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  • Jeremy Shephard
  • May 15, 2024

Protecting Assets in Michigan

What can I keep in my Michigan Bankruptcy Case: Protecting Assets with Exemptions Bankruptcy can be a daunting prospect for individuals facing overwhelming debt. However, for many, it...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • March 10, 2022

Personal Bankruptcy: Overview

Bankruptcy can assist a person in eliminating personal liability on debts. This means that a creditor cannot attempt to collect on debts that are included and discharged in...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • May 6, 2021

What is going on with real estate?

Real estate prices are changing rapidly in the current marketplace. Values continue to rise which is great for homeowners looking to sell and townships looking at increasing property...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • August 28, 2020

Davis Clears up Seafort Footnote

Attorney Jeremy Shephard submitted an article to the Summer 2020 issue of the Michigan Bankruptcy Journal. This is quarterly journal produced by the Western District of Michigan Federal...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • March 16, 2020


Covid-19 has disrupted our lives and it will likely disrupt some people’s financial lives. We know that not everyone will be able to travel to meet with an...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • February 9, 2020

Board games and bankruptcy

Don’t let board games fool you. Bankruptcy doesn’t leave you broke. Bankruptcy does the opposite. Filing for bankruptcy helps you eliminate debt through the bankruptcy discharge. A bankruptcy...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • March 15, 2019


Sometimes even the best budgeting won’t help you get out of debt. Bankruptcy may offer a needed way out from under crushing debt. Our office offers a free...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • June 4, 2018

Asset Transfers and bankruptcy

It is not uncommon for individuals experiencing financial difficulties to get concerned about assets they own. A creditor, once they have sued you and obtained a judgment, can...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • February 13, 2018

Eight West Appearance

Attorneys Rebecca Johnson-Ellis and Jeremy Shephard went to Eight West to discuss bankruptcy. At the law offices of Andersen, Ellis & Shephard, we have represented thousands of individuals...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • September 7, 2017


The question of co-signers comes up regularly from individuals I meet with. It is not uncommon to hear, “I’m not primary on a debt” or “I’m secondary”. Unfortunately,...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • May 15, 2017

Student loans and bankruptcy

Student loans are notoriously difficult to eliminate in bankruptcy under the current standards. While there are options for federal student loans, many private student loan lenders offer few...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • February 13, 2017

Bankruptcy and Tax Time

Attorneys Rebecca Johnson-Ellis and Jeremy Shephard sat down with EightWest to discuss tax time and options under the Bankruptcy Code. Check out the link below to learn more:...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • February 6, 2017

Why is bankruptcy taboo?

I have a belief that creditors perpetuate the stigma that bankruptcy makes you a bad person because of their own self-interests. Does it make you a bad person...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • January 23, 2017

Tax Refunds

I’ve filed hundreds of bankruptcies and I encounter a common issue in my practice; especially, this time of the year. Debtors (what they call people who owe money)...
  • Jeremy Shephard
  • September 12, 2016

Do I get to keep my stuff?

Potential clients come into my office to determine if bankruptcy is the right step for them. A common question that I’m asked is whether or not they will...