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According to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, there were a total of 6,293 bankruptcy filings in 2020, including all Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 filings. If your financial situation has changed dramatically, bankruptcy may be the right option for you.

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When a person is in crippling debt, they may be experiencing a deep fear, worried that there is nowhere to turn. In 2019, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 774,940 people filed for bankruptcy. There is a certain stigma attached to filing for bankruptcy, but truthfully, bankruptcy can happen even to those who are ...

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the physical, emotional, and financial health of countless individuals across the country. Many were laid off while others were furloughed or forced to take salary reductions. It’s been a challenging time that has put many people in difficult financial situations.

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Probate proceedings can take months — oftentimes longer than a year — and can be costly and emotionally draining for the family and loved ones left behind to deal with probate proceedings. However, probate can be avoided altogether with proper estate planning.

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When experiencing financial hardship or overwhelmed with debts, filing for bankruptcy may be one of the more promising options to remedy your financial situation and obtain debt relief. If you're thinking about filing for bankruptcy or if you are worried about what life post-bankruptcy looks like, consulting with an experienced California bankruptcy attorney is important for proper guidance.

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The American Bankruptcy Institute reported that there were 51,146 bankruptcy filings in California in 2020. Couples going through financial hardship in California have the option of filing for bankruptcy together or individually.

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According to the most recent statistics, the probate process can easily cost between 3% and 7% or more of the total value of an estate. If you consider attorney fees, executor's commission, and accountant fees, the overall estate administration expenses may eventually cost more.

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According to recent statistics, more than 30,000 individuals file for bankruptcy protection each year in Los Angeles County and Orange County combined. Though there has been a slight downward trend in the past few years, no one can be sure of the effect that the pandemic lockdown will have on these statistics when all is said and done.

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Estate planning is one of those tasks we tend to put off. In fact, only 32% of adults have a will. At The Orantes Law Firm, we help clients in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California, determine what estate planning tools work best for them.

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