When I was in law school, I choose a small bankruptcy boutique firm (then Anderson... more
When I was in law school, I choose a small bankruptcy boutique firm (then Anderson and Robinson, P.A.) to work for one summer. I knew virtually nothing about bankruptcy; I chose the firm because I liked their approach to hiring--they were honest about the work their summer clerks would do, and the lawyers they would be working with. Before the summer was out, I had truly found my niche--the wor... view profile
If you owe money but need time to repay it, you may require the services of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court appoints a trustee to help you straighten out your finances (sometimes called a financial reorganization). Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are required to file a plan to pay off the money owed over a three-to-five-year period under the bankruptcy court's supervision. If you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, then both the courts and the creditors you owe will closely monitor your financial transactions, and an experienced Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney can help both debtors and creditors navigate the process.