Bankruptcy is not the end.  It can be a brand new start!
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Louisiana Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has a bad rap – we are here to change that perception. Financial problems happen to people from all walks of life; whether from income drop/loss, divorce, medical issues, business failure, or bad financial decisions (we have all made them!) unmanageable debt may result.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 is referred to as “straight” or “liquidation bankruptcy”. In a liquidation, the debtor turns all of his non-exempt assets over to a trustee who then liquidates (sells) all the assets and distributes the proceeds to the debtor’s creditors.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as a “repayment” plan because debtors pay some or all of their unsecured debts (interest free) over a 3-5 year plan. Your payment is based on what you can afford to pay (income minus expenses).

Sam Henry IV,
Bankruptcy Attorney

I feel good when putting my experience to use and helping people in need. Clients rely upon me to answer their questions, ease their stress, and help make their lives better. I never take that sacred trust for granted.  I will make sure your case gets filed within days, not weeks, allowing you to immediately get on the road to a debt-free life again!

Herman Wessels,
Bankruptcy Attorney

My mission is to provide affordable access to financial freedom for those facing hardships. My strength lies in thinking outside the box to develop a personalized solution for getting out of debt and guiding my clients step by step through the bankruptcy process. I have the solution to relieve your stress and get you back on solid ground. The biggest regret most of my clients have is waiting too long. I get a lot of satisfaction helping clients through the life of their chapter 13 plan and beyond.

Jeff Smith,
Bankruptcy Attorney

I have the knowledge and expertise to resolve any debt problems very quickly and easily.  No detail is too small if it makes the process more painless for the client. I like to hear the clients story and then offer reassurance that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m here to help you through the difficult times and help you get back on track financially.

Mandy Freeman,
Office Manager and Paralegal

I have been with Sam for over 16 years.  I work directly with Sam, Herman, and Jeff on a daily basis and Interact and maintain relationships with clients and handle escalated issues for them. My sole responsibility is to make the process of filing a bankruptcy at our office, as soothing and comfortable as possible. No detail is too small if it makes the process more painless for the client.

Traci Self
Traci Self,
Legal Secretary
Being a part of this team has been an amazing experience so far.  Since I was on the “ other” side of bankruptcy for a long time it provided me with the unique knowledge to thoroughly assist and support our clients in their bankruptcy.   I want all of our clients to feel that walking in our office is truly a new beginning and I will do my best to make them feel that way.  I want our clients to leave the office and be able to breathe easily and know our experience and knowledge is the best for them.
Tammy  Floyd,
Legal Secretary
Learning how bankruptcy works, has helped me in my quest to a professional career. I love being part of this team that cares for their clients well being. Being part of this firm will make me be a better professional in the future and knowing we have helped so many clients makes me feel right at home.
Lisa Little,
Legal Secretary

It’s important to me to be part of a team that cares about the people they are serving. I want everyone I meet,  to feel at home and be able to leave feeling relieved and comfortable.

Savannah Hancock,
Legal Receptionist

I have been with Sam for 3 years now.  I feel both blessed ad honored to be a part of this team.  I do my best to make sure everything is organized, so we can serve our clients in a very efficient way.

I met with Sam, and he was so professional and understanding. He explained everything to me so that I understood the legality of my case. I spoke to his secretaries on several occasions and they were very helpful as well! I would recommend Sam to anyone that needs a bankruptcy attorney.

Mandy J., client

They were always there to answer my questions and explained everything that they were doing while working with my case in full detail. They were also very affordable, and really experienced at what they do!! They are worth every penny and the whole staff was welcoming!! Couldn't have asked for better lawyers. Now I get a second chance at my future!

Don S., client

Sam helped me get through my hard times, I had creditors calling me harassing me, and bullied me to the point of tears. When I went to Sam's law firm, they welcomed me, worked with me, answered all of my questions, and explained all available options. I filed my chapter 7 with them, once it was filed, the calls stopped and I no longer felt like I was sinking. They provided me with all the information that I needed to move forward and start reestablishing my credit. I now have a reliable vehicle, and I'm moving forward with my life thanks to them!

Mike F., client

I was waiting until the end of my bankruptcy to give a honest review of my experience. My experience was wonderful. Your staff was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I also loved the new look of your lobby. It was very welcoming.

Jesse B.cliennt

Mr. Sam and Jeff have been great. Thank you for helping me. Your staff is very efficient and wait times are minimal whenever I come to the office.

Noreen S.client

Best decision I could've made.

Carmelton A.client

I would like to thank the law office of Sam Henry for making this a smooth and non stressful experience.

Roy B.client

Left the appointment with a peace knowing I had options. Mr. Henry was very positive and provided helpful information.

Shirley H.

I was very please with my visit to the Sam Henry Law Office. Everyone was very courteous and personable. I left Sam's office feeling much better about my own personal situation. The thing I enjoyed most about the experience was that I was treated like a person, and not a number. Even after we discussed business, Sam took time to get to know me as a person. I very much appreciated that. I would definitely recommend him to someone else.


I went in for a consultation and I have 2 say. I was intrigued. All my questions were answered and my concerns. I will be filing bankruptcy with a smile. Thanks so much you are the best!!! I'll see you soon.

Ebony W.Client

Chapter 7

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy is known as the “liquidation” bankruptcy. Basically, the debtor relinquishes his property to the bankruptcy trustee, and receives a discharge of his debts.



Chapter 13

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the debtor is allowed to keep most or all of his property, and receive a discharge of his debts, upon the monthly payment of a sum of money to the bankruptcy trustee for a period of three to five years.



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