Bruce Levitt & Shelley Slafkes

Struggling With Debt? It's Time To Get Answers - And Relief

Throughout the Essex County region, people and businesses needing to take control of their financial futures turn to our lawyers here at Levitt & Slafkes, P.C. They know that our attorneys hold more than three decades of experience in managing clients' legal issues. This experience includes years of work at a large firm, as a social worker and as a bankruptcy trustee.

As a result, our attorneys understand cases from both sides, as debtors and as creditors. We put this seasoned legal judgment to work for our clients in a comprehensive variety of financial matters both personal and business. Our practice encompasses a wide range of bankruptcy cases and commercial disputes, including debt relief and foreclosure defense matters.

To learn more about how our firm can help you, schedule a complimentary initial consultation with our office. Call 973-323-2953. You can also reach us online.

A Client-Centered Bankruptcy And Business Litigation Practice

At Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., we understand the problems debt can cause individuals, families and small businesses. More importantly, we know how to help.

Our law firm has assisted clients in thousands of personal and small-business bankruptcy cases. In doing so, we have provided effective counsel to clients fighting foreclosure and dealing with other debt issues.

What Does Bankruptcy Do For You?

A bankruptcy immediately puts in place a court order called the Automatic Stay. On a temporary basis, the automatic stay prohibits creditors and collectors from communicating with you.

During the course of your bankruptcy, an order called "discharge" is entered. It is the discharge order that permanently prohibits creditors and collectors from pursuing you for the debt you owe.

If you have questions about your eligibility for bankruptcy, we can help you understand all of your legal options. We do so in such a way as to make it possible for you to choose from these options intelligently and confidently, knowing that you have been advised by attorneys who hold decades of experience in these matters.

Large Firm Experience. Small Firm Attention.

We have built our firm in order to maximize our ability to meet our clients' specific needs. We hold experience gained from years of serving clients at a large firm. Now, we can deliver that level of service to our clients by applying lean principles of legal practice management.

Contemporary legal technology in research and communications enables us to deliver the level of service formerly associated with only the large firms of yesterday. Combined with principles of lean legal practice designed to cut the fat from litigation and transactional matters alike, this technology affords us the opportunity to spend more time learning the nuances of our clients' cases and to design the tailored strategies responsive to their specific needs.

Personalized Service. Customized Solutions.

Our personalized approach delivers particular value for clients seeking solutions to financial matters unique to them. We know that no single solution will accommodate every client's needs.

For that reason, we take the time to get a clear picture of your unique financial situation. Our knowledge of the law and the day-to-day practicalities of the bankruptcy trustee and court system help us develop a customized action plan that is tailored, not only to solve your financial problems, but to move you forward and position you to take advantage of future opportunities.

Discuss Your Questions With An Attorney At No Cost

We offer free consultations and are available evenings and weekends. During your consultation, you will sit down with one of our attorneys, who will take the time to understand your unique situation and demystify the legal process for you.

Your attorney will discuss the options available for you to regain control of your finances and help you save your home. If your attorney thinks that bankruptcy is not the best choice, he or she will discuss available alternatives with you.

Contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation about bankruptcy, foreclosure defense or debt relief. You can reach us by filling out our online form or by calling our Maplewood office at 973-323-2953.