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Sometimes the unexpected happens — such as a lost job, a serious injury or a divorce. When a difficult situation results in mounting bills, Marrell J. McNeal Attorney at Law, PC, can provide the solutions you need. Mr. McNeal has over 40 years of experience helping clients with all issues related to their debts, including:

  • Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure defense
  • Repossession
  • Debt collection harassment
  • Creditor negotiations
  • Credit card debt
  • Garnishment
  • Stopping judgments
  • Debt management
  • Short sales
  • Payday loans
  • Title loans

We Are Committed To The Community

Marrell J. McNeal Attorney at Law, PC, is a local law firm with substantial ties to the East Alabama community. Marrell McNeal earned his undergraduate, law, and Master of Laws degrees from Alabama schools and founded his practice in East Alabama with the goal of providing his community with exceptional professional legal representation. We are tuned in to local issues that affect East Alabama and understand how changes in the local economy impact our neighbors. Our law firm combines the personalized attention of a boutique law firm with the extensive resources of a large law firm.

What To Expect From Your Free Bankruptcy Consultation

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As an experienced attorney, I will provide you with a thorough analysis of your situation. I will meticulously review your income, debts, other obligations and objectives to determine the best approach to your case. I consider the effects of bankruptcy on your future credit, home and family when we develop debt management strategies. I will clearly explain your debt relief options such as debt consolidation, reduced payments or interest on loans and assertively negotiate with creditors for a beneficial settlement if needed. When it is in your best interest, we will help you pursue bankruptcy. I always work with efficiency and determination to achieve your objectives. I will emphasize precise, prompt actions until your problems are successfully resolved.

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If you need experienced legal representation, call (334) 745-7033 or contact Marrell J. McNeal Attorney at Law, PC, online to schedule an appointment today. Your initial consultation is free for personal injury, accidents, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Bankruptcy FAQs

The length of your bankruptcy case will depend upon which chapter you file. Typically, our firm can prepare a bankruptcy petition within one day once we have all of the information necessary from our client. Meetings with creditors take place approximately four to six weeks after the petition is filed. In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one can expect a discharge of debts approximately 60 days after meeting with creditors. In Chapter 13, a case is usually confirmed approximately four weeks after the meeting, with repayment plans lasting up to five years. A debtor does not get a discharge until all payments are paid to the trustee.

In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the attorney fee and filing fee must be paid upfront. These fees are calculated based on the complexity of your case and should be discussed with your attorney. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a total of $75 is paid upfront and the remaining attorney fees are included in your repayment plan and are paid by way of the bankruptcy trustee.

Once a bankruptcy petition is filed, an automatic stay is ordered, which prevents creditors from taking action against a debtor. Creditors may not contact debtors, garnish wages, repossess property, foreclose on mortgages, etc.

In most cases, debtors are able to keep most, if not all, of their property. Bankruptcy exemptions provide a means to protect certain kinds of property and amounts of financial assets. Retirement accounts are also typically exempt, so it is important that you do not drain these accounts in an effort to pay creditors.

Qualifications for bankruptcy start with a means test which assesses income and assets to determine which, if any, chapter of bankruptcy is right for you. Work with your attorney to determine eligibility.

If you are feeling financial pressure, you should contact us. There is no cost for the consultation. Many people who end up filing are behind on credit card payments, have had wages garnished, have a house in foreclosure and otherwise do not see a way to meet their debt obligations. Let us help.

By the time someone files for bankruptcy, they are often already finding it difficult to secure a loan. Repairing your credit after bankruptcy can take some time, but it is possible. If you take the right steps, you could end up securing the loan you need within two to four years.

If your debts are being reorganized into a payment plan through Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your mortgage should remain in good standing (assuming you continue to make the mortgage payments outlined in that plan).

Bankruptcy will likely lower your credit score. For many people, however, they are already struggling with credit challenges. Bankruptcy can wipe the slate clean so you can begin to rebuild that score.

A completed Chapter 13 stays on your credit report for seven years. Chapter 7 stays on your credit report for 10 years. Filing bankruptcy will lower your credit score overall, but also provides a great starting point for rebuilding your credit.

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Schedule a free consultation with Mr. McNeal. He can assist you in all aspects of debt relief.

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