If You Have Investment Properties, Which Chapter Should You File?

2020-02-03T13:37:34+00:00April 21st, 2015|

At the Law Office of Christopher P. Walker, P.C., we work with many clients in the Anaheim area who have investment properties. Investment properties can bring in a substantial amount of supplemental income, so naturally many people who are considering bankruptcy [...]

Three Common Myths About Bankruptcy

2020-02-03T14:12:36+00:00November 13th, 2014|

When it comes to filing bankruptcy in California or elsewhere in the U.S., myths and misunderstandings abound. Perhaps you grew up thinking of bankruptcy in a certain light. Perhaps a friend of a friend filed for debt relief and you [...]

Bankruptcy Can Help You Out Of Serious Medical Debt

2020-02-03T13:14:07+00:00October 23rd, 2014|

Although we have some of the most advanced medicine available to us, the cost for care has exponentially increased over the past few decades. It has risen to a point in which many families have trouble paying the bill. Yet, [...]

Department Of Education Acts On Student Loan Issues

2020-02-03T14:15:16+00:00September 15th, 2014|

We have previously written about the unique challenges that people tend to face when they are overwhelmed by student loan debt. Unlike credit card debt, auto loan debt and even medical debt, student loan debt is not generally dischargeable in bankruptcy. [...]

Struggling With Emotions Associated With Your Bankruptcy?

2020-02-03T14:26:33+00:00September 2nd, 2014|

We frequently write about the various logistical challenges that individuals may face when their debts have become to unwieldy to manage. However, logistical and legal challenges are not the only hurdles that individuals must clear on their way back to [...]

Beware Debt Settlement Companies Targeting Student Debt

2020-02-03T14:19:19+00:00August 4th, 2014|

We have previously written about the fact that overwhelming student debt can be particularly tricky to navigate. This kind of debt cannot generally be discharged in bankruptcy save for the most desperate of situations. In addition, while some student debt can be [...]

Fair Debt Collection Practices: The Basics

2020-02-03T14:30:22+00:00July 24th, 2014|

If you are in debt and have missed one or more payments, you may have begun to receive calls, letters and/or emails from your creditors. If you are several payments behind, you may be receiving communications from debt collectors and [...]

Unethical Debt Collectors May Be Targeting Military Personnel

2020-02-03T13:15:40+00:00May 9th, 2014|

It seems that aggressive, unethical and deceptive tactics are being employed quite regularly by creditors in regards to military personnel who find themselves in debt. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), veterans, active military personnel and military families [...]

Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increasing In Orange County

2020-02-03T14:03:08+00:00April 25th, 2014|

By Christopher P. Walker The Judicial Conference has approved a fee increase effective June 1, 2014. The fees for filing a chapter 7 case will increase from $306.00 to $335.00. The fees for filing a chapter 13 case will increase from $281.00 to $310.00 This [...]