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Peter Maurice Lively

Peter Maurice Lively

Law Office of Peter M Lively
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Law office of Peter M lively helps individuals and businesses resolve financial problems particularly settling debts in obtaining debt relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code as debt relief agents 25 years experience in over 5000 satisfied clients. Mr. Lively obtained his JD MBA from UCLA in 1982 and was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in 2014. Mr. Lively served as President of the Central District of California Consumer Debtors Attorneys Association (cdcbaa) in 2017 after serving on the Board of Directors for the prior 10 years. Mr. Lively regularly lectures to other attorneys for their continuing legal education credits in the areas of consumer and small business bankruptcies, Chapter 7, 11 and 13.

University of California - Los Angeles
Law Degree (1992)
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University of California - Los Angeles
MBA (1992)
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Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. (1988) | Management & Economics
Honors: High Honors
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Peter M Lively
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Articles & Publications
Inside the Minds: Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies
West Publishing
Speaking Engagements
Chapter 13 Plan Confirmation, Bankruptcy Judges' Conference, Indian Wells, California
Official Recognition
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Public Counsel
Professional Associations
central district consumer bankruptcy attorneys association
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American College of Bankruptcy
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California State Bar  # 162686
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
    Initial telephone consultations (15 minutes)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Dissolution, Business Finance
Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Need help to dissolve S Corp due to pandemic- Can someone help?
A: You should speak with an experienced bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible.
Q. In California, when a judgment goes beyond 10 years, does it still accrue interest?
A: The limitations period is applicable to the deadline for filing a complaint to obtain a judgment. Judgments need to be renewed every ten years.
Q. Should I file for bankruptcy or settle law suit?
A: Provided that you take the necessary steps to seek reaffirmation of a vehicle loan, you don't lose the vehicle based upon the judge's decision.

Granting or denying a creditor's motion to approve the debtor's reaffirmation of a vehicle loan only impacts whether or not the debtor may be responsible for a potential deficiency balance (after auction) if the debtor defaults under the contract and the creditor repossesses and auctions the vehicle.

Best to speak with a bankruptcy attorney to discuss this and other issues before deciding how to deal with your debts.
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11268 Washington Blvd Ste 203
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 391-2400