Top West Des Moines, IA Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers Near You

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

  • Shindler, Anderson, Goplerud & Weese PC

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | West Des Moines Office

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | West Des Moines Office

  • Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

  • Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

  • Brick Gentry P.C.

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | West Des Moines Office

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | West Des Moines Office

  • Whitfield & Eddy Law

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

  • Dentons Davis Brown

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | West Des Moines Office

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | West Des Moines Office

  • Dentons Davis Brown

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyers | Des Moines Office | Serving West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Information

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Find a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney near West Des Moines

Are You Considering Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization of your debts. This form of bankruptcy allows you to retain your property and pay back all or part of your debts over three to five years using your income if you meet certain eligibility requirements, so Chapter 13 is not for everyone.

Why a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Important

Any form of bankruptcy is complex, and a West Des Moines Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer can evaluate your financial circumstances and ability to repay your debts to determine if you are eligible. A lawyer can help you prepare the necessary legal documents and represent you at bankruptcy proceedings.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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