WELCOME to the website of Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP, bankruptcy attorneys serving the greater metropolitan Portland, Oregon area for over 30 years. Here you will find information of interest on issues of bankruptcy law for both consumers and businesses. If you want to find a bankruptcy attorney, we have provided information about our firm and topics you might consider in your search to find an Oregon bankruptcy attorney.
Below are some of the features of our website that we feel you should be sure to utilize:
We understand emergencies happen. If you believe you need to see a bankruptcy attorney in Portland Oregon right away due to an emergency-such as a foreclosure, wage garnishment, tax levy or a lawsuit-ask us for a “same day” appointment. Usually, you will be able to meet with one of our bankruptcy attorneys on the same day or the next day if your circumstances require a prompt meeting. Just call (503) 241 4869.
Effective July 1, 2013, Oregon Debtors can now use Federal Bankruptcy exemptions. In many cases, the Federal Exemptions will provide greater protection for a Debtor’s property than will the Oregon State Exemptions.
In this section you will find a list of the factors we believe are important when choosing a bankruptcy attorney. Although it may not be hard to find a bankruptcy attorney, this page will help you decide if the bankruptcy attorney you find is the right one for you.
You may not know if you need a bankruptcy attorney. We have designed our Free Bankruptcy Snapshot to be a tool for persons considering filing bankruptcy. The form, which provides us with basic information about you, can be completed in less than 5 to 10 minutes. We will evaluate the form when we receive it, at no cost or obligation to you, and let you know if we think you are a candidate for bankruptcy. The Free Bankruptcy Snapshot is a very effective tool for you to get a quick evaluation of your situation. We highly recommend that you fill it out if you are considering filing bankruptcy.
While this section is available for clients only, we want to call your attention to some of the features that will be available to you if you become a client of Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP. The availability of these features is a factor you may want to consider in your search to find a bankruptcy lawyer. In our Client Section, you will find the following:
Have you ever wondered how long it would take you to pay off your credit cards if you continue at your current pace? Just put your information into our Credit Card Payoff Calculator and the calculator will automatically tell you how long it will take you to pay off your total credit card debt. If you want to know how much your monthly payment would be if you set a goal of paying your credit cards off in a specified number of years, just fill in your target payoff date (say, five years) and our calculator will tell you the estimated amount of your monthly payment. Of course, the numbers are estimates only and will vary depending on the average interest rates of your credit cards.
In this section, we outline many of the questions asked by persons facing foreclosure. More importantly, we point out some of the common mistakes made by persons facing foreclosure so that you can avoid them.