Affordable Ways to Catch up on Your Mortgage

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There are many reasons homeowners fall behind on their mortgage payments. A job loss, decline in income, change in marital status, or medical emergency can strain your finances to the brink. Catching up on your mortgage loan may seem impossible, but it isn’t. Here are some affordable ways you can avoid the consequences of foreclosure. […]

Why Choose OakTree Law

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There comes a time in every law firm’s lifespan where we have to shamelessly promote ourselves and toot our own horn. This would be that time. There are a million reasons why we believe that OakTree Law is at the top of our class, but allow us to outline those reasons here. Life is full […]

What Can and Cannot Be Repossessed by Creditors

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Repossession is when a creditor gains control of property used as collateral for a loan that’s in default. A creditor reserves the right to take away something you own if you violate the terms of the agreement. However, there are rules they must follow. If you’ve failed to make monthly payments, and/or are in default, […]

Is Loan Modification A Good Idea?

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A loan modification can help if you’re behind on paying a loan, such as a mortgage. Defaulting on a secured loan can result in the loss of your home, car, or other valuable possession. Although refinancing a loan is one possibility that can avoid, for example, foreclosure, it may also be possible to modify your […]

Top Causes of Business Debt

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Small businesses acquire debt for various reasons. If the debt is too much to resolve, the business isn’t profitable, or demand for its products and services declines, it may be forced into bankruptcy. Outside forces can lead to increased business debt as well. When your company faces a large amount of debt, options may include […]

Student Loans and Bankruptcy

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Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt across the nation. Many are finding it difficult to pay back their student loans. Filing bankruptcy is a complex legal process and, despite the misconceptions, it is possible to discharge student loans. However, the legal requirements are complex and often discouraging. You should, therefore, hire a Los […]

How Do I Know I Can File for Bankruptcy?

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Bankruptcy is a financial option available to anyone. If you’ve tried to pay your bills, but still have too much debt, it can help improve your situation over time. You might consider speaking with a Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney for several reasons. Perhaps you’ve lost your job, are getting a divorce, or have high medical […]

Small Business Debt

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Owning a small business may be your dream, but starting one often requires borrowing money. Taking on the right amount of debt can be beneficial. However, this depends on timing. Too much debt is one reason half of small businesses fail in their first five years. There are many ways to deal with small business […]

Can Any and All Debts Be Dischargeable in a Bankruptcy Case?

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When debts are discharged in a bankruptcy case, the debtor is freed of any legal obligation to pay them. Creditors can no longer take any collection action, communicate with the debtor, or pursue legal action. Your Los Angeles bankruptcy attorney will inform you of which debts are dischargeable. Whether your debt is dischargeable depends on […]