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We are here to protect you from creditor harassment. As soon as you retain our representation, you can rest assured that no more creditors will be legally able to contact you.

Options for Bankruptcy

Michael Doan, Bankruptcy Attorney.
Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, C.B.L.
American Board of Certification

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Can I Get A Refund Of My Bankruptcy Fees?

It is not uncommon for a debtor to have second thoughts about filing for bankruptcy relief, terminate attorney services prior to filing, and request a refund.  There are many reasons debtors change their mind, such as being persuaded by others that bankruptcy is not in their best interest, finding a cheaper price by an inexperienced attorney straight out of school, stepping into newfound wealth with the ability pay their debts, misinformation about its effects on credit, etc. In light of the forgoing, we honor all refunds to the extent any remaining fees exist after deducting reasonable compensation for the time

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Execute a Reaffirmation Agreement to Save Your Car!

In a disappointing decision dated September 15, 2009, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Doan Law Firm’s Dumont appeal.   This split 2 to 1 decision established new law in the Ninth Circuit.  Essentially, it overturned the long established “Ride Thru” options for debtors that wanted to keep their vehicles in bankruptcy without signing reaffirmation agreements. Dumont now holds that the general “Ride Thru” option is no longer available due to the BAPCPA amendments to the Bankruptcy Code in 2005.  But there is good news! Dumont  also appears to have created alternative pseudo “Ride Thru” options as long as reaffirmation agreements are involved.  Thus this firm strongly recommends exploring reaffirmation agreements in every

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Bankruptcy and Short Sales in Southern California

For a period of time, Doan Law Firm rarely recommended Short Sales on homes that would be eventually surrendered in conjunction with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.  This was because in the past, there was rarely any benefit to the client.  In fact, short sales years ago created more problems than advantages. Times have changed now.  With the collapse of the United States Real Estate market, and increase in short sales, the short sale environment has morphed into a very advantageous tool for the client.  Short sales are thus much more common, move thru escrow much more quickly, and are often preferred by lenders

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Family Law Practitioners, BEWARE

Are you committing malpractice? The 2005 BAPCPA amendments has now created a malpractice trap for family law attorneys in 11 USC 523a(15).  Failing to take this new provision into account could expose an attorney to liability risks.

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Chapter 7 Flowchart

Often our clients and other debtors want a simple visual to understand how procedurally a chapter 7 operates.   Accordingly, I have created an easy to follow flow chart to better help you understand how chapter 7 works in a nutshell.  By clicking this chapter 7 flowchart,  you will see how the typical chapter 7 proceeds at Doan Law Firm, LLP.  Over 95% of our chapter 7 cases are handled in this fashion, and if you file your case with our firm, chances are your case will proceed in the exact same fashion. Written by Michael G. Doan–  Owner of the

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Security Clearances and Bankruptcy

Security Clearances and Bankruptcy So what happens to your security clearance when you file for bankruptcy protection?  Is it now gone or revoked forever? Is it lowered?  Is your employment affected?  WIll you lose your job or be demoted?  Does your salary decrease? In almost all cases, the answer is “No.”

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Ninth Circuit Attempts to Eliminate Attorney Fees in Stay Violations.

Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Sternberg v. Johnston, No. 07-16870 which effectively eliminates attorney fees in the prosecution of determining damages in stay violations.  Nevertheless, its ruling should have little impact on attorney fees in persuing such violations and debtors should be able to continue to seek quality representation in such actions.  

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Object to Any Improper Claims in Bankruptcy, or Forever Lose Your Rights!

If a creditor files an improper claim against you in a bankruptcy case and you fail to object, that claim will be allowed and cut off all your rights to later contest the same.  More significantly, failing to object will also eliminate all counterclaims and defenses you may later want to bring against that creditor in the future.

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Strategic Bankruptcy: How to Be Debt Free and Own Your Home Free and Clear in As Little As 6 Years.

Many of today’s Bankruptcy Filings are much different than just 2 years ago.  Many are now strategically being filed to deal with today’s housing collapse, to either save their homes, or walk away without being pursued by junior mortgages.  Indeed, no one is immune.  Recently, Stephen Baldwin filed for bankruptcy protection to save his home, and the number of celebrities caught in the housing crisis continues to rise.  Yet a strategic bankruptcy can also provide incredible relief as well.  Stay tuned, more on this blog to be published soon! Written by Michael G. Doan- Owner of the Carlsbad Bankruptcy Office, Michael

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Local Bankruptcy Court Denies Relief In Chapter 13 Due to Debt Limits.

In a recent case decided 8/26/09, the Southern District Bankruptcy Court denied relief to debtors who file for chapter 13 relief due to the amount of their unsecured and secured debts.  Although at first blush it appeared they qualified for relief, the Court actually ruled that certain secured real estate loans were actually unsecured as a result in the drop of housing values.   Stay tuned, more on this blog to be published soon! Written by Michael G. Doan– Owner of the Carlsbad Bankruptcy Office, Michael not only manages his business, but is also a highly skilled San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney with over

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    San Diego Bankruptcy | Orange County Bankruptcy | Inland Empire Bankruptcy

    Overwhelmed with bills and creditors harassing you? Now is the time to get started on the road toward financial freedom!

    The Doan Law Firm is one of the largest family of San Diego Bankruptcy Attorneys and we will help you achieve a fresh financial start. From the moment we meet, you are protected from creditors, while your bankruptcy case is being prepared, or other non-bankruptcy alternatives are put into place. We are here to help you immediately!

    Schedule a free consultation with one of our San Diego Bankruptcy Attorneys today and get started on the road to a debt-free life.

    Chapter 7 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 20 Combo

    By working with one of Doan Law Firm’s San Diego Bankruptcy Attorneys toward filing a Chapter 7, Chapter 13, or even a Chapter 20 Combo, you can rest assured you are getting the best service and results, at the most affordable and guaranteed price. Our Bankruptcy Lawyers will assist you in determining which chapter is right for you, and guide you through the complex Bankruptcy Code of Title 11. To ensure your case runs as smoothly and simply as possible. Since Doan Law Firm has one of only fourteen Board- Certified Bankruptcy Specialists in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, by the American Board of Certification, in the State of California, you can sleep soundly knowing your case will process smoothly. And your assets will be protected, and your debts eliminated.

    Get started today, and stop the harassment from creditors. Unlike most firms that do nothing upon being retained, and unlike the few that take limited defensive measures. At Doan Law Firm we take the offense and actually reverse the playing field, and go after your creditors. Wherein many of our clients actually receive free bankruptcies, and money in their pockets. Creditor harassment and abuse immediately terminates State and Federal Laws are immediately invoked. Lawsuits and counter lawsuits are filed from our quiver of offensive maneuvers, to protect your rights, that creditors and debt buyers do not want you to know about

    Bankruptcy Alternatives

    Interested in pursuing a settlement outside of Bankruptcy Court, or are you looking for some extra legal advice? We offer many bankruptcy alternatives that help you with debt relief.

    At Doan Law Firm, a San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney can determine what non-bankruptcy alternative is right for you. Including debt settlement, collection defense, short sales, mortgage modification, and RFDCPA/TCPA Lawsuits. Our arsenal of non-bankruptcy alternatives may be just what you need, without the need to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 relief. With a Doan Law Bankruptcy Attorney on your side, you instantly retain Doan Law Firm‘s leverage, credibility, and reputation to achieve the best results for your particular needs.

    Post-Bankruptcy Filing Assistance

    We do not stop once your case has been filed and is finalized. The debt relief lawyers of Doan Law Firm are available to help you get back on the right track financially. Even after your debt has been reduced or eliminated. We offer credit counseling and credit repair, after discharge and case closure. To help you get back on solid financial ground with an improved credit score. In most cases, our clients have a better credit and FICO score after retaining us than before.

    File Bankruptcy Online From Home

    Can’t make it in to a Doan Law Firm office location? No worries! Doan Law Firm utilizes the latest state-of-the-art technology, making it easier than ever to file bankruptcy online from the convenience of your home. Many of our busy or home-bound clients complete 100% of their interaction with us over the phone, internet, and mail, without a single compromise. The only place they need to go is to their meeting of creditors.