A Better Tomorrow

Starting Today

Stop Worrying About your Debt.
Call us Now to Take the First Step.

Types of Debt in Bankruptcy

Can You Get Out of Debt Without Giving Up Your Daily Latte?

Some personal finance experts who shall remain nameless have made a career out of telling young, working adults that they could get out of debt simply by brewing their own coffee at home instead of stopping at a coffee shop on the way to work. Yes, the price of coffee shop beverages is astronomical, especially…

Can Being Your Awesome Self Get You Out of Debt?

Expecting your fortunes to quickly and dramatically change for the better is not an effective way to deal with your debt situation, at least not if you also have a short-term strategy. Much personal finance advice falls into either of two categories; it either focuses on big decisions, such as filing for bankruptcy or getting…

Are Unnecessary Additional Services Making Your Car Loan Unaffordable?

Most people choose to finance the purchase of a car not because they want to impress people with a flashy ride they cannot afford but rather as a practical financial decision. With the amount of money that is sitting in your bank account, the most you can afford to pay full price for a car…

What Changes to California’s Homestead Exemption Mean for Your Bankruptcy

What Changes to California’s Homestead In a recent poll conducted by TheTrackr.com, 29% of Americans reported that their home was their most valuable asset. Homeownership plays a critical role during the bankruptcy process. The role that homeownership plays in the bankruptcy, however, is about to change substantially due to legislation that has been passed by…

Exceptions to Discharge

Imagine that Mike is driving his car on the highway. Mike is in a rush because he is late to his son’s graduation. In his haste, Mike accidentally cuts off Steve while Steve is trying to change lanes. This causes Steve’s car, which is a brand new Ferrari, to go out of control and slam…

Priorities of Unsecured Claims

Debtors who seek a fresh start through bankruptcy will often have secured and unsecured debt. Usually, the unsecured debt is greater than the secured debt. Debtors generally have significant, unsecured credit card debt. With the advent of online lenders offering quick, unsecured debt to borrowers, those lenders will likely have hold significant claims in bankruptcy…

Understanding Bankruptcy and Medical Debt

At times, life can be very unpredictable. No one sees a major medical emergency or illness coming. An extended stay in a hospital or rehabilitation center can alter your life and your family’s lives forever – not to mention are extremely expensive. Even for those of us with medical insurance, high-deductible insurance plans require that…

Secured and Unsecured Debts

Understanding the difference between secured and unsecured debts is central to understanding the bankruptcy process. Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy treat secured and unsecured debts differently. Secured debts generally survive the bankruptcy process, whereas unsecured debts are typically wiped away at the end of the bankruptcy. Often, whether a debt is secured or unsecured…

Consumer Debts vs Non-Consumer Debts in Bankruptcy – What Are They and Why Does it Matter?

Consumer Debts vs Non-Consumer Debts There are many different types of debts in bankruptcy. Often the difference between whether a debt is secured or unsecured can be the difference between whether a person is able to get rid of that debt in bankruptcy. Another distinction which is particularly important in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the…

"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."


Leave a Comment