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Fugate Law Firm

Bankruptcy Law Firm in Lake County, Porter County

and Laporte County

Compassionate Counsel & Excellent Results

Anyone struggling under a crushing amount of debt should consider bankruptcy as a means of finding relief. Contrary to popular belief, bankruptcy is not a bad thing that only bad people pursue. Congress created the U.S. Bankruptcy Code as a way to help consumers escape the clutches of unmanageable debt. The way in which you accrued the debt does not matter. All that matters is that you need relief, and Fugate Law Firm can help you find it!

Fugate Law Firm serves clients in the communities that make up Lake County, Porter County and Laporte County Indiana and can provide the counsel that you need through this difficult time. We can help you understand your options before you move forward, ensuring that you are confident in the decisions that you make. Our lead lawyer, Attorney Kenneth Fugate, can handle your case personally and use his extensive experience to expedite your case. Our goal is to help you through the process as quickly as possible in order to relieve the stress and worry not only of bankruptcy but also for your financial future.

Bankruptcy Practice Areas & Resources

Bankruptcy Myths
People are quick to believe numerous myths about bankruptcy. Common myths include the idea that bankruptcy is a bad thing; that only irresponsible people file for bankruptcy; and that bankruptcy will ruin your credit for 7 - 10 years. We can debunk these myths and help you see that bankruptcy may be the way out when you're overwhelmed by debt.

Chapter 7
Are you struggling with debt and unable to afford any monthly payments? You may qualify for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which results in your debts being discharged after you nonexempt property and assets are liquidated to repay as much of your debt as possible. You are then free to rebuild your credit!

Chapter 13
Under Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, a consumer who has steady income but still cannot afford to repay his or her debts can set up a repayment plan with creditors. The consumer will continue to make payments for the next three to five years, after which the remaining debt will be discharged.

Credit Repair
Bankruptcy frees you from the damaging effects of unpaid debt and allows you to start from scratch. Once your debts are discharged through bankruptcy, you can pursue a number of credit repair options that allow you to rebuild your credit score, even while your bankruptcy filing still appears on your credit report.

Foreclosure Defense
Is your bank about to repossess your home? Filing for bankruptcy will place an automatic stay on foreclosure, allowing you to keep your home while you eliminate your overwhelming debt. Our firm can help you choose between bankruptcy and a number of other forms of stopping foreclosure.

IRS Tax Relief
If you are behind on your taxes and are being harassed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), our lawyer can help you find relief. We can work with the IRS to help you handle your tax debt so that you do not become the subject of harsh collection practices. We know your rights and can fight for you.

Student Loans
Student loans cannot generally be discharged through bankruptcy. Our firm can help you find a means of handling your school-related debts so that your credit score is not affected and you avoid defaulting on payments.

Wage Garnishments
Creditors can take drastic measures to collect a debt, including garnishing your wages. We can help you work with your creditor to stop wage garnishment or we can help you take the matter to court if you are the victim of unfair debt collection practices.

Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer who represents people in Hobart, Merrillville, Valparaiso, Crown Point, Portage, Gary, Hammond, Michigan City, Laporte, Westville, Demotte and Surrounding Communities

Having a Lake County bankruptcy attorney by your side to provide advice and guidance can make all the difference in your financial future. Our firm can help you see the big picture and decide which course of action is best for you and your family. We will make your goals our own and will fight relentlessly to protect your rights and your best interests. Our services start at only $100 after your free case evaluation, so contact us today!

Fugate Law Firm has three locations to serve you.
Click here for directions to the Hobart Office Click here for directions to the Michigan City Office Click here for directions to the Merrillville Office
Fugate Law Firm - Northwest Indiana Bankruptcy Attorney
Located at 7225 E. Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 46342.
Phone: (219) 947-7000.
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