Steve Muehler is an experienced Bankruptcy Paralegal and assists Attorneys nationwide prepare Bankruptcy Filings for their Clients. Steve Muehler can provide your Law Office(s) with the following Paralegal Services Support with respect to Bankruptcy Filings:

Bankruptcy Types:

  • Chapter 7

  • Chapter 11

  • Chapter 12

  • Chapter 13

Bankruptcy (Preparation & Filing):

  • We assisting in the gathering of all necessary documents needed to prepare and file a Bankruptcy.

  • For Chapter 11 Bankruptcies, we assist in gathering asset information, prepare list of liabilities, detail any property owned and prepare monthly operating reports.

  • We assist in arranging for property appraisal(s), obtain credit reports, obtain proof of insurance and gather tax returns.

  • We perform ‘information gathering’ and complete legal research.

  • We prepare for Meeting of Creditors.

  • We assist in providing educating the debtor about the full Bankruptcy Process and assist with any questions (without giving any legal advice or legal consultation).

  • We assist in the preparation any motions.

Bankruptcy (Manage):

  • We assist in the review of bankruptcy plans for viability with any changing circumstances.

  • We assist in the management of bankruptcy plan compliance by tracking payments made and deadlines for lump sum payments.

  • We draft and/or review proof of claims and modifications.

  • We prepare correspondences with legal counsel, trustee and debtors.

  • We assist in the management of case issues such as claim objections, relief from stay, stipulations and drafting modified plans.

  • We manage calendar and court dates.

  • We assist in the management of debtor payments by handling delinquencies, missing payments and tracking wage garnishment or ACH Issues.

Bankruptcy (Discharge):

  • We assist in ensuring all payments have been made and no refund is needed.

  • We assist in ensuring debtor has completed debtor education course.

  • We assist in corresponding with the trustee for discharge date.

  • We run post bankruptcy credit reports to make sure there are no lingering creditors.

  • We retrieve titles back from the trustee or banks.

  • We ensure wage deductions / ACH has been cancelled.


Steve Muehler cannot provide legal services to individuals. Steve Muehler can only provide Paralegal services to Attorneys in good standing with the American Bar Association, State Bar Association and Local Bar Association. If you are in need of Legal Assistance and you are not an attorney, you must seek the advice of an attorney. Please do refrain from emailing Steve Muehler with requests that are not made by a bona fide attorney in good standing as mentioned previously. 


Hourly Option: Rates will be based on an Hourly Rate of $45.00 per hour plus expenses incurred including, but not limited to, postage and purchase of any special software necessary to complete task. Time to complete the job will be estimated and any projects estimated over $200.00 will require a TBD down payment. Steve Muehler Bills for Services Rendered each week. Steve Muehler requires a signed contract, which outlines the project details, prior to beginning any work. 

Flat Fee Option: Flat Fee Option is a Flat Fee for an entire Bankruptcy Case regardless of hours required. The Flat Fee Option requires 50% of the Flat Fee paid at engagement, and the remaining 50% to be paid within five days after the initial Bankruptcy has been filed with the Bankruptcy Court. Flat Fees are:

  • Chapter 7: $250 USD (plus expenses incurred)​​

  • Chapter 13: $250 USD (plus expenses incurred)

  • Chapter 11: $950 USD (plus expenses incurred)

  • Chapter 12: $550 USD (plus expenses incurred)









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Steve Muehler:

1055 West 7th Street

Los Angeles, California 90017

Phone: (310) 463-5122


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