When an individual debtor can no longer meet his or her financial obligations, he or she may seek protection through a bankruptcy proceeding in Maricopa County, Arizona.
When an individual files for bankruptcy, he or she will usually file for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Under a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor's nonexempt assets are liquidated and his or her debts are paid off. Debts remaining after all nonexempt assets are liquidated are usually discharged.
Under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor is put on a court-ordered payment plan. Contact a bankruptcy attorney for legal advice on filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Board Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy Law - The American Board of Certification (ABC) is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as specialists in consumer bankruptcy law.
NACBA serves the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and works to protect the rights of consumer debtors.
Maricopa County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service - Since 1964, the Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by the Maricopa County Bar Association has been helping the public and local businesses find a qualified attorney in Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Maricopa County, Arizona. With more than 250 attorneys serving on various panels, the Lawyer Referral Service has qualified attorneys experienced in a wide range of cases. For a $40 consultation fee you receive a 30 minute consultation to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. The fee is waived for workers' compensation, personal injury, social security disability, and DUI cases.