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Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Defense

Guidance for Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Situations in Merrillville, Indiana

Lawyers who help you through difficult financial times to a brighter future

For over a decade, Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C., in Merrillville, Indiana, has listened to our clients first and talked second. That’s why our bankruptcy consultations always begin with a frank discussion of what brings you to see us.

For most of our clients, a key event has put them in a financial hole. That event may be job loss, divorce, a serious illness or injury, having a judgment entered against them or another crisis. No matter what caused you to fall behind in your bills, there can be away to get a fresh financial start.

What can a Weiss & Schmidgall attorney do for you?

We help our clients file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, depending on your situation, there may be alternatives like a loan modification, debt consolidation or collections defense that can reduce or eliminate your debt without filing bankruptcy. We take the time to inform you about debtors’ rights, what creditors can legally do when contacting you, and what debt relief options will best suit your needs. Depending on the situation you may be able to create a payment plan or wipe out your debts completely.

A surprising benefit to filing for bankruptcy is that it may even help you restore your driving privileges. If your license has been suspended following an accident where you were either uninsured or underinsured, bankruptcy might get you back on the road, particularly when an insurance company has successfully filed a subrogation claim against you. Our attorneys can evaluate your unique situation and determine if this option is right for you.

Act now to protect your property and your assets

If you have received a home foreclosure notice, a wage garnishment, a summons or notice of claim or you have had your car repossessed, don’t wait to talk to a lawyer. There are legal ways to protect your assets while putting an immediate stop to creditor harassment. The sooner you act, the more options you will have for negotiating settlements with creditors and finding alternatives to foreclosure.

This website provides information about the common forms of bankruptcy protection and foreclosure defense or loan modification options. Everyone’s financial situation is different, and only an experienced lawyer can advise you about your debt relief options.

Free Consultation with an NW Indiana Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Call 219-734-5297 or contact us online today to discuss your debt problems with an experienced bankruptcy or foreclosure defense lawyer. We offer flexible payment plans and can begin working on your bankruptcy case for as little as $100 down. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available. From our office in Merrillville, our attorneys serve clients in Lake and Porter counties as well as those cities as far away as South Bend and Lafayette.

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Christopher R. Schmidgall
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For more than ten years, Christopher Schmidgall has protected the lives of people who find themselves caught in the tangled machinery of criminal prosecution. With the skill and determination he’s demonstrated throughout his life, Chris offers them the help they need to get their lives back in order. Not long after graduating from Valparaiso...

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Amanda C. Hires
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Following a remarkably accomplished academic career, Amanda Hires applied her record of success to servicing good people facing difficult situations. She served as a volunteer at the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office and worked intensively with prosecutors and defense attorneys while under the guidance of Judge Sheila Moss at the Lake County Superior Court...

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Jessica McPheeters
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Jessica McPheeters is an associate attorney with her primary focus being in Estate Planning, Probate, Business Formation and Planning, and other general practice matters. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Ball State University in 2014. Jessica then received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law...

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