Clark County has a population of over 400,000 people. Its county seat is Vancouver, which is also its largest city. Clark County is unique in that it was the first county to be established in Washington, and it was named after William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Clark County is located across the Columbia River, and it is also surrounded on two sides by the river. It is also located on the North Fork of the Lewis River. It spans an area of 656 square miles. Of its over 400,000 residents, 85 percent of them are white, 4 percent are Asian, 2 percent are African American, and a little over 1 percent are of Native American or Pacific Islander descent.
Out of the over 127,000 households in Clark County, 37 percent have children under the age of 18, and 56 percent are married couples living together. The other percentage of households are females with no husband present or non-families.
When it comes to income, the median household income is $48,376. The median income for a family is a bit higher at $54,016. Males tend to have a higher income than females.
Bankruptcy in Clark County
Despite having a steady income, a person can still have a sizeable amount of debt. Sometimes this debt becomes overwhelming, and an individual is forced to file for bankruptcy – another overwhelming financial issue. However, filing for bankruptcy is not all negative. It is a chance to alleviate financial burdens, repay debt, and get on the path to improving one’s credit.
There are several different types of bankruptcy depending on one’s situation and depending on whether the filing party is an individual or an entity, like a business. Persons generally file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Each type of bankruptcy has its own features.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows a person to:
- Cancel all or a portion of his or her debt
- Sell assets or other property to repay creditors
- Keep his or her salary or wages from being subject to a wage garnishment
Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows a person to:
- Keep all of his or her property
- Repay all or a portion of his or her debt
- Propose a repayment plan to the bankruptcy court
If you are in a situation where you may have to file for bankruptcy, consulting with an experienced bankruptcy attorney is the right first step. The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer has been handling bankruptcy cases for many years, and we strive to help our clients understand their options and keep peace of mind during this time.
For an initial consultation, we welcome your call to our Clark County area office at (360) 334-6277.
Directions to Our Vancouver Bankruptcy Attorneys from Clark County, WA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Clark County, WA
Total Est. Time: 25 mins
Total Est. Distance: 14.3 mi
- Head southeast on NE Cedars View Dr toward NE Maddox Ct
- Turn right onto NE 152nd Ave
- Turn right onto NE 144th St
- Turn left onto NE 117th Ave
- Continue onto WA-500 W (signs for Washington 500)
- Take the Interstate 5 S exit on the left toward Portland
- Merge onto I-5 S
- Take exit 1D for 4th Plain Blvd
- Keep right at the fork and merge onto E 4th Plain Blvd
We are located at:
3709 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661