Bankruptcy Lawyers

Why hire a Bankruptcy attorney?

Hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can help you keep valuable property, work with your creditors, and stop debtors from harassing you. Even if you think you cannot afford a bankruptcy lawyer, the value can outweigh the cost, especially if having an attorney keeps your case from being dismissed by the courts.

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Did You Know?

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Unpaid medical bills are the No. 1 cause of bankruptcies in the U.S. An estimated 1.7 million people will file for bankruptcy protection this year.
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  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: What to Expect


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Chapter 7

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney can minimize the losses you suffer filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and help give you a fresh financial start. When your debt is more than you can afford to pay back, a bankruptcy lawyer will work to keep your assets and navigate the bankruptcy laws that are constantly being written and modified.

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Chapter 11

A Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney will help you keep your business open so you can reorganize your debts and contracts for repayment, and work with your debtors and creditors to manage the money you owe. An attorney well versed in Chapter 11 law will work to fend off foreclosures, lawsuits, or wage garnishment to save you money in the long term.

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Chapter 13

If you owe money but need time to repay it, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will help you prepare and file the required plan to pay off your debt. Only Chapter 13 bankruptcy will stop a mortgage foreclosure, allow you to keep your property, and reduce a debt to the replaceable value of the property securing it, discharging the difference in money owed.

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If you are in debt and in danger of losing your home, a real estate foreclosure attorney can help you avoid a foreclosure sale. A lender may sell your home within a few months of notifying you that you are at risk of foreclosure. A foreclosure attorney will act fast, working with your lender to find an alternative and taking steps to save your home.