Bankruptcy counsel recommendation in NYC
November 5, 2013 7:54 PM   Subscribe

I am filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in New York City. Can anyone recommend a low-cost bankruptcy lawyer or other legal resource, since money is (obviously) limited?

My case is pretty straightforward. I want to keep my apartment - I have two years left on my lease and I am current on my rent. My apartment is not rent-controlled or stabilized. My lease also contains a bankruptcy clause, which I'm not sure is enforceable. The information I've found about affirming my lease and what I have to disclose to my landlord about my bankruptcy is contradictory and seems to vary widely by location, so this is where I need outside legal help. Thanks!
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (3 answers total)
You're not trying to discharge a debt for unpaid rent on your current apartment are you?
posted by jayder at 8:33 PM on November 5, 2013

If you call 311 you can ask for the Financial Empowerment Center. Its a government run program that does free credit counseling they might be able to point you in the direction of other free or low cost programs.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 4:02 AM on November 6, 2013

Bankruptcy lawyers don't compete on price. Everybody charges the same. The fee is added to your repayment plan so you don't have to pay anything up front.
posted by Gringos Without Borders at 11:48 AM on November 6, 2013

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