Upon graduating from Indiana University School of Law, Charles Van Ness formed Van Ness Law in 1991 to serve a growing consumer and small business clientele. He has engaged in personal injury since his inception and has obtained well over a millio...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Business
Paul Bayer has been practicing law since 1988. A graduate of Cleveland Marshall Law and a Clevelander all his life, Paul Bayer can appreciate the needs of families in NE Ohio. Paul Bayer also worked for many years as a social worker prior to b...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Estate Planning
Review: “This is a very good lawyer. I had some difficulty getting him to respond to some standard questions about the process. However, over the course of the Bankruptcy term, he was excellent and professional.”
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.