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Burton Bankruptcy Attorney in Michigan

If you live in Burton, Michigan and are considering bankruptcy, our Burton bankruptcy attorneys can provide you with valuable legal guidance.

Dealing with the complexity of bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a complicated process, riddled with required and prohibited actions to take. While the law allows you to file bankruptcy on your own, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts recommend that you seek legal help. The courts expect proper procedure and accurate documentation. Unless you know the system well, it is easy to make mistakes. And mistakes can be costly or even result in a denied bankruptcy.

Legal help from bankruptcy attorneys in Burton, MI

Burton, Michigan is a suburb of Flint and the second largest city in Genesee County. If you live in Burton, your Burton bankruptcy attorney would file your petition with the Eastern Michigan Bankruptcy Court at the Flint courthouse.

Bankruptcy options

A Burton bankruptcy lawyer can help you choose the type of bankruptcy that benefits you most. Bankruptcy courts receive petitions for the following types of bankruptcy:

Most people file for either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The other chapters are more specialized forms of bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy relief

Bankruptcy has existed as a means of debt relief for more than 100 years. When Congress passed the Bankruptcy Act of 1898, it was the first real protection companies had against creditors. Since that time, Congress has enacted numerous other bankruptcy laws, overall allowing debtors much more protection and relief than when Congress passed the first bankruptcy act.

A variety of debt collection efforts have also emerged over the years. One immediate benefit from filing bankruptcy is relief from debt collection. Once filed, an automatic stay goes into effect, which is a court order prohibiting further debt collection activity. This can mean relief from:

  • Foreclosure proceedings
  • Garnished wages
  • Car possession
  • Harassing phone calls
  • Lawsuits over financial matters
  • Eviction
  • Utilities being turned off
  • Overpayment collection from a government agency

Consult a bankruptcy attorney in Burton, MI

Discuss your options with a Burton bankruptcy lawyer. Find out whether bankruptcy is right for you, and if so, which type offers the most advantages.

Contact the Flint Bankruptcy attorneys of George E. Jacobs & Associates to set up a free initial consultation.