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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Jan 20, 2020

New Court Resource: Superior Court Statewide Conciliation Program

The Superior Court has announced a new statewide conciliation program for civil cases beginning January 19, 2021, in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties. The Superior Court plans to expand the program to other counties later in 2021...

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January 14, 2021

Resources for Renters, Homeowners, and Landlords During COVID-19

The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has released a resource to help tenants that are facing eviction know their rights. This resource includes useful information regarding court orders, financial help, and useful info for hearings. It gives useful tips on tenant’s rights, such as...

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December 24, 2020

LRS Holiday Hours Update

Due to the upcoming holiday season, our phone lines will be closed until January 4th, 2021. You are still able to receive referrals online, 24/7 by going to our website here and clicking “Get Started”. If you are having technical issues with the website, or would need extra assistance, please email us at lrs@bostonbar.org.

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