Connecticut bankruptcy attorneys with more than 70 years of

combined experience

We know how difficult it can be to cope with significant debt problems. We can help you obtain a financial fresh start through bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy Overview

How Bankruptcy Can Help You

Chapter 7
Chapter 13
Small Business Bankruptcy


Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyers Help You Rebuild Your Life

At Advanced Bankruptcy Legal Services of Connecticut, our skilled bankruptcy attorneys are here to ease your burden by guiding you through the bankruptcy process, assisting with business law concerns or handling civil litigation.

We understand the stress that comes from crippling debt and business disputes and work to help you get the fresh start you deserve.

Whether you need debt relief through bankruptcy or a skilled advocate in the courtroom, we offer comprehensive and compassionate counsel that serves your best interests.

Serving the Hartford area since the 1970s.

Decades Of Experience In Hartford

Our attorneys, who draw upon more than 70 years of combined experience in bankruptcy law, business law and business litigation, are respected for our knowledge and compassion. Both clients and colleagues recommend us to others because they know we offer skilled legal guidance and knowledgeable counsel for a broad range of bankruptcy issues.

Our firm, Grafstein & Arcaro, LLC, doing business as Advanced Bankruptcy Legal Services of Connecticut, has helped clients throughout the greater Hartford area for more than 50 years.

Additionally, we have been recognized by fellow lawyers familiar with our work: Joel M. Grafstein and Gregory F. Arcaro are AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.


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Protecting Your Rights And Interests

Bankruptcy is a highly personal issue that requires individualized attention. Our attorneys will guide you through each step of the process, from the initial filing to the discharge of your debt, to ensure that you understand your options and know what’s going on at every stage of your case.

As a consumer, you have certain rights afforded to you by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Our attorneys make sure those rights are protected at all times. When you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into effect, prohibiting creditors or collection agencies from contacting you. We ensure that creditor harassment ends when the bankruptcy process begins.