About Our Firm
The Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda PLLC provides legal services in the areas of immigration and consumer bankruptcy. While the principal of the firm, Alice Vacek Aranda, Esq. lives in Sedona, Arizona, the firm provides services nationwide in immigration, and throughout the state of Arizona in bankruptcy.
We provide nationwide services in immigration and are willing to travel when there is a need. We defend asylum applicant in removal proceedings primarily in the immigration courts in Eloy and Florence. Once clients have been released from custody on bond, we continue our representation in the immigration court in Phoenix. We have also represented clients in the immigration courts in Los Angeles, Seattle, Las Vegas, Boston, Portland, Oregon, and Imperial, California.
Additionally, we also provide immigration services in family-based visa petitions, naturalization, and investment visas. Our work includes filing applications to become a permanent resident for those who came to the United States legally, or bring family members living overseas to the U.S. through consular processing.
We also help those who came to the United States without documents. We have been successful in filing waivers or pardons for unlawful presence, and applications for permission to reapply.
Our bankruptcy practice focuses on consumer bankruptcy. Our bankruptcy clients have primarily consumer debts and this means that we can file either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy for them. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a liquidation bankruptcy, in which the debtor can only keep those things that are exempt under Arizona law. There are many things that are exempt under Arizona law, so that most debtors will be able to keep property that is a basic necessity and yet allow them to get a fresh start, leaving the burden of their debts behind.
A Chapter 13 is a little more complicated and is designed for those people who cannot qualify for a Chapter 7 because they earn too much money, or they have assets they have worked hard to get and do not want to lose them. Chapter 13 is also helpful to debtors who have fallen behind in their mortgage and want to keep their home. It allows them to pay back that part of their mortgage they are behind in through a Chapter 13 Plan.
For our bankruptcy clients, we travel to creditors meetings, also known as 341 hearings to Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff, Yuma and Bullhead City.
Our Offices are in Phoenix and Cottonwood, where we see clients by appointment. We also offer a free one half hour consultation by telephone.