Northwest Indiana Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

Northwest Indiana Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

“We’ve Been Helping People from Merrillville and Northwest Indiana Get Out of Debt for 20 Years”

Northwest Indiana Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

There are dozens of reasons why people accumulate large amounts of debt, ranging from poor financial planning and spending habits to expensive emergencies to job layoffs and more. Whatever the reason for your debt, however, it is indisputable that facing massive mountains of debt can be extremely stressful and worrisome. To be sure, the seizure of your assets, the foreclosure of your home, and even litigation may have all been threatened against you.

If you are struggling to repay your debts and feel hopeless about your financial future, we urge you to call our experienced Northwest Indiana Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer at the Schmidt Whitten & Whitten Our lawyers can help you to understand how bankruptcy works, as well as alternatives available to you.

The Basics of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Also called the wage earner’s plan, Chapter 13 bankruptcy provides a way for debtors to repay their debts by creating a repayment plan that lasts for between three and five years. The length of the plan is based on the debtor’s income, with the United States Courts explaining that if the debtor’s income is less than the state (of Indiana’s) median, the plan will be for three years unless otherwise stated by the court.

The Benefits of Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

While those with little income may have to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to a lack of resources to repay debts over time, Chapter 13 bankruptcy has some major advantages. For example, one of the biggest advantages of Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that debtors have a greater chance of saving their assets, including preventing their homes from being foreclosed upon.

Who Can File for Chapter 13?

Nearly anyone can file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy so long as they have a source of income (even the self-employed may file for Chapter 13) and the amounts of their secured and unsecured debts are less than $1,184,200 and $394,725, respectively.

Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Right for You?

If you are facing serious amounts of debt, we strongly recommend that you attend a credit counseling course, meet with an experienced bankruptcy attorney, or/and meet with a financial professional who can help you to review your options. Bankruptcy should be a last resort option, as it does have serious consequences (like impairing your credit score).

Contact Our Northwest Indiana Bankruptcy Attorneys Today

If it’s time for you to file for bankruptcy, or if you have more questions about the bankruptcy filing process, our attorneys at the Schmidt Whitten & Whitten are here to help you. For answers to tough questions about improving your financial future, send us a message today, or call us directly now.


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At Schmidt Whitten & Whitten, we offer a free consultation during which we will examine the facts of your case and advise you on how best to proceed

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Our Phone Number219-756-0555
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Our Location200 E. 80th Place
Suite 110
Merrillville, IN 46410
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code. This information is designed for general information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Past results and testimonials are not a guarantee, warranty, or prediction of the outcome of your case, and should not be construed as such. Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any result in a single case is not meant to create an expectation of similar results in future matters because each case involves many different factors, therefore, results will differ on a case-by-case basis. By providing certain contact information herein, you are expressly authorizing the recipient of this message to contact you via the methods of communication provided.
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