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Charles W. McBurney Jr., P.A.

Charles W. McBurney Jr., P.A.

76 S. Laura Street, Suite 590 - Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 798-0002

Law Office of Sacks & Sacks, P. A.

Law Office of Sacks & Sacks, P. A.

Experienced Bankruptcy Attorneys Honest & Compassionate

1646 Emerson Street Suite B - Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 396-5557

Emet Law, PLLC.

Emet Law, PLLC.

3840-1 Williamsburg Park Blvd - Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 254-5789

Borack Law Group, P.A.

Borack Law Group, P.A.

We fight for those who cannot fight for themselves

120 South Woodland Bouldevard - Deland, FL 32720
(407) 644-8285

Robert C. Bruner Law Offices

Robert C. Bruner Law Offices

Bankruptcy Attorney in Tallahassee, Florida

261 Pinewood Drive - Tallahasee, FL 32303
850-385-0342

Norman Linder Hull, P.A.

Norman Linder Hull, P.A.

Creative Bankruptcy Solutions

1133 Louisiana Avenue Suite 116 - Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 422-1235

The Independence Law Firm--Orlando

The Independence Law Firm--Orlando

707 Nicolet Ave, Suite 200 Winter Park, - Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 636-9000

Ayana Siplin Attorney At Law

Ayana Siplin Attorney At Law

4767 New Broad St PMB #1076 - Orlando, FL 32814
(407) 476-3083

Bess Law Group

Bess Law Group

801 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste 303 - Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 930-2221

Bader Law Office, PLLC

Bader Law Office, PLLC

801 N Magnolia Suite 303 - Orlando, FL 32803
(352) 343-5554

Batton Law, P.A.

Batton Law, P.A.

HD Legal Solutions, PLLC

HD Legal Solutions, PLLC

HD Legal Solutions provides experienced, competent representation and counsel to our clients for a wide range of legal matters including, bankruptcy, debt settlement, criminal, family law, contract law, powers of attorney, wills and more.

Lawyer ASAP, LLP

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Lawyer ASAP, LLP

We believe that everyone deserves fair, affordable legal representation and we are committed to helping our clients get through the toughest moments of their lives.

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Gamberg & Abrams

Gamberg & Abrams

Law Firm in Hollywood, FL

Law Offices of Michael H. Johnson

Law Offices of Michael H. Johnson

Van Horn Law Group PA

Van Horn Law Group PA

Florida has been hit hard in the economic downturn, and many individuals, families and businesses are under crushing debt with little hope in sight. The federal government gives us the opportunity to get a fresh start through filing for bankruptcy.

<b>Miller and Funcia, PA</b>

Miller and Funcia, PA

The sooner you call us, the better you will feel

Donna Bumgardner, Attorney

Donna Bumgardner, Attorney

The Law Office of Charles R. Hayes, P.A

The Law Office of Charles R. Hayes, P.A

SmithLaw Attorneys

SmithLaw Attorneys

Bankruptcy Firm practicing in the Sarasota-Bradenton-Lakewood Ranch area

Amy Logan Sliva

Amy Logan Sliva

Your Dedicated Pensacola Bankruptcy, Wills, Trusts and Probate Lawyer

Wilson, Harrell, Farrington, Ford, Wilson, Spain & Parsons P.A.

Wilson, Harrell, Farrington, Ford, Wilson, Spain & Parsons P.A.

Law Office of Zachary T. Magaha

Law Office of Zachary T. Magaha

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A

Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester P.A

Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester P.A

Florida Law Advisers, P.A.

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Florida Law Advisers, P.A.

Call now for a Free Consultation with an attorney, we are available 24/7.

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Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A

Law Offices of Robert M. Geller, P.A

Bridging You to a Brighter Future!

McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott

McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott

We Specialize In a Wide Variety of Legal Issues, Including Bankruptcy for Tampa, Temple Terrace, Sarasota and Clearwater

Randall A. Fischer, P.A.

Randall A. Fischer, P.A.

Advocating For Your Rights, Serving the Treasure Coast

Philip L. Burnett, P.A.

Philip L. Burnett, P.A.

Fort Myers, Florida Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Attorney Helping Clients with Legal Problems

Levins & Associates, LLC

Levins & Associates, LLC

Levins & Associates, L.L.C., in Fort Myers, Florida, is a law firm that provides quality legal solutions in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate, business law and consumer bankruptcy.

Martin Law Firm, P.L.

Martin Law Firm, P.L.

Richard Johnston Law

Richard Johnston Law

Jodat Law Group P.A

Jodat Law Group P.A

We Help People Get Back on Their Feet!

Treasure Coast Legal

Treasure Coast Legal

The personal injury lawyers of Treasure Coast Legal have a reputation for garnering large awards and settlements for our clients.

Paul Joseph McMahon Attorney at Law

Paul Joseph McMahon Attorney at Law

Salomon, Kanner, Damian & Rodriguez, P.A.

Salomon, Kanner, Damian & Rodriguez, P.A.

Kosto & Rotella, P.A

Kosto & Rotella, P.A

Vinson Osman Attorney at Law

Vinson Osman Attorney at Law

Alejandro Rivera P.A. Law Firm

Alejandro Rivera P.A. Law Firm

Barry S. Balmuth, P.A.

Barry S. Balmuth, P.A.

I Am an AV Rated Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial and Business Litigation Lawyer Practicing Since 1990 and I Will Charge You a Reasonable Fee...

The Port Law Firm, P.A.

The Port Law Firm, P.A.

FREE CONSULTATION and PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

SEAN I. KOPLOW, PA

SEAN I. KOPLOW, PA

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Foreclosure Defense Loan Modification Stop Wage Garnishment possibly avoid HOA arrears possibly eliminate second mortgages/home equity lines

Sarah S. Rama, Esq., LL.M.

Sarah S. Rama, Esq., LL.M.

Law Office Of Michael A. Ziegler P.L.

Law Office Of Michael A. Ziegler P.L.

Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A.

Arthur S. Weitzner, P.A.

Florida Board Certified Business Bankruptcy Attorney Advocates for Your Rights

Considering Filing Bankruptcy in Florida?

The Florida Economic Situation

Recently the Wall Street Journal published a summary chart depicting each state’s 2008 performance in (1) GDP, (2) home prices and (3) jobs, and Florida ranked worst over-all with respect to the three components. Bankruptcies filed in 2008 hit record levels with nearly 68,000 in Florida alone, and over 94% of those filed by consumers. It is estimated that 1.4 million consumer bankruptcies will be filed in the U.S. in 2009, the surge triggered by the foreclosure crisis and economic downturn.

Investigating the Florida Bankruptcy Process

The Federal Bankruptcy Law involves processes, procedures and evaluations which can be complex and confusing, including major revisions made in 2005. Seek the advice of an attorney/law firm with specific long-term experience in Florida bankruptcy matters. Check references, if possible. A competent attorney will help you weigh your different options, make informed decisions, help you protect the security of your family and reduce your stress, while facing the realities of the situation.

Alternatives to Florida Bankruptcy

Contact your creditors to try to work out payment arrangements that you can manage. Contact the non-profit Consumer Credit Counseling service to get help with a manageable repayment plan. Sell as many assets as you can and pay down your debt to a manageable level. Debt consolidation may be considered, but approach this option with caution to make sure it actually helps your situation.

The Most Common Consumer Bankruptcy Choice in Florida

Chapter 7 is the “fresh start” chapter of the Bankruptcy Code and most commonly used. This filing results in a fair distribution of your available nonexempt property to creditors. Unsecured debts are generally discharged. Included in this process is a “means test”, used to determine your ability to pay your creditors, verifying whether Chapter 7 is appropriate or indicating that you should be filing Chapter 13. Median Family Income by Family Size and current poverty guidelines are factors evaluated when determining appropriate filing status for a given situation.

Some Debts Will Not Be Discharged in Your Florida Bankruptcy:

  • Taxes owed to government agencies, such as the I.R.S., State of Florida, County, etc.
  • Student loans (unless undue hardship can be proved),
  • Debts incurred after the bankruptcy is filed
  • Debts owed to a spouse for divorce-related obligatory expenses
  • Debts not listed or scheduled or which the debtor waived discharge
  • Debts for willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another person or property owned by another

Next Steps for the Florida Bankruptcy Filer

Floridians continue to suffer, as the State’s economy struggles to recover. If you are considering bankruptcy, decisions you make and actions you take can have a positive or negative effect on the outcome of your bankruptcy proceedings. Although some filers elect to handle their bankruptcy on their own, The U.S. Bankruptcy Court warns that “Bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences - hiring a competent attorney is strongly recommended.” Click here to find Florida attorney resources in your area.

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