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Thursday, January 19, 2012

One of my top ten favorite bankruptcy cases


The last step of the bankruptcy process is when you receive your discharge notice.  Both you and your attorney receive this notice and it means that the court has wiped out your debt and you are now able to start over, debt free.  I recently received a discharge notice for Miguel C. that caught my eye.  His was an especially rewarding case.  He had been a law enforcement officer for ten years and had partial ownership in a business.  He earned over 80k a year but had over 50k in credit card debt and a growing family, that made meeting his monthly obligations impossible.  He had been told time and again by other attorneys that he did not qualify for a chapter 7 bankruptcy due to his income and business ownership.  NOT TRUE.  The “means test” which determines whether a person qualifies for a chapter 7 bankruptcy is based on both income and expenses.  It takes a qualfied, skilled  bankruptcy attorney to determine whether a person qualfies for a chapter 7.  Thanks to us, Mike was able to: 
  • Keep his primary home 
  • Get out from under an investment property that was dragging him down 
  • Keep his 2008 Toyota SUV 
  • Enjoy a better relationship with his family and loved ones 
  • Concentrate more at work without distracting collection calls or financial pressures. 
Every week I cringe when I talk or meet a perspective client who “heard from a friend”, or “read online” about what a bankruptcy can or cannot do, what happens post bankruptcy or how someone should act prior to filing bankruptcy.  Shouldn’t you get your information from a qualfied bankruptcy attorney expert?  To schedule your free initial consultation call us at 305-663-3281 or email . 

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