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Battling Debt Anxiety

If you're battling debt anxiety of any kind, this book is for you. It answers questions such as:

  • What are the different types of bankruptcy, and pros and cons of each?
  • Which type best suits your situation?
  • How can you protect your home and cars?
  • What should you avoid when filing bankruptcy?
  • How can bankruptcy help you recover financially?

Practice Areas

CHAPTER 7

Chapter 7 is the type of relief most consumers seek – a complete discharge of all unsecured debt, including credit cards and medical expenses.

FORECLOSURE

What one does with a distressed borrower depends first on whether they have sufficient time to negotiate with the mortgagee.

LOAN MODIFICATION

To receive a loan modification and avoid a foreclosure, a debtor should immediately contact either the lender directly, or get help from a nonprofit housing counselor.

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Bankruptcy in Cleveland, OH

When choosing a bankruptcy attorney it is important to consider the commitment of the lawyer. I am a licensed Cleveland, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney who will take your case seriously. This website contains information regarding Cleveland bankruptcy law and will assist the reader in determining if they can and/or should file bankruptcy. This site will give information on the bankruptcy process in general and to help assessment of an individual or family’s financial situation if bankruptcy or an alternative plan would be best suited to their needs.

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Bankruptcy Laws

Bankruptcy laws have a tendency to change often and it is important to seek an attorney who keeps up with ever-changing case law. It has been my experience that many of my clients who came into the process believing that they would not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy ended up being able to file Chapter 7 when all of their expenses and situations were properly analyzed.

MORE THAN
$2.2
MILLION IN DEBT DISCHARGED IN A
SINGLE
BANKRUPTCY CASE

YOU CAN SAVE MORE THAN
$100,000
IN MODIFIED
MORTGAGES

YOU CAN SAVE MORE THAN
$1,000
ON CAR LOANS

MORE THAN
500
CASES IN STATE AND
FEDERAL COURTS

Why should I consider bankruptcy?

You can discharge most, if not all, your unsecured debts (e.g., medical debt and credit card balances). You can catch up on past due mortgage payments. You may be able to avoid second mortgages in some cases. You can cram down loans for cars and investment property under certain circumstances.

What will happen to my credit?

Your score will bottom out, but that may not be as big a drop as you think. We have even seen cases where a filing can actually improve ones score. Many of our clients work with a consultant while emerging from bankruptcy to bring the score up significantly in 2-3 years.

How long will my case take?

A Chapter 7 case usually lasts 4-5 months, but can extend to as much as a year if the estate is complex or difficult; A Chapter 11 case can take from approximately a year to several years; A Chapter 13 case typically extends 3-5 years.

How do I know if Chapter 7 is right for me?

If you have property that is largely exempt and your household income is at or below the median, you might benefit most by filing a Chapter 7 case.

Which bankruptcy chapter saves the most money?

A Chapter 7 case generally has the most economic benefit because most unsecured debt can be discharged in full. However, a Chapter 13 case can provide significant benefit in the form of avoided or reduced secured debts. A Chapter 11 case is generally the most expensive since it is utilized primarily by corporations or individuals with significant income and debt/assets.

Can I keep a credit card and not report the debt on my bankruptcy schedules?

No. Every debt must be reported in your bankruptcy case, along with all of your assets.

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Locations

Cleveland, OH
Phone: (216) 230 3787
Address: 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 970, Cleveland, OH 44115

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