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For individuals that file for bankruptcy (chapter 7 or chapter 13), the automatic stay provides welcome and immediate relief from creditors attempting to collect on previous debts. For this reason, automatic stay is a strong motivator for some thinking about filing for bankruptcy. This is especially true when individuals are at risk for being evicted, being foreclosed on, being found in contempt for failure to pay child support, or losing basic resources such as utility services, welfare, unemployment benefits or one’s job (NOLO.com). Even so, there are exemptions to automatic stay, and that’s why residents in New Hope, Hiram and Dallas, Georgia benefit from the personal attention and experience of bankruptcy attorneys Ira D. Gingold and Jamie L. Gingold of Gingold & Gingold, LLC.

In a nutshell, previous filings for bankruptcy affect the terms of the automatic stay, and if it will go into effect at all. For instance, if a debtor has filed for bankruptcy within the previous year, the “stay” will last only 30 days. If two or more bankruptcy filings have been processed within a previous year, the court will not grant an automatic stay, though a debtor can petition the court to put it in place. The key here is to demonstrate that a request is being made in good faith, and that any questionable filing behaviors or unmet expectations were not the debtor’s fault.

As an example, suppose you were expected to attend a meeting with a bankruptcy trustee, and you did not make it. Your case might be dismissed in this instance. Yet, imagine that you were in the emergency room due to illness, and you were in the hospital at the time of the meeting. By providing a declaration by your physician explaining the circumstances of your medical emergency, it’s believable that you couldn’t have informed the trustee that you wouldn’t be there.

Moving You Towards A Positive Outcome

Under the constant pressure of creditors, debt can make one’s life difficult and increasingly stressful. Fortunately, Gingold & Gingold, LLC is willing to work with individuals, moving them towards a positive outcome with debt relief strategies and solutions from seasoned bankruptcy attorneys, Ira D. Gingold and Jamie L. Gingold.

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case, call today.

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Gingold & Gingold LLC
5.0 / 5.0

Based on 28 reviews

Jack L.

They did an excellent job with my case. Jamie took the time to really listen and understand things. She delved into the details and was extremely knowledgeable and non judgmental. Very professional and they know what they are doing. Would definitely recommend!

All C.

Mr. Gingold was recommended by an attorney I had worked with previously. I met with Ira Gingold to discuss credit issues. He went over each specific issue thoroughly. He advised me of the potential outcomes. He did all this in one meeting for a very reasonable price. When we finished I was confident in moving forward with a resolution. He definitely wants to help people take the appropriate course of action for their circumstance.

Karen B.

Dear Mr Gingold, There are so many reasons to be thankful for all you have done and will do. Anyone who has ever had unfavorable experiences with an attorney or the legal system will feel the trepidation that I experienced once I realized that my situation seemed hopeless. It was by chance and happily good luck that I decided to put my future and sanity into your hands. I was mortified at having to deal with my debts by claiming bankruptcy. I remember in our first meeting how you assured me that I was not alone and should not feel ashamed. And, anyone in this position obviously does not have money to spare and you were clear about all the costs and allowing me to pay according to my own ability to do so. You advised me in all aspects of the law, but also, you were at each meeting incredibly supportive and complementary of my personal and professional plans. Anyone else in this situation should feel blessed to have access to your expertise and support.

Lyla B.

I thought the process of filing bankruptcy was going to be a difficult one. However, Gingold & Gingold treated me with respect and dignity from the moment I walked through their door. I had the pleasure of working with Jamie. She is very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable. She took the time and listened to my every concern and handled each and every one of them to my satisfaction. My experience with filing bankruptcy under Gingold & Gingold's representation exceeded my expectations in a major way. They gave me such a peace of mind. I am very pleased with my decision of going with Gingold & Gingold to represent me when I filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Julie T.

Wow! I am finally out of debt and can say that I am debt free after completing my chapter 7 bankruptcy case with Gingold and Gingold. Mr dangled was very knowledgeable and direct with regard to my debt situation. there were no surprises and the case went as I was advised. The staff was also very helpful whenever I had a question. I will definitely recommend them in the future to my friends.

Sherard W.

I cannot say enough about this law firm. From the initial consultation to our discharge, the entire office kept me updated with every step of the entire process. I came to the Gingold after a bad experience with another law firm. Ira and Jamie immediately began treating me like family through this experience. In the end, they assisted with eliminating many debts including my 2nd mortgage. I cannot say enough about the experience and knowledge that Ira brought to the table from the office visits to the court time. Thank you very much for helping me through this tough time. Thank you.

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