Transferring Exempt Property is Not a Fraudulent Transfer Under California Law

Transferring Exempt Property May Not be a Fraudulent Transfer

Transferring Exempt Property May Not be a Fraudulent Transfer Under California Law It is not uncommon for debtors to want to maximize the amount of property they get to keep to avoid creditor collection efforts, especially efforts to collect their personal residence. Generally, the California Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) prohibits debtors from transferring ownership … Read More

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Bankruptcy Exemptions – Can a Court Deny Exemptions After Law v. Siegel?

Limits on Court Authority to Deny Bankruptcy Exemptions When a debtor files for chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy, the debtor is entitled to certain exemptions which effect creditor’s rights. The exempt property is shielded from the creditors circling around the debtor’s estate for collection of their outstanding loans. One well-known bankruptcy exemption is the … Read More

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Bankruptcy Lien Avoidance on Exempt Property for Nondischargeable Debts [11 USC 522(f)(1) & 523(a)]

Debtor’s Rights in Bankruptcy to Avoid Judgment Liens Under Section 522(f)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code Debtors are likely subject to bankruptcy due to their inability to satisfy outstanding obligations to unsatisfied creditors. Bankruptcy affords a debtor protections in furtherance of the bankruptcy code‘s central goal to provide a fresh start to good faith debtors subjected … Read More

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Bankruptcy Discharge – An Effective Guide [11 U.S.C. § 524]

You may have recently received a letter from a trustee in a pending bankruptcy case indicating that the debtor received a discharge in the bankruptcy. You are not alone if you have no idea what this notice of discharge means. Does a notice of discharge mean that all preference (read about the two most heavily … Read More

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Homestead Exemption California: The Ultimate Guide to CCP § 704.730

While many California homeowners have heard of the homestead exemption, few understand how this powerful tool can be used to ensure that homeowners stay in their homes, despite creditors, judgments, and even bankruptcies. Below, the experienced California bankruptcy attorneys at Talkov Law provide the tips and tricks to maximize your California homestead exemption. What is … Read More

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How Much Equity Can a Debtor Have in Their Home and Still File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

How Much Home Equity Can a Debtor Exempt in California Bankruptcy? As California bankruptcy attorneys, we are often asked how much equity a debtor can have in their home and still file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy? The answer is simple: anyone can file for bankruptcy, but it may not be wise to if the debtor’s … Read More

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Huge Increase in Homestead Exemption in California [Bankruptcy 2021 AB 1885 SB 832]

**For an updated article on this subject, please refer to our Ultimate Guide to the Homestead Exemption in California** New California Homestead Exemption Amount (2021) Signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18, 2020, the new California homestead exemption under AB 1885 will become effective January 1, 2021. This was noted by Gov. Newsom in an … Read More

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4 Tricks to Stop the Bankruptcy Trustee From Selling Your House

The Tricks that the Bankruptcy Trustees Don’t Want You to Know! How to Avoid the Sale of Your Property By a Chapter 7 Trustee It may come as a surprise to many involved in bankruptcy that the Chapter 7 Trustee is in control of all assets of the bankruptcy estate. That estate include “all legal … Read More

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Bankruptcy Trustee Must “Recover” Property to Deny Debtor Exemption Under Section 522(g)

Bankruptcy trustees sometimes seek to create value for their bankruptcy estates at the expense of debtors by seeking to deny a bankruptcy exemption by claiming that the trustee “recovered” property of the estate. However, whether the Trustee can make such a claim depends on the facts of the case. The Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. § … Read More

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