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Personal Bankruptcy Law Lawyers In San Francisco California

The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 12th most populous city in the United States, with a 2008 estimated population of 808,976. The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of 46.7 square miles (121 km) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, making it the second-most densely populated large city (greater than 200,000 population) in the United States. San Francisco is also the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the larger San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.4 million people. In 1776, the Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi on the site. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled the city into a period of rapid growth, increasing the population in one year from 1,000 to 25,000, and thus transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. During World War II, San Francisco was the port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, massive immigration, liberalizing attitudes, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States. Today, San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars, and Chinatown. The city is also a principal banking and finance center, and the home of over 30 international financial institutions, helping to make San Francisco fifteenth in the world's list of cities by GDP and eighth in the United States.

What is personal bankruptcy law?

Personal Bankruptcy involves the legal process that an insolvent individual takes to insure fairness and equality upon creditors and to help the debtor start anew with the property he or she is allowed to keep without being hampered by liabilities he or she might have accrued. Personal Bankruptcy attorneys advise on debt relief options and guide individuals through each phase of a federal bankruptcy filing -- including Chapter 7 bankruptcy debt discharge plans and Chapter 13 bankruptcy debt repayment plans. Bankruptcy attorneys may also represent creditors seeking to have their rights enforced in connection with a bankruptcy reorganization of a debtor.

Business Bankruptcy attorneys also advise on debt relief options and guide individuals through each phase of a federal bankruptcy filing.

Answers to personal bankruptcy law issues in California

There are six basic types of bankruptcy cases provided for under the Bankruptcy Code, each of which is discussed...

Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases. Procedural Forms also may be...

Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code provides for "liquidation," ( i.e., the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and...

Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code provides for adjustment of debts of a "family farmer," or a "family fisherman" as...

The chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing for adjustment of debts of an individual with regular income. (Chapter...

The Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act applies in bankruptcy cases. It provides protection to members of the military...

Most debtors who file a bankruptcy petition, and many of their creditors, know very little about the bankruptcy...

Laws prohibit debt collectors from using abusive or deceptive tactics to collect a debt. Unfortunately, many...

This varies from state to state and lender to lender, but most lenders don't start foreclosure proceedings until you...