Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
Serving Lake County, Porter County & LaPorte County
Anyone who is struggling to make their monthly payments, is being harassed by creditors, or is concerned about possible repossession or foreclosure should not wait another day to learn how bankruptcy can give them a fresh start. While there are many
bankruptcy myths that may cause you to shy away from the idea of filing for bankruptcy, a bankruptcy attorney from Fugate Law Firm can help you understand bankruptcy for what it was designed to be: a way for consumers to get out from under unmanageable amounts of debt. Whether you live in Hobart IN, Lake County, Porter County or LaPorte County, we can help.
Contact us at (219) 947- 7000 for the bankruptcy help you need.
Anyone can find themselves overwhelmed by debt. Unexpected medical bills, divorce, job loss, student loans, or even just a poor economy can lead to a need for debt relief. We can review your situation and help you see that bankruptcy is not the end of the road; it's a new beginning.
Why Choose Us?
Fugate Law Firm has helped countless clients find relief from their debt through bankruptcy and its alternatives. Our firm is led by Attorney Kenneth Fugate, who works personally on every case instead of an associate. He uses his years of experience with bankruptcy cases to expedite your case and achieve outstanding results. Our firm's desire is to remove as much stress and worry from your shoulders as possible, both during the bankruptcy process and by the elimination of your debt. Your best interests are always our main concern.
Bankruptcy Cases We Handle
There are two types of consumer bankruptcy for which you may qualify. The first is Chapter 7 which eliminates your debts quickly, allowing you to start over within a few months. You must pass the means test to prove that your disposable income is less than the state average in order to be eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Chapter 13 is the other option; it does not require you to pass the means test. Under this chapter of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, you and your creditors will agree to a payment plan and you will continue to make payments for three to five years before the rest of your debts are discharged.
Along with helping you file for bankruptcy, our firm can provide outstanding representation for foreclosure defense or
Internal Revenue Service relief. We can represent you as you seek to save your home, stop
wage garnishment and other judgments, or get a handle on your
student loans. Without proper legal counsel in these areas, you could lose your home, face criminal penalties, and continue to struggle with debt that you can never afford to repay. Such stress will only cause ongoing problems in your life, which is why you need a skilled attorney by your side. Fugate Law Firm knows your consumer rights and can go the extra mile to help you get rid of your debts or reduce them so that they are manageable once more. Only then can you focus on
Fugate Law Firm is a local firm helping people from Lake, Porter and Laporte Counties.
No one should have to go through the stress and worry of excessive debt or bankruptcy without the support and guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer. Fugate Law Firm can provide quality advice and experienced representation, whether you are looking to negotiate with your lender or you need to file for bankruptcy. Your lawyer can take the time to hear you out and explain your options in detail. Our firm will communicate with you from start to finish and stay by your side every step of the way. Your interest will become our own as we help you find relief from your debts. Our firm also offers a free case evaluation so that you can make an informed decision about your case. Contact us today!
Fugate Law Firm proudly serves clients in
Hobart, Merrillville, Portage, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Merrillville, Gary, Hammond, Highland, Crown Point, Lake Station, Michigan City, Laporte, Westville, Rolling Prairie, Demotte and surrounding communities.