Frequently Asked Questions
What is bankruptcy?
What can bankruptcy do for me?
What does bankruptcy not do?
What are the different types of bankruptcy available to individuals and/or small businesses?
Who will know about my bankruptcy?
Will my friends and/or relatives know I have filed bankruptcy?
Will my employer know I have filed bankruptcy?
Can I file bankruptcy on some creditors and not on others?
If I file bankruptcy, does my spouse have to file with me?
If I filed bankruptcy before, can I file again?
If I filed bankruptcy before, how long do I have to wait before I am eligible to file another bankruptcy and receive a discharge of my debts?
What happens if I filed bankruptcy before, need to file again and cannot wait until I am eligible to receive a discharge of my debt?
How will bankruptcy affect my co-signer?
Will I have to go to court?
Will bankruptcy wipe out all my debts?
Will I lose all of my property and belongings if I file bankruptcy?
What happens to my home and car if I file bankruptcy?
Will bankruptcy affect my credit?
How long will bankruptcy stay on my credit report?
What else should I know?
- Utility Services – public utilizes such as the electric company, cannot refuse or cut off service because you have filed for bankruptcy. However, the utility can require a deposit for future service and you do have to pay bills which arise after bankruptcy is filed.
- Discrimination – an employer or government agency cannot discriminate against you because you have filed for bankruptcy; this includes government agencies and private entities involved in student loan program.
- Driver's license – if you lost your license solely because you could not pay court-ordered damages caused in an accident, bankruptcy will allow you to get your license back.
Are there alternatives to bankruptcy?
Use this form to contact us to arrange for an initial consultation. The first 30 minutes of a bankruptcy consultation is free, additional time or other matters such as student loan issues or wills billed at standard rates. Please provide details as to how we can assist you.