Lawrence and Jurkiewicz Law

Serving Avon, Farmington Valley, Hartford, and Torrington


bankruptcy solutions

Get a fresh start

Bankruptcy can free you from your debt,
and help you regain control of your life.


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Keep your valuables

Stop foreclosure & cancel debt

No more wage garnishments

Chapter 7 & 13

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Peter Lawrence

As a lawyer concentrating on consumer bankruptcy, Attorney Peter Lawrence helps people through some of their most important financial decisions. His direct yet non-judgmental style puts clients at ease. With many years of professional expertise, he’ll give you a thorough understanding of your options, and help you choose the best course of action for your goals. You’ll feel confident that you’ve made the right choice. We have three convenient locations to meet in West Hartford, Avon and Torrington.

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We start on your case immediately to get your life back to normal.

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Tailored solutions

Not all cases are one-size fits all. We will point you in the right direction.


Creditors can be ruthless. We will take it from here.

Reasonable fees

We understand your situation. We will fight for you without breaking the bank.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: The following should be construed as general information only, not legal advice and may or may not apply to your case, or may apply differently than described here.

What is Chapter 7?

Chapter 7 is a the most common type of bankruptcy. You obtain a discharge of your debts without having to make any payments through a plan. Most people don’t lose any of their property, but that is not always the case, and we will determine ahead of time whether this will be true in your case.

What is Chapter 13?

Chapter 13 is a form of bankruptcy called a “reorganization.” It is most commonly used to save a house from foreclosure, or to preserve property that would be lost in a Chapter 7 case. In some cases, certain people make too much money to qualify for Chapter 7, and Chapter 13 can be used for protection from creditors while repaying debt through a court approved plan.

Are all debts discharged?

Most, but not all. Most taxes, alimony, child support, and fines cannot be discharged.

Can a creditor sue me?

No they cannot. Filing bankruptcy stops all collection attempts, repossessions, foreclosures, and garnishments.

What about my house and car?

In most cases you can choose to continue paying the debt and keep them, although the creditors CAN ask the courts to collect.

Do I have to list all creditors?

Yes. You cannot pick and choose who to list. If you do not know them all, you can contact the credit bureaus.

Do I have to appear in court?

Yes. You will be required to attend the meeting of creditors and all other hearings unless otherwise advised.

Are there tax consequences?

In certain circumstances, the forgiveness of debt may be construed as taxable income. Sale of assets could result in capital gains.


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I had the pleasure of working with attorney Peter Lawrence this past fall. The dedication he shows is outstanding,I honestly felt like I had nothing to worry about the entire process. He is very detail oriented and makes sure you understand the process as it goes along. I would highly recommend attorney Lawrence to anyone who wants a kind and dedicated lawyer in their corner.

Winsted, CT

Working with Peter Lawrence was the best experience. I was so stressed out and didn't know how I was going to keep my house. Peter helped me with my case and I am living a stable life, putting my kids through college.

Rachel M.
Farmington, CT

I would recommend Peter Lawrence Law to anyone. I was amazed at how quickly Peter got everything dissolved and helped me get out of the avalanche of debt I was facing. I wasn't sure about bankruptcy at first, but I'm glad I did it.

Tim B.
West Hartford, CT

Attorney Peter Lawrence
Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC

Over 30 years experience. The harassment and the intimidation from debt collectors stops now.

We look forward to helping you and getting your life back as you once knew it.


60 East Main Street Avon, CT 06001

199 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790

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