What Are The Benefits of Bankruptcy?
Restore Your Financial Future in North Carolina
Bankruptcy is a word that still inspires anxiety and fear in our society. People assume that it is a death sentence to one’s financial health and that it signifies failure. The truth is there are many advantages to filing for bankruptcy especially for those in need of immediate financial relief. Although it will indeed leave a mark on your credit score for several years, the benefits of filing for bankruptcy far outweigh the temporary wound your credit may suffer.
To learn more about bankruptcy benefits, contact the Law Office of Kimberly A. Sheek online or call (704) 842-9776 for a free consultation!
Benefits of Filing for Bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy is a fast and affordable way to overcome your debts and to put a stop to the incessant calls, bills, lawsuits, garnishments, threats of foreclosure, and threats of garnishment you are likely receiving from debt collectors.
Here are some of the benefits bankruptcy can provide:
- You get a start fresh: Assuming all of your debts are dischargeable, you will be able to get a brand new start when you file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. You will stop receiving phone calls from collection agencies, bills, and lawsuits. You will not have to repay all of those penalties, interest, and fees for missing your payments. Your fresh start will give you the opportunity to make that stressful overwhelming feeling of being crushed by debt behind you so you can build a brighter future quicker.
- You will receive credit education: When you file for bankruptcy, you are required by law to take credit education courses. Instead of looking at this requirement as a form of punishment, consider it an opportunity to learn how to rebuild your life quicker. Managing your finances can be difficult, so reap all of the benefits you can from this course and apply what you learn to your future.
- You can protect some of your assets: It is commonly believed that you will lose all of your assets when you file for bankruptcy, especially a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often referred to as a liquidation bankruptcy, so it is no wonder why people assume their possessions will be seized. However, there are actually many exemptions that allow those filing for bankruptcy to hold onto many of their most prized possessions, including homes, furniture, housing, clothing, and vehicles. A clean slate does not mean you will be expected to start from scratch.
- You can finally start to repair your credit score: Yes, your bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 7 to 10 years, but you can begin repairing your credit score immediately after filing for bankruptcy. If you are struggling to pay off debt, it is unlikely you would be able to pay it all off and rebuild your score in 7 to 10 years, so this is your best chance to restore your financial health.
Speak to an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney Today!
The pros and cons of filing bankruptcy are not simple. Sometimes you need an experienced attorney to understand the benefits of bankruptcy fully. If you are unable to repay your debts and wish to explore bankruptcy as an option, reach out to the team at the Law Office of Kimberly A. Sheek for skilled legal guidance. We can help ensure you make the best choice for your financial situation, so you can achieve the relief you need.
Want to learn more about the benefits of bankruptcy? Reach out to our law office today at (704) 842-9776 to request a free consultation with our knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney.
Kim and Team have done a great job over the past few years helping me navigate this financial disaster brought on by divorce. They always kept me informed throughout the process and Carol kept me on track with my classes. Kim is very straight forward and was always responsive to my emails. Cause, I have 20 questions! Thanks Kim for helping me make some very important life decisions the past few months 2022! Who knew? If you had told me last year I'd be debt free, sold my house and a 680 credit score, i wouldn't believe it. Thanks to you I've landed on my feet. There is life after Chapter 13.K DavisCharlotte, NC
Kim was Fantastic in assisting me with my bankruptcy case. I suffered a pulmonary embolism back in 2019 and deal with mild/moderate memory & retention issues and Kim was so incredibly understanding, helpful and considerate of my condition while assisting me through the emotionally challenging process of filing for bankruptcy. I am extremely grateful I found Kim and had her successfully guide me through this process. I Highly Recommend Kim to anyone having to file for bankruptcy. You will be so very glad you did!BSFLocust, NC
Kimberly Sheek is an Amazing Attorney to work with. She is pleasant very patient and turn around time is awesome. She is passionate about her job and she makes you feel like she cares . She returns calls promptly If I ever need an Attorney she will be my first call.Richard TaylorCharlotte, NC
Kimberly has truly been a pleasure to work with throughout my bankruptcy process. She is very sweet, patient, and honest. She truly made this process so much easier to deal with and she put my fears to rest. She always responds to calls and emails promptly and her turnaround time with my case was amazing! I highly recommend her if you’re in need of an attorney.Donna ClarkeCharlotte, NC
My recent experience with Kimberly Sheek Law Office has been nothing but a positive one. I was very concerned about everything the bankruptcy process would entail. Mrs. Sheek was direct, detailed, always pleasant to speak with and always got back to me in a timely manner. She graciously walked me through every part of the process, clearly explaining my options, and clarified which steps I would need to take in order to cleanly go through with the legal proceedings. I highly recommend Mrs. Sheek to anyone in need of a Bankruptcy Attorney.MaryHuntersville, NC
Kim is an outstanding attorney she's very thorough in her work and in explaining bankruptcy proceedings I'm most grateful to her for helping me work through this issue and getting it behind me.M. WilliamsCharlotte, NC
Kimberly A. Sheek is the best attorney ever! I was very nervous going into this bankruptcy procedure and had no idea what to expect. Kim assured me from day one that all would be well explained the procedures pretty much step by step to make sure I would be prepared. When I went to the creditors meeting, she came over and reassured me that I had nothing to worry about and she was right, as it took no more than 10 min at the most and went quite smoothly. I received my discharge papers right around the time she said I would. If you are looking for a qualified, smart, caring and educated BK Attorney, you cannot go wrong with Kim.Paulette B.Charlotte, NC
I was looking for a bankruptcy attorney for my daughter. Being new to the area I began searching the internet for one. After narrowing down my search, I selected Attorney Kimberly. When we met with her for the first time I felt confident that we had the right person. We were fearful going in but relaxed when we left. I really liked how she worked with my daughter, explaining how the different laws work so that my daughter had all of facts before making a decison. Even later when we had questions, Attorney Kimberly returned our calls or sent us an email. If you are looking for someone that will put your mind to rest, knowledgeable, friendly and concerned about YOU then I suggest you hire Attorney Kimberly Sheek.A. ThomasCharlotte, NC