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After Career Ending Stroke, Couple Relieved of Financial Burdens

Cleveland bankruptcy attorneys with LHA were recently contacted by a couple married over 30 years, both in their 60’s and the husband had suffered a debilitating stroke ending his successful career in the legal field. Immediately understanding the needs of our clients, our attorneys traveled to the couples home to meet in person for the initial consultation. Our clients shared how the husband worked for over 30 years in a successful legal career and made a significant income that sustained them in a comfortable lifestyle affording them a large home furnished with possessions they’ve had since their children were small and cars they needed to continue transporting the husband to and from his multiple medical appointments as a result of the stroke.

Understanding the urgency of the forthcoming financial challenges and realizing the husband would never regain the ability to return to the career he once had to provide for his family, Cleveland bankruptcy attorneys with LHA filed immediately for Chapter 7 bankruptcy to minimize the impact of any late payments or lawsuits for debt owed. Our attorneys argued in federal bankruptcy court that although our clients exceeded the allowed income for filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, due to the change in circumstances as a result of the husband’s stroke, our clients would no longer be able to maintain their cost of living and should be granted a special exception. Our clients were granted the special exception and successfully filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharging all their debts. Our clients were able to keep their home and their vehicles and the possessions they valued most and focus their attention on the medical treatments of the husband.

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