As recently reported in the Arizona Republic, new bankruptcy filings are on the rise in Phoenix area.  Filings rose slightly from 1,999 in April to 2,080 in May — a 9-month high.  This was the third increase since February.  Job losses and underemployment appear to be key factors for filers.  Additionally, it is expected that the number of new bankruptcies will increase throughout the year due to an expected rise in foreclosures.

The best way to determine if bankruptcy is appropriate for your situation is to consult with an attorney.  At Udall, Shumway & Lyons, PLC, we understand the serious nature of this decision and we are committed to providing you with the information needed to feel confident that you are making the right choice.

If you are considering bankruptcy or have already made the decision to file, contact bankruptcy attorney Joel E. Sannes at 480.461.5307 to schedule your initial consultation.

Read Arizona Republic article here.

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