Check out some of our bankruptcy law FAQs
Will Bankruptcy take away all of my debts?
Bankruptcy is a legal process to give you relief from your debt without all the legal jargon. In some cases, your debt can be forgiven entirely, in others a payment plan may be developed to repay at least a portion of your debt, and in others some debt may still remain for you to pay in full. Business owners and individuals can both participate in either kind of bankruptcy case. After we consult with you, you can decide which method is best for you, or your business.
What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
This is generally referred to as a liquidation bankruptcy, or personal bankruptcy, and is the kind of bankruptcy most people are referring to when they use the term “Bankruptcy.” In this kind of Bankruptcy, your situation must pass the Means Test, and then the process can be started. The Means Test is basically a filter for all bankruptcy cases, to make sure that individuals qualify to file for this particular kind of bankruptcy. If you are determined to pass the Means Test, we will then proceed with the filing of your bankruptcy. Your debts will then be discharged*. We will walk you through the process, and hold your hand so you won’t get discouraged or confused by the paperwork or proceedings, once you’ve determined that this is the best way to relieve your debts.
*Some debts may not be discharged in full, such as alimony, child support, some tax debts and student loans
Have pressing questions about a Family Law processes?
My husband and I would like to get a Legal Separation. Can you help us proceed with that?
Certainly. We know this is a tough time for you. We’ll take care of filing your legal separation documents after we work with you on the details. This usually does not take long at all to complete.
My wife and I are Divorcing, but we’re not fighting. Is there any way we can make our Divorce easy?
Absolutely. Divorce doesn’t have to be a messy procedure if you and your significant other are on mutual terms. We can work with you as your mediator, to help you split and determine the legal future of your assets. Things to consider will be your Real Estate, Bank Accounts, and any other physical assets you may want to split. Once we’ve come to terms with these, we will draw up the legal documents and file them for you.
My ex-husband hasn’t paid his child support in over 2 years. What can I do?
We can help you find him and bring him to justice. As a primary care provider for your child, you deserve to receive your child support from your ex-husband. If he is no longer working, we can determine an acceptable time frame for him to begin his payments again, as well as work with the courts to determine any back-payments he will need to pay to you as well. You’re not alone, and we can help you!
Learn more about the ins and outs of estate planning
What does it mean to plan an estate?
Estate Planning means that you’ve decided to protect your family from the difficult decisions that might arise after your death. Complicated finances coupled with any real estate or investments may put undue stress on your family in an already stressful time in their lives – the loss of their family member. We help you organize your financial records and efficiently help you decide how to split up your assets among your family, whether a Living Trust might be a good decision, and avoid the highest taxes. Estate planning is a very smart decision for a difficult and emotional time for your family.
Why do I need a will?
Most people don’t understand that a will can save the pain and heartache that allowing the state to Probate your estate without one can cause. Successfully assessing your estate for tax liabilities and resolving any real estate liens before your death will result in your family receiving what you planned for them to receive; when a state probates your estate without a will, your estate will be reduced through the highest taxation rates, and your family may end up owing the state and federal government instead of receiving your gifts to them.
I'd like to create a living will. Can you help me with that?
Absolutely. A legal Advanced Medical Directive will help your family in a very serious and sad time. Only you can decide what you believe will retain your dignity in a humane way in the case of a permanent disability or terminal illness. We can help you decide which situations you might like to provide directives for, as well as any conditional instances that you may decide to have life-prolonging assistance.
Can’t I really do this myself?
Of course, you can do this yourself. Organizing your estate is a fairly simple way to get started but you may decide that after you’ve gotten organized that it’s quite confusing. Tax laws alone can sideline the progress of your planning. We also have all of the legal documents you might need, and can make sure that the language in your documents will legally read correctly, to make what you want to happen a reality.