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Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a very useful and practical debt solution. You can save your home from foreclosure and if the value of your home is less than the amount owed on your first mortgage, you can discharge the second mortgage and remove the lien from the property. Bankruptcy gets rid of credit card balances, pay day advance loans, medical bills, and most of your unsecured debts thereby providing your family with a "fresh start". A bankruptcy typically improves your credit score and avoids the tax consequences of your creditors charging off your debts. Not to mention, bankruptcy stops collection calls, lawsuits, garnishments, and other creditor harassment. These benefits alone provide a tremendous relief for any family.

Stop Foreclosure

Filing a Chapter 13 prior to the Sherriff’s Sale date will stop a foreclosure allowing you to keep your home. The Dietrich Law Firm can create a repayment plan in which you can have up to 5 years to become current on the mortgage arrears while also making your regular monthly mortgage payment.

Stop Wage Garnishments

Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will stop a garnishment. Generally, we can recover monies that were taken in the 90 days prior to a bankruptcy filing if the garnishments amount to $600.00 or more. In addition, we can generally recover all monies that were taken after filing.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A Chapter 13 is a repayment plan that focuses on stopping home foreclosures and vehicle repossessions by allowing you to make your regular monthly payments while paying back the missed payments over 3 to 5 years. The repayment plan also applies if you have some disposable income to repay your creditors, even if you cannot repay the debts in full.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A Chapter 7 is a "straight" bankruptcy in which most of your unsecured debts are eliminated. This "fresh start" debt elimination applies when your monthly income only covers your basic living expenses, such as food, utilities, and mortgage payment.

Debt Relief

If you have outstanding credit card balances, overdue medical bills, payday advance loans or lawsuits against you, we can work with creditors and collection agencies to reduce (or even erase) your debt for pennies on the dollar.

Mortgage Loan Modification

Struggling with your mortgage payments? We can help you locate and secure affordable mortgage payment terms that allow you to stay in your home and avoid foreclosure.

The Dietrich Law Firm also provides the following legal services:

  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Wills, Trusts, Estates
  • Drivers License Restoration
  • Forbearance Agreements

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