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 third training, “From Filing to Discharge” covers representing the debtor at the meeting of creditors and complying with document production requirements. Sal and David also discuss dealing with secured debt and satisfying the financial education course requirement. Finally, they will go over obtaining and enforcing the discharge. Attorneys who have completed the trainings will be invited to join CVLS’s new bankruptcy panel.
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