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.

Hire an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney

November 14, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Almost a year ago on December 1, 2015, major changes to the official bankruptcy forms took effect. One of the stated purposes of the changes was to make the forms easier. Unfortunately, the new forms did not accomplish that goal. [ . . . ]

Foreclosure Defense in Washington, D.C.

September 29, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Lee Legal provides foreclosure defense in Washington, D.C. We defend homeowners and commercial property owners facing foreclosure in D.C. Superior Court. If you receive a Complaint for Judicial Foreclosure, there are deadlines to file papers with the court. Once you are served, you [ . . . ]

Washington DC Area Tops List for CFPB Complaints Nationwide

May 28, 2016 Brian V. Lee

As of March 1, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) handled approximately 834,400 complaints, including approximately 22,800 complaints. The Washington, DC area has three of the top seven jurisdictions for CFPB complaints per capita. By a wide margin, Washington, [ . . . ]

Beware of Offers to Modify Your Mortgage for a Fee

March 7, 2016 Brian V. Lee

Since the subprime mortgage meltdown of December 2007 to June 2009, mortgage modifications have saved many homeowners from foreclosure. Yet many illegitimate companies and individuals have preyed on people seeking modifications. My advice to you is to beware of offers [ . . . ]

Saturday Office Hours for Bankruptcy Clients

May 10, 2014 Brian V. Lee

Lee Legal offers Saturday office hours for bankruptcy client consultations. We know you’re busy. It can be tough to take time off work. If you prefer weekend appointments, we can accommodate you. Flexible office hours for busy clients Our Saturday [ . . . ]

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