In Mississippi as well as in other states there are lawyers specialized in bankruptcy. Unfortunately bankruptcy is the only solution for many people. After struggling for months, maybe years and after trying all other less radical solutions of their debt problems, they have to throw in the towel and just accept the plain and brutal truth: I'm bankrupt. But this doesn't mean that life is over; not at all. And it is good to know that help is available out there.
Just as you would never operate on yourself, you also should never attempt to represent yourself in a court of law. There are a number of lawyers across Mississippi who specialize in bankruptcy cases that can help you understand the legal process behind filing and what implications it will have on your life. Often these lawyers will counsel with you at first to look at options other than filing for financial relief with the courts. Sometimes there are better solutions that filing bankruptcy and these attorneys will do what it takes to make sure you know all the choices available to you.
In Mississippi, there are certain laws which govern who may file for bankruptcy and under what circumstances. Lawyers who specialize in this field are constantly keeping up-to-date on the laws and how they relate to individual cases. Many times the law may change on a yearly basis and a skilled attorney will keep up on the changes so that they may bring expertise and value to their client both inside and outside the courtroom.
Never be afraid to ask your attorney if there are any other options available to you besides filing for financial relief. Many times they will know of counseling programs and special payment relief programs that are available to help you get through a tough financial time without having to declare yourself bankrupt. Remember, a bankruptcy filing and relief judgment from the court will remain on your credit report for 10 years and could impact your ability to borrow money or get credit during that time period.
If you’d like to learn more: call us to 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 or your business.
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.