Cartersville Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyers
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as total liquidation, is typically the fastest way to discharge almost all financial obligations and to stop all pending collection activity including garnishments. At Bournakis and Mitchell, P.C., our experienced Cartersville Georgia bankruptcy attorney can discuss your options and determine your eligibility for filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy gives people a fresh start. It is a bankruptcy used to completely wipe out most debts in a legal proceeding conducted under the jurisdiction of the Federal U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges debts such as credit card debt, medical bills, personal loans, delinquent utility bills, old tax debt, and deficiencies on repossessed vehicles.
Why do clients choose Bournakis and Mitchell, P.C.?
We offer non-judgmental counsel for clients throughout GA.
- We find solutions to help you live debt-free.
- We work hard so you can get rid of debt once and for all.
- We inform you of your options so you can make empowered decisions.
- We help you take proactice steps to a brighter financial future.
Put a Stop to Creditor Harassment Today!
Filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy puts an automatic stay into effect which stops most collection actions and prevents creditors from initiating or continuing lawsuits, wage garnishments, or even telephone calls seeking payment. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy applies to all debts excluding child support, most tax debts, and student loans.
They may not apply, however, to debts that the court declares non-dischargeable due to a creditor’s objection in the case of fraud or malicious action. With an experienced Cartersville bankruptcy lawyer from Bournakis and Mitchell, P.C., you can get quality representation and legal advice to seek a beneficial solution for your case.
There is hope ahead – and we want to help you get there. No debt is too big or complex to handle. Call us at (706) 350-6075 today.
Is Chapter 7 Right for Me?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is available to individuals, corporations, partners, and married couples. If a person fails to meet the required criteria for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the court may convert the case to a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. At Bournakis and Mitchell, P.C., we stay current with changing rules, laws, and court rulings and pride ourselves on thorough preparation for every case.
What circumstances prevent a debtor from filing Chapter 7?
- The filer can repay some of the debt
- The debtor’s income is too high
- Another bankruptcy case was dismissed within the previous 180 days
- The debtor failed to meet the credit counseling requirements
- The debtor previously discharged debt through a chapter 7 bankruptcy in the past eight years or a chapter 13 bankruptcy in the past six years
- The debtor defrauded creditors
The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process
The first step when seeking a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to file a petition with the bankruptcy court along with schedules of assets and liabilities, a statement of financial affairs, a schedule of current income and expenditures, and a schedule of executory contracts and expired leases. The debtor must also provide the case trustee with a copy of the most recent tax returns or transcripts, including tax returns filed during the case. Our knowledgeable Northwest Georgia bankruptcy lawyers can walk you through the process and help make sure you have the necessary paperwork to seek a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
What additional information does a debtor need to file for Chapter 7?
- A list of all the debtor’s property
- The source, frequency, and amount of the debtor’s income
- A list of all creditors and the nature and amount of their claims
- A detailed list of the debtor’s monthly living expenses including food, utilities, tax, shelter, clothing, transportation, and medicine