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757-482-5705 | 133 Mount Pleasant Road | Chesapeake, Virginia
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757-588-5872 | 7508 Granby St | Norfolk, Va
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757-455-9590 | 735 Newtown Rd #101 | Norfolk, Va
Virginia Beach Bankruptcy Attorney
757-473-9597 | 522 S. Independence blvd #102D | Va Beach, Virginia
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757-465-9534 | 5660 Portsmouth Blvd | Portsmouth, Va
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757-539-4114 | 302 N. Main St. | Suffolk, Virginia

Chesapeake General District Court

307 Albemarle Drive Civic Center

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322-5571

Virginia Beach General District Court:

2425 Nimmo Parkway

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-9057 ...

Portsmouth General District Court:

PO Box 129

711 Crawford Street Portsmouth, Virginia 23705

Norfolk General District Court:

100 St. Paul's Boulevard

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Suffolk General District Court:

PO Box 1648

150 North Main Street Suffolk, Virginia 23439

Chesapeake Circuit Court:

(1 st judicial district of Virginia)307 Albemarle Drive Civic Center Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

Virginia Beach Circuit court:

(2nd judicial district of Virginia 2425 10, Judicial Center, Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

PortsmouthCircuit Court:

NorfolkCircuit Court:

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Suffolk Circuit Court:

(5th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.) 150 North Main Street Suffolk, Virginia 23439

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1. What is bankruptcy, exactly? A. The Law office of Steve C Taylor and The Alliance Legal Group are debt relief agencies, we handle Chapter 7 bankruptcy and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, to assist people in filing for debt relief under the US Bankruptcy code. These provisions of the bankruptcy code are designed to grant debt relief and often allow consumers a fresh start. Most of our bankruptcy petitions are filed at the federal bankruptcy court in Norfolk Va. electronically. Virginia Beach does not have a bankruptcy court.


2. What is the difference between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

A. To put it most simply, Chapter 7 bankruptcy or (fresh start bankruptcy)wipes away most debts for good, whereas a Chapter 13 requires some repayment of debts over time, based on the debtors budget and what he can afford to pay, often resulting in the requirement to repay only a small portion of the original debt (wage earner plan). Sometimes people choose a Chapter 13 filing if they are behind in their home or car payments, because a Chapter 13 filing may allow them to prevent foreclosure. A Chapter 13 may also allow you to keep more property than a Chapter 7 would.


3. What type, or chapter, of bankruptcy should I file?

A: Typically most Virginia Beach Consumers file under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, where repayment is made to creditors or under Chapter 7 where the debts are discharged. Each chapter of bankruptcy spells out: . What bills can be eliminated . How long payments can be stretched out . What possessions you can keep . Additional information The selection of which type to file depends on your particular circumstances and whether or not there are assets available to repay all, or part, of the debts owed. Bankruptcy laws can be tricky and involved, so determining if you should bankrupt and what type of bankruptcy you nee


4.Will bankruptcy stop garnishments and harassing phone calls?

After filing your papers in court, all harassment will come to an immediate and abrupt halt. This is because a bankruptcy filing causes an "automatic stay," which prohibits creditors from taking any action to collect debts while the bankruptcy case is pending, unless the Court grants relief from the stay.


5. Can Virginia Beach Residents file bankruptcy in cities other than Virginia Beach?

A. Bankruptcy is a federal procedure allowed by the US bankruptcy code. The federal bankruptcy court for the eastern district of Virginia is located in Norfolk. You can file your Virginia Beach bankruptcy at the Virginia Beach office of Steve C Taylor but your attorney will electronically file your bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Norfolk. There is no bankruptcy court in Virginia Beach.


6. What can I keep? What about my house, my car and my retirement plan?

Generally speaking, bankruptcy is not designed to cause you to lose your property or put you out on the street. Rather, it's designed to give you a "fresh start." In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are allowed to keep property listed as an exemption by Virginia. Examples include: * Equity in your home. In Virginia, an individual can exempt up to $7,500 of home equity. For a couple filing jointly, the exemption doubles to $15,000. * Retirement plans. Most retirement plans are totally exempt. * Automobiles. Each individual is allowed an exemption of $1200 for the equity in one automobile. When a married couple files jointly, they each get this exemption. If you have more vehicles, there may be ways to keep them. * Other personal property. Most of our clients have been able to keep all of their personal property and household goods. We will tell you in advance if it appears that you have property that might have to be sold, so that you can properly consider the consequences. The issue of exemptions is complicated and has a lot to do with your personal situation. This is why we will be able to better answer these questions face-to-face after we discuss your finances.

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