Do I need a bankruptcy attorney?
Understanding bankruptcy, debt, and legal solutions.

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Debt Collection

Whether you're getting phone calls or letters threatening to "take legal action", sue you to collect the debt that you already can't pay, or to have your wages garnished, filing for relief under Federal Bankruptcy Law could stop ALL of the threatening phone calls and letters IMMEDIATELY! We are a Dothan, AL law firm and we can help!

Bankruptcy and Debt Relief

Bankruptcy offers debt relief, a chance to get out from under crushing debt and and to make a fresh start. It is a legal means of having much of your debt erased or restructured.

Once you file for bankruptcy the Automatic Stay goes into effect. The Automatic Stay will stop all debt collection and actions against you including foreclosure, repossession, and wage garnishments.

While you are not required to hire a bankruptcy lawyer to file for bankruptcy, there are many reasons why you would want to hire one whether you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

If you feel that you may be a candidate for bankruptcy, you will need a lawyer that will never judge you, truly cares about your individual situation, and will take the time to listen and advise you on your options.

Your Bankruptcy Lawyer

Get the Creditors Off Your Back

How can a bankruptcy lawyer working for you make a difference in the success of your case?

If you have a bankruptcy lawyer working for you, creditors and debt collectors may not contact you for any debt collection purposes, including for credit cards or payday loans, after you file for bankruptcy. That's right, they must deal directly with the law firm. Your bankruptcy lawyer will be your representative to your creditors and to the United States Bankruptcy Court. Your attorney will submit all of your filings, debt schedules, and documents to the Bankruptcy Court.

You Have Questions? We Have Answers

Our Dothan, AL attorney can answer any question you may have on the bankruptcy process.

Since no two bankruptcy cases are the same, you need a bankruptcy lawyer who will listen and understand the specifics of your situation. At the Walker Law Firm, you will have that bankruptcy lawyer. Contact us today for a free bankruptcy consultation!

Filing for Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

You may be asking yourself whether bankruptcy is right for you, but you would also need to know which type of bankruptcy would be right for you if you decide to file.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy usually allows for the discharge of most secured debt while Chapter 13 Bankruptcy involves a debt repayment plan overseen by the Bankruptcy Court. And did you know that some cases can be converted from a Chapter 13 filing to a Chapter 7 filing or the other way around? The right bankruptcy lawyer can help you figure out the answer to all of these questions.

Details, Deadlines, and Dates

Bankruptcy is a highly detailed process from beginning to end and there is a considerable amount of paperwork involved. You need to report all of your assets, debts, and income in detail. Having an attorney experienced in bankruptcy law will make sure that there isn't any information that you might be missing. If missing information surfaces during the course of your bankruptcy proceedings, even if accidentally left out, it could be detrimental to your case or even result in your bankruptcy case being dismissed.

There are many deadlines in the bankruptcy process. A missed deadline could mean a delay or even a dismissal of your bankruptcy case. Your bankruptcy lawyer will keep you up to date with all of the important dates and deadlines in your bankruptcy case.

File for Bankruptcy

Meetings and Hearings

During the course of your bankruptcy, whether you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, you will have to attend a 341 Meeting, otherwise known as the Meeting of the Creditors.

While this meeting is not a trial, it is a legal proceeding and you will have to swear under oath that the information you provide and that the questions you answer are truthful and accurate to the best of your knowledge. A bankruptcy lawyer will help you prepare for this meeting and will be there with you as the trustee questions you.

If you are filing for Chapter 13, after the Meeting of the Creditors a Confirmation Hearing will take place in which a Bankruptcy Judge will approve or reject your debt repayment plan. It would be in your best interest to be represented by an attorney experienced with bankruptcy for this hearing.

You Need a Bankruptcy Lawyer!

If you are ignoring that growing stack of bills, avoiding phone calls, and the sight or sound of a tow-truck makes you nervous, it may be time to contact a qualified bankruptcy lawyer.

With over 10 years of experience in consumer bankruptcy, we can help you navigate the process through every step, from your initial filing to the final discharge.

Legal Experience You Need During A Stressful Time

In Debt? Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Has Your Back

There is too much at stake when it comes to a bankruptcy filing. Having the right law firm work for you can make all the difference in the outcome of your bankruptcy case.

Don't let a missed deadline or a forgotten detail cause you to lose out on your chance for a fresh start.

Contact the Walker Law Firm today for a FREE bankruptcy consultation with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to see if bankruptcy can help you get the relief you need. We serve the greater Dothan, AL area so give our office a call today.

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