Do you own a small business in Arizona? Are you considering filing bankruptcy? During these challenging times, we may begin noticing that more and more small businesses will be looking to file bankruptcy as they may be in a position where they must close their doors for good. Based on the type of business you have, what type of revenue it is bringing (or not bringing in) and various other items related to your business, we will determine if bankruptcy is even a good idea for you. If bankruptcy is an option we will help you figure out which bankruptcy is best for you and or your business.

If your business is in a position of generating zero income, and you are at the point of closing up shop for good, you may opt for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. A chapter 7 bankruptcy is the easiest and quickest way to close out your business debt. In a chapter 7, you can wipe out most if not all of the liabilities that fall on you. Depending on qualifying factors, you may have to opt for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Don’t frightened of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Although in Chapter 13 bankruptcy you may still be required to make some monthly payments on the debt, you can also discharge some or most of the debt. Either way, you will be out of your current situation and be able to take a deep breath.

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Are you a sole proprietor? If so, the thought on your mind might be that you are responsible for both personal and business debts. When filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy you will be allowed exemptions to protect some or both your business and personal property while eliminating both business and personal debts. If you are practicing as a sole proprietor and your business is skill or service based, you may even be able to keep your business going. Since your knowledge can’t be sold off as an asset, you will be able to eliminate the business debt and allow yourself to remain in business.

When filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy as a sole proprietor, it is important to evaluate whether you anticipate income, and whether you want to keep inventory or equipment. If this is the case a Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be the better option for you and your business. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy your business as an asset, can be retained while making payments over a 3-5 year period on the debt and the assets.

If you are a small business owner in Arizona and your debt is getting out of control, you should give Dodge & Vega a call. We have been doing this since 2006and we are exceptionally good at evaluating business and personal debt solutions. With over a decade and a half of experience with bankruptcy and we are prepared to take your case today and get those creditors off your back. Call us today for your no-cost consultation!

If you are struggling financially and want to know about all of your debt relief options, then contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our firm and know your rights. 480-656-8333.

Written By:

Angelica Wilson, Dodge & Vega PLC


Dodge & Vega PLC founded by Ben Dodge, attorney at law. Ben owns and manages a law firm of Affordable Arizona Bankruptcy, Family Law, and Personal Injury Lawyers. He is a nationally certified trial attorney, entrepreneur, endurance Athlete, and extreme Ultra Cyclist.

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Understanding your rights and what you are entitled too, Ben Dodge is known as a serious litigator. There are two types of attorneys, those that sit behind a desk and push paper and those who actually hit the court room in the real world and get things done. Ben is a litigator who thrives in the court room. He once said: “It is one thing to tell your clients you are a good lawyer, it is an entirely different thing to be willing to prove it to them while they watch you do your work in front of them, in front of a jury watching your every move, in front of a judge, and your peers who are lawyers on the other side if your case. I love the opportunity to go to court and put my money where my mouth is.

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In my experience most lawyers are either afraid of the court room or not good at it and belong behind a desk or both.” -Ben Dodge Ben is one a very few lawyers trained in advance litigation skills through the National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA) and has earned the designation as a NITA Advocate.

The negotiation tactics and strategies of winning a case are extremely important, but should always take a back row seat to the litigation experience and knowledge of court room rules, local, state, and federal rules of civil procedure that can have significant impact on your case. It is wise to be represented by someone well versed in the law, civil procedures, local and state ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and even the court room politics that always play out.

Ben Dodge always offers a complimentary in person consultation to all clients. For those who live out of state or are otherwise busy with work, etc. Ben will do a complimentary phone consultation as well. Typically the consultations are scheduled from 30-60 minutes depending on the severity of the case. You can expect to get answers to questions, clarity, information, and reassurance of your personal, family, or business issues. In your free consultation you can generally expect to discuss such topics as:

  • What your legal issue is really about.
  • Whether or not you have any chance of winning and how to make that possible.
  • Our unique and incredible fee structure making Dodge & Vega lawyers affordable for almost any budget.
  • Your specific case details, any pictures, police reports, or any other evidence you provide for his review.
  • The applicable local, state, and federal laws underlying your case.
  • Your rights, obligations, and any potential liability.
  • The process, procedure (in and out of court), and the time frame required to conclude your case.

You can call Arizona Lawyer Ben Dodge of Dodge & Vega, PLC at 1.480.656.8333. Mr. Dodge’s staff is standing and ready to accept your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year. Someone from our office will personally return your call within 24 hours to schedule an appointment with Mr. Dodge or one o his associate attorneys. There is never an obligation past a complimentary consultation with Mr. Dodge. His passion is in relentless representation and his entire office stands ready to serve with kindness, compassion, and patience. We strive to make a legal experience with our firm one of the most outstanding customer service experiences you will ever have and to do so without you having to go broke! Lawyers can be incredible and affordable. Let us show you how.

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Call Ben Dodge, your incredible Arizona Lawyer today at 1.480.656.8333.

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His main Arizona offices are located at:

Mesa Arizona (home base office)
7227 E. Baseline Rd. STE 109,
Mesa, Arizona 85209

Phoenix Arizona office
2415 e. Camelback Rd., suite 700
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Tucson Arizona office
One South Church Avenue, 12th Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701

Mr. Dodge relentlessly represents clients in the entire state of Arizona including but not limited to Mesa, Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Gilbert, Peoria, Glendale, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Chandler, Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff, Surprise, Kingman, Page, Lake Havasu City, Payson, Goodyear, Buckeye, Queen Creek, Paradise Valley, Show Low, Winslow, Maricopa, Nogales, Globe, Avondale, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Carefree, Wickenburg, Pinetop-Lakeside, Strawberry, Anthem, Safford, and more. Ben Dodge is an experienced Arizona Personal Injury lawyer, Arizona Family Law lawyer, Arizona Divorce lawyer, Arizona Bankruptcy lawyer, Arizona Child Custody lawyer, Arizona Estate Planning lawyer, and an Arizona Bicycle Accident lawyer. He can cover all areas of family law, personal injury, bankruptcy and estate planning for you.