About Brian V. Lee
Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.

Bankruptcy is the legal discharge of debt. If you have taken on more debt than you are able to repay, the law allows you to eliminate most and often all of your debt in bankruptcy. For some debtors, this can have the effect of providing a whole new start in life. The United States Bankruptcy Code is complicated and constantly changing, however, so great care must be taken in preparing a bankruptcy petition.

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 are the two types of bankruptcy typically available to individual or joint debtors. In either type of bankruptcy, the court issues an nifty order called the “automatic stay,” which directs your creditors to cease all collection activities immediately under penalty of sanction. If your home is scheduled for a foreclosure sale, the sale will be legally postponed while the bankruptcy is pending, typically for three to four months.

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in Washington, D.C. , Virginia or Maryland, it is strongly recommended that you contact a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney immediately.

Lee Legal is a debt relief agency as defined by 11 U.S.C. § 528(a)(4). In other words, we help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Fly Like an Eagle — Steve Miller Band

June 16, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’Into the futureTime keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’Into the futureI wanna fly like an eagleTo the seaFly like an eagleLet my spirit carry meI want to fly like an eagle‘Till I’m freeOh, Lord, through the [ . . . ]

Don’t “Tip Your Hand” to Your Mortgage Company

May 30, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will cancel any scheduled foreclosure auction. Once you file bankruptcy, the automatic stay takes effect and your mortgage company must immediately halt all foreclosure activity. But if you’re planning to file bankruptcy to stop a [ . . . ]

Money in My Pocket — Dennis Brown

May 26, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Money in my pocketBut I just can’t get no love Money in my pocketBut I just can’t get no loveI’m praying forA girl to be my own Soon you said she comingBut I don’t believe a word she say‘Cause she [ . . . ]

Avoid Moral Disengagement in Litigation

May 16, 2019 Brian V. Lee

The term moral disengagement encompasses the cognitive maneuvers we undertake to justify any self-interested choices that don’t align with what we want others to think we believe about ourselves. Moral disengagement in litigation runs the gamut from the misleading to [ . . . ]

Because You’re Ready for a Fresh Start

April 3, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Because you’re not making enough money to live on. Or because your expenses just are out of control. Because life should be more than nonstop work and worry. You may be ready for bankruptcy. Because you have no assets to [ . . . ]

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