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.

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 [ . . . ]

Pay Down Debt While Saving for Retirement

January 11, 2019 LaTashia Williams

For many people, debt is the main factor preventing us from achieving our financial goals – without even including retirement savings. However, retirement cannot be left out if we are to be able to retire comfortably and securely when the [ . . . ]

How Much Will I Have to Pay in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

March 1, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is sometimes called the “wage-earner’s bankruptcy.” The Chapter 13 Plan requires a monthly payment over a period of 36 to 60 months. Self-employed people cut a monthly check to the Chapter 13 trustee. People employed by companies [ . . . ]

The Key to Saving is Living Below Your Means

October 18, 2017 Brian V. Lee

Have you ever heard of Parkinson’s Law? It was first articulated by C. Northcote Parkinson in an article in The Economist in 1955. Parkinson’s Law is the adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Parkinson’s [ . . . ]

6 Tips to Rebound from Bankruptcy

August 30, 2016 Brian V. Lee

When you file for bankruptcy, you’re giving yourself a financial fresh start. Bankruptcy allows you to easily free yourself from debts you have no realistic ability to repay. Although there are many positive benefits from bankruptcy, your credit will still also [ . . . ]