When financial problems hit, “big” problems are most often covered in the media. Foreclosures. Repossession. Wage garnishment. But what about one of the most basic problems that can result from debt — the disconnection of gas and electricity utilities? The loss of your ability to operate your air conditioner, television, stove, heater and other key items and appliances can have serious consequences on the health and well-being of your family.
At the Cincinnati Zingarelli Law Office, we have helped many individuals and families reverse disconnection actions and access gas and electricity services, after being unable to pay utility bills. How?
We have helped prevent heat and light utility disconnections through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. Bankruptcy protection results in the closing of your old utility account and the creation of a new one with, in many cases, a zero dollar balance.
Have your gas and electricity been turned off? Have disconnected utilities caused hardship for you and your family? We can help get your power turned back on and give you a fresh start with local utilities.
In some cases, yes. Once you file for bankruptcy, utilities have the right to charge you a security deposit on your new utility bill. But an attorney can still help. We can work to have your security deposit paid in installments instead of the lump sum that the utility companies often demand.
For experienced legal help in having your gas and electric service turned back on, contact Zingarelli Law Office online or call 513-381-2047 for a free consultation. We are available for weekday appointments. Our downtown Cincinnati office is conveniently located 1½ blocks from Fountain Square.