Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code is commonly known as a liquidation, personal bankruptcy, or just plain bankruptcy.
As of October 17, 2005 for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Maryland cases are determined by a “means test.” You are not eligible if your annual income exceeds the median income for the State, and the specific terms change often. We can help you know if you are eligible or not to file for Chapter 7.
OUR CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS CAN HELP DETERMINE IF CHAPTER 7 IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Our goal, as Chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyers, is to discharge your existing debts and allow you a FRESH START on your finances. Once the discharge is granted, you no longer need to repay the debts that were incurred before you filed your case. Your creditors are entitled to share in the proceeds obtained from the liquidation by a Bankruptcy Trustee of your NON-EXEMPT assets.
The bankruptcy law in Maryland allows the overwhelming majority of Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases to be filed as “no-asset” cases, meaning your creditors get nothing. Protecting your assets is the primary business of chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyers, and we know how to use every exemption to maximize that protection!
CERTAIN DEBTS ARE NON-DISCHARGEABLE UNDER CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY. Examples include alimony, child support, recent income tax debt, student loans, debts incurred by fraud, and criminal restitution.
If you meet the requirements of CHAPTER 7, you will be allowed to discharge most or all of your debts, regardless of how much you owe. You really can get a FRESH START!
To see if you qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, call us for a FREE CONSULTATION at (410)415-0445 TODAY.