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Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Bankruptcy Lawyer in Mansfield, OH


Put Your Worries to Rest

Many situations call for a lawyer's expertise. For example, you may have trouble navigating the legal system if you are in financial trouble, about to divorce, or trying to make a will. Fortunately, Derk D. Demaree, Attorney at Law, can help you.

As a bankruptcy lawyer, divorce attorney, and general law practitioner, Derk D. Demaree has helped people all over the Mansfield, OH, area for decades. Whatever your legal needs, give us a call; we practice many types of law for your convenience and provide high-quality representation.

Meeting Your Needs

Mr. Demaree works as a bankruptcy attorney, criminal-defense lawyer, and more. The types of law our firm handles include:

Bankruptcy law
Criminal defense
Estate law
Family law

If you need help with any of these matters, give Derk D. Demaree a call. From the establishment of trusts to the pursuit of litigation, we have the skill set you need.

Representing Your Interests

With nearly four decades of experience practicing law in the Knox County area, Mr. Demaree is well prepared to represent you. At our firm, we pride ourselves on providing quality representation suited to your individual needs.

For example, while serving as your bankruptcy lawyer, Mr. Demaree would work with you to determine which form of bankruptcy would suit you best. You might file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy to keep your house, or you may want to file for Chapter 7 in order to release yourself from credit card debt you can't possibly pay off.

We believe in what we do, and we'll pursue justice for you and your family, whether that means helping you get custody, proving your innocence, or helping you start over financially. As an experienced legal counselor, Mr. Demaree understands that sometimes good people find themselves in terrible circumstances. We're here to help you live the life you want to lead.

To start working with a high-quality attorney, call Derk D. Demaree, Attorney at Law. You can reach our firm at 740-393-1122.

Our General Attorney Services Include:

  • Criminal
  • Federal
  • Litigation
  • Municipal
  • Personal
  • Bankruptcy
  • Trial
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Guardianships
  • Juvenile Law
  • Marital Law
  • Spousal Support
  • Visitation Rights

We also Offer the Following in Wills & Estate Laws:

Asset Protection
Estate Law
We are accredited and have over 37 years of experience to back us. Contact us today to ask about references from our satisfied customers.

If your debt is more than you can handle and you face possible foreclosure on your home, contact Derk Demaree, you local bankruptcy attorney immediately. Filing bankruptcy will grant you immediate relief by putting a stay on the foreclosure and allowing you time to discuss what steps to take with a bankruptcy lawyer.

Chapter 7 Versus Chapter 13

Everyone who files bankruptcy must take certain financial counseling classes. This is a requirement that your attorney will discuss with you. Before determining what chapter of the bankruptcy code works for your specific situation, you must first take a means test. This is a financial test which helps determine if you have sufficient income to repay all or a portion of your delinquent debts.

For those who meet the eligibility requirements, Chapter 7 provides a clean start. Eligible debt is eliminated completely and the debtor has no further obligation to their creditors. Keep in mind, there are certain debts which are not eligible including most taxes and child support payments.

Chapter 13 is known more commonly as wage-earners bankruptcy. Working with a bankruptcy attorney, you would develop a plan to repay your outstanding debts over a period of up to five years.

Ohio Bankruptcy Exemptions

One of the concerns people often have when filing bankruptcy is losing their assets. Those who file bankruptcy can exempt certain property from the proceedings, protecting those assets from being liquidated to repay assets. In Ohio, bankruptcy filers are not eligible to use federal exemptions but the state exemptions are generous. Married couples may double the exemptions if they are filing together.

Some of the common exemptions include motor vehicles worth up to $3,775, up to $12,625 in household items and most retirement accounts. Your bankruptcy attorney can help you determine what assets are exempt as well as help you prepare the documentation required by the courts.

If you have recently lost a job, gone through a divorce, or have had health issues resulting in your debt getting out of hand, contact D. Derk Demaree at (740) 393-1122 for information regarding filing for bankruptcy.