I rarely write online reviews for a number of reasons, but I feel compelled to share my experience. With the current state of the economy, more and more people might find themselves in financial hardtimes. This being said, there is hope for you if you use the legal system to resolve your issues. There is a negative stigma surrounding the bankruptcy process, but most don’t understand that its your constitutional right not to end up in “debtors prison”. This is why the bankruptcy code exists, to prevent a type of indentured servitude to creditors for the rest of your life. If you find yourself feeling trapped with no options out, then pursing this path could be your quickest way to a fresh start.
Anyone that is reading this is more than likely backed into a financial corner in some capacity. My situation was very complicated and involved a multi-million dollar business that I had signed personal guarantees on a large business loan. As an entrepreneur, you never think that your business can fail, but sometimes outside circumstances put you in a position that is inescapable. In early 2019, I found myself in this situation, and honestly didn’t have a way forward without numerous lawsuits and hefty debt repayments for my business debt. After looking at nearly all options, I was referred to Mr. Lloyd who was very straight forward, and recommended that I file both a business and personal Chapter 7.
After mulling over the options, I was left with little choice but to file, and I can say that the process can be brutal at times, but everything that Mr. Lloyd told me eventually came to fruition. Its truly a deeply emotional thing when you have to close a business that you’ve had for over a decade, but the advice that Mr. Lloyd gave me was exactly what was needed for me to gain a fresh start and a new footing debt free.
Working closely with Mr. Lloyd, and Tammy (who is like the glue that holds the office together), I received a discharge of my personal debt, was able to keep all of my belongings (including my house), and wipe the slate clean of all lingering business liabilities.
The only unfortunate aspect was that I had a client (that came from a family of attorneys) that decided to pursue an adversary proceeding against my personal Chapter 7. Being that they were attorneys, it was obvious that the cost of going to trial wasn't an issue since they wouldn’t have to pay legal fees. Upon learning that the adversary proceeding was moving forward, I again retained Mr. Lloyd to represent me for the trial. After an exhaustive process with the opposing party (which bordered on being frivolous on their end) we prevailed on all counts with respect to the adversary proceeding. When Mr. Lloyd called to tell me that we prevailed, I was almost in disbelief, and couldn’t be more thankful that I worked with David through the whole process.
Make no mistake, I think that going bankrupt should be a once in a lifetime last resort, but if you need to go this route, then Mr. Lloyd is the Attorney that can get you through the process as smoothly as possible.
For me, this was almost a two year process, but I now have zero debt, and can move forward with the rest of my life free of the burden of the business debt. I highly recommend Mr. Lloyd, and just know that you aren't trapped, and if you have a relatively simple case, this is usually a straightforward process.
There is light at the end of the tunnel!