Do I Lose Everything if I File for Bankruptcy in Queens?
Thorough New York bankruptcy attorney helps you protect your assets through exemption laws
One of the greatest concerns debtors have is that filing for bankruptcy will cost them their home, car or jewelry. As a debt relief attorney, I am continually asked, “Is my property protected in Queens after filing for bankruptcy?”
I sympathize with your fears — Mark E. Cohen, Esq. is here to help you understand how the law impacts your assets.
Bankruptcy exemptions in Queens
Changes in 2011 to New York bankruptcy laws give you even more choices. In addition to considering whether to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can now choose between New York and federal bankruptcy exemption laws to protect certain of your property from your creditors.
Federal exemptions have never before been allowed in New York bankruptcy filings. Some federal exemptions are better for debtors than the New York exemptions, so discussing your options and your assets with a knowledgeable Queens bankruptcy lawyer is key to making the most of your bankruptcy filing.
In general, you can protect:
|Under New York law |
Under federal law
Weighing all of your exemption options
Each of these items has quirky rules. I keep track of them so you do not have to. I lay out all of your options and explain why one or another might be of greater benefit to you. Any question you have about filing for Chapter 7 in Queens or filing for Chapter 13 is promptly answered. You can depend on this Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney for concrete answers.
To ease the stress of overwhelming debt, call a bankruptcy lawyer in Queens
All too often, good people find themselves in financial trouble that quickly spirals out of control. For more than 20 years, I have helped people like you understand the available options, make informed decisions and navigate through the complex process of filing for bankruptcy.
Located on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, I offer a wide range of services to individuals and families suffering from the weight of debt. Call Mark E. Cohen, Esq. at 718-487-9979 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.