Find a bankruptcy lawyer in Santa Ana, CA

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Santa Ana, CA

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Santa Ana, CA

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Find bankruptcy lawyers in Santa Ana, CA

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Top 10 bankruptcy lawyers in Santa Ana, CA

Clients agree: these Santa Ana bankruptcy lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
NHT Law Group

NHT Law Group

5.0Exceptional(5)
5 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Mike says, "Excellent Service" Read more
By The Law

By The Law

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
We have been successfully serving the California community for over 30 years, and our team of experienced attorneys specializes in a wide range of legal areas. Our track record of winning cases and achieving favorable outcomes for our clients speaks for itself. We have helped countless individuals just like you navigate complex legal matters effectively. As your Attorneys, we will provide you with 1) Personalized Attention: "Unlike other firms, we understand that every legal issue is unique, and we provide personalized attention to each case. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your goals, and develop a custom
Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

Law Office Of Chris T. Nguyen, APC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Peggy H. says, "Mr. Nguyen was very professional and listened to my concerns regarding divorce and legal matters. Mr. Nguyen took time to speak to me on a Sunday even though its not his normal working hours when I reached out to him regarding my legal issues. I have retained Mr. Nguyen and hes great, professional and courteous and works hard for his clients. I will highly recommend Mr. Nguyen to anyone seeking legal problems or advice." Read more
Doan Law Office

Doan Law Office

5.0(2)
33+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Charles G. says, "Doan Law is kind and professional - many thanks to Mr. Doan and his staff. I have already seen my credit scores jump 50 points and it has not even been a year since my discharge was given to me. Thank you Veronica and Mona for all your help and patients... I am sending my sister your way!" Read more
Consumer Litigation Law Center, APC

Consumer Litigation Law Center, APC

5.0Exceptional(5)
Top Pro
Offers online services
10 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Russel A. says, "Michael the office manager described how the process would work and made sure that we understood the requirements involved " Read more
Sánchez Siqueiros Law

Sánchez Siqueiros Law

4.7(3)
Offers online services
10 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Franklin S. says, "We are working together very well and I have high exceptions. My confidence lever for a good outcome is high. " Read more
LAElderLaw

LAElderLaw

New on Thervo
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Protecting seniors secure their safety and resources. Relieving peoples' anxiety and helping end procrastination.
Lavelle Law Group, APC

Lavelle Law Group, APC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Santa Ana, CA
Experienced Law firm emphasizing one on one represetation of our clients needs to achieve the best results in a cost effective strategy

Your bankruptcy lawyer questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a bankruptcy lawyer cost?

A bankruptcy lawyer costs $600 to $4,000 total, depending on the lawyer's experience, your location, the complexity of your case, and which type of bankruptcy you file. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges unsecured debt like personal loans, credit cards, and medical bills. Chapter 13 bankruptcy also discharges unsecured debt but creates payment plans for secured debt so you don't lose your home or car.

Filing fees cost $338 for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or $313for Chapter 13. These fees are charged by the court itself and are the same regardless of your location.

Can I file bankruptcy without a lawyer?

You are allowed to file bankruptcy pro se, or without legal help, but your case is less likely to succeed. Lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to file paperwork quickly and correctly. An attorney can also help you decide which type of bankruptcy is best for you.

When would I need a bankruptcy lawyer?

People file for bankruptcy for many different reasons, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Credit card debt
  • Unemployment
  • Divorce
  • Unexpected emergencies

If you are unable to pay off your debt, you may want to consider speaking to a bankruptcy lawyer and make a debt relief plan.

How long do bankruptcy cases take?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases typically take 4 to 6 months, as long as the paperwork is filed correctly and there are no major delays. Selling property to pay off debt may cause a short delay.

Chapter 13 cases take much longer because they are contingent upon the payment plan the court makes for you. Most repayment plans take between 3 to 5 years.

What happens to my credit after a bankruptcy?

A bankruptcy of any kind will show up on your credit report and stay there for a set period of time. Chapter 7 bankruptcies remain on your report for up to 10 years. After then, the bankruptcy will be discharged, and your score will go back up. Chapter 13 bankruptcies stay for up to 7 years, but your score may rise before then if you make consistent payments on your car or house.

How do I choose a bankruptcy lawyer?

Start by searching our list of bankruptcy lawyers, then:

  • Get 3+ estimates from different firms to compare.
  • Read reviews about previous cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose a lawyer with a good reputation and experience.
  • Verify that they passed the bar and are able to represent you.
  • Choose a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable and at ease.
  • Choose a firm that is conveniently located if possible.
  • Get a written estimate and contract before any casework begins.
  • · Follow a payment plan instead of making large payments up front.

What questions should I ask a bankruptcy lawyer?

When looking for a bankruptcy lawyer near you, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • Do you give free consultations?
  • Are you able to take on new clients at this time?
  • What are your rates? Do you charge by the hour, or do you have a flat rate?
  • Will you give me a contract in writing?

Reviews for Santa Ana bankruptcy lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Ana area.
Milan M.
Very professional and easy to work with
NHT Law Group
Ben L.
I've been shopping around and most people I talk to are charging an arm and a leg. They also talk about money before they ask me about my situation and what I need. It's quite rare at Benari and Nguyen they actually care and advise on what would be best for your situation. It's hard to find people out there actually trying take time to consult with you on what will be best for you, not how they can make they can make the most money off of you. Also, very affordable prices. I highly recommend my attorney Chris. He's been great with all my BK needs and happy to answer questions.
Law Office of Chris T. Nguyen, APC
Ed B.
Shawn and his staff are very professional, courteous, responsive, helpful, patient, and personable. Any time I had any questions, needed assistance with docs, or needed to understand the process they were there to help right away. I would highly recommend Doan Law Office Escondido to any of my friends or family who might need professional representation with their own financial difficulties. Thank you Shawn, Mona, and Veronica you made this a very easy process.
Doan Law Office
Ruel M.
Effective, timely and pleasant
Consumer Litigation Law Center, APC
Martha Catalina H.
Honest, reliable, reasonable and extremely professional.
Sánchez Siqueiros Law
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