Get Answers to Your Bankruptcy Questions
I am an experienced personal bankruptcy and debt relief attorney serving Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I will tell you what you can expect in the bankruptcy process, help you through the process, and help you make the best decisions to get you back on track. Use my website as a resource to learn about bankruptcy and contact me directly to ask your bankruptcy question or to schedule your free bankruptcy consultation. ~Robert B. Jacqaurd
231 Reservoir Avenue
Providence RI 02907
A Few Facts About Bankruptcy Law
Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows you to eliminate only your consumer debt, but allows you to keep your mortgage and car. Chapter 13 debt relief allows you to consolidate ALL of your debt, including student loans and taxes into a structured debt repayment plan. Approximately ninety-five percent of American workers still qualify for bankruptcy under the Chapter 7 laws. Most people who file for bankruptcy are hardworking, honest people who have repaid their original amount borrowed, but can't get ahead of the interest. Common Myths About Filing Bankruptcy You won't be able to borrow money for at least ten years following a bankruptcy. You will lose your house to foreclosure and your car will be repossessed. You will never get a mortgage approved so you can move out of your apartment. Bankruptcy is a form of theft and cheating the system. I will lose my car if I file for bankruptcy. My employer will fire me for if I file for bankruptcy My credit will be ruined for the rest of my life if I file for Bankruptcy.
I am a bankruptcy attorney licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I serve individuals and families throughout RI and southern MA in personal bankruptcy and debt relief matters. I have practiced law since 1999, and concentrate on bankruptcy law.
In short, I help people escape the burden of debt and offer a fresh start. Filing for bankruptcy can be a stressful and discouraging experience. However with the proper guidance and direction it actually is an opportunity to get back on track and give yourself and your family another chance.
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in RI or MA, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, contact me to schedule a free case evaluation. You will sleep better tonight knowing your future is on the right track.
Areas of Practice:
General Practice of Law
Rhode Island, 1999
U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2000
Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1998 J.D.
Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1987 B.S.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Representative, District 17, Cranston, 1993 Present
House Committee on Finance, 1995 Present
General Government Chair, Subcommittee
Veteran's Affairs Committee, Secretary
House Committee on H.E.W., 1993 1994
Rhode Island Telecommunications Authority, Channel 36, WSBE-TV Operating Permits Advisory Commission
Attorney General's Task Force on School Violence
Legislative Commission to Study Appeals From Workers' Compensation Court, Chair
Criminal Justice Commission, Vice Chair
Rhode Island Bar Association, 2002 2003, Municipal Law Committee
American Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
International Brotherhood of Police Officers
Eastman House Inc., 1994 1998, Board of Director
Law Alumni Association, Roger Williams University School of Law,Board of Directors
Past Employment Positions:
Feinstein Legal Clinic, 1998
City of Cranston, Assistant City Solicitor, 2000 2002
Cranston Police Department, 1979 2002
Pro Bono Activities:
Volunteer, Channel 36 WSBE-TV