With over 25 years of experience, James P. Devlin is a Graduate of Providence College (B.A. economics) and Suffolk University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1986). He is an active Member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations as...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Personal Injury, Lawsuits & Disputes
Active Community Service Volunteer and President Elect of the Bridgewaters Rotary Club First American Title Agent Category D Guardian Ad Litem CPCS Certified and CAFL Certified Associate Member, Zoning Board of Appeals
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Probate, State, Local And Municipal Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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.