Find bankruptcy law firms and bankruptcy attorneys in North America and the USA. These lawyers stand ready to assist with bankruptcy cases, whether it is a chapter 7 bankruptcy or a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Do not leave your financial future to chance - get the expert help you need today.
Thompson & King

Serving clients throughout upstate South Carolina. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Thompson & King

Serving clients throughout upstate South Carolina. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Timothy J. Weiler

Specialist Delaware bankruptcy attorney. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Timothy J. Weiler

Specialist Delaware bankruptcy attorney. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Timothy J. Wilson

Seattle bankruptcy lawyer profiles legal services, laws and offers evaluation form and testimonials. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Timothy J. Wilson

Seattle bankruptcy lawyer profiles legal services, laws and offers evaluation form and testimonials. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Tom C Smith

Bankruptcy attorney handling chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases, with offices in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Tom C Smith

Bankruptcy attorney handling chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases, with offices in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Tupelo Low Cost Bankruptcy Center

Attorney Denvil Crowe, providing bankruptcy services for chapter 7 and chapter 13. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Tupelo Low Cost Bankruptcy Center

Attorney Denvil Crowe, providing bankruptcy services for chapter 7 and chapter 13. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Utah Bankruptcy Guy

Attorney Douglas Barrett, offering services in chapter 7, 12 and 13 bankruptcies. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Utah Bankruptcy Guy

Attorney Douglas Barrett, offering services in chapter 7, 12 and 13 bankruptcies. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Utah Bankruptcy Professionals, P.C.

Information about bankruptcy law, forms and attorney services. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Utah Bankruptcy Professionals, P.C.

Information about bankruptcy law, forms and attorney services. Unclaimed: Claim this business

W M Law

Large consumer bankruptcy and estate planning firm. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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W M Law

Large consumer bankruptcy and estate planning firm. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC

Female owned and operated law firm offering expertize in bankruptcy and estate law. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC

Female owned and operated law firm offering expertize in bankruptcy and estate law. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Walter A. Metzen

Board certified Michigan consumer bankruptcy specialist. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Walter A. Metzen

Board certified Michigan consumer bankruptcy specialist. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Walton Legal Services

Indianapolis bankruptcy law firm specializing in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Walton Legal Services

Indianapolis bankruptcy law firm specializing in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Wartchow Law Office LLC

Exclusive practice in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases and Chapter 11 reorganization. Attorney profile, services and blog. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Wartchow Law Office LLC

Exclusive practice in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases and Chapter 11 reorganization. Attorney profile, services and blog. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Weiland Legal Services

Attorney in Wisconsin Rapids handling bankruptcy and real estate law. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Weiland Legal Services

Attorney in Wisconsin Rapids handling bankruptcy and real estate law. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Weselis & Suchoparek LLC

Includes bankruptcy law resources and details about attorney services for consumer or business bankruptcy. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Weselis & Suchoparek LLC

Includes bankruptcy law resources and details about attorney services for consumer or business bankruptcy. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Wiesner & Frackowiak, LC

Offers help with bankruptcy, foreclosure and tax problems. Includes services, staff and FAQs. Based in Overland Park. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Wiesner & Frackowiak, LC

Offers help with bankruptcy, foreclosure and tax problems. Includes services, staff and FAQs. Based in Overland Park. Unclaimed: Claim this business

William A. Pate

Features details about bankruptcy legal services in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, and Stone Counties. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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William A. Pate

Features details about bankruptcy legal services in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, and Stone Counties. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Woodruff Law LLC

Offers a free consultation with a lawyer for advice about consumer and small business bankruptcy. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Woodruff Law LLC

Offers a free consultation with a lawyer for advice about consumer and small business bankruptcy. Unclaimed: Claim this business

Zalutsky & Pinski, Ltd

Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Bankruptcy attorneys. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Zalutsky & Pinski, Ltd

Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Bankruptcy attorneys. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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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.

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.

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