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Common Bankruptcy Myths

Bankruptcy Lawyer in Michigan

There are many myths surrounding bankruptcy that can deter a person from considering this tool as a remedy to their debt problems.

Some of the more common falsehoods include:

  • If you are married, you must file a joint petition - A person that is married has the option of filing their own petition or filing with their spouse.
  • You will lose all of your assets in Chapter 7 - Only non-exempt assets are liquidated in Chapter 7. A Michigan bankruptcy attorney can explain the laws that pertain to non-exempt property and determine which of your assets you will be allowed to keep.
  • You cannot have credit after bankruptcy - It may take time, but you will eventually be able to improve your credit score and regain your credit standing. You can start rebuilding your credit as soon as your bankruptcy case has been concluded.
  • Taxes can never be discharged in bankruptcy - Under certain circumstances, taxes more than 3 years old can be discharged in both a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.
  • You must have a minimum amount of debt to file - There is no legal criterion for the amount of debt you must have in order to file for bankruptcy.

My firm, Hensel Law Office, PLLC has many years of experience providing financial help to clients burdened by debts in areas such as Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, and Warren. As a Michigan bankruptcy lawyer, I can answer all of your bankruptcy questions and make sure you have accurate information regarding the process and how it will affect your future.

Bankruptcy Protection

When I founded my firm, I wanted to provide my clients with the attention their situation deserved and superior customer service. Large firms will often have clients meet with different attorneys knowledgeable in a particular area of bankruptcy law. Your case may even be delegated to a paralegal. I service all of my clients directly and counsel them following their bankruptcy to make sure they are getting all of the benefits bankruptcy has to offer.

I also offer a free initial consultation, affordable rates, and payment plans, so do not hesitate to contact the firm today.

Client Testimonials

  • He always responded quickly and intelligently.

    “Mr. Hensel made a difficult and uncomfortable situation as easy as possible for me. He always responded quickly and intelligently to my questions and never made me feel as if I were bothering him. He explained the unknown aspects of bankruptcy, the court system, and my options in clearly understandable terms. I felt confident that he was handling my case in the best possible manner and in my best possible interests. I feel lucky to have found the Hensel Law Office and I never hesitate to refer others who could use assistance - because I know they will get superior service and help.”

    Kelly

  • We have and will continue to recommend you to others in need of a fresh start.

    “Dear Tom, my husband and I wanted to express our deepest thanks for the help you gave us during our embarrassing and stressful time. I was very impressed that you returned every phone call in a timely manner. You were able to explain exactly what was going to happen in words that "we" could understand. You answered every question we threw at you. The whole bankruptcy process from start to finish was complete in the time you told us it would take. Your professionalism yet friendliness made the whole experience for us almost enjoyable... almost! We have and will continue to recommend you to others in need of a fresh start.”

    Melissa

  • Utmost dedication and professionalism.

    “I chose to work with Tom Hensel after meeting with several big name firms in the area. Tom handled my unique situation with the utmost dedication and professionalism. The personal service I received from him made all the difference in my case. My only regret is that I didn't call him first.”

    Craig

  • Professional, competent, empathetic attorney.

    “My husband and I were forced into a position to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We were devastated and mortified that we had to choose that route, but Tom eased our stress about the filing and court hearing process, as he thoroughly explained what Chapter 7 entails, as well as exactly what to expect during and after the filing process; he was accurate on each point that he advised us on. Tom also kept in frequent contact with us and responded quickly to any questions or concerns that we had while we worked with him. Tom's expertise and tact was invaluable for us, and we will absolutely recommend him to any of our friends and relatives that may find themselves in similar positions to ours. Thank you, Tom, for your dedicated help during this process.”

    EJO

  • I greatly appreciate your time and effort.

    “It was a great pleasure and relief working with you through that tough time. I greatly appreciate your time and effort on our case. I will gladly and confidently recommend you to anyone I know facing a tough financial time requiring your expertise.”

    Jay