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It’s not every day that you hear someone say that bankruptcy has been the foundation of their career. Typically, people try to do everything they can to avoid bankruptcy. Bankruptcy attorney Stephen Burton was exposed to the world of bankruptcy in law school. As a clerk for a bankruptcy law firm, I learned what a powerful tool bankruptcy could be and how it could be used to help people who are facing financial ruin.
As an accomplished attorney, Stephen Burton has taught at the National Business Institute, attends conferences and seminars, and meets with other attorneys to discuss the best practices. If you live near Encino, CA, or Sherman Oaks, CA, and need expert legal assistance for bankruptcy, tax resolution, or debt settlement/resettlement, contact the Burton Law Offices to schedule your initial consultation.
Why Choose Our Law Firm
Bankruptcy, Tax Resolution, and Debt Settlement attorney Stephen Burton is committed to being
Knowledgeable: By specializing in these fields, I can dedicate my time and expertise to achieve the best outcomes for my clients.
Available: Your case is not beholden to a 9-5 schedule and neither, should I? I am available whenever you need my services.
Empathetic: Dealing with these legal challenges can be an emotional and tumultuous time. Having an empathetic lawyer working with you to achieve the best result is extremely important to me.
California Bankruptcy Lawyer On Your Side
As a bankruptcy law firm, Burton Law Offices specializes in the following types of bankruptcy.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: If individuals or businesses meet the requirements of a means test they may file for bankruptcy under Experienced Chapter 7. This type of relief would wipe out most of your debts. However, to achieve that you will be required to sell some or all of your assets to repay creditors. In California, your property is exempt from liquidation.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Under the supervision of a court-appointed trustee and the approval of a creditors’ committee, you may file Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This type of bankruptcy allows you to reorganize your debts. For small businesses, there is a simplified version of the process.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Chapter 13 bankruptcy is for individuals who don’t qualify for or prefer not to use Chapter 7. In this form of bankruptcy, an individual restructures their debts through a court-sanctioned repayment plan. Typically, this takes three to five years to be resolved.
If you live near Encino, CA, or Sherman Oaks, CA, and are considering filing for bankruptcy, contact the Burton Law Offices to schedule your initial consultation. Using a lawyer to file bankruptcy can be the difference between you minimizing your losses or never recovering from your debts.
California Tax Resolution Attorney Dedicated to Protecting Your Well-Being
Encino CA, and Oak, CA tax collection agencies are well-known for being aggressive towards taxpayers. The system is not designed to be accommodating to you. Working with a tax resolution attorney from Burton Law Offices will help you put you on a level playing field with the collection agencies.
The collection process can be swift, harsh, and inconsistent as it applies to different taxpayers. Businesses that have a strong balance sheet and are capable of generating strong cash flows can have difficulty negotiating resolutions with the state. The federal statutes of limitation for collection activity expire after 10 years. In California, collection activity can last up to 30 years.
How Will A Tax Resolution Attorney Handle My Case?
The first step is to have an initial strategy meeting. In this session, we will identify your goals, how to achieve them, and what it is going to take. As a tax resolution attorney, my goal is to make sure that you only have to use my services once.
California does not provide a comprehensive tax resolution path and it can be difficult to navigate without expert-level help. If you live near Encino, CA, or Sherman Oaks, CA, and need assistance resolving your taxes, contact the Burton Law Offices to schedule your initial consultation.
A Debt Resolution Lawyer Can Ease The Burden Of Your High Number of Bills
The increased financial strain and stress that comes with increasing costs, bills, and debts can be overwhelming. Unsure what your options are? Instead of filing for bankruptcy, debt settlement may be your best option.
A common tactic to resolve income back taxes is to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. When you do this, you can discharge all of your income taxes more than three years old. The tax liens can be lowered by using your pensions or retirement savings as a benchmark. This would allow you to enter into a more manageable repayment plan and have a smaller tax burden.
Debt resolution lawyer Stephen Burton can help you get your financial life back on track. If you live near Encino, CA, or Sherman Oaks, CA, and want to start living your life debt-free, contact the Burton Law Offices to schedule your initial consultation.
“What People Say”
“[Attorney Burton] got creditors to back off and was able to devise a plan that not only satisfied creditors but also enabled us to keep our house and other assets.”
– Marcus J.
“We were impressed by his knowledge, skill and his reassurance that we could get through this…having someone like Steve Burton there to protect our interests has given us peace of mind.”
– David and Barbara A.
Need To Find The Right Attorney For Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement Or Tax Resolutions?
You need an attorney that…
- Is a member in good standing of the California Bar Association
- Has a track record of satisfied clients
- Specializes in Bankruptcy
- Practices Bankruptcy law on a regular basis
- Takes continuing education courses to stay abreast of changes in the law
- Knows the court judges’ rules
- Is someone with whom you’re comfortable discussing your finances
- Offers a free consultation to assess your situation
If you are facing financial challenges such as job loss, overwhelming debt or unpaid taxes, you have come to the right place. Attorney Stephen Burton‘s exclusive focus on and decades of experience in Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement and Tax Resolution will help you get the fresh start you need. Serving the San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Conejo Valley, and greater Los Angeles.
How To Find Us?
Encino Office: 16133 Ventura Boulevard, 7th Floor, Encino, CA 91436
Sherman Oaks: 15260 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 514-1355
Monday - Friday (09:00am – 05:00pm)
Saturday: By Appointment Only
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The Road To Financial Health
Your bank account is empty. Your credit cards are maxed out. You’re afraid to answer the phone. How did this happen to someone like you?
If you’re like most people in this situation, you’re feeling the impact of the economic downturn. You also may have experienced the death of a partner or close relative, illness, divorce, or a negative employment change such as job loss or salary reduction. Like you, others in this situation weren’t always in these circumstances; most were financially stable – many were extremely successful – before disaster hit.
Getting Started towards Financial Freedom
The good news: there’s a solution, a road to financial wellness that lets you regain your balance and rebuild your life. Whether your solution is to renegotiate debts, resolve tax obligations with the IRS, or file bankruptcy, becoming educated about your choices is the first step on the road to health. To learn about your options, you need an attorney who is savvy about bankruptcy law, whom you trust to understand your circumstances, and who can clearly explain your alternatives. Attorney Stephen Burton has the specialized qualifications and experience you need to reestablish financial health.