Don’t Make the Mistake of Handling Your Own Bankruptcy Filing
If you’re facing financial difficulties, but you don’t own much property or your situation seems pretty straightforward, you may think you can accomplish your objectives and save some money by handling your bankruptcy on your own. That would be a mistake. Even when the situation seems relatively uncomplicated, there are many benefits to having a proven bankruptcy attorney.
How a Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Rights
The bankruptcy process is rarely as simple as it may seem. Let’s look at some of the compelling reasons to let an experienced attorney guide you through the process:
- A good bankruptcy attorney will help you determine whether bankruptcy is really the right thing to do. Will you be able to get rid of the debts that are the source of most of your problems? Would you be better off working directly with your creditors to put together a repayment plan?
- An experienced bankruptcy lawyer will know fairly quickly whether you qualify to permanently discharge debts through Chapter 7, and will help you decide the best course of action, should you have options.
- A proven bankruptcy attorney will know what property you’ll be able to keep, as well as which debts can be discharged. Though Texas has among the most liberal bankruptcy exemptions in the nation, you still want a person who knows how to help you keep as much of your property as possible.
- A knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer can help you decide whether it’s best to file your bankruptcy petition before or after a divorce, and can help you understand the potential tax implications of a bankruptcy petition
- An experienced bankruptcy attorney can advise you regarding whether you should continue making payments to creditors
Contact Attorney Howard N. Sobel
At the office of Howard N. Sobel, we provide personal bankruptcy counsel to men and women throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact our office online or call us at 856-424-6400 to set up a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged upon request. We accept all major credit cards.
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