When an individual debtor can no longer meet his or her financial obligations, he or she may seek protection through a bankruptcy proceeding in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
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.
Fairfield County Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service of Fairfield County, Connecticut, helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney in Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk or Danbury, CT. Call the service to talk with a trained staff person who will help determine the type of attorney needed. In some cases, a processing fee of $35 is required for the referral. Attorneys that participate in the service must carry malpractice insurance and are pre-screened for their experience and good standing with the Connecticut State Bar.