Filing for bankruptcy is a scary and challenging thing. There are many laws that you must follow exactly in order to correctly file your bankruptcy, not to mention understanding each of the separate types of bankruptcy you can file. For someone that does not have any experience with filing legal documents it can be daunting to file these types of paper work. If these bankruptcy papers are not filed correctly, it can end up being a bigger problem then the one that led to the need for a bankruptcy to begin with.
If time is of the essence it maybe better for you to find an attorney that specializes in bankruptcy. A bankruptcy law firm could be the easiest place to start; because they are all lawyers that have specialized in bankruptcy law and all work in the same building together. The simplest explanation of this is a law firm where all of the lawyers have specialized in bankruptcy law.
Hiring a good bankruptcy law firm means that there are several lawyers within that firm that can assist you with your case. For instance if you are in a situation like foreclosure that is time sensitive but your lawyer does not have a day available to deal with this situation a lawyer in the firm can step up and assist you to prevent a worse situation then the one your already in. If you are with a solo bankruptcy attorney you could end up having a bigger problem. Hiring a bankruptcy firm could be one of the best choices during a bad situation.
When you are dealing with bankruptcy, you know that there are many questions that you would like answered. One of these questions is always going to be what happens with bankruptcy property. Property usually falls into two different categories - the property which is items that you own, and the actual property that is land or buildings. These two types of property have different rules when it comes to bankruptcy.
The rules regarding bankruptcy property are confusing because property falls into different categories. This means that when you are starting the process of filing for bankruptcy, one of the most important things that you do is take a careful inventory of your property and have your bankruptcy firm help you decide which parts of your property are parts that will be included in the bankruptcy filing, and which are not going to be included.
After you have divided up your property, you should know that when it comes to bankruptcy property, some of it is going to be counted against you, and some of it will be counted for you. The bigger pieces of property can be sold to the bank and these will help you get rid of some of your debt. The smaller pieces can be kept, and this will help you go on with your life as you usually would, even as you are filing for bankruptcy. No matter what types of property you are dealing with, you should know that bankruptcy property is always going to be confusing, so the best thing to do is to make sure that you talk to your bankruptcy advisor.
Call Wessler Law Firm today and speak directly with an attorney for a free, no obligation, consultation to see if you qualify for bankruptcy and if it is the right decision for you and your family.
Wessler Law Firm is a small family owned law firm specializing in bankruptcy law since 1982.
Disclaimer: This article is meant for reference only, and is not intended to be legal advice.
For legal counsel regarding your situation, please consult an attorney licensed in your state.