Pentwater, Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyers

Jeremy B. Shephard
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Muskegon, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(231) 720-0192 1478 E Ellis Rd
Muskegon, MI 49444
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I file bankruptcies for individuals under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of Bankruptcy Code. I have filed hundreds of cases with positive results. Additionally, I've taken the time get board certified in this specialty so members of the public can rest assured that I understand what I'm doing.
Anne M VanderBroek
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Spring Lake, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 2 years experience
(616) 607-7522 17190 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Lake Michigan College
At VanderBroek Law PLLC in Spring Lake, Michigan, we are fully prepared to help you with myriad serious legal issues affecting nearly every aspect of your life, including your family, your business, your finances and your future.

To that end, our law firm offers exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Commercial collections and Debt Relief
Criminal Defense - including Felony, Misdemeanor, and OWI/DWI representation
Estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law and probate administration

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David C. Andersen
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Muskegon, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(231) 720-0192 1478 E. Ellis Rd
Muskegon, MI 49444
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Wayne State University Law School and Grand Valley State University
I have been practicing law since 1979 in the State and Federal Courts. My firm specializes in bankruptcy and is actively involved in the bankruptcy practice in West Michigan. I am a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. I am actively involved in many local bar organizations that focus on bankruptcy practice, speak at many conferences, and I’ve helped thousands of people through the bankruptcy process.
Rebecca L. Johnson-Ellis
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Muskegon , MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(231) 329-5710 1478 E. Ellis Rd.
Muskegon , MI 49444
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
Michigan State University
Rebecca L. Johnson-Ellis , a partner in the firm, has been an attorney for the past 14 years and us board certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law from the American Board of Certification. Rebecca received both her law school degree and her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Rebecca is admitted to practice in the courts of Michigan, the Western District of Michigan Federal Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Rebecca has been recognized by her peers in the Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star several years in a row. Rebecca has helped thousands of individuals through the...
Patrick Dougherty
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Manistee, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(231) 723-9490 50 Filer St
Suite 224
Manistee, MI 49660
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Patrick Dougherty has been helping individuals and their families through legal challenges and the complexities of the legal system for over 24 years. Patrick is licensed to practice all issues of law in the State of Michigan. He is authorized to practice law in all State Courts in Michigan, including all State Circuit Courts; all State District Courts; the Federal Eastern District and Western District Courts; the Bankruptcy Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan; the Michigan Court of Appeals; and the Michigan Supreme Court. Patrick Dougherty is also authorized to practice law in the 6th Circuit Court...
Martin Holmes
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Muskegon, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(231) 744-9439 318 Center St
Muskegon, MI 49445
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
University of Detroit
Reed City, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(231) 832-3810 594 Old 131
Reed City, MI 49677
Bankruptcy and Tax
Muskegon, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(231) 722-1621 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Bankruptcy, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Muskegon, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(231) 722-1621 601 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Consumer
North Muskegon, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(231) 726-4357 2320 Lake Ave
North Muskegon, MI 49445
Bankruptcy
Michael P. Corcoran
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Traverse City, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(231) 929-7000 617 West Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Traverse City, MI Bankruptcy attorney. Michael P. Corcoran is the owner of Corcoran Law Office. In practice since 1985, and belonged to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys since 1997. Michaal P. Corcoran has handled thousands of bankruptcy cases
Patrick S. Fragel
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Traverse City, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 468-7004 620 Woodmere Avenue
Suite B
Traverse City, MI 49686
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a former Prosecutor and seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyer, Patrick Fragel has in-depth knowledge of Michigan law and courtroom procedure. Patrick Fragel has achieved a "distinguished" rating for ethical practices and legal knowledge from the Martindale-Hubbell independent lawyer rating service.

He has recently obtained a "not guilty" verdict in a life offense case, and succeeded in having incriminating statements suppressed due to a lack of Miranda warnings. He has successfully defended 100's of criminal cases.

His firm has helped thousands of clients over the past 20 years. Choosing a lawyer is an important decision since it involves...
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals, Criminal and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Dean Ernst Sheldon III
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Traverse City, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(231) 932-9388 1378 Gold Court
Traverse City, MI 49696
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
University of Dayton
Dean E. Sheldon III is committed to providing you with top notch legal service. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. We fight for you! Dean E. Sheldon III received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1986, graduating with honors in federal jurisdiction. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar and served as a law clerk for Hon. Judge Don J. Young, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. In 1987, Dean joined the law firm of Nathan...
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Zeeland, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(616) 499-7045 9 East Main Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
Geoffrey has been practicing law in western Michigan now — and previously in the Detroit metro area (and beyond) — since 2005. In that time, he has consulted thousands of clients, and took part in many bankruptcy cases (both Chapter 7 and 13) for individuals and small businesses and helped numerous individuals and small businesses with all their legal needs. In addition, Geoff has volunteered at Freedom House Detroit practicing immigration and asylum law, teaches test preparation classes, and tutors students for standardized tests. Geoff grew up on a dairy farm in western Michigan — in his free time he enjoys...
Nathan Andrew Schultz
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Traverse City, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(231) 715-1091 121 S. Garfield Ave.
Suite D
Traverse City, MI 49686
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Business
USC Law School
I began my legal career in Los Angeles practicing financial restructuring and corporate bankruptcy. I started off with a small boutique and then went to a large national firm. I worked with all kinds of complex businesses—from Idaho to Chicago, Las Vegas to New Jersey. When my wife and I moved back to Michigan in 2011, I started a solo practice. I use my experience and expertise to advise businesses and individuals in Northern Michigan and across the country. I work directly and personally with clients in every instance. You won’t be passed off to another attorney or an assistant—I...
Mr George T Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 59 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
George Krupp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was admitted to practice law in 1961 and started practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office. After years of success in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, George Krupp left for private practice where he has worked for over fifty years. Over his fifty years of experience he has represented thousands of clients facing divorce in Grand Rapids and West Michigan courts. His primary concentration has been in divorce and family law cases. George Krupp’s experience in divorce matters includes handling...
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published. Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class. His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm. While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas. After leaving Dykema, Christian Krupp joined...
Kelly Lambert
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 30 years experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Dawn Krupp
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(616) 459-9167 161 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Dawn Krupp started her career at Michigan Consolidated Gas Company in 1964 where she rose to upper level management over the next 26 years. During her time at Michcon she realized that she had a desire to do something more fulfilling with her career and started attending law school. Dawn Krupp was admitted to practice law in 1991 when she joined her husband’s practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her primary concentration over her years of practice has been in domestic (family law / divorce cases) and bankruptcy matters. Dawn Krupp’s experience in family law matters includes handling divorce, child custody,...
Lea Ann Sterling
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Traverse City, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(877) 221-7628 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Immigration
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Lea Ann Sterling has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1998. Admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1981, Mrs. Sterling practiced law in Columbus. In 1997, she began a sabbatical to write, travel, and relocate from Ohio to Michigan. Her first book, Historic Homes of Olde Towne, was released in 1999 and won the Ohio Historical Society’s Public Education and Awareness Award. Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island, released in 2001, was listed on the Michigan Governor’s List of Best Books of 2001. In March 1999, Mrs. Sterling was appointed Village of Empire Zoning Administrator where she was...
Ryan French Beach
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(616) 389-0629 1500 East Beltline Avenue SE
Suite 235
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Wayne State University
Ryan F. Beach earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and his juris doctorate from Wayne State University. Ryan Beach has extensive experience in consumer bankruptcy law and has represented hundreds of individuals in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Ryan F. Beach currently lives in Grand Rapids with his wife Sarah Sobczak Beach and their two children.
James Dimitriou
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(616) 454-7969 330 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Wayne State University
James Dimitriou attended Michigan State University graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Social Science. Following his undergraduate work Mr. Dimitriou continued to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University and was quickly admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988. Mr. Dimitriou is currently admitted to practice in all local jurisdictions as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District (1988), Western District (1992) and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004). Before beginning his own practice, Mr. Dimitriou practiced as a city attorney in the Detroit area, as well...
Lesley Hoenig
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Mount Pleasant, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 17 years experience
(989) 773-0900 407 E Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
I am an attorney licensed to practice in Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. I primarily practice in bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate, estate planning and probate.
Todd H. Nye
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Roscommon, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(989) 821-1225 10393 S. Merrio Rd.
Roscommon, MI 49738
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Nye practices throughout the State of Michigan, primarily in Central and Northern Michigan. Todd Nye has 15 years of success in representing injured persons and criminal defendants through trial. A sample of our successful outcomes for clients can be seen at nyelaw.org. Consultations regarding any injury, civil rights, or criminal matter are always free.
John A. Potter
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 32 years experience
(616) 459-6168 161 Ottawa Ave, NW
Suite 212
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
John Potter is an attorney with the law firm of Twohey Maggini, PLC. His law practice focuses on the areas of bankruptcy (debtor and creditor), commercial litigation and divorce. He received his law degree in 1987 from University of Detroit Law School where he was an editor with the Finance & Business Law Journal and author of a published article related to The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. He earned an undergraduate degree in business majoring in accounting and finance, graduating with honors in 1981 from Eastern Michigan University. He is a past vice-president and member...
Roger G Cotner
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Grand Haven, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(616) 846-7153 220 Franklin Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Richmond School of Law
Jeffrey Mapes
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 719-3847 25 Pearl Street NW Suite 305
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Michigan State University
Jeffrey’s experience and expertise in consumer bankruptcy – specifically chapters 7 and 13 – makes all the difference. “Our firm has shown time and time again that our dedication to the client does not end when their case does. Our job isn’t done until we have done everything possible to help clients lead a financially successful life,” he explains. “I love seeing my clients, but I know I am most successful if I never need to see them again. If my clients exit bankruptcy with a better understanding of their finances, what mistakes they made, and how they can avoid...
Samuel Jacob Levine
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
2040 Raybrook Ave
Suite 204
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Social Security Disability
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Steven William Paciorka
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(877) 221-7628 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationTraverse City, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Michigan State University
Mr. Paciorka previously worked at a large Detroit-area firm, where he was actively involved in the firm's commercial real estate and bankruptcy practices. He has extensive experience litigating in bankruptcy court both for and against Chapter 7 Panel Trustees seeking to recover assets for creditors. Mr. Paciorka now focuses exclusively on representing individual debtors, on whose behalf he applies all of his experience and expertise to provide the highest quality service at an affordable price.
Gerald Chefalo
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Traverse City, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(231) 929-7744 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Suite 106
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Upon Graduation from Law School in 1997, Attorney Chefalo worked in Lansing Michigan for the 30 th Judicial Circuit Court as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Brown. While there, he researched complicated legal issues and drafted proposed opinions on all civil and criminal matter that came before the court. In 1999, Attorney Chefalo moved to Traverse City Michigan to work in private practice. When asked why he picked Traverse City, Attorney Chefalo stated: “if you are going to start a law office from scratch, you might as well do it in a beautiful place.” His goal...
David T. McAndrew
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Harrison, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(989) 539-2105 651 Richard Dr
Harrison, MI 48625
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
David T. McAndrew, Attorney at Law, PLLC, was licensed in Michigan in 1998 and admitted to practice in Federal Courts. David McAndrew can assist you in stopping the harassment, the late night phone calls, wage garnishments, lawsuits, judgments, and the aggressive debt collection techniques used by many debt collectors. He will work directly with you to determine the best course of action for your individual situation.

David T. McAndrew is a member of the following:
Michigan Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan
Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan
National Association of...
Michael David Almassian
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(616) 364-2100 230 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bankruptcy, Business, Environmental and Products Liability
Thomas B Baynton
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(616) 456-6100 1430 Michigan St NE
Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
How does someone choose the "right attorney"? I believe that the client must feel comfortable with the attorney, along with having confidence in the attorney's abilities in dealing with the issues at hand.

I specialize in criminal and bankruptcy law. I also handle divorce, license restoration, and debt settlement. I offer personal service and have been very successful in keeping my clients out of jail. In practicing bankruptcy law, in addition to guiding my client through the bankruptcy process, I offer advice to my clients on how to avoid various debt traps and how to live within a budget ,...
Craig Jackson
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 550-3595 289 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Robert J. Baker Esq.
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Allegan, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(269) 686-9448 225 Hubbard St
Allegan, MI 49010
Bankruptcy, DUI and Products Liability
Erik Holt
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Belding, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(616) 433-6955 302 S. Bridge St.
Belding, MI 48809
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
A. Todd Almassian
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(616) 364-2100 230 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bankruptcy
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Nicholas Reyna
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Grand Rapids , MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 14 years experience
(616) 235-4444 528 Bridge St Nw
Grand Rapids , MI 49525
Bankruptcy
Gregory Ekdahl
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(616) 364-2100 230 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Bankruptcy and Business
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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.