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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...

7 steps to take after a car accident

In an instant, a car accident can change your life. You just could be on your way to work and a large SUV rams into the rear of your car. You could suffer serious injuries – broken bones, a traumatic brain injury and a back injury. Or a distracted driver could fail to...

What happens to a home in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

It may be possible to keep your Ohio home after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, that will depend on how much equity that you have in the property. Furthermore, you'll need to remain current on your home loan to retain ownership of the property. Let's take a...

Contact a divorce lawyer early to gain an advantage

Setting an appointment with an Ohio divorce lawyer may make you feel like you've given up on your marriage. However, doing so at that first sign that your marriage might be ending could give you a significant advantage if you decide to get divorced. Information...

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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
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

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...

7 steps to take after a car accident

In an instant, a car accident can change your life. You just could be on your way to work and a large SUV rams into the rear of your car. You could suffer serious injuries – broken bones, a traumatic brain injury and a back injury. Or a distracted driver could fail to...

What happens to a home in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

It may be possible to keep your Ohio home after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, that will depend on how much equity that you have in the property. Furthermore, you'll need to remain current on your home loan to retain ownership of the property. Let's take a...

Contact a divorce lawyer early to gain an advantage

Setting an appointment with an Ohio divorce lawyer may make you feel like you've given up on your marriage. However, doing so at that first sign that your marriage might be ending could give you a significant advantage if you decide to get divorced. Information...

Visit Our Blog

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