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City councilman files Chapter 13 over debt owed to the city

For many suffering from financial troubles in Summit, filing for bankruptcy still has a perceived social stigma associated with it. They may believe that should their decision to seek bankruptcy protection ever get out, they will be viewed as irresponsible and untrustworthy. While no one wants to be in the position to need to file for bankruptcy, seeking such protection in many cases may be the most responsible thing that they can do. And in many cases, it's not a sign that one doesn't want to repay their debts.A Chapter 13 bankruptcy actually helps them to develop a feasible repayment plan to many of their creditors so that they can still fulfill their responsibilities to them without the concern of a judgment or wage garnishment hanging over their heads. Many actually may be surprised to learn who in their own communities has sought such debt relief.

Chapter 13 filers owing more on student loans after bankruptcy

Many of those who file for bankruptcy in Cleveland make too much to file for a standard Chapter 7. Yet this may actually be a blessing in disguise since a Chapter 13 allows filers to keep many of their assets, including their homes. For people in such dire financial circumstances, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is meant to allow them a fresh financial start while still being able to repay some of their creditors. However, recent cases have brought to light a potential unexpected bump in the road for those looking for the relief that a Chapter 13 provides.

A "Do-It-Yourself" bankruptcy hard to accomplish with a Chapter 7

Those who are in the position of needing to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Cuyahoga Falls are usually in such a position because money is tight. What many don’t realize is that the choice to file bankruptcy also brings with it some financial and legal obligations that can quickly add up, leaving one who’s already stretched thin with the added worry of now covering the costs of the very process meant to help save him or her from financial ruin.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy an option for Ohioans who can't file Chapter 7

Even though the economy in the rest of the nation seems to be rebounding, the recovery is slower for many residents of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Some filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy at the peak of the Great Recession and found a fresh financial start; others may not have been so fortunate. They may have been surprised new financial challenges such as unexpected medical expenses, loss of employment or, in some cases, may have fallen back into their old spending habits. Those who have already filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be able to find debt relief by filing Chapter 13.

Ohio BBB warns consumers of threats from debt collection company

Even as the economy is recovering from the Great Recession, many Americans are still struggling with debt. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a viable option for many people to find debt relief, prevent wage garnishments and stop harassment from creditors. Some creditors have become overly aggressive, to the point that the Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Cleveland has received dozens of complaints regarding the collection tactics of LRS Litigation Services.

Foreclosure rate in Ohio rises

Despite legislation to make mortgage modification easier and prevent even more foreclosures after the housing crisis, many Americans are still struggling to keep their homes. If you are overwhelmed with the amount of your personal debt, Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a viable option that will typically allow you to stop foreclosure, keep your vehicles and get some debt relief.

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