Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers
Facing foreclosure? In default? Behind on your credit cards or medical bills? We can help.
Our attorneys at the Alliance Law Firm have over 30 years of combined experience representing clients in bankruptcy. Whether you need a new start or you are trying to save your home, our office can represent your interests and guide you through the bankruptcy process. Filing bankruptcy can be complicated, and the experienced lawyers at our law firm can help you get the second chance you may be looking for.
The two most common types of bankruptcy are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Knowing which type is right for you becomes an important first step in the bankruptcy process, and our office can help you make that decision. Here is a brief description of the two most common types of bankruptcy:
- Chapter 7 , or liquidation bankruptcy, is a type of bankruptcy in which all of a person’s debts are quickly discharged, and some of the debtor’s property may be taken to satisfy the debts. In several states, a debtor has exemptions that will help protect their property from loss. Under the bankruptcy law passed in 2005, Chapter 7 is often only available to individuals or couples with income below the median in their area. In today’s real estate market, however, investors may be able to access Chapter 7 regardless of income, depending on the nature of their debts.
- In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a person enters into a payment plan of 36 or 60 months, to pay back as much of their debts as possible over the life of the plan. This type of bankruptcy is used most often when a debtor’s income is too high to qualify for Chapter 7, or when the debtor’s home is facing foreclosure. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can allow you to stop a foreclosure and give you time to bring your loan up to date. If you are facing foreclosure, it is very important for you to consult with an attorney as soon as possible, so give us a call at (561) 898-0351 for a free consultation.