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The Marchese Law Firm

The Marchese Law Firm

Oakland & Macomb County's finest attorneys - highly rated, well reviewed and nationally recognized.

301 Orchard St. - St. Clair, MI 48079
(248) 270-2709

H.S.&A. Hammerschmidt, Stickradt& Associates

H.S.&A. Hammerschmidt, Stickradt& Associates

Congratulations! You've made an excellent choice when you decided to contact the HS&A, P.C. law firm. We are Metro Detroit's Premier Bankruptcy Law Firm and are going to do everything we can do to provide you with the Clean Slate you deserve!

1800 Biddle - Wyandotte, MI 48192
(248) 988-8335

Gudeman & Associates, P.C. - Financial Law Group

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Gudeman & Associates, P.C. - Financial Law Group

Are your debts becoming too much to handle? If you are considering bankruptcy, it is important to contact a reputable firm. We offer a free consultation, please call us today.

29601 Hoover Road - Warren, MI 48093
877-361-3911

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Moran Law

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Moran Law

Moran Law is committed not only to providing excellent legal service, but world-class customer service as well. We care about our clients before, during and after their cases. Chapters 7 & 13.
A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau.

25600 Woodward Ave Suite 201 - Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 246-6536

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Law Offices of Shirley L. Horn

Law Offices of Shirley L. Horn

Shirley L. Horn has practiced almost exclusively in the area of consumer bankruptcy law for 20 years. She opened The Law Office of Shirley L. Horn in 2003. Her primary focus is Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 debtor and creditor representation.

25600 Woodward Avenue, Suite 214 - Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 398-9900

Detroit Lawyers, PLLC

Detroit Lawyers, PLLC

Bankruptcy Law Firm Helping People Achieve Financial Freedom

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26711 Woodward Ave Ste 207 - Huntington Woods, MI 48070
(248) 237-7979

Frego & Associates-The Bankruptcy Law Office PLC

Frego & Associates-The Bankruptcy Law Office PLC

23843 Joy Rd. - Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 565-5957

Ardelean & Dunne, PLLC

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Ardelean & Dunne, PLLC

Bankruptcy Attorneys serving all of Southeast Michigan

24300 Southfield Raod Suite 308 - Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 557-7488

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Karen E. Evangelista, PC

Karen E. Evangelista, PC

439 Main Street, Suite 250 - Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 652-7992

Erman, Teicher, Zucker & Freedman, P.C

Erman, Teicher, Zucker & Freedman, P.C

400 Galleria Officentre, Suite 444 - Southfield, MI 48034
248-827-4100

<b>SOLOMON LAW FIRM PLLC</b>

SOLOMON LAW FIRM PLLC

Solomon Law focuses on helping people with disabilities, especially in the areas of SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY and WORKERS' COMPENSATION. Solomon Law also focuses on PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY and CHILD CUSTODY. Over 25 years of legal experience.

Davison Legal Associates

Davison Legal Associates

Family Comes First

Rayman & Knight

Rayman & Knight

Rayman & Knight is dedicated insolvency firm. We attempt to be a lifeline to business and individuals suffering from financial difficulties.

Kerry D. Hettinger, PLC

Kerry D. Hettinger, PLC

The Law Offices of Ryan F. Beach, PLLC

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The Law Offices of Ryan F. Beach, PLLC

We are a bankruptcy law firm serving Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and West Michigan. We assist individuals with filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and negotiating debt settlement.

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KELLER & ALMASSIAN, PLC

KELLER & ALMASSIAN, PLC

Keller &amp; Almassian, PLC

Keller & Almassian, PLC

Keller & Almassian, PLC, is dedicated to providing advice and counsel regarding bankruptcy, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. We offer a RISK FREE CONSULTATION.

Charles H. Gross, Attorney at Law

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Charles H. Gross, Attorney at Law

A solution focused law firm dedicated to protecting your best interests.

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Gregory L. Dodd, Attorney at Law

Gregory L. Dodd, Attorney at Law

Keith Sirlin & Associates, P.C.

Keith Sirlin & Associates, P.C.

The office of Keith Sirlin practices law in Waterford, MI and services all of Oakland County.

Resnick Law, P.C.

Resnick Law, P.C.

Smith Law

Smith Law

The goal at Smith Law is to help our clients move forward for a better life after bankruptcy or real estate foreclosure.

Dakmak Peurach, P.C.

Dakmak Peurach, P.C.

Dakmak Peurach, P.C. consists of Robert A. Peurach and James J. Tocco.

The Situation in the Wolverine State

Michigan’s real GDP is expected to drop by 4% to 5% this year and 50,000 to 60,000 more auto-related jobs will disappear. The recovery expected to begin late in 2010 will not help the multitudes of unemployed or underemployed struggling to survive in Michigan right now. Bankruptcies filed in 2008 hit record levels with over 55,000 in Michigan alone, and nearly 97% 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.

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

Chapter 7 - The Most Common Consumer Bankruptcy Choice in Michigan

Chapter 7 is the “fresh start” chapter of the Bankruptcy Code and most commonly used. 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.

Filing a Michigan Business Bankruptcy

U. S. business bankruptcies were up 40% in May of this year, further verifying the depth and breadth of the sluggish economy. Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 are the two most common types of Michigan business bankruptcy choices. With some exceptions, Chapter 7 is a liquidation procedure where the business is closed and all unsecured debt is discharged. Chapter 11 provides for working out an arrangement to pay creditors all or part of what is owed while keeping the company in business.

Obtaining Credit Following Your Michigan Bankruptcy

Begin working on your credit repair right away. Try applying for credit and once accounts are open use them sparingly and pay them off on time. Get a secured loan on a house, car or student loan and at least one credit card or home equity line. Contact credit bureaus to correct mistakes on your credit report. Debts commonly show as active when they should show as discharged in bankruptcy which continues to negatively impact your credit rating.

Thoughts on Bankruptcy Filing in Michigan

As the State’s economy struggles to recover, 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 Michigan attorney resources in your area.

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