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BANKRUPTCY
Some basic information


Bankruptcy law permits some consumers to adjust their debts under a unique and complicated series of formulas and rules. In various forms, the protections provided by bankruptcy-type proceedings date back to early Roman civilization.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING BANKRUPTCY?
Parties who contact me are generally stressed by their debt situation and know they need to do something. They are also overwhelmed by the prospect of filing bankruptcy. A large part of my practice involves assisting parties regain some control over their situation and overcome the typical fear and anxiety caused by excessive debt.

In my opinion, retaining a bankruptcy attorney is the best single step a person in these circumstances can take.

DO-IT-YOURSELF BANKRUPTCY
I am often contacted by people who are over their heads in debt and considering filing bankruptcy without an attorney. While gathering information, their financial circumstances have worsened. In many cases, delay in filing will add to the difficulties. A bankruptcy attorney can help you weigh the options and also speed along the bankruptcy process if that is what the situation calls for.

HOW TO BEGIN
A bankruptcy attorney will need to quickly develop a grasp of your complete financial situation. I have a questionnaire designed to help get this information together so I can better assess your options. Phone or email me for a copy of this questionnaire. Once completed, return it to me and we will arrange to meet and begin taking steps to improve your situation.

MY APPROACH TO BANKRUPTCY MATTERS
I want you to feel as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. All discussions are directly between us. It is important for me to understand how you arrived at this point and what you want to achieve. Although you may feel uneasy about considering bankruptcy, it is important to lay out your situation so we can begin to put it behind you.

Bankruptcy can be viewed as the beginning of improving your financial situation. In many instances, one's personal relationships also improve once the financial stress is confronted and managed.

My background includes broad training and practice in a wide variety of areas which assist me in handling bankruptcies. I have broad experience in family law, counseling and mediation, collections, foreclosures, personal injuries, medical insurance, and other matters.

Fees
My fees for bankruptcy are competitive and based upon the individual circumstances. For many new bankruptcy clients, I can accept partial payments, with court filing fees paid before any documents are filed.  PHONE FOR A NO-OBLIGATION QUESTIONNAIRE AND FEE QUOTE.

This office is a debt relief agency that will help you file for bankruptcy under the federal bankruptcy code.



** ALWAYS HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THESE IMPORTANT AND COMPLEX MATTERS. **


GERALD HASSELBRINK, Attorney at Law
of the Minnesota Bar and United States District Court

INDEPENDENT, CONFIDENTIAL, LEGAL SERVICES
PRACTICING BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LAW IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA
MEDIATION, ARBITRATION, AND OTHER PRIVATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA


St. Joseph - St. Cloud, Minnesota
Phone (320) 363-4569 / (320) 251-0222

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