Filing bankruptcy is an important legal right. The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, provides Congress with the power to establish uniform laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States. That provision was included by our Founding Fathers in reaction to the “debtor’s prisons” of colonial times, in which individuals could be imprisoned for their debts. Since the year 1800 this country has had formal bankruptcy laws for the benefit of U.S. residents. Our current bankruptcy code was adopted in 1978, providing a major overhaul of the bankruptcy system. New legislation took effect October 17, 2005 which substantially revised the Bankruptcy Code again. However, most people in financial distress can still file for bankruptcy protection. Please call us with your bankruptcy questions.
The Bankruptcy Code provides for a number of separate types of bankruptcy proceedings. See our discussion of Chapters 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. See our separate discussions on Bankruptcy Planning, Bankruptcy Litigation and Involuntary Bankruptcies.
Our firm also handles family law issues in bankruptcy court. Family law matters such as divorce awards and child support claims may become clams in bankruptcy when one spouse files for bankruptcy protection. Most claims arising out of a divorce proceeding cannot be discharged in Chapter 7. The rules are slightly different in Chapter 13. Our experience in financial matters and debtor / creditor issues assists us in analyzing our divorce client’s financial situation. Our office can guide you through this difficult process.
The Law Offices of David W. Langley, in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, handles civil lawsuits, including personal injury cases, products liability suits, auto accident cases, wrongful death and commercial litigation. We represent clients aggressively but with personal attention to the client’s needs.
We handle personal injury matters in the State and Federal courts of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties. We can help you obtain a prompt and fair result.
We handle civil and commercial lawsuits, including contract disputes and personal injury actions, contract preparation and formation of corporations, individual and corporate bankruptcy matters and creditors’ claims and collections in State Court and Bankruptcy Court. We would be happy to discuss your legal needs to see if we can be of any assistance.
We have extensive experience in State Court contract claims, Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act claims, partnership disputes and similar claims. We have also been handling Federal claims for 30 years, including diversity cases and Federal claims. The firm also handles bankruptcy litigation, preference claims and adversary proceedings and contested matters.