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Grand Rapids’ Bankruptcy Law Experts

Bankruptcy is about learning from the past to build a better future for you and your family. Mapes Law Offices is dedicated to developing relationships with our clients so we can help them get through difficult times safely.

Whether you’re looking for help with a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, student loan assistance, or something more specific, our team is equipped to answer any and all of your questions.

Call our Grand Rapids office today for a free consultation worth $250: (616) 719-3847

Meet Our Attorneys

Jeffrey D. Mapes, J.D.

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy

Debt Settlement

Student Loan Law

George J. George, J.D.

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy

Debt Settlement

Student Loan Law

Fair Debt Collection / Consumer Protection

Our Money Back Guarantee

If you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy with Mapes Law Offices, we personally guarantee you’ll get a discharge or your money back. You only need to meet three requirements:

  1. Your household income is under the national median (we’ll discuss this in our appointment)
  2. After paying your basic living expenses, you can’t afford to pay more than $100 per month to your creditors
  3. You haven’t received a Chapter 7 discharge in the last 8 years, or a Chapter 13 discharge in the last 4 years

Schedule your free consultation appointment online now.

Our friendly office staff will provide directions and help you find our Grand Rapids office.

Mapes Law Offices

25 Pearl Street NW, Suite 305
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 719-3847

We are located inside the Federal Square Bldg.

Services Provided at Our Grand Rapids Office

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Debt Settlement
  • Student Loan Consolidation (link)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
  • Wage Garnishment

Driving Directions

From the South

  • 131 North toward Grand Rapids
  • Exit 85B (Pearl) toward downtown
  • Turn Right onto Pearl Street
  • Between Ottawa and Ionia Avenues
  • Federal Square Building is on left

From the North

  • 131 South toward Grand Rapids
  • Exit 85B (Pearl) toward downtown
  • Take a Slight Left onto Mt. Vernon
  • Turn Left onto Pearl Street
  • Federal Square Building is on left

From the West

  • Take I-96 E toward Grand Rapids
  • Exit 31A onto 131 S – Gd Rapids
  • Exit 85B (Pearl) toward downtown
  • Turn Right onto Pearl Street
  • Federal Square Building is on left

From the East

  • Take I-96 W toward Grand Rapids
  • Keep Left for I-196 W (Gerald R Ford)
  • Exit 77C (Ottawa) toward downtown
  • Take a Slight Right onto Ottawa
  • Turn Left onto Pearl Street

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bankruptcy, and will it get rid of my debts?

Bankruptcy is a legal process designed to help people and businesses reduce or get rid of their debt entirely. This is done under the protection of the court, which will determine how the debts will be repaid, if at all. Sometimes bankruptcy isn’t the right option, and debt settlement could be more beneficial for your situation.

What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy requires the party in question to pay back their debts, while Chapter 7 does not have that same requirement. That makes Chapter 7 a much more popular option; however, there are many cases where Chapter 13 bankruptcy could be more beneficial due to the limitations and eligibility requirements of both. Furthermore, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may result in the loss of property.

Will I get to keep my property if I file bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy filers can lose property, but there are exceptions. Chapter 13 is a safer bet if property is a concern and the party is eligible. A bankruptcy attorney will help plan your filing around your concerns.

Still have questions? Contact the Mapes Law team today to learn more about your debt settlement and bankruptcy options, and which would most benefit your unique situation: (616) 719-3847