Author Archives: Carl Starrett

Carl Starrett is a consumer bankruptcy attorney in San Diego, California helping debtors file for protection under Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Finding the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You

Finding the right bankruptcy attorney for you is not an easy process. In the last several months, I have taken phone calls from 2 debtors that hired out-of-area attorneys only to be abandoned in the middle of complex Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.  Both paid lots of money up front only to be left without an…

The Importance of Jury Duty

As I sit in the crowded jury lounge at the El Cajon Superior Court in Southern California, I am reminded of the importance of jury duty.  We are a nation of great freedoms, many more freedoms than responsibilities.  One of those responsibilities is to be available for jury duty.  In fact, I would place jury…

Stop Using Credit Your Credit Cards Before Filing for Bankruptcy

Even if you aren’t considering bankruptcy right now, you are probably reading this because you are in financial  trouble.  Stop using your credit cards!  If you do end up seeing an attorney, continuing to use your credit cards could make the purchases nondischargeable.  “Nondischageable” is fancy lawyer talk that means “you are stuck with this…