Over the last decade more and more Americans are considering bankruptcy to help them recover from financial losses. Most do not have the background or knowledge to decide if it is the right move for them. Fortunately, Kirkpatrick & Associates has the answers you are seeking. Over the last few years U.S. bankruptcy laws have changed, they are much tougher to navigate than previous years. We believe everyone deserves a chance to start over by wiping away most of their debts and protecting as many assets as possible. A skilled Attorney will help you decide which form of bankruptcy is correct for you, chapter 7 or chapter 13. Some people become overwhelmed by the debt, embarrassment and creditors bothering them. A skilled attorney will put an end to the harassment and relieve the burdens.
The first step will be to schedule a no obligation appointment with a bankruptcy attorney. During this meeting, he can evaluate your situation and explain the options available to you. Depending on your debt and income he will recommend which chapter is correct for you, 7 or 13. He will explain what assets can be protected and which ones must be included in the bankruptcy. Which debts will go away and which ones must be paid regardless of bankruptcy. He will explain all the cost associated with filing and the attorney fees. An experienced attorney will help you plan for the bankruptcy process. It is important to protect assets and also help you prepare for recovery afterwards. With a proper plan, you can be back on your feet financially faster.
A skilled attorney not only knows the law but also has relationships with the Bankruptcy Judges. This is an important question to ask your attorney. When you have a bankruptcy hearing, the Judge will decide whether to allow you to keep or pay for certain assets based on values claimed in the petition. Your attorney will explain what values are acceptable in the courts eyes. The attorney representing you can help “paint a picture” for the Judge that will put you in the best light. Relationships are important in all walks of life and especially when your financial future is being determined.
Finding help for bankruptcy can be confusing, the first step is gathering information to make the best decision for you and your family. Kirkpatrick & Associates will provide a free consultation and stop the bill collectors immediately!