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Getting The Debt Relief You Need

At the Law Offices of Buddy D. Ford, P.A., we provide debt relief with dignity. We don’t view bankruptcy as a failure. Instead, it is a tool that levels the playing field between citizens and creditors.

Located in Tampa, our law firm helps individuals and businesses throughout Florida get a fresh start through Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

We Handle All Bankruptcy-Related Issues

There are countless reasons you may be struggling to make ends meet. Layoffs, the downturn in the economy, illness – the list goes on and on. No matter what the reason for your financial struggles, we can help with all bankruptcy-related issues, including those involving:

Divorce and bankruptcy: When married, couples often have enough to support one household. When that household is split in two, many people find themselves struggling to make ends meet. If a divorce has plunged you into debt, we can help explore your bankruptcy options.

IRS and bankruptcy: When encountering difficult financial times, some people may opt to reduce their withholdings in order to meet their financial obligations. When tax season comes around, they may not have enough left over to pay what the IRS demands, which can result in late fees and other penalties that only serve to worsen your debt situation. It may be possible to reduce or eliminate outstanding federal tax obligations through bankruptcy.

Business owners and bankruptcy: If your business has fallen on hard times, we can help explore your options. It may be possible to keep your doors open by pursuing a bankruptcy reorganization, or you can protect yourself from creditors through other means. We will help determine the best path forward for your company.

Keeping property through bankruptcy: Filing for bankruptcy does not mean you will lose everything you own. Certain property may be exempt from creditors. Bankruptcy is a tool that is designed to help you get a handle on overwhelming debt, not to take away your possessions.

Individual bankruptcy: Depending on your situation, we can explore your personal bankruptcy options, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11 and other alternatives to bankruptcy which can help provide you with the fresh financial start you need.

How To Know If Bankruptcy Is Right For You

Many people are unsure whether to file for bankruptcy, and if so, which chapter is right for them. At the Law Offices of Buddy D. Ford, P.A., our lawyers will take the time to sit down with you and discuss your financial situation face to face. We will review your debt relief options, debunk common bankruptcy myths, answer your bankruptcy questions, provide you with the benefits that come with hiring a bankruptcy attorney, and  ultimately help you select the path that is right for you.

You Have Questions, We Have Answers. Contact Us Today.

For more information about bankruptcy and our services, call our firm today at 813-302-1258 or 866-596-9247 or complete our online intake form.

We are a debt relief agency. We help businesses and individuals file for debt relief under the Bankruptcy Code.