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Speaking To A Bankruptcy Attorney Can Free You From Debt

Dec 9, 2007
If you are affected by wage garnishment, foreclosure, repossession or debt collection harassment, speaking to a bankruptcy attorney can free you from debt. Bankruptcy attorneys cannot only give you helpful information about bankruptcy but they can be helpful in assisting you with financial planning to regain control over your debts. Bankruptcy is not always the best-suited answer for debt crisis. Credit counseling, payment plans through your creditor or expense reduction can all be methods of debt relief that does not involve bankruptcy.

A bankruptcy attorney can evaluate your financial situation and assist you in choosing the right path to free you from debt. If in fact bankruptcy is the best suitable choice, your attorney can assist you with the file of your claim. Depending on your situation will depend on the type of bankruptcy that you require. If you do not have the ability to make payments to pay off your debts you can possibly file chapter 7. Your assets will be sold in order to pay of your debts and your debts will be discharged. If you have the ability to make payments and have a steady income-filing chapter 13 may be appropriate. The court will create a transaction plan of who will be paid, the amount and the time frame (often 5 year period) to repay your debts in full. After the debts are paid in full your debts will be discharged and your payment plan discontinued. By speaking to a bankruptcy attorney you will be guided towards financial freedom in the best method for your financial situation.

Filing bankruptcy is done in federal courts. This means that no matter what state you live in the policy is relatively the same.

The majority of bankruptcy filings that were done in Las Vegas over the last several years are chapter 13. This is the bankruptcy filing that allows for a consolidation and repayment of your debts. This means that you are still responsible for paying your debts. When you file chapter 13 you will have between three and five years to repay those debts without incurring any extra charges due to interest on the amount owed. This is different then filing chapter 7 because with chapter 7 you are absolved of your debts by selling off assets and having your debts paid for that way.

In Las Vegas it is strongly recommended that before filing bankruptcy you seek the advice of a credit counseling service. Credit counseling can be a good alternative and can help you to resolve credit issues without having to file bankruptcy. This can save your credit and help you get on your feet faster then if you do file bankruptcy. A good credit counselor will also know when there is no other way then to file bankruptcy. It is most often recommended that you file chapter 13 because it is easier to work with creditors if you intend to pay your debts. When seeking credit counseling you often attend classes to help you learn better how to manage your money and how to create a budget that you and your family can live with.
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Legal Helpers is a debt relief agency helping people to file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code. We're one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms. Bankruptcy attorneys answer the phones six days a week and evenings.
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