Please note that the California exemption statutes below are as of August 2017. They do change periodically so please consult with a bankruptcy professional (such as me), or go online to the bankruptcy court website prior to relying on any numbers in case they’ve changed. When you file bankruptcy, the laws in California allow you to protect or “exempt” certain assets up to certain amounts. Keep in mind that if you’re not able to protect certain assets using applicable laws, … Continued
Recently I have been meeting more and more clients who have come to me to resolve their automobile accident claim after they have already tried doing it on their own. In every case, they had gone into it thinking “why pay a lawyer for something I can do on my own?” In every case, they had done things to materially damage their case, and ultimately their settlements. For those that had already settled their cases but decided to consult … Continued
Do I File for Bankruptcy or Divorce First? Are you ready to file for bankruptcy? Is a divorce filing also looming on the horizon? Getting this right all comes down to timing. This critical factor will play a role in whether you file bankruptcy or divorce first. Please continue reading to find out if you should file for divorce before or after a bankruptcy filing. Divorce and Bankruptcy: How Do They Affect One Another? Generally speaking, going through the bankruptcy … Continued
Let me start by saying the following is not written as legal advice, whatsoever. I write this as a casual observer who has witnessed many landlords suffer over the years due to their own kindness and naivety. I write this to hopefully help landlords who are new to the game, figure out how to properly screen tenants so they don’t find themselves in a world of trouble by letting the wrong person into their property. For those of you that … Continued
Do you want to know what makes Los Angeles the coolest city in North America? Nothing is ever your fault. Or anyone else’s fault, for that matter. Did you drive drunk and go the wrong direction down a one way street, only to hit someone? It’s their fault for not having seen you first and moving out of the way. Did you crash into someone because you were you too busy texting your friend to pay attention to the road? … Continued
I often have clients that come through our office asking about the option of debt settlement or debt consolidation to avoid filing a bankruptcy. While the intent is noble, there can be many pitfalls that you are not aware of when trying to either negotiate down your debt, or alternatively, contract with a debt consolidation company to remedy your debt. Let me cut right to the chase in discussing the potential problems with each of these “solutions”. Debt Settlement … Continued
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In California, there is much debate about how motorcycles can legally “lane-split” meaning they can ride between two lanes of traffic. For those that drive Los Angeles freeways, we all know the issues that presents when we’re driving in bumper to bumper traffic and a motorcycle goes whizzing by us from out of nowhere while we’re at a dead stop. It is startling. The follow video was recently released where a motorcyclist who was driving at a high rate of … Continued
What a great night! I was honored to be given the William J. Lasarow Award for my pro-bono work with the Neighborhood Legal Services Los Angeles County. During a splendid reception at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles, a number of pro-bono attorneys were honored for our work in helping the community and those less fortunate who could not afford an attorney. Thank you NLSLA and the US Bankruptcy Court.
I need to tell you this because so many people think that if something is not in writing, when an agreement is breached, then it’s not enforceable. Incorrect! If someone makes a promise to you, even if it’s verbal, There are limitations to this, of course. But if someone makes a promise to you, and you act on that promise, don’t think you’re screwed just because you didn’t get it in writing.