How To Hire A Bankruptcy Lawyer

Chances are good that you’ve never filed for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy before, which means it’s hard to know what to look for when you hire a bankruptcy lawyer in Orlando.

Should you go with a large firm with bright billboards and name-brand lawyers, or a smaller firm that flies under the radar but offers personalized service? We’ve prepared this guide on how to hire a bankruptcy lawyer to illustrate the values your law firm should put forth, from your first phone call all the way through to the satisfaction of your bankruptcy case.          Continue Reading

Florida Bankruptcy and Inherited IRAs

Florida Bankruptcy and Inherited IRAs

Filing bankruptcy in Florida doesn’t mean you have to lose your IRA savings. IRAs (short for Individual Retirement Accounts) are exempt from the liquidation process of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  This means you can keep the full value of any IRA account when you file for bankruptcy. IRAs, as well as other forms of retirement savings, such as 401(k) accounts, are considered exempt property under Florida and federal law.  The idea is that a debtor’s retirement savings should not be sacrificed when a “fresh start” is needed.        Continue Reading

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