Find the Best Bankruptcy Attorneys

  • Thomas E McIntire & Associates, LC

     241 Main Street
    New Martinsville, West Virginia 26155
    United States

    For nearly 30 years, Thomas E. McIntire & Associates has been helping people who are faced with complex debt matters. We always try to create a calming environment for our clients. With a down-to-earth atmosphere, you can feel comfortable trusting us with your personal concerns and financial future. Whether you are facing bankruptcy or creditor harassment, Thomas E. McIntire & Associates is here to help you. For more details call New Martinsville bankruptcy attorneys at (304) 527-8818.

  • Banks, Stubbs & McFarland LLP

     309 Pirkle Ferry Road, Bldg F Cumming, GA 30040
    cumming, Pirkle Ferry Road 30040
    United States

    Our law firm serves a diverse clientele in Cumming, Buford, Dawsonville, Forsyth County and surrounding areas with the benefits of more than 100 years of combined experience, a tradition of attentive personal service and a recognized reputation for positive results. Contact our office to arrange your initial consultation. We welcome the opportunity to assist you and your loved ones in any way we can. Contact us at  (770) 887-1209 or visit  https://www.banksstubbs.com/.

  • Orange County BK Services

     218 W Wilson Ave
    Orange, California 92867
    United States

    Phone: 6572324027

    Orange County BK Services is a professional attorney bankruptcy service in Orange CA and throughout Orange County California. We are available 7 days a week and specialize in Bankruptcy Orange – Bankruptcy Attorney Orange – Bankruptcy Lawyer Orange – and more. We are your local Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Orange – Personal Bankruptcy Orange – Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Orange – plus a ton of other related services. Please call us anytime at (657) 232-4027 for a free quote.

  • Gursov Law Firm

     19 Broad St, Suite 307 Staten Island, NY 10304
    New York, New York 10304
    United States

    Getting into debt and other financial trouble is far too easy to do. Whether it happened because of a divorce, job loss, unexpected medical expenses, credit cards, or anything else, it can feel like a trap from which there is no escape. The sad reality is that if you only make the minimum payments on your debt (if you can even afford that) it will take you years, if not decades, to finally get everything paid off, and that is assuming there are no more unexpected issues. For many people in NYC,

  • Abogado De Inmigración Bronx

     101 E Burnside Ave, Suite 316
    The Bronx, New York 10453
    United States

    Of the different types of clients that appear in my office, some of the saddest stories are of clients seeking asylum in the United States. It is true that each personal story has its own tragedy. However, most of the people I know seeking asylum have had some horrible events like no other. Those cases should be taken very seriously as someone’s life is probably at stake. Returning someone who is seeking asylum to the country where they are afraid to return is something I cannot live with. This

  • Abogado De Bancarrota Bronx

     903 Sheridan Ave, Suite 205 Bronx, NY 10451
    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. Big fi

  • Disability Attorney Services

     28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 200 Asheville, North Carolina 28803
    Asheville, North Carolina 28803
    United States

    Asheville Disability Attorney Gary Brown prides himself on being personally available to speak with clients to answer any and all questions they may have concerning their disability claim to give each and every case the personal attention it deserves. When the time comes to be represented at your Social Security Disability hearing, Attorney Brown will be prepared to advocate on your behalf for the maximum benefits available to you under the law. For more information contact us at http://disabil

  • The Rollins Law Firm

     774 Avery Blvd N
    Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
    United States

    Rollins Law Firm is a bankruptcy law firm in Ridgeland, 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. If you are overwhelmed by credit cards, medical bills or other unsecured debt, we can help you wipe it out and get a fresh start. We understand the stress that financial troubles create for our clients and our main goal is to eliminate that stress. For information call us at 601-202-5

  • The Sparrow Law Firm

     3934 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
    Houston, Texas 77068
    United States

    The Sparrow Law Firm brings a strong and fearless attitude to all the clients they assist. We are committed to providing diligent and comprehensive legal representation so you will always have somebody by your side throughout the legal process. Our firm focuses on providing both bankruptcy and family law legal services, and we understand the great stress that both of these practice areas can take on the average person. We do everything we can to lessen your burden. Our firm is based in Houston,

  • Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys

     465 South 400 East STE 100
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    United States

    Law firm Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys is actually placed throughout Utah – Salt Lake Valley, Utah County and South, and Weber County and North. The law firm is actually well known by three major attorneys with over 35 years of trial practice and litigation experience. Home

  • Michael Alan Siddons

     Media
    Berkeley, California 19063
    United States

    When hiring an attorney, you should always go one with a reputable record of accomplishment. Here at Siddons Law Firm, we believe that all clients should get the right representation. Our attorneys are professionally trained to come up with long-lasting solutions to every case; be it bankruptcy or personal injury claims. We understand the frustrations that come with doing the paperwork of any case. Therefore, our team does extensive research to ensure that you get the right compensation from you

  • O. John Alpizar

     Oklahoma City
    Berkeley, California 73116
    United States

    Alpizar Law is one of the most reputable personal injury law firms in Melbourne, FL., as well ase all of Brevard county. Led by John O. Alpizar, the firm has handled several personal injury cases and won a majority of them. Personal injury cases can be complicated. If handled by an inexperienced lawyer, the case may very well be thrown out. However, given that this firm consists of some of the most accomplished lawyers in the region, the case stands a good chance of winning.

  • Thomas E McIntire & Associates, LC

     2413 East Pike Street, Suite 101
    Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301
    United States

    For nearly 30 years, Thomas E. McIntire & Associates, LC has been helping people who are faced with complex debt matters. At our office, you can learn how to resolve a financial problem. Our attorneys provide personal attention to each individual. For more details call our Clarksburg WV bankruptcy attorney at (304) 505-2278.

  • Klein Legal – Litigation and Dispute Solutions

     Regatta 1 Business Centre, 2 Innovation Pkwy
    Birtinya, Qld 4575
    United States

    https://kleinlegal.com.au/ At Klein Legal, we understand how difficult and complicated litigation and disputes can feel. Our experienced lawyers are litigation and dispute solution experts and are enthusiastic about finding the best possible solution to your legal problem as efficiently as possible so you can focus on living your best life.

  • OakTree Law

     3530 Porsche Way
    Ontario, California 91764
    United States

    Oaktree Law was founded in 2009 with an emphasis on bankruptcy. Now we provide comprehensive legal services in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modification & Mortgage Litigation. We take each clients unique circumstances into consideration, since we realize that each individual situation is different. We strive to protect our clients’ homes and provide them with a fresh start, empowered by the knowledge of their rights. To discuss your bankruptcy case, please call today!

  • Richard M. Weaver Bankruptcy Attorney

     8035 E R L Thornton Fwy #269
    Dallas, Texas 75228
    United States

    If you are facing overwhelming debt in the Dallas area, relief begins by consulting with an experienced bankruptcy attorney at the bankruptcy law firm of Richard Weaver. Attorney Richard Weaver graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1986. Mr. Weaver began his career by handling corporate bankruptcies, but for the last 23 years he has focused exclusively on consumer bankruptcies.

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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.