Oakland Bankruptcy Attorney and Estate Planning Attorney, Boeing Law Office, PC

At Boeing Law Office, PC, the offices of Oakland bankruptcy and estate planning attorney Eric M. Boeing, we represent clients throughout the Bay Area.

In bankruptcy matters, our focus is helping people, not businesses (though many of our clients are business owners), and we never represent creditors. In estate planning matters, almost all of our clients are regular people who want to save their heirs the costs and headaches of probate, and to name guardians for their children.

We offer a free initial consultation so you can learn the benefits, risks, and likely outcomes of your matter. We give you real answers to your questions so you can make pressure-free, informed decisions about your options.

We promise the highest standard of personal attention and service to our clients. We reply to client calls and emails within one business day, and provide bi-weekly status updates on active cases.

Bankruptcy Clients
Get help today to gain peace of mind: Like most of our clients, you may have already been through a lot. You may have lost a home through foreclosure, had your car repossessed, or are having your wages garnished. You might be being sued by debt collectors. Or maybe those things haven’t happened yet, but the threats are looming.

Everyone’s particular situation is different, and those differences are critical to the outcome of your case. Call Oakland bankruptcy attorney Eric M. Boeing today to find out how the particular facts of your specific situation affect your case. When you call us to schedule a free initial consultation, you are taking the critical first step in regaining control over your finances: educating yourself.

STOP debt collection in its tracks. Immediately: When you file a case with the Bankruptcy Court, you immediately come under the Court’s protection. All debt collection attempts, including phone calls, letters, lawsuits, foreclosures, repossessions, and wage garnishments must stop immediately.

When you complete your case, you typically receive a discharge of your unsecured debts. Credit card debt, medical debt, personal loans, deficiencies on repossessed cars, and sometimes old income taxes are all subject to discharge; that means your legal obligation to repay those debts is gone.

There may be additional benefits: Homeowners, if you’re behind on your mortgage, a Chapter 13 case can give you five years to get caught up on the amounts you’re behind. Under certain circumstances, you can “strip” second a mortgage. Or, if you’re deep under water and simply want to surrender the property, the Court provides an easy mechanism to do that, too.

Hold your head high: Bankruptcy is not a dirty word. It is a legal tool that is as available to you as it is to large companies. It exists to prevent people from losing everything, and because the legal system recognizes that sometimes people need a fresh start.

Nobody should feel ashamed or powerless in any situation. People often find themselves in unforeseen circumstances not of their own making. We don’t judge you here at Boeing Law. Instead, we fight to use Bankruptcy law to keep you from losing everything. Oakland bankruptcy attorney Eric M. Boeing is happy to meet with you and discuss your case.

Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) Clients:
Today, we prefer to transfer assets through trusts rather than through wills. That’s because if you transfer assets through a will, it has to go through probate, and probate is long, public, and expensive. Trusts also have the benefit that, if you have minor children and if something happens to you, your assets will be held for them for a period of time and/or conditions that YOU set.

But an Estate Plan is more than just a trust. We still prepare wills for our clients, which act as backups in case there is some problem with the trust. What’s more, guardianship of their children is a huge priority for our clients, and the wills are where we make those provisions.

Additionally, there are the “incapacity planning” documents. We provide our clients with instruments that give people YOU choose as your agents for financial and health care decisions, should you become incapacitated. These documents also include your end of life instructions.