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Michael Francis Barrett

Michael Francis Barrett

Michael F. Barrett, Attorney at Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • New York
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Biography

Assisting individuals in filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Buffalo and Western New York. I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Please contact me if you would like to discuss your financial situation. I will go over all the required information with you, so you will not need to fill out a huge packet of papers on your own. We can review all of your options so you can determine whether bankruptcy, or another solution, is right for you.

Practice Area
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Additional Practice Area
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Professional Experience
Owner/Attorney
Michael F. Barrett, Attorney at Law
- Current
Attorney
Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C.
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Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (2007)
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State University of New York - Buffalo
B.S. (2003) | Business Administration
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Awards
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Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
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Erie County Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
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Michael F. Barrett, Attorney at Law
Legal Answers
29 Questions Answered
Q. Will a transfer of property to my children 8 months prior to filing Chapter 7 be a problem?
A: That is likely to be a problem as it will probably be considered a "fraudulent transfer". Speak to a local bankruptcy attorney for possible solutions, as there may still be a way for you to file that doesn't cause a problem for you or your children.
Q. How can I continue paying for mortg, car loan, bills, in Ch. 7 case, if I must have less than $300 in checking account?
A: Properly timing the date of filing your case can be key to ensuring that you do not unnecessarily lose assets in the bankruptcy. Your attorney should be able to guide you through this. If you do not have an attorney, this is one of many reasons why you should obtain one.
Q. Ch 13/60 months.During plan rec’d bonuses. Do I have to go the full 60m or will it stop once I hit the base plan value
A: The answer often depends on your local practice. If your plan is not paying 100% to unsecured creditors, an increase in income may be a basis for you to pay more through your plan. Check with your attorney (or if you filed without one, call around for one) before making any extra payment not provided for in your plan.
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Contact & Map
Buffalo (main office)
327 Niagara St.
Suite #1
Buffalo, NY 14201
Telephone: (716) 427-3880
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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