Find a bankruptcy lawyer in New York, NY

Find bankruptcy lawyers in New York, NY

Find bankruptcy lawyers in New York, NY

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Find bankruptcy lawyers in New York, NY

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Top 10 bankruptcy lawyers in New York, NY

Clients agree: these New York bankruptcy lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Paula Collins

Paula Collins

Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Chris M. says, "I am still working with Paula. She has been wonderful. She explains everything that is going on and always returns my emails. This is a very emotional situation for me and Paula is so caring & really gets what I’m going through. Paula is very knowledgeable & professional. She is truly a God send. " Read more
Financial Resolutions For You

Financial Resolutions For You

New on Thervo
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Our greatest satisfaction is to relieve our clients of the legal burdens that may arise from from direct or indirect issues. Our goal is to provide the greatest value based on our experience. Our clients come from mainly referrals due to our length of time serving the clients. Their return and continued business is the greatest testimony and satisfaction for work well done. We help homeowners going through foreclosure by providing solutions. Our main goal is to help you keep your home even if we have to sue your lender. We can also help you if you prefer to sell your property and save your equity and credit. We have over 40 years of experienc
Aregbesola Law

Aregbesola Law

Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Justin P. says, "She always made sure I stayed out of jail and had very reasonable rates" Read more
Leonard J. Tarantino, Attorney At Law.

Leonard J. Tarantino, Attorney At Law.

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
32+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Anonymous says, "Leonard is an incredible lawyer. He did an amazing job preparing a defense strategy for a DWI, and was tremendously supportive in a difficult time. He is highly knowledgeable and arms you with the best legal counsel you can ask for. He's the person you want handling your case!!" Read more
Diana Mohyi Attorney At Law P.C.

Diana Mohyi Attorney At Law P.C.

Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Rachel D. says, "She's what I'm been looking for. " Read more
Estelle Flynn Lord, Esq.

Estelle Flynn Lord, Esq.

33+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Pat says, "She got me through a divorce without creating drama and involving the children. I recommend her." Read more

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 New York bankruptcy lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Tomi D.
Aregbesola Law understand you as a client and puts themselves in your shoes! They are fast, efficient and quite a breather to with. I will continue to use Aregbesola Law for ANY and EVERY legal need.
Aregbesola Law
Christina B.
He was very informative and punctual. He gave us a clear picture of what information was needed for our day in court and everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend his services.
Leonard J. Tarantino, Attorney at Law.
Blanca C.
She was my hero got me through one of the worst times of my life !
Diana Mohyi Attorney at Law P.C.
She managed to get my child back for me in a very ugly custody battle. I will use her if I need a lawyer again.
Estelle Flynn Lord, Esq.
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