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Understanding Your Options when Considering Personal Bankruptcy Protection

The two most common types of bankruptcy protection sought by individuals and families are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Are You Overwhelmed by Unsecured Debt?

Many Chicago residents and those of other areas throughout the state, and in fact the nation, are battling overwhelming debt.

Payday Loans Can Lead to Lasting Debt

Payday loans issued by cash advance agencies are small loans taken out against one’s paycheck to tide consumers over until their next payday.

What You May Not Know about Your Credit Report

Your credit report, as issued by the big three credit reporting agencies of Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, is used to determine your creditworthiness.

Secured vs. Unsecured Debt in Bankruptcy

For those swimming in a sea of overwhelming debt, filing a personal bankruptcy petition may be the optimum solution for getting your head above water.

Equifax Reports Consumer Credit Cards Recovery

Equifax in its latest report states that data shows new credit originations have been moving back towards previous higher levels.

Study Shows Slower Debt Payoff by Consumers

A study published in the journal called Economic Inquiry has revealed important information about borrowing and payoff of credit card debt by American consumers.

Dischargeable and Non-dischargeable Debts in Bankruptcy

Understanding the bankruptcy process is important if you are considering this legal process. Essential to a personal bankruptcy is an understanding of which debts you can eliminate and which ones are ...

Personal Bankruptcy Counseling and Education Requirements

Since 2005, changes made to federal bankruptcy laws require that those who file for personal bankruptcy must complete credit counseling before filing and debtor education after filing.

Misconceptions about Personal Bankruptcy

Many misconceptions persist concerning bankruptcy, its process, consequences, and reflection of character.

Bankruptcy Attorney’s Quick Work Saves Family Home

A local man recently opened up about the tragedies he and his family experienced years before due to his wife’s secret addiction to gambling.

Trying to Figure Out Which Type of Bankruptcy Is Best For You?

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy then it is important to discuss your options with a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy protection exists so that individuals, families and ...

Should You File for Bankruptcy?

If you are one of the millions facing a financial crisis, worried about losing your home, being subjected to creditor harassment, wage garnishment, or lawsuits from collection agencies, it is crucial ...

Bankruptcy in Illinois

Bankruptcy is governed by the U.S. bankruptcy code, federal law which regulates the procedures for filing the various types of bankruptcy.

Creditor Harassment Protection

If you are facing mounting debt and are afraid that you have nowhere to turn, do not worry! Filing for bankruptcy often seems frightening and difficult, but the odds are that you will find it a better ...

FAQ: Chapter 7 And Chapter 13

If your financial situation is spiraling out of your control and you are unsure of what to do, you may be able to solve your problems by filing for bankruptcy.

Are You Thinking About Filing Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy has been stigmatized for many years, especially while many were living the “American dream,” starting their own businesses, building brighter futures for generations to come.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is also referred to as the debt liquidation bankruptcy. With a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor is allowed to discharge most unsecured debt and gain a fresh start. In addition, ...

The 341 Meeting of the Creditors

Once you have successfully filed your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition, there will be what is called the 341 meeting of the creditors.

Moving Forward after Bankruptcy

Sometimes half the hurdle is making the decision to file for bankruptcy. For some, filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is an easy decision, for others who have fought so hard against it, the ...
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