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Obviously, the decision to file for bankruptcy is a serious choice. Bankruptcy may not be for everyone. It is a remedy that may affect your credit and may affect your ability to use the bankruptcy code at a future time. The decision of when to file bankruptcy is also crucial and dependent on your individual circumstances. Therefore, be sure to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of bankruptcy with any professional whom you are considering to represent you. In some circumstances, bankruptcy can be a useful tool to stop a foreclosure and allow a homeowner several more months to refinance or sell a house.
Pursuant to a recent Act of Congress, attorneys at law may be considered federally designated debt relief agents and are supposed to give notice of this in our correspondence. We fought this law because it tries to restrict the advice an attorney can give a client. The bad news is - we lost. The U.S. Supreme Court has held in the Milavetz case that Congress can make us into debt relief agents. As a law firm, The Law Office of Marvin Wolf assists people with finding solutions to their debt problems, including, where appropriate, assisting them with filing bankruptcy.
Effective October 17, 2005
Marvin Wolf, Esq. is a federally- designated Debt Relief Agent pursuant to Title 11 of the U.S. Code (Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005). As an attorney, he helps debtors file for bankruptcy relief.