Latest Information

Asset Protection

Unfortunately, we live in a highly litigious society. Any number of people may want to take assets away from you and the people you love, as well as thwart your wishes regarding how your money is used now and in the future. These people could include former spouses and their children, sons or daughters-in-law, former business associates, unscrupulous predators and creditors, to name a few.

What Is Family Law?

Family Law includes laws that specifically have to do with marriage and divorce. 

Probate & Trust Administration

Probate is a lengthy, complicated and often frustrating process, made all the more difficult by the grief that accompanies losing a loved one. While much of our practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families avoid probate, we can guide your family through this difficult process with compassion and sensitivity.

In addition, we can work with your executors, personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries on all aspects of estate and trust administration.

Red Hill Law Group services in these areas include:

Estate Planning

Not everyone takes the time to develop an estate plan. But everybody does, in fact, have one. How is this possible? Because if you don’t create an estate plan, the IRS and the state in which you reside will simply make one for you, and neither of them is focused on minimizing taxes or looking out for the best interests of you and your loved ones.

Glossary or Bankruptcy Terms

341 Meeting
A meeting at which the debtor is questioned under oath by creditors, a trustee, examiner, or the United States trustee about his/her financial affairs.

Adequate Protection
Payment to a secured creditor to protect the value of the creditor’s lien during the bankruptcy, a proceeding from loss due to depreciation, or non-payment of a senior lien.

Adversary Proceeding
A lawsuit arising in, or related to, a bankruptcy case that is commenced by filing a complaint with the bankruptcy court.

Debt Collection Practices

The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FFDPA) was implemented to protect consumers against unfair and deceptive practices when it comes to debt collection.

What Practices are Illegal for Debt Collectors?

Rebuilding Your Credit

There are several ways to rebuild your credit history.  Here are some ideas and suggestions:

Get a Secured Credit Card

The Means Test For Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy means test essentially determines whether a person can file Chapter 7 or must file under a different chapter of the bankruptcy code, such as Chapter 13 or Chapter 11. Individuals whose income is low enough may file Chapter 7, but those who fail the means test must file Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 to repay a portion or all of their debts.

Orange County Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a powerful legal tool that enables you to protect your property in times of financial hardship. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as a “wage-earners” plan.  In order to qualify, you must have a steady income (which can include self-employment).  Chapter 13 can enable individuals with a steady income to repay part or all of their debts, using a repayment plan spanning three to five years.  In a Chapter 13 plan, the repayment plan cannot extend past five years.



  • Red Hill Law Group really knows their stuff. They certainly don’t try to push you into bankruptcy. They carefully explained everything, including how a short sale could impact you, and how sometimes it’s better to file Chapter 13, keep your house and make payments. They really seem to care about their clients and that’s very important to me. I recommend them highly.


  • The team at Red Hill Law Group took the time to explain our options and how they could help us climb out from under what seemed a mountain of debt.  Bert Briones was so professional, responsive and understanding of our situation it gave us the reassurance we needed to move forward.    I would recommend the Red Hill Law Group team to anyone struggling with credit card debt and unsure of what next steps to take.

  • Bert and his staff are truly exceptional. They treated me with respect and the utmost sensitivity. They were always easy to reach by phone too, which is huge. Altogether, working with them was a very positive experience for me, and I could not recommend them highly enough.

  • They made my hard situation so easy for me.  Accomodated my work schedule and so down to earth and friendly.  Told me exactly what to expect up front and every thing went exactly as planned.  Kelly, Bert’s assistant, was awesome too.  She is sweet, professional and organized!

  • Red Hill Law Group has helped in a way that would have been impossible for me to do on my own. They have negotiated on my behalf and have come up with a reasonable re-payment plan with my creditors.  Although this has been a long journey for me I look forward to the day that I am completely debt free and I will owe that respect to this law group.

  • Red Hill Law Group has been very helpful and resourceful. I was treated with respect and care.  The results were beyond my expectations.

Orange County Bankruptcy Attorney Bert Briones

FREE consultation

Orange County Bankruptcy Attorney
Bankruptcy Lawyer in Orange County CA.

Call 949-468-0915 for a FREE consultation today.
Learn if Chapter 7 is right for you or if Chapter 13 is a better option.