A lot of clients that I see in my Miami or Fort Lauderdale office are not US Citizens but rather aliens, here on a work visa, or permanent residents. Those clients always ask the same question: “How will filing for bankruptcy in Florida affect my immigration status.” The filing of a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Florida will not have any affect on your immigration status. Immigrants seeking permanent residence or citizenship cannot be discriminated against for filing bankruptcy. Another question my immigrant clients ask me is if they are even eligible to file for bankruptcy, and the answer is generally yes. Immigrant clients seeking to file bankruptcy will still be afforded all the rights as any other person looking to file bankruptcy and will likely to be able to discharge any credit card debt, medical bills, wage garnishments, judgments, or deficiency judgments they have against them.
If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy and would like to speak with a bankruptcy attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton then please contact Ofer Shmucher at Shmucher Law, PL to schedule your free initial consultation in any of our five office locations.