CVLS invites you to join our new Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Program! Bankruptcy is a powerful tool that can provide a family with a much-needed fresh start. However, few people know how or when to file for bankruptcy. CVLS volunteers will advise potential clients of whether bankruptcy is appropriate and, if it is, assist them in filing for and securing their bankruptcy. A typical CVLS bankruptcy case will involve filling out and reviewing the petition and schedules, using special software on CVLS computers, attending a creditors’ meeting, and reviewing and negotiating any reaffirmation agreements.
To kick off the new program, CVLS is hosting three CLE-qualified trainings with Attorneys Salvador Lopez and David Yen. Both Sal and David have years of experience in bankruptcy and working with lower-income clients. The second training, "Preparing the Bankruptcy Filing”, will go over in depth all of the required bankruptcy documents and how to prepare them, as well as getting the case filed. Attorneys who have completed the trainings will be invited to join CVLS’s new bankruptcy panel.
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