Tag: bankruptcy

William J. Lasarow Award Ceremony Pictures

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - March 18, 2010 - Uncategorized
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As I noted on my bankruptcy blog post, Ilyse Klavir to be Awarded 2010 William J. Lasarow Award, I was recognized on January 26, 2010 for my “outstanding pro bono service” on behalf of debtors filing for bankruptcy.  I finally got pictures of the award ceremony and reception I thought it would be fun to […]

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Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 26, 2010 - Uncategorized
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How often I have seen Pro Se Debtors huddled around this Sample Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Woodland Hills.  Of course, the material is hopefully helpful as a sample to ALL debtors wherever you may reside given the general uniformity of these forms in the federal bankruptcy courts. I […]

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Lancaster Bankrupty, Religion, and the Bible – Is Filing Bankruptcy Moral?

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 21, 2010 - Uncategorized
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Mayor R. Rex Parris of Lancaster, CA recently declared that in the Antelope Valley, “We’re growing a Christian community, and don’t let anybody shy away from that.” The remarks stirred controversy with Antelope Valley Muslims and became a rather large news story.  Mayor Rex has since apologized, but not before provoking a thought in me […]

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Bankruptcy Boom Continuing?

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 19, 2010 - Uncategorized
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The bankruptcy boom seems to be surging unabated by very modest improvement among some economic indicators. Although not citing specific numbers of bankruptcy filings, one recent survey of lawyers by the Robert Half Legal poll showed 32%  or approximately 1 in 3 lawyers believe bankruptcy/foreclosure to be the area of most growth in the next […]

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Who Is Filing Bankruptcy?

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 16, 2010 - Uncategorized
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So who is filing bankruptcy anyway? The data illustrated on this poster is from 2008 so its not entirely up to date; however, it does a good job at breaking down the demographics of the question (Click on the image for a larger view). I have to admit the data is somewhat surprising to me […]

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The Geography of the Recession

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 14, 2010 - Uncategorized
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I feel the recession everyday one bankruptcy client at a time.  I have found an amazing illustration of the geography of the recession which starts one year before the recession in January 2007 and continues with the most up to date unemployment data. Of course, I payed particular close attention to the Antelope Valley’s shift […]

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Tales from the Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 8, 2010 - Uncategorized
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Ironically, there were more lawyers at the bankruptcy self-help desk today than debtors.  It seems that many of my fellow bankruptcy lawyers are coming around to something I have known for quite a while: the bankruptcy self help desk is a great place learn about every scenario imaginable in personal bankruptcy while providing valuable assistance. […]

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Helpful Hints for Pro Se Debtors: Lessons Learned at Creditors Meetings

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 7, 2010 - Uncategorized
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I have seen many ways Creditor Meetings (341a Meetings) can go wrong for Pro Se Debtors.  A few major lessons to be learned and which Pro Se Debtors should be aware are as follows: Make sure to have proof of social security number and a valid government issued picture idea. Tax Returns should be provided […]

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Despite Bankruptcies and Foreclosures Lancaster California Has A Piercing Ray of Sunshine

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - February 7, 2010 - Uncategorized
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The news in Lancaster, CA and the world at large seems very doom and gloom sometimes. We are all far too acquainted with the sobering number of job losses, foreclosures, economic hardships and bankruptcies reverberating throughout our community. Of course, as a Lancaster California Bankruptcy Attorney, I am more acquainted with the many tough realities […]

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Ilyse Klavir to be Awarded 2010 William J. Lasarow Award

Posted by Ilyse Klavir, Esq. - January 24, 2010 - Uncategorized
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It will be my honor on Tuesday January 26, 2010 to be recognized with the 2010 William J. Lasarow Award for outstanding pro bono service. I have been volunteering for the Debtor Assistance Project for over a year and it is very rewarding to help people who have been profoundly victimized by the recession. I […]

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