Filing for bankruptcy is not for everyone. My office analyzes the particulars of your debt situation to determine whether bankruptcy is right for you now.
If bankruptcy is not the right step for you at this time, you may still have claims against creditors. You may be able to collect damages if you have been harassed by a creditor or a collections agency. I will represent you and negotiate on your behalf to get you what you are owed.
If filing for bankruptcy is the next step for you, then I guide you through the entire process, whether you are filing for business bankruptcy or personal bankruptcy. After analyzing your particular situation, I instruct you on which debts can be discharged and which cannot. I prepare your bankruptcy petition, file this petition with the court, and follow up with the trustee to fulfill any outstanding document request. Additionally, I prepare you for the required 341 meeting with the trustee and represent you in any adversarial proceedings between you and creditors.
Filing for bankruptcy is not free, but this should not be a deterrent for you. Legal representation for bankruptcy can be funded with $0 down, and your payments can be made over the course of a year. The important issue here is that you don't wait too long to file.
The Biggest Mistake That People Make in Bankruptcy
I will guide you Step-by-Step through the entire process of Bankruptcy so that you can steer clear of costly mistakes.
Free Bankruptcy Consultation
Contact me today for your free, no-obligation bankruptcy consultation. I am a highly experienced Bankruptcy Attorney, and I can tailor a plan to suit your needs.
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Wage Garnishment, Part 1
What to do about wage garnishment. Wage garnishment can be incredibly stressful, but you still have to take timely action to protect your paycheck. Contact me to help you through this process.
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Wage Garnishment, Part 2
Wage Garnishment can feel like a kick in the gut. Contact me to find out how to protect your paycheck.
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What to Expect After You File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
This is the time to get your documents ready. Don't worry right now about your credit score. We'll get you ready for the necessary court appearance, the 341 Meeting. Contact meto get started.
What to Expect from the 341 Meeting
The 341 Meeting is your only court appearance during the bankruptcy process. This is when you answer questions from Trustees, not a judge. Contact me for Step-by-Step guidance through the system.A small tagline
Why Does Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cost So Much?
Find out what drives the costs of legal fees up in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings. A qualified Bankruptcy Attorney will end up saving you thousands in the long run. Contact me for more information.
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