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Burrow & Associates, LLC

Burrow & Associates, LLC

1721 Prince Avenue - Athens, GA 30606
(706) 765-2115

GASTIN & HILL

GASTIN & HILL

Experienced and Compassionate. Our firm is proud to specialize in Bankruptcy and other forms of debt relief. We provide hope to those who feel hopeless. We're happy to let you know what options are available when you're struggling to pay your bills.

12 W. State Street - Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 232-0203

Law Offices of Skip Jennings, P.C.

Law Offices of Skip Jennings, P.C.

115 West Oglethorpe Avenue - Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-6872

Morgan & Morgan Attorneys at Law P.C.

Morgan & Morgan Attorneys at Law P.C.

Morgan & Morgan has helped thousands of residents of Northeast Georgia. If you are looking for Debt Relief, applying for Social Security Disability, or have suffered a work-related injury, Morgan & Morgan has the right attorney for your case.

1090 C Founders Boulevard - Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-7070

Harmon T. Smith Jr.

Harmon T. Smith Jr.

380 Green Street, P.O. Box 1276 - Gainsville, GA 30503
(770) 536-1313

Law Firm of John E. Pytte

Law Firm of John E. Pytte

John E Pytte Your debt relief specialist

617 Stephenson Ave Suite 102 - Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 231-2313

Berry & Associates

Berry & Associates

We have over 25 years experience helping Georgia residents eliminate debt and start fresh. Stop foreclosure, wage garnishment, lawsuits, and harassing collection calls by contacting our office at (800) 414-3328 for your free consultation.

340 Jesse Jewel Parkay SE - Gainesville, GA 30501
(800) 414-3328

Thomson Bankruptcy

Thomson Bankruptcy

We have specialized in representing debtors in consumer bankruptcy cases in the Northern District of Georgia for over 30 years. We offer free consultations, evening and weekend appointments, and convenient, free parking.

715 Queen City Parkway, Suite 102 - Gainesville, GA 30501
(678) 971-4964

Sherman Law Group

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Sherman Law Group

Knowledge, Experience, Results

110 Veterans Memorial Blvd. - Cumming, GA 30040
678-215-4106

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Cornwell Law Firm

Cornwell Law Firm

Cornwell Law Firm is a full-service consumer bankruptcy law firm. Our experience and knowledge can help eliminate debt, stop harassing phone calls, and protect assets to give individuals and families the fresh start they need and deserve.

2180 Satellite Blvd Suite 400 - Duluth, GA 30097
(404) 791-4449

Woodall and Woodall

Woodall and Woodall

Helping Georgia residents with their Debt Issues. Over 20,000 cases Filed.

Perrotta, Cahn & Associates-BK

Perrotta, Cahn & Associates-BK

Financial Freedom is a Free Consultation Away

Knowles Law Firm

Knowles Law Firm

A Quarter Century of Experience with Bankruptcy and Personal Injury in Macon and Middle Georgia

Judah Law firm

Judah Law firm

The Law office of David Judah services counties: Butts, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Clayton, Pike, Spalding, Newton, Meriwether, Upson, Coweta, Rockdale for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy as well as Disability, UI, STD/LTD, FMLA claims.

Eron Epstein Attorney At Law-

Eron Epstein Attorney At Law-

Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia Bankruptcy Lawyer

Mark T. Young and Associates

Mark T. Young and Associates

Valerie G. Long, Attorney at Law

Valerie G. Long, Attorney at Law

We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their financial goals.

Cherney Law Firm, LLC

Cherney Law Firm, LLC

Cherney Law Firm, LLC, is a bankruptcy and debt relief law firm. Our focus is on you, the client. We will work directly with you to develop the best course of action for you and your family. We have offices in both Marietta and Woodstock.

Teri L. Brown LLC

Teri L. Brown LLC

Our goal is to help you through difficult times without making things harder. Our practice aims to provide the best legal representation possible, all designed to support the best interests of you, your family and your situation.

The Rothbloom Law Firm

The Rothbloom Law Firm

CMC Law -- Law Offices of Charles Clapp

CMC Law -- Law Offices of Charles Clapp

CMC Law is a comprehensive Atlanta Bankruptcy firm specializing in stopping foreclosure, repossession, garnishment, and collections. We have helped thousands of Georgia families solve their debt problems. There is a brighter future.

Coleman Legal Group LLC

Coleman Legal Group LLC

Weekend & Evening Appointments. Georgia Attorneys & Lawyers. Uncontested Divorce, Contested Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Immigration & Business. Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Forsyth, Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton

James C. Frenzel, P.C

James C. Frenzel, P.C

Scroggins and Williamson, P.C.

Scroggins and Williamson, P.C.

Brent Stamps

Brent Stamps

Brookhuis Law, LLC

Brookhuis Law, LLC

Brookhuis Law LLC specializes in Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy. With years of intensive experience in all matters of consumer Bankruptcy, Brookhuis Law will help you design and execute a plan to get your financial life back on track.

Joel M. Haber

Joel M. Haber

Seeking Bankruptcy in Georgia

Georgia’s State Budget in Shambles

The recession continues to wreak havoc on Georgia’s budget as tax collections and other state revenue sources plunge. As the state goes, so goes the populace. U. S. bankruptcies filed in 2008 hit record levels with over 61,000 in Georgia alone, and over 96% 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.

Find Appropriate Georgia Legal Advice

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 a Georgia law firm with specific long-term experience in Georgia bankruptcy matters. Check references, if possible. A competent Georgia 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.

Consumer Bankruptcy in Georgia

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.

Debts Which Generally Cannot be Discharged in Your Georgia Bankruptcy:

  • Taxes owed to government agencies, such as the I.R.S., State of Georgia, 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

Paying Debts Outside of Your Georgia Bankruptcy

Certain debt payments may be considered preferential and the Georgia Bankruptcy Trustee carries “avoidance power” to overturn certain transfers or obligations made by the debtor prior to or during bankruptcy. Examples include:

  • Property transferred or paid during relevant time period before bankruptcy
  • Something passed from the bankruptcy to a creditor
  • Payment occurred at a time when the bankrupt consumer/business was insolvent
  • One creditor is given advantage over another creditor
  • Creditor suspected or should have suspected that the bankrupt consumer/business was insolvent

Georgia Bankruptcy Law Firms

Georgians continue to suffer, as the State’s economy struggles to recover. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in Georgia, decisions you make and actions you take now 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 cautions that “Bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences -- hiring a competent attorney is strongly recommended.” Click here to find Georgia attorney resources in your area.

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