Find the Best Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • E. Orum Young Law Offices

     200 Washington St
    Monroe, Louisiana 71201
    United States

    At E. Orum Young Law Offices we are bankruptcy attorneys practicing bankruptcy law in the Monroe, LA area. In 35 years, E. Orum Young Law Offices has filed more bankruptcies than any other Monroe, LA bankruptcy law firm. When you file for bankruptcy with E. Orum Young, we make sure that the abuse ceases as soon as the bankruptcy is filed. We sue creditors who contact you unlawfully after your bankruptcy has been completed in order to recover debts. Consult with an Bankruptcy Attorney available f

  • Michael D. O’Brien & Associates, P.C.

     45 NW Park Pl
    Bend, Oregon 97703
    United States

    Michael D. O’Brien & Associates, P.C. serving clients in Portland, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, West Linn, Oregon City, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Clackamas, and Greshama and in different city since more than 20 years. If you find yourself facing garnished wages and bills, facing the threat of losing your home, or repossession of properties, bankruptcy may allow you to discharge those debts and will prevent creditors from pursuing you for future legal action or collections.

  • Abogado De Bancarrota Bronx

     903 Sheridan Ave
    New York, New York 10451
    United States

    Many people have an inaccurate view of what bankruptcy is for, and when they should use it. People are often taught that they should only consider bankruptcy if there is absolutely no other option, and only in extreme cases. This is exactly what the banks and credit card companies want you to think, for obvious reasons. The reality is, however, that bankruptcy laws were written to help give consumers the ability to escape credit card and other types of debt without ruining their lives.

  • LAW OFFICES OF MARC A. OMINSKY

     10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy #310
    Columbia, Maryland 21044
    United States

    At the Law Offices of Marc A. Ominsky, LLC, we help clients navigate complex legal situations that could compromise their future interests. For more than 20 years of experience, we have fought for positive results on behalf of our clients in matters pertaining to bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, DUI/DWI defense, business law litigation and more. We are committed to taking a personal approach in every case, allowing us to provide a custom-tailored legal strategy for you.

  • Benner Law Firm

     411 Camino del Rio S
    San Diego, California 92108
    United States

    If you’re in need of legal help for U.S. defense base act claims, class action lawsuit, accident claims, auto accident claims, and other types of personal injury claims, our experienced San Diego personal injury attorney at Benner Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Our personal injury and defense base attorney in San Diego, California, has extensive experience in personal injury cases and call us today at 619-595-6795.

  • Michael D. O’Brien & Associates, P.C.

     12909 SW 68th Pkwy #160
    Tigard, Oregon 97223
    United States

    Michael D. O’Brien & Associates, P.C. is helping Portland, OR since more than 20 years in the areas with affordable bankruptcy protection relief & asset protection strategies to solve debt & financial hardships. We are problem solvers and provide a free consultation in the Portland area, and help craft the right solution & develop a strategy to achieve those goals. We offer free initial consultations on most matters, and always provide discreet, professional legal counsel.

  • Abramson & Abramson, LLC

     111 Presidential Blvd Suite 230
    Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
    United States

    Phone: 6106645700

    Goal-driven attorneys with extensive experience in nearly every aspect of litigation and pre-litigation dispute resolution, we represent businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals across a wide range of industries, as well as healthcare practitioners across all disciplines in connection with licensing, credentialing, and disciplinary matters.

  • Corpsage Legal

     77, Vigyan Vihar, New Delhi - 110092,
    Indianapolis, Indiana 110092
    United States

    Corpsage is a legal law firm that has a tremendous team of lawyers specializing in various fields of law such as corporate law, civil law, family law, commercial law, arbitration & dispute resolution, Criminal law, etc. our vision is to provide a single-window or platform to our clients for all their legal needs with quality service at the same time so they can focus on their core business away from their legal hassle and fulfillment of all statutory legal compliances.

  • Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm

     650 NE Holladay St Suite 1640
    Portland, Oregon 97232
    United States

    Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm is a bankruptcy law firm in Portland, OR helps client to resolve debt problems. We offer affordable payment plans for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and every bankruptcy comes with free credit repair services. Call our Portland bankruptcy attorneys at 503-487-8973 for more information.

  • The Rollins Law Firm

     401 7th St N
    Columbus, Mississippi 39701
    United States

    Rollins Law Firm is a bankruptcy law firm in Columbus, MS, serves clients throughout the state. We help clients move forward in the face of adversity by helping them take appropriate action in their legal matters. Our Columbus bankruptcy attorney understands that in life, circumstances arise that we cannot avoid – struggling with mounting debt. We understand the stress that financial troubles create for our clients and our main goal is to eliminate that stress.

  • Langley & Banack, Inc.

     745 E Mulberry Ave, Suite 700
    San Antonio, texas 78212
    United States

    Langley & Banack, Inc is dedicated to the efficient representation of clients with national, statewide, and regional interests including financial institutions, public entities, trusts, and individuals, with representation often afforded to clients engaged in sophisticated entrepreneurial endeavors. || Website: https://www.langleybanack.com

  • Gillespie & Murphy, P.A.

     320 Middle St
    new bern, North Carolina 28560
    United States

    At Gillespie & Murphy, we are a Christian law firm dedicated to helping individuals and business owners throughout North Carolina find debt relief through bankruptcy. Our mission is to help those struggling with debt obtain peace of mind and a fresh financial start. We provide the complete range of bankruptcy services, and we guide individuals, families, and business owners through the complicated and often-confusing bankruptcy process.

  • Benner & Weinkauf, P.C.

     50 Braintree Hill Park #302
    Braintree, Massachusetts 02184
    United States

    Benner & Weinkauf, P.C.is a firm of skilled Bankruptcy Lawyer, Debt Defense Lawyer, Lawyer for Chapter 7, and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer that is based in the state of Massachusetts. Benner & Weinkauf will help you begin the bankruptcy process, and when the bankruptcy period is complete, you will have a clean slate financially, and you can start to rebuild your credit. We are dedicated to getting your life & finances back on track. Call us today for a free consultation!

  • Gillespie & Murphy

     321 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
    United States

    Phone: 2526362225

    Backed by our Christian faith and a proven record of success, the legal team at Gillespie & Murphy handles bankruptcy matters for individuals, families, and business owners throughout Eastern North Carolina from our offices in Greenville, Jacksonville, New Bern, and Wilmington. If you are considering bankruptcy for yourself or your business, talk to us first. Gillespie & Murphy, P.A. 320 Middle Street New Bern, North Carolina 28560 (252) 636-2225

  • Benner & Weinkauf, P.C.

     3 School St
    Taunton, Massachusetts 02780
    United States

    A Massachusetts bankruptcy attorney at Benner & Weinkauf will evaluate your financial situation before suggesting any specific legal strategy, but if your debts are spiraling out of control, bankruptcy may in fact be your solution. Benner & Weinkauf will help you begin the bankruptcy process, and when the bankruptcy period is complete, you will have a clean slate financially, and you can start to rebuild your credit.

  • Gillespie & Murphy, P.A.

     101 W 14th St #105
    Greenville, North Carolina 27834
    United States

    Gillespie & Murphy, P.A. is a Christian law firm that focuses on helping clients get through bankruptcy and other financial hurdles. Our bankruptcy attorneys are well known in the Greenville, NC area for their track record that dates back to 1991. Those who need a trusted attorney for bankruptcies should look no further and call us for help. Filing for bankruptcy is a difficult decision. Website: https://www.lawyersforchrist.co

  • Gillespie & Murphy, P.A.

     200 Valencia Drive, Suite 119
    Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546
    United States

    Gillespie & Murphy, P.A. is a Christian law firm that focuses on helping clients get through bankruptcy and other financial hurdles. Our bankruptcy attorneys are well known in the Jacksonville NC area for their track record that dates back to 1991. Those who need a trusted attorney for bankruptcies should look no further and call us for help. Address: 200 Valencia Drive, Suite 119, Jacksonville, NC, 28546 Website: https://www.lawyersforchrist.com/jacksonville-bankruptcy-office/

  • Benner & Weinkauf, P.C.

     100 Independence Dr
    Barnstable, Massachusetts 02601
    United States

    Benner & Weinkauf, P.C.is a firm of skilled Bankruptcy Lawyer, Debt Defense Lawyer, Lawyer for Chapter 7, and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer that is based in the state of Massachusetts. Benner & Weinkauf helps clients deal effectively with repossessions, foreclosures, wage garnishments, and harassment from creditors, but for many Benner & Weinkauf clients, the only practical option for debt relief is bankruptcy. Call us today for a free consultation!

  • Gillespie & Murphy, P.A.

     321 N Front St
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
    United States

    Phone: 9102543456

    Gillespie & Murphy, P.A. is a Christian law firm that focuses on helping clients get through bankruptcy and other financial hurdles. Our bankruptcy attorneys are well known in the Wilmington, NC area for their track record that dates back to 1991. Those who need a trusted attorney for bankruptcies should look no further and call us for help. Email: receptionist@lawyersforchrist.com Website: https://www.lawyersforchrist.com/wilmington-bankruptcy-office/

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What Does a Bankruptcy Attorney do?

Debt can be a very destabilizing situation. Owing money without the proper resources or methods to pay it back can have a significant effect on a person's future financial abilities. The bankruptcy laws in the US were designed to offer the debtor a way out of crippling debt. However, the bankruptcy process can be confusing. In order to utilize the system properly, the process has to be followed meticulously with care.

Most debtors will need help filing a bankruptcy petition, and that's where a bankruptcy attorney comes in. A bankruptcy attorney will assist in filing the case and ensure that all legal matters related to the case are handled appropriately. The first major thing that a bankruptcy attorney will do is advise a debtor as to whether they should file bankruptcy in the first place. Once it is determined that the debtor does indeed need to file for bankruptcy, the attorney will file a petition on behalf of the debtor. From there the attorney will gather information about the debtor's financial history including assets, debts, income, tax information and other financial information. Once this process is begun, the court will appoint a person to oversee the administration of the case (the “Trustee”). Once the petition is properly filed, an automatic stay on most creditor’s collection efforts is put into effect.

When would l need a bankruptcy attorney?

There are several types of bankruptcy filings that are most commonly used and discussed amongst people within the legal industry. Some of those types of bankruptcy are for businesses that have heavy debts that they cannot pay. The others are bankruptcy filings for the individual who unfortunately has a lack of ability to pay back their debts.

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Amongst the most common types of bankruptcy for individuals are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings. Chapter 7 filings can usually be distinguished by situations that are mostly concerned with whether the debtor has significant assets that can be liquidated or sold off to satisfy the debt owed. Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves the selling off of assets by a bankruptcy trustee in order to pay outstanding debts. This process doesn’t necessarily mean a debtor will lose everything they own, there are exemptions and other mechanisms to keep certain assets. The process ends with all the debtor’s debts (except for things such as student loans and child support) being discharged.

What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings involve a situation where a debtor can keep some of their valuable assets instead of liquidation, and form a repayment plan to pay back a reduced form of their debt. It can be a good option for those who have the means to pay of a portion of their debt. It can also be the only bankruptcy that a debtor can file if the debtor can’t pass the means test. The means test is a calculation that considers a debtor’s disposable income after subtracting legally provided for expenses. Put shortly, if you have the “means” to pay a certain amount of debt after the acceptable expenses are subtracted, you cannot file for chapter 7.

What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 11 can be a vital tool for businesses as it would allow a business to reorganize itself in order to stay in business. Chapter 11 allows the debtor organization to restructure its debt and modify its payment obligations with the approval of the bankruptcy court.

The above discussion is just the tip of a very large iceberg that does nothing but get more complicated. While at first glance it may not seem that complicated, filing for bankruptcy can be very difficult and will most likely require the assistance of an attorney to complete properly.

Individual debtors are allowed to file bankruptcy without an attorney, but it may not be the ideal route to take. Filings need to include all the correct information and need to be filed in specific ways. The bankruptcy court is a separate distinct court system and has many filing rules. Filing the wrong case or the wrong paperwork will lead to a dismissal. If a debtor were to file the paperwork incorrectly, the debtor may then have to face creditors who, depending on the type of bankruptcy filed, may attempt to prevent you from filing.

Four Signs that You Need to Speak to a Bankruptcy Attorney

  • Are you a debtor that owns significant amounts of personal property and real estate that you wish to keep?
  • Do you have a complicated financial situation that will take proper care to handle correctly?
  • Do you have pending lawsuits filed against you?
  • Are you not entirely sure that you need to file for bankruptcy?

Potential Downsides of Filing Bankruptcy

There are also some pitfalls to filing bankruptcy. Filing a bankruptcy will have an adverse effect of your credit score. A bankruptcy can stay on your credit for up to 10 years and can affect your ability to get good interest rates on loans and credit cards after the bankruptcy. A debtor in a bankruptcy may have to wait years (depending on the mortgage lender) after bankruptcy to qualify for a mortgage. All of these issues need to be discussed with an attorney before a debtor files for bankruptcy.

How do you choose a Qualified Bankruptcy Attorney?

Choosing the right bankruptcy attorney can be difficult. There is no shortage of commercials or advertisements that will tell you that you can “easily” find a bankruptcy attorney. It is true that many lawyers focus their practice on debt relief and bankruptcy. However, not all bankruptcy attorneys are equal. You are going to need a skilled attorney that knows the law and knows what is required of a person who files for bankruptcy. You will also need to speak with an attorney that is able to clearly explain whether you need to file bankruptcy at all. Some of the best bankruptcy advice lies in knowing when not to file and utilize some other form of debt relief to rectify the situation.

Determine Your Needs

This step is mostly about first understanding your situation and then understanding how you want it to change. If you are in a position where you are being overwhelmed by debt you will need to get a grasp on what you want going further. If you don’t own much and just need help by gaining a somewhat clean slate, then your situation will vary differently from a person who has many assets and owes many types of creditors.

Most firms that hand bankruptcy in any way are likely to be able to help with any of the various types of bankruptcy, although if you are filing bankruptcy in relation to a business you may want to seek out a firm that specializes in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Also consider that if you file bankruptcy, other pending legal matters that you have, and your future financial situation such as your credit score, will be affected. Keeping this in mind, you may want to consider seeking firms that also have vast experience in handling other debt related issues.

Research Qualifications Online

The more research you do, the better. Start with a general search of bankruptcy attorneys in your geographical area. Look at their specialties or other types of law that they practice. Pay attention to what services they provide. Many of them provide services related to bankruptcy, like alternative debt relief measures, help with garnishments, and repossession. These additional services may be of help early on because unfortunately, your bankruptcy may lead to more financial issues before all is said and done. Try not to panic or feel worse about the process, just be aware that future financial problems are a possibility.

Once you get some names of attorneys in the area, you can then conduct more of a specific search to see all the information that is available on the attorney. Most attorney websites will feature some sort of background information like when the attorney passed the bar, how long the attorney has practiced bankruptcy law, and where the attorney went to law school.

Once you have narrowed down your search to attorney’s names, take the time to search out client reviews for that attorney. There are a few sites like AVVO that will allow a former or current client to place a review about an attorney's services. Martindale-Hubblle provides profiles that allow other attorneys in the area to rate the work of a specific attorney. So not only can you hear from clients but you can also see what an attorney’s peers think.

Check Your State Bar Association’s Website for any Disciplinary History

Next, you will want to do a sort of background check on the attorney. Its actually very easy to do. You only need the name of the attorney. Go to your state’s bar association website. The bar association is responsible for licensing of all attorneys within the state in addition to disciplining attorneys ethical misconduct. From there, you will be able to search for the profile of the attorneys you have narrowed your search down to. If there have been any ethical issues such as fraud or malpractice, it will be in this section.

While most attorney’s files will offer no issues, it still does not hurt to check. If an attorney had many major ethical complaints against them, it would be unlikely that they were currently eligible to practice law. You will want to know that you have an ethical and honest attorney on your side, searching their bar history will only ease any concerns you may have.

Schedule an Appointment with a Bankruptcy Attorney

The last step in the process is actually making a decision on an attorney and scheduling an appointment. Don’t feel rushed or that there is something wrong with talking to multiple attorneys. In a way, its kind of like getting a second opinion from a doctor or a mechanic, it may be good to good to hear different opinions on your situation. It also may be comforting to hear the same thing from multiple attorneys; it lets you know that you have probably picked wisely.