Bankruptcy Law Firm in Bedford, TX
Bankruptcy is based on both federal and state laws. Under these statutes, protections are given for the debtor who is striving to resolve their debt issues and become financially secure. Under the 2005 Bankruptcy Act, all individual debtors who file for bankruptcy must undergo a credit counseling course within six months prior to starting the bankruptcy process. They must also complete a financial management instructional course post-bankruptcy. At The Law Office of Mark B. French, we can explain the laws pertaining to your situation.
Our firm's Bedford bankruptcy lawyer can assist with the following aspects of bankruptcy:
Bankruptcy Myth - Many statements made regarding bankruptcy are false. If you are wondering which statements regarding bankruptcy are true and which are false, read through this bankruptcy myths page. We can help you develop a fact-based understanding of the process of bankruptcy.
Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code is known as the liquidation form of bankruptcy. Assets that are not protected by the law are collected by a trustee and sold to pay off your debts to creditors. In order to qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor must take the means test to prove that he or she makes less than the state median income.
Chapter 13 - Under federal law, Chapter 13 is the type of bankruptcy that allows a debtor to restructure his or her debts into a repayment plan. The plan typically lasts three or five years. Under Chapter 13, debtors are able to keep their property and simply pay off their debt over time. If you do not qualify for Chapter 7 based on the means test, you can likely file under Chapter 13.
Creditor Harassment - Are you facing abuse or harassment from a creditor? Although creditors have the legal right to collect what is owed to them, harassment is not permitted. Speak with our firm today for legal assistance handling the creditor harassment that you are facing. Some of the common forms of creditor abuse are threatening harm, using obscene language, and contacting family members.
Credit Restoration - One of your major concerns during bankruptcy will likely be restoring or repairing your credit. With the legal assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer, you can regain good credit sooner than you anticipate. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you are granted specific provisions as a debtor that our firm can help you understand.
Debt Relief - If you are suffering from a heavy financial disaster, you can obtain debt relief through the help of our firm. You likely do not know all of your options for debt relief, which we can explain to you. Debt negotiation is just one of many remedies for debt relief.
Filing for Bankruptcy -One of the most stressful legal actions that an individual or business can encounter is filing for bankruptcy. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you should obtain solid legal guidance from our firm. We can discuss the process of declaring bankruptcy in Texas and help you determine whether to pursue Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.
Foreclosure Defense - Foreclosure is the legal process of reclaiming a home or property to recover the outstanding balance on a mortgage. You have several options to prevent or delay the foreclosure process, such as filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Our firm can help you understand the specific state laws if you are facing the foreclosure process in Texas.
Life After Bankruptcy - Although you are currently in this financial mess, there is life after bankruptcy. In this section, our firm provides informative tips on how to successfully move forward with your life to avoid future financial disaster. One advantage of life after bankruptcy is that you do not have to stress over the constant creditor harassment and burden associated with your debts. You do not have to take on the emotional stress and embarrassment that often accompanies filing for bankruptcy. We can provide you with the tools you need for a successful financial future.
Successfully Navigating Bankruptcy in Texas
No matter what your situation, our firm can take action to help you navigate the process of bankruptcy successfully. Our firm's philosophy is that bankruptcy should be avoided when possible. When this debt relief method is necessary, however, we can craft a remedy aimed at achieving maximum financial relief. We understand that filing for bankruptcy is a challenging experience. Take action by scheduling a case evaluation with our firm at once. Our Bedford bankruptcy attorney personally handles the various aspects of our clients' bankruptcy cases.
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“Your knowledge and professionalism in answering all my questions and guiding me during this process took away all my worries and enabled me to attain a positive result.”- Ann
“The firm handled everything for me. Very polite very helpful.”- Sharon Scales
“I am extremely thankful for your assistance in getting me through these last few years.”- Tom S.
Client-Focused & Dedicated to Your Case
Attorney Mark B. French has the passion and determination to help clients get the results they deserve.Meet Your Attorney
Assisting Clients with Bankruptcy Since 1987
Over the years, we have represented debtors and creditors involving both consumer and business bankruptcy.Why Hire Us
Board Certified as a Bankruptcy Specialist
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