Yalobusha County, Mississippi Bankruptcy Lawyers
In addition to representing consumers before the Bankruptcy Court, Michael has considerable experience with civil lawsuits against finance companies, banks, mortgage companies and other lenders who engage in predatory lending practices, having obtained some of the largest settlements in the nation for these types of "predatory lending" cases.
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Michael Williams was reared in rural Hinds County, Mississippi in the Utica area. He attended Millsaps College and Tulane University Law School. He is admitted to practice law in all Mississippi state courts, including the Mississippi Supreme Court. He is also admitted to the Northern and Southern District Federal Courts of Mississippi, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Over the years, he has represented hundreds of clients from every walk of life. Gregory had experience on both sides of...
Anitra joined the firm following an eight-year stint as Policy Analyst for the Jackson City Council where she drafted, reviewed and analyzed City policy. Shortly thereafter, Anitra served as General Counsel to former Mayor Chokwe Lumumba where she provided routine legal advice and...
Throughout college I was able to work with my dad at the office in between semesters, etc. and I loved it. I loved the way that he would help people save their homes, their property,...
Yalobusha County Bankruptcy Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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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.
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