Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – Liquidation

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is known as liquidation bankruptcy. However, in most cases, there is nothing to liquidate. The debtor gets to keep a large portion of personal property while going through the process. The Illinois law that allows the debtor to keep property while filing for bankruptcy is known as exemptions. They apply to homes, vehicles, personal property, retirement accounts, life insurance and much more. To ensure that your property is protectable while filing for bankruptcy, you should consult with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to learn your rights. The transcript of the video below talks about the process of keeping property while filing for bankruptcy relief. David + Read More

Credit Card Spending Can Lead To Bankruptcy Filing

In Chicago and around the country, people are over spending on their credit cards. Maybe it’s the have it now, pay for it later mentality. Maybe it’s the convenience of not having to carry cash. Maybe it’s the enticements of rewards by using the card. Whatever the reason, folks have become too reliant on credit cards in their lives. The video below talks about how using your credit card instead of cash can actually increase to the total dollars that you spend. In many cases, this will lead to an eventual bankruptcy filing. Jesse Barrientes: I find that a lot of folks are simply using the credit card to live. They are paying – they are buying groceries or they are buying things + Read More

Bankruptcy & The Right Time To File

Chapter 7: Time To File? David Siegel: When would somebody want to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy as opposed to not filing at all? What is the reason why someone would file a Chapter 7? Jesse Barrientes: I guess there are a lot of different reasons. One would be for example if somebody filed a lawsuit against you and what somebody gets a judgment, and I think we talked about that at one of our programs. We have gone through the small claims process and some other processes. But once a creditor obtains a judgment, than they do what they call supplementary proceedings that include the possibility of attaching of lean to your wages, wage garnishment or of attaching to your bank account or any + Read More

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