Some clients want to do their own research before contacting a bankruptcy attorney. The following links to organizations and free resources will help you learn more about consumer bankruptcy. The local resources will help you navigate the process of filing bankruptcy in Santa Rosa. The national resources include links to the Bankruptcy Code and bankruptcy organizations.
The official site of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, Santa Rosa Division.
99 South “E” Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 547-5900
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F
Useful links to bankruptcy resources from the Sonoma County Law Library’s website. The Sonoma County Law Library also contains California Bankruptcy guides and secondary sources.
2604 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F
Phone: (707) 565-2668
This page contains links to the Judge’s calendars and 341 meeting calendars. Every person who files bankruptcy in Sonoma County will be assigned a date for the meeting of creditors (otherwise known as Section 341 meetings after the section of the Bankruptcy Code that provides for the meeting).
If you file bankruptcy in Sonoma County your 341 meeting location will likely be at 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 116 in Santa Rosa. Be sure to show up 15 minutes early and have your original social security card and driver’s license in hand. If you didn’t send in any required 521 documents or those requested by the Trustee 7 days before the meeting of creditors be sure to have those in hand as well.
777 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Many bankruptcy clients experience foreclosure. To help clients get information about foreclosure early in the process we have listed excellent Sonoma County foreclosure resources.
The foreclosure defense website tells clients how chapter 13 bankruptcy can stop foreclosure and save their home. The blog only briefly discusses foreclosure defense litigation theories. In brief, the foreclosure defense website explains that the act of filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy petition will immediately stop the foreclosure process. After filing a chapter 13 plan can be confirmed that forces lenders to accept repayment of delinquent mortgage payments over several years. Upon completion of the repayment plan the client is no longer in default nor at risk of foreclosure.