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​​​​​​Portland Bankruptcy Attorneys

Helping Our Clients Create a Fresh Start

Sometimes debts become more than we can handle, and we need help dealing with them in order to get back on our feet. Levine Law Center understands the difficulty of financial struggles and is here to help. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy law and will guide you on the road ahead of you.

To speak to one of our bankruptcy attorneys, call our office today at (503) 433-8340.

The best course of action will vary from person to person. For this reason, it is important to consult with one of our attorneys before you begin to file for bankruptcy. We will listen to your situation, recommend a course of action, and guide you toward what can work best for your situation.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

This type of bankruptcy allows you to clear yourself of most debts and start again with a fresh slate. Chapter 7 allows you to collect your assets, liquidate them, and pay off your debts with the proceeds. Some debts are exempt, which means they cannot be liquidated.

Debts that cannot be liquidated include:

  • child support arrangements
  • spousal support arrangements
  • fraudulent debts
  • certain taxes
  • student loans

Generally, secured debts such as your mortgage and car payments will not be liquidated, and you will be able to keep these items. However, in order to secure these debts, you must create and sign a Reaffirmation Agreement. This legal document states that you cannot go bankrupt due to these items for at least 8 years after you complete your current bankruptcy.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

This type of bankruptcy allows you to create a 3 to 5-year repayment, depending on what will work best for your financial situation.

You can use this legal action to:

  • prevent a foreclosure on your home
  • prevent repossession of your car
  • pay back taxes
  • prohibit interest from accruing on your debts

If you make payments on time until the end of the payment period, then all of your remaining dischargeable debts will be released.

To file this type of bankruptcy, you must have a regular income and have little disposable income to apply to your repayment plan.

Let Our Portland Bankruptcy Lawyers Help You

At Levine Law Center, our lawyers are knowledgeable in all aspects of law and offer compassionate guidance. We will work closely with you to develop a bankruptcy strategy that will work best for your situation.

Contact our firm online or call us at (503) 433-8340 to schedule your consultation.

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  • Flexible Payment Options

    Everyone deserves quality, legal representation. We make it as easy as possible to get you access to a reputable and qualified attorney.

  • Team Oriented Approach

    When you work with us you're not just a number; we work as a team to ensure your success. 

  • Conveniently Located

    We are conveniently located off of I-205 for our clients in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, and our attorneys will come out to meet clients that live in Washington and Yamhill Counties.

  • Not Your Typical Family Law Firm

    Our priority is your outcome. We take a personalized approach to ensuring your success.

The Levine Law Center Team

We're aggressive, approachable, and well-respected in our legal community.
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    Andrew Levine

    Founding Attorney

    Andrew created the Levine Law Center to serve the needs of his community. He previously worked on behalf of insurance carriers and employers, but soon realized that regular, hard-working people were getting taken advantage of. Andrew wanted nothing to do with that, and switched sides. Ever since, Andrew has been a champion for the worker and the great people of his community. Andrew has a reputation for his aggressive and tenacious advocacy of his clients. Knowing that his clients and their ...
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    Anthony Stuart

    Attorney

    Anthony Stuart joined the Levine Law Center team in 2019 and is admitted to practice law in Oregon and Florida (presently inactive). He started his legal career in Florida and first started practicing family law alongside a complex business and family immigration law practice. After moving to Oregon in 2015, Anthony established a new law practice dedicated to working with small to medium-sized enterprises on regulatory matters, governmental affairs, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate ...
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    Joseph Katz

    Attorney

    Joseph Katz joined the Levine Law Center team in 2020. In 2012, he began practicing medical malpractice law in New York but moved back to Oregon in 2014 while maintaining a civil litigation and business path. He approaches each client compassionately according to their own needs while zeroing in on clear goals and objectives. Joseph spent significant time in Israel and enjoys running (he ran the New York City Marathon in 2013) and biking the great outdoors with his wife and two young children.
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    Jennifer L. Peckham

    Attorney

    Jennifer is a highly experienced family law attorney, having handled hundreds of cases since becoming licensed in 2009. While divorce and custody cases are common in her practice, Jennifer has also handled relocations, child support and spousal support modifications, dissolutions of domestic partnerships and restraining order cases. Using her Master’s in Education on top of her legal training, Jennifer leverages her experience as an educator to help convey her clients’ narratives. Jennifer is a ...
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