Bankruptcy Lawyer in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Bankruptcy Attorney John E. Dunlap Serves the Greater Tennessee Area

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Looking for a local bankruptcy lawyer near you? Attorney John E. Dunlap has served the greater Memphis, Tennessee area for more than 20 years as a bankruptcy attorney to help clients get a fresh financial start through bankruptcy law.

Debt can be overwhelming and ruin anyone’s quality of life — often through no fault of their own. Our experienced bankruptcy law firm may be able to help you recover your finances, discharge debts, and start with a plan to tackle your debt through bankruptcy.

Our bankruptcy law firm may be able to help you become debt free in as soon as 100 days by helping you tackle your debt through bankruptcy. We work with clients one-on-one to help them overcome debt and get a fresh start.

Not sure what type of bankruptcy filing you may be eligible for? Learn more about the different types of bankruptcies and how we may be able to help you.

Free Bankruptcy Consultation

We are committed to helping Tennesseans to recover from debt and start their lives again. To get started, we offer a free 20 minute consultation about your bankruptcy case. There is no cost to you for this free initial consultation. Contact us to get started recovering from debt today.

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Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney - John Dunlap

Attorney John Dunlap has helped thousands of clients in the greater Memphis area for the last twenty years

Bankruptcy lawyer John E. Dunlap is admitted to practice in the Eastern, Middle, and Western Federal District Courts in Tennessee, as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and The United States Supreme Court. As bankruptcy is primarily filed in federal court, Attorney Dunlap can help clients across the nation to file bankruptcy and has served clients with bankruptcy law services since 1989.

As a well respected and dedicated bankruptcy lawyer, Mr. Dunlap has also taught other lawyers in continuing education courses to help bring new financial life to more individuals suffering from debt.

The Law Offices of John E Dunlap provide a full range of bankruptcy legal services for clients across Tennessee and the Greater Memphis area, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 filing services, emergency bankruptcy services, and more. We understand that bankruptcy can be confusing — with our experienced bankruptcy law firm on your side, we may be able to help you tackle your debts in a way that suits your needs and life best.

How can I file for bankruptcy in Tennessee?

Our bankruptcy law firm helps clients file for bankruptcy in Tennessee, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Bankruptcy attorney John E. Dunlap has helped clients file for bankruptcy in Tennessee and federal courts for over 20 years and started practice bankruptcy law in 1988.

Filing for bankruptcy can be a complicated process with many different options, decisions, and paths to take. If you’re trying to get out of debt, bankruptcy is one of many options to consider—and within bankruptcy there are a number of different considerations to take into account. Working with a bankruptcy attorney can help make this process easier and may be able to help you make better decisions about your personal finances and financial future after bankruptcy.

The process for filing for bankruptcy in Tennessee is different for different types of bankruptcies.

We work with clients one-on-one to help them file for bankruptcy in Tennessee, which often includes the following process:

  • Assessing your financial situation
  • Helping you decide what type of bankruptcy to file
  • Guiding you to gather together the required documents
  • Filing your bankruptcy with the courts
  • Making a repayment plan or debt discharge plan, if required
  • Help you get through required financial counseling
  • Help you meet and negotiate with your bankruptcy trustee, creditors, and other parties involved

If you’re considering bankruptcy or are a ready to file, call us for your free 20 minute bankruptcy strategy session. We may be able to help you start your debt-free life and restore your quality of life in as little as 100 days.

What are the types of bankruptcies?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Services

Chapter 7 is by far the most common type of bankruptcy and is also known as straight bankruptcy. It is often used by people who don’t have the means to repay their debts except through asset liquidation. In 2016, over 490,000 people filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, making up around 62% of all bankruptcies filed that year. In many cases, debts can be discharged in 4 months from the date of filing a Chapter 7, according to the United States Courts.

We offer free 20 minute strategy session for new clients and can discuss how a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing may be able to help you. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

More about Chapter 7 Bankruptcies

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Client review

John handled my chapter 13 and he has to be the kindest and most caring attorney I have ever met. He truly wants to help and he’ll take the time to talk to you no matter what. At times I could tell he was really stressed, but he always smiled and never made me feel I was a bother. His staff is so sweet and always smiling and willing to help. Thank you so much for all you have done. It was a very difficult time for me and you and your staff made a tough situation a bit easier. It’s over now and again I want to say thank you and will not hesitate to refer my friends and family. God Bless you! - Mary Lowe

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Services

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is also called the wage earner’s plan is the type of bankruptcy that is often used by individuals who can pay their debts, in part or in whole. Chapter 13 debts can be discharged after the repayment plans are paid off, which often takes 3 to 5 years. Unlike Chapter 7 bankruptcy that discharges debts through liquidation of assets, Chapter 13 designs a payment plan based on individual finances.

We offer free 20 minute strategy session for new clients and can discuss how a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing may be able to help you. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

Client review

A friend recommended him to me in my darkest hours. I can go to him at any time during his office hours. I appreciate the concern that he has put forth and made my life a lot brighter. He has been the best solution for me. - Anthony Rogers

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Services

Chapter 11 bankruptcies are often referred to as reorganization bankruptcies and are most commonly used for businesses and partnerships facing debts. If you’re a business owner with debts, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy may be your best option to get your business back on track.

We work with clients to help them file for Chapter 11 bankruptcies and offer a free 20 minute strategy session to new clients. Call us today to discuss your options for filing bankruptcy as a business.

More about Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

To learn more about Chapter 11 bankruptcy, we’ve created a number of resources.

Client review

It’s a pleasure to write this review on behalf of Attorney John Dunlap and his staff (Hi Linn)! I am grateful for the re-organizing of our business and working with this firm over the past year. It has helped us with the peace of mind and the resilience needed to persevere in what was a difficult part of having to scale back so quickly in our business. They understand what it means to care about their clients and the pains they experience. I will definitely refer the Law Office of John Dunlap, PC….Kudos! - Phyllis Brown

Is Bankruptcy Right For Me?

The answer to whether bankruptcy is right for your finances is different for every person. Consulting with an experienced bankruptcy attorney is often a step in the right direction that may help you make your decisions about filing for bankruptcy.

In Tennessee, many of our clients face the choice between filing for bankruptcy or trying alternatives to bankruptcy. While in some cases alternatives help resolve debts, bankruptcy is often the only solution to get finances back in order and start a new life after bankruptcy.

If you’re considering bankruptcy as a way to get out of debt, speaking with an experienced bankruptcy attorney may be able to help you decide the best type of bankruptcy for you and guide you through the process of filing for bankruptcy in Tennessee.

Above all, we treat our clients with respect to help them assess if bankruptcy is right for them. Call us today for your free 20 minute strategy session to learn how we may be able help you get out of debt.

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