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Understanding how a car repossession works

There is little else as stressful as knowing that creditors are getting anxious about receiving their payments and have threatened repossession of a vehicle. For many people in Ohio who are stuck in this inconvenient predicament, feelings of anxiety and anger may be soaring. In preparation for the worst, people may benefit from at least understanding how the process works, as well as which alternatives are available to them in avoiding a repossession entirely. 

Can I keep using my credit card if I plan to file bankruptcy?

You've been struggling to pay your bills for a while now, and recently you decided to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Ohio. Even though you are making plans, life goes on, and you still have things you need. Your unsecured debts will be discharged in the bankruptcy. Does that mean it's OK to charge your credit card to the limit?

Should I use the money in my retirement accounts to pay my debts?

If the income from your Ohio employer is not sufficient to cover your mortgage payments, credit card bills, medical bills and living expenses, you may be looking for other ways to increase your available funds. You have been contributing to various retirement accounts for years, and although you would lose some to penalties and taxes, it may seem tempting to withdraw the money to keep you afloat. But is this a good idea?

The debtor's meeting with the trustee and creditors

The Ohio bankruptcy trustee is a person appointed to a bankruptcy case. The trustee performs various tasks, one of which is presiding over the meeting of creditors. Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute explains that the bankruptcy court does not preside over this meeting, and a judge may not attend. The debtor and the trustee must attend, and any creditors may attend if they hold one of the included debts.

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