Do You Qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Explaining the Means Test

In a previous blog post, we discussed the two options available for consumers (not business entities) to file for bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. To briefly recap, Chapter 7 is a much quicker process in which you might have to give up some of your possessions in exchange for most of your debts being wiped clean after a few short months. On the other hand, Chapter 13 bankruptcy involves a 3-5 year repayment plan Read More

How Does Alimony Work in an Ohio Divorce?

It’s a common scenario: after spending years raising children in a marriage, the wife and mother is thinking about filing the petition for divorce but is worried about receiving enough alimony to survive. Conversely, the husband and father is worried about being taken to the cleaners, so to speak. Any way you slice it, alimony, officially referred to as spousal support in Ohio, is a common source of contention during Read More

Bankruptcy Considerations: Can You Keep Your House?

There is no question that someone even considering filing for bankruptcy is in a fairly stressful place. One of the fears these individuals grapple with is the question of whether or not they will have to give up their house in the bankruptcy. This might be the most common question attorneys who practice bankruptcy law field on a regular basis. The answer is mostly good news; in most cases, debtors who file for Read More

6 Myths You May Have Heard About Divorce

While it is not entirely true that a full half of all marriages entered into in the U.S. end in divorce, it is still pretty common; you probably know at least a handful of people who have gone through it themselves. Through these secondhand accounts, movies, television, and other influences, you have probably heard plenty of horror stories about the ordeal. We are here to bust six of these myths in this blog Read More

3 Things Not To Do Before Filing Bankruptcy

While bankruptcy seems like a drastic step to many people, it is, in reality, a powerful tool that can help wipe your financial slate clean and be a stepping stone to a better future. Depending on your exact circumstances, you can file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy as an individual. With both types, however, there are rather strict rules that you must follow – even before you officially file. This blog will Read More

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcies: What are the Differences?

Coming to the decision to file for bankruptcy is not easy, but bankruptcy is a very necessary tool for many individuals and businesses to obtain a better and more secure financial future. When filing for bankruptcy, you must choose between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Both types ultimately wipe clean many types of debt, which is the goal, but from there they differ quite significantly. This blog will lay out some major Read More

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6 Things Not to Do During Your Ohio Divorce

There is no doubt that divorce is one of the most stressful situations anyone can experience. It is, after all, a major life event. If you are thinking about filing for divorce, have just filed for divorce, or have just been served with divorce papers, you no doubt have your hands full with all sorts of preparations. However, you do need to take a few minutes and become aware of certain actions that you are forbidden Read More

How COVID-19 May Impact Your Ohio Custody Agreement

While health officials are widely recommending social distancing, co-parents find themselves in a difficult situation: maintain the current arrangement or prevent parenting time to decrease the risk of catching and spreading the virus. Below, we discuss what you should know about how the current COVID-19 pandemic may impact your custody agreement in Ohio. We can also address your concerns in your particular situation Read More

Three Estate Planning Items Everyone Needs

Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning is only necessary for the wealthy. In reality, a basic estate plan is essential for everyone, regardless of income or net worth, because we all want to minimize confusion, unnecessary costs, and stress for loved ones after a death. Without proper preparation and documentation, assets—like houses, retirement plans and savings accounts—can end up in limbo for Read More