one-69528_960_720Representing New Jersey Clients in Bankruptcy Matters

Cohn Lifland is a legal resource to the people of New Jersey who face dire financial situations. Our compassion and effective representation can effectively guide you through the process of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Our team of attorneys is knowledgeable about the falsehoods that scare people away from the bankruptcy process. We also have decades of experience guiding clients through the process of bankruptcy when they are considering a divorce and the legal choices they have when deciding how to proceed. If you are faced with the possibility of foreclosure, we can negotiate terms with your lender through the process of loan modification. If you need quality legal services and a firm who is passionate about helping clients, contact Cohn Lifland today.

Chapter 7

Some individuals are faced with a situation where they cannot pay their bills is a timely manner, debt is mounting and they face a dire financial situation. These people have a lot to consider about the future. They may consider the process of filing for bankruptcy. When you need to wipe the slate clean and give yourself a fresh start, you may want to consider filing for Chapter 7. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the process of liquidating assets in order to repay creditors and start fresh.

Chapter 13

Also known as a wage earner’s plan, Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables an individual to pay back all or most of the debt that is owed to creditors. Chapter 13 allows individuals with regular income to develop a repayment plan over 3 or 5 years. Chapter 13 has a number of advantages over Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Myths of Bankruptcy

When our clients face a dire financial situation, they have a lot to consider about the future. Bankruptcy is an option that scares most people, who often believe that filing for bankruptcy will tarnish their reputation, only irresponsible people file for bankruptcy, they will lose everything they own, and their credit will be permanently ruined. Some clients believe that filing Chapter 7 will wipe away all debt, and that is not the case. A lot of our clients’ fears are just not true.


Jeffrey W. Herrmann

Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann and Knopf LLP