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Mr. Michael A. Shurtleff

Mr. Michael A. Shurtleff

During COVID-19 Complete the whole bankruptcy process and never leave your home!
  • Bankruptcy
  • Oregon
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Michael Shurtleff is one of the most active bankruptcy attorneys in Oregon. He has helped hundreds of families deal with their debt issues. Michael's driving passion is streamlining and modernizing the bankruptcy process so it is as simple as possible for every client.

Practice Area
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    One easy payment plan. $250 down and $100/month to pay the remaining court filing fee and attorney fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 095070
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Willamette University College of Law
J.D. (2009) | Debtor/Creditor Law
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Brigham Young University
B.A. (1997) | Political Science
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14 Questions Answered
Q. Can I apply for a loan and still file for chapter 7 if I am denied the loan?
A: Dear asker, Applying for a loan won't have any effect on your ability to file bankruptcy if you end up needing to do so.
Q. My partner and I are both on the house mortgage. Will I be able to file for chpt. 7 or 13? will it affect the mortgage
A: Hi, The main question will be how much equity you have in the home. If you own half the equity then a bankruptcy attorney will be able to look at the value of your home and the amount owing against it and figure out how much home equity you personally have. Many people are able to file chapter 7 even when they own a home and have equity. Just depends on how much equity you have. This is something that you will want to review with one of us (local bankruptcy attorneys) to see if you can file chapter 7. If you are able to file chapter 7, then you have the option to "reaffirm" the home loan meaning that you stay signed up on the loan and keep paying on it and it keeps reporting on-time payments to your credit report, etc.
Q. My credit debt it largely due to gambling on online websites over many years.Would I be able to file for bankruptcy?
A: Yes: The trustee may encourage you to stop gambling if you have not already, but gambling debt is dischargeable just like any other unsecured debt.
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Salem Law LLC
3040 Commercial St. SE Ste. 115
Salem, OR 97302
Telephone: (503) 798-8708
Cell: (503) 798-8708
Fax: (503) 664-4316
Monday: 8:30 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 10 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 10 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 10 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 10 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed