COVID-19: Filing for Bankruptcy in Columbus and Central Ohio

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Many who live in Columbus and central Ohio are concerned about their financial futures given the state of affairs as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks. Earlier this month, Governor Mike DeWine announced that the stay at home order would be lifted May 1. But families are still concerned about their jobs, the state of affairs in the state, and if the order can be extended again. With stimulus checks in the mail or deposited into bank accounts, some have already used this money to stay afloat during the economic downturn. Other families are considering bankruptcy as their accounts dwindle and the bills begin to pile. The Jones Law Firm, LLC is here to help you navigate it all. Whether you are looking to file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, our firm can help you through the process during this tumultuous time. But we also want to notify you that there are financial assistance programs available to you in the state of Ohio. But, if after utilizing these services, or you find you still need a financial refresh, we are still able to process your bankruptcy filings and represent you in court.

Filing For Bankruptcy During COVID-19 in Columbus and Central Ohio

You may be tempted to represent yourself in a bankruptcy case during the COVID-19 mandatory stay at home orders. But we urge you to not. It can be a difficult process to undergo when you are not versed in the law. Luckily, Ohio law firms are here and ready to represent you during this time. Whether you wish to meet face to face or digitally we can tackle your claim together. We can explain how the process works in this challenging time such as:
  • Phone and video conferencing to review documents and case
  • How you can submit your documents digitally to expedite the process
  • How we can utilize video conferencing in court if it is necessary

What do you need to review my bankruptcy case?

If you live in Columbus and central Ohio, there are a few documents that you’ll want to have prepared for our first bankruptcy meeting. This initial meeting is free and allows you to ask questions you may have while we review your case. At the initial consultation, please have prepared:
  • Two months of pay stubs
  • A list of all debts
  • Bank statements
  • Lawsuits or other court papers
  • Car titles
  • Mortgage and deed paperwork
  • A list of all your assets
Having this information readily available will allow us to see if Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you.

Financial restart for those in Columbus and Central Ohio.

We know that times are hard, and the last few months have been extraordinarily difficult for individuals and families across the country. We know you may be apprehensive to make any decisions right now, as COVID-19 has fed into much uncertainty and worry. But when you choose the Jones Law Firm, we will work with you to ensure your financial needs are met. If you live in Columbus and central Ohio and are considering bankruptcy, do not delay. Contact the Jones Law Firm today to schedule an appointment.
Categories: General Bankruptcy