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Chapter 7, 11, 12 & 13 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Gulf Coast

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Experiencing crippling financial debt can be one of the most isolating and overwhelming experiences a person can face. Many people who are in debt feel alone and don’t know how to dig themselves out of the hole they’re in. Our Gulf Coast bankruptcy attorneys are here to let you know that you have options. At Davis & Davis, PLLC, our team offers dedicated legal counsel in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcies to help clients gain financial footing. We can educate you on each type of bankruptcy and assess your situation to help you determine which one is right for you. We’ve helped countless clients over the last 20 years who have been in the same situation you’re in now, and we’ve seen them take steps toward a healthier and more stable future. If you’re ready to start a new chapter and help yourself and your family get out of debt, call us for a free consultation.

Contact us online or by phone at (228) 231-9717 to reach a compassionate team member.

Common Bankruptcy Types

Not all bankruptcies are the same. While bankruptcy is generally used to help individuals and businesses clear their debt, not all types are created equal. There are six different types that correspond to chapters in the Bankruptcy Code.

Some of the types of bankruptcies our attorneys help clients with include:

  • Chapter 7: The most common kind of bankruptcy for individuals, Chapter 7 is known as a liquidation bankruptcy case, which means that an appointed trustee oversees the sale of your assets to pay off your creditors. Through this bankruptcy, all your debt is erased, barring student loans and taxes. If there are any assets you have and want to protect from liquidation, like your house or car, an attorney can help you defend them from being sold. Only individuals who cannot pay off any part of their debt qualify for this kind of bankruptcy.
  • Chapter 11: Chapter 11 bankruptcies are used mostly by large businesses or corporations who need to reorganize their debt payments. Both creditors and the court must approve the plan the company creates to pay their debts while also continuing to run their business. Some individuals with a lot of debt and high-value assets, like celebrities or professional athletes, may also qualify for this type of bankruptcy.
  • Chapter 12: Family farmers and fishermen can file for a Chapter 12 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure on their property or having to sell their assets. Chapter 12 bankruptcies are similar to Chapter 13 bankruptcies, though they have higher debt limits.
  • Chapter 13: The second most common bankruptcy option for individuals, Chapter 13 doesn’t forgive your debt like Chapter 7 – it helps you to reorganize your debt. Through the court, individuals can establish a monthly payment plan to pay off their debts over a period of three to five years. The amount you need to pay each month depends on your current income and amount of existing debt. This is an option for those who can’t currently pay off all their debts, but can afford small portions.

How a Bankruptcy Lawyer Can Help

Determining which bankruptcy type can help you in your unique situation can be confusing, and the actual filing process is filled with legal jargon that can be difficult to interpret. Our attorneys have represented clients in every bankruptcy type and can provide sound legal advice on your case.

Through an in-depth evaluation, we can learn more about your financial goals and help you decide which type of bankruptcy to file for. From there, we can gather your information and file all the official forms and paperwork on your behalf. It’s important to make all your bankruptcy deadlines, as missing a deadline can result in a dismissal of your case. Our lawyers are on top of our work.

Finally, all debtors are required to attend mandatory hearings after filing for bankruptcy. Our attorney can represent you at your hearing and brief you on the process so you feel prepared.

Filing for bankruptcy can seem daunting, but with our team by your side, you’ll never be alone.