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Category: Bankruptcy procedures

Facing a Collection of a Judgment

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Bankruptcy Information, Bankruptcy procedures

There are times when a person may be found to owe another person money.  Usually one party sues […]

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Do I Need to File My Tax Returns Before Filing for Bankruptcy?

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy and Taxation, Bankruptcy procedures, Chapter 13, Chapter 7

April 15th is the deadline to file 2013 tax returns with the IRS and your state taxing authority […]

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Why Is My Bankruptcy Lawyer Asking For All Of These Documents?

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy procedures

Lawyers don’t like paperwork.  If we had a choice, we’d have a paper-free office.  But in our jobs, […]

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What Happens If My Bankruptcy is Dismissed and I Have to Re-File?

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy procedures, Chapter 13, Chapter 7

In baseball, a batter gets three strikes, then he’s out.  It doesn’t quite work that way with bankruptcy.  […]

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Common Bankruptcy Misconceptions

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Information, Bankruptcy procedures, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Debt Settlement, Exemptions, Illinois, Wisconsin

As an attorney who’s been practicing in consumer bankruptcy for five years now (in Illinois and Wisconsin), it’s […]

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What happens if I can’t file another Chapter 7 Bankruptcy right now?

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Information, Bankruptcy procedures, BAPCPA, Chapter 7, Illinois, Wisconsin

I like to offer free initial consultations because I believe it’s only fair to know what your options […]

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How Long Does Bankruptcy Take from Start to Finish?

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Information, Bankruptcy procedures

Every bankruptcy can take a different amount of time, but for each chapter of bankruptcy, we can usually […]

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Don’t Have Two Bankruptcies Open At The Same Time!

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Information, Bankruptcy Legislation, Bankruptcy procedures, Chapter 11, Chapter 13

An e-mail recently circulated from another state.  It asked what might happen in a case that had just […]

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Why is it So Expensive to File a Bankruptcy?

Posted on May 8, 2012 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Information, Bankruptcy procedures, BAPCPA, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Illinois, Wisconsin

Lawyers, especially bankruptcy lawyers, are very aware of what is happening with the economy and how the average […]

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New Means Test Numbers In Effect

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy procedures, Chapter 13, Chapter 7, Illinois, Wisconsin

You may recall some previous blog entries about the “Means Test”, the math calculation that Congress forced the […]

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