Law Offices of
Kenneth H.J. Henjum

Bankruptcy and Family Law

805.654.7032
 

URGENT: If you are facing Foreclosure, Wage Assignment, Judgment Lien, or Bank Levy, call our office and speak with Peggy to set up an emergency appointment.  We will do everything we can to see you the same day and stop them immediately. First consultation is free!

BANKRUPTCY OR FAMILY LAW

 

My firm covers cases in both areas, since many times they are interrelated.  My website has helpful links along the left side with additional information for you.  If you have a specific question, please contact us via email or telephone.

 

 

LOCAL ATTORNEY

I moved to Ventura County in 1963 and have resided here with my family ever since.  I have been practicing for over 22 years in Ventura County, covering Bankruptcy and Family Law.  I have been in the same office building since 1999, so I'm here to stay.  The interaction of the two areas of Bankruptcy and Family Law often overlap.  A family going through tough financial times might consider Divorce, and a family who is divorced might consider Bankruptcy.  At my office, we cover both, so you are sure to be given the best legal advice. 

My opinion is that a local attorney whom you can meet is best suited to help you.  I have handled cases from San Diego to San Francisco, but now primarily handle Ventura County and sometimes Los Angeles County.  

I have a strong network of other attorneys to help you if you need another area of law.  If you have a problem that requires a lawyer, call my office.

BANKRUPTCY 

Our office will take care of you and your situation.  We have partnered with local accountants and financial planners to provide a complete solution for you and your family.  We meet with you to discuss your legal options, then you have an opportunity to meet with an accountant and then a financial planner.  We not only get rid of the debt, but consider your future as well. 


Please remember that you are not alone.  Our office has helped thousands of people just like you. The anxiety, sleepless nights, hard decision making, and overall stress are common with our clients.  Just call and make an appointment. It's free and the information from an attorney that lives in the area will put your mind at ease. You'll meet with me and I will be the attorney that will handle your case.  We process Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and some Chapter 11 cases in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Moorpark, and Simi Valley.  We invite you to explore our website for more information.

FAMILY LAW


Our office has handled divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and restraining orders with the Family Court Judges in Ventura Superior Court for over 22 years.  Our experience and familiarity with the local system will benefit you and your case.  Our office is located across the street from the Ventura Superior Court, so we can take care of any last minute emergency. Now that the East County Courthouse is closed for Family Law cases, we can serve you better than others.

 

It is better if you are proactive in the process.  Learn your rights so you can make informed decisions.  Come to the office for a free consultation before you make any major decisions. 

 

We have more information about the divorce and custody process on the left side of the website.  Click on any area of interest, and if your question is not answered, just email it to us for a quick response.

 
If your situation is financially difficult, we can consult on Bankruptcy as well. The consultation is free and the information is invaluable. We handle cases in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Fillmore, Santa Paula Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Moorpark, and Simi Valley.  We invite you to explore our website for more information.

VOLUNTEER

I volunteer at AYSO soccer and Mock Trial.  I coached for both organizations, and feedback from the kids is worth the effort.  If our future relies on the kids that I have met through these organizations, we are in great shape.

Realtors: I have developed a seminar to help you make money by increasing your knowledge of Bankruptcy.  Look for the tab "Brochure" and download it.  

Thank you for visiting our website. We designed and prepared the website, and are continuing to add content.  If you have a question that was not answered on the site, just email us or call. You can schedule a free consultation with me, so don't delay, call now.

805.654.7032 or email kh@henjumlaw.com

If you have a specific question, fill out the form below and let us know right away.

BANKRUPTCY EXEMPTIONS CHANGED, EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2013.

Fortunately, the changes are on the good side this time.  Many of the exemptions were increased, allowing you to keep more items when filing a Bankruptcy.  Please call the office to discuss the details and determine if you qualify.


FILING FEES WENT UP AGAIN

The cost to file a motion in family law cases went up from $60.00 to $90.00.  In July 2012, the fees went up from $40.00 to $60.00. 

 

MAJOR CHANGES TO BANKRUPTCY LAWS IN CALIFORNIA

Effective January 1, 2013, the California Legislature updated the amounts for exemptions on what Californians can keep after a Bankruptcy case.  Please call the office to discuss the details, but an example is the car deduction was increased over a thousand dollars to $4,800. There are many other changes that may open a filing of Bankruptcy to you.

 

 

FEDERAL BANKRUPTCY FEES

It looks like the Bankruptcy fees are going up again.  The Chapter 11 fees were moved upward, as well as, conversion fees for Chapter 7 to Chapter 11.  Don't delay your filing, the costs will just increase.


MOCK TRIAL

The 2014 season has ended for Mock Trial.  It is a high school program that allows students to act as attorneys/witnesses/bailiff/courtroom clerk/artists/reporters for a trial.  The experience the kids have is irreplaceable. 


Presentation/acting/critical thinking/handling pressure/creativity are all enhanced over the six month program. 
We had a wonderful showing at Mock Trial competition this year, with two teams in the county finals. The enthusiasm of the participants gets better and better each year, so check it out if you can. 

RADIO TALK SHOW

I co-hosted a talk radio show "The Business of Life" with The Coach, Ron Tunick. It's been a while since we were on together since the Coach is taking a break.  I hope to back on the air soon.


Also listen to me on KBBY 95.1 FM, KHAY 101.3 FM, The Vibe 103.3, KDAR 98.3, Rewind 95.9, KVEN 1450 AM, and Live 105.5 FM

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