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Bankruptcy Legal Services in San Diego

35+ Years of Exclusive Bankruptcy Experience

Are you struggling to repay your creditors? Are you searching for a way to get some relief from your debts? Debt Relief Legal Clinic is here to assist you. Our San Diego bankruptcy lawyers can help evaluate your options and guide you towards a solution that is right for your unique situation.

Our certified bankruptcy specialists provide reliable counsel on matters related to:

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure
  • Creditor harassment
  • Repossession

What Is Bankruptcy?

When an individual or business files for bankruptcy, they are making an official declaration that they are unable to repay their creditors. The federal Bankruptcy Code regulates the rules and procedures of the filing process. Within this Code, there are several chapters, which are essentially different types of bankruptcy filings. It is important to understand the various chapters, their advantages and disadvantages, and which one is most pertinent for your situation.

Within this Code, there are several chapters, which are essentially different types of bankruptcy filings. It is important to understand the various chapters, their advantages and disadvantages, and which one is most pertinent for your situation.

Understanding the Different Types of Bankruptcy

For individuals, there are two primary forms of bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter 7, often referred to as liquidation bankruptcy, is typically the filing used by those who have little to no disposable income. The debtor’s “non-exempt” assets are sold by a court-appointed trustee, the proceeds of which are then used to repay the various creditors. After the monies have been used, any remaining debts will be discharged.

Chapter 13, also known as reorganization bankruptcy, is the common way to go for those who have a regular income or make more than a specific threshold. Many also choose this form of bankruptcy if they want to keep more of their assets. Chapter 13 involves creating a repayment plan that spans three to five years. After the payment is complete, the debtor’s remaining debts will be discharged.

Call Debt Relief Legal Clinic at (619) 639-9228 today to schedule your free consultation.

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Dischargeable Debts Vs. Nondischargeable Debts

Bankruptcy can help you eliminate many kinds of debts, but not all. Those debts that can be eliminated are known as dischargeable debts. Upon receiving a discharge, the debtor is no longer required to pay the specific debts, and their creditors are prohibited from continuing collection efforts. Some types of debts that are dischargeable in bankruptcy include; Medical bills, Past-due utility bills, Credit card debts, Personal loans from family, friends, and others.

    There are many debts that a debtor still remains responsible for after the bankruptcy process. Known as nondischargeable debts, this category of debt includes student loans, alimony payments, child support, criminal restitution, and certain unpaid taxes. Our experienced bankruptcy lawyers can help you review which of your debts can be discharged by filing for bankruptcy.

    Knowing When Bankruptcy Is the Right Option

    The decision to file for bankruptcy is an important one, and should not be made without seeking the counsel of a certified bankruptcy specialist. Although filing for bankruptcy can be a great way to get relief from overwhelming debt, creditor harassment, foreclosure, and repossession, it is not right for everyone. Before you choose to file for bankruptcy, consult with our San Diego bankruptcy attorneys at Debt Relief Legal Clinic. We can help you determine if you would benefit by filing for bankruptcy. Get on the road to being debt-free by calling (619) 639-9228 now. We’ve been helping clients get the relief they need since 1975. Schedule your free case consultation today.

    Why Hire Us?

    • Certified Bankruptcy Specialist

      Attorney John C. Colwell has been recognized by the State Bar of California as one of 12 certified legal specialists in San Diego County for Bankruptcy Law.

    • Experienced

      Our attorney has over 35 years of experience and has dedicated the firm to consumer bankruptcy.

    • Bilingual

      Our legal team is bilingual and serve our clients in English and Spanish.

    • President of NACBA

      John C. Colwell has been a member of NACBA for 25 years and is currently the president.

    Hear from Our Happy Clients

    Read Our 5 Star Reviews
    • I wish I could give him more than 5 stars.

      “John Colwell is a great attorney. I had a difficult case but he was able to get it done. This has changed my life. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars.”

      - Terry D.
    • John Colwell and Daniel Wiedecker handled our bankruptcy very professionally and we are very pleased with their legal services.

      “John Colwell and Daniel Wiedecker handled our bankruptcy very professionally and we are very pleased with their legal services, attention to our questions and knowledge in their field of law. We would ...”

      - Allie F.
    • Mr. Colwell goes the extra mile for his clients! I really appreciated his time and extra time for a zoom meeting┬áduring covid-19 pandemic to answer my additional questions prior to discharge!

      “Mr. John Colwell and his team helped me get through chapter 7 without a glitch! I'm so thankful for the support I received over the past year. I had lots of life changes this past year and I knew what ...”

      - Lori Kalman Adkins
    • They were prompt and reminded me often of what the next requirements were so that I never skipped a beat.

      “Mr. Colwell and his team were awesome in assisting me through what started as a Chapter 13 and converted to a Chapter 7. They were prompt and reminded me often of what the next requirements were so ...”

      - Lisa H.
    • He basically held our hands throughout the whole process and made it much less stressful for us.

      “Mr. Colwell is an excellent attorney. Thanks to him, my husband and I have a new start without being mired in credit card debt. He basically held our hands throughout the whole process and made it ...”

      - Chris A.
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    President of NACBA Protecting the Rights of Consumer Bankruptcy Debtors

    Attorney John C. Colwell is the President of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and has dedicated his practice to consumer bankruptcy since 1989.

    Locations We Serve

    • Carlsbad
    • Chula Vista
    • Coronado
    • Del Mar
    • El Cajon
    • Encinitas
    • Escondido
    • Imperial Beach
    • La Mesa
    • Lemon Grove
    • National City
    • Oceanside
    • Poway
    • San Diego
    • San Marcos
    • Santee
    • Solana Beach
    • Vista
    San Diego Office

    121 Broadway,
    Suite 533
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Chula Vista Office

    46 3rd Ave.,
    Suite D
    Chula Vista, CA 91910

    Vista Office

    122 Civic Center Drive,
    Suite 204
    Vista, CA 92084

    Contact Us Today at (619) 639-9228

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