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Kalamazoo’s Bankruptcy Law Experts

Bankruptcy is about learning from one’s past to build a better future. Mapes Law Offices is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with clients so we can help them get through difficult times safely.

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

Call our Kalamazoo office today for a free consultation worth $250: (269) 903-8168

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

The Mapes Money Back Guarantee

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

  1. Your household income is under the national median (we’ll discuss this more in our appointment)
  2. After paying your basic living expenses, you aren’t able 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 Kalamazoo office.

Mapes Law Offices

5955 W Main Street, Suite 30
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: (269) 903-8168

We are located in Select Business Centers by Ethan Allen, West of 131

Driving Directions

From the South

  • 131 North toward Kalamazoo
  • Exit 38A toward Kzoo., turn Right
  • M-43 is the same as W Main St
  • After turning Right, make a U-Turn
  • Turn Left onto Lodge Lane at light

From the North

  • 131 South toward Kalamazoo
  • Exit 38B – South Haven, turn Right
  • Turn Left onto Lodge Lane at light
  • Lodge Ln is just before Ethan Allen
  • Office is on Left

From the West

  • Take I-94 E toward Kalamazoo
  • Take Exit 74B onto 131 North
  • Exit 38A toward Kzoo., turn Right
  • After turning Right, make a U-Turn
  • Turn Left onto Lodge Lane at light

From the East

  • Take I-94 W toward Kalamazoo
  • Take Exit 74B onto 131 North
  • Exit 38A toward Kzoo., turn Right
  • After turning Right, make a U-Turn
  • Turn Left onto Lodge Lane at light

Services Provided at Our Kalamazoo Office

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

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