Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Issues

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The Art of Bidding at 363 California Bankruptcy Sales Involving Settlement Offers

Earlier this year, I helped a client purchase real property out of a chapter 11 California bankruptcy case.  The process can be confusing and stressful, but it is worthwhile for a potential buyer who has found the right real property and is willing to pay above and beyond what the next best offer is in the bankruptcy case.  It’s even more confusing for a potential buyer when real estate...

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Attorney Jeffrey Hsu to Give Talk on Bankruptcy Fraud to the San Fernando Valley Institute of Internal Auditors 3.12.15

JCH LAW FIRM is pleased to announce that Attorney Jeff Hsu, Certified Bankruptcy Specialist with the State Bar of California, will be presenting along with fellow attorney Dennis Huang this Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Institute of Internal Auditors.  The presentation topic will address issues of bankruptcy fraud.

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JCH LAW FIRM Pleased To Announce Attorney Jeff Hsu is Now a California Board Certified Bankruptcy Specialist

JCH LAW FIRM is pleased to announce that attorney Jeffrey Hsu is now a California State Bar Board Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law as of August 1, 2014. We look forward to continuing to serve the Southern California community at large, and we hope our current and future clients feel even more confident that JCH LAW FIRM is right for their needs.      

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Protect Your Tax Refunds When You File Bankruptcy!

On the eve of new year’s, I thought it’d be a good idea to discuss an issue that arises with every new year. 2013 is closing which means tax season is approaching.  Now if you are set to receive a tax refund from the IRS or the Franchise Tax Board, make sure you understand the right to that money is an asset in your bankruptcy case. I’ll say it again – that money is an...

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Afraid That Filing Bankruptcy Will Get You Fired From Your Job??? Is There a Bankruptcy Effect on Employment?

So how does bankruptcy effect Employment status?  11 USC Section 525 gives an explanation of that.  The bankruptcy effect on employment is thus: Private Employers 525(b) says that no private employer may terminate SOLEY because of a bankruptcy.  So that means bankruptcy can actually be a reason but it cannot be the only reason.   It also says that no private employer may discriminate with...

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JCH LAW FIRM = Your Rowland Heights Bankruptcy Attorney

Need a Rowland Heights Bankruptcy Attorney?   Contact me, Attorney Jeffrey C. Hsu, with JCH LAW FIRM.   I can assist clients in the Rowland Heights area in its surrounding communities as we service the San Gabriel Valley area and all surrounding Southern California communities.   Our office is in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley region in Alhambra, CA.  Call us today at 626-999-5959 or...

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Don’t Need a Southern California Bankruptcy Attorney? Think Again!

I just ran across the website of a non-attorney business that said you don’t need a bankruptcy attorney for consumer cases, and that all consumer bankruptcy attorneys were basically overcharging for services that could be performed for a fraction of the price by non-attorneys.    This type of blanket statement is just flat out scary because it’s wrong.        When I interned for...

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Can I file a Southern California Bankruptcy to Delay a Residential Eviction? It Depends….

So if you are a tenant renting an apartment, house, condo, or whatever may represent your residence, and you find yourself late on renting or unable to fulfill the lease agreement, be prepared to find yourself facing an eviction, otherwise known as an unlawful detainer action. 11 USC 362(b)(2)) says that the automatic stay doesn’t apply to tenants who file bankruptcy where the landlord...

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My Name is on Title to Real Property, But I Don’t Own the Home! Can I file for California Bankruptcy Holding Bare Legal Title?

Be careful if you are contemplating a bankruptcy and you hold title to real property.  Even if you don’t believe you have any equitable interest in the home, a bankruptcy trustee may disagree with you. A common scenario is where you take title to a residence your relative owns.  Imagine your parents want to leave their home to you as a probate avoidance device.  Well, perhaps they should...

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Cheap Affordable Southern California Chapter 7 Bankruptcies – Too Good to Be True?

I recently saw an online advertisement for chapter 7 bankruptcy services by an attorney offering to do the work for rock bottom pricing.   The attorney’s website failed to clearly indicate specific office address locations and made no mention of any relevant bankruptcy experience or applicable bankruptcy credentials. Really the website failed to disclose much at all except the...

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