770-609-1247 | What You Need to Know About Your Georgia Bankruptcy Case

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1.     All debts must be listed. It is illegal to “play favorites” in listing your creditors. All creditors must be listed, even the ones you intend to pay after the case is filed.

2.     All property and assets must be listed. Many assets are protected from being seized by the bankruptcy court. They are not protected if they are not listed. It is a crime not to list all property.

3.     You may have to turn over any uncollected tax refunds to the bankruptcy trustee. Part, or all, of any tax refund due for the tax year a bankruptcy case is filed may be required to be turned over to a bankruptcy trustee. Also, any refunds that are due for previous years may be required to be turned over.

4.     You must list all business information if you are self-employed. If you are in business you must list all personal and business debts, assets, and income.

5.     All income must be reported. This includes things many of us don’t normally consider income such as social security, family support, alimony, unemployment, and pensions.

6.     You should refrain from incurring new debts before filing bankruptcy. Intentionally incurring debts with the intent not to pay may be a crime.

7.     Lying can get your case thrown out of court / dismissed. The Court may disallow a bankruptcy if a client misrepresents any facts or otherwise lies on the papers filed in court for the bankruptcy.

8.     Bankruptcy stops all bill collectors. The creditors, including tax collectors, are barred from attempting to collect any debt from you the instant the petition is filed. This protection is permanent for all discharged debts. Bankruptcy does not stop any criminal proceeding or government regulatory proceeding.

9.     You cannot always change your mind. You cannot dismiss a Chapter 7 case without court approval. You can voluntarily dismiss a Chapter 13 case anytime.

10.  Your mortgage company and bank can add “hidden” fees to the property you want to keep paying for. A secured creditor may add the attorney fees they incurred to the balance owned on the property. This may happen even if you are not behind on payments at the time the bankruptcy is filed. Most mortgages and other loan documents provide that reasonable attorney fees are allowed and will be added to the balance due on a loan.

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Bankruptcy Attorneys – Georgia Areas We Serve

Coleman Legal Group, LLC handles cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, Kennesaw, GainesvilleNorcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman ParkDuluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings and Smyrna.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Sports and Entertainment Law, Immigration and Business Law. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 51
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
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Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Building 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
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Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Duluth Georgia
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
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Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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