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Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
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If you face insurmountable debt, a personal bankruptcy filing can help you stop the incessant phone calls and letters and get a fresh financial start. When you file for bankruptcy protection, your creditors are required by law to terminate any efforts to collect the debt other than through the bankruptcy courts. Contrary to what your creditors will tell you, bankruptcy isn’t a sign of defeat or failure. The law was set up to protect people just like you.

At the law offices of Amy M. Levine & Associates, we offer comprehensive counsel to individuals who want to alleviate financial stress through a personal bankruptcy filing. We start by listening, taking the time to learn as much as we can about your financial situation, so we can help you choose a strategy that best fits your needs. Whether you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 petition, we will prepare all the necessary documents and act as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings with creditors, the court or the bankruptcy trustee.

To set up a free initial consultation, please fill out our contact form, or call us at 614-360-2942 in Columbus, OH or 304-519-4354 in Huntington, WV.

The Truth About Bankruptcy

Myths about bankruptcy are common, and they sometimes keep people from taking advantage of its benefits.

Will bankruptcy ruin my credit? Simply put, no. While the initial filing may impact your credit score, discharging existing debt will likely improve your ability to borrow money in the future. After filing, most people’s credit scores improve significantly in just a few years. What will ruin your credit is continuing to spiral into debt without taking action to stop it.

Will I have to give up my home or car? In most cases, you can keep important possessions such as your house, car and furniture. While Chapter 7 does call for liquidation of some assets, there are state and federal exemptions in place that protect your property. Even if your property is not exempt, it is often possible to reach an agreement with creditors. We can help.

Will bankruptcy make me a failure? Taking responsibility for your debt and securing a fresh start is something to be proud of, not ashamed of. Often, the circumstances that lead to bankruptcy are out of your control – such as an expensive divorce, unexpected illness or loss of employment. Do not continue to punish yourself for your situation. Talk to one of our attorneys and take the first step toward financial control.

Considering Bankruptcy? We Can Help You Breathe Easy.

When you hire us to help you determine whether a bankruptcy filing is in your best interests, we will start by determining whether you qualify to permanently discharge your debts under Chapter 7. If you don’t or if you choose to repay your creditors over a three- to five-year period, we will help you restructure your debt under Chapter 13, putting together a reorganization plan for you and reviewing any proposed repayment plans from your creditors.

We will help you understand how you can use a personal bankruptcy filing to:

  • Prevent your wages from garnishment
  • Stop a foreclosure proceeding
  • Get rid of credit card debt and medical bills
  • Avoid the repossession of personal property

We know from experience that divorce and bankruptcy often go hand in hand. We will help you determine whether bankruptcy will protect you in a divorce proceeding and, whenever possible, will look to settle your divorce issues without the need to file for bankruptcy.

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We provide a free initial consultation to all new clients so you can learn more about your options and take the first step toward financial freedom. To arrange a meeting with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us at 614-360-2942 in Columbus, Ohio, or 304-519-4354 in Huntington, West Virginia.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Bankruptcy Law

Amy M. Levine
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Our Latest Blog Posts

How vehicle accident fault could impact insurance claims

Every state has a law that applies when auto accidents occur, and especially when cases go to court. While most motor vehicle accidents in Ohio with obvious fault evidence are settled beforehand, this is not true in all cases. Insurance companies and claimants often...

Common things couples might overlook during their divorce

A divorcing couple often faces emotional and financial turmoil during the process. Dividing a single household into two futures, even if it is the best decision for both spouses, can cause significant stress and worry. Unfortunately, many couples become overwhelmed...

How to prepare financially for a divorce

Ohio is an equitable property division state, which means that you might be entitled to a majority share of a marital estate in a final divorce settlement. However, even if you are expecting to receive valuable assets as part of such a settlement, you'll still need to...

What to know about the Chapter 7 bankruptcy means test

Chapter 7 bankruptcy gives consumers in Columbus, Ohio, a legal way to remove burdening debt they can no longer handle. Only unsecured debts, such as medical and credit card debt, can get erased in bankruptcy. The secured debts, those that are backed by collateral,...

Contesting a Will During Probate in Ohio

When Ohio residents put together their wills and estates, they do everything in their power to make sure that they've covered all of their bases. They usually work with attorneys to make sure that their beneficiaries are clearly indicated, and they work on an asset...

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