Can a Creditor Collect a Debt During Bankruptcy?

For those facing the burden of severe debt, bankruptcy can be a way to hit refresh and gain a new start. In the long-term, bankruptcy can allow debtors to discharge certain debts and restructure others, to make them less of a month to month struggle. At the same time, bankruptcy also offers debtors short-term relief and protection.  This process is intended to give debtors some breathing room and space, particularly when it comes to their most //READ MORE

2020-02-13T17:49:00-06:00 February 11th, 2020|Community|

The Chicago Real Estate Market In 2020: 3 Factors to Watch

We’re writing this in January 2020, the start of a new year — and a new decade. So, what do the twelve months ahead hold for Chicago’s real estate market? If you’re looking to buy, sell, or develop real estate in the year to come, this is probably a question you’ve asked more than a few times.  Unfortunately, it’s not necessarily a question that is easy to answer as we look to the future. Chicago’s real //READ MORE

2020-01-20T16:00:36-06:00 January 28th, 2020|Community|

What Does It Take to Remove a Lien?

If you’ve had a creditor place a lien on your home or another piece of property, you’re certainly not alone. Here in Chicagoland and all across the country, homeowners face a variety of liens, stemming from judgments, unpaid taxes, contractor’s fees, and more.  In short, a lien is a mechanism that a creditor can use as legal claim to, or a charge against, your property, in order to secure payment or performance of an obligation from //READ MORE

2020-01-03T13:16:46-06:00 January 14th, 2020|Community|

Can Creditors Continue Contacting Me After a Bankruptcy Discharge?

Most people file for bankruptcy in the hopes of getting a fresh financial start. Bankruptcy can allow consumers to discharge certain debts and restructure others, making them less of a month-to-month burden. And even before you achieve a discharge through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, filing for bankruptcy can give you some much needed breathing room, thanks to protections including the automatic stay.  So, what can you do if creditors or debt collectors continue to try //READ MORE

2019-12-12T14:16:53-06:00 December 23rd, 2019|Community|

Consumer Protection: Keeping an Eye Out for Holiday Scams in 2019

New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, a particularly dramatic Blackhawks win in overtime — whatever holiday you celebrate come the winter months, this time of year should be special. Winter is a time when people from all over come together to celebrate, reflect on the year that was, look ahead to the future, and exchange gifts.  This time of year is also when many families, individuals, and businesses give to charity more generously, and begin to //READ MORE

2019-12-05T17:15:29-06:00 December 19th, 2019|Community|