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Need to Know About Debt Negotiation and Settlement?

If you’re dealing with debt and considering filing for bankruptcy, it’s a good idea to get professional legal advice on how to handle the proceedings. There are countless scams and “credit repair” cons trying to take advantage of your situation when you need help the most. Credit counseling and debt management agencies may be [...]

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 [...]

Indianapolis Moratoriums Ending – Potential Utilities Shut Off

https://youtu.be/alLYAtJRwHU Transcript: Yes. Hello. Good afternoon, Richard Shea here with Sawin and Shea. As you are aware, due to COVID-19, there had been a lot of moratoriums on place regarding debt collection and especially related to utilities. Well, as noted in the Indianapolis Star, just yesterday, those moratoriums are starting to come to an [...]

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 [...]

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

Are Women More Likely to File for Bankruptcy Than Men?

Each year, about one out of every 55 U.S. households will include someone filing for bankruptcy. Within those households, women are more likely to file for bankruptcy than men, but only slightly so. According to the debt education organization Debt.org, about 48% of bankruptcy filers are men and 52% are women. The reasons vary. Read [...]

By |2020-06-29T14:59:19-04:00March 2nd, 2020|Bankruptcy Basics, Bankruptcy Law, Debt Relief|0 Comments

Why Are More Millennials Facing Bankruptcy?

The name millennials refers to a generation of people born between 1981 and 1996. Now in their 20’s and 30’s, they are building up an enormous amount of debt as they reach young adulthood. Experts estimate $1 trillion of all debt in the United States is now held by millennials, which is an increase of [...]

By |2020-01-20T08:43:04-05:00January 27th, 2020|Bankruptcy Law, Debt Relief, Debt Relief Solutions|0 Comments

If I File For Bankruptcy, What Happens To My Credit Rating?

At Sawin & Shea, our clients are often concerned about having low credit scores. They wonder if bankruptcy will make the situation worse. On the contrary, bankruptcy can actually improve your credit and get you back on your feet financially. Here’s how an Indiana bankruptcy can help re-establish your credit. Will Bankruptcy Ruin My Credit [...]