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We experienced a two day issue where the office phones were down. Theya re now back up and running .  You can reach us at 937-436-2606

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7.17.18 6:00 PM Good Evening If you have tried to reach us by telephone today or yesterday the phone number is not working .  You can call us at 937-478-3059 and leave a detailed message.  You can also email us at gratefullawyer@gmail.com or gratefullawyer2@gmail.com Thank you    Wayne Novick  

2017 Tax Refunds in Bankruptcy in Ohi...

In Ohio your tax refund is part of your bankruptcy estate. It is important to understand how this works: If you file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy between October 2017 and April 2018 your 2017 tax refund or at least part of it belongs to the bankruptcy court. If you file your bankruptcy in October 83% […]

Hiring A Bankruptcy Attorneys 10 Thin...

10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY COMMUNICATION: Your bankruptcy attorney should be able to communicate with you so that you understand what you are doing. The filing of a bankruptcy petition is a difficult thing to do.  An individual should be able to understand the difference between the chapters and why one […]

Supreme Court : No Strip Off of Secon...

On June 1 The Supreme Court decided Bank of America vs Caulkett .  This decision will prevent a homeowner from removing a completely underwater second mortgage from the home through a Chapter 7.  This is not a change in a law in Ohio nor is it a change in the law for most of the country. There […]

Volunteer Lawyer Project On Bankruptc...

  Here is a video of a presentation I did for the Dayton Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Project on bankruptcy.  The presentation goes over a lot of the basics of bankruptcy.  Enjoy.

National Student Loan Data Center Log...

The Log In System for the National Student Loan Data Center changed effective May 10, 2015.  Here is a link to information on the new system.  National Consumer Law Center has set up a helpful set of  instructions here.   There have been some issues with creating the new log in but in general most issues […]

Student Loans : Helpful Resources

Finding help to manage your student loan gets easier all the time.  This is not a quick fix to help you pay back your loans but to send you to some of the resources available so that you can understand your student loan repayment options. The first thing you should do is to determine if […]

How Many Credit Reporting Agencies Ar...

Most of us believe that there are only three credit reporting agencies.   The Big Three:  Equifax, Equicredit, and Transunion.  These are the main ones that can influence your ability to borrow money, how much you can borrow, and  at what interest rate.  Each of the Big Three maintain there own websites.  You can access […]

Attorney Generals Announce Settlement...

30 State Attorney Generals including Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine announced a settlement with the major credit reporting agencies.  The settlement will bring more light to how information is reported on your credit report.  It will make it easier for consumers to dispute errors on their reports.  Some of the changes will include generally preventing […]