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Why file Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Why file Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee does not sell your property and assets to repay your creditors. Rather, you use a portion of your income to pay some or all of what you owe to your creditors over time. The following are reasons to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy: In...

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must fully disclose your property, debts, and financial activities over the past several years. Approximately three months later you receive a discharge (cancellation) of most types of debts and you will emerge with all or most of the...

How to apply for a U Visa?

How to apply for a U Visa?

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 authorized a new visa for immigrant victims of serious crimes, called the “U” visa. The legislation was a response to rising public safety concerns, with the idea that foreign nationals living in the U.S....

How to apply for VAWA?

How to apply for VAWA?

Congress first passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994. This expansive federal law and its subsequent reauthorizations and amendments contain provisions to allow spouses and children abused by their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or...

How to fight a DUI in California?

How to fight a DUI in California?

If you are facing a DUI charge in California, you are confronted with very serious consequences. For example, there is a possibility of losing your driving privileges, imprisonment, having to pay a large fine and having to comply with court restrictions. To avoid...

New DACA Policy Changes

New DACA Policy Changes

On November 14, 2020 Judge Nicholas George Garaufis of the U.S. District for the Eastern District of New York issued an opinion regarding the July 28th, 2020 memorandum signed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf. On December 4, 2020 Judge Garaufis required the Department...