Archive for March, 2011

What is Bankruptcy?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011


Bankruptcy is a process by which a debtor can obtain relief from his debts, through the courts.

After you declare bankruptcy, an “automatic stay” of your debts takes effect. Your creditors will be served with notice of the bankruptcy, and, after receiving notice, will be barred from taking certain actions against you while the bankruptcy is pending.

If you are contacted by a creditor after filing for bankruptcy, tell your attorney — it is important that your attorney know not only of improper contacts, but of any possibility that a creditor was omitted from the list of creditors you submitted with your bankruptcy petition, or of the possibility that notice was not properly served.

Carolyn Secor is a Clearwater bankruptcy attorney and Clearwater foreclosure attorney serving Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Seminole, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area.

If you would like more information on our practice, please consult our website at:
or call (727) 254-1704.

Banruptcy News

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Mortgage Foreclosure News

Unfortunately, mortgage foreclosure is becoming a more common occurrence in this country. The financial crisis and mortgage industry crisis certainly didn’t help. Many folks are losing their homes when, in some cases, they did nothing wrong.

If you’re facing foreclosure, be aware that when you file bankruptcy the automatic stay may prevent foreclosure.

For more updates on economic trends and bankruptcy statistics, as well as personal finance tips

If you’re struggling with credit card bills, medical debt or mortgage payments, you’re not alone. You have legal options to get your life back on track

Personal bankruptcy can be a powerful mechanism to possibly save your home if you want to stop foreclosure.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy was designed to stop foreclosure and may provide you with the protection and relief you need to stay in your home and catch up on your past-due debts

The law office of Carolyn Secor, P.A. focuses its practice in the areas of Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense. Our firm handles both Chapter 7, also known as the liquidation chapter in Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 cases.

If you would like more information on our practice, please consult our website at:
or call (727) 254-1704.