Aventura, Florida Bankruptcy Lawyers

Caridad Rusconi
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Dedicated Bankruptcy Law Attorney Representing Your Legal Rights & Interests!

I am an experienced and skilled Florida bankruptcy law attorney. I am dedicated to exceptional advice and advocacy for your bankruptcy law matters! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jeffrey S. Berlowitz
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Dedicated & Personalized Legal Representation for Your Bankruptcy Law Matters!

I am an experienced and determined bankruptcy attorney. I am committed to finding the best possible solutions to your bankruptcy and debt difficulties. Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Mr. Chad Van Horn
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Florida Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience

Chad Van Horn, Esq. is a South Florida business leader and founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he... Read More »
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Clare Casas, Esq.
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Advocacy!

I am an experienced and dedicated bankruptcy lawyer for individuals and businesses. I am committed to getting you back on a sound financial path! Visit my website to see client reviews and call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Christopher Emmanuel Benjamin
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(844) 236-7755 19 West Flagler Street
Suite 610
Miami, FL 33130
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
St. Thomas University School of Law
Mr. Benjamin is a Lawprenuer(tm) and the founder of the Barrister Firm, P.A.; his practice emphasizes delivery of outstanding legal services in a variety of legal areas such as civil & commercial litigation, family litigation, criminal litigation, banking, probate administration, employment/labor and bankruptcy just to name a few. He is an AV Preeminent Attorney (highest recognized peer rating) and his clients include lenders, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, publishers, corporations (including non-profits), individuals and small business owners. Mr. Benjamin is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator with the prestigious dispute resolution firm of Salmon...
Anthony DiTocco
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Aventura, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(305) 444-8660 20801 Biscayne Blvd
Ste 403
Aventura, FL 33180
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Florida
Tony DiTocco earned his Juris Doctorate and his Master's Degree in Accounting in 1988 from the University of Florida. In addition to his Bankruptcy practice, he has served as CEO of a $30 million Construction / Development firm and as lead consultant in the closeout of 500+ distressed condominium units.
Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 17 years experience
(305) 396-4738 20191 E Country Club Dr
Miami, FL 33180
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Columbia University School of Law
Aventura, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(305) 931-3771 2999 NE 191st Street
Fifth Floor
Aventura, FL 33180
Bankruptcy and Business
Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(786) 279-0034 18851 NE 29th Ave
Miami, FL 33180
Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(305) 931-3771 2999 NE 191st St
Miami, FL 33180
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and IP
Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 43 years experience
(305) 936-8844 20801 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33180
Bankruptcy and Business
Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 48 years experience
(305) 792-2540 20801 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33180
Bankruptcy, Business, Criminal and Employment
Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(305) 933-2000 18901 NE 29th Ave
Miami, FL 33180
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Simona Burshteyn
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Coral Gables, FL Bankruptcy Attorney
(954) 613-1870 2600 S Douglas Rd.
Ste 1101
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Nova Southeastern University
Simona currently focuses her practice areas in real estate law, bankruptcy and general civil and commercial litigation.
Renzo Bosoni
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Coral Gables, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(954) 613-1865 2600 S Douglas Road
Suite 1101
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
Renzo Bosoni is the founding member of First Legal, a well established law firm focusing in the areas of probate administration, estate planning, trusts and will, guardianship and elder law. With a combined experience of over 30 years, the attorneys at First Legal have the necessary expertise and knowledge to handle the preparation of simple wills so you can pass on your assets to your loved ones to even the most difficult sets of issues, whether it be contested probate administrations, or complex estate planning needs.

Every client we meet has different needs and wishes about how they want their...
Adela Daud Estopinan
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(305) 646-1460 3237 NW 7th St
Suite 101
Miami, FL 33125
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Florida International University College of Law
Former Assistant State Attorney. Adjunct Faculty at University of Miami.
Mark Seff
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Hollywood, FL Bankruptcy Attorney
(954) 920-9220 2500 Hollywood Blvd Suite 201
Hollywood, FL 33020
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Family, Immigration and Social Security Disability
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mark A. Seff was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He and Anna-Maria Capizzi formed Seff Capizzi Law Group in order to provide the community with accurate, reliable and proven results in the Family, Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Immigration & General Practice Areas. Mark has over 35 years of experience as a star attorney, has made appearances in ABC News articles and has been a Panel Participant in the cable television production of “We the People”.
Alan P. Byrd
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(305) 655-2196 1031 Ives Dairy Rd
Suite 228
Miami, FL 33179
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
University of Miami and University of Miami
Ofer Shmucher
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney
(305) 741-5553 160 NW 176th St. #304
Miami, FL 33169
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Nova Southeastern University
Cecilia Armenteros
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North Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(305) 938-8378 12550 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 800
North Miami, FL 33181
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Andrew Murray Bellinson
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
12555 Biscayne Blvd.
#762
Miami, FL 33181
Bankruptcy
Bellinson received his Doctor of Juris Prudence Degree from Tulane University School of Law where he served as president of his class and an editor of one of the school’s law journals. A student of international law, he also attended the Shanghai Institute of Law with a concentration on Chinese Trade Law.

Bellinson received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Psychology from the University of Arizona. His interest focused on the Eastern Block which brought him to study at the University of Salzburg in Austria.

He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Federal Bar of the United...
Eric Nissim Assouline
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 22 years experience
(305) 567-5576 Miami Tower 100 SE 2nd St.
#3105
Miami, FL 33131
Bankruptcy, Business, IP and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Eric N. Assouline, Esq., is a litigation partner and concentrates his practice in commercial and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Assouline has litigated a wide variety of business law disputes. Mr. Assouline also handles cases involving Ponzi scheme Clawback litigation, 547 and 548 defense cases, automatic stay litigation, and real estate and landlord and tenant disputes in state and bankruptcy court.
Matthew David Bavaro
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
11098 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 405
Miami, FL 33161
Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
As a partner at Loan Lawyers, Fort Lauderdale lawyer Matthew Bavaro offers legal counsel to those who are in debt. He has been practicing as a lawyer in the state of Florida for 15 years. Before co-founding Loan Lawyers, LLC, he previously served as a personal injury lawyer. Attorney Bavaro is the recipient of an Avvo Rating on 9.0 Superb. He is a graduate of the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. To learn more, contact his firm today.
Kevin Lawrence Hagen
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(954) 987-0515 3531 Griffin Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Greg M. Popowitz
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(954) 929-1899 213 E Sheridan St
Suite 3
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33004
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Mark Roseman
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Hollywood, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(954) 963-8719 3325 Hollywood Blvd Suite 308
Hollywood, FL 33021
Bankruptcy, Elder, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Boston University School of Law
Graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston University Law School. Practice Medicaid planning, asset protection, elder law, probate.
Kevin Christopher Gleason
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Hollywood, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
(954) 893-7670 4121 N 31st Ave
Hollywood, FL 33021
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Tax
Villanova University School of Law
Jeffrey David Solomon
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Hollywood, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(954) 967-9800 3864 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL 33021
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Consumer
University of Virginia
Jeffrey Solomon has practiced in South Florida since 1980. He has had his own practice since 1988. After graduating high school in South Florida, he attended Emory for college (Phi Beta Kappa) and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class at the University of Virginia Law School. He has lectured at numerous seminars on bankruptcy. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar Association and has received awards from the Broward Bar. He takes pride in providing individual service to his clients.
William Jacob Miller
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(305) 758-2020 11900 Biscayne Blvd STE 618
Miami, FL 33181
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Attorney Jake Miller brings over 15 years of practice experience to people throughout Miami-Dade County, from downtown North Miami to the Design District and the Upper East Side, concentrating his practice on real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning, family law and LGBT issues. In his real estate practice, he works closely with individuals who face potential foreclosure proceedings, assisting with loan modifications, short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Attorney Miller takes a highly personalized approach with his clients. He understands the stress and anxiety that come with unresolved legal concerns. He recognizes that your situation is unique, and will take the time...
Joseph Brien
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Hollywood, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(954) 320-6940 Suite 204
Hollywood, FL 33020
Bankruptcy, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Nova Southeastern University
Born and raised in Canada and the United States, I have been representing people and small businesses in legal matters for over 22 years.
Felipe Plechac-Diaz
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer
(954) 920-5355 2699 Stirling Rd.
STE C401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Bankruptcy and Business
University of Miami
Mitchell E. Jacobs Esq.
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Davie, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(954) 358-2900 7320 Griffin Road, Suite 223
Davie, FL 33314
Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Timothy Kingcade
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(305) 285-9100 1370 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Stetson University College of Law
Timothy Kingcade is Managing Shareholder of Kingcade & Garcia, P.A., which he founded in 1996. Mr. Kingcade practices exclusively in the field of bankruptcy law, handling Chapter 7 filings and foreclosure defense cases for the Southern District of Florida. To compliment his extensive experience in bankruptcy law, Timothy is also a certified public accountant (CPA), which provides him with a unique understanding of how to handle tax-motivated bankruptcy cases against the IRS. Bankruptcy attorney Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover.
Mr. Chad Van Horn
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(954) 765-3166 330 N Andrews Ave Ste 450
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1012
Free ConsultationFort Lauderdale, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
Bankruptcy, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Nova Southeastern University
Chad Van Horn, Esq. is a South Florida business leader and founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and network to helping people—whether it's through his board leadership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, his efforts developing startup ventures that bring jobs to the local economy, or practicing bankruptcy law to provide solutions to economic hardship. While his volunteer work and entrepreneurial spirit play a major role in his life, Chad's success as the founder of Van Horn...
Julio Cesar Marrero
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 773-0347 3850 Bird Road, Suite 1001
Miami, FL 33146
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Julio C. Marrero, is an experienced Florida Attorney, licensed since 1988. He received his Juris Doctor degree Cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. He has since dedicated his entire professional career to providing legal services to the South Florida community. As a solo practitioner, Julio dedicated his general practice to Civil, Family, & Real Estate Law. He became well known for successfully completing a large volume of Real Estate Transactions as closing and title insurance agent.

Julio C. Marrero is presently the Senior Managing Partner & Founder of MARRERO, CHAMIZO, MARCER LAW, a Miami law...
Frederick A. Neustein
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(305) 705-3979 201 South Biscayne Blvd
28th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Foreclosure Defense
University of Miami School of Law
Frederick A. Neustein, a Miami native of 51 years, has been a licensed attorney in the State of Florida for 27 years. Mr. Neustein, together with the staff at NLG, have been responsible for defending Thousands of foreclosure cases across the state of Florida and saving 1000's homes.

For twelve years, Mr. Neustein worked “for the Banks” in the Mortgage Banking Industry for various Institutional Investment Banks. Mr. Neustein served as Vice President and counsel for American Residential Equities (ARE) headquartered in Miami-Dade County, which acquired approximately $1 Billion in residential and commercial mortgages.

At ARE, Mr. Neustein was primarily responsible for...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Free ConsultationMiami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Linda Liang
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Plantation, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(954) 892-5517 8201 Peters Road Suite 1000
Plantation, FL 33324
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Immigration and Trademarks
Attorney Linda Liang was licensed to practice law in US and in China. Attorney Liang earned her Bachelor Degree from Huazhong University of China. Attorney Liang also received her MBA degree from Utah State University. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Liang worked for several international companies. Attorney Liang was in charge of both legal affairs and business development, In addition, she also practiced with a local Shanghai law firm in the field of corporation and transaction laws. Attorney Liang's major fields of practice include all aspect of immigration such as removal, Labor Certification, National Interest Waiver,...
Carmen G. Soto
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 18 years experience
(954) 523-0703 600 S Andrews Ave
#403
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Divorce and Family
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Family law and bankruptcy attorney Ms. Carmen Soto was born in South Florida and speaks fluent Spanish and English. She has traveled extensively and has been exposed to many diverse cultural environments and is, therefore, understanding and sensitive to the cultural differences of a diverse, international clientele. Her practice is devoted to family related issues, bankruptcy as well as civil litigation.

During her career, Ms. Soto was employed for three years with the Department of Children and Families and understands the emotional hardship that families undergo during times of extraordinary stress. She has experience dealing with people going through extreme conflicts....
Christian Alan Petersen
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 20 years experience
(954) 334-2250 2426 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Vanderbilt University Law School
"Christian A. Petersen joined Hackleman, Olive & Judd, P.A. in 2013. His extensive experience in complex commercial and construction litigation, contract and business disputes, real estate litigation, and representation of creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings makes him a valuable asset to the firm’s practice. Mr. Petersen’s practice includes representing international clients throughout the state of Florida, and he has been recognized as a Top Lawyer for 2013 and an Up & Comer from 2007-12 by the South Florida Legal Guide. Mr. Petersen has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a peer reviewed ranking which indicates the highest level...
Gary M. Singer
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Bankruptcy Attorney with 17 years experience
(954) 771-7601 2929 East Commercial Blvd, Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Nova Southeastern University
Gary M. Singer is an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida. Gary is Board Certified as an expert in Real Estate Law by the Florida Bar. Gary is a member of the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association (Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Section), Broward Attorneys Real Estate Council,and is an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University. He is a Member Agent of Attorneys' Title Fund Services. He was born in the Bronx and was raised in eastern Long Island, New York. Gary M. Singer moved to Florida in 1989 with the...
Robert Pereda
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(786) 361-0450 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Suite #300
Miami, FL 33134
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Miami School of Law
My name is Robert Perada and I am the founder of Miami Bankruptcy Group. I graduated from the University of Miami with my law degree and decided to specialize in Bankruptcy Law because I have a passion for helping people. Over the years I have had the opportunity to help great people in a variety of touch situations and nothing gives me more pleasure then seeing the relief on their face once we get them past their financial stresses. When you work with Miami Bankruptcy Group you are working with me. Not a paralegal, not an assistant – me....
Michael Braunschweig
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Coral Gables, FL Bankruptcy Attorney
(305) 809-6170 5455 Tamiami Trail Suite 255
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Immigration and Real Estate
Nova Southeastern University
Michael Braunschweig, Esq. founded Synergy Law Firm in 2013. Since 2010, Michael Braunschweig has worked in the field of Immigration Law. Michael has represented individuals and corporations across the world. Michael has succesfully represented clients before DHS Department of Homeland Security, USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS Field Offices, CBP Customs and Border Patrol, ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DOJ Department of Justice, and Immigration Court. Michael speaks English and Spanish fluently. In addition to helping immigrants, Michael also has a passion for preserving the environment. Michael Braunschweig has been a Board Member...
Odalys Sanchez Elkins
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Miami, FL Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(305) 819-8090 782 N.W. 42nd Avenue
Suite 403
Miami, FL 33126
Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence, Family and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
Odalys Sanchez Elkins is a trial attorney who has dedicated her practice to providing legal representation to individuals involved in complex family law disputes, probate, bankruptcy, and civil litigation to protect business interests. She has represented individuals in cases involving divorce, paternity, parental rights, child custody, child support, relocation, modifications, contempt, domestic violence, and other family law related matters. She has also been appointed by the Court to serve as Guardian Ad Litem on high conflict cases involving child custody disputes. In addition, she has also represented clients at the appellate level in family law cases and...
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.