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Harlene Miller

Harlene Miller

CA Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • California
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Nathan Wirtschafter
Reviewed by Nathan Wirtschafter April 1, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Ms. Miller took care of my client and achieved the client's goals quickly and efficiently.
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Bankruptcy representation of debtors and creditors; personal and business; chapter 7, 11 and 13 since 1990. CA Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law for 20 years. Provide consulting for how to avoid bankruptcy; budgeting; life after bankruptcy. Assist in creditor settlements in lieu of bankruptcy. Personal care and attention to clients. Half hour no charge consultation.

Practice Area
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial half hour consultation
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Harlene Miller Law, APLC
- Current
Shareholder and attorney
Pagter and Miller
Western State University College of Law
J.D. (1989) | LAW
Honors: Graduated with Scholastic Merit; 4 American Jurisprudence awards
Activities: Member of Law Review
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Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
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Orange County Bar Association
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OC Bankruptcy Forum
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State Bar of California  # 146651
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Bankruptcy Impact on Family Law Issues, Seminars for Family Law Practitioners & CPA's
Bankruptcy Impact on Personal Injury Litigation
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Creditor's Rights in Bankruptcy, Saddleback Community College
Bankruptcy and its Alternatives, Orange Coast College
Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law
State Bar of California
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198 Questions Answered
Q. Bank of America is suing me for not paying business card debt of $7000. I feel this is unfair practice in a Pandemic
A: If Bank of America actually filed a lawsuit which was served on you, you have a specific period of time during which you need to file an answer. If you do nothing, the Bank will get a judgment against you. Contacting creditors to attempt settlement or reasonable payments can be done - a creditor with a judgment is less likely to be willing to negotiate. If you do attempt settlements or payment plans, make sure you can actually make the payments that you are proposing - this requires analyzing your income and expenses to see what amount of disposable income you have available to use for such settlements or payments. Good luck.
Q. Can bank account be garnished due to delinquent student loan?
A: I agree with my colleagues - I urge you to seek estate planning advice and consult with a bankruptcy attorney as well. Perhaps the probate attorney you are consulting with can also assist. There is much to consider.
Q. We are thinking of filing bankruptcy, one lawyer wanted to charge $4k, how can I find a more affordable option to file?
A: I suggest you contact other bankruptcy attorneys for an estimate. Some of us offer a half hour no charge phone consultation to briefly discuss the options your are considering and fees involved. Without knowing more details, the quoted amount does seem very high.
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Harlene Miller Law, A Professional Law Corporation
9110 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Telephone: (949) 756-1313
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