“It was a huge relief of stress for us. The process was very smooth and painless. After doing extensive research, I am glad we found Brian. Not only did he get the job done, was very nice and personable, I also found he was the most cost effective attorney in the Portland area for bankruptcy My wife and I are now in great financial stability. We got a great second chance.” R.W.
Welcome to brian-wheeler.com. I have been a Portland bankruptcy lawyer since 1994 and before that worked as a bankruptcy attorney in Eugene for a two years after law school. In the last 20 years I have helped hundreds of clients successfully file bankruptcy in Oregon and receive their discharge. Bankruptcy is not always the right choice and, if it not the right choice for you, we can explore other options such as credit counseling, negotiation and debt settlement. Please feel free to give me a call at 503-284-0994, text message me at 503-936-5026 or send me an email with any questions or concerns you may have or to schedule an appointment. I handle cases in the following counties: Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia, Tillamook, Yamhill and Mt Hood.
Finding the right bankruptcy attorney.
Even thinking about filing a bankruptcy brings up many emotions and worries, and trying to choose a lawyer to help you through the bankruptcy filing process is not easy. Let’s face it, there are many bankruptcy attorneys in Oregon and, unless you were referred to me from someone you know and trust, you do not know much about me. I would like to assure you that my goal is to help you through the process with understanding, compassion and skill. I hope that after browsing through this website you will learn enough to feel comfortable contacting me via emai l or telephone to schedule a free consultation. Filing bankruptcy is a legal and ethical option for people that need help. Let me explain how bankruptcy may be able to help you by scheduling a free office or telephone consultation. My initial consultations are always free* and there is no pressure to “sign up.”
Important – New exemption laws in Oregon – In July, 2013 the Oregon Legislature enacted a law allowing many Oregon residents to use the federal bankruptcy exemptions. This change will help many people with their fresh start after bankruptcy because it will allow them to exempt more of their property, including tax refunds. At your initial consultation we will discuss how this may benefit you.
Former Client Testimonial:
“I would just like to thank you very much for helping us out in such a trying time. You were very professional and in no way made us ever feel like we were bad people . We came to you with only days before we lost our home (because others said they could help and left us our to dry) and you were able to help us file bankruptcy and keep our home. I am very grateful and will recommend you to anyone who needs a good attorney. Again I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Respectfully Mrs. H.
Is Filing Bankruptcy Right For You?
Is bankruptcy the right choice? Bankruptcy can help you and other honest, hard-working people get rid of burdensome debts and get bills under control. It can also do many other things like the following:
- Stop garnishment.
- Stop foreclosures.
- Stop harassing phone calls.
- Put a stop to collection agency abuse.
- Prevent utility shut offs.
- Stop car repossessions.
- Get your car back after a repo.
- Eliminate some income taxes.
- Pay back child support.
- Stop driver’s license suspensions.
- Stop lawsuits.
How to get started.
I offer a free initial bankruptcy consultation by telephone or in person at my NE Portland office so that you can get your questions answered and make sure bankruptcy will work for you. I can also often answer some questions by email if you do not feel comfortable calling. An initial consultation will usually last about one hour and during that time we will discuss the following things:
Why you are thinking about bankruptcy.
What property do you own and is that property at risk of being taken by a bankruptcy trustee.
What is your income.
Recent financial transactions
Will bankruptcy work for you.
What to expect at your bankruptcy hearing
When Congress changed the bankruptcy laws back in 2005 they created a mandatory credit counseling requirement. I have recommended a low cost Portland Bankruptcy Counseling Company for more than a year with good results. They charge $16 for single or married applicants and the bankruptcy counseling can be done entirely online. You do not need to have this done before you schedule a consultation with me, but it does need to be completed before you can file a bankruptcy case with the court.
I am licensed to practice law in Oregon and can only represent Oregon residents. If you live in another state, please call your local bar association to find a lawyer in your state
Important Disclaimer: I provide this website for information and advertising purposes only. It is not intended to and does not constitute bankruptcy assistance services or specific legal advice on a specific matter. As I am sure you understand, I can only offer to provide legal advice to people that participate in a telephone or office consultation directly with me. The information contained on this website does not and should not be construed as legal advice. You should not act on any of the information contained in this website without first conferring with an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. No attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by visiting this site or by sending unsolicited email. Initial emails should not contain any confidential information or information you want to keep secret. I am licensed only in Oregon and offer my services only in Oregon. The applicable laws may have changed after the information on this website was published. While I strive to keep the information current, you should not presume that all information is up to date since laws change frequently. You must confer with an attorney to be sure you have current information. Sections 341, 342, 527(a) and 527(b) of the Bankruptcy Code require that an “assisted person” be given certain required disclosures and notices. I urge every person who is considering bankruptcy to seek the advice of a competent attorney.
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