Bankruptcy Lawyer in Connecticut
Need To File For Bankruptcy In Hartford, Putnam, Tolland or Middlesex County?
Do you feel that you are struggling to stay afloat in a sea of debt? If
you are drowning in loans and bills and barely making ends meet, you may
be feeling stressed; however, it is important that you know that you have
options. In some cases, individuals can become debt free by working with
an attorney to file for bankruptcy.
At The Woods Law Firm, LLC, we understand that, sometimes, the negative
connotation associated with the word "bankruptcy" can lead people
to avoid exploring this option. Filing for bankruptcy, nonetheless, can
actually have numerous benefits for consumers.
Talk About Your Needs With A Free Case Evaluation
When you choose to work with The Woods Law Firm, LLC, we will sit with
you and thoroughly review your debt and the situation that you may be
facing. Our firm can help determine whether bankruptcy is right for you
and under which chapter of bankruptcy you may be eligible to file.
In addition to the assistance we will provide with filing, we can also
assist you with staying debt free, rehabilitating your credit rating,
and ensuring that your rights, assets, and property are fully protected
throughout the course of your case.
What Type of Bankruptcy Should You File?
Consumers may file under two different chapters of bankruptcy. Depending
on the type of debt you have and the specifics of your case, one or more
of the following may be right for you:
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as liquidation bankruptcy, all non-exempt
assets will be sold, and the cost retrieved from them will be distributed
among lenders to help repay debts.
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge will eliminate:
- Most unsecured debts
- Credit card debt
- Debts owned by junk debt buyers
- Overdrawn checking account balances
- Some state and federal taxes
Upon filing for Chapter 7, an automatic stay will be placed onto your accounts
so that all foreclosure and collection attempts will promptly cease.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy also allows debtors to become debt free, but does
not require liquidation. Under Chapter 13, consumers will repay debts
over time using a court-approved payment plan. Chapter 13 can be a useful
tool in saving a home from foreclosure or repaying large amounts of delinquent
tax debt that would not otherwise be dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
This particular chapter is often the best course of action for people
who are still employed and can afford minimum payments against debts.
A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help to delay or stop:
- Mortgage foreclosure
- Car repossession
- IRS bank levies
Are you considering bankruptcy? Call us for counsel!
At The Woods Law Firm, LLC, we understand that you may have numerous decisions
to consider when you are trying to resolve debt problems and we encourage
you to contact our office as soon as possible. Our firm has a track record
for success, and we are not afraid to use our experience and knowledge
of state and federal bankruptcy laws to help you overcome this trying
For more information about how The Woods Law Firm, LLC can help you and
about the various benefits that may be available to you if you qualify
contact our Hartford County office today. Schedule a free case evaluation with our bankruptcy attorney in