Statement regarding COVID-19

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newson ordered that all residents are to “shelter in place” with the exception of “essential activities” such as grocery shopping, health care appointments, etc.

We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving public health and community concerns related to the new coronavirus or COVID-19. Rest assured that we are taking all available steps to remain accessible to our clients as we continue to act in accordance with their best interests during this difficult time.

Please know that Brooks | Carpenter remain committed to providing legal services for our clients during this unprecedented time in our history.

Brooks | Carpenter is open for Business. We are still able to file personal and business bankruptcies and handle your business survival needs.

Candace and Marc are working via secured connections and to the extent possible, we will be in the office during business hours to tend to mail and client needs.

Candace and Marc will keep you updated as to the government mandates and access to the state and federal Courts and we are now, and will continue to be, available to you for your Bankruptcy and Business demands in the future.

Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions, and feel free to reach out to us any time at, or (916) 928-4989 for assistance with your bankruptcy and business needs.

  • Is your office currently open during normal business hours?
  • When and how can I contact you?
    Telephone, fax, email or teleconferencing
  • What video chat platforms do you offer for clients?
  • Are you accepting new clients?
  • How Can I get updates regarding the status of my case or legal matter?
    Telephone, Email or Video Conferencing
  • Are the courts of law still open in my area? Will my court date be rescheduled? What if I can’t come to court because I’m sick or quarantined?
    - The Eastern District of California Bankruptcy Courts are still allowing bankruptcies to be filed. Your hearing with the Trustee will take place as scheduled. If you are sick or quarantined, we will seek a continuance of that hearing.
  • Will scheduled Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Meetings and other Bankruptcy Court hearings occur as planned?
    The Bankruptcy Court has acted swiftly and has ordered that hearings will take place via by teleconferencing and we will still be representing you on the telephone conference call with the Trustee.

Thank you for choosing Brooks | Carpenter.
Please stay safe and well.

Client Reviews
I would recommend this law firm to my family and friends. Marc and Alma have done a fantastic job making me feel at ease thru this whole process. Both have taken the time to go over all the aspects of my case and answered all my questions. They took a tremendously stressful time in my life and made this a simple and easy process. I am so thankful for both of their assistance. B.P.
Thank you and your staff for all the personal assistance. Appreciated.
Best Regards
I so appreciate your expertise and all the ways you guided me through bankruptcy. The whole process was nerve wracking and I know I asked too many questions. Some of the same questions over & over…but you kept responding & advising me. I'm relieved and graceful it's over. Thanks so much! To You
Candace Brooks took care of our situation from start to finish and eased the stress of our situation. Her communications were endless and when we went to a hearing, she was the only attorney there that was prepared. Anonymous
Candace was well versed and experienced as far as BK is concerned. She provided everything. Anonymous