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Bankruptcy Lawyer

New York Personal & Business Bankruptcy Lawyers

Everyone goes through hard times, including both people and businesses.  Sometimes, financial circumstances become so difficult that you have to consider filing bankruptcy. 

If you believe filing bankruptcy is the best option available, do be aware that there are differences between filing a personal and a business bankruptcy:

  • Psychological Consequences – The primary difference is most often a psychological one.  Personal bankruptcy tends to make people feel as though they personally have failed.  Business bankruptcy is more of a strategic choice, and while stressful, doesn’t carry the negative stigma that personal bankruptcy does. 
  • Material Consequences – Personal bankruptcy has much harsher consequences.  If you personally have no money, you may not be able to afford payments on your house, for example.  Personal bankruptcy doesn’t have anything to do with your mortgage explicitly, but because your money is tied up with creditors or gone entirely, you may have difficulty paying for life’s basic necessities.  With business bankruptcy, you can reorganize your assets so you can pay off your creditors.    

Types of Bankruptcy

Depending on whether you are a person or business, you can file different types of bankruptcy.  The process contains a number of legal complexities, however, so having the help of one of Schiller Law Group’s bankruptcy lawyers in New York may prove beneficial.  Types of personal bankruptcy you can file include:

  • Chapter 7 – In this type of bankruptcy, you are stating you do not have the ability to repay the debt you have accumulated.  In chapter 7 bankruptcy, some property is exempted from creditors repossessing and selling it.  Types of debt you can discharge include medical bills, credit card charges, personal loans, utility bills, and attorney fees.
  • Chapter 13 – In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you make an attempt to repay your creditors.  In most cases, you’ll pay back just a small portion of your debt.  Our bankruptcy lawyers in New York will negotiate a 36 – 60 month repayment plan on your behalf. 

Business bankruptcy works a little different, but is quite similar to personal bankruptcy.  Types of business bankruptcy, and a brief guide on how they work, include:

  • Chapter 7 – This type of bankruptcy signifies the end of the business.  Its legal entity is dissolved.  All assets are liquidated to the maximum extent possible, and the creditors receive a portion of the amounts they are owed.
  • Chapter 11 – Although it is costly, risky, time-consuming, and complex, Chapter 11 business bankruptcy allows the company to reorganize and repay its creditors.  The company can propose an affordable repayment plan. 
  • Chapter 13 – This type of bankruptcy works similarly to Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Chapter 13, however, is easier and more affordable to file, and it also allows business owners to discharge more types of debt.      
Schiller Law Group Helps You Receive Maximum Protection from Bankruptcy

At Schiller Law Group, we know you try your very best every time.  Sometimes, despite your best efforts, things don’t work out.  When that happens, our bankruptcy lawyers in New York are here to help you receive the maximum benefit possible. 

Contact Schiller Law Group online, or call us at 1-877-369-8490 if you are considering filing bankruptcy today!

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