Apply to bankrupt someone who owes you money – Phoenix and Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyers
Bankruptcy is a legal instrument granted by the court that is used when someone owes you money and it has been impossible to recover the money owned in all other ways. If the bankruptcy is granted, it allows for that person’s (the debtor) assets to be taken and sold to pay the outstanding debts. You can petition for Banpruptcy against people or corporations.
Filing the necessary documents to bankrupt someone can be a complicated process. Most people use a Bankruptcy lawyer to help them.
If you feel that the issue can be negotiated, you can also recur to third-party mediation. In this case, an impartial person helps the involved parties work out an agreement. However, if the only option left is bankruptcy you will need to:
- Prove that you are owed the money: You must provide evidence to the court via a statutory demand to the debtor (notice of request for payment) and a certificate of serving, or by getting a sheriff’s or bailiff’s statement that shows that you possess a court judgment for the money and that the sheriff or bailiff were unable to recover enough assets to pay the debt.
- Check for other Bankruptcy petitions placed in the court against the person who owes you: you can do this by ‘searching’ or checking for any bankruptcy petitions against the debtor in the past 18 months. One way to do this is by checking by county at your local court house. You should also make a declaration that you have done this check, sign it and include it with your bankruptcy petition. If you find that there is already a bankruptcy petition in place will need to use it to support your claim. Usually, this is an easier process than starting a new bankruptcy petition on your own. If there is already a bankruptcy petition in place, you can’t start a new one.
- Fill out the forms and deliver them to the court: the documents that you will need to fill out to petition for the bankruptcy will depend on whether or not the debtor has answered to the statutory request, and whether or not the sheriff or bailiff were able to recover assets from the debtor to pay the debt. In addition, you will also need to submit a declaration of the details of the petition, a declaration that you have carried out searches for other Bankruptcy petitions and evidence that you are owed the money detailed in the details of the bankruptcy petition.
- Pay the corresponding filing and court fees.
- Serve the Bankruptcy petition to the debtor: once you have all the documentation in place, you will need to ‘serve’ the debtor with a copy of the Bankruptcy petition filed with the court. Once the debtor has been served you will have a certificate of service. If you can’t serve the Bankruptcy petition to the debtor via the ways provided by the court, you can request the court to allow for an ‘alternative’ way of service which can include a notice in a local newspaper.
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If you handle money, you may find yourself needing the advice of a bankruptcy attorney at some point. Unexpected changes of fortune happen to individuals and businesses alike and for a range of reasons, including market downswings, catastrophic health issues, bad investments, product failures, and other unforeseen events. Whatever the reasons for a difficult financial situation, Collins & Collins. L.L.P. can evaluate the situation and recommend a course of action.
Collins & Collins L.L.P. can help you determine whether any of the three (3) primary types of bankruptcy will solve your financial problems. (Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11).
Our skilled Bankruptcy Attorneys can also help you get the money you’re owed from a bankrupt person or a company that’s being liquidated.
Our integrity, experience, and commitment to our clients have made us a top-rated Bankruptcy Lawyers in Phoenix & Arizona for over 30 years.
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We understand that when people look for legal advice they are usually suffering hardships or under great strain; they need help and the last thing that they want is to not receive proper representation.
There is no substitute for enlisting the aid of a competent and professional law firm to guide you through the intricacies of the complex legal system while advocating on your behalf.
You will find that Collins & Collins L.L.P.’s commitment to excellence in our service and legal representation begins with prompt responses to your inquiries, complete explanations of your choices and thorough preparation of your case when issues are contested.
We are a family business with strong values and ethical standards. This sets us apart from other lawyers as we really care about our clients and the good name of our family law practice. We focus our legal practice on delivering the best possible representation to our clients. For us, the rest is secondary.
Often a bankruptcy legal situation does not end with an agreement or court order; as financial situations change, adjustments may need to be made to accommodate those changes. Therefore, our representation does not end at the negotiating table or in court. We stand beside you throughout the bankruptcy legal process and afterward as you implement court orders and decisions.
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They way we provide outstanding legal representation to our clients is reflected in the way we manage our law practice. Our foundations are solid and we are proud to know these have made us a successful law firm for over 30 years:
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We will strive our best to give you a realistic estimate of the cost of your case whenever possible, and in situations where the complexity of the situation does not allow for this, we will be clear about the possible complications that could arise. In these situations, we will re-evaluate the situation and try to the best of our abilities to estimate further costs and timescales.
With Collins & Collins. LLP; you can be assured that we will charge you only what is fair. We will explain how our fees work and we will not charge you for anything that you are not aware of. We work with our clients to make sure that their costs are between what they can afford and we will strive to make sure that our clients stay in the limits of what the costs should be given that there are no unforeseen circumstances, which we will discuss previously and agree upon.
We look to make sure that our clients are fully aware of the situation of their cases in the best way that suits them while watching out for not increasing costs unnecessarily.
When you decide to use our legal services, we will make sure that we set the preferred method of communication and level of frequency desired to keep our clients up-to-date.
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Through all of our cases, we make sure that we look after your best interest and work towards the goal that you set out to achieve. In the cases when this is not feasible, we will also advise on how to proceed, especially in complex cases that may take an unforeseen turn.
Our experienced team of attorneys can effectively advise you on what you should expect and what may not be the best possible strategy. This is when our over 30 years of experience and wide scope of law practice comes into play and sets us apart from other firms: we have managed large numbers of cases in very different scenarios and know how the law works.
You need an attorney that you can rely on and Collins & Collins L.L.P. can provide the competent representation and advice that you need with integrity and expertise. Clients throughout Arizona, Utah, Washington and other states have relied on our experience and competence since 1980.
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Our practice is not focused on volume, and since we are a family business, we are proud to keep it this way and we are able to promise to deliver the best possible representation to clients that we decide to take on with professionalism and the utmost respect towards them.
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