Bankruptcy & Professional Licensing in Florida

If I File for Bankruptcy, Will I Lose My Professional License?

If you hold a professional license, or you are planning on applying for one, you may be concerned about the consequences of filing for bankruptcy. Many attorneys, doctors, real estate agents, nurses, contractors, accountants, and other professionals worry that they could lose their license if they file for bankruptcy in Florida. Even military personnel are often concerned that they could lose their security clearance.

The good news is that, in most cases, filing for bankruptcy will have no effect on your professional license or your ability to obtain one in the future; however, it is important that you consult a Jacksonville bankruptcy attorney and your licensing bureau. At Owenby Law, P.A., our bankruptcy lawyers can help you determine whether your license or military security clearance will be affected by Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

How Bankruptcy Could Affect Securities Brokers & Military Personnel

Generally speaking, the most vulnerable professionals are those who work as insurance or securities brokers. If you hold a Series 7, Series 6, or Series 63 license, your license is not jeopardized by filing for personal bankruptcy. However, you may be required to notify your employer or potential employers that you have filed. The bankruptcy attorneys at Owenby Law, P.A. have also opened their practice to military service members at Mayport Naval Station, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Camp Blanding, Patrick Air Force Base, and in all branches of the U.S. military. If you are concerned that bankruptcy may affect your military security clearance, talk to one of our bankruptcy lawyers in Jacksonville, FL.

Contact Owenby Law, P.A. for a Free Bankruptcy Review

If you are having trouble making your monthly debt payments on time, let us help you make an informed decision about how best to get your finances back under control. Contact the experienced and compassionate bankruptcy lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. for the help you need. We serve clients in Ortega Hills, Middleburg, Fleming Island, Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, Lakeside, and all other communities in surrounding areas.


Contact our office today at (904) 770-3141 to schedule your free bankruptcy consultation.