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Facing financial uncertainty in Iowa City? Our compassionate bankruptcy attorneys are here to guide you through the complexities of bankruptcy, offering a beacon of hope and a clear path to financial stability. Discover how we can assist you in securing a fresh start and the peace of mind you deserve.
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About Bankruptcy Attorney Iowa City:

How can our Bankruptcy Attorney Iowa City help you?

Iowa Bankruptcy Options

Bankruptcy is a big deal and a way out for those drowning in debt. Our law firm and bankruptcy attorneys are here to guide you through the process. Whether you’re looking at Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Iowa, we can help you navigate the bankruptcy code and bankruptcy cases.

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Iowa: Discharge of certain debts without payment. Great for those with limited assets and lower income. Immediate relief from creditor action through automatic stay.
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Iowa: For those with regular income. A 3-5 year payment plan. Reorganize debt while keeping most assets.

A Client’s Journey Through Bankruptcy

Meet John, an Iowa City resident for many years whose small business was hit hard by an economic downturn and needed debt relief. Overwhelmed with credit card debt, medical bills and mortgage payments, John felt trapped and alone, afraid of losing everything he had worked so hard for.

John’s turning point came when he came to our bankruptcy lawyers for advice, he was unsure of how to navigate the bankruptcy process. After a thorough consultation we determined he needed bankruptcy filing; specifically Chapter 13, that was the best path for him given his steady income and desire to protect his home and business. We walked John through every step of the bankruptcy process from filing the paperwork to the repayment plan process, so he understood everything and felt supported every step of the way.

This wasn’t just about getting out of debt; it was about restoring John’s hope, getting rid of debt problems, stopping creditor harassment and feeling confident in his future throughout the whole process. Today John is back on his feet running his business with a new sense of purpose and financial stability.

What’s Next

Bankruptcy and filing bankruptcy can seem scary but with the right team by your side it can be a smart step towards getting back in control of your finances. Our approach is based on empathy and understanding, we know how heavy the emotional and financial burden of your decision is. Whether you’re looking at Chapter 7 for quick discharge of debts or Chapter 13 to reorganize and pay over time, we can help illuminate your path to a brighter financial future.

Why Choose Us?

Benefits of a Comprehensive Law Firm 

Our team of lawyers and paralegals have extensive experience  handling the nuances of your legal matter but also consider how other areas of law might affect your case. We often consider angles that aren’t obvious to an attorney with experience in only one practice area. 

A Law Firm that Handles Simple and Complex Cases 

Some legal issues are quick, requiring fast efficient services. You want those knocked out fast with the most efficient cost possible. But, for more involved cases, we take the time to get it right and work hard to get the outcome you want. 

A Team That Collaborates on Your Case 

We’ve had many legal clients complain that their last firm just didn’t have the resources or understanding to manage their case. Our attorneys regularly communicate across the firm, getting input from several legal professionals without the additional cost. 

Our Skills and Services 

Our skills and experience span decades and many different practice areas. We truly want to provide a comprehensive legal solution for our community. When you’ve got a legal question, we want to be the first law firm you think of because you know you can trust us to have the answers or tell you the next best solution. 

Open Communication 

No one wants to be sitting in the dark, unsure of what’s going on with their case. Part of our core practice model is to regularly update our clients on the status of their case. 

Directions To Our Iowa City Location:

Coralville, IA:

  1. From Coralville (2nd St & 12th Ave), head east on 2nd St towards 1st Ave.
  2. Continue on Iowa River Landing Pl, then merge onto 1st Ave.
  3. Take the I-80 E ramp, exit 244 for Dubuque St towards Iowa City.
  4. Left on Dubuque St, continue as it becomes N. Dubuque St.
  5. Right on Market St, left on N. Clinton St.
  6. Right on Church St, left on N. Linn St, right on E. Bloomington St.
  7. Left on Highland Ave; the destination is on the right.

North Liberty, IA:

  1. From North Liberty (Penn St & Community Dr), head south on Community Dr, left on W. Penn St.
  2. Continue on Mehaffey Bridge Rd NE, right on N. Front St/IA-965 S.
  3. Follow IA-965 S; becomes Dubuque St in Iowa City.
  4. Left on Foster Rd, right on N. Dubuque St, then follow steps 5-7 from Coralville directions.

Tiffin, IA:

  1. From Tiffin (Stephans St & Ireland Ave), head east on Stephans St, left on Ireland Ave.
  2. Right on W. Marengo Rd (F44), merge onto I-80 E.
  3. Follow Coralville directions starting from I-80 E, exit 244.
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The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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Iowa City, IA 52240

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Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

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