Get a Fresh Start to Your Financial Future!

Get a Fresh Start to Your Financial Future!

A Bankruptcy & Tax Law Firm Serving Hillsborough, Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties for Over 20 Years

Resolving financial issues can be tough, especially when you don't know where to start. Fortunately, our staff at Suncoast Legal Center in Tampa and Port Charlotte, FL, can lend you a helping hand. Let us assist you in getting out of your debt with our services.

Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

 This chapter allows you to discharge (cancel) all of your debts (with some exceptions) while keeping your exempt assets. Non-exempt property is surrendered to the trustee and potentially sold to pay off creditors. You must pass a “means test” to qualify. You can file bankruptcy more than one time as long as the time period between filings meets statutory requirements, and it is filed in good faith. In addition, a married couple is not required to file together, although it may be advisable to do so depending upon the circumstances.  Learn More

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If your income is too high to be eligible for chapter 7 bankruptcy or you have non-exempt property that you want to keep, then you may be eligible to file chapter 13 bankruptcy. Under chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can reorganize your debt into a manageable repayment plan. You can reduce any unsecured debt, such as credit cards and medical bills, in many cases to 0%. Chapter 13 is commonly used to stop foreclosures and impending repossessions. It is also an excellent tool to deal with delinquent IRS taxes. You can file bankruptcy more than one time as long as the time period between filings meets statutory requirements, and it is filed in good faith. In addition, a married couple is not required to file together, although it may be advisable to do so depending upon the circumstances.  Learn More

Tax Resolution

Tax resolution includes many services and goes by different names (IRS representation, tax relief, tax problem recovery, tax resolution, tax controversy) but in summary, tax resolution is a service in which you help a client resolve their open debt with the IRS in a way that minimizes the debt as much as possible. Learn more

Tax resolution services include:

  • Offer in Compromise
  • Installment Agreement
  • Penalty Abatement
  • Innocent Spouse
  • Tax Liens
  • Levies
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
  • Bankruptcy
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About James Kompothecras

Our owner, James Kompothecras, is a bankruptcy attorney who is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). He has more than 20 years of experience in this field and is dedicated to assist individuals and businesses in resolving their financial issues.

In 1998, he established Suncoast Legal Center and served Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties. To learn about our firm's reputation, you may read our clients’ testimonials today.