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 [ . . . ]

Can Eviction Happen in Cold Weather?

November 30, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Landlords in Virginia can legally evict you during a blizzard, but in Maryland and DC, whether you can be evicted depends upon just how cold it is. Cold weather evictions in Washington, DC In the District of Columbia, the U.S. [ . . . ]

King of the Road — Roger Miller

August 19, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Trailers for sale or rent Rooms to let, fifty cents No phone, no pool, no pets I ain’t got no cigarettes But two hours of pushin’ broom Buys an eight-by-twelve four-bit room I’m a man of means by no means [ . . . ]

Rent — Pet Shop Boys

April 2, 2017 Brian V. Lee

You dress me up I’m your puppet You buy me things I love it You bring me food I need it You give me love I feed it And look at the two of us in sympathy with everything we [ . . . ]