At Boeing Law Offices, our primary focus is on Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. We use the legal tools to available to engineer creative strategies and help clients achieve their goals. Each case in unique. We provide our clients with ample information to help them decide the best way to proceed. We evaluate your situation to determine how bankruptcy may help you organize your financial affairs
We serve the following areas: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Sonoma County.
Boeing Law Offices represents consumers and small businesses in financial distress to help relieve the burden of crushing debt. We assist you throughout the bankruptcy process, delivering appropriate solutions.
Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases stop all debt collection attempts:
- Harassing phone calls
- Creditor lawsuits
- Wage garnishment
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges unsecured debt:
- Credit cards
- Personal loans
- Medical debt
- Deficiencies from repossessed vehicles and foreclosed homes
- Allows you to surrender property encumbered by debt
- Fast; usually three to four months
Chapter 13 bankruptcy gives you long-term protection
- Puts you on a 3 or 5-year plan that you can afford
- Gives you the Court’s protection during your plan
- Allows you to pay off tax debt, car loans, and mortgage arrears through your plan
- “Strip” second mortgages
- “Cram down” car loans
- Provides a cushion on student loan payments
- Discharges remaining unsecured debt at your plan’s conclusion
We charge flat fees for services in bankruptcy cases. The rate varies from case to case and will be discussed at your initial consultation.
Student Loan Matters
Unfortunately, current law heavily favors lenders of student loans. It’s almost impossible to get them discharged in a bankruptcy case. However, you’re not entirely without options:
- The filing of either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case stops any wage garnishments.
- A chapter 13 case can get you a 5-year “cushion,” during which you pay not what’s due under the contract, but what you can afford.
- If you’re already in default, debt collectors may well be pursuing you for payment. If they’ve crossed the line into illegal conduct, you might be able to sue them under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
- Not everything called a “student loan” by the lenders is actually a student loan as defined by the bankruptcy code. If it doesn’t fit that definition, it’s dischargeable, just like credit card debt.
- If you’re one one of those rare individuals who meets the “undue hardship” test, we can bring an action within your bankruptcy case, seeking an order declaring that student loan debt dischargeable.
Related Practice Areas
In addition to bankruptcy cases, we also represent clients in matters commonly connected to the underlying bankruptcy case. Such matters often include:
- Debt Collection Defense: If you’re being sued by a debt collector, but for some reason bankruptcy is not a good option for you, we can represent you in the Superior Court action.
- Unfair Debt Collection: Both federal and state law protect you from unethical and abusive practices by debt collectors. If you’re being harassed by a debt collector, or have been lied to in an attempt to collect a debt, you may have a right not just to stop the harassment, but to turn the tables and sue them.
- Fair Credit Reporting: If there’s a mistake on your credit report, and you ask that it be fixed, and the credit reporting agencies fail to do so, and then you’re harmed as a result (usually in the form of higher interest rates), you may have a case under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
- HOA Issues: If your HOA improperly conducted its board election and levied an unfair special assessment against you, you have a right to sue your HOA in small claims court. We provide advice and counsel to people representing themselves in such matters.