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, 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 Suffolk County, NY - The Suffolk County Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Services from its office in Hauppauge, New York. The service helps individuals and businesses in Hauppauge and Suffolk County find a qualified attorney in their community. Local attorneys that participate in the Lawyer Referral Service are listed in different subject matter panels depending on their experience and qualifications.