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How Can I Eliminate Tax Debts In Bankruptcy?

One of the things that people hear about bankruptcy is that it usually doesn’t discharge some debts owed to the government, like taxes. Even if you have a large burden of tax debt that is making it extremely difficult to reconcile your finances, bankruptcy can’t always help. However, here is some good news: You actually [...]

What Does a Chapter 13 Repayment Plan Look Like?

It’s a smart choice to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Your bankruptcy plan will allow you to catch up on payments and settle your debts while giving you a chance to keep your home treasured belongings. If you have a job but you’re struggling to make your payments every month, Chapter 13 can help. In [...]

What Are My Repayment Obligations Under Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

When you’re considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you’re also wondering how much of your debt you’d be obligated to pay back. Plus, you need to know how much time and paperwork it will take. Let’s take a look at a debtor’s obligations under Chapter 13 bankruptcy. This could be an excellent choice for you, depending on [...]

Indiana Rental Assistance Program

There is rent money help available for Indiana residents affected by the economic ramifications of Covid-19. Thousands of good Hoosier families have fallen behind in their rent through no fault of their own. To help those individuals, the State of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis have announced rent assistance programs. These programs could help [...]

What Can I Do About Creditor Harassment?

After you file for bankruptcy, it is illegal for your creditors to continue contacting you and asking for payments. The U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) all prohibit certain types of creditor behavior and are tools for consumers to [...]

COVID-19, The Cares Act and Credit Reporting

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an economic slowdown unprecedented in modern history. In response to this economic impact The CARES Act was signed into law March 27, 2020. One of its provisions in the act provided for mortgage forbearance agreements and modifications to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Pursuant to the Cares Act, most [...]

By |2020-06-23T13:53:24-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Bankruptcy Law|0 Comments

Can I Protect My Home and Personal Property in Bankruptcy?

If you’re filing for bankruptcy, you might be assuming that you’ll lose your house and personal property. This is rarely true. Many people keep control over their assets through the use of bankruptcy exemptions, which are special rules that allow people who are filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy to keep certain property if its [...]

Will Everyone Know If I File for Bankruptcy?

If you are worried that people will know you’re filing for bankruptcy, let’s put your mind at ease. The widespread publishing of bankruptcy filings in local newspapers is a thing of the past. In fact, look closely at any bankruptcy notices that do appear in your local newspaper. If anything appears at all they are [...]

By |2020-06-29T13:51:00-04:00June 11th, 2020|Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Law|0 Comments

Car Repossessions During the COVID-19 Crisis

https://youtu.be/gdVWshe9FAo Transcript Hi, I'm Andrew Sawin, an attorney at Sawin and Shea Bankruptcy Law Office. I'm here to talk to you today about repossessions. I know currently with this current COVID-19 crisis, many car lenders have voluntarily suspended repossessions. This is voluntary. There is no state mandate keeping them from repossessing cars. As you [...]

Are You Having Trouble Paying Rent & Looking at Eviction During the COVID-19 Crisis?

https://youtu.be/iNzsR8GPONM Transcript Hello, my name's Andrew Sawin. I'm an attorney at Sawin and Shea. We're bankruptcy attorneys, and we're here to talk today about evictions. With the current COVID-19 crisis, I know many of you are having trouble paying rent, keeping up with the house or apartment payments. You're worrying more than ever about [...]

By |2020-05-19T08:31:07-04:00May 19th, 2020|Bankruptcy Law, Debt Relief|0 Comments