BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS ROGERS, AR
Leading Arkansas Bankruptcy Lawyers
Are you drowning in debt? Do you avoid opening your mail? Do you ignore calls from an unknown caller out of fear it will be a bill collector? If you answered yes to these questions, Bankruptcy may be a solution for you. Let our experienced Bankruptcy attorneys develop a reorganization plan to help get you back on track.
Generally, there are two main types of Bankruptcy applicable to individuals, Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. Which one will work the best for you depends on your overall financial situation and the type of debt you have.
CADDELL REYNOLDS LAW FIRM CAN DISCUSS YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION AND HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR LEGAL OPTIONS. TRUST OUR FIRM FOR THE HELP YOU NEED. CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.WHAT IS BANKRUPTCY?
What Is Bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy is the legal process of discharging debt with a court’s approval. There are several types or chapters of bankruptcy, each with its pros and cons. Our Rogers bankruptcy lawyers can help you decide what type of bankruptcy will work best for your debt and financial situation, as well as how to minimize your risks like losing assets to forfeiture. There is also a chance that bankruptcy is not your best option for debt relief, and we will let you know if that is what we determine.
How Do I File For Bankruptcy?
Filing for bankruptcy is a simple process if you work with our attorneys. We are here to guide you through the entire process from start to finish, starting with determining the right type of bankruptcy.
Most bankruptcy clients will benefit from one of the two following bankruptcy types:
- Chapter 7: If you can pass a means test that compares your income to that of the average household in your state, then you might be able to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This chapter can discharge a large amount of debt all at once.
- Chapter 13: If you want to discharge some debt but are still earning an income, then Chapter 13 bankruptcy might be better because it usually risks less of your property and makes a lesser impact on your credit score.
When we determine which bankruptcy type is right for you, we can help you with the filing process. We can create a debt relief plan that explains how your debt will be discharged, what creditors will be able to claim what property if any, and why. Depending on your bankruptcy type and case details, this plan could be reviewed by creditors before being taken to the bankruptcy court for an official review and approval or denial. It is our goal to get your bankruptcy a first-round approval so you can start down the path of debt relief sooner than later.
Why Hire Caddell Reynolds Law Firm
You have your choices of bankruptcy law firms, so why hire us? We think the decision is simple once you learn more about what makes Caddell Reynolds Law Firm of Rogers stand out. We have more than 100 years of collective legal experience, answer client calls 24/7, and built a reputation for prioritizing our clients’ needs and expectations in any sort of case.
The Most Common Reasons People Go Bankrupt
When you contact a lawyer and begin filing for Bankruptcy in Arkansas, it can feel a little like you are the only person who ever goes through the process. Think again.
Somewhere around 1.5 million people file for Bankruptcy every year in the United States. While every person has a story to tell about how they went upside down with their finances, there are several common reasons that people go bankrupt and need the help of a Bankruptcy lawyer.
For instance, maybe you are facing Bankruptcy because of medical expenses. Over 60 percent of personal bankruptcies are for this very reason – despite the fact that some 78 percent of people filing Bankruptcy for this reason had medical insurance. The simple truth is that even when you have savings, retirement accounts, and assets to liquefy, it sometimes still isn’t enough to handle the costs associated with a medical condition or serious injury.
The second big reason that people go bankrupt is that they lose their jobs. This issue can manifest in a few different ways. While the loss of income is always going to be a bit jarring, what comes next is often the real challenge. Severance packages are increasingly less common and unemployment only pays a fraction of what you were originally earning. Having an emergency fund can help bridge the gap, but only temporarily, and you may have more expenses, like COBRA insurance or job hunting costs. Turning to credit cards is often the only way to make ends meet. Even if you do find a job that pays as much or more than you made before, the damage is done.
Major Unexpected Expenses
Finally, there are the unexpected expenses that crop up. Whether the issue is a divorce, storm damage to your home, or a car that dies after you have it paid off, it can be difficult to budget for these expenses. Divorce carries so many legal fees that it can make affording to leave your marriage a real difficulty (to say nothing of the loss of household income that comes when you divide a home). Unexpected damage to your property can be expensive to repair and may not be covered by your insurance plans. Even if you have savings set aside, it only takes one major event to wipe that out.
Caddell Reynolds Law Firm Can Help
Reckless spending is rarely a reason for filing for Bankruptcy in Arkansas. Most people experience high medical bills, job loss, or major unexpected expenses and just have a hard time getting ahead afterward.
IF YOUR BILLS HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF HAND, DON’T BE AFRAID TO TALK TO A BANKRUPTCY LAWYER TODAY. IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW OUR ROGERS BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS CAN HELP, CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 800-671-4100. OUR LAWYERS ARE READY TO WORK FOR YOU.