ACBA has suspended on-site programming effective immediately. All staff will be working remotely and will return all calls and emails remotely within 24 hours.
Click here to view the Executive Order 20-37 Face Covering Executive Order
FOR OUR ATTORNEYS:
So that we may give back to our community, consider being a part of our remote Legal Line service. Lawyer Referral will continue.
Please note that Distance Education Rules have been relaxed for the next three years. For attorneys whose 3-year cycle ends in 2020 all limits on distance education are waived.
Click here to review the Indiana Supreme Court Order issued on March 31, 2020.
FOR OUR COMMUNITY:
For Legal Assistance call ACBA @ 260-423-2358 (x2): LEGAL LINE: Tuesdays from 5-7pm talk to a volunteer attorney for 3-5 minutes about a variety of legal issues.
LAWYER REFERRAL: for a $40 pre-paid, non-refundable fee, you will be referred to an attorney who will provide a 30-minute consultation by phone. After this consultation, the attorney’s regular hourly rate will apply.
Click here for Allen County Courts’ and local legal information related to COVID-19
ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT & ALLEN CIRCUIT COURT
FAMILY RELATIONS DIVISION
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS
How do payments I receive under the CARES Act affect my bankruptcy?
Payments you receive from the government relating to COVID-19 will not be considered a part of your current monthly income or your disposable monthly income for bankruptcy purposes. This means if you have filed or are considering filing a chapter 13 bankruptcy, those payments will not increase the amount you must repay in your bankruptcy case.
What if I can’t afford my chapter 13 plan payments due to the coronavirus?
If you filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy before March 18, 2021, and you have experienced certain financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can seek to modify your repayment plan to give you additional time to make payments. Depending on the length of your original plan, you may be able to extend your repayment period by two to four years.