Financial hardship can be difficult for families and individuals. The idea of filing for bankruptcy can leave you with many questions about how it will affect your financial situation, your income, your credit score, and your home or living situation. At Sheppard Law Offices, we understand this and are ready to answer all your questions about how filing for bankruptcy will change your current financial situation. We can help you through the entire bankruptcy filing process. Sheppard Law Offices serves bankruptcy clients in Columbus and throughout central Ohio who wish to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you are overwhelmed by high credit card payments, medical bills, lawsuits or other bills and feel trapped in your financial situation, filing consumer bankruptcy may be a solution for you.
If you are struggling with your financial situation and considering filing for bankruptcy, contact Columbus, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr. to discuss your debt relief options and to schedule a free consultation. Attorney Sheppard will evaluate your individual needs and help you determine if filing bankruptcy or another debt relief strategy is best for you.
One option that may be available to you is Chapter 7 bankruptcy or “liquidation.” This “fresh start” is an option for those who qualify under the “means test” as described in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Legislation enacted in 2005 makes it more challenging to qualify for this type of bankruptcy. The expertise and knowledge of an experienced Columbus, Ohio bankruptcy attorney such as Kenneth Sheppard, Jr. can help you navigate through the process of qualifying and filing for a fresh start with Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Another option for debt relief is a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, sometimes called a “reorganization.” This provides the client with a structured repayment plan and discharges unsecured debts. The professional advice of Columbus, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney Kenneth Sheppard, Jr. can help you determine if Chapter 13 protection is the best solution for your financial situation. If Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is right for you, attorney Sheppard will take you through the process of evaluating and filing for chapter 13 consumer protection bankruptcy.
Hello. My name is Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr. and I am the owner of Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A. I started my law practice in February 2005 in Westerville, Ohio from my 2-bedroom apartment. In the beginning, I was a general practitioner just trying to survive financially and learn how to actually practice law. I had a unique talent and interest for taxation, which is uncommon for most lawyers. As I learned how to become a lawyer, I discovered that many of my tax clients were also experiencing other debt problems as well. I was just entering the practice of law when significant changes to bankruptcy laws were being enacted. The natural progression of my law practice became a more focused one whereby I became concentrated in helping individuals with both bankruptcy and tax issues.
Now, with over 8 years of experience, I have established four offices in Ohio (3 in central Ohio) where I help my clients resolve issues involving Bankruptcy, Tax, and Family Law.
I believe what sets me apart from every other practitioner is my kindness and respect for my clients’ particular situations. I personally know what it is like to struggle financially. There were certain defined moments in my life that provide me today with the humbling perspective to understand and care for my client’s circumstances.
At Sheppard Law Offices, it is my goal to provide you with a positive experience that results in the accomplishment of your objectives. My promise to you is that we will listen to your story, provide you with viable options that you may decide to pursue, and if retained, represent you to the best of our abilities.