I worked for the Chapter 7 Trustee for several years before beginning my own bankruptcy practice. I now work with a firm, representing both debtors and creditors, so I know the law from both sides.
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Probate
Seacoast Law & Title Founder and Senior Legal Counsel, Mary-Anne is a native Mainer whose varied life and professional experience brings an unparalleled level of understanding and service to her clients. During the 1970s, she worked as a welder, ...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Corporate & Incorporation, Trademark Application, General Practice, Contracts & Agreements
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.