• Spectacular!

    I liked your fast, friendly service. You were all knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy. Your treatment of me as a client was spectacular! You were great at promptly responding to my questions and concerns. I loved that you provided courteous and quick responses to all my questions.
  • Highly Recommended!

    I have worked with Seth and he is the utmost professional in how he works with his clients. If you need an attorney you can trust I would highly recommend the Law Office of Seth Hanson.
  • Very Professional.

    Everyone was very professional and efficient. Seth, and everyone that I had contact with were very knowledgeable. I was very pleased with how we were treated by his staff. My questions were always answered promptly. I was very pleased with the service I received and would not hesitate to refer someone to your firm.
  • Non-judgmental.

    You were very open and answered all of my questions. You never made me feel like I was asking a dumb question. I was comfortable with your knowledge of the law. It was hard for me to make this decision to move forward in my life. Everyone was friendly to me and respectful. Non-judgmental. Every question I asked was answered promptly and appropriately. I would recommend you.
  • More Than Expected!

    I found the firm's representation to be more than what I expected. I was always kept in the loop, all my questions were answered (whether or not I asked more than once the same question), and I felt completely supported by the firm staff when going through this (at times) scary ordeal. Thank you again.
  • Very Impressed!

    I liked that you had very friendly, caring staff. You were all very knowledgeable. Your treatment towards me was excellent and you quickly responded to all my concerns. If a friend asked of your overall impression, I would say that we were very impressed and we would recommend you to them.

Filing Bankruptcy When Living Outside The Us

The United States Constitution gives the federal government power over bankruptcy law. But what happens if you incur debt in the US and then move outside the country?

Generally, judgments levied against you by federal or state courts only have jurisdiction within the US. So, if you live, work, and have your assets in a foreign country, there is no way for domestic debtors to enforce a judgment. Though any assets, such as real-estate or domestic bank accounts, can be taken pursuant a judgment. Thus, don’t think that leaving the US can protect your state-side assets. Notice that I started this paragraph off with the word “generally.” It is possible for a domestic judgment to follow you and your assets into another country, though this is dependent upon the laws of that country.

Your debt and any/all judgments against you will be waiting for you if you return to the US. You can file bankruptcy upon returning state-side. Another option is to file bankruptcy when you’re still outside the country. In this case, you will file in the bankruptcy district where the majority of your assets are located.

If you or someone you know has domestic debt and is living abroad, feel free to give us a call to schedule your free consultation. I’ve helped thousands of clients file bankruptcy in Fairfield, and would be happy to assist you.

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