for practical, strategic advice and immediate assistance responding to the lawsuit and dealing with it in an effective, proactive manner.
Los Angeles Bankruptcy FAQs
Question: Will my credit tank after filing for bankruptcy?
Answer: Yes. The exact size of the drop will depend on your credit history. Most people who file for bankruptcy have multiple accounts in collection, have defaulted on debts, and have high credit utilization. Their scores are already in the 400s. But others have managed to stay on top of debts (with difficulty) and have a score in the 700s. You can expect your score to crash more than 300+ points with a bankruptcy. But it’s possible to rebuild credit.
Question: How long does a bankruptcy stay on my credit report?
Answer: It depends on the bankruptcy. A chapter 7 stays on for 10 years; a Chapter 13 stays on for 7 years. The negative effect lessens with time, however.
Question: What debt can I get rid of in bankruptcy?
Answer: Bankruptcy doesn’t eliminate everything. For example, some debts are excluded by the bankruptcy code, such as family law obligations (child support and alimony). Other debts excluded include drunk driving tickets or a court judgment based on drunk driving. However, you can eliminate many types of unsecured debts, like medical debts, personal loans, and credit cards.
Question: Can I eliminate my mortgage payment?
Answer: You can eliminate your mortgage debt in a Chapter 7. However, the security interest in the property survives, which means your lender can still foreclose if you stop paying.
Question: Will I lose my home if I file for bankruptcy?
Answer: It depends. You might lose your house if you file for Chapter 7 and there is equity in the home that you can’t exempt. In that case, the trustee might force a sale and distribute equity to your creditors. You can avoid a sale by filing for Chapter 13.
If you can exempt the equity, then it’s a question of whether you are current on your mortgage. If not, then the lender can foreclose on the property. However, you might catch up or file for Chapter 13 which gives you more time to pay back unpaid mortgage debt.
Question: Can I have a paralegal or a notary file bankruptcy for me?
Answer: They can certainly help you fill out the forms. You provide the information, and they can type it in. But they can’t provide legal advice, and they aren’t up to date on bankruptcy law.
Get Help From a Skilled Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, Call Now
Solutions are available for the financial stress you are dealing with, so don’t spend another sleepless night in worry. Call Wadhwani & Shanfeld now for a complimentary consultation to get the information you need, including instant, immediate help. We don’t waste your time pushing you to schedule an appointment or in-office consult; you can call now and get an attorney on the phone right away. If you do wish to visit one of our many Southern California office locations, we welcome you, but we are equally comfortable handling your entire case through telephone, email, online chat, and other remote, electronic means. Call now to speak to an experienced Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer and get started today getting the help you need.