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.

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.

Check out our online CLE – choose from 40 hours! For member rates email cle@allencountybar.org.

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 

For important updates regarding COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Allen County Department of Health.


FAMILY LAW

How does the Governors Stay-At-Home order affect custody arrangements? 

The Governor’s order specifically allows for transportation relating to parenting time. The parties should continue to follow their court orders.

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS

Explanation from Allen Superior Court

BANKRUPTCY

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.