Consumer Bankruptcy Law
A consumer bankruptcy filing is a way for couples and individuals to achieve a fresh start and resolve an otherwise hopeless financial situation. A bankruptcy can control or wipe out debts, as well as past due taxes, interest and penalties. Bankruptcy can also put off the collection of debts or taxes for a period of years and allow for a financial reorganization. Bankruptcies are legal proceedings wherein a federally appointed trustee may administer the property, income and assets of a debtor for the benefit of several interested parties, including those of various creditors. Declaring bankruptcy offers a fresh start to people who can’t afford to payoff or maintain their current debts.
Will and Estate Law
I can help you plan for your family’s future through the preparation of a Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive and Medical Power of Attorney. Everyone should have a Will or other way to control their assets, regardless of their economic situation. In addition, every adult ought to use these easily available means to see that their wishes are carried out and protect their family and their assets should they become disabled or become unable to make healthcare or financial decisions for themselves.
Rates and Fees
My low rates are based on low overhead costs. Many Chapter 7 bankruptcies can be completed for less than $1,000, including the filing fee and the intial credit counseling/fee. (Fees are paid either to the Bankruptcy Court through my office or directly to the certificate firms.) Tax cases are quoted on a case-by-case basis.
Included in my Chapter 7 bankruptcy fees are usually two face-to-face interviews and I will answer your questions and walk you through the process again. Then I will meet you and attend your bankruptcy hearing. My goal is to keep fees affordable while providing conscientious, competent and diligent legal services.
I can keep you afloat throughout the entire process – but you will have to help. You will need to provide me with a complete picture of all of your debts, tax return/s, your pay-stubs and considerable other documentation.