Paralegal vs Legal Document Assistant – Which One Do I Need?

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.

By |2020-04-03T16:42:10-07:00April 4th, 2020|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|1 Comment

Considering Credit Counseling Firms

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:54-08:00November 14th, 2014|Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Considering Credit Counseling Firms

Filing for Bankruptcy to Discharge Student Loans

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:55-08:00November 3rd, 2014|Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Filing for Bankruptcy to Discharge Student Loans

Getting a Second Chance: Filing For Bankruptcy in California

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:48:06-08:00May 27th, 2014|Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Getting a Second Chance: Filing For Bankruptcy in California

You Can File Bankruptcy Without an Attorney!

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.

By |2018-03-17T19:06:00-07:00July 28th, 2013|Bankruptcy, Videos|Comments Off on You Can File Bankruptcy Without an Attorney!

Cheap California Bankruptcy Made Easy Using Service of Ventura Bankruptcy Petition Preparer

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.

By |2018-03-17T19:11:26-07:00July 28th, 2013|Videos|Comments Off on Cheap California Bankruptcy Made Easy Using Service of Ventura Bankruptcy Petition Preparer

December 2013 Pending Changes in Bankruptcy Forms

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), [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:48:19-08:00July 28th, 2013|Bankruptcy, California Courts|Comments Off on December 2013 Pending Changes in Bankruptcy Forms