Helping You See A Bright Financial Future

Bankruptcy is a daunting concept even in the most untenable financial circumstances, but it is a lifeline for individuals and businesses. Few understand that financial distress can be the result of forces beyond your control. The team at Cray Law PLC in Burlington is here to help those in southeast Iowa, west-central Illinois and parts of Missouri to navigate this difficult process by providing sound legal guidance based on years of experience.

Bankruptcy generally helps you to eliminate or restructure your debts. It also enables entities to avoid losing certain assets — for example, the Iowa Homestead Protection Law allows homeowners to declare a portion of their house as a homestead, and is thus off-limits to creditors. It can also help put a stop to calls from creditors.

Getting A Financial Lifeline

A debtor can find financial relief based on different needs. Based on what those may be, our lawyers can provide assistance and guidance for choosing the right approach for you. The most common options include:

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy: This option is commonly referred to as liquidation. It is an option for individuals and businesses. You must be below a certain median income level to qualify. Protected assets usually include clothes, furniture and cars.
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy: Often known as the reorganization of debt, this payment plan is created with the court for individuals to pay back all or part of a debt to the creditors. After three to five years where you are under the protection of the court, debt not protected by the guarantor is cleared.
  • Chapter 12 bankruptcy: Similar to Chapter 13, this is designed specifically for family farmers and family fishermen.
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy: This is often known as reorganization for businesses and partnerships.

Take Financial Control Of Your Life

Once they have gone through the process, individuals can avoid foreclosure and debt collectors and finally start over. Consult an attorney to see if bankruptcy is the right choice for your debt-relief goals. Call us at 319-208-3279 to talk about your options. We can also be reached online.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.

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