Lawsuit and Judgment Lawyers in Texas
Experienced Lawsuit and Judgment Debt Relief Attorneys
- End harassment from creditors
- Prevent property repossession
- Get debt relief and learn about bankruptcy options
Financial troubles can be stressful and overwhelming. If you’re facing a lawsuit or a judgment from creditors, it is vital to seek the counsel of an experienced Texas debt relief attorney. At Leinart Law Firm, our bankruptcy lawyers are experienced attorneys who help clients find debt relief solutions tailored to meet their needs. Our Fort Worth and Dallas attorneys assess your case and provide you with options that can halt harassment from creditors, prevent repossession of property and give you a clean financial slate.
How Our Texas Bankruptcy Attorneys Can Help
Whether a debt collector has already filed a lawsuit or has notified you of their intention to do so, our debt relief lawyers can help. We assist clients with issues such as:
- Pending and existing lawsuits or judgments
- Medical debt
- Back taxes
- Credit card debt
- Overwhelming debt
Filing for bankruptcy can put an immediate stop to debt collection efforts, including:
- Harassing phone calls from creditors or collection agencies
- Pending lawsuits
- Wage garnishment
Bankruptcy can help individuals and businesses get out from under crushing debt. However, if you’re considering bankruptcy, it’s important to have one of our debt relief attorneys evaluate your case to determine which options may best suit your specific needs. Depending on the circumstances, it may be more appropriate to have an attorney negotiate with creditors on your behalf. Regardless of which option you choose, we fight to protect your interests and help you get on a stable financial path.
Bankruptcy Options We Offer
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy involves the total liquidation and discharging of your debts. This may include any dischargeable debt in a lawsuit or judgment against you, medical debt, credit card debt and other financial obligations. Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings are typically expedient and straightforward, but having a bankruptcy attorney evaluate your case before filing is critical to ensure it will benefit you.
Our Dallas bankruptcy lawyers review your income and compare it to the median income of Texas households of equal size. Based on the results, we determine whether there’s a way for you to recover from your financial issues without filing bankruptcy. If not, we will most likely recommend Chapter 7. If you can recover financially, we’ll help you find other debt relief options.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is recommended for individuals or those who own a business as a sole proprietor. Although Chapter 13 proceedings can take a long time, this type of bankruptcy lets you reorganize your debts and repay them in a way that you can reasonably afford. Chapter 13 is a good option if you want to keep your business without forfeiting your assets or property. Our bankruptcy attorneys at Leinart Law Firm guide you through the process and work with you to develop a manageable repayment plan.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is similar to Chapter 13, but it is utilized by businesses set up as corporations, LLCs and other business entities. Typically, a corporation or an LLC can protect business owners from personal liability for business debts. However, creditors may find loopholes that enable them to recover those debts. Our Texas debt relief lawyers assess your specific situation and develop a proactive strategy to help protect you from judgments, liens, lawsuits and any other potential problems.
Judgment and Lawsuit FAQs
Can Lawsuit Judgments Be Discharged if I File for Bankruptcy in Texas?
In most cases, lawsuit judgments are dischargeable in all types of bankruptcy. However, if a judgment lien has been attached to your property, you will have to file a separate motion to get rid of the lien.
What Is Non-Dischargeable Debt?
It’s important to understand that not all judgments are eligible to be discharged in bankruptcy. Some examples of non-dischargeable debt include student loans, child or spousal support, tax debt, personal injury judgments due to drunk driving accidents and debts incurred based on fraudulent or malicious acts. Creditors can also object to the elimination of dischargeable debts such as a judgment. If the court favors an objection, the debt will not be dischargeable in bankruptcy. Without a lawyer by your side, you may not even be aware that this is possible and could end up right back where you started.
How Long Does Bankruptcy Take?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy typically takes about three months to complete. Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 involve a three- to five-year repayment plan. When all plan payments are completed, any remaining dischargeable debt is wiped out
When Should I Contact a Bankruptcy Lawyer?
If you’ve been notified of a creditor’s intent to sue you, contact our bankruptcy attorneys at Leinart Law Firm as soon as possible. If you wait to address the issue, you may end up being obligated to pay any judgment against you. Our Texas debt relief lawyers can evaluate your case and advise you of the most effective options to protect your assets and reduce or eliminate overwhelming debt.
How Much Does a Bankruptcy Lawyer Cost?
The cost of attorney fees for bankruptcy varies, depending on where you live, the complexity of your case and the type of bankruptcy you file for. Each case is different. A simple Chapter 7 filing may only take a few months from start to finish while Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 cases are usually a lot more involved. Our bankruptcy attorneys offer a free initial consultation, will go over fees and payment arrangements with you and can answer any questions you may have before starting on your case.
Why Choose Our Texas Debt Relief Lawyers?
If you’re dealing with a lawsuit or judgment from creditors, our bankruptcy lawyers at Leinart Law Firm can help get you on the road to financial fitness. Our team has helped thousands of individuals and businesses in Texas eliminate or reduce their debt and rebuild their financial standing. We care about our clients and provide personalized, professional legal services you can trust.
Contact Our Dallas Bankruptcy Lawyers
To schedule a free case evaluation, please call us in Dallas at 469-232-3328 or call our office in Fort Worth at 817-426-3328. You may also email us, complete the contact form on our website or use our convenient chat feature to contact us. Our Dallas and Fort Worth debt relief and bankruptcy attorneys serve clients throughout North Texas.