Florida Bankruptcy Lawyers

Assisting Clients Throughout Southwest Florida Since 1998

Are you just starting to research bankruptcy? You probably have a lot of questions, like:

  • What is bankruptcy?
  • What’s the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?
  • How do you know if bankruptcy is the right move for you?
  • When is it time to start considering bankruptcy?
  • Should I hire an attorney and who should I hire?

These questions will lead you to other questions, and we will be happy to answer all of them for you. But, before we get started, let us take the edge off a little first. Let’s start with a joke; everyone, including us, likes a good lawyer joke:

As the lawyer awoke from surgery, he asked, "Why are all the blinds drawn?" The nurse answered, "There's a fire across the street, and we didn't want you to think you had died."

Ba-dum-dum. (We never claimed to be comedians!) Let’s get started.

What Is Bankruptcy?

We are glad you asked! First and foremost, let’s clear something up by talking about what bankruptcy is, and what it is not.

Bankruptcy is NOT a dirty word. Bankruptcy is NOT the end of your financial life—we would consider bankruptcy to be a speed bump in the road of life. Bankruptcy IS a financial planning tool that, when used properly, can lead a person to a brighter financial future. With the right Florida bankruptcy attorney and proper planning, bankruptcy can be your opportunity to start fresh.

We believe that when you are facing a job loss, divorce, overwhelming debt, or medical bills, you are still a human being who deserves to be treated with respect. You may be considering filing for bankruptcy protection. But, is it the right decision? Are you a good candidate for bankruptcy?

In the interim, your creditors are beginning to turn up the heat. We believe your creditors must treat you with dignity in all cases, even if you are being sued on a debt or your wages are being garnished. The law requires debt collectors to act professionally, and we take that very seriously.

Unfortunately, most people who are facing overwhelming debt believe they have no protections and that being treated horribly just comes with the territory. We’re here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth; at The Dellutri Law Group, PA, we protect our clients’ rights to be treated with dignity and respect each and every day.

Your Debt Protection Options

There are protections out there, but you have to know when and how to assert them. Bankruptcy is an option. There are other options as well, but debt collectors are not going to tell you about your options. Debt collectors use this lack of information as leverage against people and exploit their vulnerabilities. If people don't know their rights are being violated, why would they contact an attorney?

At The Dellutri Law Group, PA, we will walk you through all of your options and provide you with the tools and resources you need to protect yourself.

You're probably thinking, “Sure, but who can afford to hire an attorney?” or, “If I had the money to pay for an attorney, I would use it to pay this debt.” While that may be your first instinct, once you speak with us in person, you’ll see that is not the real question you should be asking.

If you are ready to schedule a complimentary strategy session, call us at (800) 391-4337 or contact us online now. We also encourage you to download our eBook, What to Expect During Your Bankruptcy to learn more about the process and what it entails.

Determining If Bankruptcy Is Right for You

Would you be shocked to know that we tell people every day that bankruptcy would be a horrible decision for them? Imagine a bankruptcy attorney telling you not to file bankruptcy; you should see the look on people’s faces when we do. When people hear that their biggest fear should never happen, everything gets better for them. They can now take filing for bankruptcy off the table.

On the other hand, if bankruptcy is the right option for you, wouldn't it be great to have a game plan laid out in front of you, demonstrating which type of bankruptcy is best for your individual circumstances? Wouldn’t it be great to have an explanation of why that option is being presented to you? Wouldn’t it be great to have an experienced bankruptcy attorney explain it all to you in person?

The Dellutri Difference

  • A Healthy Firm Culture

    When our employees are happy to come to work, we know that they are capable of overcoming any challenge on behalf of our clients.

  • Service Tailored to Your Needs

    We sincerely care about each and every one of our clients and refuse to treat them like a case file to be passed from person to person.

  • Communication You Can Count On

    We believe that our clients deserve clear and consistent communication every step of the way, without any unnecessary "legalese."

  • A Culture of Philanthropy

    In order to give back to our community, each employee at our firm is granted the opportunity to sponsor a charitable cause of their choosing.

  • Experience & Passion on Your Side

    Our dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals, assistants, & staff have been fighting on behalf of our clients since 1998.

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Our firm is singularly focused on our clients and will stop at nothing to fight for the future that they deserve. Let our attorneys fight for your future next.

Meet Your Attorneys

Committed to Making Our Community a Better Place
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    Carmen Dellutri


    If you know Carmen Dellutri, you know he is passionate about a lot of things. He gives back often- to his community, his employees, and his loved ones. Carmen has mentioned time and time again that the reason he became an Attorney, and specifically a Personal Injury and Bankruptcy Attorney, is because he loves to help others.
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    Amanda Downing


    Amanda Downing doesn’t mince words and says what she means when it comes to the opposing side. She has the biggest heart and will fight tooth and nail to bring justice for her clients. “I hate having to go to bat for those victims, because they never should have been put in that situation to begin with. It’s just completely unfair.”
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    David Lampley


    David Lampley is a father of four. He knows that becoming a father has strengthened his professional life. He has greater compassion for parents who have to move life around to accommodate their children. “I wish other attorneys would remember that people who come to them looking for advice are parents too, just trying to do what is best for their families.”

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    David W. Fineman


    Before David W. Fineman became an attorney, he was a deputy for CCSO and PGPD. David’s lifelong devotion to helping others, mixed with his empathy for people going through hard situations, is what makes him a fantastic attorney. Being a man of his word is something David stands by and you can always count on him to get the job done and get it done right!
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    Dominico Palma


    Dominico Palma was born and raised in Roseto, Pennsylvania--a small town between the Poconos and Lehigh Valley. He graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2019 where he commissioned as an officer in the Florida Army National Guard. In 2022, he received his law degree from Ave Maria School of Law.