Bankruptcy Basics: A Primer for Non-Lawyers

Feb 10, 2021


Welcome to Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC, your trusted partner for impeccable consulting and analytical services in the field of bankruptcy law. In this comprehensive guide, we aim to provide you with an in-depth understanding of bankruptcy basics. Whether you are a business or an individual seeking financial relief, our team is here to help.

Understanding Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal process designed to assist individuals and businesses overwhelmed by debt. It offers a fresh start by reorganizing debts or liquidating assets to satisfy creditors. Our team of experts at Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC understands the complexities of bankruptcy and can guide you through the entire process, ensuring a smooth and efficient resolution to your financial challenges.

The Types of Bankruptcy

There are several types of bankruptcy, each serving a specific purpose. The most common bankruptcy chapters include:

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as liquidation bankruptcy, involves the sale of non-exempt assets to repay creditors. Individuals, partnerships, and corporations can file for chapter 7 bankruptcy, providing a fresh start by eliminating most debts.

Chapter 13

Chapter 13 bankruptcy, also known as reorganization bankruptcy, allows individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts over a period of time (usually 3-5 years). This chapter aims to help debtors keep their assets while making affordable monthly payments.

Chapter 11

Chapter 11 bankruptcy primarily caters to businesses and corporations. It involves reorganizing debts and developing a plan to keep the business functioning while repaying creditors. Chapter 11 bankruptcy provides an opportunity for businesses to restructure and emerge stronger.

The Bankruptcy Process

The bankruptcy process can be complex and overwhelming. Our team of experts at Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC will be with you every step of the way, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the process. Here's a simplified breakdown of the general bankruptcy process:

1. Preparing and Filing the Bankruptcy Petition

To initiate the bankruptcy process, we will assist you in preparing and filing the necessary paperwork, including the bankruptcy petition, schedules, and statements.

2. Automatic Stay

Once your bankruptcy petition is filed, an automatic stay goes into effect, providing you with immediate relief from creditor actions, such as collection calls and wage garnishments.

3. Meeting of Creditors

A meeting of creditors, also known as a 341 meeting, is held to give creditors an opportunity to ask questions about your bankruptcy case. Our team will ensure you are well-prepared for this meeting.

4. Develop a Repayment or Reorganization Plan

Depending on the bankruptcy chapter, we will work with you to develop a repayment plan or a reorganization plan that suits your specific financial situation. We will negotiate with creditors on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.

5. Discharge of Debts

Upon successful completion of your repayment plan or the liquidation of non-exempt assets, you will receive a discharge of your debts. This allows you to move forward with a clean financial slate.

Why Choose Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC?

When it comes to navigating the complexities of bankruptcy law, Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC stands out as a reliable partner. Here's why you should choose our services:


Our team comprises highly skilled and experienced professionals who specialize in bankruptcy law. We have a deep understanding of the legal framework and keep up with the latest changes to provide you with the most accurate and reliable guidance.

Personalized Approach

At Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC, we believe in providing personalized attention to each client. We take the time to understand your unique financial circumstances and develop tailored strategies to ensure the best possible outcome.

Attention to Detail

We leave no stone unturned when it comes to your bankruptcy case. Our meticulous approach ensures that all necessary documentation is accurately prepared and filed. We work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests throughout the process.

Proven Track Record

With a proven track record of successful bankruptcy cases, Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC has built a strong reputation in the industry. Our satisfied clients are a testament to our expertise and commitment to achieving positive results.

Contact Us Today

If you are considering bankruptcy as a means to financial stability, Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC is here to guide you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a fresh start.

About Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC

Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC is a leading consulting and analytical services provider in the field of bankruptcy law. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we have helped numerous individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of bankruptcy and achieve a favorable outcome.

Our Services

  • Bankruptcy Consulting
  • Reorganization Planning
  • Debt Negotiation
  • Asset Liquidation
  • Creditor Communication and Negotiation

Business and Consumer Services - Consulting & Analytical services

At Jacques H Geisenberger, Jr PC, we are committed to providing top-notch consulting and analytical services to both businesses and consumers. Our expertise extends to various fields, including bankruptcy law, ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality advice and support.


While the information provided on this website aims to give a comprehensive overview of bankruptcy basics, it should not be considered legal advice. Each individual situation may require a customized approach. We recommend consulting with a qualified bankruptcy attorney for personalized guidance.

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