Oregon Bankruptcy Lawyers
Portland, OR Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
During her third year of law school, Ms. Oakes was selected for a national position with the American Bar Association/Law Student Division as the student director of the...
I have been practicing bankruptcy for close to two decades I am licensed in Oregon, Arizona and Washington. My firm offers online questionnaires, flexible payment plans and a commitment to not letting money get in the way of getting our clients under the protection of the bankruptcy laws.
We have retained a company to help our clients rebuild their credit after bankruptcy and we offer this service at no additional charge to our clients.
Rex Daines started working for Eric Olsen as a law clerk while in law school in 1993 and was hired full time once he finished law school and passed the...
Lara has been an attorney since 2003, focusing exclusively on consumer bankruptcy. Lara was a member of the Oregon State Bar Consumer Law committee for two years. She has spoken at several CLEs on bankruptcy, and has published articles on consumer bankruptcy. She is a member of the Debtor-Creditor section of the Oregon State Bar and the Washington State Bar, and she volunteers at the Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic.
Lara earned her B.A....
Portland, OR 97212
Portland, OR 97204
Lewis & Clark Law School and University of South Carolina School of Law
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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