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Pollak, Hicks & Alhejaj P.C.

Pollak, Hicks & Alhejaj P.C.

6910 Pacific St., Ste. 216 - Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 345-1717

Bankruptcy Law Group

Bankruptcy Law Group

GOT DEBT? GET HELP!

2373 Central Park Blvd. Ste. 100 - Denver, CO 80238
(602) 265-3822

Clear Counsel Law Group

Clear Counsel Law Group

Clear Counsel Law Group is a firm that specializes in personal injury, bankruptcy, probate and estate planning

50 S. Stephanie St. Ste. 101 - Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 476-5900

Carlyon Law Group

Carlyon Law Group

Carlyon Law Group, PLLC is an A-V rated firm committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients.

3333 East Serene Avenue - Henderson, NV 89074
702-685-4444

Haines & Krieger, LLC

Haines & Krieger, LLC

We've helped thousands of people eliminate or reduce their debt, save their homes, stop abusive creditors, and move on with their lives. We treat everyone with respect, and take time to get to know you and your financial situation.

8985 S. Eastern Ave. Suite #350 - Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 880-5554

Dupree O'Brien Law Group, LLC

Dupree O'Brien Law Group, LLC

TRUST US TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS

3170 West Sahara Avenue Suite 120 - Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 228-7867

Piet Law Group

Piet Law Group

3654 North Rancho Drive Suite 101 - Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 566-1212

Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm

Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm

Recognized for experience, legal skill, and business acumen, Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm is a trusted leader in bankruptcy legal services.

2850 South Jones Boulevard Suite 1 - Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-228-7590

Gupta Law Firm

Gupta Law Firm

800 N Rainbow Blvd #208 - Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 437-5342

 Law Office of Miguel Lopez

Law Office of Miguel Lopez

Helping People Obtain a Financial Fresh Start

7620 Tiny Tortoise - Las Vegas, NV 89149
702-987-3030

Darby Law Practice, Ltd

Darby Law Practice, Ltd

Dedicated and Experienced Reno Bankruptcy Attorneys

Law Offices of John S. Bartlett

Law Offices of John S. Bartlett

Law Offices of John S. Bartlett

Law Offices of John S. Bartlett

Welcome to the Law Offices of John S. Bartlett, where there's no case too big or too small to handle. With over 30 years of legal experience, John S. Bartlett has been representing clients from Carson City, Nevada with all Bankruptcy related issues.

The Silver State’s Economy Tarnished

"The slow housing market, volatility in the stock market, decline in business activity and consumer spending all portray the overall weakness in our state's economy," Governor Gibbons states. "I am very concerned that the Legislature's decision to override my veto of their huge tax package will bring even more economic pressure and misery to Nevada's citizens and businesses."  Bankruptcies filed in 2008 hit record levels with nearly 19,000 in Nevada alone, and over  97% of those filed by consumers.    It is estimated that 1.4 million consumer bankruptcies will be filed in the U.S. in 2009.

Legal Advice in Nevada

The Federal Bankruptcy Law involves processes, procedures and evaluations which can be complex and confusing.  Seek the advice of a Nevada law firm with specific long-term experience in Nevada bankruptcy matters.  Check references, if possible.  A competent Nevada 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.  

Major Changes Made in 2005 Will Impact your Nevada Bankruptcy

Because of bankruptcy filing abuses, the law was changed in 2005 to include the following:

  • Required pre-bankruptcy counseling
  • Strict guidelines to qualify for a Chapter 7 filing (liquidation proceeding) including a “Means Test” to determine your ability to pay debts
  • Tight restrictions on repeat filers
  • Random audits to verify accuracy of bankruptcy filing
  • Enhanced oversight for Chapter 11 (reorganization) small business cases

Debts Which Generally Cannot be Discharged in Your Nevada Bankruptcy:

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

Exemptions – Which Property is Exempt in Nevada?

Certain property, or values of property, is exempt from being included in the debtor’s estate and these exemptions vary from state to state.  Some states have their own set of exemptions which replace the federal list, and other states allow you to choose between the state or federal list of exemptions.  The exemptions, which change frequently, vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and understanding your options is a very important aspect of evaluating your position.

Final Words on Nevada Bankruptcy

Nevadans continue to suffer, 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 Nevada attorney resources in your area.

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