Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a form of personal bankruptcy that has become increasingly popular in this economy because it can be used to achieve debt liquidation by discharging debts. However, since the laws surrounding how to qualify and file for bankruptcy were changed in 2005, it has now become a more difficult process to navigate.

This is why it is essential that you have an experienced bankruptcy attorney help you in order to ensure you choose the right debt relief option and make certain the application is filed accurately and timely.

At the law office of William D. Slicker, P.A., attorney Slicker brings over 35 years of bankruptcy experience to people throughout the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas. He knows this is a stressful period in your life, and he is here to help you achieve peace of mind and a fresh start by providing close personal attention and comprehensive knowledge. He believes in working directly with his clients so that they feel taken care of and comfortable.

If you have questions concerning whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is the right option for you, Mr. Slicker encourages you to use the email form to the right or call 727-322-2795 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns and questions.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Steps

Attorney Slicker is committed to helping people file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy by providing close personal attention and detailed explanations when it comes to every step of the process, including:

  • He will help you calculate your income correctly using the ‘means test’ to see if you qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • He will counsel you before you file about which debts cannot be discharged, such as student loans, delinquent child support payments and some taxes.
  • He will assist you in reviewing and completing all the necessary paperwork related to filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition.
  • He will help you enroll and make sure you are compliant with completing the mandatory credit counseling courses required when you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • He will help you prepare for and represent you at the required ‘341’ court hearing where you will meet with a trustee who will ask you questions about your assets and your debts.

To set up a free initial consultation, use the email form to the right or call 727-322-2795. The office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment.

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