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The Law Office Of Douglas J. Powell
820 W 10th St
Austin, TX 78701

The Law Office of Douglas J. Powell, P.C., located in Austin, Texas, provides skilled representation to clients struggling with financial problems. We are led by our attorney, Douglas J. Powell, who has over 25 years of experience with their bankruptcy questions and concerns. Doug is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means…

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Phone(512) 893-6942

The Law Office Of Douglas J. Powell
820 W 10th St
Austin, TX 78701

The Law Office of Douglas J. Powell, P.C., located in Austin, Texas, provides skilled representation to clients struggling with financial problems. We are led by our attorney, Douglas J. Powell, who has over 25 years of experience with their bankruptcy questions and concerns. Doug is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means…

Hickson Law PC
4833 Spicewood Springs Rd
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759

At the law firm of Hickson Law PC, our lawyer Elizabeth Hickson has 25 years of experience helping people overcome debt through bankruptcy. She is committed to countering the many myths about bankruptcy that are propagated by credit card companies and other entities that profit from keeping people from exercising all the legal options at their disposal.

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Phone(512) 346-8597

Hickson Law PC
4833 Spicewood Springs Rd
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759

At the law firm of Hickson Law PC, our lawyer Elizabeth Hickson has 25 years of experience helping people overcome debt through bankruptcy. She is committed to countering the many myths about bankruptcy that are propagated by credit card companies and other entities that profit from keeping people from exercising all the legal options at their disposal.

Law Office of Glen L. Work, PLLC
8310-1 N. Capital Of Texas Hwy.
Suite 305
Austin, TX 78731

Glen L. Work received his law degree from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law, where he was recognized for academic achievement, oral advocacy, and excellence in legal writing.

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Phone(512) 550-6816

Law Office of Glen L. Work, PLLC
8310-1 N. Capital Of Texas Hwy.
Suite 305
Austin, TX 78731

Glen L. Work received his law degree from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law, where he was recognized for academic achievement, oral advocacy, and excellence in legal writing.

Robert W. Berry, Attorney at Law
3301 Northland Dr
Suite 216
Austin, TX 78731

Trust more than 15 years of experience for top-notch, comprehensive bankruptcy and foreclosure legal services. Our bankruptcy lawyer, Robert W. Berry, is a former financial institutions examiner with a business background and extensive legal experience in all aspects of bankruptcy law, including appellate matters.

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Phone(512) 472-6266

Robert W. Berry, Attorney at Law
3301 Northland Dr
Suite 216
Austin, TX 78731

Trust more than 15 years of experience for top-notch, comprehensive bankruptcy and foreclosure legal services. Our bankruptcy lawyer, Robert W. Berry, is a former financial institutions examiner with a business background and extensive legal experience in all aspects of bankruptcy law, including appellate matters.

The Butler Firm
1601 Rio Grande St
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78701

The Butler Firm provides Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy relief in Austin, Texas. We offer free consultations and offer free parking. Our attorneys are compassionate and understanding and will work with you every step of the way.

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Phone(512) 992-2421

The Butler Firm
1601 Rio Grande St
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78701

The Butler Firm provides Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy relief in Austin, Texas. We offer free consultations and offer free parking. Our attorneys are compassionate and understanding and will work with you every step of the way.

ZLG Law
4408 Spicewood Springs Rd
Ste 403
Austin, TX 78759

We provide affordable debt management counsel to businesses and individuals, ranging from debt settlement to bankruptcy.

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Phone(512) 777-4099

ZLG Law
4408 Spicewood Springs Rd
Ste 403
Austin, TX 78759

We provide affordable debt management counsel to businesses and individuals, ranging from debt settlement to bankruptcy.

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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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