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Mark Markus has been practicing exclusively bankruptcy law in California since 1991. Based in Los Angeles, California, he is a Certified Specialist in bankruptcy law by the State Bar of California and is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He represents debtors, creditors, and Trustees in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 throughout California.

Experience in the area

Visit our webpage if you need a bankruptcy attorney for more information on bankruptcy in general and Mark J. Markus in particular. Many questions are answered on the web page (hint, hint).

Organizations

Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association (CDCBAA) Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Financial Lawyers Conference (FLC) National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (LABF) American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) San Fernando Valley Bar Association (SFVBA) Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court

Publications

Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association Newsletter September 2007 (Vol. 1, Issue 2)

Education/Credentials

J.D., University of Arizona 1990. B.A. Economics, California State University, Northridge 1986. For more details please click here

Awards and Honors

Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law--State Bar of California AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (http://www.martindale.com) A+ Rated by Better Business Bureau

Past/Present Clients

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What do you like about this subject?

Bankruptcy is a frequently changing area of the law, that frequently involves multiple disciplines, including tax law, real estate law, family law, estate and trust law, and many others. It is always exciting and quite rewarding to assist people with their serious financial problems.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

IMPORTANT!! please include in your question the county and state where you live (or where the bankruptcy was or will be filed). Answers to many questions are dependent on state law. I can only answer such questions (such as exemptions, real estate matters, etc.) if they are based on California law.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Bankruptcy was originally designed to achieve a balance between debtors and the creditors to whom they owe debts. It was designed so that the economy and society at large is better off by enabling people to properly take advantage of bankruptcy laws.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The new bankruptcy laws, which took effect in October 2005, made many changes to how cases are processed, eligibility to file, etc. But mostly it just created more burdens and paperwork for bankruptcy attorneys and their clients.


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Recent Answers from Mark Markus

2015-02-27 can i add new debt:

You cannot add debt incurred after the filing of a bankruptcy case to a previously filed bankruptcy.      There is no documentation that I'm aware of that you can show.  Bankruptcy only affects debts owed

2015-01-02 Student loans:

Hi Michelle,    You have different options depending on the type of student loans.  If these are public (government) loans, you have several income-based repayment options available, and it can be as low

2014-11-30 Post Bankruptcy foreclosure:

No.  There is no basis of which I am aware for them to charge for removal of personal belongings.      The debt you owe to them was discharged in your bankruptcy and unless you violated some state or local

2014-03-24 Missing Chapter 13 plan payment:

What happens really depends on how your Plan is set up, how many payments you miss, and other factors including the rules of the court in your district.    In Chapter 13, you can seek to suspend or modify

2013-06-19 Lien:

Judgment liens, such as the one you describe, can be removed in bankruptcy if certain numbers match up (the lien must impair an exemption to which the debtor is entitled on the date the bankruptcy case

 

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