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What Should I Expect During the Bankruptcy Procedure?

July 23, 2020

Identify and Organize Your Records Bankruptcy is a legal procedure in which the debtor files a petition seeking relief in the bankruptcy court of the applicable federal district. Most bankruptcies are voluntarily filed by the debtor. Prior to filing the petition, the debtor must gather, organize, and analyze all financial information, including all related financial […]

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What are the Pros and Cons of Bankruptcy?

February 24, 2020

Millions of people in the United States suffer from financial problems at some time in their lives. When your money flow situation becomes too challenging, you may want to consider filing bankruptcy. Bankruptcy allows you to get a fresh start so you can resolve your financial difficulties and begin building your credit again. There are […]

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Can I Keep My Home if I File Bankruptcy?

January 3, 2020

Your home is likely your most significant asset, and you do not want to lose your property. When you file bankruptcy, you may be able to save your home, even if you are headed toward foreclosure. Filing bankruptcy can give you a fresh financial start, but you need to understand the limitations of the process. […]

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Is Bankruptcy the Best Option?

November 3, 2019

When you are behind on your bills and unable to repay your debts, you may be a candidate for bankruptcy. Overwhelming debt can lock you into a downward spiral, both financially and emotionally. Most people think of bankruptcy as a last resort, but it can actually be the fresh start that you need to get […]

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Can We File for Bankruptcy During a Divorce?

August 19, 2019

Finances are certainly an area of conflict and stress for many couples. Some people find themselves in difficult circumstances and realize that bankruptcy might be the best option. You may wonder whether you can file bankruptcy as part of the divorce process. Actually, the two legal proceedings are best kept separate. If you try to […]

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What are the Pros and Cons of Filing Personal Bankruptcy?

March 22, 2019

If you are drowning in debt, you may feel like there is no way out of the situation. You are probably getting calls and letters from creditors on a daily basis and your financial situation is causing you stress and sleepless nights. Bankruptcy is an option for those who have too much debt and need […]

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Which Bankruptcy Option is Better for Me?

November 20, 2018

Thousands of people file for bankruptcy every year in Wisconsin. It is a situation that many do their best to avoid but simply cannot when they find themselves in a difficult spot. Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. In fact, it is an option that many people use to turn their lives around […]

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Habits that can Help You Avoid Bankruptcy

November 21, 2017

Filing for bankruptcy is a stressful process that will cost you money and lower your credit score. Although it exists if you need it, you are far better off financially by working to keep yourself from ever needing to file for bankruptcy. It is important to remember that although you can make an effort to […]

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How to Recognize a Legitimate Credit Counselor versus a Scam

October 31, 2017

Before an individual can file for bankruptcy, he or she must complete a credit counseling course. Some individuals find during or after this course that bankruptcy is not actually necessary; they can manage their debt on their own through careful budgeting and a new understanding of how credit and debt work. Not all credit counseling […]

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Which Items are Exempt from Liquidation in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case?

May 15, 2017

There are two types of bankruptcy available to individuals facing high levels of consumer debt: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is also known as “liquidation bankruptcy” because it involves the liquidation of the filer’s assets in order to turn a profit to repay his or her creditors. Not all of the filer’s […]

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