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Car Repossession Defense

Protect Your Possessions — Including Your Car — With Our Merrillville Legal Team

Your Car Has Been Repossessed. What Next?

If your car has been repossessed by your lender, you face more than the loss of your vehicle. If the car is sold for less than what you owe on it, you will also be responsible for the difference. A few weeks down the road, you may find that your bank account or wages have been garnished to pay off the auto debt. At the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C.,, in Merrillville, Indiana, we can help you determine your options if your vehicle, whether a car, truck, boat, plane or motorcycle has been repossessed. Our attorneys serve clients in Lake and Porter counties of Indiana, including those as far away as South Bend and Lafayette. We also work with clients in the Chicagoland area of Illinois.

What Are My Options Following a Car Repossession?

As long as your vehicle has not been sold following the repossession, filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy will allow you to get it back. Once you get your car back, our lawyers may be able to modify the loan, allowing you to afford payments.

What if My Car Has Been Sold?

If your car has already been sold, you will not be able to get it back, but once the car sells, any outstanding auto loan debt will be unsecured. You may be able to discharge that remaining debt by filing for bankruptcy.

Free and Confidential Attorney Consultation

Call 219-293-8988 to discuss your options following car repossession with an experienced repossession defense and bankruptcy lawyer at the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., 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 as needed, so contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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Victoria Bain

About Victoria Bain joined Weiss, Schmidgall & Hires as an associate attorney in 2023. She is a graduate of The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valparaiso University. During her time in college, she taught classes to incarcerated men at the Westville Correctional Facility,…

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Christopher R. Schmidgall

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

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

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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