What to Expect If You Go to Bankruptcy Court in Florida
The economy in South Florida has been hit harder than most areas and unemployment is very high. Home equity has disappeared in most cases, so selling one’s home to improve one’s financial situation is practically impossible.
The Law Offices of Patrick L. Cordero, PA Attorneys at Law, helps people in South Florida regain their financial footing. We practice bankruptcy law in the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Courts. These are federal courts, not state, because bankruptcy law is federal law. They operate strictly under bankruptcy law and the rules of the particular court.
The bankruptcy courts in South Florida are just as busy as bankruptcy courts across the country. You have the legal right to represent yourself in bankruptcy, but it is generally a very big mistake. It is extremely important to handle your case carefully.
- You will be making decisions that can affect you for many years.
- Some legal terminology will be used that might confuse you.
- You must complete forms and answer questions correctly and with complete honesty.
The courts consider a bankruptcy filing to be a serious matter. Any documents you sign “under oath,” e.g. declaring your assets, you must do so honestly, at the risk of committing perjury or fraud. Sloppiness is also discouraged.
You may be required to attend certain hearings and answer questions about your financial situation. In some instances creditors will be represented there also. When you appear in court, you must observe proper decorum and dress appropriately.
Finally, be advised that nonattorney services offering bankruptcy help are not permitted to give legal advice, and cannot represent you in court.
Miami Bankruptcy Court Counseling Lawyer
Our firm is centrally located in Miami and is recognized as having one of the top bankruptcy filing attorneys in the United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida. Over the years, the office has expanded to one of the largest law firms in South Florida, with a staff of over 50 people.
Mr. Cordero has helped thousands of families over 25 years of practice. We are dedicated to providing professional service, reliable legal advice and hands-on client service.
Contact our office today at 305-445-4855 to schedule an appointment for a free evaluation and put yourself on a path to a better financial tomorrow. We also assist Spanish speaking clients.
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We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.