Areas of Law

Bankruptcy

When should I contact a bankruptcy lawyer?

  • I’ve lost my job, my bills are piling up, and I can’t afford to pay them.
  • I can’t afford my mortgage but I want to save my home.
  • I receive calls from creditors or bill collectors.
  • My credit card debt is overwhelming.

Why should I hire a lawyer?

Filing for bankruptcy can be an extremely complex and lengthy process. Hiring a lawyer who is familiar with bankruptcy forms and procedures will ensure that your case is filed correctly and due dates and payments are made on time. If a case is not filed correctly, your petition could be dismissed and you may lose certain protections.

How do I choose a bankruptcy lawyer?

Because filing for bankruptcy is complicated, it is important to hire a lawyer who is familiar with the process and has past experience with bankruptcy law. All of the bankruptcy attorneys on the BBA Lawyer Referral Service have past experience helping debtors file for bankruptcy.

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Individual Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and International Revenue Service (IRS) has recently announced that the deadline for individuals to file their tax returns has been extended from April 15th to May 17th. This extension only applies to individuals filing their personal tax returns. If you are an individual taxpayer and would need an extension past May 17th, you can file Form 4868 for an extension until October 15th, 2021.

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