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BANKRUPTCY

Chapter 7 is the number one bankruptcy chapter filed in the United States and is commonly known as liquidation bankruptcy. Through liquidation consumers are able to discharge (get rid of) most debts generally acquired by consumers (i.e. credit cards, medical bills, lawsuits, etc…). However, there are also some debts that are non-dischargeable (i.e, student loans, taxes for the past three years, lawsuits when they are based on fraud, etc…). This is why it is important to have an attorney to guide you through the process.

Chapter 7 was enacted by Congress to protect the people’s right to live free of debt. We all want to have a credit card, purchase a house or a car, and live the American Dream. Unfortunately, many banks will provide credit to individuals knowing they will struggle to repay the debt because the bank can then charge the highest interest rate possible. When this happens, individuals acquire debt that only grows each month until it reaches the point that the debt is un-payable and the consumer struggles to even have just enough to pay for the basic human needs. This is when filing for Bankruptcy Chapter 7 is the only option.

One of the primary purposes of bankruptcy is to discharge certain debts to give an honest debtor a "fresh start." The debtor has no liability for discharged debts. In a chapter 7 case, however, a discharge is only available to individual debtors, not to partnerships or corporations. 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(1). Although an individual chapter 7 case usually results in a discharge of debts, the right to a discharge is not absolute, and some types of debts are not discharged. Moreover, a bankruptcy discharge does not extinguish a lien on property.

Do you feel like there is no way out of debt? Call us, we can help you. Protect yourself and your family from harassing creditors. The moment you hire our services, is the moment you can pick up your phone without worrying that a creditor on the other side of the line, and if it is, all you have to do is let them know that the best bankruptcy attorney is representing you and give them our number. $300.00 can start your process.

Civil Litigation

This office has proven to be tough defending its clients on either side of the face of the complaint.

Being a Plaintiff’s Attorney for the employee, has given this office the experience to be on the defense side defending employers from frivolous claims from employees.

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This office has also provided its clients with representation against insurance companies who have refused to honor their contracts and denied proper claims. Along with Breach of Contract and  Fraud claims against businesses and business partners, the Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt provides full service representation.

Daily life presents us with difficult situations that require the assistance of a professional Attorney. The Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt is here to help during those difficult times

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Power of Attorney

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When creating your estate plan or building your business, it is important to work with a lawyer who can understand your objectives and legal needs, as well as the experience and knowledge to help you succeed.

At the Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt, we understand our clients' goals and concerns. Attorney Yolanda Flores-Burt makes the often complicated and obtuse world of legalese simple for all of her clients, and she will be there to help you through all of your legal matters. Attorney Flores-Burt offers the best prices in the High Desert and surrounding areas because she believes that no one should ever have to choose between putting food on their table or obtaining the legal assistance that they need. As a sole practitioner for nearly 15 years, Ms. Burt has a record of compassion and commitment to each of her clients that cannot be matched.

At the Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt, we know that Estate Planning can be intimidating for people. Our bilingual team understands this and will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable in our office. We are prepared to make complex Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and other Estate planning matters extremely simple and hassle free for our clients. We will take whatever time is necessary to help you understand your options and will walk you through every step of the estate planning process.

ADA DEFENSE

At the Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt, we vigorously defend our clients against ADA Lawsuits. Attorney Yolanda Flores-Burt, as a sole practitioner of law, a former nurse and a mother of two who put herself through law school is a real fighter. Ms. Burt has developed specific defense strategies in the context of ADA-related lawsuits. These strategies are designed to not only save our clients lots of time and expenses, but they are designed to help protect our clients from the all too common drive-by ADA litigants. See, 60 Minutes - Abusive Drive-By Lawsuits

Individuals who drive all over the state looking for every technical violation they can find, violations like faded paint or a missing handicapped sign. Who then extort small businesses and hardworking Americans out of a substantial sum of money.

Attorney Flores-Burt guides her clients through each step of the process when defending against an ADA lawsuit. Above all else, Ms. Flores-Burt believes that she serves her clients. Therefore, at the Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt, we ensure that our clients are kept up to date and that they are well informed as to all of their options. At the Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt, you will never feel pressured to take any course of action over another. Our office will explain the complex nature of ADA Lawsuits to you in a straightforward and understandable way. Our Office will always keep you up to date as to all of your options, and our office will let you chose the option that works best for you. Attorney Flores-Burt understands that things change and that a client may change their mind as to the course of action they wish to take in these matters. We encourage open dialogue with all of our clients, and we will change course if our client so chooses.

Wrongful Termination

The firm handles complaints of wrongful termination matters against employers. California is a State where for the most part employment is “At Will”, meaning that the relationship employer-employee may end any time without cause. However, sometimes employers and management members overstep the boundaries and terminate employees without the proper course of action and for the wrong reason; there are several laws that protect the fair treatment of the employees.

California courts have determine that the “At Will” employee termination is subject to certain rules imposed by public policy and to refrain employers from intimidating or coercing their employees in any way in order to prevent them from exercising their rights.

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Employees have the right to be compensated fairly for the work they do. The sate of California helps employees to try to resolve wages issues through the Department of Industrial Relations, which will investigate your complaint and make a determination at the end, allowing you to be represented by them, or to provide you with a “Right to Sue Letter”, which will allowed your Attorney to file a complaint in a State Court. 

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Every employee has the right to be treated with respect regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, race, etc… There are State and Federal laws prohibiting the kind of discrimination stated above. When you feel discriminated at work, you file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing nd/or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

These government agencies will investigate you complaint and at the end of their investigation you will be given the  opportunity to be represented by them, if they consider that your case has merits, or they will offer you the “Right to Sue Letter”, which will allow your Attorney to file your complaint in State or Federal Court, depending on the case specifics.

Wrongful termination cases are different  from case to case and each must be carefully and separately analyzed. It is important that employees keep records of every conversation, letter and any materials provided by the employer to determine its merits.

Corporations

California is a State when the opportunity to invest comes every day in different ways. When an opportunity arises, you do not have risk all you have saved during your lifetime. Sometimes you just want to invest a portion of your assets and protect yourself from unexpected situation.

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You have the opportunity to form a corporation and separate your investment from the rest of your  assets.

We understand that filling out a form is not difficult, but the consequences of understanding the legal meaning of that form or the ramifications of not doing it correctly may result in legal consequences We provide startup counseling; formation of corporations, LLC’s and other entities, and preparation of related documentation; founders’ agreements, operating agreements and limited partnership agreements; and help you to develop your company’s policies and guidelines to form a cohesive employee handbook.

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The Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt can represent you in the formation of your corporation that is at least one thing less to worry about; after all you need to focus your attention in growing your business.