Chesterbrook, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
Financial distress can strike anywhere, anytime, even in idyllic Chesterbrook. If you’re a Chester County resident who is drowning in debt it may be time to visit one of Sadek and Cooper’s offices and speak with one of our Bankruptcy Lawyer, conveniently located throughout the Philadelphia metro area.
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How do I know it’s time to file for bankruptcy?
It’s different for everyone, but you should start thinking of it if a considerable number of your credit accounts are in danger of going to third-party collections or are already there. If you’re about to get sued over a debt bankruptcy could protect you. If you are in danger of losing your home or care you need to make the call.
How much does it cost to file for bankruptcy?
Probably less than losing your house or your car.
Court filing fees are $400. This includes the mandatory credit counseling all bankruptcy filers must attend. It also includes a copy of your credit report.
Then there are attorney fees, which cover all the work that needs to be done to file your bankruptcy case. A simple Chapter 7 case costs a minimum of $1250.00. A Chapter 13 case costs $3000.00 to $3500.00 depending on income level. We do offer payment plans and determining fees is part of our free consultation process, which means there will never be any unpleasant surprises.
Do I choose Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?
Chapter 7 filers will need to pass a means test before they can take advantage of this form of bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is best if you have few assets and just need to get a clean slate. If you’re trying to protect a home or a car Chapter 13 may be the way to go.
Choosing the right form of bankruptcy protection for your unique financial situation is something we’ll do together at your free consultation. There are many other factors that can impact which form of bankruptcy is right for you.
I’m embarrassed about filing for bankruptcy.
You shouldn’t be.
Bankruptcy is a legal process built into our financial system. Many of our financial instruments take the existence of bankruptcy into account. Why are credit card interest rates and fees set the way they are? In part, because they are accounting for the risk that a debtor might not be able to repay.
Major corporations with far more assets than the average family can even dream of seeing file for bankruptcy protection all the time. There are famous billionaires who have filed for bankruptcy protection multiple times. And though they may not discuss it with you, there are probably quite a few people in your life who have already filed.
Keep in mind your employer and family members will never know about your bankruptcy case unless you owe them money, or unless you choose to tell them.
Will I ever be able to get credit again?
In a word, yes. Chesterbrook is an affluent area, which means credit card companies are already targeting your zip code with offers. Like most of our bankruptcy clients, you’re likely to find yourself inundated with them just a few short weeks after you receive your discharge, in part because your credit score will improve.
Will I ever be able to own my own home again?
Yes! It may take you about two years to rebuild your credit enough to receive a new home loan, but it’s entirely possible to do it. While you rebuild your credit, it’s also wise to save for a down payment so you’ll be in less debt this time around.
We’ve compiled this list of bankruptcy-friendly lenders to help you find the right post-bankruptcy mortgage.
How complicated is a bankruptcy case?
Bankruptcy cases are complex enough that you should never try to “go it alone.” If you want a successful case, you’ll need help from a Bankruptcy Lawyer. Call the law offices of Sadek and Cooper today to schedule your free consultation. We’ll help you take control of your financial future.