Frequently Asked Questions
Divorce & Bankruptcy
What are the procedures for a divorce?
How much does it cost to get divorced?
It doesn't make any difference who talks to and pays an attorney first. The cost of divorce is often split between the spouses, but this is certainly something which can be negotiated. The majority of our family law matters involve hourly rates, but we do offer affordable flat fee retainers on certain types of uncontested divorce matters. Read more...
What type of a divorce is best for me?
What are the legal requirements for divorce?
What is the difference between Chapter 7 vs. 13?
Chapter 7 otherwise known as "liquidation" and is normally filed when one has little or no equity in non-exempt property and your income is low enough to qualify. It discharges ALL debts.
Chapter 13 or "reorganization" requires you to pay back a portion of your creditors, based on your income and the assets and equity..
How can I keep my house or car?
What debts can't be discharged in Chapter 13?
The debts that excluded from discharge in a Chapter 13 are: debts that were paid outside of the plan, debts for domestic support obligations (alimony and child support), debts for death or personal injury caused by the debtor's operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, tax debts that have been assessed within 3 years...Read more...
Are there other options besides Bankrupcy?
If your main concern is that creditors are harassing you, bankruptcy is not necessarily the best way to stop the abuse. You can get creditors off your back by taking advantage of federal and state debt collection laws that protect you from abusive and harassing debt collector conduct. Read more...
What are the differences between Debt Counseling vs. Repayment Plans?
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