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James Geoffrey Beirne

James Geoffrey Beirne

National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Immigration Law
  • California, Nevada
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Summary

Over 20 years experience with consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, lien avoidance and income tax discharge.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    For Estate Planning and Immigration Law. Obviously not for bankruptcy.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Nevada
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9th Circuit
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Professional Experience
National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
Current
Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
Education
Southwestern Law School
Law
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Awards
Debtor Assistance Project
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Calif.
Professional Associations
Central District of California Bankruptcy Attorney Association
- Current
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National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy Law , United States Bankruptcy Court
Central District of California Bankruptcy Attorneys
Certifications
Dishcharging Taxes in Bankruptcy
KBA
Websites & Blogs
Website
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5 Questions Answered

Q. I need a lawyer to work with my sister who is deaf but reads lips. One who treats her with respect.
A: Every client deserves respect. Your sister can have a Revocable Living Trust that specifically divides the home evenly between her son and daughter. How is the daughter blocking your sister's wishes?
Q. Can illegal immigrant applying 4 a green card thru marriage be eligible for adjustment of status if they entered illegal
A: If you came into the country without documentation you will have to consular process. That means that you will file your spousal petition I-130 then when it gets approved you make an appointment to process through the consulate, e.g. Ciudad Juarez. They will ask for a waiver of your unlawful presence and that could take 9 months to a year. To avoid that, once you have an approve family (spousal ) petition you prepare and file a 601A waiver for the unlawful presence. You will have to show hardship to a qualifying relative (your spouse). You send that off and wait for an answer and when it comes back YES/APPROVED then you make the appointment to consular process. With your waiver you will only be out of the country for a week instead of months. Just make sure there are no other impediments to your receiving lawful permanent residence.
Q. How can I add my domestic partner to my work health insurance if she dosent have a social security number
A: If you marry, then you can file a spousal petition for an immediate relative. Your partner will get work authorization and a social security number very quickly.
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16633 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1200
Encino, CA 91436
Telephone: (818) 224-4500
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