Bankruptcy FAQs

Bankruptcy:  Frequently Asked Questions

There tend to be two different categories of bankruptcy FAQs:  (1) questions dealing with general information about the bankruptcy process and (2) questions dealing with specific– but very common– situations that can arise during a bankruptcy.

Below, we have provided links to both (1) general, “big picture” information and (2) some more specific questions that we often see in our client’s cases.

The information below will help you get the most relief possible from a bankruptcy filing. 

You will likely have questions not addressed below. We welcome your questions! Please give us a call to schedule a free consultation or use this link to schedule online.

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Bankruptcy: General FAQ

What Can Bankruptcy (and the Automatic Stay) Do For Me?

Am I a Good Candidate for Bankruptcy?

Am I Eligible to file Chapter 7?

What is the Bankruptcy Means Test? How Does it Work?

Should I File Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

What Happens During a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

What Happens During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

What Can Bankruptcy (and the Automatic Stay) Do For Me?

What is the 341 Meeting of Creditors?

What Questions Will the Trustee Ask at my 341 Meeting of Creditors?

Can I Keep My Car if I File Bankruptcy? 

Can I Keep My Home if I File Bankruptcy?

Can I Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy Exemptions in California: Overview 

California 704 Bankruptcy Exemptions

California 703 Bankruptcy Exemptions 

Bankruptcy: More Specific FAQs 

Can I Wipe Out Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy? Can I Use Bankruptcy to Reinstate My Driver’s License?

Can I Use Bankruptcy to Rebuild My Credit?

Divorce and Bankruptcy: Which Should I File First?

My wages are being garnished and my bank accounts levied. Can bankruptcy help? Can I get my money back?

I paid a debt settlement company before I filed bankruptcy. They didn’t help me. Can I get that money back?

Considering Bankruptcy? Pitfalls to Avoid (Part 1)

Considering Bankruptcy? Pitfalls to Avoid (Part 2) 

Can Bankruptcy Reduce or Eliminate my Student Loan Payments? 



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