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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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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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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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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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Teens Need to Learn Dangers of Credit Cards Before Heading Off to College

As the video above from WOLO-TV notes, one group being targeted by many credit card companies is college students. In a July 12, 2012 article entitled "Credit cards and college students can be a ...
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Debt Settlement Firm Will Refund $2.1 Million to Illinois Customers

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution LLC is a Chicago-based law firm specializing in consumer debt settlement. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said that rather than providing legal help, the lawyers ...
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The Underwhelming Results of Foreclosure Outreach

The video above features then-Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley discussing outreach and legislative initiatives aimed at providing foreclosure assistance to thousands of struggling residents in the city. ...
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Famous Bankruptcies: Ulysses S. Grant

As millions of Americans consider which candidate they think is the best man to be president, this week's famous bankruptcy will look back on one of the former presidents that numerous polls rank as ...
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Cramming Down Car Loans in Chapter 13

Cars begin to depreciate as soon as they are driven off the lot, so I deal with many clients who end up owing more on an automobile than it is actually worth. However, debtors filing Chapter 13 ...
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Famous Bankruptcies: Mike Tyson

A former heavyweight champion who amassed roughly $400 million over two decades and could once command $30 million for a night's work, Mike Tyson ultimately had to file bankruptcy in 2003. The New ...
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A Scottie Pippen Did File For Bankruptcy-Just Not The One Who Played For The Bulls

Scottie Pippen is regarded as one the of the greatest defenders in the history of the National Basketball Association, but now the six-time NBA Champion is seeking to defend himself from reports that ...
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Closet? R. Kelly's Whole Estate Trapped in Negative Equity

When recording artist R. Kelly was hit with a $2.9 million foreclosure lawsuit on his mansion 30 miles outside of Chicago in July, WMAQ-TV reported it was a strategic foreclosure. The value of the ...
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Feds Suing Chicago Over Controversial Ordinance

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is suing the city of Chicago over its ordinance making mortgage creditors liable for the upkeep of vacant properties, the Wall Street Journal reported on ...
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Proving Nothing is Sacred, Even Nuns Finding Themselves in Bankruptcy Court

Chicago-area nuns have found themselves in bankruptcy court three times in the past two months, according to a story published by Senior Housing News (SHN) on December 7, 2011. The most recent case ...
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Famous Bankruptcies: Donald Trump

"I don't like the 'b' word," Donald Trump said from the witness stand in a New Jersey bankruptcy courtroom in 2010. Oddly enough, it was during the third time that Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. was ...
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Nobody Should Be Left In The Cold This Winter

When residents are unable to pay their gas or electricity bills, they are one step closer to becoming homeless, according to Sandi Murray, director of the Homelessness Prevention Call Center in ...
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Protesters Move from Occupying Wall Street to Occupying Foreclosed Homes

The movement known as Occupy Wall Street led to an offshoot called Occupy Our Homes on December 6, 2011. The Atlantic reported that there were 25 actions planned nationwide for that day involving ...
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Bankruptcy Will Not Cost You Your Credibility

When 46-year-old Ginger White became the latest woman to accuse former presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual impropriety, she told the New York Times in a story published on November 29, 2011, ...
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Remembering the Contributions of Former Chief Judge John Schwartz

John Schwartz, the former chief judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois credited for the work he did to develop judges in his court as well as lasting contributions ...
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Five Tips To Help You Land Your Dream Job

One of the most common reasons why homeowners around the country need foreclosure help has to do with employment. Anybody who has been out of the workforce for any period of time knows that being ...
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