Bankruptcy Basics

What Does a Bankruptcy Attorney Do?

Posted by Craig Black | Jun 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Facing a mountain of debt and contemplating Chapter 13 bankruptcy? You're not alone. But navigating the complexities of bankruptcy law can be daunting. That's where a bankruptcy attorney comes in, acting as your guide and advocate throughout the entire process.

From Overwhelmed to Chapter 13 Ready

As your attorney, our role starts with assessing your financial situation. We'll delve into your income, expenses, debts, and assets to determine if Chapter 13 is the most suitable debt relief option for you. We'll also explain the Chapter 13 process in detail, walking you through the filing steps, what to expect in court hearings, and the overall timeline. Additionally, we'll ensure you meet the eligibility requirements to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Preparing Paperwork

Once you decide to proceed, we'll handle the nitty-gritty of paperwork. We'll help you gather all the necessary financial documents required for your Chapter 13 petition. We'll make sure all forms are filled out accurately and according to bankruptcy court rules. Finally, we'll handle the official filing of your petition with the court, initiating your Chapter 13 case.

Crafting Your Repayment Plan

But our job doesn't stop there. A crucial aspect of our role is crafting a realistic and effective repayment plan. We'll work closely with you to analyze your income and expenses, creating a budget that allows you to make monthly payments towards your debts. We'll prioritize secured debts like mortgages and car loans to protect your assets. In some cases, we may even be able to negotiate with creditors to lower your interest rates or monthly payments, further easing your financial burden.

Your Chapter 13 Champion

We will be by your side throughout the process, representing you in court at all hearings and meetings with the bankruptcy trustee. If a creditor objects to your repayment plan, we'll fight for its approval in court. We'll also keep you updated on the progress of your case and address any questions you may have along the way.

As you near the end of your repayment plan, we will make sure you make your monthly payments on time. Once you complete the plan, we'll handle filing the discharge paperwork. We can even offer guidance on rebuilding your credit score and managing your finances for a brighter future.

We will also address any challenges that arise throughout the process and make sure all your actions comply with bankruptcy laws and regulations, keeping you on the right side of the law.

A good bankruptcy attorney is your teammate, empowering you to navigate the complexities and emerge with a fresh financial start. When you call (678) 888-1778, you'll get to speak with Craig Black himself, and you'll get expert advice right from the very start. Contact The Craig Black Law Firm today.

About the Author

Craig Black

I had never thought much about bankruptcy law, but after graduating from law school, I moved to Chicago. My first job as an attorney was with a law firm that specialized in bankruptcy. Within a few years, I went from being the youngest attorney in the firm to a managing attorney. During my time t...


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