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Bankruptcy Legal Services in Chula Vista, CA

Begin Your Journey Towards Financial Freedom

Piggy bank in suitcaseAre you considering bankruptcy? At Denton Law Group, we can provide the astute legal counsel you need to accurately analyze your financial difficulties and decipher what manner of debt relief would be ideal for you.

For over 30 years, our experienced bankruptcy attorney in Chula Vista has been helping clients end their debt crises and achieve new financial beginnings.

  • We offer free consultations
  • We are dedicated advocates
  • We are a BBB Accredited Business
  • We have 30+ years of experience
  • We go the extra mile for our clients
  • We can help you achieve maximum debt relief
  • We can build long-term debt solutions for you

Call us today at (619) 458-3739 or contact us online to start your journey with a free case evaluation!

Benefits of Declaring Bankruptcy

If you are contemplating bankruptcy, you are not alone – especially in California! Our state leads the nation in yearly bankruptcy filings.

The bankruptcy code is a federal law designed to protect debtors who wish to proactively resolve their financial obligations. Whatever situation led to your debt crisis, bankruptcy can provide the legal protection you need to regain your financial stability.

The many benefits of bankruptcy include:

  • Provide the means to rebuild your credit
  • Instantly stopping credit harassment and wage garnishments
  • Prevent foreclosure of your home or repossession of your car
  • Eliminate unsecured debts (credit card debt, medical bills, court judgments)

Discharge Your Debt with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Also known as liquidation bankruptcy, Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows individuals to discharge most, if not all, of their unsecured debt and begin again with a clean financial slate.

There is no repayment plan, but there are strict guidelines on who may qualify. As one of the more expedient forms of debt relief, it is a common choice for individuals wishing to start rebuilding their credit as soon as possible.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help to eliminate the following kinds of debt:

  • Utility bills
  • Medical bills
  • Payday loans
  • Some tax debt
  • Mortgage debt
  • Personal loans
  • Credit card debts
  • Car and boat loans

Consolidate Your Debt with Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If you do not qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be a beneficial alternative. Unlike a liquidation bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to keep all of your property and reorganizes your debt into a manageable repayment plan.

This can include:

  • Student loans
  • Child support payments
  • Tax obligations

Some debts may even be dismissed altogether.

After a careful analysis of your current debt, expenses, and income, a repayment plan is approved by the court, enabling you to make reasonable monthly payments to pay off the balance. This process is overseen by a court-appointed trustee and usually takes three to five years to complete.

Filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy has certain advantages, including:

  • Allowing you to catch up on missed mortgage payments
  • Eliminating unsecured second mortgages or liens on your home
  • Providing you the ability to reduce your car loan and pay it off at a fair market value
  • Clearing off your credit report in 7 years (chapter 7 stays on your report for 10 years)

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection for Business Debtors

Character chained to "Debt"Depending on the complexity of your process, you may be able to emerge from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy within a few months.

Although a common form of debt relief for corporations and small businesses, individuals may also file under this statute if they meet certain standards.

A small business owner wishing to continue operating during and after the bankruptcy process may elect to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Similar to Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a repayment plan is presented to the court by the debtor. Creditors will have a say in determining if the plan will be approved.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizes your financial obligations through the renegotiation of interest rates, elimination of liens so you can freely sell a property and the cancellation of contracts that are no longer beneficial.

Discuss Your Bankruptcy Options for Free!

At Denton Law Group, we don't believe in rushing our clients through a life-altering process such as bankruptcy. Our supportive Chula Vista bankruptcy lawyer is dedicated to educating our clients on their debt settlement options and diligently addressing their unique needs and concerns.

Get the financial solutions you seek, and get started on your new life. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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