Glendale, located in Maricopa County, is one of Arizona's fastest growing cities. Currently as the 4th largest city in the state, Glendale is located northwest of Phoenix and is considered part of the greater Phoenix area. According to the 2010 Census Bureau the population of the city is 226, 721. Although Glendale was originally known for Ostrich feather farming, it is best known today as the home of the Jobing.com Sports Complex located in the Westgate Center where NHL's Phoenix Coyotes play. Glendale is also the proud home to the University of Phoenix Stadium and NFL's Arizona Cardinals.
Bankruptcy in Glendale
Holding great pride for its sports teams that offer entertainment and enjoyment, the residents of Glendale have also struggled with the effects of debt. In fact, the southwestern states were hit the hardest and saw the most significant increase in bankruptcy filings around the nation. Arizona alone saw a 24 percent increase in filings since 2009!
When the housing market crashed, financial security fell aside for many people. Not only did people see a severe decrease in the value of their homes, but they lost their jobs and soon found themselves with no where to turn. Bankruptcy, became quite popular as a tool to release people from payments on unsecured debts making it possible to use the income they were earning towards car payments, and household items. Bankruptcy continues to assist Americans in gaining control over their finances, reduce debts or eliminate debts, restructure missed mortgage payments and sometimes lower other payments on secured debts such as cars and furniture.
What to Do When Faced With Bankruptcy
Becoming familiar with the process is a great first step, but the best protection you can afford yourself is by choosing an experienced, caring and knowledgeable attorney who will walk you through this process step by step. The Bankruptcy Lawyers at Platt & Westby, P.C., work on behalf of clients who are in need of debt services and looking for a reliable and affordable attorney. Platt & Westby, P.C., has proudly assisted over 4,000 Metro-Phoenix residents in successfully filing for bankruptcy protection for the last 40 years. In 2013, Platt & Westby, P.C., were named the Best Bankruptcy Law Firm by Foothills Magazine. The award is based on customer satisfaction.
The Bankruptcy Attorneys at Platt & Westby, P.C., specialize in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings. A Chapter 7 liquidates, or wipes out debt by offering a fresh start to those struggling with personal loans, medical bills and the like. A Chapter 13, on the other hand, is a debt reorganization. Essentially, in a period of about three to five years, monthly payments are made until the debt is eliminated. Let the experienced and skilled Attorneys analyze your personal financial needs and formulate a plan to fit your budget. Platt & Westby, P.C., takes pride in helping each client and will set you up for future financial success.
Platt & Westby, P.C., is located in the heart of Phoenix at the corner of 7th Avenue and Thomas Road. A convenient Glendale office is located off 51st Avenue and the 101. Call 602-277-4441 today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your future plans.