While it may be cheaper for you to file for bankruptcy without an attorney, you should always have a bankruptcy attorney to assist you. The specialists at Thomas Hogan Law Office Roseville might be the right solution. Our lawyers can accompany you to the creditors’ meeting, work with you to make sure that your documents are complete and accurate, get all your paperwork filed on time, and generally handle all of the little details that go into a successful bankruptcy case. Although representation comes at a price—which will be reasonable—you will have the peace of mind of knowing that someone is watching your back. Don’t risk fighting bankruptcy by yourself, your creditors will eat you alive.
For a free 15-minute consultation with our expert bankruptcy attorneys visit the Thomas Hogan Law Office in Roseville, CA today or call us at (916) 520-8905.
Filing for Bankruptcy in Roseville: Reasons for Bankruptcy
People file for bankruptcy because they are unable to pay off their debts. There can be many reasons why a person may find himself drowning in debt. Financial mismanagement is one of the main reasons. But besides financial mismanagement, there can be other reasons such as unforeseen medical expenses, loss of employment, adverse lawsuit verdicts, etc. Generally, a person voluntarily files for bankruptcy protection. However some times, the creditors can compel a person to file for bankruptcy. This is known as involuntary bankruptcy. Involuntary bankruptcy is more common in case of businesses. No matter what the reason for your bankruptcy filing, you should always consult with the bankruptcy attorneys of the Thomas Hogan Law Office Roseville.
Filing for Bankruptcy in Roseville: Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13 and Individual Debtors
Individual debtors can file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. When you file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7, the bankruptcy trustee appointed by the court will sell your assets and pay off your debts from the proceeds. Once all your assets are liquidated, you will receive a discharge from all the debts that you listed in your petition. Some unsecured creditors may not even receive any payment from the sale of your assets but they cannot make any claim against you once you receive a discharge. The entire process can take about 90 days. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor pays off the debts according to a payment plant. The payment plan usually provides for payment within 3 years. In some cases, the courts will approve 5-year payment plans. You will receive a discharge once you complete all your payments under the payment plan. Individuals who are family farmers or family fishermen can file for bankruptcy under Chapter 12. Chapter 12 is similar to Chapter 13 except that it is applicable only to family farmers or family fishermen. Our Roseville bankruptcy attorneys can assist individual debtors file for bankruptcy.
Someone to Rely on During a Creditors’ Meeting
The creditors and the bankruptcy trustee can ask you a wide range of questions relating to your finances. It is important that you answers the questions correctly and satisfy the trustee that your bankruptcy filing is in good faith. You will be under oath to provide true and correct information. At the beginning of the meeting the bankruptcy trustee will place you under oath. The trustee will ask you questions to ensure that the papers you filed were current and correct. The creditors will generally object to their debt being included in your bankruptcy. The bankruptcy attorneys in our Roseville location can advice you on the questions you can expect your creditors and the trustee to ask during the 341 meeting.
Businesses Bankruptcy Options
A business can file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 11. In a Chapter 11, the business submits a reorganization plan to the court. Once the creditors approve the plan, the business must reorganize its debts. Reorganization can include the sale of assets to pay off some creditors. If you are a sole proprietor, you can file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. There is no difference between the business and the owner in case of a sole proprietor. Our Roseville office bankruptcy attorneys have over the years assisted business owners file for bankruptcy.
Thomas Hogan Law Office Roseville Reviews
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“Due to the number of companies and creditors involved, my bankruptcy case needed a lawyer who had professionalism and patience. Good thing the Thomas Hogan Law office was there to assist.“
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I was in a difficult situation and needed a reputable and trustworthy lawyer to represent me in court against a government agency. I am glad I made an appointment to meet Tom Hogan in his office. The entire office staff is very courteous and professional. Tom Hogan is very likeable, he has a good sense of humor, and my anxiety went away after talking to him for a few minutes. He listened intently on what I had to say and gathered information by asking me several questions pertaining to my case. He has great attention to details. I was able to understand better my predicament after he explained the situation I am in so I decided on day 1 that he is the lawyer I am looking for. He showed up on all my court dates and stood for me against seemingly insurmountable odds. For those who are summoned to appear in court by the government, I guess you can relate… you are in between a hard place and a rock. His arguments turned around the case in my favor. The last court appearance went like a blur and I was still in disbelief as we are walking out of the court house. I asked him, what is going on? He responded ” We won. They are not going to bother you anymore.”Joe Stockton
Mr. Hogan took a personal interest in helping me with my legal issue. It was refreshing to find a lawyer that did not treat you like a number. He asked all the necessary questions so that he could properly represent me. He obviously has a lot of experience and it showed in how he handled my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hogan to any of my friends for legal assistance.Al M. Modesto
When I decided to get married he established my pre-nup. Since I had no idea how or what to put into it he was able to advise me on thing I would have never thought about. then 8 years later I needed a legal separation. Since the pre-nup was very detailed it made the legal separation quick and easy. Tom is very knowledgeable and is very understanding. I appreciate that he is tough when he needs to be but at the same time sensitive to the situation. He won’t just tell you what you want to hear but is honest and tell you how the law looks at things. I recommend Tom to anyone that needs a lawyer!Jeri E. Modesto
Mr. Hogan and his staff were a pleasure to work with. I consulted with them regarding a potential IRS tax issue. They answered all my questions gave me invaluable advise. I am sleeping much better at night since my stress has been diminished. Thank you Mr. Hogan.Evelyn M. Modesto
If you need an attorney with a keen understanding of financial matters, look no further than Tom Hogan. Mr. Hogan deserves the gold star for his accomplishments as an attorney and CPA. I never expected to ever find an attorney as competent, caring and driven as Mr. Hogan. As soon as Tom took on my case, he was determined to help me. He immediately plowed through the reams of documents pertaining to my case, financial and legal, and honed in on the critical pieces.Roberta C. Modesto
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