Just how fast can bankruptcy documents be prepared and filed? Pretty Fast! Unfortunately, A People’s Choice no longer offers bankruptcy document preparation services. However, by hiring a bankruptcy petition preparer, you can face emergency financial situations with ease.
If you're filing bankruptcy and in need of some tips, read on to learn how you can make the process easier both before and after filing. Plus, find the answer to our clients' most burning question.
Anyone filing bankruptcy in California doesn't need to hire an expensive attorney. If you're looking for a cheap way to file bankruptcy, consider hiring a bankruptcy petition preparer. Although our office no longer offers bankruptcy document preparation services, you can find a trustworthy, experienced preparer who does.
What is a legal document assistant and how does it compare to a paralegal? Believe it or not, hiring a legal document assistant can help you save thousands of dollars you would otherwise waste on an attorney! To help you determine which process is better for you, we've outlined from A to Z everything a legal document assistant can do.
Under federal bankruptcy law, before a person can complete a bankruptcy case, he or she must meet with a credit counseling organization. In fact, one of the required forms before a person’s debts can be discharged in bankruptcy is a certificate confirming that he or she has had the meeting with the credit counselor. This [...]
When a person feels as though he or she is drowning in debt, the decision to file for bankruptcy may seem like the way out. While filing for bankruptcy can eliminate most consumer debt, there are other kinds of debt that are nearly impossible to discharge in bankruptcy. Student loans in particular are notoriously difficult to [...]
Going through financial crisis in your life can be crippling. If you live in California, have massive debt due to medical, business, educational or even personal spending habits, it may be necessary to hit the reset button and consider filing for bankruptcy in California. For many, this is a last option due to the consequences on [...]
Filing bankruptcy using an attorney can cost between $1500 and $2500 for a simple Chapter 7 bankruptcy. People often comment “if I had $1500-$2500, I would not be filing bankruptcy!” So what can you do if you need to file bankruptcy and cannot afford to hire an attorney? Do you even need an attorney to file bankruptcy, or is having an attorney an unnecessary “luxury?” Understanding the bankruptcy process will help you have a clearer understanding of why people can file bankruptcy without an attorney.
There is no such thing as a cheap California bankruptcy attorney. Attorney fees for the most simple bankruptcy start at $750 and go up from there. Add the filing fee cost to these fees and the total cost to file bankruptcy through an attorney will exceed $1,000 which is a substantial sum of money for most people who are already struggling financially. California is divided into 4 districts, Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern. The allowed fee for bankruptcy petition preparers in the Northern District is $150.00, the Eastern District $125.00, the Central District $200.00 and the Southern District $150.00. It is illegal for a non-attorney bankruptcy petition preparer to advertise and/or charge for the preparation of cheap California bankruptcy to exceed these allowable maximum fees. Unfortunately, A People's Choice no longer offers bankruptcy document preparation services.
Amendments to Official Bankruptcy Forms 3A (Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments), 3B (Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived), 6I (Schedule I: Your Income), 6J (Schedule J: Your Expenses), 6 Summary (Summary of Schedules), 23 (Debtor’s Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Financial Management) and 27 (Reaffirmation Agreement Cover Sheet), [...]