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2013 Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Form

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - March 20, 2013 - Uncategorized
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I can’t believe that it has been a couple years since I posted my first Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition. The Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition has been revised, improved and updated for 2013. I continue to see Pro Se Debtors huddled around this Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition at the United States Bankruptcy Court […]

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2013 Schedule for the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court Self-Help Desk

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - January 16, 2013 - Uncategorized
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As many of you know, I have volunteered for a number of years at the United States Bankruptcy Court – Central District – San Fernando Valley Division in Woodland Hills at the Bankruptcy “Self-Help Desk.” In 2010, I was honored to receive the William J. Lasarow Award for my pro bono service on behalf of […]

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Don’t Wait For Your Wages to Actually Be Garnished Before Filing Bankruptcy

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - December 26, 2012 - Uncategorized
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The path to filing bankruptcy often includes debtors who are being sued and having their wages garnished. Many debtors get served with a lawsuit to which they don’t respond. You shouldn’t do this by the way. If you don’t respond to a lawsuit within 30 days of personal service, a default judgment may be obtained. […]

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Woodland Hills Foreclosures through April 2011

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - May 26, 2011 - Uncategorized
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I have a bankruptcy law satellite office in Woodland Hills, CA.  It used to be the case that debtors in the Antelope Valley filed bankruptcy in the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court.  This is not the case any longer as residents of the Antelope Valley now file bankruptcy downtown.  Anyway, I thought it would be instructive […]

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Lancaster Foreclosures through April 2011

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - May 26, 2011 - Uncategorized
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Foreclosures in Lancaster, CA in a similar fashion to foreclosures in Palmdale and other areas of the Antelope Valley are trending downward. Lancaster as you might know is the home of my main law office where I specialize in bankruptcy practice even while I have expanded to other areas of the law. Notices of Default […]

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Palmdale Foreclosures through April 2011

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - May 26, 2011 - Uncategorized
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Foreclosures filings in Palmdale, CA including Notices of Default and Notices of Sale are trending downward and hopefully, this will alleviate some of the stress that compels many of my clients to file bankruptcy in Palmdale.  Notice of Default filings were down 30.49% (223 to 155) from the prior month and 38.00% from the prior […]

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Bad Credit, Security Clearance and Bankruptcy at Edwards Airforce Base

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - March 11, 2011 - Uncategorized
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Having bad credit can cause your security clearance to go down. In some cases, this can put you in jeopardy of losing your job. As a bankruptcy attorney, I have represented over 20 individual debtors from Edwards Air force Base to protect the security clearance that is vital to their job and livelihood. According to […]

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Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court in the San Fernando Valley

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - December 18, 2010 - Uncategorized
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The Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court in the San Fernando Valley is divisional office of the United States Bankruptcy Court – Central Division of California.  I also sometimes refer to as the San Fernando Valley Bankruptcy Court. The Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court is located near Warner Center on Burbank Blvd. between Canoga Ave and De Soto Ave. In […]

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Lancaster Branch of the Los Angeles County Law Library

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - September 1, 2010 - Uncategorized
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The Lancaster Regional Library is in partnership with the LA Law Library to offer our community throughout the Antelope Valley access to free legal research. This can be of significant value as you do your own research on any number of legal issues including what we discuss most often around here: filing your bankruptcy. At […]

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2010 Updated Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition Example

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - August 2, 2010 - Uncategorized
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The example of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition which I previously posted has been updated as of April 2010 and can be found below.   This filled out example has replaced the sample chapter 7 bankruptcy petition I lecture from at my self-help desk at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Woodland Hills. In this difficult 2010 […]

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