When an individual debtor can no longer meet his or her financial obligations, he or she may seek protection through a bankruptcy proceeding in Rockland County, New York.
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 Rockland County, NY - The Rockland County Bar Association in New City, NY, sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service. The service helps individuals and businesses find an attorney throughout New City, New York, and the surrounding areas of Rockland County. Last year, the LRS made more than 1,500 referrals to private attorneys who participate in the program. The service carefully pre-screens the local attorneys for their good standing with the state bar and experience in the needed practice area of the law. In exchange for a $50 fee you will receive a 30 minute consultation with the attorney to discuss your legal concerns and the attorney fees for additional representation.