Tucker Law Firm

My practice is limited to uncontested divorce and consumer bankruptcy.

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Firm Overview

I am a sole practitioner with over 25 years of legal experience.

My practice consists of uncontested divorce and summary dissolutions of marriage, and Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy matters representing only debtors. Please see the "Firm Specialties" tab, above, for further information.

My office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, holidays excluded. After hours and Saturday appointments are also available.

Main Office

7676 Hazard Center Drive
Suite 500
San Diego  CA  92108

Phone
  • (619) 497-2571
Fax
  • (619) 497-2666

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, a free consultation of one hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, both divorce and bankruptcy services are offered at fixed fees. The minimum for a divorce is $1,500 and $500 for a summary dissolution of marriage. The minimum for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing is $1,200 and for a Chapter 13 is $3,600.

Hourly Rates

$250.00 per hour

Divorce
My divorce practice is limited to uncontested divorce and summary dissolution of marriage.
Many people, for a variety of reasons, cannot remain in a marriage. The law provides different routes to end a marriage. Besides a contested divorce, which few can afford, there is the uncontested divorce as well as the summary dissolution of marriage procedure.

In an uncontested divorce, the parties either work out all issues and sign an agreement, or one party secures a default judgment that ends the marriage.

In a summary dissolution, both parties file for divorce jointly. There is less paperwork than in a regular divorce. However, only those who have been married less than 5 years, have no children, own no real property, and have specified debts and property qualify for this procedure.

My office can help with both uncontested divorces and summary dissolutions.

I personally handle all cases. Unlike many law firms, I do not hand the matter over to a paralegal or assistant. Personal service is very important to me.

I charge a flat fee depending upon the size and complexity of the case. My fees for an uncontested divorce begin at $1,500, and for a summary dissolution at $500. My office also accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.

If you would like a consultation, I offer a free one hour initial meeting. Thereafter, my hourly rate is $250. If the case proceeds, the hourly fees charged will be credited towards the flat fee.

Bankruptcy
My practice is limited to representing debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Many people are financially strapped in these troubled times. They may have credit card debts, overwhelming medical bills, a business that failed, or have a house that is worth less than what is owed on it. These problems may be compounded by a job loss or an injury or accident. Filing for bankruptcy protection under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 may be the best option in such cases.

Chapter 7 is a relatively quick process lasting several months that is designed to provide freedom from unsecured debts such as credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, and personal loans. It is sometimes called "liquidation" because the bankruptcy trustee appointed by the court has the option of selling or liquidating any non-exempt assets in order to partially repay creditors. However, liquidation doesn't actually happen often. Many people who file Chapter 7 bankruptcy do not have any non-exempt assets and are able to keep all of their property.

Chapter 13 offers a plan of reorganization of debts payable from earnings while under the protection of the bankruptcy court. It can last from 3 to 5 years. Chapter 13 can stop a foreclosure and allow a debtor to catch up on mortgage payments, or protect property that might be lost in a Chapter 7 case. Under certain circumstances, a second mortgage or home equity line of credit on a property may be reduced to unsecured debt, commonly called lien stripping.

My office can help with both kinds of bankruptcies. I personally handle all cases. Unlike many law firms, I do not hand the matter over to a paralegal or assistant.

I charge a flat fee depending upon the size and complexity of the case. My fees for a Chapter 7 begin at $1,200, and for a Chapter 13 at $3,600. My office also accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.

I offer a free one hour initial meeting. Thereafter, my hourly rate is $250 and if the case proceeds, the hourly fees will be credited towards the flat fee.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In the past, I have represented both creditors and debtors in numerous bankruptcies. Because personal attention to the client is important to me, limiting my practice to only debtors in Chapter 7 or 13 makes sense.

Because so many need help going through the judicial system to end their marriage, I also offer uncontested divorce and summary dissolutions of marriage. The practice is limited to these two because I want to discourage the emotional toll and wasting of resources that results from contesting these cases!

Linda S. Tucker

I am a California native who has also lived in Colorado and Arizona.

After many years in private practice, in 2000 I began a career in government service. I became a Deputy County Counsel for Imperial County, California specializing in Retirement and Pension Law. This was followed by a stint for the Pima County Attorney Office, Civil Division, in Tucson, Arizona, where I represented the county as a creditor in numerous bankruptcy proceedings in 2012.

I retired from public service and then returned to San Diego, California to open the Tucker Law Firm.
License
  • Bar Number: 207720
    California , 2000
  • Bar Number: 025306
    Arizona , 2007
  • Bar Number: 16612
    Colorado , 1987
Education
  • University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
    B.A.
  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
    J.D.

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