Mesa, deriving its name from the Spanish word for “table top,” is located within Maricopa County and is the third largest city in Arizona. According to the 2010 Census, Mesa’s population has risen to over 439,041 people. Mesa’s original inhabitants, dating back to over 2000 years ago, were the Hohokam people who built the original canal system. By 1100 A.D., the Sonoran Desert was transformed into an agricultural oasis by the Hohokam’s canals where water was delivered to over 110,000 acres! Mesa is also known for its Mormon settlers who arrived in 1877 who built the 7th sacred Temple which is still in use today. Mesa however has transformed itself into a cultural city with plenty of attractions including The Mesa Arts Center, The Salt River, and The Cactus League Spring Training which is home to the Chicago Cubs.
Bankruptcy in Mesa
Although Mesa has plenty of activities to enjoy, its residents have also felt the repercussions of the declining housing market and overwhelming debt. It is no secret the southwestern states were the most affected and saw the most significant increase in bankruptcy filings around the nation. Arizona alone saw a 24 percent increase in filings since 2009!
Financial security took a hit for many people when the housing market fell. Many found themselves without jobs, increased debt, and homes worth less than they purchased them for. Bankruptcy has become a popular tool to free people from their unsecured debts. Bankruptcy also helps people get their finances in general under control with its ability to restructure missed payments, eliminate or reduce debts, and sometimes even lower secured debt payments on items such as furniture and cars.
What to Do When Faced With Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is not a “one size fits all” solution. That is why choosing an experienced, caring and knowledgeable attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make. The Bankruptcy Lawyers at Platt & Westby, P.C., work to benefit those who are in need of debt relief and need assistance to find a solution through debt services. They guide each client through the bankruptcy process step by step. Platt & Westby, P.C., has proudly assisted over 4,000 Metro-Phoenix residents in successfully filing for bankruptcy protection. Platt & Westby, P.C., is so accomplished in the area of Bankruptcy, that they were voted “Best Bankruptcy Law Firm” by Foothills Magazine for 2013!
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. Where a Chapter 13, is debt reorganization. In a period of typically three to five years, monthly payments are made until the debt is eliminated. Let the experienced and skilled Attorneys at Platt & Westby, P.C., analyze your personal financial needs and formulate a plan to fit your budget.
Platt & Westby, P.C., is located in the heart of Phoenix at the corner of 7th Avenue and Thomas Road. A convenient location in Gilbert is available for our Mesa clientele. Call 602-277-4441 today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your future plans.