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Chapter 7

Rancho Cucamonga Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer

File for Bankruptcy with Nguyen Law Group on Your Side

Do you want financial freedom? Are you burdened by overwhelming debt that you do not have the ability to pay? If so, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be just what you need. Chapter 7 bankruptcy (also known as liquidation bankruptcy) involves the sale of non-exempt property in order to pay off certain debts from creditors.

At Nguyen Law Group, our Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney has served hundreds of individuals and families going through intense and overwhelming financial distress. With our firm's experience and knowledge of bankruptcy law, you can be confident that you will be cared for throughout every step of the legal process. Our firm has handled hundreds of cases and have a very high success rate. We offer affordable services to help clients who are already dealing with stressful financial issues.

How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in California

Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California is an effective way to put a stop to collection calls and creditor harassment, as well as eliminating most of your debt.

In order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California, there are some steps you must take:

  • Step 1: You must complete a credit counseling course. This can be done in-person, online, or over the phone. In addition to this, you also must complete a means test. This will allow the court to determine if you are eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • Step 2: Gather all of your financial documents as well as any documentation the court may require from you. These documents include tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, and any other information related to your finances.
  • Step 3: You must fill out and file your bankruptcy petition with the bankruptcy court. This document includes information about your income, debts, assets, liabilities, expenses, and other financial details.
  • Step 4: Once your petition has been filed, a meeting will be scheduled with your creditors to discuss the terms of your bankruptcy. This is known as a 341 hearing or Meeting of Creditors. It is important to attend this hearing as it may affect the outcome of your case.
  • Step 5: You must complete an approved financial management course in order to discharge any remaining debts. Once this is completed, the court can issue a discharge of your eligible debts and you will no longer be responsible for them.

Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California is a complex process but it can help to provide relief from overwhelming debts. If you are considering filing, it is important to discuss your options with an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can help guide you through the process.

Benefits of Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The moment you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you put a stop to creditor harassment. The automatic stay puts a stop on attempts to collect on your debt, from constant phone calls to wage garnishments.

Chapter 7 filers also benefit from the following:

  • A fresh start through the liquidation of all non-exempt assets, such as vacation homes
  • The ability to keep many exempt assets, such as furniture, cars, or tools of your trade
  • A hold on any ongoing foreclosure process
  • Protection against most creditors once debts are discharged
  • Your bankruptcy can be made official in a matter of 60-90 days from filing, allowing you to begin rebuilding credit

These are just a few key benefits of filing under Chapter 7. We can look over your individual case to determine if Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the right way forward for you. When you meet with us to discuss your financial situation, we will ask you to take a means test in order to determine your eligibility for a Chapter 7 filing. If we are able to move forward, we will gather all of your financial documents and prepare your case to be filed.

If you are considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Santa Ana, visit our Bankruptcy page for Santa Ana to learn more.

Debunking Common Myths About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

There are many misconceptions about Chapter 7 that can prevent people from seeking the debt relief they need. At Nguyen Law Group, we want to educate our clients about the truth behind these myths and help them make informed decisions.

Here are some common myths about filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy:

  • Myth: I will lose all my possessions if I file for Chapter 7.
  • Truth: California has a set of exemptions that protect certain types and amounts of property, including your home, car, and personal belongings.
  • Myth: I won't be able to get credit after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • Truth: While it may be more difficult to obtain credit immediately after filing, it is possible to rebuild your credit score over time with responsible financial behavior.
  • Myth: I will never be able to buy a home or car again if I file for Chapter 7.
  • Truth: It is possible to qualify for a mortgage or car loan after a certain amount of time has passed since your bankruptcy discharge.

At Nguyen Law Group, we are committed to helping our clients understand the bankruptcy process and overcome their debt. Contact us today for a free consultation to see if Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you.

Call Now for a Free Consultation!

When you choose to hire Nguyen Law Group, our legal team works hard to help you determine if Chapter 7 is right for you. From the moment you consider bankruptcy or face harassment by creditors for payments, you need a bankruptcy attorney on your side. Our firm's goal is help you with personalized service and work with you to obtain a positive outcome for your bankruptcy case.

Contact our firm today by calling (909) 328-6280 for a free initial consultation. Nguyen Law Group is on your side!

Commonly Asked Questions

What steps do I need to take in order to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in California?

In order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California, you must complete a credit counseling course and a means test. You will also need to gather all of your financial documents and fill out and file your bankruptcy petition with the court. A meeting will be scheduled with your creditors known as a 341 hearing or Meeting of Creditors which is important in order for the outcome of your case. Lastly, you must complete an approved financial management course.

Is hiring an experienced attorney recommended when considering filing under Chapter 7?

When considering filing under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy it is highly recommended that you hire an experienced attorney who specializes in these types of cases. An experienced attorney can help guide you through each step of this process while working hard towards obtaining a positive outcome.

Are there any exemptions available when filing under chapter seven bankruptcy?

Yes! When filing under chapter seven there are certain exemptions available that allow filers to keep their exempt assets such as furniture or tools used for trade purposes while their non-exempt assets (such as vacation homes) may be liquidated during this process.

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