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Client Focused. We pride ourselves on exceptional client support. Bankruptcy Law. We believe in fresh starts and financial freedom. Experienced. Over 30 years helping Syracuse and Central New York residents.

We Believe in Second Chances for Central New Yorkers.


Bankruptcy Attorney Peter Schaefer AAnyone can find themselves in a difficult financial situation. All it takes is an unforseen circumstance, the loss of a job, illness, divorce and good hardworking people can find themselves struggling with excessive debt.

At the Bankruptcy Law Offices of Peter Schaefer we believe in second chances. Bankruptcy discharges your unsecured debt (credit card, medical bills, personal loans, repossessions, etc.) and in most cases allows you to keep your hard earned possessions.

In Chapter 13 you can catch up on your past due mortgage and/or vehicle payments, stop foreclosure, avoid repossession and sometimes reduce (cram down) your vehicle loan and/or second and third mortgages.

If you are struggling with excessive debt, or facing foreclosure of your house, let me show you how a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filing can give you a fresh start.

We Make the Bankruptcy Process Affordable

People are surprised that they are able to keep their home, vehicle, retirement savings, while eliminating their unwanted and excessive debt. We help people and families make a fresh new start and get them back on the right fiscal path.

Discharge Your Debt

Eliminate the legal obligation to pay most or all of your debts.

Prevent Repossessions

Stop the repossession of a car or other property, or force the creditor to return property even after it has been repossessed.

Stop Foreclosure

Don’t get foreclosed on your house or mobile home. We will get you the opportunity to catch up on missed payments.



We’ll take care of your finances.

Got a Question?

Let us answer your concerns.


The Process

See how you can file for bankruptcy.



We want you to educate yourself.

A Message From Peter Schaefer

Words from Attorney Peter Schaefer

Learn about bankruptcy and the options you have for a fresh start.

“We are a debt relief agency. We help people file bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.”

  • We are conveniently located two blocks from downtown Syracuse (with easy parking)
  • We are fully wheelchair accessible
  • We offer a free attorney consultation
  • We will provide you with honest advice and quality legal services
  • We provide personalized service and treat you with courtesy and respect
  • We are available for your questions and promptly return telephone calls
  • We generally are able to schedule appointments within 24 hours
  • We can schedule evening or Saturday appointments
  • We offer low flat rate legal fees with affordable payment plans
  • We will guide you through the entire bankruptcy processes
  • We will help you get a fresh start

Every Person Who Walks Through Our Door Is Important To Us.

We are Committed to Helping Our Clients Succeed.

At the Bankruptcy Law Offices of Peter Schaefer, your telephone calls are promptly returned by Peter Schaefer and his professional staff.

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