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Join The Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area Residents Who Have Found a Way Out of Debt and Started a New Life

At the Law Offices of Melanie Tavare we know the financial stress and pressure you are under, but more importantly we know how to help . There is a lot of misinformation about Bankruptcy and you may believe that filing Bankruptcy cannot benefit you or is something to avoid at all costs. The truth is Bankruptcy protection is a powerful tool to help wipe out your debt, rebuild your credit, and get you back on your feet for a better financial future.

The Bay Area offices of Melanie Tavare will show you how Bankruptcy can be one of the most important financial tools available to you as a consumer or small business owner.

Bankruptcy protection provides a powerful defense from the daily harassment of debt collectors and can also help:

  • STOP garnished wages
  • STOP foreclosure of your home
  • STOP repossession of your vehicle
  • STOP bank levies
  • STOP tax liens
  • PREVENT lawsuits
  • WIPE OUT credit card debt
  • SAVE your home
  • REBUILD your credit
  • START a new life

Whatever got you to this point, whether it is the loss of a job, the threat of a foreclosure , or simply not being able to make ends meet in these hard economic times, you must remember you are not alone. Each year, over a million people file for bankruptcy in the united states alone. These people were once in your shoes but made a decision to end the stress and constant worry and help themselves start a new life. At the Law Offices of Melanie Tavare we will provide you with all the information you need to make this decision for yourself.

How we are Different

Affordable Bankruptcy Fee’s Easy Payment Plans

As someone who is considering filing bankruptcy we know how important the cost of filing bankruptcy is to you.  We provide affordable bankruptcy fee’s and no interest payment plans while still providing excellent legal representation.  Start the bankruptcy process for just a $100 retainer fee. Contact us today to find out how much your bankruptcy may cost.

Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer Recognized in SuperLawyers Magazine

Oakland bankruptcy attorney Melanie Tavare was recently named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine  for her work in the field of bankruptcy. This is a very distinguished honor and the selection process is stringent. Each candidate selected is evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement:  In addition, while up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer

While working at a busy bankruptcy firm, Attorney Melanie Tavare argued and won a tax dischargability case against the California Franchise Tax Board and IRS in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Although she worked alone on the case and was facing one of the State’s most powerful agencies, she was not afraid to fight for the rights of her client. When you hire the Law Offices of Melanie Tavare, you get a practiced bankruptcy attorney with appellate experience dedicated to your case.

Let us Help you

Oakland attorney Melanie Tavare is an experienced  Bankruptcy Lawyer representing people in Alameda, San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties. Unlike many new attorneys who have just recently jumped into filing bankruptcies, Melanie Tavare has extensive experience representing countless people in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

At the Law Offices of Melanie Tavare you get an experienced bankruptcy attorney who is passionate about the law and who knows exactly what is best for your case. Melanie Tavare will provide personal attention and oversight during every step of your bankruptcy filing process, explaining any questions you may have in an a way you can understand. Together we will develop a legal strategy that best fits your specific financial needs.

Contact us Today

Don’t let debt take over your life, get the peace of mind you deserve . Call today for to schedule a consultation to discuss your options. Offices conveniently located in Hayward and Oakland.

The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare is a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code

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"Melanie is the best she very responsive and helpful throughout the process everything was taken care of smoothly. If you are thinking of going through bankruptcy she is the best attorney for you. I will forever be grateful having the chance to work with her. She is very honest too."


"I can't thank Melanie enough for helping me through a challenging process and doing so with incredible knowledge, professionalism and tenacity! She went to great lengths to keep me informed, she responded quickly to my questions, and communicated in terms that I could understand. I highly recommend getting in touch with Melanie should you have the need."


"Choosing to work with Atty. Melanie has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. She was a very patient professional to work with and attentive while providing valuable solutions to all of my concerns. If you are searching for of an Attorney who is knowledgeable, transparent, and diligent - well that's Atty. Melanie."


"What I liked about working with Melanie was how prompt and easy to work with she was. She made the process clear and understandable with as little stress as possible. I would work with her again and recommend her to others."