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Monday, November 12, 2018

Discharging Your Business Debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy


What business debts can be discharged in bankruptcy?

Eight out of ten small businesses will ultimately fail, according to Bloomberg.  Running a successful small business in America is challenging and there is no defeat in admitting that your business is struggling.  Business owners overwhelmed by debt may wish to consider filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Depending on your business structure, Chapter 7 bankruptcy may offer a way for your business to be saved or offer a means of liquidating should you elect to close the business.  Our Read more . . .


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Student Loan Debt Continues to Crush Families

Can student loan debt be eliminated through bankruptcy?

With the rising costs of education, Americans across the country now owe more than $1.48 trillion in student loans.  Over 44.2 million Americans have student loan debt, according to federal reserve data, and at least eleven percent of borrowers are considered delinquent in repayment of their debts.  The average monthly student loan payment is $351, with many borrowers who attended grad school paying twice that amount or more.  America is in the midst of what has been termed a student loan debt crisis, and as of yet the federal government has taken little action to assist borrowers.  Our Ohio bankruptcy lawyers explore student loan facts and examine when student loans can be erased in bankruptcy below.


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ohio Nuclear Plant Faces Tough Questions in Bankruptcy Court

In Ohio, the bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions and the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. have been okayed by their creditors to spend another $100 million over the course of the next three years. The companies say that this is so that it will be able to provide generous bonuses to certain nuclear power plant employees.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ohio Brokerage Hopes to Renege on Agreement to Pay Elderly Client

Last month, Westminster Financial Securities agreed to pay an arbitration settlement of $275,000. However, the firm is now attempting to rely on a unique legal strategy to renege on the award.

A Bizarre Tale of Misleading Advice

Sixty-eight year old, Mary Krevosh, was a client at Westminster for four years through June 2016. She and her attorney had reached a settlement agreement with Westminster as a conclusion to her original claim in regards to her experience working with one of its brokers, Louis Telerico, who had his license suspended for six months. She argues that he misled and took advantage of her on numerous occasions, including bizarre recommendations.


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Monday, July 23, 2018

Discovery Tours Bankruptcy Details Delayed Until Fall

Discovery Tours, a school tours company that filed for bankruptcy, had its hearing delayed until September 20, with the goal of providing court officials with more time to look through company records, including bank statements, credit card statements, PayPal accounts, and cash flow to and from the tour company to hotels, bus companies, and the owners of Discovery Tours.

Closure of Company, Limited Assets

The company, based out of Mayfield Village, Ohio has been in the business of educational tours for schools (to New York City, Chicago, the Henry Ford Museum outside of Detroit, Michigan, and Washington D.C.


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Ohio Bankruptcy Exemptions

When filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Ohio, exemptions will allow you to protect some of your property from creditors. When filing for...


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Friday, April 6, 2018

How Common Are Medical Bankruptcies?

You have likely heard the common statistic that half of all bankruptcies are caused by medical bills.  Given the high costs of healthcare, it is easy to believe that medical bills are a top cause of bankruptcy.  A new study, however, suggests that just a small fraction of bankruptcies are actually caused by medical debt.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What is a Bankruptcy Dismissal?


Although seeking bankruptcy protection can allow you to organize your finances and make a fresh start, you must adhere to the certain rules and procedures under the bankruptcy laws. By failing to do so, the case will be dismissed and creditors will be able to pursue legal claims against you. This is why it is crucial to have the advice and guidance of an adept bankruptcy attorney.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In Focus: The Bankruptcy Means Test

Can I still file for bankruptcy if my income exceeds Ohio’s median income level?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be a powerful tool to erase your burdensome debt.  To file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will need to qualify under the Chapter 7 “means test.” The two-part means test is a critical component to any bankruptcy filing.


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Preparing for Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Consultation


What should I bring with me to my bankruptcy consultation?

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, one of the first steps you should take is meeting with a bankruptcy attorney in your area to find out whether bankruptcy is the best option for you.  Your initial consultation will allow you to meet your potential new bankruptcy lawyer and ask some of the many questions you may have.  It is important that you enter your initial consultation armed with some critical information and documents so that you can make the most out of the meeting.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Filing for Bankruptcy Multiple Times


Can I file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy more than once?

Each year, over 800,000 people file for bankruptcy in federal court.  Bankruptcy serves as an important vehicle for consumers and businesses to be able to reduce or eliminate their debt so as to start anew financially.  At times, bankruptcy filers will find that they need to file for bankruptcy a second time.
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