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Symmes Law Group PLLC

The Symmes Law Group, PLLC assists consumers in ch. 7/ch. 13 bankruptcy, real estate, debt settlement delivering impeccable personal service to all clients, while…

Ardelean & Dunne, PLLC

Debt problems? Learn your options. We offer free in-office consultations with experienced bankruptcy lawyers in Michigan. This valuable legal advice only costs you a…

Frank J. LaPerch, PC

You Have Nothing To Lose, But Your Debt.

Ghandi Deeter Blackham Law Offices

Ghandi Deeter Law Offices is a law firm based in Las Vegas and specializing in bankruptcy, personal injury, and family law. We are an…

Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A.

Bridging You To A Brighter Future.

Wadhwani & Shanfeld

The law firm of Wadhwani & Shanfeld provides bankruptcy defense services to those who are struggling financially. Both of the firm's partners are board-certified…

Caddell Reynolds Law Firm

Injured in an accident? Dealing with a denied Social Security disability claim? Facing bankruptcy? Turn to the team at Caddell Reynolds Law Firm for…

Goodblatt ยท Leo

Offers practical and goal-oriented representation in family law and bankruptcy matters, including divorce, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, mediation, and general litigation.

Law Offices of Stephen Orchard

Boca Raton bankruptcy lawyer Stephen Orchard handles cases every step of the way, from the initial phone call to the office to the initial…

Nowack & Olson, PLLC

Lawyers help find the right solution that works best for clients, be it Chapter 7, Chapter 13, or some alternative to bankruptcy such as…

The Dellutri Law Group, PA

The Dellutri Law Group, PA helps clients throughout Southwest Florida navigate complex personal injury, wrongful death, and bankruptcy matters. Whether you were involved in…

Diane L. Drain, Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A.

We are dedicated to helping Arizona citizens and Arizona small companies protect both their assets and their future; whether through bankruptcy or other practical…

James K. Lambert Attorney at Law

James K. Lambert is a Fairhope Alabama Attorney who practices in the areas of Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), DUI and Drug Offenses,…

James K. Lambert Attorney at Law

James K. Lambert is a Fairhope Alabama Attorney who practices in the areas of Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), DUI and Drug Offenses,…

Rank & Karnes Law, P.C.

Get Filed for $500 Upfront! Oregon Attorneys with Over 40 Years Combined Experience helping Clients File Bankruptcy and in Other Debt Related Matters. Call…

Broumas Law Group LLC

Maryland Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience. We make bankruptcy process affordable and painless for our clients. Chapter 7 - $999 Legal Fees. We…

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Donald E. Hood PLLC

The Law Office of Donald E. Hood, PLLC focuses on Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law under Ch. 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Our… Unclaimed: Claim this business

With the economy continuing to struggle and jobs still hard to find, many people are facing increasingly difficult financial straits. Both a bankruptcy attorney or debt settlement attorney can help you understand your legal options to deal with creditors.

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Basic Difference Between Bankruptcy Lawyer and Debt Settlement Attorney


While it's common that a bankruptcy attorney is also well-qualified to act as a debt settlement attorney, you should understand an important distinction between the two legal means of resolving debts.

A debt settlement attorney will represent you with your creditors to negotiate a workable payment plan, and perhaps even negotiate a reduction in the total amount you owe. However, the debt settlement attorney will work separately with each creditor. In addition, the creditors aren't obligated to sit down at the table with your debt settlement attorney.

In contrast, if you file for bankruptcy, your bankruptcy lawyer represents your interests before the bankruptcy court. The bankruptcy court does have the power to compel your creditors to participate in the proceeding. You've now centralized all claims against you into a single proceeding. Your bankruptcy lawyer will still be negotiating with your creditors, but now under the supervision of the bankruptcy court.

A challenge to filing for bankruptcy is that it can have legal implications beyond the bankruptcy proceeding itself and is a matter of public record. You may find it preferable for a debt settlement attorney to help you resolve your debt issues privately, especially if you have only one or two major creditors.

A bankruptcy attorney can help advise you whether filing for bankruptcy or working privately is the right option for you.

Sources of Bankruptcy Law


The main bankruptcy laws in the United States are federal laws. If you do file for bankruptcy, you'll be filing in a federal bankruptcy court. A bankruptcy attorney must be admitted to practice in the federal court district where you're located in order to represent you in the bankruptcy court.

In addition, each state does have its own laws that can impact your case, such as homestead exemption laws that determine how you can protect your home during the bankruptcy process.

Basic Bankruptcy Law


The Bankruptcy Code is commonly known by its various chapters, such as Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Simply put, the chapter under which your bankruptcy lawyer will recommend you file will depend on whether you're filing as an individual or a legal entity. The chapter selection will also depend on whether you want to liquidate your assets to pay off your debts or reorganize your debts into a single payment plan.

Each chapter has its own requirements, so you might only be eligible for one type of bankruptcy. Your bankruptcy lawyer will help determine which chapters are available to you.

The goal of the bankruptcy proceeding is to offer you a fresh start once it's over. This doesn't mean you can avoid paying your debts through bankruptcy, only that your bankruptcy attorney will help you negotiate a manageable resolution.