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Debt Solutions

Are you a casualty of the national recession — jobless, without income and the victim of foreclosure efforts, creditor harassment, auto repossession or wage garnishment in Sonoma County?

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Many times, a simple phone call to our law offices can cause a creditor to leave you alone. Experienced Santa Rosa Bankruptcy Lawyer Brian Barta knows how to put an immediate stop to the way you are being mistreated. Your initial consultation is FREE of charge.



Whether through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy, you can find solutions to your debt problems, either discharging your debt or making it more manageable.

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Santa Rosa Bankruptcy Lawyer

Law Offices of Brian Barta - Sonoma County, California

bankruptcy attorney brian barta santa rosa caIf you are facing mountains of medical debt or credit card debt liability that attracts harassing creditors and darkens your family's future, you may be wondering if a personal bankruptcy filing could put your financial problems behind you.

You won't know for sure until you have spoken with an experienced Santa Rosa bankruptcy lawyer — someone who sympathizes with your situation and knows strategies that can bring you back.

Attorney Brian Barta has effectively assisted Sonoma County families like yours for over 20 years. He wants you to know that bankruptcy protections are "on the books" for a reason: to help individuals and families who have fallen on financial hard times through no fault of their own. If you are a casualty of the national recession — jobless or fearing home foreclosure, motor vehicle repossession and garnishment of your wages — Brian Barta has the hard facts and comforting leadership you need.

Your first stop on the road to financial freedom is a free initial consultation with a Santa Rosa debt relief attorney at our law firm. Call (707) 542-2844 or fill out our online form today!

Helping Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Families for 20 Years

Attorney Brian Barta's goal for you is a life after bankruptcy that is free of overwhelming debt, damage to your credit, foreclosure fears and the sleepless nights that come with them.

He provides an individualized approach, educating you on your options and helping you select the type of bankruptcy solutions that will best help you experience lasting debt relief and financial freedom. Whether you are facing credit card debt, medical bills or significant outstanding debts, he will help you either discharge the debt or make it more manageable through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy— Also known as liquidation bankruptcy, this allows you to discharge all unsecured debt, including credit card bills and medical bills.
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy— Known as reorganizational bankruptcy, this option restructures your debt into comfortable three- to five-year repayment plans. While you must still pay back much of the debt, it is accomplished in a much more manageable manner. You are also usually able to keep the assets associated to this debt, paying them down over time.

Both forms of consumer bankruptcy allow the individual relief from the strain of debt and harassment of creditors. As soon as you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stop is put to all garnishments, creditor contact, foreclosure proceedings, and car or truck repossessions.

To experience this relief, you must take the first step of contacting an attorney and learning your options in filing for bankruptcy.

At the Law Offices of Brian Barta, we believe that bankruptcy is a benefit to all of us. Why? Because once you repay, reorganize or restructure your debt, you can get back on your feet and return as a participating member of society.

Your Initial Consultation With an Attorney is Free

Contact experienced Santa Rosa bankruptcy attorney Brian Barta for the free consultation that could turn your life around. Call us at (707) 542-2844, or e-mail us. If you need an evening appointment, we can provide it. We also serve clients throughout the north Bay Area, including Petaluma, Windsor, Healdsburg, Rohnert Part, Cotati, and others. Se habla español.

We are a California debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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  • Thank you for being so kind to us in our initial consultation. I will never forget how bad I felt about myself; you made it easier for me to hold my chin up and move forward. Since then I have referred several people to you who have since thanked me saying you made the process so much easier than they ever imagined ... Thank you again for giving us our life back! E.L & V.L.. Read More
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California Senate Bill SB 308 Increases Bankruptcy Exemptions

Bankruptcy Exemptions For Your Home

On May 22, 2015 the California Senate passed a great new bill that would help Californians who file for bankruptcy protect more property, specifically equity in their homes and vehicles.  Currently, a person filing bankruptcy can protect anywhere from $100,000 up to $175,000 equity in their residence, depending on their age, marital status, and the number of people in the household.  SB 308 is a bill that was strongly supported by consumer groups and advocates that substantially increased the amount of home equity that can be protected to an across-the-board $300,000 for all debtors.  That means a person can file bankruptcy and keep his/her house even if it is free and clear of liens as long as the value is less than $300,000.  Alternatively , if the fair market value minus the mortgage(s) is less than $300,000, the home is safe in bankruptcy no matter how high the home price.  The increase in protection for home equity provided for by SB 308 is huge, especially for residents of a state like California that has high home values that are rapidly rising even higher.

Bankruptcy Exemptions For Vehicles

Currently, you can protect up to $2,900 worth of equity in vehicles in a bankruptcy.  SB 308 more than doubles the amount of automobile equity that can be exempted.  This more reasonable exemption limit will ensure that more debtors can file bankruptcy without losing one of their most valuable and necessary assets.

Overall, Senate Bill 308 makes important and much-needed changes that will allow more struggling Californians to get a fresh start while protecting their essential assets.  The next step in the process is for this bill to proceed to  the California State Assembly.  Passage of the bill in the Assembly would indeed be a victory for the citizens of California!       

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The Law Offices of Brian Barta serve clients in need of debt relief through bankruptcy law in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Cloverdale, Cotati, and surrounding communities throughout Sonoma County in the north Bay Area. Our law office also represents clients in the communities of Mendocino County, Napa County and throughout Northern California.

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