When an individual debtor can no longer meet his or her financial obligations, he or she may seek protection through a bankruptcy proceeding in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
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.
Lawyer Referral Service in Boston, MA - For more than 50 years, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) has sponsored a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). The community based non-profit service helps individuals find a local attorney in Boston, Suffolk County, and the surrounding areas of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hundreds of attorneys participate in the program and serve on one of 300 different practice area panels. In exchange for a $25 consultation fee, you can have a 30 minute consultation with the attorney to discuss the case and the attorney fees needed for additional representation.