Chapter 7 Attorneys in Woodland Hills
Helping Our Clients Free Themselves from Debt
When you’re in a difficult financial position and owe your creditors a considerable amount of money, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides a way out. People can slowly accumulate a mountain of debt and find themselves unable to fully pay their credit card bills, or it can happen seemingly all at once when an emergency saddles you with medical costs or forces you to take out a personal loan. For most of your unsecured debts, Chapter 7 can free you from your obligation to pay them back.
Bankruptcy is an intimidating prospect and can come with its own challenges, but by erasing your current debt you’ll be able to create a new foundation to build a more solid financial situation.
Take advantage of a free consultation we reserve for prospective clients by contacting JM Law Firm, APC online or calling (818) 696-4443. We offer the possibility of same-day appointments as well as those after normal business hours and during the weekends.
What Exactly Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 is the bankruptcy most every day people think of when considering bankruptcy. It’s what’s commonly known as a liquidation bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help people with a considerable amount of consumer debt --and too little income to support it--release themselves from their obligations to their creditors.
Common types of debt discharged in Chapter 7 include:
- Credit card balances
- Medical bills
- Personal loans
- Pay day loans
- Past-due utility bills
- Collection agency accounts
- Business debts
As a liquidation bankruptcy, it’s important to keep in mind that Chapter 7 will sometimes involve a process where some of your assets and property will be seized and sold. The sales proceeds are used to satisfy your debt to your creditors, even if the value of the sales proceeds is less than your debt.
If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy to free yourself from debt, a Chapter 7 attorney in Woodland Hills and Los Angeles can assist you throughout the filing process. At JM Law Firm, APC, we’ve helped clients like you get the legal support they needed when it was time for them to rebuild their financial lives. The first step for many is to kick off their existing debt and start fresh.
At no cost to you, we’ll learn about your problems and offer ways in which we can help you move forward.
Contact our firm online and ask how you can arrange a free consultation where you can discuss your situation with one of our attorneys.
Although liquidation can sound frightening, not everything you own can be taken – in fact, more often than not, Chapter 7 bankruptcies end up being “no-asset” cases. These are situations where the debtor isn’t considered to own anything that can be sold off to pay creditors, so liquidation doesn’t occur or does only to a very limited degree. At JM Law Firm, APC our Chapter 7 attorneys are well versed in exemptions, to help you keep as much of your property as possible. Property that can be exempt from seizure includes vehicles up to a certain value, household appliances, a reasonable amount of clothing and household furnishings, equity in your home, your hard-earned retirement fund, tools of your trade, and more. Our debt relief attorneys will take a deep dive into your situation, and make sure you’re aware of any assets that could be at risk before actually filing a case. Our goal is for there to be no surprises.
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