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Bankruptcy & Estate Planning Law Firm in Culver City

When you call the Law Offices of James C. Shields, you will reach a team of attorneys who have compassion for helping individuals find legal resolution for their financial worries. If you live in Culver City and are struggling with built-up debt, we understand the stress and anxiety you may be feeling. Our lawyers have decades of experience with the legal practices of debt relief, and can help you find the best route towards getting back on your feet. Additionally, we have comprehensive knowledge of California estate and probate laws to provide you with dependable guidance to establish your wishes for the future of your assets and loved ones.

Find Your Best Path for Declaring Bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy has a negative stigma, but the reality is that many individuals struggle with debts, and bankruptcy is a valid and helpful method of relieving them. Our attorneys have an acute familiarity with the laws that govern bankruptcy and the legal processes you will need to follow in order to be successful. We can work with your individual case to help you determine the best option to meet your financial needs.

We can help you understand the difference between the two main chapters of bankruptcy:

  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 13

We understand that you have unique financial needs and want to help you understand the pros and cons of each method of declaring bankruptcy as they pertain to your case. Generally, if you have little or no significant assets and want immediate debt relief, Chapter 7 bankruptcy might be right for you. If you don't want to risk losing your house or car to liquidation and want a payment plan that will give you the time you need to pay off your debt, you may be better served declaring Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Establish a Plan for Your Estate

Unless you take the necessary legal steps to declare your wishes for the handling of your assets after you pass, the power to decide what happens to your money, property, and loved ones falls to the court system. When state laws dictate your financial legacy, you have no control over whether or not the ones who are most important to you are supported on your terms. With the help of an estate planning lawyer at the Law Offices of James C. Shields, you can establish a plan to ensure that all decisions made will be your own and that your wishes are upheld even when you can no longer voice them.

We can help you with the following aspects of estate planning:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Healthcare
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of Attorney

Don't let the court decide your family's fate; take the necessary action to maintain your control over your own assets with the help of an experienced and compassionate attorney.

Let Us Help You Reach Financial Security

At the Law Offices of James C. Shields, it is our mission to providing nothing but the highest quality legal support to individuals seeking debt relief or estate administration. The financial needs of our clients are our top priority and we are dedicated to meeting them with efficiency and diligence. Call today for free consultation of your case.

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"The Law Offices of James C. Shields is located in Torrance and proudly serves clients all throughout the South Bay including:

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Law Offices of James C. Shields - Torrance Bankruptcy & Estate Planning Attorney
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