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Skilled Bankruptcy Lawyers Representing Clients in Bowling Green and Throughout Wood County
If you or your loved one is facing the prospect of financial insolvency, it may be time to consider filing for bankruptcy protection. In Ohio, bankruptcy offers a way out of debt for people who are currently facing a crushing burden. Financial problems can happen to anyone. Do not give up: there is always hope. Regardless of your unique financial situation, a bankruptcy lawyer can help you devise a strategy to get back to peace and stability.
At Groth & Associates, our Bowling Green bankruptcy attorneys are experienced, solutions-focused advocates for individuals, families, and small businesses. We can help you navigate the bankruptcy process so that you can find the light at the end of the tunnel. If you or your family member is dealing with unsustainable debt payments, professional support is just a phone call away. To set up a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced Ohio bankruptcy lawyer, please contact us today.
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WE WILL HELP YOU EXPLORE AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVES TO BANKRUPTCY
When facing financial strain, debt collectors often make things feel like an “all or nothing” proposition. In reality, there are many debt relief solutions outside of the bankruptcy process. While these alternatives are certainly not the right choice in every case, they are the best path forward for some financially distressed people. At Groth & Associates, our Bowling Green, OH bankruptcy attorneys will work closely with you and help you consider all options outside of filing for bankruptcy. This could include:
- Loan consolidation;
- Restructuring of payments;
- Debt litigation;
- Settlement of debts; and
- Debt counseling.
To be clear, non-bankruptcy debt relief solutions only work in some cases. A debt settlement plan that is not reasonable or sustainable will merely push off bankruptcy for another day. We want to help you solve your problems now. Our Bowling Green bankruptcy lawyers will work towards a debt relief plan that actually gets you out of the hole. If the numbers do not add up, then bankruptcy may be the best option.
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CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY LAWYER IN BOWLING GREEN, OH
What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
Often called a “complete bankruptcy” or a “liquidation bankruptcy”, Chapter 7 is a type of bankruptcy protection through which many consumers can shed much (if not all) of their outstanding debt—including credit card debt, medical debt, and other unsecured debt. With a successful petition, these debts can be discharged through a Chapter 7 filing.
Can Everyone File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection?
No. Under federal law, only certain consumers are eligible to file for Chapter 7. To bring a petition you must pass a “means test”—which requires you to have a below-median income in your state. For reference, the income limit for a family of one is around $50,000 per year. As it is determined based on your household size, do not assume that you are ineligible if you make more than that in annual income.
Will I Lose All of My Possessions in Chapter 7?
No. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. When filing for Chapter 7, petitioners may be required to forfeit certain assets. That being said, there are important exemptions in place. In practice, the vast majority of people who file for Chapter 7 are able to keep all or most of their property. Our Bowling Green bankruptcy lawyers will help you understand your rights.
CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY LAWYER IN BOWLING GREEN, OH
What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
Often called a “reorganization bankruptcy”, Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows a filer to restructure their debt payments in a sustainable manner. Whereas Chapter 7 is governed by strict income limits, the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process does not have a means test. You can file for Chapter 13 even if you have a high income.
What is a Chapter 13 Reorganization Plan?
In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debts are not simply discharged. Instead, the petitioner will leave the process with a fair and sustainable repayment plan. They will make monthly payments to creditors in accordance with the terms of the plan. In many cases, the plan will allow for a reduction in the total amount owed.
How Long Does a Chapter 13 Plan Last?
As a general rule, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan will last somewhere between 36 months and 60 months. The higher your income and the greater your financial means, the more likely you are to be put on a 60-month plan. Though, there are many factors that must be considered.
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WHY TRUST THE BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS AT GROTH & ASSOCIATES
Sadly, corporations, creditors, and aggressive debt collection companies can be extremely difficult to deal with. You certainly cannot rely on them for legal guidance or to look out for your best interests. At Groth & Associates, we know the law and we know the tactics used by debt collectors. Our goal is to get our clients to stable financial footing—so that they can have peace and security. Among other things, our Bowling Green, OH bankruptcy lawyers will:
- Conduct a free, in-depth assessment of your case;
- Listen to your story and explain your financial options;
- Help you consider all available alternatives to bankruptcy; and
- Take whatever action is needed to protect your interests—potentially including filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition.
Under bankruptcy law, all claims must be handled on a case-by-case basis. Our Bowling Green, OH bankruptcy attorneys provide truly personalized representation. With a long record of satisfied clients, we will take action to get you the best possible outcome in your case. No matter your financial circumstances, there is always a path forward.
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Stevin is by far the best Lawyer that I have encountered. He is professional, knowledgeable, and very patient. I have lived out of the country for the past 5 years and anytime I needed legal assistance he has always been there for me as if I was next door. I would strongly recommend Stevin Groth no matter what the circumstances are. His dedication and attention to detail is what’s appreciated the most. Thanks for all that you have done and you will continue to do for me.
Stevin was very professional and got me the best possible outcome for my case. I would recommend him to anybody that is looking for a great quality lawyer.
I had the pleasure of working with Stevin Groth on a case. He went above and beyond what I expected. I expected the worst and he fought for me way better than anyone would have. Will use again if needed. Cannot express my gratitude enough. Thank you.
GET HELP FROM OUR BOWLING GREEN, OH BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS TODAY
At Groth & Associates, our Ohio bankruptcy lawyers have a passion for providing high-quality, reliable legal representation. If you have questions about bankruptcy, we will get you answers. To arrange a free, no-obligation review of your case, please contact our law firm right away. We serve clients in Bowling Green and throughout the wide region in Wood County, including in Fostoria, Northwood, Perrysburg, and Rossford.