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You’re Trying to Save Your Home from FORECLOSURE. You Want to Wipe Out a SECOND MORTGAGE or a Line of Credit.
You Can’t Pay Your CREDIT CARDS and Other Bills. You Have TAX BILLS You Can’t Pay.
You Want **FREE BOOKS** and Reports by Attorney and Bankruptcy Expert James Pixton. You’re a Real Estate Professional with Bankruptcy Questions.

This Alameda Bankruptcy Attorney Can Help You Right Now–Or Later On!

Oakland bankruptcy attorney James Pixton saves homes with chapter 13 and wipes out credit cards with chapter 7

Hayward Attorney James Pixton – A Bankruptcy Expert

Bankruptcy is both an end and a beginning. It’s the end of an old life filled with anxiety and fear. It’s also the beginning of a new life full of hope. That hope comes from being debt free.–Alameda Bankruptcy Attorney James Pixton

Check out NACBA's website from some great bankruptcy info.

Alameda bankruptcy attorney James Pixton is a proud member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Welcome to Pixton Bankruptcy Law. I’m trying to make this the most complete source of bankruptcy information in the San Francisco Bay Area. Go ahead and browse around. You’ll find loads of info that will help you better understand the powers and process of bankruptcy. It’s an amazing system that helps millions of people each year start their lives over DEBT FREE! It helps hundreds of thousands of homeowners SAVE THEIR HOMES from foreclosure each year. Take a look at the NO COST – NO OBLIGATION books. Order one or more and I’ll send them right out to you. Let me know if you have questions. My number is (510) 451-6200 x101. Or you can contact me by email at james [at] pixlaw [dot] com or with the quick form in the sidebar on the right.►

Why an Alameda Lawyer Gives Free Bankruptcy Books

bankruptcy attorney James Pixton pens book on how bankruptcy can help troubled marriage

FREE Bankruptcy Books! Call (510) 451-6200 x196 to order!

Holy cow! Can this be true? A lawyer is giving away FREE BOOKS about bankruptcy to residents of Alameda, Oakland and Hayward, California, as wells as people in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties? Why would he do such a thing?

Good question and here’s the answer: James Pixton is a bankruptcy expert. Part of his job as a bankruptcy attorney here in the Oakland area is to help his clients understand their financial options.

We have found that one of the most effecive ways for us to get information out to our clients and potential clients–whether they live in Antioch, Oakland or Fremont–is by writing the book on that particular area of bankruptcy law. We send these books to our clients and potential clients so they can read and educate themselves without the inconvenience of having to make an appointment and then show up at our office.

Click here to order FREE booksThe more our Alameda County and Contra Costa County clients know about the bankruptcy process, the happier they are and the less stress they feel. A big part of a successful case in the Oakland bankruptcy court is understanding what’s going on so there are no surprises. Again, our bankruptcy books are the way to go! Did I mention they’re FREE? Call us at (510) 451-6200 x196 or click here to go to the order page.

Before You Meet a Bankruptcy Attorney, Order These Free Books!

All the bankruptcy attorneys around the East Bay give a free half-hour consultation. Every single one–whether you go see a lawyer in Pleasanton or Concord or Union City, you’re going to get that free bankruptcy consultation. Make sure you make your meeting count.

Click here to order FREE booksIf you order these no cost-no obligation books from Alameda bankruptcy attorney James Pixton, you can find out what kinds of information you’ll need for your meetings. You’ll learn what questions you should be asking your bankruptcy attorney. You’ll learn what to expect from the bankruptcy process just in case the lawyer you do choose doesn’t have the expertise or willingness to take the time to explain it all to you.

Do I Have to Come to Alameda to Meet with Bankruptcy Attorney James Pixton?

The short answer is no! Although most of my potential bankruptcy clients choose to come to Alameda for a free in-person, half-hour consultation, there is no rule that says you have to. (We’re about 5 minutes from downtown Oakland.) In fact, with all the electronics sitting on my desk these days, I am happy to meet with you by phone, by Skype, by FaceTime or by any other electronic means that works for you. You wouldn’t be alone. Some of my clients never even set foot in my office. We handle everything electronically. We are on the cutting edge of technology at Pixton Bankruptcy Law so we can give you the best possible bankruptcy experience! Call (510) 451-6200 x101 to schedule an appointment.

If You Can’t Come to Alameda, Call James Pixton and He’ll Recommend a Great Bankruptcy Attorney Near You!

Click here to order FREE booksAlameda bankruptcy attorney James Pixton wants you to hire the best bankruptcy lawyer possible. If you just can’t make it to Alameda to meet with Attorney Pixton, call us and we will recommend a bankruptcy attorney with an office closer to you. Pixton Bankruptcy Law has been handling bankruptcy cases in the Bay Area since 1999. We are know and associate with all the best bankruptcy attorneys in Oakland, the East Bay, the San Francisco Peninsula, the North Bay and the South Bay. Seriously! If you can’t come to us, call us at (510) 451-6200 x101 and we’ll tell you who to go see for a great bankruptcy experience.

Alameda Office: 1516 Oak Street, Suite 315
Alameda, CA  94501
tel: (510) 451-6200

Bankruptcy Information Websites:

Here are some of my favorite bankruptcy websites loaded with bankruptcy information:, Bankruptcy in Brief, Bankruptcy Law Network, Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Action,

Check out our Pixton Bankruptcy Law Blog Posts:

How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Score?

This is often one of the biggest questions looming in the minds of people who are having trouble paying their bills and are thinking about bankruptcy. It seems like everyone has an opinion–and some of them come from brain-dead idiots … Continue reading

Dishonest Debtors May Get Nailed in Bankruptcy

In Oakland bankruptcy court, creditors can object to the debtor's discharge

  Yesterday I talked about how most debtors in the Oakland bankruptcy court never even see a judge. I explained that the bankruptcy system is actually pretty automated so the bankruptcy judges don’t have to get involved most of the … Continue reading

Most Bankruptcy Filers Never Even See the Bankruptcy Judge

Surprise! You'll probably never see the bankruptcy judge

  It sometimes comes as a big surprise when I tell my clients what to expect in their Oakland bankruptcy case and I never even mention a judge. “What a minute! When do we explain our situation to the bankruptcy … Continue reading

You Will Not Lose Your Retirement in Bankruptcy–Usually

When filing in Oakland bankruptcy court, care must be given to retirement funds so they're protected.

  One big fear often leads to a nervous question when I first meet with clients: “Will I lose my retirement when I file for bankruptcy?” The short answer, at least in Northern California, is generally no. The two California … Continue reading

If You Forget to List a Creditor in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Under the right circumstances, missing a creditor in a San Leandro bankruptcy case is not a problem.

In Chapter 7, Forgetting a Creditor Is Not the End of World. Every once in a while, I get a frantic phone call from a former client who has just realized that she forgot to list a particular creditor when … Continue reading

2013 is a Great Time to Protect Your House by Filing for Bankruptcy

New California laws in 2013 make it easier for low income homeowners to protect their homes in bankruptcy.

When you file for bankruptcy in California, you are allowed to keep certain property called exempt property. If you happen to own a home with some equity in it (not so common in California these days), you may be able … Continue reading

Why You Want to File a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Early in 2013

Most of my clients have one thing in common: They have almost all put off bankruptcy until there was absolutely nothing else left to try. Bankruptcy was the last thing on their “get out of debt” list, and even when … Continue reading

Five Points for Dealing With Bill Collectors in California

James Pixton teaches his clients how to deal with bill collectors in Pleasanton, California

This information is only for current and former clients of Pixton Bankruptcy Law. If you are not yet a client of San Leandro bankruptcy attorney James Pixton, you can call for an appointment at (510) 451-6200 x101. After a client … Continue reading

FREE Bankruptcy Books and Reports for Alameda and Contra Costa County Residents

What the credit card companies wish you didn't know!

You are at the right place for bankruptcy information if you live in Alameda, Oakland, Hayward or anywhere else in the East Bay. I’ve written several books and a bunch of reports about different issues that come up in bankruptcy … Continue reading

Debt and the Elderly | Often Bankruptcy Is Not Necessary.

Often the elderly do not need bankruptcy.

I have helped out a lot of senior citizens during my time as a bankruptcy attorney in Oakland. More often than not, I don’t file a bankruptcy case for them for the simple reason that they often don’t need one. … Continue reading

Can I Still Wipe Out Credit Card Debt in Bankruptcy?

Talk to a bankruptcy attorney when you can't pay your credit cards.

Yes, you can! Over the years, a lot of very bad information about bankruptcy has slithered its way into our collective brains and doesn’t seem to want to leave. One of the biggest falsehoods is that bankruptcy no longer wipes … Continue reading

Difference Between Secured Debt and Unsecured Debt and Why It Matters in Bankruptcy

This Alameda County craftsmen cottage is probably collateral for a loan

The difference between secured debt and unsecured debt is an issue that I bring up with every single one of my bankruptcy clients here in the Oakland-East Bay area. The basic difference is this: Secured debt involves collateral as well … Continue reading

Bankruptcy | Did You Know Rembrandt Filed?

Rembrandt, the celebrated Dutch painter, filed for bankruptcy at the age of 50.

Rembrandt (1606-1669), the celebrated Dutch painter, filed for bankruptcy in his fifties. Like many of the world’s finest minds and talents, he struggled financially for much of his career. Considered one of Europe’s greatest painters and printmakers, he remains the … Continue reading

Richmond Bankruptcy Attorney Explains Qualifying for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A skilled lawyer can help you qualify for Chapter 13

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a special kind of bankruptcy. Unlike the simple and quick chapter 7, chapter 13 has a set of different and more complicated rules to go along with it. Those who file for chapter 13 often have … Continue reading

Why Are People Willing to Come From All Over the Bay Area to File Their Bankruptcy Case With Alameda Attorney James Pixton?

Clients come from all over the Bay Area to Alameda for bankruptcy help. They come from as far south as Santa Cruz, from as far north as Sacramento, from as far east as Modesto, and from just about every town … Continue reading

What Documents Are Required for Filing a Bankruptcy and Why?

During the course of a bankruptcy case, explains Oakland bankruptcy attorney James Pixton, the debtors are required to disclose certain financial information. The idea is that they need to show all of their financial affairs in exchange for the federal … Continue reading

How Does Bankruptcy Stop Foreclosure in Oakland?

Bankruptcy is a very powerful tool that can protect people who are struggling financially. In particular, bankruptcy can help drowning homeowners. What makes bankruptcy so great is really two little words: automatic stay. The automatic stay is a federal (national) … Continue reading

Saving My Alameda Home and Saving My Sanity with a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If You’re Facing a Foreclosure in Alameda, You Should Check Out Chapter 13 in Oakland Bankruptcy Court. Welcome to Pixton Bankruptcy Law. If you’re facing foreclosure, you’re in the right place. As you’ve come to understand, foreclosure means that your … Continue reading

Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out a Second Mortgage or Line of Credit

Wiping Out a Second Mortgage in Bankruptcy If you own a home in the Oakland area, you have seen its value decline in the past several years–most likely by hundreds of thousands of dollars. So now you’re wondering how you … Continue reading

Free Consumer Report Reveals Ten Dumb Things That Can Torpedo Your Bankruptcy Case

Ten Dumb Things...

Before you hire a lawyer and definitely before you try to file a bankruptcy case on your own, you should request this important booklet, “Ten Dumb Things That Can Torpedo Your Bankruptcy Case in the San Francisco Bay Area.” It’s … Continue reading

Bankruptcy Helps You Sleep Peacefully!

No More Stress or Jumping When Phone Rings! How would it be? That is a question you could answer for yourself pretty soon. Imagine being able to buy groceries without worrying about how you’re going to make the car payment. … Continue reading

Oakland Bankruptcy Lawyer James Pixton Explains Lien Stripping in Chapter 13

A chance to wipe out a second mortgage permanently in chapter 13 bankruptcy. Something that is not well known is the fact that chapter 13 bankruptcy carries with it the power to eliminate second and third mortgages. Homeowners who are … Continue reading

Oakland Bankruptcy Attorney Talks About Why He Likes His Job

Oakland bankruptcy attorney James Pixton has helped thousands people in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties get rid of their debts since 1999. He has had a hand in saving people’s homes, marriages and sanity. Whether you live Antioch or Pittsburg, … Continue reading

What is a Bankruptcy Trustee and What Does He Do in a Chapter 7 Case?

Bankruptcy trustees are the folks responsible for reviewing each bankruptcy case filed and finding out whether there are going to be any assets with which to pay creditors. We file most of our cases in the bankruptcy courts in Oakland, … Continue reading

Alameda County Residents: Get Ready to Go Debt-Free!

Alameda County bankruptcy attorney James Pixton is offering free half-hour consultations to local residents who are considering bankruptcy. Since 1999, Attorney James Pixton has been helping residents of Alameda and other cities in Alameda County start over through Chapter 7 … Continue reading

Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 in an Alameda Bankruptcy?

What’s with all these chapters and what do they have to do with my debts? You’ve been wondering that for years and now you’re going to get the answers straight from the hometown Alameda lawyer’s mouth. The federal government has … Continue reading

I Filed for Bankruptcy! Is My Life Over Now?

Here at Pixton Bankruptcy Law, our Alameda clients often come to our office wondering whether filing a chapter 7 or a chapter 13 will basically destroy their lives. We say with confidence that it won’t. Our clients are often surprised … Continue reading

Are All Bankruptcy Lawyers Stuffy? No–At Least Not in the Bay Area!

Stuffy? Hardly! Alameda bankruptcy attorney James Pixton has spent a lot of time in the various Bay Area courts over the past twelve or so years of practice and the one thing he’s noticed is that the happiest lawyers seem … Continue reading

Oh No! They’ve Repo’ed My Car!

Has your car been taken by the repo man? If it hasn’t been sold, we can get it back in most cases. By filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy with Pixton Bankruptcy Law in Alameda, you will get the immediate protection … Continue reading

Help! My House is Going to Sale! Alameda Foreclosures!

Alameda foreclosures. We can stop a home foreclosure sale in Alameda! Even if it’s right on the eve of the sale! Call Alameda bankruptcy attorney James Pixton now at (510) 451-6200 so you can set up an appointment to meet. … Continue reading

Will I Lose My House or My Car if I File for Bankruptcy in Oakland?

Keeping the house or the family car is often one of the biggest concerns on the minds of our clients when they first walk through our office door in Alameda or call us on the phone to discuss bankruptcy. “Will … Continue reading