123 Jewell Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060
I offer a free, no pressure, initial consultation.
I offer a low fixed price fee for a simple chapter 7 bankruptcy plus costs such as filing fees, credit counseling fees and a credit report. My fixed price will increase with the complexity of your case. My chapter 13 fees are governed by court standards. Please call to obtain information about my fixed fees.
Consultations are by appointment only.
I do not have an office manager or assistant when you call Sunrise Bankruptcy, you will speak directly with me.
I speak passable Spanish
I spend the time to get to know my clients. I want to make sure that we establish a good relationship so that you feel comfortable both with talking to me and with the bankruptcy process in general.
I believe that every individual involved in any legal proceeding or dispute should educate themselves to some degree about the issues in their case. I also feel that individuals with sufficient time and motivation to fully research law and procedure can go it alone. However, it takes a lot of time and a lot of research to do it right and even then there are issues that an individual may not even know exist that could end up biting them. I guess the best analogy I can give is fixing my car: with a great deal of time and a good do-it-yourself book I might be able to wing fixing it, but I couldn't be sure I did it right and I would just as soon get someone who knows what they are doing to fix it for me. Your bankruptcy is a major life decision and it can get very complicated very fast.
No — I only practice bankruptcy. Reviewing an individual's bankruptcy petition would require me to review all of the client documents involved in creating the petition (bank records, title records, loan documents). It would also require me to consult with the client about their financial affairs to make sure nothing was missed or put down incorrectly. I prefer to simply represent my clients from the start.
Prior to starting Sunrise Bankruptcy, I worked on civil rights cases with the American Civil Liberties Union and protected the rights of migrant workers with California Rural Legal Assistance. I chose to work in bankruptcy because I love the feeling of satisfaction I gain by helping my clients start over.
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