Bankruptcy Attorneys

A business or an individual can declare bankruptcy once they have ascertained that it has become impossible to pay off one's creditors. It can give you a chance to start over from a financial point of view, as most of debts are relieved after bankruptcy has been filed.

Chapter 7, or liquidation bankruptcy, means that your "estate" - i.e., your assets - is sold in order to pay off your creditors. A reorganization bankruptcy can also involve the selling of assets, but more often than not you can retain a majority of your assets while your creditors' needs are assessed.

Reorganization bankruptcies can be filed under the following guidelines:

  • Chapter 9 - municipalities
  • Chapter 11 - businesses and individuals with many assets
  • Chapter 12 - farmers, fisherman
  • Chapter 13 - individuals with steady income
  • Chapter 15 - international cases

Contact us today to learn more about your options under the current bankruptcy laws. We're here to help.