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Champaign Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorneys

Our Champaign chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys will use their experienced knowledge to ensure the best repayment plan for you during chapter 13 bankruptcy.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Christi M.

Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.

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"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

More information about our Champaign Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorneys

O'Flaherty Law's Champaign bankruptcy attorneys take time to review the financial needs of you or your business before deciding chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you. For each step of the process you can be assured that our knowledgeable and cost efficient attorneys will help you navigate chapter 13 bankruptcy. From our required credit counseling, to schedules and meetings, O'Flaherty Law has each base covered in the process of filing for bankruptcy so you can keep what matters the most to you. 


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The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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44 E. Main Street STE 412

Champaign, IL 61820

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9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Champaign Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorneys

The Champaign Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process Explained

Our Champaign chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney Kevin O'Flaherty sits down to explain the process of chapter 13 bankruptcy. Once our experienced attorneys decide Chapter 13 is the right plan for you and your financial needs, we then have our clients take a credit counseling course with certification of completion before filing. From there attorneys will be able to collect your financial information and scheduling that includes: assets, liabilities, income, and expenses. These will then be submitted to the court who will notify any creditors you owe money to of the bankruptcy. Collections from these creditors will be put on pause while our Champaign attorneys help you come up with a payment plan that satisfies your needs and income. A Trustee, or court appointed attorney, will be a part of the process as well collecting the payments for creditors. Be assured that for every part of the process, and for every meeting, our Champaign attorneys will be there to help you file your Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. 


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The Chapter 13 Repayment Process

In this video, our Champaign chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys break down the repayment processes of chapter 13 bankruptcy. In a chapter 13 bankruptcy you have to determine how much of your income is distributed throughout a 3-5 year period that is paid to your trustee or the court appointed attorney that looks over your case. The trustee then gives and distributes these payments to your creditors you are in debt to. Different creditors can result in different types of payment plans that vary from how much you pay a month, to how much is distributed to each creditor. These types of creditors are: priority, secured, and unsecured creditors. Our Champaign attorney goes on to explain each type of creditor in full to give insight to which one may be right for you!


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Chapter 13 vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In this video, our Champaign chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys explain the differences and advantages to each type of bankruptcy a client could file and how it is possible to keep your home and vehicles in a chapter 7 bankruptcy. All of your debts in Chapter 7 are dischargeable. If your home or car has over or above exemption amounts then the trustee can collect that to pay the creditors, but most times clients have under the exemption amount and are able to keep their belongings with the help of our advising at O'Flaherty Law. Our Champaign attorney goes on to explain how Chapter 7 usually makes the most sense for wiping out your debt. Your future income is used to pay your debt in Chapter 13 instead of liquidation. It usually takes 3-5 years to pay off this debt. Unless there are certain situations, Chapter 7 is more beneficial unless you are ineligible. Ineligibility can be due to things Such as if you have a high income, or have already filed for Chapter 7 in the past ten years, instead Chapter 13 may be right for you. Chapter 13 may be suitable for people who have a lot of equity in their home or car as well to avoid them being taken in a Chapter 7 case. 


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