Cleveland Bankruptcy, Divorce, & Criminal Attorneys
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Barr, Jones & Associates LLP
Our Cleveland, Ohio office
was opened in 2011 and is located in Independence, Ohio off of Rockside Rd. You can reach Rockside Rd. from Cleveland via Interstate – 77 south. There is ample customer parking surrounding the building. Our Cleveland area office handles all of our practice areas and services all of Northeastern Ohio.
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Cleveland Bankruptcy Attorneys
Debt is something that plagues
most people in one way or another. Millions of Americans have resorted to bankruptcy in order to get their heads above water. It could be credit cards, (especially those department store cards), payday loans, student loans, car loans, home loans, and medical expenses, just to name a few.
Our Cleveland bankruptcy attorneys have represented clients with very unique financial circumstances. They have the wide-reaching experience that is necessary in a qualified attorney. We file both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. We can often help you save your home, save your car, and keep your property.
While no two financial situations are ever exactly alike, the feelings of uncertainty and stress are certainly shared amongst most clients. After all, being harassed by creditors on a regular basis with no end in sight would be difficult for anyone to deal with. Our law firm has helped thousands of people with debt problems and we want to help you.
We are a debt relief agency.
We help you file your bankruptcy by evaluating your financial situation. You may be able keep you home, your car, and stop wage garnishment. Get a financial fresh start with bankruptcy protection.
Our bankruptcy Attorneys in Cleveland are experienced at answering all of your bankruptcy questions. Call us today for a free phone consultation regarding your financial situation and how we may be able to help.
What you need to know about Bankruptcy in Cleveland
Should I get an attorney?
Bankruptcy in Cleveland means filing a petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, as bankruptcy is governed by federal law. You will then have to determine whether to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. In both cases, a trustee will be appointed to manage your case.
Both types of bankruptcy have the same end result of eliminating debt, but the process for eliminating debt will be different. An attorney can help inform you about this decision, and can help you decide which type of bankruptcy is best for you.
You are not required to use an attorney to file bankruptcy. However, if your bankruptcy is not handled properly you can miss opportunities to eliminate certain debts or your case could be dismissed completely. A skilled Cleveland attorney can use their experience and expertise to make the process as smooth as possible.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Cleveland
Chapter 7 is often termed “liquidation bankruptcy” because all of the debtor’s assets are liquidated or sold in order to satisfy the debt owed to creditors.
This type of bankruptcy is often seen as quick and easy because it can be completed within a few months. If you don’t have a lot of major assets, Chapter 7 may be the best way for you to eliminate your debt quickly.
If you are current on your home mortgage payment and/or car payment, you can still file Chapter 7 and in many cases keep the property as long as you are within certain guidelines.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Cleveland
Chapter 13 is also known as “reorganization bankruptcy”. It allows you to formulate a court-approved repayment plan that will last from approximately three to five years. This type of bankruptcy does take longer, but it allows you to keep your home, car, and other property when you are behind on the payments.
A key factor to consider with Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that your repayment plan will be based in part on your current income and expenses. If your income changes in any way, your repayment plan may need to be adjusted. As such, working with an attorney will help to ensure you are making decisions that are in your best financial interests.
Filing bankruptcy in Cleveland
Bankruptcy has enabled Cleveland citizens to eliminate debt that has been following them for many years, if not decades. It is understandable that bankruptcy is often feared, and seen as a last resort for eliminating debt.
However, bankruptcy is not something to be feared, but rather something to be taken into consideration if you are unable to manage your current debt. Far from being your last resort, it can eliminate your debt in the most feasible way possible, while allowing you to rebuild your financial situation.
Our Cleveland attorneys provide our clients with the tools and resources to complete the bankruptcy process as efficiently as possible.
Make filing easy
We know about the stress involved with financial concerns. We strive to provide your bankruptcy case with the personal attention that you deserve.
It’s our job to take much of the burden from your shoulders. We begin dealing with your creditors as soon as you become our bankruptcy client. We’ll handle the harassing calls and bill collectors on your behalf.
Your Cleveland attorney will be available to you throughout the case. Maintaining communication with our clients allows us to move bankruptcy cases along quickly and with fewer mistakes.
Always handled by an attorney
When you come to our Cleveland law office, you will meet directly with an attorney. Some firms will have you meet with a legal assistant: not us. We know that getting it right the first time is important to you, so you meet directly with the most qualified person to hand your case.
Our bankruptcy department is supervised by an attorney with experience and reputation. Our lawyers are highly respected in the legal community and by our clients. We are proud of this reputation and it shows.
We have great feedback from client reviews. We make sure that our clients understand debt relief options like chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies before we file any case with the court.
Many people have questions before meeting with a bankruptcy lawyer. There is information available across our website and we offer you a free telephone consultation with one of our attorneys.
Divorce & Custody Attorneys Cleveland Ohio
Finding a divorce attorney
who is aggressive, caring, and competent to help your case go as smoothly as possible. Our Cleveland divorce attorneys are skilled in all family law matters. We can help you with divorce or dissolution cases.
Looking for custody attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio?
We can help you there as well. Our custody lawyers will negotiate your child support and visitation agreement.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Cleveland Ohio
A criminal defense attorney
can be crucial to the outcome of your case. The criminal defense department at our firm can help you with misdemeanor and felony cases in Cleveland.
If you’re facing a DUI / OVI in charge and possibly losing you license our lawyers can assist you. Let us represent your criminal case.