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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

Bankruptcy Court Is Closed – But Creditor Meetings Are Still Proceeding Via Teleconferencing

https://youtu.be/DuTB9ZLCMwY Transcript Hello, this is Richard Shea with Sawin & Shea. As people are aware, due to COVID-19, the bankruptcy court has shut down all in-person hearings. With those changes, a meeting of creditors for active bankruptcy cases are still taking place and are going to be taking place for the foreseeable future. But [...]

How Does The 2020 Cares Act Affect A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

https://youtu.be/kiHOqVgVQR4 Transcript Hello Richard Shea here with Sawin and Shea. I want to give you an update here related to the March 27th passage of the cares act in Congress. Now this is directed mainly towards people who are involved in active chapter 13 bankruptcies. Under the act, if you were in an act [...]

By |2020-06-29T15:03:46-04:00April 29th, 2020|Bankruptcy Law, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy|0 Comments

Beware of Email Scammers in this COVID-19 Environment

https://youtu.be/0e1kWPIr0nw Transcript: Hello, this is Andrew Sawin from Sawin & Shea, talking a little bit to you today about the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in now with this COVID-19 virus. During these times, we've noticed an increase of activity from scammers. We want you to be wary that there are several things going [...]

By |2020-06-29T15:04:45-04:00April 20th, 2020|Bankruptcy Law, Complaints, Fraud, Scams, Videos|0 Comments

What Is The Best Use of Your Stimulus Checks, If You’re Contemplating Bankruptcy?

https://youtu.be/w2A3-cSvQF8 Video Transcript: Hello, this is Andrew Sawin coming to you from Sawin and Shea. Want to speak to you a little bit about the government stimulus checks that everybody, or most people, are now expecting. The government is sending out stimulus checks of $1,200 or up to $1,200 per adult, and up to [...]

By |2020-06-29T15:00:25-04:00April 15th, 2020|Bankruptcy Law|0 Comments

Bankruptcy and the Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ChJ0Nw-08 Video Transcript: Yes. Well, good morning. This is Richard Shea with Sawin & Shea. And as you can tell, we are up and running and operating as normal. Although we are not taking client appointments here in the office during this difficult time of Corona, but we are taking all of our appointments [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:35:41-04:00March 27th, 2020|Bankruptcy Law, Politics, Videos|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

Can I File for Bankruptcy More Than Once?

Close to half a million Americans file for bankruptcy each year and about 8% of them are pursuing bankruptcy for the second time. In fact, about 16% of all bankruptcy cases involve people who have filed more than once. Filing for bankruptcy a second time is allowed, with some important limitations. So if you’re curious [...]

What are the Truths and the Myths of Bankruptcy?

Almost 500,000 Americans file for bankruptcy every year and 95.5% of bankruptcies are discharged, meaning the person is no longer legally required to pay back most of their debts. Despite how common and effective bankruptcy is, there are still some persistent myths about bankruptcy that are hard to dispel. Let’s take a look at the [...]