Posts Categorized: Debt Collection

What Happens to Unclaimed Funds After an Ohio Foreclosure?

Unclaimed Foreclosure Funds

During August 2018, one in every 1,456 homes in Ohio received a foreclosure filing, according to RealtyTrac.com. This was worse than the national average of 1 in every 1,882 homes, and placed Ohio just outside the top 10 states with the worst rates of foreclosure. Foreclosure in Ohio is a judicial process by which a… Read more »

Chase and Zombie Debts

Zombie Debts

Last updated April 21, 2018. In a recent lawsuit, Chase Bank was forced to pay out more than $160 million in penalties and $50 million in refunds to consumers for selling bad zombie debt to collection agencies. What is a zombie debt? Many people have had a debt that they could not pay or that… Read more »

What is the Automatic Stay? What is the Penalty for Creditors Who Violate It?

Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy

Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. Bankruptcy is designed to help you get back on sound financial footing. That can’t happen if you still have to worry about creditors garnishing your wages or foreclosing on your home. So, bankruptcy comes with some serious protection against creditors trying to collect. The automatic stay is the most important… Read more »

Can a Creditor Contact Me After I Hire a Lawyer?

Debt Collector Attorney OH

Last updated Sept. 26, 2017. First, let’s make a distinction between creditors and debt collectors, because they have to follow different rules under different laws. Your creditor is the person or party to whom you owe the debt. It’s most often a bank, a credit card company, or a medical service provider. When creditors can’t… Read more »

How Does the Automatic Stay Work in Consumer Bankruptcy?

How Does the Automatic Stay Work in Bankruptcy? What is an Automatic Stay? If you are contemplating bankruptcy, then you probably have a lot of creditors after you. The constant pressure and hounding of creditors to collect can be troubling. However, the bankruptcy laws do provide some relief in the form of the “automatic stay.” Once… Read more »