Find a bankruptcy lawyer in Detroit, MI

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Detroit, MI

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Detroit, MI

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Find bankruptcy lawyers in Detroit, MI

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Top 10 bankruptcy lawyers in Detroit, MI

Clients agree: these Detroit bankruptcy lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Keith M. Nathanson, PLLC

Keith M. Nathanson, PLLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
21+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Wesley D. says, "Keith is a fantastic lawyer. He gets the job done right and fast." Read more
Law Offices Of Eva E. Freeman

Law Offices Of Eva E. Freeman

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
8 hires on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Diane Denyes B. says, "it is not done but so far well" Read more
Targosz Walker Legal Group PLLC

Targosz Walker Legal Group PLLC

4.8(4)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Sheila I. says, "I love her attitude and compassion, we are just at the beginning of my case. " Read more
Artisan Legal Services, PLLC

Artisan Legal Services, PLLC

New on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
For the past seven years, Artisan Legal Services, PLLC has been helping Southeast Michigan residents navigate the legal landscape. Dynah Duncan-White, family law attorney will translate legalese, which is often littered with jargon that’s hard for outsiders to understand. Child custody disputes are stressful enough, so you don’t want to feel overwhelmed by a confusing legal system. Dynah Duncan-White will educate you about the law so that you know your rights. Artisan Legal Services, PLLC will guide you through the legal process and help you make the right decisions for your family. Call today to hire Dynah Duncan-White, and you’ll have the ...
Stoll, Ltd.   A Legal Professional Organization

Stoll, Ltd. A Legal Professional Organization

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Focus practice areas include: insurance coverage and recovery disputes, bad faith, commercial transactions, commercial litigation, personal injury, franchise disputes, sports/entertainment representation, and collections. Our practice has extensive litigation, mediation and arbitration experience in individual and commercial disputes.

Your bankruptcy lawyer questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a bankruptcy lawyer cost?

A bankruptcy lawyer costs $600 to $4,000 total, depending on the lawyer's experience, your location, the complexity of your case, and which type of bankruptcy you file. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges unsecured debt like personal loans, credit cards, and medical bills. Chapter 13 bankruptcy also discharges unsecured debt but creates payment plans for secured debt so you don't lose your home or car.

Filing fees cost $338 for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or $313for Chapter 13. These fees are charged by the court itself and are the same regardless of your location.

Can I file bankruptcy without a lawyer?

You are allowed to file bankruptcy pro se, or without legal help, but your case is less likely to succeed. Lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to file paperwork quickly and correctly. An attorney can also help you decide which type of bankruptcy is best for you.

When would I need a bankruptcy lawyer?

People file for bankruptcy for many different reasons, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Credit card debt
  • Unemployment
  • Divorce
  • Unexpected emergencies

If you are unable to pay off your debt, you may want to consider speaking to a bankruptcy lawyer and make a debt relief plan.

How long do bankruptcy cases take?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases typically take 4 to 6 months, as long as the paperwork is filed correctly and there are no major delays. Selling property to pay off debt may cause a short delay.

Chapter 13 cases take much longer because they are contingent upon the payment plan the court makes for you. Most repayment plans take between 3 to 5 years.

What happens to my credit after a bankruptcy?

A bankruptcy of any kind will show up on your credit report and stay there for a set period of time. Chapter 7 bankruptcies remain on your report for up to 10 years. After then, the bankruptcy will be discharged, and your score will go back up. Chapter 13 bankruptcies stay for up to 7 years, but your score may rise before then if you make consistent payments on your car or house.

How do I choose a bankruptcy lawyer?

Start by searching our list of bankruptcy lawyers, then:

  • Get 3+ estimates from different firms to compare.
  • Read reviews about previous cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose a lawyer with a good reputation and experience.
  • Verify that they passed the bar and are able to represent you.
  • Choose a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable and at ease.
  • Choose a firm that is conveniently located if possible.
  • Get a written estimate and contract before any casework begins.
  • · Follow a payment plan instead of making large payments up front.

What questions should I ask a bankruptcy lawyer?

When looking for a bankruptcy lawyer near you, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • Do you give free consultations?
  • Are you able to take on new clients at this time?
  • What are your rates? Do you charge by the hour, or do you have a flat rate?
  • Will you give me a contract in writing?

Reviews for Detroit bankruptcy lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Detroit area.
Tim M.
Attorney Freeman rocks! She made my divorce fast and painless so I could move on with my life. Best decision I made was to hire Attorney Freeman.
Law Offices of Eva E. Freeman
Bill B.
Having had lost all faith in the judicial system and your typical lawyers, I handle most of my court cases related to myself and or business in Pro Per. When a legal matter presented itself that was far outside of my legal expertise I was fortunate to be introduced to Victoria Targosz. Words cannot express how impressed I am by Victoria‘s knowledge of law and its application. Throughout my time with Victoria she did a stellar job of communicating what to expect and how she was going to address it. At all times I knew she was fighting and devoted to my cause . ( Unlike some other attorneys ). It takes a lot to impress me and Victoria has continued to throughout our relationship
Targosz Walker Legal Group PLLC
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