Des Moines Bankruptcy Attorneys

Helping You Overcome Financial Burdens

Are you feeling overwhelmed by debt? Do you need help unburying yourself from burdensome financial matters? Hope Law Firm is here to extend a helping hand and guide you toward a fresh start. With just $100 down, we can make all of the creditor calls stop.

Our Des Moines bankruptcy attorneys have been serving Iowans since 2003, delivering compassionate, client-focused representation. Our team offers bankruptcy representation for both individuals and businesses who have found themselves unable to manage their debts.

Call (515) 298-5056 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney in Des Moines, Iowa.

What Is Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding that allows a person or business to seek
a fresh start on their finances. It is intended for entities in severe
debt or with serious financial issues that cannot be worked out alone.
Federal law governs the process of bankruptcy, and all bankruptcies are
handled in federal court.

Advantages of Filing for Bankruptcy

When you file for bankruptcy, your creditors are forbidden from harassing
you with attempts to collect debts. Bankruptcy provides protection from
creditors while you sort out your finances.

By filing for bankruptcy, you may also be able to:

  • Prevent home foreclosure
  • Avoid paying some or all of your debts
  • Restructure your debts to make it easier to pay them back
  • Prevent repossession of your car or other certain properties
  • Avoid wage garnishment
  • Restore utility services or prevent cancellation of utility services

These are just some of the benefits of filing for bankruptcy. To learn
more about how our bankruptcy lawyers can help you find debt relief options,
call us today!

Types of Bankruptcy

Federal law recognizes a few different forms of bankruptcy. The type of
bankruptcy for which you file will depend on the circumstances of your

Our bankruptcy lawyers can assist you or your business with:

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy: The first of two types of bankruptcy for individuals. In order to file
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must surrender nonexempt property to pay for
    secured debts. Once you have surrendered all eligible property, all remaining
    debt is discharged. To qualify for Chapter 7, you must meet the income
    requirements – meaning you do not have sufficient income to pay
    off at least a portion of your debts. To see if you qualify, you can take
    the means test.
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy: The second of two types of bankruptcy for individuals. You should file
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy if your income exceeds the limit for a Chapter 7
    bankruptcy. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may restructure your payments
    to make them more manageable and discharge part of your debt.
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy: This type of bankruptcy is reserved for businesses – generally corporations,
    partnerships, and LLCs. Chapter 11 involves restructuring debts and financial
    affairs in the best interests of the creditors. The bankruptcy court has
    control over major decisions in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Des Moines Bankruptcy Attorney, Andrew L. Hope

Our Des Moines bankruptcy attorneys can help you determine which type is right for you. From there, we can assist with the initial filing requirements and walk you through the process every step of the way, always keeping your best interests in mind.

With just $100 down, our bankruptcy lawyers can make all of the creditor calls stop. Give us a call at (515) 298-5056 to schedule your initial consultation.

Hope Law Firm - Des Moines Office

Address: 666 Walnut St Suite 2220
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (712) 424-4673