Phil is a nationally recognized bankruptcy expert having participated in bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation in all jurisdictions in the suburban Washington, D. C. area and many... more
Phil is a nationally recognized bankruptcy expert having participated in bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation in all jurisdictions in the suburban Washington, D. C. area and many jurisdictions nationally, including, most recently, New York and Louisiana. Phil is the managing partner of Hughes Bentzen, PLLC, a D. C. firm which also maintains anoffice in Maryland. He concentrates his pract... view profile
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.