Helping People Find Relief From Overwhelming Debt
Serious financial problems can befall anyone, even those who have saved for years. A layoff, a messy divorce or a serious injury can set you back to the point that you don't know where to turn. If you have reached that point, it may be time to learn about how bankruptcy can help you get your financial situation back under control.
At Yellin & Hyman, P.C., we help people get out from under overwhelming debt burdens. Our Franklin bankruptcy lawyers represent people from all walks of life, hard-working people who have fallen on hard times. With more than 25 years of legal experience each, our attorneys understand the law and are ready to sit down with you, discuss your situation, and give you honest, straightforward advice about what we can do to help improve your financial health.
The sooner you see us, the sooner we can begin helping you find relief from your debt. Call a bankruptcy attorney at our Franklin office at 508-528-8885 or our Hyde Park office at 617-361-5310. You can also contact our law firm online.
Comprehensive Bankruptcy Services in Massachusetts
Our bankruptcy practice is dedicated to helping people confront financial problems, dealing with them the right way and moving forward in life. To accomplish those goals, we help people file for personal bankruptcy:
- Chapter 7 bankruptcy: For those who are unable to pay back their debts, Chapter 7 can provide a fresh start by eliminating unsecured debts like medical bills and credit card debt.
- Chapter 13 bankruptcy: For people who have some ability to pay, Chapter 13 allows you to restructure your debt into manageable monthly payments for a three- to five-year period, at the end of which your remaining unsecured debt is eliminated. It also affords you an opportunity to save your house from foreclosure. A further benefit is the stripping (removal) of a second mortgage.
Saving You From Stress
A proper bankruptcy filing has many immediate benefits that make your life much less stressful. The court will issue what is known as an "automatic stay," which halts any legal proceedings underway against you, and bars any new lawsuits. Other important benefits include:
- Stopping collections calls, letters and other forms of creditor harassment
- Stopping foreclosure
- Stopping wage garnishment
- Stopping vehicle repossession
In the vast majority of cases, filing bankruptcy does not mean you have to lose your property. Through the use of exemptions and other features of bankruptcy law, chances are good that you will be able to keep your home, car, retirement accounts, household belongings and other important items.
You Can Still Qualify for Bankruptcy Protection
Even though the bankruptcy laws underwent significant changes in 2005, many people are still eligible to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. When you come to us, we will analyze your finances and determine if you qualify. If you do, we can proceed with Chapter 7 debt liquidation. If you do not, then we will advise you on the possibility of filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection.
Contact a Hyde Park/Boston Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Lawyer for a Free Consultation
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer at Yellin & Hyman, P.C., contact us today. Send us an e-mail or call our Franklin location at 508-528-8885 or our Hyde Park location at 617-361-5310. We represent clients in Milford, Boston and surrounding areas.
*When representing consumer debtors in connection with bankruptcy, Yellin & Hyman, P.C. is a debt relief agency as defined by the Bankruptcy Code, 11 USC § 101(12A).