How Long Does A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Take in Thousand Oaks?

Asset Protection, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Procedure, Pre-Bankruptcy Planning

My clients often ask: how long does a Chapter 7 bankruptcy take? The short answer: it depends. It depends on how quickly the client organizes their information and documents; it depends on whether it makes sense to postpone filing to protect some assets that would be otherwise taken; and it depends on the Bankruptcy Trustee. I rarely have a bankruptcy take less than 4 months or longer than 8 months. The average is 5-6 months. Read more »

Getting Rid of Tax Debt with Bankruptcy Can Take Time – Lots of It

Bankruptcy Procedure, Pre-Bankruptcy Planning, Tax Collection Issues, Taxes

Clients often arrive in my office, panicking, with big problems such as unpaid student loans, huge tax or business debts, and creditors filing liens. They want their problems to go away immediately – rightly so because the stress is terrible.  But, for many clients, the only effective strategy is one that will take time.  Often lots of it. Read more »