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I want to file for bankruptcy. Can I sell my tools, jewelry, or car with a lien on it beforehand?

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Bankruptcy

A lien gives your creditor to repossess and sell your property if you don’t pay.  A mortgage creates […]

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I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 in Bankruptcy Information

Starting an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is pretty easy. You can call a financial adviser, or even do […]

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Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 in Bankruptcy, Chapter 7

The answer, as always, is “It depends”.  Take two recent examples we’ve seen. The first person is a […]

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I Have a Voluntary Wage Assignment. What Can I Do?

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 in Bankruptcy

Your creditors can’t simply take money out of your paycheck just because they feel like it.  They need […]

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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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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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Payment Plan for Chapter 13

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Chapter 13

The first thing someone researching chapter 13 learns is that, fundamentally, it’s a payment plan. Someone seeking chapter […]

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Who Can File Chapter 13?

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Bankruptcy, Chapter 13

Typically, individuals who file bankruptcy have a choice between filing a chapter 7 “liquidation” and a chapter 13 […]

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Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Bankruptcy Sales, Business Bankruptcy, Chapter 11, Chapter 7 Trustee

On April 14, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion limiting the […]

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If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Chapter 13

Recently, the district court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled on one of the important unresolved issues in chapter […]

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