MIAMI – Bankruptcy attorney Timothy S. Kingcade, Managing Partner of the Miami-based law firm of Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. (www.miamibankruptcy.com) recently discussed the reasons for the decline in bankruptcy filings in South Florida with Sun-Sentinel reporter, Paul Owers.
“Many people find the average attorney fee of $1,500 cost prohibitive,” said Timothy S. Kingcade. Also contributing to the decline, “Consumers do not feel as desperate, with so many facing financial troubles in recent years because of the nation’s economic troubles,” he said.
The number of bankruptcy filings for June fell from 3,222 in 2011 to 2,251 in 2012 in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Bankruptcy filings also declined from May to June of this year. Bankruptcy and foreclosure trends tend to mimic each other. Consumers often wait to file for bankruptcy until they are at risk of being foreclosed on by their lender. Therefore, foreclosure filings in South Florida have also declined in recent months.
Miami-based Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. was established by managing partner and bankruptcy attorney, Timothy Kingcade in 1996. The firm represents clients throughout the Southern District of Florida in Chapter 7 bankruptcy and foreclosure defense cases. The firm is committed to providing personalized service to each and every client, clearly explaining the options according to the unique circumstances of his or her life. The office environment and the service provided are centered on a culture of superior client care. More information can be found at www.miamibankruptcy.com or by calling 305-285-9100.