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Sharon Center Bankruptcy Attorney

What is a Sharon Center bankruptcy attorney?  A Sharon Center bankruptcy lawyer prepares the client’s petition for filing in the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Akron Division.  The Bankruptcy Courts’ website has a wealth of information, including a frequently asked questions page.  The Bankruptcy Court also warns individuals against using bankruptcy petition preparers, emphasizing that these individuals are only typists and cannot perform, nor can they charge for, legal services.  Only attorneys can do so, as they have the requisite education, licensing and experience to do so.  This bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction consists of Medina County, Summit County and Portage County. (more…)

Wayne County Bankruptcy Attorney

A Wayne County bankruptcy attorney prepares the client’s bankruptcy petition for filing in the Canton Division of the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court.  This bankruptcy court handles cases from Wayne County, Stark County, Holmes County, and a number of other counties.  One judge presides over the court and a number of trustees handle the individual hearings, otherwise known as the first meeting of creditors.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Representation By Wayne County Bankruptcy Attorney

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one receives a quick discharge of their personal debts in exchange for the liquidation of all non-exempt assets.  Usually, the person filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy has few or no non-exempt assets.  The hearings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are held at the trustee hearing room in the Ralph Regula Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 401 McKinley Avenue S.W., Canton, Ohio 44702. (more…)

Do You Want a Cheap Bankruptcy Attorney?

Do you want a cheap bankruptcy attorney?  My office receives a lot of phone calls asking what I charge for a chapter seven bankruptcy.  Some of these prospective clients are looking for a cheap bankruptcy attorney.  Some are just trying to get an idea of the range of bankruptcy attorney fees.  We happily give them our fee and tell them what we do for that fee.  However, it is really difficult to really show them all that we do for that fee.  While we have a competitive fee, we are not the lowest fee.  We do not want to be the lowest fee because of the loss of professionalism and service that would likely occur if we were to charge such a low fee. (more…)

Hinckley Bankruptcy Attorney

A Hinckley bankruptcy attorney prepares the client’s bankruptcy petition for filing in the Akron Division of the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court.  This bankruptcy court handles cases from Medina County, Summit County and Portage County.  One judge presides over the court and a number of trustees handle the individual hearings, otherwise known as the first meeting of creditors.  These hearings are also called 341 hearings, as they are defined in section 341 of the bankruptcy code (11 U.S.C. 341).
The location of the hearing depends on which chapter the individual filed.  The hearings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are held at the trustee hearing room at 76 S. Main Street, Atrium Level #120, Akron, Ohio 44308.  Chapter 13 bankruptcy hearings are held at the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office, which is located at the PNC Center, One Cascade Plaza, 20th Floor, Akron, Ohio 44308.  Regardless of the chapter, these hearings will not go forward unless your bankruptcy lawyer has ensured that the trustee has received all the required information and documentation in a timely fashion, and the bankruptcy petitioner shows a photo ID and social security card at the hearing. (more…)

Marshallville Bankruptcy Attorney

A Marshallville resident seeking a bankruptcy attorney needs an attorney that services their area, a Marshallville bankruptcy attorney.  A bankruptcy petition filed for a Marshallville resident would be filed in the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Canton Division.  Because this is a federal court, it is not merely limited to a single county like state courts.  In fact, this particular federal court covers numerous counties:  Wayne County, Stark County, Holmes County, Tuscarawas County, Ashland County, Carroll County, Richland County and Crawford County. (more…)

Medina County Bankruptcy Attorney

A Medina County resident seeking bankruptcy relief needs a Medina County bankruptcy attorney.  A Medina County resident seeking a fresh start through bankruptcy would have their bankruptcy petition filed in the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Akron Division.  Because the bankruptcy court is part of the federal court system, its jurisdiction is not limited to one county, as it covers Medina County, Summit County and Portage County. (more…)

Creston Bankruptcy Attorney

Are you in need of a Creston bankruptcy attorney?

A Creston resident seeking bankruptcy relief needs an attorney who practices in his or her jurisdiction.  In other words, a Creston bankruptcy attorney.  Here are some basic facts a Creston resident seeking a fresh start through bankruptcy needs to know: Applicable bankruptcy court:  Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Canton Division. Chapter 7 hearing location:  Trustee hearing room in the Ralph Regula Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 401 McKinley Avenue S.W., Canton, Ohio 44702. (more…)

Seville Bankruptcy Attorney

A resident of Seville looking to file bankruptcy will need the services of an attorney that serves Seville, a Seville bankruptcy attorney.  Seville residents are in the jurisdiction of the Akron division of the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court. Chapter 7 bankruptcy consists of a quick discharge of debt in exchange for potential liquidation of all non-exempt assets.  The hearings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are held at the trustee hearing room at 76 S. Main Street, Atrium Level #120, Akron, Ohio 44308.  This location is more commonly known as the Orangerie Mall. (more…)

Orrville Bankruptcy Attorney

Orrville bankruptcy attorney

What is an Orrville bankruptcy attorney? An Orrville bankruptcy lawyer prepares and files bankruptcy petitions in the Canton Bankruptcy Court.  The hearings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are held at the trustee hearing room in the courthouse, located at 401 McKinley Avenue S.W., Canton, Ohio 44702.  The hearings for Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions are also held in the trustee hearing room in the courthouse.  Prior to the Chapter 13 hearings, debtors must sit through a mandatory informational class.  The hearings occur immediately after the class ends.  In order for the Chapter 7 or 13 hearings to go forward, the trustee must have received all the required information and documentation in a timely fashion.  The debtors must bring photo id and a social security card to the hearing.  The attorney advises the client and ensures that the necessary filings are made so that the client can receive a discharge of their debts. (more…)

Lodi Bankruptcy Attorney

What is a Lodi bankruptcy attorney? A Lodi bankruptcy lawyer does not file the bankruptcy petition in Lodi or any Medina County court.  The bankruptcy petition is filed in federal court, bankruptcy division.  Residents of Medina, Summit and Portage Counties would file in the Akron Division of the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court. Where are the hearings held?

Lodi Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

  Chapter 7 hearings are held in the trustee hearing room located in the Orangerie Mall, 76 S. Main Street, Atrium Level #120, Akron, Ohio 44308. (more…)

Doylestown Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney

What does a Doylestown Ohio bankruptcy attorney do for his clients? A Doylestown Ohio bankruptcy lawyer does not file the bankruptcy petition in Doylestown or any of the courts in Wayne County.  In fact, the bankruptcy petition is not filed in state court at all.  It is filed in federal bankruptcy court.  Because the overwhelming majority of Doylestown residents are in Wayne County, this article will focus on the path of a bankruptcy for a Wayne County resident.  For the few Doylestown residents who happen to be in Medina County, you may refer to any of my articles that show the path of a bankruptcy for a Medina County resident.  Now, turning back to the majority of Doylestown residents who live in Wayne County, Doylestown residents, like all Wayne County residents, would file their petition in the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Canton Division.  The Canton division handles cases for the following counties:  Wayne, Stark, Holmes, Tuscarawas, Ashland, Carroll, Richland and Crawford. (more…)

Wadsworth Bankruptcy Attorney

What is a Wadsworth bankruptcy attorney? A Wadsworth bankruptcy lawyer does not file the bankruptcy petition in Wadsworth, nor does the attorney file the petition in Medina.  Instead, the Wadsworth bankruptcy lawyer looks to the bankruptcy court, which is part of the federal court system.  A Wadsworth resident’s bankruptcy petition is filed in the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Akron Division, which handles cases from Medina County, Summit County and Portage County.  The hearings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are held at the trustee hearing room at 76 S. Main Street, Atrium Level #120, Akron, Ohio 44308.  This location is more commonly known as the Orangerie Mall.  The hearings for Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions are held at the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office, which is located at the PNC Center, One Cascade Plaza, 20th Floor, Akron, Ohio 44308.  An informational video plays in a continuous loop in the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office on hearing days.  These hearings will not go forward unless your bankruptcy lawyer has ensured that the trustee has received all the required information and documentation in a timely fashion.  The bankruptcy petitioner must bring photographic identification and a social security card to the hearing.  The attorney advises the client and ensures that the necessary filings are made so that the client can receive a discharge of their debts. (more…)

Rittman Bankruptcy Attorney

What is a Rittman bankruptcy attorney? A Rittman bankruptcy lawyer prepares the client’s petition for filing in the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Canton Division.  This bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction consists of Wayne County, Stark County, Holmes County, Tuscarawas County, Ashland County, Carroll County, Richland County and Crawford County.  The hearings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are held at the trustee hearing room in the Ralph Regula Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 401 McKinley Avenue S.W., Canton, Ohio 44702.  The hearings for Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions are held in the same location as the Chapter 7 hearings.  Canton Chapter 13 hearings begin with a mandatory informational class with the bankruptcy filers only, followed by the actual hearing with the Chapter 13 trustee and the debtor’s attorney present.  This class does not take the place of the mandatory financial management class.  These hearings will not go forward unless your bankruptcy lawyer has ensured that the trustee has received all the required information and documentation in a timely fashion.  The bankruptcy petitioner must bring photographic identification and a social security card to the hearing.  The attorney advises the client and ensures that the necessary filings are made so that the client can receive a discharge of their debts. (more…)

Medina Bankruptcy Attorney

What is a Medina bankruptcy attorney? A Medina bankruptcy lawyer prepares the client’s petition for filing in the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Akron Division.  This bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction consists of Medina County, Summit County and Portage County.  The hearings for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases are held at the trustee hearing room at 76 S. Main Street, Atrium Level #120, Akron, Ohio 44308.  This location is more commonly known as the Orangerie Mall.  The hearings for Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions are held at the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office, which is located at the PNC Center, One Cascade Plaza, 20th Floor, Akron, Ohio 44308.  These hearings will not go forward unless your bankruptcy lawyer has ensured that the trustee has received all the required information and documentation in a timely fashion.  The bankruptcy petitioner must bring photographic identification and a social security card to the hearing.  The attorney advises the client and ensures that the necessary filings are made so that the client can receive a discharge of their debts. (more…)

Another Court Confirms That Homes Get Greater Protection In Bankruptcy

Another court confirms that homes get greater protection in bankruptcy.  I had previously commented that the Ohio Legislature granted greater protection to homes in bankruptcy.  See my previous blog, “HOMES GET GREATER PROTECTION IN BANKRUPTCY.”  Starting April 1, 2013, each person can keep up to $132,900 of equity in their home, which adds up to $265,800 for a married couple filing a joint bankruptcy. For some time, there was litigation over whether this new law applied to every situation.  The Bankruptcy Court in Canton, Ohio, recently ruled that it does. (more…)

Homes Get Greater Protection In Bankruptcy

In Ohio, you can now keep even more of your assets when you file for bankruptcy.  Starting April 1, 2013, each person can keep up to $132,900 of equity in their home, which adds up to $265,800 for a married couple filing a joint bankruptcy.  This is over five times more than the amount people were allowed to keep before.  In other words, homes get greater protection in bankruptcy.  However, some opponents of this new law are arguing that it only applies to debt incurred after March of 2013, and that the old protection of $21,625 per person would apply to all debt incurred prior to that time.  So far, a bankruptcy judge in Toledo has stated that the new exemption of $132,900 applies to all debts.  I will be watching to see if the judges in Akron and Canton Bankruptcy Courts agree with the judge in Toledo. (more…)

Chapters 7 & 13

I am an experienced bankruptcy attorney that serves clients in the Akron and Canton bankruptcy courts.  Clients who reside in the following counties are in the Akron court’s jurisdiction: Medina, Summit and Portage.  Clients who reside in the following counties are in the Canton court’s jurisdiction: Wayne, Stark, Holmes, Tuscarawas, Ashland, Carroll, Richland and Crawford Counties. (more…)

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