*Our office is closed on federal holidays and between Christmas Eve & New Year's Day.
This information is only applicable to people who live in Santa Clara County, California, USA. In the USA, the bankruptcy law is a federal law that applies in all states. The property that can be protected ("exempted") by people who file bankruptcy is prescribed by state law, however. Bankruptcy, property, and exemption law is further affected by court decisions that apply in certain geographic areas.
If you live in the USA, but are outside of Santa Clara County, please consult an attorney in your own area.
The information contained in this web site is general in nature. Bankruptcy law is extremely complex and it is easy to misunderstand how a general description might or might not apply to you personally. In order to find out how this information applies to you personally, you will need to discuss it in detail with one of our attorneys.
Debt Relief Agency
Federal law states that attorneys who represent people in bankruptcy cases are "debt relief agencies." Gold and Hammes represents people (and small businesses) in bankruptcy - in fact, that is the only type of law we practice. Therefore, Gold and Hammes is a debt relief agency.
Some of the photos on this site include people. The people pictured are our staff if so indicated. Others pictured are models from stock photos and are being used for illustrative purposes only - they are not our clients. We respect our clients' privacy and would never put their photos on our web site.