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.

Student Loan Dischargeability in Virginia

September 24, 2013 Brian V. Lee

According to American Student Assistance, around 60 percent of all students attending college or pursuing higher education borrow money to pay for tuition. As of 2012, the average student loan balance among all age groups was $24,301, with around a [ . . . ]

Are student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy?

April 27, 2011 Brian V. Lee

In the United States there is more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000. Are student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy? No. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in the Washington, [ . . . ]

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