Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers About the Firm Firm News Client Testimonials Contact Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyers
Click here to instantly connect to our office. Click here for a Free Evaluation of your case. Click here to visit our Blog
Bankruptcy Information
Bankruptcy Overview
Chapter 7
Chapter 13
Bankruptcy FAQ
Wage Garnishment
Loan Modifications
Short Sale/Deed in Lieu
Foreclosure Defense
Why Hire a Bankruptcy Attorney
Benefits of Bankruptcy
Alternatives to Bankruptcy
Life After Bankruptcy
Contact a Georgia Bankrtupcy Attorney
Subscribe to our E-Newsletters
Georgia Attorneys Leonard, Rickman & Holloway, PC

Benefits of Bankruptcy

Georgia Bankruptcy Attorney

There are many benefits to the individual and small business in a bankruptcy filing.  When dealing with endless annoying and distressing creditor calls, letters, lawsuits and other problems that come with crushing debt, to be relieved of this terrible burden is extremely valuable on a personal level.  It is not comfortable or enjoyable to be constantly hounded by creditors, juggling payments while getting further and further behind.  This situation can likely be resolved by a Georgia bankruptcy attorney .  The other aspect that is extremely helpful is that in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy , your debt is discharged.  You no longer owe many types of debts and they will be a "$0" balance on your credit report.  There are certain types of debts that cannot be discharged or liquidated, such as alimony, student loans, child support and recent taxes.  However, most people can handle a certain level of payments when their entire income is not eaten up by payments.

Another aspect that is of great benefit after filing bankruptcy is that you have the opportunity to make a fresh start financially.  It is as if you are completely starting over and have the ability to create a better financial future for yourself and your family.  While it is true that your credit report will show a bankruptcy filing, as so many individuals have filed over the past years, it no longer has the stigma it once did.  In fact, within a few months after filing for bankruptcy you will often receive offers for credit cards in your mailbox.  Granted, these cards usually have a higher interest rate and low amounts of available credit, but if you carefully manage these cards, the offers will keep coming in.  In fact, your credit was probably already in serious trouble if you are considering filing for bankruptcy, or would be shortly.  Having debt discharged by a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a great relief to most individuals.

Bankruptcy Lawyer in Georgia

Some individuals who are employed or self-employed and receiving steady paychecks decide to use Chapter 13 instead, or may not qualify for Chapter 7 due to income level or value of assets.  This also is a powerful tool provided by the federal government to give such individuals a solution for overwhelming debt.  You will be given the opportunity to pay off outstanding debt over a period of 3 - 5 years in most cases.  This makes the payments much lower and in some cases the principal amount will be reduced.  The bankruptcy court will review your situation and find a way to "reorganize" your back debt so that it can be paid off more easily.  This can give you the opportunity to work out a solution for a home mortgage that has blown up and gives more protection to any co-signer on your mortgage or other loans.

The biggest advantage you may discover after filing for bankruptcy is the utter peace and serenity that you will experience when you are no longer hounded by creditors.  This allows you to get on with your life and create a new future for yourself and your family.

Contact a Georgia bankruptcy attorney from Rickman & Blevins, P.C. if you are considering filing for bankruptcy, either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 in the Atlanta Metro Area or Cobb County.

Attorney Web Design The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Address: 191 Roswell Street   Marietta GA 30060   Phone: (678) 603-4292   Fax: (678) 354-3443