Blog Posts in December, 2012

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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