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  Same day service usually available for emergency filings to stop lawsuits, wage garnishments & foreclosures.  
                   
                   
         
 

Florida Bankruptcy Services is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy preparation service.  We are located in Gulfport, Florida (next to Saint Petersburg) and have been in business for 15+ years. 

 
 
         
 

Our fees are set by the bankruptcy court - $200.00.

         
 

We come highly recommended by our clients, trustees, local attorneys, and our local legal aid office. Why?  All the chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies we prepare are straight up by the book and you wouldn't want it any other way. 

 
 
 
         
 

If you live in the Tampa Bay area (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, or Hernando county) it would be our pleasure to help you get you out of debt.

 
 
 

 

     
 

We see clients by appointment only because filing bankruptcy is a private matter that should not be shared.

 

Florida Bankruptcy Services

         
727-322-5881  

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Bankruptcy In Plain English

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Chapter 7 vs. 13  

If your rights have been violated under the FDCPA please let us know!  Why?  We know a fantastic local attorney who would be happy to make your creditors & collection agencies stop violating your rights so you can get your life back.  He makes them pay his fees - not you  - and pay you monetary damages as prescribed by law. 

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Top 10 Mistakes  
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Bankruptcy Glossary              
Bankruptcy Court Info   The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) requires debt collectors to:
                   

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Identify themselves and notify the consumer that the communication is from a debt collector and that any information obtained will be used to effect collection of the debt.

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What Can I Keep  

Give the name and address of the original creditor upon the consumer's written request made within 30 days of receipt of the notice.

Can One Spouse File  
Taxes & Student Loans              
Bankruptcy Myths  

Notify consumers of their right to dispute the debt. The 30-day notice is required to be sent by debt collectors within five days of the initial communication with the consumer.  The consumer's receipt of this notice starts the clock running on the 30-day right to demand verification (validation) of the debt from the debt collection.

       

Debt Collection

 
Fair Debt Collections Practices Act  
Telephone Consumer Protection Act              
Fair Credit Reporting Act  

Provide verification (validation) of the debt.  If a consumer sends a written dispute or request for verification within 30 days, then the debt collector must either mail the consumer the requested verification information or cease collection efforts altogether. Such asserted disputes must also be reported by the creditor to any credit bureau that reports the debt.

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Our Location  
2808 Beach Blvd South #9              
Gulfport, FL  33707  

File a lawsuit in a proper venue - a debt collector may file a lawsuit, if at all, only in a place where the consumer lives or signed the contract.

   
We see clients by appointment only              
to ensure your privacy    
               
Our Hours   The following conduct is prohibited under FDCPA:
Monday thru Friday              
9:00 am thru 5:00 pm   Hours for phone contact: outside the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time.
               
Note:  our hours are flexible.  

Failure to cease communication upon request: communicating with consumers in any way (other than litigation) after receiving written notice that the consumer wishes no further communication or refuses to pay the alleged debt.

       
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Causing a telephone to ring or engaging any person in telephone conversation repeatedly or continuously: with intent to annoy, abuse, or harass.

   
                   
       

Communicating with consumers at their place of employment after having been advised that this is unacceptable or prohibited by the employer.

       
                   
       

Contacting a consumer known to be represented by an attorney.

                   
       

Communicating with consumer after a request for debt validation has been made: communicating with the consumer or the pursuing collection efforts by the debt collector after receipt of a consumer's written request for verification of a debt made within the 30 day validation period and before the debt collector mails the consumer the requested verification or original creditor's name and address.

       
       
       
       
                   
       

Misrepresentation or deceit: misrepresenting the debt or using deception to collect the debt, including a debt collector who misrepresents that he/she is a lawyer or police officer.

       
                   
        Publishing the consumer's name or address on a "bad debt" list.
                   
        Seeking unjustified amounts, which would include demanding any amounts not permitted under an applicable contract or as provided under applicable law.
       
                   
        Threatening arrest or legal action that is either not permitted by law or contemplated.
                   
        Abusive or profane language used in the course of communication related to the debt.
                   
       

Communication with third parties: revealing or discussing the nature of debts with third parties (other than the consumer's spouse or attorney.

       
                   
       

Contact by embarrassing media, such as communicating with a consumer regarding a debt by post card, or using any language or symbol, other than the debt collector’s address, on any envelope when communicating with a consumer by use of the mails or by telegram, except that a debt collector may use his business name if such name does not indicate that he is in the debt collection business.

       
       
       
       
                   
        Reporting false information on a consumer's credit report or threatening to do so in the process of collection.
       
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
       

 

         
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