Can I File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Florida if I am Currently Unemployed?

I recently had a client ask me the following question:  Does it matter if you are working or not if you want to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy?  In his case my client was unemployed, for an extended period of time, and he wasn’t sure if you could file for bankruptcy while unemployed.   The answer to his question is YES, your current employment status has no bearing on whether or not you can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida.  Furthermore if you are receiving any unemployment checks from the government, the filing of the bankruptcy will not affect those payments.

If you are thinking of filing for Chapter in South Florida and would like to speak with a bankruptcy attorney then contact Ofer Shmucher at Shmucher Law, PL by calling 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559.  We offer free consultations in any of our office locations including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation and Sunrise Florida.

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