LAW OFFICE OF
JOHN C. BOWES
Begin Your Fresh Start Today
Keep Your Property and Discharge Your Debt
Most People Qualify for a Discharge of Their Debt
Under Chapter 7
The U.S. Bankruptcy laws provide a fresh start for individuals, families and
businesses who have found themselves in difficult times. The time comes
when all alternatives have been tried and the only choice is to get a fresh start.
You do not lose your property in bankruptcy. There are exemptions under
the bankruptcy laws that allow you to keep most, if not all of your property.
The amount of the exemptions are different for the type of property that you
own. A list of selected exemptions can be found here.
Most, if not all of your debt, can be discharged in bankruptcy. A list of the
types of debt that are generally non-dischargeable debt can be found here.
The great majority of those who have found themselves in a precarious
financial situation do qualify for debt relief under Chapter 7. There is a
Means Test Calculation that determines whether individuals can discharge
their debts under Chapter 7 rather than entering into a repayment plan under
Chapter 13. If you make more than the median income for your household
size, there is a presumption that you should be repaying your debts. Even if
you do make more than the median income for your household size, the
presumption can be overcome by a more detailed explanation of where your
income is going. The Means Test does not apply to those with primarily
business debt. For more on the Means Test Calculation can be found here.
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The Law Office of John C. Bowes, providing bankruptcy relief to those in Colorado, including Arvada, Aurora,
Central City, Commerce City, Conifer, Denver, Douglas County, Englewood, Evergreen, Golden, Highlands Ranch,
Jefferson County, Lafayette, Littleton, Louisville, Northglenn, Parker, Sheridan, Thornton, Westminster
|The Law Office of John C. Bowes also practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills &
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Attorney's Fees for a chapter 7 bankruptcy are a flat fee plus the court's filing fee.
Payment plans are available.
10% discounts are offered for seniors and those who are disabled..