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Canton, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr.

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Akron-Canton Ohio Attorney to Stop Repossessions



Protect Your Property From Repossession Actions


While it is common for creditors allow for a grace period, often with secured loan agreements the creditor has the legal right to repossess the property secured by the loan at any time that your payments are in default. If you are facing a repossession action on your home, car, boat, motorcycle or other secured debt, the Canton, Ohio debt relief  and bankruptcy attorneys at Sheppard Law Offices can help you to protect your property from creditors.


Filing Bankruptcy Immediately Stops Repossession Actions

Filing for chapter 13 or chapter 7 bankruptcy activates the Automatic Stay provision of U.S. Bankruptcy Code, which immediately prohibits creditors from pursuing collection actions. Since repossession is considered a collection action, the Automatic Stay will put an immediate stop to repossession actions against your property. Once you have filed for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy you will not have to live in fear of having your home, car, boat, motorcycle or other secured debt repossessed.


Loan Modification to Prevent Repossession

One of the methods in which Sheppard Law Offices can help you to employ in order to keep your property is to seek a loan modification. While seeking or requesting a loan modification does not provide immediate protection from being repossessed to your car, boat, motorcycle, jewelry, or other property like the Bankruptcy Automatic Stay does, loan modification may be a viable option to save your vehicle from repossession while adjusting the payment to an amount that you can afford. Once the loan modification agreement is in place with the creditor that has the lien, your property will be safe from repossession as long as you stay current with the modified payment plan.


Chapter 7 to Stop Property Repossession

When filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may surrender your vehicle, redeem your vehicle, or reaffirm your vehicle loan. To reaffirm a vehicle loan under in a chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, your payments must be current at the time of filing. Therefore, while filing for chapter 7 may delay repossession of your property, if you cannot bring your payments current you still may have to surrender the vehicle.


Chapter 13 to Stop Property Repossession

For those wishing to keep their property that are unable to bring the payments current, filing for chapter 13 may be the most viable option. Filing for an Ohio chapter 13 bankruptcy can allow you to keep your property if the secured debt (e.g. the vehicle loan) is paid as part of the chapter 13 plan, even if you are behind on your payments.



The Akron-Canton, Ohio Bankruptcy, Debt, and Tax Relief lawyers at Sheppard Law Offices can help to save your car or other property from repossession. The North Eastern Ohio lawyers offer a free initial consultation with a bankruptcy attorney. Sheppard Law helps those seeking to remedy their debt situation and keep property from being repossessed. Our Ohio bankruptcy lawyers review the value of the property, along with the loan terms to help to determine what the best form of debt relief for your specific situation. Get the financial help you need today by calling (330) 409-2876.

Tax Relief, Debt Relief, and Bankruptcy Filing office in Canton, Ohio

Sheppard Law Offices

Canton, Ohio Office

Belden Village Tower, 200

Canton, Ohio 44718

Tel: (330) 409-2876

Columbus Ohio Office

2600 Tiller Lane, Suite A

Columbus, Ohio 43231

Tel: (614) 523-3106

Newark, Ohio Office

843 N. 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Tel: (740) 345-7138

Mt. Vernon, Ohio Office

11 West Gambier Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Tel: (740) 392-0404

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Sheppard Law Offices, LPA is conveniently located and serving chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy clients in Canton, Ohio. Our office is a short drive from throughout Stark, Tuscarawas, and Summit Counties. We regularly provide debt relief solutions to clients from Akron, Canton, North Canton, Massillon, Dover, New Philadelphia, Alliance, Navarre, Strasburg, Ballivor, Jackson Township, Canal Fulton, Barberton, Greenlawn, Medina, Wooster, Orrville, Dalton, Minerva, Ashland, Wadsworth, Carrollton, Dundee, Millersburg, Hartville, Doylestown, Green, Uniontown, Salem, Columbiana, Uniontown, and throughout Ohio.