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Jan 19, 2015

What Happens to My Property in a Bankruptcy?

By: Julie Koenig

One of the most common questions people have when considering filing for bankruptcy is, "what happens to my property?" While the answer varies depending on what chapter of bankruptcy you file, it is important to know that you won't lose everything in bankruptcy.

When you consult with Julie M. Koenig, she will help you understand what type of property will be considered exempt under the current state and federal exemption laws.

Helping You Understand State and Federal Exemptions in Your Bankruptcy

Julie has been providing quality legal advice and reliable representation to individuals and business owners throughout the Houston area for more than 32 years.

Julie understands how confusing bankruptcy may be, especially if you have never filed before. We want to help educate you about those debt relief options available to you, and help you recognize what will happen to your property in a bankruptcy case.

Our clients often come to us believing that by filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they will have to liquidate everything they own in order to pay back their creditors. In reality, Texas and federal exemptions provisions allow individuals to hold onto important possessions, including but not limited to:

  • Your Home
  • Your Vehicles
  • Your Household goods
  • Your jewelry
  • Your Retirement benefits (401(k) and IRA accounts)
  • Your Rural real property
  • Your Alimony payments
  • Your Firearms
  • Your Pets
  • Your Livestock

We can help you understand how the exemptions will affect your property and ensure that you are able to make the maximum allowable bankruptcy exemption claims in your case.

Contact Our Bankruptcy Attorneys Today

We invite you to contact Julie with Cooper & Scully, at 713/236-6825 or at  to schedule a free initial consultation if you are considering filing for bankruptcy. We represent clients throughout the Houston metro area. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday in our main downtown offices and on Fridays at our satellite office in the Woodlands from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings by special appointment.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.