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Category: Exemptions

Can I Stop a Citation to Discover Assets By Filing For Bankruptcy?

Posted on May 19, 2014 in Bankruptcy, Exemptions, Illinois, Legal, Wisconsin

Courts in all states have procedures set to allow creditors to get judgments against the debtors who owe […]

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Use Illinois Exemptions to Protect Against Judgments and Citations to Discover Assets in Illinois

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Exemptions

Our client needs to file for bankruptcy but can’t file her case until August.  Why?  She wants to […]

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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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Are EdVest accounts exempt in bankruptcy in Wisconsin?

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 in Bankruptcy Information, Exemptions, Wisconsin

EdVest accounts are 529 College Savings Plans offered in Wisconsin.  These accounts, like any other account, are considered […]

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Why It Is Critical to Read Your Mortgage Documents

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 in Bankruptcy, Chapter 13, Exemptions, Real Estate, Wisconsin

When a mortgage is given on a property and the lender files the normal paperwork with the county […]

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If I File For Bankruptcy Relief, Can Creditors Take My Property?

Posted on May 17, 2012 in Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Exemptions, Illinois, Wisconsin

The short answer:  technically yes, but creditors almost never do.  Most of our clients leave bankruptcy with everything they […]

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You can file your bankruptcy in Wisconsin even if you just moved here

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 in Chapter 7, Exemptions, Wisconsin

You can file your bankruptcy case in Wisconsin even if you are relatively new to the State.

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Keep more property when filing bankruptcy in Wisconsin

Posted on Dec 2, 2009 in Exemptions, Wisconsin

You can keep exempt property in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case.  Thanks to a new Wisconsin law going […]

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Servicemembers from Chicago, Lake County and Wisconsin: Rely on Lakelaw

Posted on Apr 4, 2009 in Exemptions, Uncategorized

If you are on active duty and came anywhere from the Chicago metropolitan area or Southeast Wisconsin – call on Lakelaw. We support our troops. We’ve got your back.

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Personal Injury Claims must be disclosed in bankruptcy filings

Posted on Jan 29, 2009 in Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Exemptions

If you file a bankruptcy case, you must list all of your assets. This includes lawsuits for personal injury claims. It also includes personal injury claims even if you have not yet filed a lawsuit.

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