Posts Tagged ‘Fresno Bankruptcy Court’

Where Do I File My Bankruptcy Case In Central California

Friday, December 11th, 2009

As a general rule, you should file your bankruptcy case in the bankruptcy court for the federal judicial district where your residence, principal place of business, or principal assets have been located for the greater part of the 180 days priors to filing.

There are four federal judicial districts in the State of California.

My Fresno and Merced law offices files bankruptcy cases for individuals residing in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Madera, Merced and Mariposa counties These counties are in the the Eastern District of California.

The Eastern District of California covers a total of 34 counties in northern California. If your residence, principal place of business or principal assets have been located in one or more of these counties for the necessary period of time, you should file your case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California.

The specific county of your residence, principal place of business or principal assets determines in which of the Eastern District of California’s three divisions your case should be filed. Use the following chart to determine where to file your case.

Sacramento Division

Alpine
Amador
Butte
Colusa
El Dorado
Glenn
Lassen
Modoc Mono
Nevada
Placer
Plumas
Sacramento
San Joaquin
Shasta
Sierra Siskiyou
Solona
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Yolo
Yuba
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Robert T. Matsui
United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Suite 3-200
Sacramento, CA 95814-2322
(916) 930-4400

Modesto Division
Calaveras
Stanislaus
Tuolumne

Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1200 I Street, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 521-5160

Fresno Bankruptcy Court

Fresno
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Madera
Mariposa
Merced
Tulare
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Robert E. Coyle
United States Courthouse
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 2501
Fresno, CA 93721-1318
(559) 499-5800

Please contact my office for attorney referrals in the Sacramento and Modesto Divisions. Although Kern and Inyo counties cases are filed the 341 meetings of creditors and court hearings are held in Bakersfield. I also refer those cases to attorneys in those counties. My Fresno office provides provides Spanish and Punjabi interpreters for our bankruptcy clients

Fresno Bankruptcy Info: Longtime Fresno Carpet Business Files Bankruptcy

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

It was announced yesterday that long-time Fresno carpet business A & M Flooring, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The case was filed in the Fresno bankruptcy court.

According to news sources, the company which operates both the A & M Flooring USA and Big Bob’s New & Used Carpet stores will seek to reorganize its debts and continue operation.

The company has laid off 24 employees and closed two locations in an effort to cut costs, but the 70 year old Fresno business has sought bankruptcy protection in an effort to continue and survive during this economic downturn.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy affords corporations and high net worth individuals the opportunity to restructure their debts while continuing operations.

The company will propose a repayment plan to the bankruptcy court and if approved and successfully implemented the company could “emerge” from bankruptcy down the road.  Unlike Chapter 7 bankruptcy (which is a liquidation of the company’s assets), Chapter 11 reorganization allows the company a workout plan that may not be otherwise be available outside of bankruptcy.