Do I need to hire an attorney to file bankruptcy?

You do not need to hire an attorney to file bankruptcy. Some people choose to represent themselves in a bankruptcy case.

That being said, bankruptcy proceedings can be complex and lengthy. If done incorrectly, the results can be catastrophic. For example you could lose your home or other valuables.

Before you decide to represent yourself in a bankruptcy case, call an attorney who focuses on bankruptcy law in your geographic area.

An knowledgeable attorney should be able to interview you and determine whether you qualify for bankruptcy (not everyone does), whether your specific circumstances warrant bankruptcy (perhaps debt negotiation would be a quicker, less expensive way to help you out of debt), which chapter of bankruptcy

would be right for you (generally, consumers file either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The overwhelming majority of people file for relief under Chapter 7. You need to know the difference and which chapter is right for you) and whether you will be able to keep all your belongings, including your

vehicles and home, should you file.

Church and Korhonen, PC was founded by lawyers Cathy Church and Cara Korhonen in 2010 specifically to help people file bankruptcy.

The office is physically located in Marquette, MI because the US Bankruptcy Court is located in Marquette. Anyone who resides in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan whether in the Soo , Marquette, Menominee, Calumet or beyond must file their bankruptcy in Marquette.

We are set up to conduct 99% of our business over the phone, through the mail or over the Internet. You do not need to travel to Marquette to be interviewed or retain our firm. We work with people all over the UP and most folks come to Marquette only one time during their bankruptcy case.

The one time you must travel to Marquette is 6 weeks after your bankruptcy petition is filed. There is a mandatory meeting called the 341 meeting and all people who file for bankruptcy must attend this one meeting. Aside from that one meeting, there is generally no need to travel to Marquette.

If you are in financial stress and would like to know whether you qualify for bankruptcy, call Church and Korhonen, PC today at 906.758.5611. A knowledgeable attorney will interview you over the phone, at no charge, and advise you about your options.

If you live anywhere in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan call Church and Korhonen, PC today!

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