Initial Consultation- General Information

The first step in the bankruptcy process is a free consultation with attorney Karen Ware.

You can complete the consultation by phone or in our office.

The initial consultation covers the following:  
  • An overview of the bankruptcy process (both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13)
  • An explanation of our office’s Representation Agreement and flat fee billing (including a written Estimate of Fees)
  • An explanation of your next steps if you decide to file bankruptcy.
We have also listed below some FAQs about bankruptcy initial consultations.
We look forward to meeting you.

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HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN INITIAL CONSULTATION?

When you are ready to schedule your free consultation, please call (805) 284-0760 (Ventura) or (818) 284-4537 (Woodland Hills) or book using our online scheduling app (linked below.)

CAN I BOOK, CANCEL, AND RESCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT ONLINE?

Yes. Use these links to do so:

Schedule an OFFICE consultation in Ventura

Schedule an OFFICE consultation in Woodland Hills

Schedule a PHONE consultation

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION?

The initial consultation is free of charge.

HOW LONG IS THE INITIAL CONSULTATION?

The initial consultation lasts approximately 60 minutes.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?

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LOCATIONS

WOODLAND HILLS

5850 Canoga Avenue
Fourth Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
FREE PARKING
(818) 284-4537

Phone hours:
Monday - Saturday, 8:00am - 6:00 pm

Office hours (by appointment):
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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VENTURA

1500 Palma Drive
Second Floor
Ventura, CA 93003
FREE PARKING
(805) 284-0760

Phone hours:
Monday - Saturday, 8:00am - 6:00 pm

Office hours (by appointment):
Monday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

SERVICE AREAS
Bankruptcy Lawyer Karen Ware serves the following areas: Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Burbank, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California and surrounding areas.

11 U.S.C. 528(A)(4)

"We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code." This statement is required by 11 U.S.C. Section 528(a)(4). But, it does not state the full range of services our firm offers.