Relief From Debt
Relief From Creditors
Simon Fitzgerald LLC is Louisiana’s oldest bankruptcy law firm. Bankruptcy is all that we do. We represent individuals and small businesses in bankruptcy. We are committed to assisting our clients in making informed decisions to resolve financial problems. Our bankruptcy attorneys represent clients in almost every part of Louisiana with offices in Shreveport (Also serving the Monroe area), Alexandria, and Lafayette (Also serving the Lake Charles area).
Bankruptcy can provide an opportunity to get a fresh start and end the constant stress of financial problems. We understand that filing for bankruptcy is a big step, and you probably have many questions and fears.
Free Consultations, Always
At Simon Fitzgerald LLC, we know that you would pay your debts if you could, and have mixed feelings about bankruptcy. Our experienced bankruptcy lawyers will walk you through the process, address your concerns and guide you to the debt solution that makes the best sense for you and your family. The consultation with one of our experienced bankruptcy attorneys is always FREE.Book Your Consultation!
Chapter 13 — No Upfront Fee
In most cases, we do not require you to pay the fees in advance because the fee and expenses are included in the monthly payments made to the Chapter 13 trustee. Court costs are normally paid prior to filing.More on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
It costs nothing to talk with our bankruptcy attorneys.
Call or contact one of our offices to schedule a free, confidential appointment with one of our six experienced bankruptcy attorneys. You will be treated with respect. We will provide you with a free credit report and we will explain your options in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 so that you can decide what is best for you.Book Your Consultation!
What Our Clients Are Saying
“I always felt in touch with the personnel at Simon Fitzgerald throughout our numerous communications. They took over from day one and provided the confidence I needed for believing that everything would work out, and it did.”
“The staff is so helpful they sit down with you and help you make the best decision. I am debt free and have them to thank for it. I highly recommend Simon Fitzgerald.”
“The whole office makes you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. They made you feel important through the whole bankruptcy process. The entire law group was awesome!”
“Very helpful and straight to the point! Recommend them to everyone going through a hard time.”
“Went above and beyond for me. They returned every email, answered every phone call, and were a pleasure to work with!”
“If anyone is looking or thinking about bankruptcy they should be your first call. They were very helpful throughout the entire process and their friendly staff is always there to answer any questions you might have.”
“If you are in need of a no-hassle, professional group of lawyers that can offer you financial freedom, SIMON FITZGERALD LLC will be the most valuable law firm that you could conduct your financial needs with. They truly get the job done!!!”
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Liquidation of Debt
Chapter 7, also known as liquidation bankruptcy or liquidation, in most cases, allows you to eliminate unsecured debts such as credit card debt, medical bills, and money judgments. Not all debts are eliminated, but by eliminating thousands — even tens of thousands — of eligible debt you should be able to get back on financial track. Chapter 7 can also discharge your personal liability on secured debt.
Filing for Chapter 7 forces creditors to stop collection actions and harassing phone calls. In most cases, you will have to continue to pay secured creditors to retain the collateral.Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Discharging Your Debt
If you have regular income but can’t afford to pay all your creditors, Chapter 13 bankruptcy puts foreclosure, repossessions, and debt collections on hold to provide breathing room, and allows you to pay only that portion of your unsecured debts you can afford over time. Most Chapter 13 cases do not pay all unsecured debt and some cases pay nothing to unsecured creditors. With exceptions, those debts not paid in a Chapter 13 plan are discharged.
We have helped thousands of individuals and families find relief from debt and from creditors. We offer a FREE consultation with no upfront attorney fees.Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Free Resources for You
As bankruptcy specialists with a deep passion for our Louisiana roots, we want the best for everyone in our state, and sometimes that means starting over.
Check out our guides for free advice on what to do in your situation.View Guides
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