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How are Medical Bills Treated in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Anyone on social media is bound to have seen numerous posts or crowdfunding pleas from friends or friends of friends who are faced with insurmountable medical debts. In fact, 8 million people have started a campaign for themselves or for a family member, and 12 million people have started a campaign for a friend or [...]

Do You Have to Get Debt Counseling Before Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is a process. As part of that process, the bankruptcy law requires that you get a certificate that evidences you did a pre-filing counseling session with an approved agency. Debt counseling (also called credit counseling) is required before you can declare bankruptcy. There is a pre-filing counseling and pre-discharge counseling. What is [...]

Can You Sell Your Home if You File for Bankruptcy in Indiana?

What you will learn from reading this article: Facts about selling your home while going through bankruptcy Details about Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies and your house If you are struggling to pay your mortgage and other bills, the good news is that the CARES Act (Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security) has extended the [...]

I’m Self Employed: What Are My Bankruptcy Options?

Nobody wants to be in a situation where they have to file for bankruptcy, but for the self-employed, it can be a doubly crushing blow. You have worked hard to create your own source of income, but circumstances have made it impossible for you to pay your debts. You may even have doubts about whether [...]

By |2021-03-31T09:29:15-04:00March 30th, 2021|Bankruptcy Law, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy|0 Comments

Car Payments and Car Repossession

Are you behind on car payments? Is a car repossession looming in your future? Now’s the time to act. Car repossession is one of the many reasons people contact the Indiana bankruptcy attorneys here at Sawin & Shea. Losing your car can completely disrupt your life and work, so you may wonder what you can [...]

Bankruptcy and Your 2021 Stimulus Check

When the first stimulus checks were distributed in the U.S. in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, it came as a huge relief for millions of people. But for those contemplating bankruptcy, it brought a new worry. “Will bankruptcy take away my stimulus check?” This has become a common question for bankruptcy attorneys across the [...]

By |2021-03-11T16:02:59-05:00March 9th, 2021|Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Law|0 Comments

Bankruptcy and Unemployment

Are you dealing with the double battle of losing your job while deeply in debt? Now you’ve lost your source of income while already struggling to pay your bills. In this situation, you may be wondering whether bankruptcy could be a good solution. After all, it’s nearly impossible to make progress on paying down your [...]

Credit Reporting During and After Bankruptcy

Have you wondered what will happen to your credit report during and after your bankruptcy? When you’re working with a bankruptcy attorney at Sawin & Shea, one of the services we offer is reviewing your credit report. Here’s why we do so and why it will be a huge help to you. And good news [...]

How to Handle Collection Calls

When you hire Sawin & Shea for your bankruptcy, we give you a phone script that helps you handle collection calls. After you retain the firm, creditors must stop calling you once they have notice of our representation. During your bankruptcy, bill collectors are required to follow certain rules for phone calls and other communications, [...]

By |2021-01-29T10:36:56-05:00January 28th, 2021|Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Law, Creditors|0 Comments

COVID-19, Evictions, and Mortgage Moratoriums

The COVID-19 crisis left many Hoosiers in a tough spot financially. When eviction and mortgage moratoriums prevented people from losing their homes during the pandemic, it came as a huge relief. Now many of these moratoriums are approaching expiration and you’re probably wondering what happens next. Will you lose your home? If you’re behind on [...]

By |2021-01-22T14:29:52-05:00January 21st, 2021|Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Law|0 Comments