BANKRUPTCY  LAW IN BALTIMORE Experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyer in  Baltimore, Personal service, reasonable fees, free consultation.  Protect your consumer rights in foreclosure, collection

My Practice Areas

Chapter 7
Chapter 13
Stop Foreclosure
Creditor Harassment
Stop Garnishment and Repossession

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Law Office of David W. Cohen
One North Charles Street, Suite 350
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-837-6340                     
Fax: 410-347-7889

For Clients in Harford and Cecil County, I am available to meet you at 102 S Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD by appointment only.

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"We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.   "
This in no way describes all the services which we can provide and does not limit those services.

The Law Office of David W. Cohen is a Bankruptcy Lawyer serving clients in Baltimore and the surrounding Maryland communities, including Ellicott City, Bel Air,  Columbia, Reisterstown,Owings Mills, Randallstown, Towson, Timonium, Elkridge, Essex, Dundalk, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Odenton, Jessup, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County,  Carroll County, Cecil County,  Harford County and  Howard County .

Chapter 13

Baltimore Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Lawyer

Debts have a way of spiraling out of control. You miss one house payment and the next month you are stuck trying to figure out where to get the money for two mortgage payments plus penalties. How do you ever catch up? Moreover, what do you do when the bank is demanding its money NOW?
At the Law Office of David W. Cohen, I help individuals in and around Baltimore, Maryland, explore Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy as an option to digging out of money problems. With 25 years of experience in this area of the law, I can help you make smart, well-informed choices related to debt relief.

What Will Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Do for Me?

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, I will work with you to restructure your debt with your creditors and set up a repayment plan for your obligations. The goal of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is to give you a manageable way to catch up on payments that you missed because of a period of illness or unemployment.
Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy you make monthly payments for a period of 3-5 years to satisfy your debt, usually for a fraction of the amount owed on credit cards or other unsecured debt. The plan makes those payments more affordable because they are stretched out over several years. I will act as your liaison in any negotiations with creditors and bill collectors to ensure that any agreement you make will be an agreement that you can keep.
This might be a good option for you if you want to keep and continue to make payments on your home and car.

Relief From Repossession, Foreclosure and Creditor Calls

When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court will issue what is known as an automatic stay. This prevents your creditors from contacting you to collect a debt. It does not allow you to stop making payments on your mortgage or car unless you intend to give them up. Any foreclosure sales or pending repossessions are immediately halted but instead the Chapter 13 plan will take those payment into account when developing a plan to pay off your unsecured debt.
It also puts a stop to threatening letters and harassing phone calls. You have agreed to work out a plan to pay your creditors. The law requires that they leave you alone while you develop your plan.

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Please remember that the information on a web site is not and cannot be legal advice. The purpose of my web site is to provide a basic understanding of bankruptcy concepts, which may or may not apply to your individual case. The best and only way to get advice from a lawyer is to sit down face-to-face and discuss your personal situation.  

If you have questions about filing a personal bankruptcy, speak directly with an experienced and well-respected attorney. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation. Sunday appointments are available upon request. When we speak, I can tell what information and documents to bring.graph here.