Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Attorney Southfield, MI

Helping Detroit Residents Find Debt Relief Options

Bankruptcy is not a recent legal loophole designed to allow debtors to "stiff" their creditors. The first bankruptcy laws were enacted in ancient Rome and debt relief is mentioned in the Bible. It is a hallmark of a civilized society to recognize that individuals often get into difficult financial situations from which there is no escape. The loss of a job, a divorce and medical issues are probably the three most common reasons people file bankruptcy.

It is a difficult process involving complex laws and extensive paperwork, but a qualified lawyer can assist you in your pursuit of a life without debt. The Law Offices of Marshall D. Schultz has filed over 10,000 consumer bankruptcy cases, and we have more than 45 years of combined experience. We provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, and we treat our clients like family. We know this may be a difficult period in your life, and we will do everything we can to help you turn things around.


Begin a free initial consultation with a qualified bankruptcy attorney at Law Offices of Marshall D. Schultz. Contact us online or dial (888) 822-6730 to schedule an appointment.


Bankruptcy Matters We Handle

Our Bankruptcy Attorneys in Southfield, MI Assist with the following:

Understanding the Bankruptcy Process

Bankruptcy can be a complex and overwhelming process, but with the right guidance, it can provide the debt relief and fresh start you need. At the Law Offices of Marshall D. Schultz, our experienced bankruptcy attorneys in Southfield, MI are here to guide you through every step of the process.

Here's a breakdown of the bankruptcy process:

  1. Evaluation: Our bankruptcy attorneys will evaluate your financial situation and determine if bankruptcy is the right solution for you. We will explore alternatives and explain the different bankruptcy options available.
  2. Filing: Once you decide to proceed with bankruptcy, we will help you gather the necessary documentation and file the appropriate bankruptcy petition with the court.
  3. Automatic Stay: Upon filing, an automatic stay is initiated, which puts an immediate halt to creditor actions, including collection calls, wage garnishments, and foreclosure proceedings.
  4. Meeting of Creditors: You will be required to attend a meeting with your creditors, where they have the opportunity to ask questions about your financial situation. Our Southfield bankruptcy attorneys will prepare you for this meeting and ensure your rights are protected.
  5. Debt Discharge: If your bankruptcy case is successful, you will receive a debt discharge, which eliminates your legal obligation to repay certain debts. This provides you with a fresh financial start.

Navigating the bankruptcy process can be overwhelming, but with the help of our experienced attorneys, you can feel confident that your case is in capable hands. Contact the Law Offices of Marshall D. Schultz to set up a free initial consultation consultation and explore the debt relief  options available to you.

Is Bankruptcy Right for You?

Bankruptcy is a powerful tool that can provide you with a fresh start and help you regain control of your financial future. However, it is not the right solution for everyone. 

Our experienced bankruptcy attorneys can guide you through the process and help you determine if filing will work to your advantage. We will carefully evaluate your financial circumstances, discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of bankruptcy, and explore alternative debt relief options that may be more suitable for your needs.

Some factors to consider when deciding if bankruptcy is right for you include:

  • The amount of debt you owe
  • Your ability to repay your debts
  • Your income and expenses
  • The impact of bankruptcy on your assets and property
  • Your long-term financial goals

We believe in providing personalized and compassionate legal assistance. We will take the time to understand your unique circumstances and help you make an informed decision about your financial future. Contact us at (888) 822-6730 to ask about our free initial consultation and take the first step towards a fresh start.

Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy filings have both upsides and downsides. The ability to get rid of or minimize large debts is one of the main advantages. For example, Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides a fresh financial start by waiving unsecured debts such as credit card and hospital payments. On the other hand, Chapter 13 enables you to reorganize your debt and gradually make smaller payments.

Unfortunately, bankruptcy has long-term consequences. It may have a negative impact on your credit score for several years, making it more difficult to get credit or loans in the future. And even if certain assets are exempt, you may lose them altogether if you file for bankruptcy.

Do I Need a Bankruptcy Attorney?

It is important to not rush into filing for bankruptcy. To choose the best course of action for your particular circumstances, it is important to consider these advantages and disadvantages and get advice from a skillful bankruptcy lawyer in Southfield.

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Providing the Legal Assistance You Need

When debts start creeping in, it can tend to feel as if your whole world is crashing down on you. The good news is that there is hope and many different possibilities to relieve you from your current financial situation. At the Law Offices of Marshall D. Schultz, the legal team works actively for you and your family so that you can get back to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible.

We understand that this is a difficult time and we are prepared to help. Our bankruptcy law firm has achieved a positive Avvo ® rating, which is one of the premier ranking sites for lawyers nationwide. The dedication we have for our clients is unparalleled and we are determined to figure out a solution that is beneficial for your situation. As members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, we are highly qualified and practiced in what we do. This is your future we are dealing with; let it be in good hands.


Contact our firm at one of our convenient office locations in either Southfield or Detroit.


Commonly Asked Questions

What Are the Common Reasons People in File for Bankruptcy?

People often file for bankruptcy due to circumstances such as the loss of a job, a divorce, or medical issues. These situations can lead to financial distress that makes it difficult to manage debt without legal intervention. Bankruptcy provides a structured way to address these financial challenges and work towards a life free from overwhelming debt. Our team can analyze your situation to help you find a suitable solution.

 

What Is an Automatic Stay in the Context of Bankruptcy?

An automatic stay is a legal provision that comes into effect immediately upon filing for bankruptcy. It halts all creditor actions against you, including collection calls, wage garnishments, and foreclosure proceedings. This stay is designed to provide temporary relief while your bankruptcy case is being processed, preventing creditors from taking any further action without court approval.
  • 50+ Years of Combined Bankruptcy Law Experience
    Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in the field of bankruptcy law. Trust a seasoned bankruptcy attorney to handle your case.
  • Assisted 12,000+ Consumers with Their Debt
    Debt affects everyone, rich or poor. We have helped thousands of clients through difficult financial times and we plan on helping thousands more.
  • Free Initial Consultations
    There's no need to pay for a simple conversation! We provide immediate, 100% complimentary consultations to those who are interested in filing with us.
  • Convenient Office Locations in Southfield & Detroit
    We have locations in both Southfield and Detroit for those who want to minimize their commute to visit their nearest office.

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