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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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What is the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine and How Does it Apply to Bankruptcy?

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Information, Illinois, Legal, Wisconsin

Most rulings come from state courts, not from federal courts.  State courts hear all sorts of claims, from […]

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Does the “Show Me the Note” Defense Work to Stop a Foreclosure?

Posted on May 9, 2012 in Foreclosure - Saving Your Home, Legal, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense

Something we have seen a lot lately at Lakelaw is a failure of banks and their attorneys to follow […]

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Why is My Bankruptcy Lawyer Asking Me So Many Questions?

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Information, Bankruptcy procedures, BAPCPA, Illinois, Legal, Wisconsin

  When we meet prospective clients for the first time, we try to make them feel welcome as […]

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Can I go to Jail for Not Paying a Debt?

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 in Consumer Law, Debt Settlement, Illinois, Legal, Wisconsin

  Yes…well, sort of.  But you should never go to jail for a debt. When you don’t pay […]

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Why is my mortgage lender suing itself for foreclosure?

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 in Foreclosure - Saving Your Home, Illinois, Legal, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modifications, Wisconsin

It’s hard enough communicating with one mortgage servicer.  Anyone who has ever tried to get a loan modification, […]

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Can I Sue My Mortgage Lender or Servicer For Not Offering Me a Permanent Modification?

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 in Foreclosure - Saving Your Home, Illinois, Legal, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modifications, Wisconsin

Well, to start, anyone can sue anyone.  That doesn’t mean you’ll win or collect.  But a new case from […]

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Don’t borrow money that you can’t pay back when thinking about bankruptcy!

Posted on Mar 17, 2009 in Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Legal

If you file a bankruptcy case, cash advances made within a few months of the filing will be highly suspect.

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New Notices to Homeowners in Illinois Foreclosure Cases

Posted on Jan 4, 2009 in Consumer Law, Foreclosure - Saving Your Home, Legal, Real Estate

A new Illinois statute, effective January 1, 2009, requires that lenders give homeowners special notices in forclosure cases, both in English and Spanish.

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