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Prevention of Ohio Utilities Being Shut Off



Bankruptcy Stops Utility Companies From Shutting You Off, And Can Get Utilities Turned Back On


If you are facing having your utilities shut off by AEP, Columbia Gas, the Department of Public Utilities of Columbus, Ohio, or another utility company, then there are several methods for which you may utilize to keep your electric or gas from being shut off. Some of these methods include scheduling a payment plan with the utility, state of Ohio assistance programs, providing Medical Certification showing that disconnection would be especially dangerous, or filing bankruptcy.


Filing Bankruptcy To Keep Utilities On

If you have past due balances on your Ohio utility bills, filing for bankruptcy will prevent your utilities from being shut off. Whether you are filing for Chapter Seven Bankruptcy or Chapter Thirteen Bankruptcy in Ohio, the utility companies cannot refuse, alter or discontinue your service because of your overdue payments.


Filing Bankruptcy To Get Utilities Turned Back On

If your utilities have already been turned off, filing for Ohio Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Ohio Chapter 13 Bankruptcy can get your utilities turned back on. Upon filing, the Columbus, Ohio Bankruptcy law firm will provide the necessary documentation to the utilities to get your services turned back on. This will also notify them to adjust your bill to reflect the filing of the bankruptcy.


Past Due Amounts on Utility Bills

Past due utility bills are considered an unsecured debt  like credit card debt and unpaid medical bills, and therefore are discharged in an Ohio Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or included in the repayment plan under Ohio Chapter 13 Bankruptcies.


Getting New Utilities After Bankruptcy

Under U.S. Bankruptcy Code, utility companies are prohibited by law from refusing to provide service just because you filed bankruptcy. The utility may require a reasonable deposit to begin new service, however this type of deposit is common for anyone who has fallen behind on their utility bills regardless of their bankruptcy filing status.


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The Columbus, Ohio bankruptcy debt relief and taxation law office of Sheppard Law Offices, LPA is conveniently located just inside I-270 off of Cleveland Ave. Our offices provide a short drive from throughout Central Ohio including counties of Franklin, Delaware, Knox, Marion, Licking, & Fairfield. We regularly serve  Debt  & Tax needs of clients from  Columbus, Westerville, Bexley, Dublin, Sunbury, Delaware, Fredericktown, Johnstown, Centerberg, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington, Grandview, Upper Arlington, Clintonville, Groveport, Pickerington, Pataskala, Reynoldsburg, Groveport, Lewis Center, Worthington, Granville, the Short North, Hilliard, Plain City, Grove City, Newark, Mt. Vernon, Canal Winchester, and Lancaster.

Columbus Ohio Office

2600 Tiller Lane, Suite A

Columbus, Ohio 43231

Telephone: (614) 523-3106

Newark, Ohio Office

843 N. 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Telephone: (740) 345-7138

Akron-Canton Office

Belden Village Tower, 200

Canton, Ohio 44718

Telephone: (330) 409-2876

Mt. Vernon, Ohio Office

11 West Gambier Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Telephone: (740) 392-0404

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