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What are the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy?

The disadvantages to filing bankruptcy are much fewer than the advantages. Continue reading

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Could I still owe anything even after filing bankruptcy?

Many people think that once they file bankruptcy, all of their debts are erased. This is not true. There are some debts that cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy. Continue reading

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When should someone consider filing bankruptcy?

If you feel you are you in trouble, you should consult with a bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options, some of which may not involve filing bankruptcy at all. Continue reading

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What is the process for filing bankruptcy?

by Mark E. Godbey, Lawyer Referral Service Panelist Once a decision to file the bankruptcy has been made and your case is filed, you will need to attend the required 341 meeting, a.k.a. “meeting of creditors.”  In most cases, this … Continue reading

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What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

In a Chapter 13 (reorganization) case you file a “plan” showing how you will pay off some of your past-due and current debts over three to five years. Continue reading

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What are the differences between civil and criminal cases?

The civil and criminal systems are each governed by separate Rules of Procedure, which are materially different in many respects. Continue reading

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What do I do if I am being sued?

You will receive a Summons that advises you that you have 28 days to file a written answer with the attorney who filed the law suit against you, and three days from that date to mail or file a copy of that Answer with the Court which issued the Summons. If you do not do both of those things, a Judgment can be taken against you. Continue reading

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What is the statute of limitations on a personal injury case other than medical malpractice?

by John D. Holschuh Jr., Lawyer Referral Service Panelist While there are some exceptions, for any type of personal injury other than medical malpractice—auto accidents, slips or falls, for example—the statute of limitations is two years.  For children, this two … Continue reading

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What is the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice case?

In Ohio, for medical malpractice, the statute of limitations is one year, which starts either from the date of malpractice, the date you discover the injury from the malpractice, or the date you last saw the doctor for the condition you have a complaint about. Continue reading

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