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Peter Geraci accuses Kevin Chern (formerly with Total Attorneys and Currently with Upright Law) of Stealing Proprietary Information

A Chicago lawyer has brought his battle over allegedly stolen bankruptcy software to federal court after the suit he filed four years ago in state court failed to reach final judgment. Peter Francis ...
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Personalized Service from Benjamin Brand, LLP

At Benjamin Brand, LLP, our Chicago bankruptcy attorneys are dedicated to helping people get out of debt and fix their credit. Our foreclosure attorneys offer customized, personal service, so that all ...
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A Look at What Foreclosure Means for You

Missing one mortgage payment or accidentally paying the incorrect amount doesn't necessarily mean you will face foreclosure and the prospect of filing for bankruptcy. However, if you are unable to ...
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Reasons to Hire a Foreclosure Defense Attorney

As soon as you are served with a foreclosure notice, you should consult a Chicago bankruptcy attorney. A Chicago foreclosure attorney can help you delay the foreclosure process through a Chapter 7 ...
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How can our law firm help protect your home?

If you are currently at risk of losing your home to foreclosure, the first thing that you need to do is contact a foreclosure defense attorney from our law firm. Our firm is known for providing ...
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Understanding the Basics of the Home Affordable Modification Program

The Home Affordable Modification Program is available to people who are employed but are having difficulty making their monthly mortgage payments. By participating in HAMP, a homeowner can lower his ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Addresses Financial Struggles Athletes Face

The tragic tale of American professional athletes rising from poverty to fame, only to squander their earnings and file bankruptcy after retiring is becoming all too common. Professional athletes in ...
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Q&A with a Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney–Borrowing from a 401(k)

Q: My wife and I are in our late 20s with a mortgage and almost $20,000 in student loan debt between the two of us. We each have 401(k) plans we have contributed to-should we cash one out to pay off ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Evaluates Options for Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt was been soaring for the last decade and a half, and many economic experts believe it could hinder a recovering economy. Student loan debt has increased by almost 500 percent since ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Critical of Hostess's Business Practices

Hostess Brands, Inc. filed a bankruptcy motion seeking permission to close business and sell its assets in a high profile case in November, which was accepted by the United States Bankruptcy Court for ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyer Reflects on Detroit Financial Crisis

Detroit has been in a financial slump for many years now, and the effects have been felt by public officials, business owners and certainly laid off workers. Some experts predict that Detroit may ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Weighs In on Looming Fiscal Cliff

As Congress and President Barack Obama continue to negotiate offers to prevent falling off the "fiscal cliff" before the end of the year, legislators are beginning to grow impatient. The metaphorical ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyer Supports Senator-Elect Warren

Early reports indicate that Massachusetts Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren is expected to be granted a seat on the Senate Banking Committee. Warren, a Harvard bankruptcy professor, is a consumer ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Lawyer Warns of Tax Complications After Filing

If a person files bankruptcy, hopefully it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Therefore, the process is often intimidating as people have no previous experience with a personal bankruptcy. Lots of ...
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Q&A With A Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney

Q: I recently lost my job, and my wife has been out of work for almost a year. I believe I may need to file for bankruptcy, but I am worried about losing my home and vehicles. Is it possible to file ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Appalled at Creditor Harassment

Creditors are notorious for their borderline harassing collection methods, particularly the big banks. The lengths that some of these banks go to collect is often unethical and sometimes illegal. One ...
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Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Weighs in On Decreased Filings

One particular region in Ohio has seen a sharp decline in the filings of personal bankruptcies, according to the Dayton Daily News. Throughout the first half of 2012 personal bankruptcies in the ...
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Repairing Your Credit after Bankruptcy

For people who have filed a Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy, opening up another line of credit seems counterintuitive, but experts argue that it is important that you reestablish a good credit ...
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Breaking Down Chicago Bankruptcy: Is Filing Your Best Option?

Individuals who are struggling to pay off debt have difficult decisions to make on a daily basis. If you do not earn enough income to pay off your debt and continue to pay your rent or mortgage on top ...
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What Does Elizabeth Warren Appointment to Banking Committee Mean for Chicago Bankruptcy?

Elizabeth Warren (D) won the Massachusetts Senator election race over Republican incumbent Scott Brown in November, and many believe she would be a natural fit for the powerful Senate banking ...
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Bankruptcy Filings Down in 2012; Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney Hopes it is Sign of Improving Economy

Personal bankruptcy filings in 2012 have decreased from 2011, according to statistics from the United States courts. The number of personal bankruptcies in the one year period, ending on September 30, ...
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Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies

Personal bankruptcy is a difficult process for someone to go through, but many people are scared because they simply do not know what the process is like and how it will affect their lives. Gathering ...
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Healthcare Costs, Medical Debt and Bankruptcy

With the recent federal healthcare mandate, many people think that medical bankruptcy will become a thing of the past. Hopefully this will be true in the future, but that provides little comfort to ...
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