The difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic and a changing economy are still affecting all American citizens, and those effects come with significant financial struggles for many. The initial boost of stimulus checks, federal additions to state unemployment benefits, and room for accommodation on debt payments helped many stay out of bankruptcy throughout much of 2020. Without those benefits, pressure for unemployed households, business owners, and even those with steady incomes is projected to create a surge in bankruptcies in 2021.
While it’s possible to file for bankruptcy relief without legal protection and guidance, it’s always beneficial to take advantage of the skills and expertise of a bankruptcy attorney. With Behm Law Group, Ltd., you can expect comprehensive protection and expert advice with a Behm bankruptcy attorney in Worthington, MN and the surrounding areas.
Behm Law Group, Ltd. is the only law firm in south central and southwestern Minnesota practicing in bankruptcy cases exclusively. Behm bankruptcy attorneys will work with you from the start to the finish of your case, guiding you through the highly nuanced bankruptcy legal process. We work with individual consumers, business owners, and family farmers filing for Chapter 7, Chapter 13, or Chapter 12 bankruptcy.
Filing for bankruptcy, even when there isn’t a global pandemic going on, can be difficult. The bankruptcy code can be complicated and the process of filing is nuanced, requiring filers to meet strict specifications and requirements. If you’re thinking about filing for bankruptcy relief, it’s highly recommended that you seek out the advice of a trained bankruptcy attorney.
This coming year, however, might make the bankruptcy process even more difficult and intricate due to added laws regarding COVID-19 and care packages. The question of how different incomes are treated in any bankruptcy will involve additional income sources established in response to the coronavirus, such as potential future stimulus checks and additional state and federal unemployment income.
Household conditions directly impacted by the pandemic will also be taken into consideration when a bankruptcy case is filed. This may include how medical debts are treated or whether filers’ health conditions caused by COVID-19 infections could be handled as a disability or as an undue hardship.
With 2021 starting a new presidential term as well, it’s difficult to predict how bankruptcy law might change in the near future. The slightest changes could affect how a case is handled and may even prevent a filer from qualifying for bankruptcy relief. At Behm Law Group, Ltd., we expect 2021 to have extremely high bankruptcy rates and we expect that there may be many changes to the bankruptcy code, making it more crucial than ever to seek the help of an experienced bankruptcy attorney.
To learn more about our services as a law firm and to locate an experienced bankruptcy attorney in Worthington, MN, contact Behm Law Group, Ltd. today at (507) 387-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.