By Lisa Steadwell I grew up with my grandmother from the age of 6. She stepped into my life when my mother suffered a mental breakdown and was ultimately institutionalized. Both my brother (currently deceased) and I were going to be handed over to the foster care system if she didn’t. To date, I am […]
Attorneys may play a role in tracking clients toward different bankruptcy options based on race.
By Gwen Sharp, Sociological Images The New York Times recently reported the results of a study of racial disparities in bankruptcy filings. When filing personal bankruptcy, most people have two options: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. With Chapter 7, you have to turn over all non-exempt assets, which will be used to pay off as much of your […]
Make sure that any attorney you speak with practices primarily in bankruptcy. That is because Bankruptcy law is complex, when you file bankruptcy, you need a bankruptcy law firm that deals with these issues on a daily basis.
Is debt settlement a reasonable alternative to bankruptcy. What are the pros and cons? Bankruptcy doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, says attorney Brian Figeroux, from the Law Office of Figeroux & Associates, located in Downtown Brooklyn, NY. An experienced bankruptcy attorney, he has guided hundreds of his clients through the process.