Why Call A Bankruptcy Attorney?
Going through a bankruptcy can be a very stressful time for anyone. If you find yourself worried, or concerned about what a bankruptcy means to you and how it will impact you, your business, or your family, please reach out to us. Let us see how we can be of service to you.
Nicholas Gebelt has decades of experience, having helped thousands of people in situations that are likely very similar to yours. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Let us help you find it.
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My name is Nicholas Gebelt, and I’m a bankruptcy attorney who represents both debtors and creditors here in Whittier, California.
Let me start by talking about what I do for debtors because most of my practice focuses on helping them. I file for bankruptcy protection under Chapters 7, 11, and 13, either to get rid of debts entirely, say in the Chapter 7, or to make the paying of those debts — in whole, or in part — a manageable process in either Chapter 13 or Chapter 11. In addition, I do Subchapter V bankruptcies. Subchapter Vs are somewhat streamlined versions of Chapter 11s.
I also represent debtors in bankruptcy litigation, either in adversary proceedings — lawsuits in the Bankruptcy Court — or in contested matters. I have a very good track record. Many of the adversaries involve challenges to the discharge of a particular debt or, to the entire bankruptcy, as well as disputes over assets. If you are a debtor in need of representation, I can do a very good job for you. Read More
Bankruptcy Attorney Nicholas Gebelt received his law degree from the University of Virginia, one of the top 10 law schools in the nation. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA and has worked as a professor at several universities.
As a math professor, Mr. Gebelt can clearly explain complex ideas to those without a technical background. Working as an educator, he developed a great deal of patience, so he’s willing to take the time necessary to ensure that his clients understand the relevant bankruptcy law and what he is doing for them.
Mr. Gebelt is very responsive to client’s questions. He returns client calls and emails quickly. He doesn’t leave the client wondering what’s going on with the case.
By: Nicholas Gebelt on 10th June 2021
IV. The Constitutional Problem With A § 706(b) Motion I thank Daniel Press, an attorney practicing in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland, for giving me his notes, which served as an afflatus for some of today’s post. A. Historical Background 1. The Chapter 13 Context When Chapter 13 was enacted...
By: Nicholas Gebelt on 09th June 2021
III. Dealing With A Motion To Convert Pursuant To Section 706(b) This post assumes familiarity with my last two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) of this multi-part series. Thus, while you can certainly read this post without reading those previous ones, you’ll get more out of it if you...
By: Nicholas Gebelt on 08th June 2021
In my last post I began to set the stage for a discussion of § 706(b) motions to convert a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case to one under Chapter 11 by considering § 707 motions to dismiss. I noted that § 707(b)(2) only applies to individual cases in which the debtor’s...
By: Nicholas Gebelt on 06th June 2021
There is an alarming trend facing us, and it is not the latest teen-age fashions. It is the filing of motions pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 706(b), to convert individual nonconsumer Chapter 7 cases to Chapter 11. Because the topic of § 706(b) motions is a bit complicated, and requires...
By: Nicholas Gebelt on 06th December 2017
In a recent issue of the L.A. Times, Liz Weston compared bankruptcy and debt settlement as ways to deal with overwhelming debt. Her column was good, but given the limited space she had, it was a bit brief. In this post I will expand on her discussion. I. Debt Settlement...
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