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Filing for Bankruptcy

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Filing for Bankruptcy on Maui

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Do you need to file for bankruptcy but aren’t sure how? Blake Goodman, PC, Attorney has you covered. Our firm’s top priority is to help people who are seeking debt relief through bankruptcy. Although there are countless myths about bankruptcy, in reality, it is a way to help you get back on your feet when life has taken a negative turn. If it feels like you can’t possibly pay back what you owe or your debts are unpayable, then that’s when it’s time to file bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy Guidelines

This does not mean that bankruptcy is a simple process. You can’t just show up to court one day, papers in hand, and declare it. There’s a process that needs to be followed and one that our bankruptcy experts can help you with.

While not every bankruptcy case is going to be the same, there is a general guideline that every case is going to follow:

  • Consultation
  • Bankruptcy Counseling Session
  • Filing With The Court
  • Liquidation or Repayment
  • Debtor Education Course
  • Debt Discharge

Some of these guidelines, such as the counseling sessions will be required before you can file or have your debts removed from your name, but once these are complete you will be debt-free.

We Offer Free Bankruptcy Consultations

When you meet with us for your free consultation, we take the time to learn about your situation and explain what our law firm is all about. This is an obviously stressful time and you are going to be looking for a lawyer you can trust to help you get through this situation. We are certain that once you hear what we have to say there is no one you would rather go into a courtroom with. After we are finished with your consultation, we can move to the specifics of your bankruptcy case.

Credit Counseling Sessions

The first required counseling session is to teach you about bankruptcy. You can not file for bankruptcy in court until this is completed. This session is meant to make sure that bankruptcy is really the only option left available to you. It will explore alternatives to bankruptcy and other plans that may prove beneficial to you.

You will also be taught about the bankruptcy process and your income and debts will be analyzed. If there are better alternatives to bankruptcy then we may look into exploring them here, but if we do decide that bankruptcy is what is best for you then you must understand how that entire process will work. After this session has been completed we will focus on getting your paperwork together so we can officially file your bankruptcy.

Filing for Bankruptcy

Once you have filed for bankruptcy in the court system a couple of procedures will begin. First, the bankruptcy will be reflected on your credit report. This is standard and will last at least seven years. Second, any legal matters you are going through will be paused until the bankruptcy case has been completed.

Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy will both release you of your debts, but how you will be released from that debt will vary.

  • Chapter 7: During Chapter 7 bankruptcy you will see your valuable assets liquidized to pay off your debts. This could include extra cars, houses, or extremely valuable jewelry.
  • Chapter 13: In Chapter 13 bankruptcy your assets may be protected but instead you will see your debts collected into one monthly payment. You will then proceed to pay off your debts in a single payment once a month.

Debtor Education Course

This step can either be finished before or after your assets have been liquidized or your debts have been paid off. The debtor education course is a two-step required class that will teach you how to avoid falling into this situation again. It can teach you helpful financial tips that will be helpful to you for the rest of your life. We also offer a free course to help get your credit score back up to a 720 or higher status within two years following your bankruptcy.

Give us a call at (808) 518-4844 to schedule your free case consultation with our Maui bankruptcy lawyers.

We Can Set You On the Path to Being Debt-Free

Once all of these previous steps have been completed you will be free of your debts that have been haunting you. This is an opportunity for a fresh start. Go out there, live your life, and take your life back. It will be hard at times but in the end, it will be worth it when you have spent years debt-free. If you need help filing for bankruptcy, then please reach out to Blake Goodman, PC, Attorney today so we can assist you.

If You Have Questions,
We Have Answers

Bankruptcy can be difficult to navigate, but our team is ready to help guide you. Read our frequently asked questions or reach out to us directly to schedule a free consultation for more information.

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