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Stopping a Wage Garnishment by Filing Bankruptcy in San Jose

Every individual who files personal bankruptcy, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, gets immediate protection from the collection efforts of his creditors. This immediate protection is the Automatic Stay provided in section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code, which prevents, for so long as it remains in effect, the garnishing of the bankruptcy debtor’s wages (except […]

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Finally Found a Job? Now May Be The Best Time to File Bankruptcy

As the recession has worn on, prolonged economic hardship has sometimes led people to feel that even bankruptcy will not offer much immediate relief. In the last year, I’ve met with an increasing number of folks considering filing bankruptcy in San Jose, who decide to put off filing despite their eligibility for Chapter 7 bankruptcy […]

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If I File Bankruptcy in the Bay Area Can My Employer Do Anything to Me?

When prospective clients come to me seeking bankruptcy advice in San Jose, they are often concerned that if they file bankruptcy, their employer might find out about their bankruptcy filing and that this might adversely affect their employment. This is a very real concern on the part of many folks considering filing bankruptcy in the […]

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