Another large retailer has decided to seek protection from its creditors by filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. David's Bridal, the largest seller of wedding clothing and accessories in the United States, with stores in Yonkers, Long Island and 300 units elsewhere, filed a Chapter 11 petition on November 18. The company is hoping to obtain sufficient financing to enable it to emerge from bankruptcy with greatly reduced debt and enough cash to revive its operations.
Many people in Rockland County have filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions thinking that all of their debts will disappear at the close of the proceeding. Unfortunately, several different kinds of debts are exempt from discharge. Knowing which debts cannot be discharged may assist in making the decision about whether to file a bankruptcy petition.
Many people in Rockland County who are considering bankruptcy are deterred by the thought of adding to their financial problems by adding attorneys' fees. The answer to the question of whether an attorney is necessary in a bankruptcy filing can be complex, and it always depends upon the individual's financial situation.
Most people in Rockland County who have endured the rigors of a personal bankruptcy filing felt that the outcome justified the effort, because many debts were discharged. Sometimes, however, the debtor will fail to attend to one or more necessary details and will learn that a discharge will not be granted.