Mitchell Law Offices Blog

What to Know about Auto Repossession in New Jersey

Auto repossession can be an ugly business, not least because people in debt often desperately need the car they can't pay off to find employment that would help them pay it off. If that's your situation here in Northern or Central New Jersey, Bankruptcy Attorney Douglas Mitchell can help.

Current Limits to Wage Garnishment in New Jersey

The good news for New Jersey debtors is that our state's wage garnishment limits are stricter than those set by federal law. Here, creditors can garnish only the lesser of the limits imposed, whether they're the fed's or the state's.

More New Jersey Bankruptcy Basics

In plain terms, personal bankruptcy is a legal tool used to provide relief to people who can't meet their financial obligations. It's a way for them to wipe the proverbial slate clean of debt and start fresh ... or gain some breathing room to repay their debts.

Bankruptcy Basics for Northern and Central New Jersey Residents

Not everyone is eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The reason for this is to keep high earners from filing Chapter 7, and to limit Chapter 7 filings to those who truly cannot pay their debts. Those with a high disposable income may, however, be eligible to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

New Jersey Debtors' Rights and the Bankruptcy Attorney to Call

At the end of the day, a debt is just an agreement to pay a certain amount of money to someone at a certain time for certain goods or services rendered. When you can't repay a debt, however, that agreement can become mighty disagreeable ... if not downright unbearable.

How to Hire an Out-of-State Lawyer

There are all sorts of reasons why someone might find it necessary to retain the services of a lawyer in some state besides the state where they've located their primary business or they themselves call home.