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Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA), the laws governing filing for bankruptcy were changed to make it more difficult for consumers to have their debts discharged under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. Now, when you file your Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, you must also file along with it […]

Ohio foreclosure law requires a mortgage lender to file a civil complaint to foreclosure a mortgage. In other words, a mortgage lender cannot simply “seize” the property without going through the court system. In some states, a lender can obtain title to the property through a nonjudicial foreclosure such as a sheriff’s sale. A Foreclosure […]

When you die, will your property be sold to pay your creditors? Are your loved ones required to pay your debts even if you don’t have enough assets to cover your debts? Because the answers to these questions can be complicated depending on your situation, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced […]

A recent study confirmed what every bankruptcy attorney already knows. Despite the mortgage crisis and rising credit card debt, medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in America. Sadly, this type of debt doesn’t just happen to people without insurance. High deductible plans leave many families with medical debt they cannot pay off. There is a […]

After filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you’ll need to meet with your creditors about a month after the filing date in what’s called a 341 meeting.  It’s important to be prepared for the 341 meeting and comply with the requests made by your bankruptcy trustee so that the bankruptcy process proceeds as […]