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I was raised to be an honest person and pay my debts. Won’t I be cheating my creditors if I file for Bankruptcy in Michigan?

Bankruptcy is not about cheating your creditors. Bankruptcy laws were enacted to help people facing financial difficulty. The public policy behind the Bankruptcy law is to allow you to get a “fresh start.” If you have any questions about Bankruptcy in Michigan, call Attorney Mike Shovan with the Bay Area Bankruptcy Clinic at (877) 233-9389. Michael J Shovan PLC is a debt relief agency and we help people file for bankruptcy under the laws of the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. This post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Any relationship with this firm will be established by a written agreement signed by both you and me. If you have read this far, you need to…

How do I know if filing Bankruptcy in Michigan is the right thing for me to do?

You want to carefully consider your options before you make a decision to file a Bankruptcy in Michigan. You will want to review the free reports that we provide and check out posts on our blog and watch some of the instructional videos. If you have any questions about Bankruptcy in Michigan, call Attorney Mike Shovan with the Bay Area Bankruptcy Clinic at (877) 233-9389. Michael J Shovan PLC is a debt relief agency and we help people file for bankruptcy under the laws of the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. This post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Any relationship with this firm will be established by a written agreement signed by both you and…

What happens when I file for Bankruptcy in Michigan?

When you file your bankruptcy petition in Michigan, an “automatic stay” goes into effect. The “automatic stay” prohibits and stops any action against you to collect any debt, to foreclose on any real estate mortgage or repossess any vehicle. The “automatic stay” also stops creditor harassment, IRS and Michigan Department of Treasury collections, utility shut offs and wage garnishments. If you have any questions about Bankruptcy in Michigan, call Attorney Mike Shovan with the Bay Area Bankruptcy Clinic at (877) 233-9389. Michael J Shovan PLC is a debt relief agency and we help people file for bankruptcy under the laws of the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. This post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Any…

How do I pick a good lawyer for my Bankruptcy in Michigan?

The most important thing in dealing with any lawyer is there response time. Do they return your calls promptly – within 24 hours or by the end of the next business day. Or – do you have to call and beg for a response. At the Bay Area Bankruptcy Clinic, I promise to return your call or respond to your email or fax within one business day of your request. For example, if you call me on Monday, I will respond to you no later than the close of business on Tuesday. I have had to hire attorneys myself. I have written big checks to lawyers only to be “blown” off. It is frustrating and, quite frankly, it is not tolerable. I promise to stay…

What are the bankruptcy exemptions?

The bankruptcy law exempts certain property and other assets from your creditors. In other words, you are allowed to keep certain things to provide for your “fresh start.” Here is the list of exemptions: Homestead: Real property, including mobile homes and co-ops, or burial plots up to $20,200. Unused portion of homestead, up to $10,125, may be used for other property. Personal Property: Motor vehicle up to $3,225. Animals, crops, clothing, appliances and furnishings, books, household goods, and musical instruments up to $525 per item, and up to $10,775 total. Jewelry up to $1,350. $1,075 of any property, and unused portion of homestead up to $10,125. Health aids. Wrongful death recovery for person you depended upon. Personal injury recovery up to $20,200 except for pain…