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.

Will Unpaid Student Loans Affect My Credit Score?

January 8, 2019 Brian V. Lee

Total student loan debt in the U.S. has reached $1.5 trillion, and the average student borrower graduates with nearly $40,000 in student loans. The number of college students taking out loans has tripled in just the last decade. Yet most [ . . . ]

Working with Your Student Loan Servicer

October 3, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Working with your student loan servicer becomes especially important if you experience difficulty in making your monthly payment. If default is inevitable With most student loan servicers, you have more options available to you if you contact them before you [ . . . ]

Top 7 Reasons People Declare Bankruptcy

July 24, 2018 Brian V. Lee

People don’t declare bankruptcy for the fun of it. Bankruptcy results from a financial hardship from which a person cannot recover within a reasonable amount of time. Lots of circumstances can lead to personal bankruptcy. Here are the top 7 [ . . . ]

Student Loans and Financial Well-Being

January 17, 2018 Brian V. Lee

A Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households (May 2017) by the Federal Reserve offers some key insights into the economic status of American consumers. The report makes several striking findings about student loans and financial well-being. College graduates are struggling financially [ . . . ]

Student Loan Debt in DC, Virginia, and Maryland

November 8, 2017 Brian V. Lee

In October 2017 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a 50 State Snapshot of Student Debt. Since its formation, the CFPB has handled tens of thousands of complaints related to student loan lenders, servicers, and debt collectors. Student loan debt in [ . . . ]

We Hate Money — Spose

October 15, 2017 Brian V. Lee

We hate money Broke people stand up If you lack cash, put a hand up We hate money And all the people getting paid Throw all your money on stage We hate money Dollars, cash, cheese Unless you’re gonna give [ . . . ]

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