Newhall bankruptcy lawyer to protect you from creditors

Stop lawsuits

When you file bankruptcy with an experienced Newhall bankruptcy attorney, you can no longer be sued for old debts. Lawsuits stop immediately.

Stop wage garnishment

If you’ve already been sued for a credit card debt, the judgment can turn into a wage garnishment. They’re allowed to take 25% of your net pay for your debt. File bankruptcy and protect your paycheck.

Stop Foreclosure

Late on house payments? If you file bankruptcy, you can stop the foreclosure sale, save your home, and force the lender to accept the repayment over years.

Stop creditor harassment

Collection calls can ruin a perfectly good day. They go out of their way to make you feel miserable. If you file bankruptcy, the creditor calls stop, and you get peace. Finally.

Stop car repossession

You fell late on car payments. Now, they’re threatening to repo your car.  While you don’t get a free car in bankruptcy, filing bankruptcy stops the repo so you can catch up quickly.

Start rebuilding your credit, and your life.

There is credit after bankruptcy. Sure, a bankruptcy is bad on your Experian. But, when you file bankruptcy, you get a chance to start new. A chance to show that you can repay on time. This helps your score go up so you can rebuild after bankruptcy discharge.

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Award-Winning Quality

Why risk a cut-rate coupon counsel when you can afford a Newhall bankruptcy lawyer who has been voted best bankruptcy attorney multiple times. This is because we're active in the bankruptcy law community, leading organizations of attorneys. We don't just attend bankruptcy classes, but present them to other bankruptcy attorneys


We have an affordable payment plan. You decide how much to pay each month, and how often to pay. We do it this way because you know what you need your money for. Why let other firms auto-deduct money from you? With us, you're in control.

Personalized Attention

Trust your once-in-a-lifetime Acton bankruptcy to an attorney who treats you like you're my only client. You don't need to be treated like a number and get lost in massive volume where they do tons of cases for 79 cents. I personally handle all aspects of all my cases. Lawyers are known to be impersonal. With us, find out what customer service feels like.

Newhall bankruptcy lawyer Hale Andrew Antico


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Best bankruptcy attorney awards

Thank you for your hand holding and advice. You are really good at what you do and I am truly grateful I had you to represent me.... I know you worked very hard and you helped make this whole process so much easier for me (and your other clients too).

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I will highly recommend you should I come across a friend or colleague in a similar situation as mine.


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When you contact us, we’ll arrange a consultation and go over your options. After that, you think it over with no pressure. Finally, if and when you decide this is the best option, I’ll begin work on your bankruptcy petition. I’ll personally review the completed schedules with you, and file them with the court. And yes, I’ll personally be at your 341(a) Meeting of Creditors with you, and answer all your questions.

    Different Types of Bankruptcies

    There are two primary types of consumer bankruptcies. First, there’s chapter 7 bankruptcy. Also, there’s chapter 13. They have different pros and cons, and you’re going to want to talk to an experienced Newhall bankruptcy attorney before deciding which is right for you.

    Chapters of Consumer Bankruptcy

    Often known as liquidation bankruptcy, a Chapter 7 is the type of bankruptcy where a bankruptcy trustee can take your assets to repay debts. Because you don’t repay your debts, it is faster. However, they give much greater scrutiny to the money you repaid grandma last month, and all those Zelle transfers you made over the past few years. Even though you may not have intended anything bad, fraudulent transfers are problems. Typically, Chapter 7 bankruptcy does not discharge tax debt, fraud, domestic support obligations, and student loan debt.

    Chapter 13 is debt consolidation where you are protected from lawsuits. This happens while you make affordable payments to repay your debts. Also, the credit cards can’t keep charging interest. There’s a set ending point. Consequently, you can get off the hamster wheel and just be finished. Finally, this option is helpful for making repayments on late mortgage debts, catching up on income tax debt to the IRS or FTB, and has extended automatic stay protections to codebtors, such as a nonfiling spouse.

    So there are key differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. You may think you want the cheap fast one. A couple warnings. First, the Chapter 7 bankruptcy has greater scrutiny by the United States Trustee and bankruptcy trustee. Second, you can lose things in Chapter 7, which is why exemptions and California homestead exemption are key.

    Third, you don’t always get to choose. Chapter 7 bankruptcy eligibility is a factor. This involves the bankruptcy means test, which compares your current monthly income against the median income for your household size. Let a professional bankruptcy attorney be your guide in a no-pressure consultation.

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      Note: while the only office is in Palmdale CA in Los Angeles County, you'll never need to drive anywhere. All business is conveniently done with Zoom and email attachments. We're proud to serve all of Los Angeles County and Orange County for about 20 years now. I'll be honored to help you also.

      Finding a Newhall CA Bankruptcy Lawyer

      There aren’t many Newhall CA bankruptcy lawyers. Newhall CA 91321 is a town in Santa Clarita with an Old Town, which is the oldest town of all. It’s a neighborhood on the southern edge of the Santa Clarita Valley, and its oldest neighborhood. It has a rich cowboy history even though its high school is nicknamed the Indians. It’s home to the Walk of Western Stars in Old Town Newhall. There aren’t many Newhall CA bankruptcy lawyers.

      History of Newhall CA Bankruptcy

      Henry Newhall founded the community with his name after he came to California in 1850 seeking gold. That didn’t pan out for him. However, after a couple of other business ventures, in 1870, he bought about 50,000 acres for only $2 an acre. This included what is today Newhall. He died about 10 years later, but left five sons.

      These boys started Newhall Land and Farming, a company discovered on the brink of bankruptcy in 1928 by the last remaining brother, Mayo Newhall. It’s not clear if Mayo consulted with a Santa Clarita bankruptcy attorney for a Newhall CA bankruptcy, but it turns out the company eventually filed a Chapter 11bankruptcy in 2008. Most Newhall residents wouldn’t file Chapter 11, but one of the other types of bankruptcies.

      Newhall has about 50,000 residents, and is only 418 feet above sea level.  Adjacent San Fernando Valley is a bad choice for residents of Newhall CA to seek a bankruptcy lawyer. San Fernando Valley bankruptcy attorneys are used to going to bankruptcy court in Woodland Hills. Folks locally who need a Newhall CA bankruptcy need to file their Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Los Angeles.  Valley lawyers don’t like to go to downtown L.A. In 2017, valley residents filed 3,422 Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases in the San Fernando Valley, which is over the hill from Newhall CA.

      It would surprise many people, but Placerita Canyon once went through from Sierra Highway to San Fernando Road. However, that stretch of road is privately owned. The street started a service road to an oil company in the 1930s. In 1995, the Placerita Canyon Property Owners’ Assn voted to install a barrier, and then a gate, forcing anyone not living in their peaceful villa to take a three-mile detour. There is no truth it was done to enhance property values, but really, it’s just about safety and avoiding potential liability. If they got sued, they’d want to do the means test for Chapter 7.

      Western heritage

      There’s a Gene Autry connection to Newhall CA. Autry purchased a 110-acre ranch in 1953. The ranch was located in Placerita Canyon, and he renamed it to Melody Ranch, after the movie of the same name. The same concept was used when a hotel chain renamed itself Holiday Inn. This was after the Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire film of that same name. Melody Ranch was used for shooting films until it was devastated by a Placerita Cyn brushfire in 1962.

      Many people sought a Chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyer after their home went up in flames, though there’s no indication Autry ever did. After Gene Autry’s favorite horse died in 1990, he put the Newhall CA 91321 ranch up for sale. It’s now a museum. They have a Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.

      Newhall CA is also home to the Downtown Newhall Western Walk of Fame, which started in 1981. Actually, that’s not true. It’s no longer called Downtown Newhall CA but now it’s Old Town Newhall which is more fancy and upscale sounding. And it’s no longer the Western Walk of Fame, but the Walk of Western Stars.  This is because the Hollywood Walk of Fame sued because only its walk can be famous. The Newhall CA walk is less famous, and now has a name that won’t upset Hollywood’s lawyers who’d drive it to a Newhall CA bankruptcy.

      Other landmarks in Newhall CA

      Newhall CA 91321 residents who need a bankruptcy attorney may want to go to Valencia, where some out-of-towners set up shop with one of their satellite offices. But these bankruptcy lawyers have likely never eaten at the Smokehouse on Main in Newhall (the brisket is amazing) or the Refinery across the street. Santa Clarita bankruptcy attorney Hale Antico has eaten at both restaurants. Why? Because he’s local and grew up here.

      In fact, the Refinery got its name from the Pioneer Newhall oil refinery. The Newhall Oil refinery was completed in 1874 for a whopping $3,000. it was California’s first oil refinery operated on a commercial scale. Before it shut down and suffered vandalism in the 1990s, drivers along the Antelope Valley Freeway (highway 14) could see its smokestack with a flame that was always burning, like a petroleum Statue of Liberty.

      Even the mighty Standard Oil (later Chevron) had to move on and pull up stakes. Chevron never did file bankruptcy, but Texaco Oil did in 1987. And if Newhall CA 91321 residents ever need to file bankruptcy, Santa Clarita bankruptcy lawyer Hale Antico may be the best bankruptcy lawyer to consider. The Newhall Refinery was located across Sierra Highway from Beale’s Cut.

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      Western actor Tom Mix rides a horse jumping Beale’s Cut in Newhall CA

      Beale’s Cut

      Beale’s Cut is another Newhall CA 91321 landmark. Before 1854, the Newhall Pass (then called the Fremont Pass) was a mighty obstacle to travel and commerce. Beale’s Cut grew in 1861 when Edward Fitzgerald Beale dug it deeper to 90 feet in height. Incidentally, until recently, people with a bankruptcy lawyer had to wait 7 years to file bankruptcy again. Stagecoaches took mail through  Beale’s Cut.   Travel continued in the Beale’s Cut in Newhall California until the 1910 completion of the Newhall Tunnel. DW Griffith and John Ford used the landmark in many western films.

      Like the Refinery, there was even a Beale’s Cut restaurant named after this landmark. The eatery then became Cal Islands restaurant, later razed to make way for Via Princessa to go through and connect to Whites Canyon Road.

      The Beale’s Cut landmark still exists in Newhall 91321. Vandals trashed it, literally, with graffiti and by dumping garbage near it. It’s now fenced off and barricaded and hidden from the street, soon to be forgotten… as a way to protect it. Almost two hundred years later, the Newhall Pass is still a mighty obstacle to travel, as Santa Clarita bankruptcy lawyer Hale Antico knows firsthand from driving past it through the Newhall Pass to help his clients at Los Angeles bankruptcy court.

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