If you are experiencing financial difficulties and want to file for bankruptcy, there are many hurdles you must first overcome, such as deciding what chapter to file under and which exemptions to claim. A bankruptcy lawyer will help guide you through this stressful and time-consuming process. Some of the ways a bankruptcy lawyer may be able to help you include:
Reviewing your bankruptcy petition
Analyzing your financial situation
Preparing your bankruptcy petition
Attending meetings with your creditors (341 meeting)
Following up with your creditors, to stop any post-filing collection efforts
Representing you in any litigation that may arise out of the bankruptcy
Guiding you through the process of filing for bankruptcy
Explaining which one of your debts will be discharged and which ones will not
Explaining the different types of bankruptcies available and what chapter to file under
Attending court hearing on your behalf
Advising you regarding which exemptions to claim
Evaluating your assets and obligations
Filing for bankruptcy is not an easy choice to make, as it can affect you for the rest of your life. It would be beneficial to speak to a qualified bankruptcy lawyer today.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.