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Bankruptcy Basics: Everything You Should Know About Bankruptcy A complete Video Library dedicated to answering the toughest bankruptcy questions. “Bankruptcy Basics: Everything You Should now About Bankruptcy.” Bankruptcy can be confusing at times and getting straight answers can be even
tougher. As a Board Certified Bankruptcy Attorney, David Lozano know’s this. Here at The Law Offices of David Lozano we take extra care to make sure that you have the answers you need! ... Read more
Are you facing foreclosure? Are you facing foreclosure? It can be terrifying to get sued during a foreclosure. People can feel absolutely helpless when they’ve been sued for something that they know they owe money for. We get it. Don’t just ignore the problem and do nothing! There is something you can do! It is a mistake to ignore your mail because you’re afraid there is nothing you can do. You... Read more
Eliminate Credit Card Debt Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Can Eliminate Credit Card Debt Dealing with credit card debt is often one of the most vexing problems facing consumers today. If you find yourself in the situation of ever-increasing debt and are unable to make minimum monthly payments, late charges and are facing ridiculous interest rates on credit card debt, you should consider personal bankruptcy options. Either Chapter 7 Personal Bankruptcy... Read more
Job Loss Help? Unemployment? Job Loss Help Coping with Job Loss Coping with job loss is one of the most difficult things a person can face. And, nowadays, it seems like more and more people are forced to make tough choices because of lay-offs. Losing a job puts the same pressures on anyone. Regardless of how much you made, your savings or preparations taken, lay-offs can be devastating. First... Read more
Bankruptcy and Medical Bills Bankruptcy and Medical Bills Filing for bankruptcy due to overwhelming medical bills happens quite often. In fact, medical bills are one on the primary reasons that people file bankruptcy. If you or a loved one have ever been hospitalized or suffered from a long term illness, you probably are aware of the high costs of healthcare. If you don’t have medical insurance or are underinsured,... Read more
Help With Past Due Taxes Help With Past Due Taxes Taxes and Bankruptcy: The Nuts and Bolts You’re worried about not paying some money that you owe the IRS! Well! Why shouldn’t you be worried? Back taxes owed is nothing to ignore! What’s that you say? You don’t have the money and you can’t raise it! If you owe State, Federal, or local taxes and you are also behind in... Read more
Help with Loan Modification Problems Help with Loan Modification Problems Let me guess. You can’t get a hold of anyone from the mortgage company to talk to… You can’t get a hold of the same person you spoke with… They lost your documents … They want you to resend your documents… They have agreed to lower your payments for a “trial period” of three months… Three months pass and no... Read more
We Can Help With Lawsuits and Judgments We Can Help With Lawsuits and Judgments Stop ignoring lawsuits! Call for a free consultation today. Help with Lawsuits It can be terrifying to get sued. People can feel absolutely helpless when they’ve been sued for something that they know they owe money for. We get it. Don’t just ignore the problem and do nothing! There is something you can do! It is a... Read more
Avoiding Loss of Wages to Creditors
Yes You Can Stop Loss of Wages to Creditors! If you depend on your regular salary or wages to meet crucial ongoing expenses like mortgage payments, rent, grocery bills and more, and if you have unpaid credit card debts or other debts that you cannot catch up with, you may be in danger of wage garnishment. At the Law Offices of David Lozano, our experienced California bankruptcy... Read more
Corporate Bankruptcy Attorneys and Lawyers Corporate bankruptcy is a legal process whereby the business entity declares that it is unable to meet its obligations, and is seeking protection from legal action by its creditors. In the US, there are two options for businesses under the bankruptcy act; chapter 7 and chapter 11. Any business, from a sole proprietorship to a corporation, can file under either of these two chapters. Corporate... Read more
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 is a reorganization bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a “reorganization” bankruptcy. Although it can be used in a variety of different ways to solve your debt problems, it is primarily used when someone has fallen behind with their mortgage payments and they are trying to “catch up”and become current again. For example, a homeowner’s regular monthly mortgage payment is $2,000 a month. They... Read more
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 is the classic bankruptcy. When people talk about wiping out their debts, they are speaking about Chapter 7. Chapter 7 wipes out all types of consumer and business debts, such as credit card and medical debts, judgments from lawsuits and remaining balances from repossessions and foreclosures, landlord/tenant contracts, commercial leases and debts from all types of various financial obligations. It wipes out everything.... Read more
Bankruptcy is All We Do
We are a law firm comprised of Chief Bankruptcy Attorney David Lozano and five bankruptcy attorneys of counsel with twelve support staff. We represent exclusively debtors in Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies. We have 3 bankruptcy offices in Southern California to serve you located in West Covina, Ontario, and Lancaster. We practice bankruptcy law before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for both the Eastern and Central districts of California. We have helped over 20,000 families get free from the burden of debt since 1997. Our goal is to provide the absolutely best quality service possible to people burdened with debt.
Our Goals Are Your Goals.
Our goal is to help you and your family get free from the burden of debt. Our goal is to help you lower your monthly payments enough for you to live on what you earn. Our goal is to help you get rid of the stress caused by too many bills. Our goal is to help you and your family get back on your feet. Our goal is to try to put the smile back on your face and the spring back into your step. Our goal is to help you get into a position where you can once again look with hope to the future, sleep peacefully and not worry about bills.
If these are your goals too… We would love to help.
Our Bankruptcy Firm
David Lozano – Board Certified Bankruptcy Attorney Bankruptcy Attorney David Lozano
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Why Choose Us?
We are a local Bankruptcy Attorney Firm All of our staff lives right here in Southern California. We do not and will not ever send your bankruptcy case to another bankruptcy firm. Our Bankruptcy Firm represents California residents.
American Board Of Certification Yes we are certified by the American Board Of Certification. Not all bankruptcy attorneys are certified by the “American Board Of Certification”. This is a huge honor, the only way you can get this honor is by knowing what you are doing. Here at The Law Offices of David Lozano we know bankruptcy. Most importantly we can find a solution to help you. Contact us today and get started today!
Our Bankruptcy Attorney Firm is Local That’s right our Bankruptcy Attorney Firm is local. We have an office close to you. We offer bankruptcy related services to most of Southern California. Please contact us at any or our local bankruptcy attorneys web pages or call us today West Covina, CA– Ontario, CA – Palmdale, CA – Lancaster, CA – Santa Clarita, CA.
Bankruptcy is All We Do – Exclusively We are a law firm comprised of Chief Bankruptcy Attorney David Lozano and five bankruptcy attorneys of counsel with twelve support staff. We represent exclusively debtors in Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies. We have 4 bankruptcy offices in Southern California to serve you located in West Covina, CA – Ontario, CA – Palmdale, CA – Lancaster, CA and our newest Santa Clarita, CA office.
Our Certifications – Certified California Bankruptcy Attorney
West Covina attorney talks about how credit card debt is handled after death
As long as the deceased is the sole person responsible for the credit card, the credit card debt falls on the estate to be paid through assets after going through probate. The remainder of the assets are then distributed according to the deceased’s will or state law if no will was written. If there is a co-signer on the credit card, however, responsibility for the debt falls to the co-signer– in addition to or in place of the estate. Fortunately, a second cardholder who is not a co-signer and merely an authorized user is not liable for the credit card debt. But due to community property laws, a spouse may still be held responsible for debt even if they are not a co-signer on the credit card. Another thing to keep in mind is that not all assets go through probate. As CreditCard.com puts it…
Some items, such as IRAs, 401(k)s, brokerage accounts, and insurance, typically pass to whomever you’ve named as a beneficiary, which is one good reason to keep those designations up to date. In many cases, those assets aren’t considered part of the estate. Since these assets don’t go through probate, the executor can’t use them to pay estate bills. The loss of a loved one is hard enough without having to worry about debt. Make sure your loved ones finances and will are in order. Contact me or visit our West Covina office for a free consultation! David Lozano is dedicated to making things as easy as possible for you and your loved ones! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Photo credit Posted in Credit Card Debt, West Covina Bankruptcy Attorney | Tagged credit card debt, west covina california bankruptcy lawyer
What should you do if your small business starts to accumulate debt? (West Covina attorney David Lozano offers professional advice to small business owners!) I talked a little bit about small business bankruptcy in a previous blog–Bankruptcy for the small business owner. Today I want to stress the importance of seeking professional guidance as soon as financial difficulties arise. Small businesses often struggle to compete with corporate businesses or other small businesses in the same region. When your business starts to show signs of falling behind, contacting a professional adviser may stave off future debt and bankruptcy.
A business runs on the incoming revenue from its clients and customers. If several clients happen to be slow on making payments within the same time frame, it can be devastating, especially for a small business. Also with the high prices of many commodities and supplies that businesses use, the struggle to make a profit can be daunting from quarter to quarter! At the first sign of trouble, it is a good idea to seek professional advice about how to proceed. And if your business is going through a period of slow sales and is struggling with debt, Chapter 11 business bankruptcy may be the solution! Restructuring the business’s financial affairs and payment schedule can give you just the break you need to catch your breath and get your business back on track! Contact me or visit our West Covina location for a free consultation. David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Photo credit Posted in Business Bankruptcy, Corporate Bankruptcy, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Firms, West Covina Bankruptcy Attorney| Tagged California Bankruptcy Law, Small Business Bankruptcy
Southern California bankruptcy attorney relates the story of the character played by Ben Affleck in the film, The Company Men, to average men and women facing the loss of a job
Ben Affleck, a native of our own California, recently starred in The Company Men, alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, and Kevin Costner. The film tells the stories of three men named Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck), Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones), and Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) who are businessmen at the GTX Corporation but lose their jobs due to corporate downsizing. The drama is meant to reflect the economical state the US was going through in the late 2000s. In the film, Bobby Walker discovers the hardships of losing his six-figure job. Walker’s golf club membership is canceled, and he is forced to sell his house–located in the beautiful suburbs– and his new Porsche. Unable to find work anywhere else, Walker reluctantly turns to the house building job his brother-in-law, Jack (Kevin Costner), offers him. The film accurately portrays the struggle that many Americans go through when they find themselves unexpectedly unemployed. Walker, fortunately, was able to get back on his feet in the end thanks to help from his family. For people who cannot catch a break as Walker did, bankruptcy attorney David Lozano offers his services! The Law Offices of David Lozano can help you cope with the loss of a job and prevent
foreclosure! Had Walker gone to a bankruptcy lawyer, he may have been able to keep his home and Porsche!Contact me or visit one of our Lancaster, West Covina, or Ontario locations for a free consultation! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Photo credit Posted in Home Foreclosures, Lancaster Bankruptcy Attorney, Los Angeles Bankruptcy, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Firms, Ontario Bankruptcy Attorney, Uncategorized, West Covina Bankruptcy Attorney| Tagged Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, home forclosure, Kevin Costner, lancaster california bankruptcy lawyer, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, ontario california bankruptcy lawyer, The Company Men, Tommy Lee Jones, west covina california bankruptcy lawyer
Lancaster, California, attorney explains how utility shut off is affected by filing bankruptcy! Many times when people are faced with impending debt, they start looking for shortcuts to save money–using coupons and sales to buy groceries and other necessities, making sure to turn off all lights and appliances when they are not being used, or letting a few bills slide in hopes of catching up on the payments later. The first two are great ways of saving money! The last one can often land you in deeper trouble than you were in before!
When you have fallen noticeably behind on your utility bills, utility companies will shut off your utility. Fortunately, there are some requirements that utility services must follow before shutting off your utilities. The power cannot be shut off on days when the utility office is closed, which includes holidays! If there are members of the household whose health is dependent on a power supply, a utility representative must visit the house before the utilities are disconnected. Utilities services must also notify recipients before the utilities can be shut off. I also have good news, courtesy of SignOn San Diego!
In reaction to stories from around the state that people were being cut off because the bad economy had made it difficult for them to pay their bills, the California Public Utilities Commission told utilities they had to take steps to prevent needless cutoffs. In particular, the commission said power companies, including San Diego Gas & Electric, must give people at least three months, and up to a year, to get their bills up to date. But what about people who have already had their utilities shut off and are seeking debt relief? More good news! “The bankruptcy laws require the utility company to restore the service of any utility that was terminated prior to the filing. A bankruptcy filing prevents the utility company from terminating an individual’s service.” That’s right, Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy provide debt relief and can restore your utilities! You simply need to pay a security deposit within 20 days of filing to ensure your
utilities stay on. Contact me or visit our Lancaster officefor a free consultation! Bankruptcy attorney David Lozano is dedicated to keeping you debt free and powered up! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Photo credit Posted in California Bankruptcy Law, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, Lancaster Bankruptcy Attorney, Personal Bankruptcy| Tagged California, California Bankruptcy Law, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, lancaster california bankruptcy lawyer, personal bankruptcy
The lesser known downside of foreclosure (Ontario attorney David Lozano is looking out for you and your neighbors!) As a bankruptcy attorney I advocate preventing foreclosure to individuals who would like to keep their home despite the financial trouble they are going through, as I expressed in a few of my previous blogs–Do you have questions about foreclosure and how to prevent it?, Do you want to avoid foreclosure in Southern California?, and Want to keep your home, car, and personal possessions despite your debt? Apart from losing your home and having to find a new place to live, foreclosure has another downside.
Boarded-up windows and a yard that has fallen into disrepair doesn’t make for a pretty sight on a tour of the neighborhood. Oftentimes the property value of the houses surrounding the foreclosed house suffer due to the state of the neglected house. That’s not all though! Foreclosed houses might not draw people in the market for a house, but they do draw some attention–from criminals! According to Foreclosure Link To Abandoned Houses And Crime, California ranks second in the national foreclosure rate at a ratio of 1:88. No one wants to see crime in their neighborhood! In order to avoid an increase in crime and prevent foreclosure, contact me or visit our Ontario officefor a free consultation! Together we can find a way for you to keep your house and get a fresh start! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Photo credit Posted in Home Foreclosures, Ontario Bankruptcy Attorney | Tagged ontario california bankruptcy lawyer, prevent foreclosure
Wondering what to do about the home when going through divorce and bankruptcy? (Los Angeles attorney David Lozano offers his help to divorced couples!)
Not too long ago I wrote about how divorce is one of the three leading causes of bankruptcy– along with medical bills and the loss of a job–in Wondering what you should do when dealing with divorce as well as bankruptcy? (Los Angeles attorney David Lozano offers his advice!) And earlier in the year I wrote a blog entitled, Does filing bankruptcy lead to divorce? Today I’d like to discuss situations that may arise when going through divorce and bankruptcy.
Married couples who are considering or have already gotten a divorce sometimes find themselves in a fix when it comes to what to do about the home. Oftentimes neither spouse can afford to keep the house or apartment on their own. In cases like this, couples may end up living together out of necessity, staying at opposite corners of the house or on separate floors as much as possible. Couples will even try to avoid filing bankruptcy by putting their home up for sale, hoping to make enough money to pay off the mortgage, so that they can buy new homes. Many times the couple is forced to dramatically lower the price of the home to avoid foreclosure, even settling for a price far below the retail value. In a situation like this, I urge couples to contact me or visit one of our Lancaster, Ontario, or West Covina office locations for a free consultation! With the help of a bankruptcy attorney, the couple may have better luck getting the house sold at a fair price or keeping the house, if they so desire! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Photo credit Posted in Home Foreclosures, Lancaster Bankruptcy Attorney, Los Angeles Bankruptcy, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Firms, Ontario Bankruptcy Attorney, Personal Bankruptcy, West Covina Bankruptcy Attorney| Tagged Bankruptcy and Divorce, lancaster california bankruptcy lawyer, personal bankruptcy, prevent foreclosure, west covina california bankruptcy lawyer
Wondering what a creditors meeting is? (Lancaster attorney David Lozano is here to answer all your bankruptcy questions!) Filing bankruptcy is just the first step in the bankruptcy process. There is also a 341 meeting–or creditors meeting, which usually takes place 20 to 40 days after you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. At this meeting, you and your attorney discuss your financial situation with the bankruptcy trustee assigned to your case. You are asked questions under oath about your income, assets, and debt to verify the legitimacy of your bankruptcy claim. A 341 meeting must be held to give creditors a chance to dispute your bankruptcy claim. While you, the client, are required to be at this meeting, attendance is optional for creditors. At the meeting, creditors may request that a specific debt not be discharged if they feel you have the funds to pay the debt. In the majority of cases, however, creditors choose not to attend. I like to assure my clients that a 341 meeting is just part of the standard procedure when filing bankruptcy. The purpose of the meeting is simply to get you, your attorney, trustee, and
creditors on the same page. It is not an inquisition and as your bankruptcy attorney, I will be there to assist you in answering questions and guiding the proceedings when necessary. Contact me for a free consultation or stop in at our Lancaster office. It is my goal to make your bankruptcy experience as stress-free as possible! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Posted in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Lancaster Bankruptcy Attorney, Personal Bankruptcy
A happy case of life after bankruptcy! (Los Angeles attorney David Lozano shares the story!)
A while back there was an article in a Sapurstein & Associates newsletter about a tax ruling concerning the tax deduction for a mortgage that centered around a couple and their son. After filing for bankruptcy some months prior, the couple was looking to take out a mortgage but didn’t qualify due to their credit. Since the couple was still rebuilding their credit score, their son took out the mortgage using his credit score. Everything went smoothly, but when tax time rolled around the question became who should receive the tax deduction for the mortgage? Although the mortgage was under the son’s name, his parents were the ones actually living in the house, making the mortgage payments, and maintaining the house. The tax court finally ruled that the parents were the equitable owners and gave them the tax deduction. I am always happy to see things work out for people who have gone through bankruptcy. It is stories like this one that reinforce what I tell my clients everyday–bankruptcy is a new beginning! Although there may be a few stumbling blocks along the way, small setback can be overcome! Contact me for a free consultation and get started on your own new beginning! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Photo credit Posted in Los Angeles Bankruptcy, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Firms, Personal Bankruptcy
Will everyone know when you file bankruptcy? (Ontario attorney David Lozano wishes to put your mind at ease!) A big concern I hear from my clients when they come in for a free consultation is who will know that they have filed bankruptcy. Truthfully, there are only a limited number of people who may be notified when you file bankruptcy. Creditors will be made aware of the fact that you have filed bankruptcy. This is a standard procedure that gives creditors the opportunity to dispute the claim. Employers may also be notified
depending on the circumstances of your bankruptcy case. Members of your household, for instance a spouse, will be notified even if their finances are separate from yours. Public records are kept by the Federal Court that require specific information about the bankruptcy case in order to gain access to the records. Less people than you think will be notified when you file bankruptcy. This means that unless you share the information with your friends or other family members, they will be none the wiser! Drop by our Ontario location for a free consultation! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Posted in bankruptcy myths, Ontario Bankruptcy Attorney | Tagged Bankruptcy Myths, filing bankruptcy, ontario california bankruptcy lawyer, personal bankruptcy
Wondering what you should do when dealing with divorce as well as bankruptcy? (Los Angeles attorney David Lozano offers his advice!) Along with the loss of a job and medical bills, divorce is one of the most common contributing factors that lead to bankruptcy. Divorce settlements don’t always leave one or both parties with enough to sustain themselves. Many times people are left without a house or car and are sometimes required to pay for child support or alimony. When it comes to filing bankruptcy due to divorce, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Only existing debt that has been incurred prior to filing is affected by the bankruptcy claim. So if the divorce hasn’t been finalized, you will be held responsible for all expenses that come up after filing bankruptcy. Another fact to be aware of is that some payments will not be eliminated by filing bankruptcy, such as child support or alimony. On the flip side, if you are receiving child support or alimony, that money is typically exempt from the bankruptcy process! Bankruptcy is difficult enough without having to worry about divorce litigations on top of that. Should this happen, however, you can rest assured that David Lozano will get you through the bankruptcy process as smoothly as possible! Contact mefor a free consultation! David Lozano, Attorney at Law Contact me today for a free consultation 800-974-5680/Se habla español Posted in Credit Card Debt, Lancaster Bankruptcy Attorney, Los Angeles Bankruptcy, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, Ontario Bankruptcy Attorney, Personal Bankruptcy, West Covina Bankruptcy Attorney| Tagged Bankruptcy and Divorce
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A complete Video Library dedicated to answering the toughest bankruptcy questions. “Bankruptcy Basics: Everything You Should now About Bankr...
Published on Apr 1, 2018
A complete Video Library dedicated to answering the toughest bankruptcy questions. “Bankruptcy Basics: Everything You Should now About Bankr...