Michigan Bankruptcy: Federal Law on a Local Level
Bankruptcy, either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, is a function of Federal law, but it depends a great deal also on the laws of the state in which an individual case is filed.
Thus, a Chapter 7 filed in Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, or Grand Rapids is indeed still going to be a Michigan bankruptcy. Questions related to divorce judgments, real estate, wills and trusts and estates, Michigan state tax issues, and even Michigan criminal law can affect the outcome of your bankruptcy case.
Michigan bankruptcy attorney John M. Hilla understands that bankruptcy is not a simple “fill out a form” matter. It is a highly complex specialty field that requires full understanding of not only the US Bankruptcy Code and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy under Federal law but also of varied areas of Michigan state law.
Michigan bankruptcy is 90% or more of what we do. Do not trust your case and your assets to an unlicensed “petition preparer” or even a general practice lawyer dabbling in a dozen or more different practice areas. Michigan bankruptcy requires the full, dedicated focus of an experienced Michigan bankruptcy lawyer.
The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC is located in the Southfield area of Metro Detroit but is happy to meet with clients in their homes or elsewhere locally in nearly every county of southern and mid-Michigan.