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.

What is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

July 5, 2013 Brian V. Lee

Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows you to quickly and easily get out from under debts that are unmanageable and that you cannot pay back. When you get into trouble with debt and are not able to pay your bills, consider seeking [ . . . ]

What are the Bankruptcy Chapters?

July 15, 2012 Brian V. Lee

Most consumer debtors have two main bankruptcy chapters under the Bankruptcy Code: Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. There are, however, two other types of bankruptcy: Chapter 11 and Chapter 12. Here are the principal differences between the bankruptcy chapters. Chapter [ . . . ]

Business Bankruptcy: Chapter 7

July 28, 2009 Brian V. Lee

If your company or business is so far in debt that it can’t continue business operations, consider business bankruptcy. Many different types of businesses can be good candidates for under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Business Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Chapter 7 bankruptcy [ . . . ]