Mistakes When Filing Bankruptcy

Recently, there has been an increase in programs offering to help you file for bankruptcy on your own. I do not recommend that you use any of these services, even…

Should You File Bankruptcy?

Many times couples and individuals do not know when to consider bankruptcy – Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.  Should you file bankruptcy? Should you file now? Hopefully this checklist may…

Chapter 7 Overview

Chapter 7 is sometimes called a “liquidation” or “straight” bankruptcy. In Chapter 7, a business or consumer debtor obtains a “discharge” of all debts.  The discharge will be  after a…

7 Benefits of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr represents individuals and businesses in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Many people do not understand how Chapter 13 can help them other than it is…

Surrendering property in bankruptcy

  Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Many times I stress to clients that bankruptcy law allows you to save your car or house.  But bankruptcy law also can be used to surrender items that you no…

Save Your Employee Stock Options In Divorce

Many working spouses collect stock options during marriage (especially in Silicon Valley) as a form of compensation for employment. These options are considered community property if earned, vested, and exercised…

How to divorce-proof your home

You are no doubt aware of the basics of divorce law in California. Community property is property acquired by a couple during the marriage. Community property is awarded to each…