Leo, Indiana Bankruptcy Lawyers
Since 1984 Fred Wehrwein P.C., has provided dedicated, expert consumer and small business debt reorganization in the Greater Fort Wayne area, filing Chapter 7, Chapter,11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13. If you are having troubles involving debt, wage garnishment, lawsuits, creditors or foreclosure, call our law office today and get piece of mind.
Our law office limits its practice to Fort Wayne area bankruptcy matters and our staff has decades of experience to help guide our clients through the reorganization process.
Marian is also a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Northeast Indiana, providing pro bono legal services for indigent clients. She also serves as a board member and past president of Vincent Village,...
Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.
If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.
Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.
Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.
Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.
Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.
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