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Ruling limits when police can conduct searches without a warrant

When a person is subject to a police investigation in Ohio and the officers want to conduct a search, it can be difficult to know if they need a warrant. In recent years, these types of incidents have been a subject for debate. Understanding the limits under which...

Courts may be wise to reconsider their stance on police dogs

Ohio residents have likely read media stories about large drug seizures being made during vehicle stops after police dogs were alerted to the scent of narcotics, but this kind of reporting may have given law enforcement canines a reputation for reliability that they...

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...

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If you are struggling to meet your financial obligations and have fallen behind on your mortgage, you may be worried about foreclosure. The federal bankruptcy laws can help you temporarily stop foreclosure proceedings, often giving you the short-term relief you need to get a fresh start. Before you file for protection, however, you want to hire an experienced bankruptcy attorney so you take the right steps to protect your interests.

At the law offices of Amy M. Levine & Associates, we have a comprehensive understanding of the personal bankruptcy laws. We start by listening, taking the time to learn the specific details of your situation, so we can identify all your options. We will carefully explain the bankruptcy laws and process, as well as your likelihood of reaching your goals, so you always know what to expect.

We offer a free initial consultation. To schedule an appointment, contact our office or call us at 614-360-2942 in Columbus or 304-519-4354 in Huntington.

Helping You Make The Right Decision

If you are dealing with creditor harassment, whether in the form of incessant phone calls or threatening letters, the federal bankruptcy laws can help, even with foreclosure actions. Under the laws, an automatic stay goes into effect immediately upon the filing of a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 petition. The automatic stay prohibits your creditors from calling, writing or pursuing legal action (outside of the bankruptcy proceeding) to recover any debt. This includes mortgage obligations.

In a Chapter 7 filing, you are allowed to permanently discharge certain debt in exchange for the sale of nonexempt assets. While a Chapter 7 filing will suspend foreclosure proceedings, you cannot discharge the debt on your home and still keep the property. If Chapter 7 appears to be the best option for you, we will work with you to discharge those debts that are permissible so you can afford to make your house payments.

In a Chapter 13 proceeding, you enter into new payment arrangements with your creditors, agreeing to pay off debts under new terms over a three- to five-year period. We will help you put together a reorganization plan and will review all proposed debt restructuring to ensure that the payments are within your means.

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To set up a free initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 614-360-2942 in Columbus or 304-519-4354 in Huntington. Payment plans are available.

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

Ruling limits when police can conduct searches without a warrant

When a person is subject to a police investigation in Ohio and the officers want to conduct a search, it can be difficult to know if they need a warrant. In recent years, these types of incidents have been a subject for debate. Understanding the limits under which...

Courts may be wise to reconsider their stance on police dogs

Ohio residents have likely read media stories about large drug seizures being made during vehicle stops after police dogs were alerted to the scent of narcotics, but this kind of reporting may have given law enforcement canines a reputation for reliability that they...

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...

Visit Our Blog

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