Monday, November 17, 2014

How Does Bankruptcy In Georgia Work?

The attorneys at King and King have spent countless hours in Georgia bankruptcy courts. We know the regulations, and we know the process. There are some significant differences between filing for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy but, in general, here’s what you can expect from the process of filing for bankruptcy:

The process of bankruptcy is governed by federal rules as well as local bankruptcy court rules.
For Chapters 7 and 13, you’ll be assigned a trustee. This person has various administrative responsibilities depending on the chapter you’re filing and your specific situation. We can help you understand the role that your trustee will play in your case.

While you will need to attend one meeting in court, known as the meeting of creditors, you may not have to appear in court again. Sometimes—like when an objection is raised or if a plan confirmation hearing is required—you may need to come to court, but this isn't common. Again, we will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the process.

When your debts have been discharged, you’ll be free from personal liability from specific debts. From that point on, creditors won’t be able to take any action against you in an effort to collect on those debts.

Filing for bankruptcy can work. We have helped thousands of people just like you. As one of Georgia’s premier bankruptcy lawyers, we can get your financial life back on track. Call King and King at 404-524-6400 or visit us at for a free consultation today.