One of the most common questions I have, during my free consultations, is whether or not the filing of a bankruptcy in Miami or Fort Lauderdale Florida will have any effect on the debtor’s immigration status. The simple answer is no, the filing of a bankruptcy will likely not have an adverse effect on your immigration status or application. However, if the debtor commits bankruptcy fraud by failing to list all his or her assets, or committing fraudulent transfers prior to the bankruptcy filing may have an issue. This applies to both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 individual bankruptcy filings.
Using a bankruptcy attorney you actually get someone who can answer your legal questions, give you legal advice, and appear in court with you. It’s worth paying the money to hire a qualified bankruptcy lawyer.
If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy in South Florida and would like to speak with an experienced Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney then please contact Shmucher Law, PL and attorney Ofer Shmucher. We offer free consultations seven days a week and can be reached at 954-309-5559 or 305-741-5553.