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Helping You Protect Your Assets From Creditors

One of your main concerns in deciding whether to file bankruptcy is whether you can protect the assets you worked so hard to obtain. How can you and your children remain in your home? How can you keep your car? Attorneys Shelley Slafkes and Bruce Levitt understand your concerns and will work with you to help you save these assets through bankruptcy or other debt relief.

At our law firm, Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., we focus our legal practice on finding the right debt relief solutions for our clients. We are community-minded attorneys situated in Essex County, where we take pride in serving individuals, couples and all types of families throughout the state. Contact us online or call 973-323-2953 to set up a free consultation.

What Possessions Can I Protect Through Bankruptcy?

  • Your home: Our attorneys understand that it is very upsetting and frightening to think that you might lose your home and have to move your family. Bankruptcy might be the best way to help you save your home from foreclosure.
  • Your car: Nobody wants to have their car repossessed because they have not made their car payments. Without your car, it may be impossible to get to work, get your children to school and even to look for a new job. If you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy before it is too late, an “automatic stay” will stop any repossession actions.
  • Your retirement plan: You have worked very hard to save for retirement and you are understandably afraid your creditors will take your money. Some people liquidate retirement accounts to pay their debts because they think their creditors will get the funds anyway. This is not true. Your retirement accounts are exempt in a bankruptcy. What that means is if you file a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, nobody can take the money in your retirement accounts.
  • Furniture, clothing and household items: These are protected in a bankruptcy.

Do You Have Other Bankruptcy Questions? Contact Us For Answers Today.

If you are dealing with a home foreclosure or are interested in protecting your assets, you need to speak to a lawyer. Contact us by filling out our online form or call 973-323-2953.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.