ANSWER TO QUESTIONS ABOUT BANKRUPTCY IN RHODE ISLAND & MASSACHUSETTS
Do you accept legal insurance plans?
YES. We accept: ARAG, Hyatt, CLC, Countrywide Prepaid Legal, and American Legal Services.
Will Everyone Find Out About My Filing?
Not unless you tell them, or they go out of their way to check the public records. Bankruptcy filings are usually not published in newspapers; therefore the only people who typically find out are the creditors whose debts you listed on the bankruptcy petition.
Do I Have To List All Of My Assets On My Petition?
Yes. Knowingly and fraudulently concealing your assets from the bankruptcy court is a felony and the court has the power to fine you and deny the discharge of your debt. Discuss the specifics of your situation with your attorney if you have concerns about your assets.
Will I Lose My Car And My House?
As long as you continue to make payments on your loan, there should be no problem keeping your house or car, even after the bankruptcy proceeding concludes.
Will I Have To Give Up Any Of My Other Property To Creditors?
The vast majority of filers get all or most of their debts discharged (wiped out) without giving up any of their own property. This is because federal and state laws protect a lot of your property; for example: household goods, clothing, retirement accounts, and much more.
Will Bankruptcy Harm My Credit Rating?
Although a bankruptcy filing may stay on your credit report for up to 10 years, you can regain a positive credit rating within a few years of your debt discharge by making payments on time. Filing bankruptcy also helps your credit rating by improving your debt-to-income ratio. Many of our clients report receiving pre-approved credit cards within weeks of a bankruptcy discharge.
Bankruptcy Lawyer for Rhode Island & MA.
474 Broadway Pawtucket, RI 02860
phone: 401-941-4800 fax: 401-785-8313