Asset Protection

Council Bluffs Bankruptcy Attorneys On Your Side

Do not let embarrassment prevent you from getting the help you need. The bankruptcy lawyers at Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP are on your side. Our bankruptcy attorneys are skilled at covering a wide spectrum of debt relief options for consumers and businesses, from individual financial counseling and negotiating settlements with creditors to very complex commercial bankruptcies.

Even under the new laws, filing for bankruptcy can still stop creditor harassment, collection actions and wage garnishment. In most situations, you will still be able to keep your house and motor vehicles.

Types of bankruptcy law we practice

  • Bankruptcy for consumers
  • Bankruptcy for small businesses, business owners, farms and farmers

Iowa bankruptcy attorneys skilled at helping distressed debtors preserve assets

We can help you review your options with asset protection as a priority. We can help you discover bankruptcy alternatives or file bankruptcy if that is your best option. Depending on your particular circumstances, one of the following may be most appropriate

  • Chapter 7 as debt relief: Often called discharge or liquidation bankruptcy, Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a powerful tool for achieving a fresh start. In some cases, a business must liquidate assets, but through use of applicable exemption laws, you may be able to retain many assets. We understand this is an important goal for many of our clients.
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy for business reorganization: Through the Chapter 11 reorganization process, many businesses can retain assets and continue operations.
  • Chapter 12 as debt relief for farms and farmers: Protecting assets is critical for most farmers and other debtors filing bankruptcy. Our attorneys are skilled at helping clients maximize debt relief potential while minimizing loss of assets while they take advantage of the legal remedies that bankruptcy offers.
  • Chapter 13 debt reorganization and repayment for consumers: Wage earners with significant home equity or other valuable assets often turn to Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Over three to five years, these bankruptcy filers are able to keep their homes, pay off mortgage arrearages, pay off secured debts and deal with unsecured consumer debts. Keeping assets and keeping finances under control are important benefits of this type of bankruptcy.

Creditor representation

At our law firm, we also work hard to protect the rights of creditors. Our lawyers can help ensure that you, the creditor, protect your assets and interests to the fullest extent of the law. We can advise and direct you in your efforts to retain rights to demand payment, to recover property, to challenge bankruptcy filings in court, to levy bank accounts or garnish wages or to initiate bankruptcy against a debtor, although involuntary.

Services from skilled bankruptcy litigators

The principal bankruptcy attorneys at Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP are Charles L. Smith and Nicole Hughes Skilled at negotiation, our bankruptcy litigators represent both individual debtors and creditors. We are also a debt relief agency, and our attorneys advise in debt settlement workouts and handle foreclosure and repossession work.

We strive to bring you friendly, professional and compassionate legal representation. Contact us and let us know how we can help you or your business resolve your financial issues.