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Judge Yun’s July 28, 2015 Chapter 13 Calendar

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Judge Yun’s July 28  chapter 13 calendar

The other day I was in Judge Yun’s courtroom and he said that his July 28, 2015 chapter 13 calendar was going to be huge. Each year the Riverside chapter 13 trustee spends a day in front of the chapter 13 judges with motions to dismiss for tax case returns not being sent to the trustee. As a condition for confirmation in a less than 100% case, the debtor must send his or her ...

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Judge Yun and Contributions Part 4

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Judge Yun continued his analysis in his chapter 13 case discussing contribution declarations:

1. Contributions by Boyfriend

In the present case, the Debtor has failed to provide sufficient evidence to persuade the court that the contributions from Boyfriend meet the requirements to establish feasibility. First, the only evidence submitted regarding Boyfriend’s relationship to the Debtor and his motivation to make the contributions merely indicates that he lives with the Debtor. Boyfriend Decl. ¶ 1. Counsel’s representations at the confirmation hearing that Boyfriend ...

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Judge Yun and Contributions Part 3

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As we continue Judge Yun’s Discussion of Contributions in chapter 13:

III. DISCUSSION A. Feasibility

The Debtor’s Plan is only feasible if her income includes the $700.00 monthly contribution from Boyfriend or Mother because the Debtor’s own take-home income of $4,300.00 is insufficient to meet even her regular monthly expenses of $4,510.00. In order for a chapter 13 plan to be confirmed, a debtor must demonstrate that she “will be able to make all payments under the plan and to comply with ...

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Judge Yun and Contribution Declarations: Part two

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This is Judge Yun discussion on why he does not accept contribution declarations:

I. PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

The Debtor originally filed her bankruptcy case under chapter 7, and the chapter 7 trustee’s Report of No Distribution was entered on October 9, 2014. Rather than obtaining a discharge under chapter 7, the Debtor subsequently filed a motion seeking conversion of her case to chapter 13, which the court granted. Debtor’s Mot. to Convert Case, ECF No. 14; Order on Debtor’s Mot. to Convert Case, ...

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Efficiency and Best Case Bankruptcy Software

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 Building Your Bankruptcy Business through Best Case Software

Your bankruptcy business will grow through your marketing efforts and how efficiently you run your business.

Marketing allows you to bring in the clients, but working with clients efficiently will allow you to make more money from each client.

Most of us charge our clients a flat fee to prepare and file a bankruptcy petition with the court. Therefore it is important to work up the petition as quickly and accurately as possible.

The less attorney ...

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Bankruptcy Marketing: More Marketing to former clients

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Last week we talked about marketing to your former bankruptcy clients as a way to increase the referrals you receive for your bankruptcy  practice. We talked about asking for a referral just before the 341(a) meeting of creditors as the client will be in a frame of mind to listen to what you have to say. She wants the process to go smoothly, so she is in attention mode.  The following are other times to ask for referrals:

2.  Ask your ...

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Bankruptcy Marketing: Target Your Former Clients

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Bankruptcy Marketing to Former Bankruptcy Clients

If your bankruptcy practice is like mine, you meet many people each week who want to discuss their financial condition. Some of these people you retain as clients and some walk out the door. The clients you retain work with you for several weeks as they gather the financial information you need to draft their bankruptcy petitions. They pay you and your staff to prepare the case and you and your staff invest time and ...

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Vacation and the Bankruptcy Attorney

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It is the beginning of August and I am sitting in Riverside Trustee Arturo Cisneros’ 341(a) hearings. As usual the trustee is his efficient self and we have plenty of time between the hourly calendars. (This helps my clients as they have forgotten their Social Security proof and now have to scamper back home to get the proof.)

As I sit here waiting, I realize that my vacation is around the corner and ponder the three reasons a bankruptcy attorney and ...

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Bankruptcy Marketing for Introverts

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Have you been at a networking event and watched the extroverted people go from person to person without a care in the world. Then we introverted person are dying inside because we hate being as such events. So what are we introverts to do to market our bankruptcy practices?

Last month I went to a bankruptcy seminar and sat next to a young bankruptcy attorney. I asked her what she did to promote her office. She said that she was an ...

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Bankruptcy Marketing: The Cross-sell

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Do your clients know what you do besides bankruptcy?

A client finds you on the internet and calls you looking for help with bankruptcy. The client is totally focused on his bankruptcy problem. He looks to you for bankruptcy advice. In his eyes you are the bankruptcy expert.

You help him through the bankruptcy process and he obtains a discharge. He only knows you as a bankruptcy lawyer. However, if you do other things in the law field,

he may not know about ...

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