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Paul Schofield

Paul Schofield

The Schofield Law Firm, P.C.
  • Bankruptcy, Tax Law, Probate ...
  • Georgia
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Biography

Paul A. Schofield has over a decade of experience helping individuals and corporations to navigate the bankruptcy process. He takes pride in taking the time to speak with clients about their individual situations, and explaining their options to them in a pressure-free environment. Paul strongly believes in devoting time to each client, and not just treating them as a number.

Paul is admitted to practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Superior Courts of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the U.S. Tax Court .

Prior to opening The Schofield Law Firm, P.C., Paul gained unique knowledge and insight into bankruptcy law while serving as a law clerk of the Honorable John S. Dalis, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Brunswick and Waycross Divisions of the Southern District of Georgia. He also represents clients in probate matters, and in negotiations with the IRS and Georgia Department of Revenue to resolve tax issues. No matter what your legal need, Paul will work hard to ensure that your goals are achieved.

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Income Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Wills
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are offered to individuals considering filing for bankruptcy.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We only accept debit cards for bankruptcy fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
The Schofield Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Law Clerk to the Honorable John S. Dalis
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D.
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Boston College
B.A.
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Awards
Pro Bono Project Honor Roll
State Bar of Georgia
2010-2012
Pro Bono Project All-Star
State Bar of Georgia
2014-2016, 2018
Professional Associations
Glynn County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Do I need a debt collection attorney?
A: You should speak with a bankruptcy attorney. In general, bankruptcy treats payments ordered through a divorce as one of two things - a domestic support obligation (child support or alimony) or a property settlement (basically everything else). In a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, neither can be discharged (eliminated). In a chapter 13 bankruptcy case, domestic support obligations cannot be discharged, but property settlements are dischargeable. A bankruptcy attorney should be able to look at both your divorce decree and the court docket of your ex-husband's bankruptcy and be able to tell you whether you can collect on that debt and what your options are. Attempting to collect without knowing that information could mean that you are violating either the automatic stay or the bankruptcy discharge injunction, so make sure you get some advice that is specific to your situation.
Q. Me and my husband filled Ch.7 bankruptcy and my husbands check is being garnished for a car that was discharged.
A: Unfortunately, there is usually no way to force a lender to repossess a vehicle. In most cases the lender has the option to NOT repossess the vehicle. However, it sounds like the lender in your case wants to take possession of the vehicle given that they told you they just could not find it. It might help to contact the lender (or have your bankruptcy attorney do so) to try and make arrangements to drop the vehicle off at a place of their choosing (such as at a tow company they work with) because, as Mr. Denison stated, the tow fees are a postpetition debt, so your husband will continue to be responsible for those fees.
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Contact & Map
The Schofield Law Firm, P.C.
1524 Richmond Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Telephone: (912) 275-7018
Fax: (912) 275-7019
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: After-hours appointments are available upon request.
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