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.

Living in Washington DC is Expensive

February 12, 2020 Brian V. Lee

In 2019, for the first time ever, the number of personal income tax filers in Washington DC who reported earning $100,001 or more topped any other income group. As reported by the Washington Business Journal, the District of Columbia had [ . . . ]

Make the Most of Foreclosure Mediation in Washington DC

April 27, 2018 Brian V. Lee

In order to foreclose in the District of Columbia, a mortgage lender must submit to mandatory foreclosure mediation. The District’s Foreclosure Mediation Program requires lenders to mediate in good faith with borrowers. Foreclosure litigation in DC offers several stages at which [ . . . ]

Select the Best Bankruptcy Lawyer for You

January 22, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Select the best bankruptcy lawyer for you. Make a personal connection, communicate, and ask questions. If you have a problem and want to tell someone about it, then you will probably want to tell a friend. Friends listen, and although [ . . . ]

New Chapter 7 Means Test Numbers Take Effect

November 1, 2017 Brian V. Lee

New Chapter 7 means test numbers take effect November 1, 2017. The means test numbers purport to state the median income per family size based on jurisdiction. To file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must qualify under the Chapter 7 bankruptcy [ . . . ]

Statehood for Washington, D.C.

August 10, 2015 Brian V. Lee

The residents of Washington, D.C. have only one “shadow” representative in Congress, Eleanor Holmes-Norton, who is a non-voting delegate to the US House of Representatives. Congress also has the final say over D.C.’s budget and laws. D.C.’s license plates read, [ . . . ]