As a Miami Bankruptcy Law Firm we see numerous clients who are currently in the process of applying for their visa, green card, or may other types of immigration options. Those clients are always concerned about how filing for bankruptcy will affect their immigration status.
The Federal Bankruptcy Code states that , “…only a person that resides or has a domicile, a place of business, or property in the United States, or a municipality, may be a debtor under this title” [11 U.S.C. Section 109(a)]. The term “person” describes any individual, partnership, and corporation… [11 U.S.C. Section 101(a) (41)]. Therefore, there is no necessity of citizenship in the bankruptcy code.
Immigrants should understand that the filing of a bankruptcy in Florida, whether Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13, will not affect your immigration status in anyway.
Shmucher Law, PL can help clients who are in the process of seeking a visa or a green card successfully file for bankruptcy in South Florida.
Contact Shmucher Law, PL if you have questions regarding immigration and bankruptcy and you would like to schedule a free consultation to determine if bankruptcy is an option for you. Shmucher Law, PL can be reached by calling either 305.741.5553 or 954.309.5559.
Shmucher Law, PL, a bankruptcy law firm, represents debtors, creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy matters throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.