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Bankruptcy, Family, and Elder Law Attorney in DeSoto County, MS

Desoto County, MS Attorney

Compassionate & Diligent Attorney for Bankruptcy, Family & Elder Law

Heidi S. Milam, Attorney at Law, PLLC is committed to helping clients address financial and legal problems. We use assertiveness, diligence, and legal experience to help you protect your rights and redefine your goals. Heidi S. Milam has 20+ years of experience in bankruptcy, family law, and elder law practice areas. Her North, MS clients have long appreciated her strong advocacy on their behalf. Heidi’s knowledge of legal issues is extensive, enabling her to represent clients in various legal situations, from Chapter 7 bankruptcy to divorce and child custody. Our firm approaches every case with compassion and thoughtful deliberation, seeking a satisfactory result for our clients.

To discuss your legal issue and concerns, request a consultation with our Desoto County, MS lawyer at Heidi S. Milam, Attorney at Law, PLLC. You can contact us online or at (662) 855-0027. We serve the counties of DeSoto, Tate, Panola, Marshall, Tunica, Yalobusha, and Lafayette. 

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At Heidi S. Milam, Attorney at Law, PLLC, we understand the stress associated with crippling debt. Individuals and companies who find themselves unable to repay debtors can have a hard time seeing a way forward. While bankruptcy might not seem ideal, it does represent a clean slate. Our attorney has experience guiding clients through the complex Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 processes and negotiating the courts and clients’ debtors to achieve a favorable judgment. Additionally, she has represented creditors during bankruptcy proceedings, giving her a unique insight into this area of practice. Bankruptcy is a legitimate route to a fresh start. You can start anew without the loss of valuable property, homes, or vehicles.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Free Consultation
  • 20+ Years Experience
  • Compassionate Representation
  • Payment Plans Available

Family Law: Divorce to Wills & Trusts

Family law is an all-inclusive term referring to a host of legal areas. We have experience representing clients facing a broad scope of difficulties, from painful divorces to the need for complex wills and trusts. We can advocate for child custody and fair visitation terms. Our property division practice helps our clients retain treasured belongings after divorce. We can even apply our professionalism and hard work in facilitating adoptions for prospective parents. Heidi offers all these services with compassion, ensuring stressful experiences are made easier for her clients.

At our firm, we understand that every family law matter is unique to each client with its own set of circumstances. Your needs, goals, and family dynamics will be different from others which is why we tailor our approach and resolution methods to you. Whether you need a simpler resolution through negotiation efforts or litigation needed to fully protect your interests, we can help with effective and efficient strategies. 

Elder Law: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Individuals

Elder law addresses the diverse legal needs of our seniors. From protecting these individuals and their assets through appropriate estate planning to handling matters of probate, Social Security Disability, special needs, long-term care planning, conservatorships, and more, our firm is here to provide counsel and guidance. We are passionate about ensuring that the rights and best interests of our elders are safeguarded through appropriate legal means. 

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Bankruptcy Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have filed for bankruptcy before. Can I file bankruptcy again?

    Yes, anyone can file Chapter 13. However, there are limits on how often you can file Chapter 7 and whether you can receive a discharge in Chapter 13.

    To file Chapter 7, it must be at least eight years from the date you last filed. If you have previously received a discharge under Chapter 13 and wish to file Chapter 7, it must be a least six years from the date that Chapter 13 was filed.

    To receive a discharge under Chapter 13, it must be at least four years from the filing date of your Chapter 7.

  • How much does it cost to file bankruptcy?

    It depends on the type of bankruptcy you file.

    Chapter 13 bankruptcy costs include court costs of $310, a credit report fee ($40-$75), a credit counseling fee ($15-$36), a financial management course ($10-$50), and an attorney fee. The attorney fee is set by the court in each district and currently is $3,600 in this district.

    Normally, the upfront cost to file will include the court costs, credit report fee, and credit counseling fee. The attorney fee is paid through the plan in monthly installments. The financial management course may be paid for after filing.

    Chapter 7 bankruptcy costs include court costs of $335, a credit report fee ($33-$53), a credit counseling fee ($10-$36), a financial management course ($8-$50), and an attorney fee. I currently charge $1,100 for the average Chapter 7. Financing may be available depending on your circumstances for a Chapter 7.

  • Can I file bankruptcy without my spouse?
    Yes, a married individual can file bankruptcy without his or her spouse. However, under current bankruptcy law, total household income must be listed, so the non-filing spouse’s income will have to be disclosed. However, neither that person’s name nor Social Security number will be disclosed.

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