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 to Know Before Missing a Mortgage Payment

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Owning a home doesn’t protect you against losing your job, incurring unexpected repair or medical bills, or experiencing other forms of financial hardship. Missing a mortgage payment may seem quite devastating on top of your difficulties. However, the consequences aren’t always immediate, at least compared to not paying other bills. Having food on the table […]

How to Build a New Business After Bankruptcy

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There are always challenges with starting and building a business. It can be even more difficult to do so after filing for bankruptcy, especially when you need a loan to start your company. The bankruptcy court can be hesitant to grant permission if you need to take on more debt. In most cases, it’s unlikely […]

The Benefits of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy can help you get out of debt and stay in business. Opening a business comes with many risks. Taking on debt can help grow your company, but financial troubles may arise for many reasons, even economic factors outside your control. If you choose to continue doing business and want to more affordably […]

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 […]