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Feinman Law Offices
69 Park St
Second Floor
Andover, MA 1810

Feinman Law Offices was founded in June 1989 in Andover, Massachusetts. Under the direction of founding attorney Michael Feinman, the law firm is known for creating practical solutions to both straightforward and complex legal matters. The lawyers maintain a results-oriented approach that addresses not only current legal problems but also protects clients from future legal issues. While litigation and trial…

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Phone(978) 475-0080

Feinman Law Offices
69 Park St
Second Floor
Andover, MA 1810

Feinman Law Offices was founded in June 1989 in Andover, Massachusetts. Under the direction of founding attorney Michael Feinman, the law firm is known for creating practical solutions to both straightforward and complex legal matters. The lawyers maintain a results-oriented approach that addresses not only current legal problems but also protects clients from future legal issues. While litigation and trial…

Law Offices of John E. Mahoney
2 Punchard Avenue
Andover, MA 1810

At the Law Offices of John E. Mahoney, this is the way we practice law. Since John Mahoney founded our Andover, Massachusetts law firm in 2003 we have focused on doing what is right for our clients. We work directly with the people we represent, providing careful attention to detail in all the legal documents we prepare and the actions…

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Phone(978) 557-5755

Law Offices of John E. Mahoney
2 Punchard Avenue
Andover, MA 1810

At the Law Offices of John E. Mahoney, this is the way we practice law. Since John Mahoney founded our Andover, Massachusetts law firm in 2003 we have focused on doing what is right for our clients. We work directly with the people we represent, providing careful attention to detail in all the legal documents we prepare and the actions…

Reynolds & Werman, LLC
16 South Blvd
West Springfield, MA 1089

Sometimes people need legal help, whether it's filing for bankruptcy, buying a new home, recovering from an accident or settling the details of a will or an estate. We at Reynolds & Werman, LLC, are efficient, personable attorneys who work to provide the foundations of security that will leave you free to build your future.

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Phone(413) 789-1003

Reynolds & Werman, LLC
16 South Blvd
West Springfield, MA 1089

Sometimes people need legal help, whether it's filing for bankruptcy, buying a new home, recovering from an accident or settling the details of a will or an estate. We at Reynolds & Werman, LLC, are efficient, personable attorneys who work to provide the foundations of security that will leave you free to build your future.

Reynolds & Werman, LLC
16 South Blvd
West Springfield, MA 1089

Sometimes people need legal help, whether it's filing for bankruptcy, buying a new home, recovering from an accident or settling the details of a will or an estate. We at Reynolds & Werman, LLC, are efficient, personable attorneys who work to provide the foundations of security that will leave you free to build your future.

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Phone(413) 789-1003

Reynolds & Werman, LLC
16 South Blvd
West Springfield, MA 1089

Sometimes people need legal help, whether it's filing for bankruptcy, buying a new home, recovering from an accident or settling the details of a will or an estate. We at Reynolds & Werman, LLC, are efficient, personable attorneys who work to provide the foundations of security that will leave you free to build your future.

Ackerman Law Offices
185 Devonshire St
Suite 601
Boston, MA 2110

Experienced bankruptcy attorney providing compassionate and professional representation to consumers and small businesses in need of debt relief.

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Phone(617) 933-9440

Ackerman Law Offices
185 Devonshire St
Suite 601
Boston, MA 2110

Experienced bankruptcy attorney providing compassionate and professional representation to consumers and small businesses in need of debt relief.

DiFonte & Panagiotidis, LLC
11 Pleasant St
Suite 10
Worcester, MA 1609

We are a debt relief agency providing legal representation in bankruptcy, divorce, business and personal injury law as well as mortgage modification. Call us to schedule a free consultation.

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Phone(508) 797-4529

DiFonte & Panagiotidis, LLC
11 Pleasant St
Suite 10
Worcester, MA 1609

We are a debt relief agency providing legal representation in bankruptcy, divorce, business and personal injury law as well as mortgage modification. Call us to schedule a free consultation.

Joshua Spirn & Associates
20 Park Plz
4th Floor
Boston, MA 2116

At Joshua Spirn & Associates, we understand how difficult it can be to consider bankruptcy.  Coming out of bankruptcy with manageable or no debt can jump start your financial situation and get you back on track. For more information on filing for bankruptcy, visit our site or contact us. We may be able to help you.

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Phone(617) 482-7600

Joshua Spirn & Associates
20 Park Plz
4th Floor
Boston, MA 2116

At Joshua Spirn & Associates, we understand how difficult it can be to consider bankruptcy.  Coming out of bankruptcy with manageable or no debt can jump start your financial situation and get you back on track. For more information on filing for bankruptcy, visit our site or contact us. We may be able to help you.

Law Office of John-Paul LaPre
77 Turnpike Rd
Southborough, MA 1772

A solo practitioner with over thirty (30) years experience. Litigation in all ares of specialty. I bring a broad professional and personal experience in representing middle and upper middle class individuals and families.

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Phone(508) 481-3665

Law Office of John-Paul LaPre
77 Turnpike Rd
Southborough, MA 1772

A solo practitioner with over thirty (30) years experience. Litigation in all ares of specialty. I bring a broad professional and personal experience in representing middle and upper middle class individuals and families.

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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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