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Charles R. Allen, Jr. Attorney at Law
120 Church Avenue S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: 540-904-1938
Toll Free: 866-698-9125
Fax: 540-342-9919
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Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Lawyer in Roanoke, Virginia

Extensive Experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Proceedings


If you have unmanageable credit card debt or are facing foreclosure on your mortgage, a personal bankruptcy filing under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 can help you stop the harassing phone calls and letters and get a fresh start. Getting the protection you need and deserve under the federal bankruptcy laws can also give you back control of your financial situation. You want an experienced attorney to help you understand your options, so that you make choices that protect your interests.

At the office of Charles R. Allen, Jr. Attorney at Law, I have been in practice for 35 years, fighting to protect the legal rights of individuals throughout the Roanoke area, including individuals who seek protection under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the federal bankruptcy laws. I have served as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee since 1985. I understand the stress and anxiety that can come with filing for bankruptcy and provide compassionate counsel in a family-friendly environment, taking the time to listen carefully to your concerns and treat you with dignity and respect. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact my office or call me at 540-904-1938 (toll-free at 866-698-9125).

My Personal Bankruptcy Practice

When you bring your personal bankruptcy concerns to me, I will start by conducting a thorough review of your financial situation, so that I can determine whether bankruptcy is your best alternative. If there are no other viable options than bankruptcy, I will then help you identify whether you should file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Under the recent changes to the federal bankruptcy law, you must qualify to seek protection under Chapter 7, which allows you to permanently discharge certain types of debt in exchange for the sale of non-exempt assets that you own. I will run the calculations to determine whether you qualify to file under Chapter 7. If you do, I will make certain that you understand which debts cannot be discharged under a Chapter 7 (student loan payments, child support arrearages, some tax obligations) so that you can make an informed decision as to whether this proceeding helps you accomplish your objectives.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If you fail to qualify for protection under Chapter 7 or want to repay your creditors, I will help you reorganize your debt under Chapter 13. In this type of proceeding, you agree to repay your creditors over a 3 to 5 year period. In exchange, your creditors agree not to attempt to collect the debt by any other means. I will help you prepare a plan of reorganization and will review any proposals that come from your creditors, to ensure that they are within your means.

Whether you seek protection under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, I will prepare and file all documents required during the process and will act as your advocate with creditors, the bankruptcy trustee and the bankruptcy court.

Contact My Office

To arrange a free initial consultation, contact me or call me at 540-904-1938 (toll-free at 866-698-9125). My office is open from 9 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and Saturday appointments are available upon request.

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