Common Bankruptcy Questions
Westchester County Bankruptcy Attorney
Should I file for bankruptcy?
Deciding whether you will file for
bankruptcy is a personal choice. When we take on a new client, we always take care
when discussing short and long term financial goals as well as conducting
a thorough assessment of their particular situation to determine whether
bankruptcy is truly the best option or if an
alternative would suffice. Filing for bankruptcy will significantly impact you, and
it is important to weigh the positive versus negative impacts to determine
Will I lose all of my property if I file a Chapter 7 case?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves the liquidation of property to pay off creditors. Although it
does involve the surrender of assets, this is only
eligible assets. There are actually quite a few
bankruptcy exemptions in
Westchester County that will offer much of your property protection from liquidation.
What are some advantages of Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
Although this may vary on a case by case basis,
Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often advantageous for debtors with steady incomes who have
real estate or other property that they would like to protect. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
can actually stop
foreclosure and enables a debtor to work out a repayment plan to pay off a portion
or all of his or her debt over time.
What types of debt are discharged through bankruptcy?
Generally, the debt that can be
discharged through bankruptcy is unsecured debt. This may include credit cards, personal
loans, medical bills, utility bills, and similar liabilities. Child support,
student loans, spousal support, and some taxes cannot be discharged through
Can I discharge tax debt?
Depending on the type and age of your tax, you may or may not be able to
eliminate it through bankruptcy. It is important to have your lawyer review
this particular aspect of your case to determine how your
tax debt, if any, will be affected.
Do I need an attorney?
You are not required to have an attorney if you file for bankruptcy as
an individual in Westchester County, New York. However, this is a legal
process and it can be complicated. Having an experienced
bankruptcy attorney at your side can help you ensure that your case is properly filed and
your rights protected through the entire process.
Bankruptcy Lawyer Serving Westchester County, NY
For more answers to your frequently asked questions by a competent professional,
contact a bankruptcy lawyer at Bronson Law Offices, P.C. We represent debtors in White Plains and throughout Westchester County.
We also provide pro bono representation to low-income individuals who qualify
for services with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. Call LSHV at 1-877-574-8529
for more information.