According to the Statesman, the bankruptcy case filed by Nadya Suleman, the woman who gained pop culture status as the “Octomom” was thrown out by the judge after she failed to file paperwork in a timely fashion. She had filed for bankruptcy protection under chapter 7, which would have resulted in a court-appointed trustee liquidating her non-exempt assets, followed by a court-order of discharge of most of her remaining debt. She has estimated that she is unable to pay about $1 million in debt. After the end of her reality-based television show, Ms. Suleman is unemployed, and has struggled with the debt that she accumulated during her period of fame.
Have you considered filing for bankruptcy under chapter 7? Speak with an experienced Austin bankruptcy attorney right away to discuss your options.
Over 5,600 people filed for individual Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in the Western district of Texas in 2011, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy court. The hope of each of those people is to gain traction on their debts, and get control of their financial future. Sometimes, people feel that they can save some money by not hiring a lawyer to help them with their bankruptcy filing, but the fact is, filing for bankruptcy is extremely complex, and the court system gives hard deadlines that must be met. Failing to get paperwork filed timely, not filing correctly, or making mistakes on your paperwork can all be grounds for dismissal of your case. If this happens, you will not receive the relief you were seeking, and you may need to wait some time before you can attempt to file again. In the end, there are many reasons to hire a qualified Austin bankruptcy attorney, whose role is to understand the law, and to make sure that you get the best possible outcome from your bankruptcy filing.
If you are considering bankruptcy protection, speak with a dedicated Austin bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible. Brian Daniel has helped countless people file for chapter 7 bankruptcy to get their debt under control and move on with their lives. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Brian at The Daniel Law Firm at (512)615-3569.