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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.

Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • Free Consultation
    Initial telephone consultations (15 minutes)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Peter M Lively
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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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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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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
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
36 Questions Answered

Q. Can I do a Bankruptcy for Property Taxes if paying it will cause Financial Burden to family and get a fresh start?
A: You can repay real property taxes through a 5 year chapter 13 plan. You can allow the tax collector to auction the real property to pay the property taxes, so that you don't owe the property taxes individually. You can NOT keep title to the real property and discharge the real property taxes in chapter 7 because they are a statutory first position lien on the real property and the tax collector has the right to auction the real property for non-payment.
Q. Can a towing company charge me over $4,000 for the time it's been there when they sold the car to someone else?
A: As the registered owner of the vehicle, you are responsible for the towing and storage fees less the proceeds from the vehicle sale/auction. You should consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney regarding your overall financial circumstances and the pros and cons of settlement versus other options.
Q. What happens to assets & property in a revocable trust upon the trustor's death if in the process of bankruptcy?
A: Yes, you should immediately contact your mother's bankruptcy attorney and advise this person of her death. You are best advised to seek a consultation with an Arizona wills and trusts that attorney regarding your responsibilities and duties as trustee of her trust which is no longer revocable upon her death.
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11268 Washington Blvd Ste 203
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 391-2400