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Mr. Chad Van Horn

Mr. Chad Van Horn

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  • Florida
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Chad and his firm possess excellent communication, legal and professional skills in the area of bankruptcy.
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Chad Van Horn, Esq. is a South Florida business leader and founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. Through a combination of dedicated philanthropy, spirited entrepreneurship and legal expertise, he applies his resources and network to helping people—whether it's through his board leadership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, his efforts developing startup ventures that bring jobs to the local economy, or practicing bankruptcy law to provide solutions to economic hardship. While his volunteer work and entrepreneurial spirit play a major role in his life, Chad's success as the founder of Van Horn Law Group, P.A. has garnered him significant praise in the legal community. Chad, a Florida State Bar-certified attorney since 2009, started working in bankruptcy law as a law clerk in 2007 while he was attending law school at night.. A testament to his work ethic, Chad quickly made a name for himself and eventually established Van Horn Law Group, P.A. to utilize his skill in a way that would better serve individuals and businesses throughout South Florida dealing with the pressures of debt, foreclosure and loss. Chad's legal acumen extends beyond bankruptcy, leveraging extensive proficiencies in varied areas of law, including business and real estate transactions, commercial and real estate litigation, loan modifications and landlord-tenant disputes. Chad's work in the legal system has been applauded by both his clients and his peers. He is a recipient of the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an online information and rating service for attorneys across the nation. This distinction, which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, is a reflection of Chad's hard work and commitment to excellence. Van Horn Law Group is only one of the many entrepreneurial endeavors in which Chad has achieved success.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Area
  • Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Board Member/Big
Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Current
I mentor at risk youth.
Robert Morris College
B.S. | Business
Nova Southeastern University
J.D. | Law
Client's Choice Award
10.0 Rating
Florida Big Brother of the Year
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Super Lawyer - Rising Star
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyer - Rising Star
Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Board Member/Big Brother
- Current
Activities: Volunteering, fundraising, sponsoring and mentoring for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Also honored as Florida's 2017 Big Brother of the Year.
Articles & Publications
Shoot three-pointers every day in January? No sweat for this Big Brother duo
Sun Sentinel
The College Cash Conundrum
Fort Lauderdale Magazine
Speaking Engagements
The New Bankruptcy Forms Petition, Schedules and SOFAs, Palm Beach County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Course, Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Bankruptcy Attorney Chad Van Horn recently took part as an instructor for a Palm Beach County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Course. The topic: “The New Bankruptcy Forms Petition, Schedules and SOFAs.” Van Horn focused on pre-filing review issues and the intake process. Attorneys and paralegals attended the class and received Continuing Legal Education credit for the course.
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Keeping a Car If Filing Bankruptcy | Frequently Asked

One of the most common questions we get asked is "If I file bankruptcy, will I get to keep my leased or financed car?" The short answer is, Yes, but we need to look at your complete financial situation to figure what the best options will be for you. Filing bankruptcy can seem scary at first but it certainly does not have to be. The more you prepare yourself, the better off you are going to be. Read more about How Will Filing Bankruptcy Impact My Home and Car Loans in this article: If you are ready to speak to one of our Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy attorneys, give us a call or visit to schedule a free consultation.

Is Personal Bankruptcy Public Record | Frequently Asked

When considering filing bankruptcy, we are commonly asked if filing personal bankruptcy shows in public records. The short answer is, yes. However, it's not something easily obtained from a search online or a neighbor or friend would have easy access to. To learn more about filing personal bankruptcy and the Pro's and Con's of it, check out this blog on our website: If you are ready to talk to our South Florida Bankruptcy Attorney, visit our website at to schedule your free consultation.

Is Filing Bankruptcy Bad in Florida | Frequently Asked Questions

People that need to file bankruptcy are all too often good people who got into a bad situation and bankruptcy is an option to help them start fresh. Bankruptcy doesn't define who you are, it's just a system to get you through your debts. To help you decide if bankruptcy is right for your situation, you can read more on this blog about "When Filing For Bankruptcy is the Best Option" If you are ready to schedule a free consultation with our South Florida bankruptcy attorney, visit

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7 Questions Answered

Q. I've been called by a debt collector for an amt. that was charged off in my bankruptcy; may I give them the case #?
A: Yes. Give them your case number and discharge order. Also, if you have the schedules that show they were listed as a creditor you can send that as well. If they continue, speak to your bankruptcy attorney and they can go after them for a discharge violation.
Q. My name is misspelled under my SS# for my credit. Is it possible to make my "bad" credit disappear without bankruptcy?
A: Unfortunately not. Your credit is tied to your social security number, not your name. The only way for the "bad" marks to go away is to settle them, file bankruptcy, or wait the 7 years for them to fall off your credit.
Q. I filed Chpt 13 bankruptcy and want to convert to 7. I included my car and don’t want to leave the debt on cosigner
A: Most likely, yes. This will be up to the lien holder, but as long as they remain current on the payments they should be able to keep the car.
Q. We have Chap 13 in SC now live in VA and I lost my job can we convert to Chap 7 here in VA?
A: No. The case would have to be converted in South Carolina. You also could dismiss the 13 and file a 7 in VA. You should meet with a VA bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options.
Q. Is it true that if I file for bankruptcy here in Florida that I won't be able to rent anything for two years?
A: No. That's not true at all. Some landlords may require an extra security deposit or an extra month rent up front, but you will be able to lease an apartment.
Q. debt collector suing me for a car repoed 2 years ago. What are my options to stop company from garnishing wages, etc.
A: Yes, bankruptcy is still an option and this debt is dischargeable. You should speak with a local bankruptcy attorney ASAP.
Q. Question about wage garnishments/liens
A: This cannot be done without a judgment first. As soon as you file you will be able to discharge this liability. I would move forward with the bankruptcy as soon as you can.
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Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
330 N Andrews Ave Ste 450
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1012
Telephone: (954) 765-3166
Fax: (954) 756-7103
Van Horn Law Group, P.A.
721 US-1
Suite 201
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Telephone: (561) 295-4871
Fax: (954) 756-7109