COVID-19 has impacted the lives of many in Cleveland. As the situation continues to evolve, Luftman, Heck & Associates and our Cleveland Bankruptcy attorneys want to reassure our clients and the communities we serve that are taking this situation seriously, and putting safety measures in place that prioritize the health and well-being of our clients and staff. We also want to ensure you get the answers and consummate legal guidance you expect from LHA.
As a firm, we are carefully monitoring and adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio Department of Health, other government agency guidance, and staying abreast of any changes or updates.
Our partners and staff have been advised on the practical measures to help stem the tide of COVID-19, including regular hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer, frequently disinfecting commonly touched areas, and social distancing whenever possible. This involves using video and phone conferences and communicating via phone and e-mail to limit in-person interaction.
If you are an existing client and have a question about your bankruptcy in light of the COVID 19 pandemic, please call (216) 586-6600 or contact us online. We are available and will be in touch as soon as possible.
We’re Available & Working
Our team is working hard to address your needs and questions.
We are operating normally, and want to assure our clients that nothing will get lost in the shuffle. Our entire staff is monitoring calls, arranging phone conferences for new and existing clients, and staying on top of deadlines.
Please note that COVID-19 has not changed the deadlines for filing your tax returns.
- If you are experiencing additional financial hardship related to the COVID-19 please call us.
- If you are unable to make your mortgage payment or payments on other consumer debts,
please reach call so we can discuss your options.
- If you are in a Chapter 13 case and can’t make your payment for any reason, please reach
out to us immediately.
LHA Will Keep You Informed
LHA Cleveland is closely monitoring all client deadlines, bankruptcy court closures in the area, and will continue to keep you updated, should something change in your case.
If the situation continues to progress, we will explore all available options to provide you with the best possible representation. Our firm and team is set up for remote work. This may include using video depositions and testimony, e-document filing, and other tools should the need arise.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio Court Operation
Read the Notice to all Litigants and Lawyers with Matters in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Judge Brendan Sheehan in Cuyahoga County issued a 60 day stay on foreclosure
sales and on the prosecution of foreclosure cases. However, all deadlines that apply to
those in foreclosure or who are working to resolve disputes with their mortgage
companies are not set aside. Rules and regulations have not been adjusted.
Lawsuits that have been filed and served must be answered. Any matter that needs to be objected to or appealed would not be covered by this order.
Keep in mind, courts rulings vary by region and jurisdiction. Many other courts in Ohio have not issued these same orders..
Please contact us to discuss your foreclosure or bankruptcy case if you have any concerns. Again, contact us to discuss any questions about your particular case.
COVID-19 Legal Resources
It’s still hard to tell how the virus will impact our daily lives and for how long. Here are some resources that may help:
- Ohioans can apply immediately for unemployment benefits if they are laid off because of the COVID-19 emergency.
- Ohio has a website dedicated to the COVID-19 virus.
- SBA loans may be available for small business owners.
You Can Always Reach LHA
Our Cleveland bankruptcy lawyers take your financial security very seriously. Your case and the dedicated service we provide will not be interrupted despite this uniquely challenging time. We appreciate your patience and we will continue to bring you updates by phone, via email, and online .
While many normal legal processes will be disrupted, if you find yourself in need of legal services regarding a bankruptcy filing or foreclosure, we always advise you to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Our lawyers and staff are available at (216) 586-6600.
We’re All In this Together
We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. We truly appreciate your choice in deciding to work with LHA and attorneys who will stand by you no matter what. We look forward to continuing to work together to resolve any legal issues.