Providing Assistance To Those Filing Bankruptcy
The Law Firm of Rocky Willson provides skilled bankruptcy legal services to residents and businesses in the parishes of Central Louisiana. Whether it is a family or an individual filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 or a business filing for Chapter 11, bankruptcy is often the best option for protecting what matters and providing financial help when you need it most.
Regardless of how much debt is accrued through medical costs, credit cards or other means, some still hesitate to make this difficult decision. Nevertheless, the most effective solution to this problem comes from a knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer like Rocky Willson, who is the only certified consumer bankruptcy attorney in Central Louisiana.
What You Need To Know
Want to stop harassing phone calls by debt collectors? Contact our firm to discuss these matters in more depth than these brief overviews:
- Chapter 7 bankruptcy: A trustee is appointed to take control of your property. Any property of value will be sold to pay your creditors. However, you may be able to keep some personal items and possibly real estate. If you have already filed bankruptcy under Chapter 7, you may be able to convert your case to a different chapter if it benefits your situation. You can receive a Chapter 7 discharge only once every eight years.
- Chapter 13 bankruptcy: You can usually keep your property with this bankruptcy, but you must earn wages or have some other source of regular income. You must also agree to pay part of your income to your creditors. The court must approve your repayment plan and budget. A trustee is appointed and will collect the payments from you, pay your creditors and make sure you live up to the terms of your repayment plan.
- Chapter 11 bankruptcy: Usually used by businesses, Chapter 11 allows you to keep your business open, but your creditors and the court must approve a plan to repay your debts. There is no trustee unless the judge decides that one is necessary. If a trustee is appointed, the trustee takes control of your business and property.
What Bankruptcy Cannot Do
Filing bankruptcy will not eliminate your need to pay the following: most taxes, child support, alimony, most student loans and court fines, as well as criminal restitution and personal injury caused by driving drunk or under the influence of drugs.
It is important to remember that this is basic information provided as an outline to the differences in the bankruptcy chapters, as well as how they may or may not apply to your situation. Bankruptcy practice is a complicated area of the law and an attorney unfamiliar with the system might not guide you to the best options available or might even create more problems.
Contact Us Today If You Are Considering Bankruptcy
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.