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Robert L Caplan

Robert L Caplan

Quality Representation at a Fair Price
  • Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family Law
  • Ohio
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I help been helping people and families in the Columbus Ohio and surrounding areas for more than 23 years. I will personally handle your case from start to finish, explaining each step of the process so you know what to expect. You deserve quality representation at a fair price. Why pay more than you should?

Capital University Law School
J.D. (1994)
Honors: Graduated Order of the Curia
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (1990) | Public Relations
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Legal Aid Referral Project (Columbus Legal Aid)
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Federal Circuit
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Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Q. I was granted bankruptcy chapter 7 in 2010. I continued to pay on my mobile home loan until May 2019.
A: Assuming the debt was discharged in your bankruptcy, then, no; you would not need to repay the balance after the property was sold. It was discharged. The voluntary payments you made to the creditor were simply that: Voluntary.

Note you would still be responsible for the deficiency if you and the creditor signed a reaffirmation agreement in the bankruptcy. This is a written agreement filed with the Court that basically restores your obligation to pay, despite having the debt discharged.
Q. Do I have to have a finalized divorce before I can file bankruptcy?
A: It is not required that you and your spouse both file a bankruptcy. Bankruptcies are like taxes: You can file married or you can file separate. You also can file a divorce first, and then a bankruptcy. Or vice versa. There is no particular order.

If there are no issues, they both take about four months. There is also a way you can file them both at the same time.
Q. I own my property free and clear do to my inheritance. If I file bankruptcy will I be forced to sell my property?
A: The answer is yes unless you live there in which case it could be exempt. The Bankruptcy court does not care how the property came to be in your name. If you own it, it's yours and part of your bankruptcy estate.
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Attorney at law
90 North Nelson Road
Columbus, OH 43219
Telephone: (614) 252-2026 Ext. 202