Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law in Dayton and Trotwood, OH

Helping Dayton and Trotwood Families Rebuild Through Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Before you consider filing for bankruptcy, it is important to understand the differences between Chapters 7 and 13 bankruptcy. Richard P. Arthur’s and Christopher S. Owen’s experience as a bankruptcy attorney will help you determine which option best serves your needs.

Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Under federal law, filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to consolidate your unsecured debts and repay them, interest-free, over a period of three to five years. It is an alternative form of bankruptcy designed for those who do not qualify for Chapter 7 or those who wish to protect non-exempt assets from liquidation. Filing a petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief will immediately stop phone calls and letters from creditors and collection agencies. It will also stop the bank from foreclosing on your home.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief, you must have a regular source of income, either through employment or the operation of a business, which must be able to cover the cost of a court-approved repayment plan. Keep in mind that your petition may be denied if your debt limit exceeds a certain amount.

Filing For Chapter 13 May Work for You

Although the idea of living debt-free via Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief is appealing, there are numerous reasons why Chapter 13 may be a better option, assuming:

  • You are ineligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.
  • You wish to repay your debts.
  • You want to prevent your home from going into foreclosure.
  • You want to prevent your car or another vehicle from being repossessed.
  • You wish to retain possession of non-exempt assets.
  • You have debts that cannot be eliminated by declaring Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • You have co-debtors involved

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If you are considering filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, it is imperative that you speak with a qualified bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible. Richard P. Arthur, Attorney at Law has been guiding Dayton families through the process for almost 30 years and is here to help you too. Please call (937) 278-9333 to schedule your free consultation today.