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Bankruptcy

With over 89 years of combined experience as Columbus Bankruptcy lawyers, Bergman & Yiangou can provide you with the legal advice needed to make an informed decision about your financial situation.  If you are living in the Columbus, Ohio area, call today for a free bankruptcy consultation.  Our bankruptcy attorneys will guide you through the process of filing for bankruptcy, new bankruptcy laws in Ohio, bankruptcy alternatives, and any other bankruptcy issues.

columbus_bankruptcy_family_houseChapter 7 Bankruptcy

When you file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are discharged from most debts that are owed with few a exceptions.  Certain financial debts can be secured with collateral by agreeing to pay for, or reaffirming, these debts.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

When you file for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you must pay all, or a portion, of the debts you have accumulated.  Clients often file a Chapter 13 to save a home that is in foreclosure or a car that is about to be repossessed.

Once your Chapter 13 is filed, a bankruptcy stay is put into effect that prevents harassing calls, bills, late notices and any other type of contact from creditors.  The Columbus bankruptcy lawyers at Bergman & Yiangou advise clients to give any harassing creditor or bill collector the case number and the name of our law firm.  If the creditor harassment continues, our bankruptcy lawyers will write a letter to manage the situation.  If this letter is ignored, the creditor will be brought before a Judge and must demonstrate why he should not be held in contempt.

“The great majority of people filing for bankruptcy are in a dire financial situation through no fault of their own.  Circumstances happen that are beyond their control — couples get divorced, an individual gets laid off due to downsizing, or they develop a sudden illnesses and are faced with medical bills that can’t be paid.  No matter your circumstances, the clients at Bergman & Yiangou will always be treated with dignity and respect.”
— Robert Bergman, Senior Partner

The experienced Columbus bankruptcy lawyers at Bergman & Yiangou offer a free initial consultation and provide three convenient locations to better serve your needs.

Documents Needed to File Bankruptcy

For your convenience, our bankruptcy lawyers have assembled a list of legal documents that you will need to bring to your follow-up consultation.

pdfBankruptcy Documents Needed