Accomplished Bankruptcy Lawyers in Maine can get You and Your Family a Second Chance
Helping you find debt relief
Filing for bankruptcy is an important decision that has significant implications for your life. But when mounting debt begins to feel unmanageable, bankruptcy can provide relief. At the Cope Law Firm, I help you decide whether filing for bankruptcy is the most effective way for you to take control of your debt.
Negotiator of debt relief options
Bankruptcy is not your only option. I often work with creditors to develop out-of-court solutions that avoid bankruptcy. Frequently, I can negotiate a smaller debt amount payable in more manageable monthly installments.
Skilled in debt analysis
I have been assisting individuals and families throughout Southern Maine with overwhelming debts for more than 30 years. I analyze your case to determine if bankruptcy will advance your immediate and long-term financial goals. I review your debts, income and expenses, and I explain the full effects of bankruptcy on your family, business, home ownership and access to credit. If bankruptcy is the right choice, I provide detailed information about the bankruptcy process and a complete picture of the outcome you should expect. My upfront approach to bankruptcy gives you confidence in your financial future.
Reprieve through automatic stay
Filing a bankruptcy petition automatically triggers an automatic stay, meaning creditors must immediately stop collections letters and phone calls. I correspond with your creditors from the moment you file for bankruptcy and act entirely on your behalf.
Your bankruptcy options
- Chapter 7 bankruptcy
For individuals and their spouses who own fewer assets and earn smaller incomes, Chapter 7 bankruptcy grants you relief from debts through liquidation of your assets.
- Chapter 11 bankruptcy
For corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships, Chapter 11 bankruptcy permits your business to continue operating while you pay creditors under a reorganization plan.
- Chapter 13 bankruptcy
An option for families facing foreclosure or whose incomes are higher, Chapter 13 bankruptcy permits you to pay off debts under a court-ordered installment plan extending three to five years. This option provides numerous advantages, including the possibility of keeping your home.
Contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney today
Call my Portland office at 207-772-7491 or contact me online to schedule an initial consultation on your bankruptcy case.