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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Your Pending Bankruptcy Proceeding

Every part of the country has been affected by the coronavirus. Like restaurants, arenas and other locations where people assemble for business or pleasure, most courts have been closed. If you are in the midst of a bankruptcy proceeding, your case might be delayed, handled telephonically or be otherwise disrupted due to the pandemic. Furthermore,… Read More »

When is the Best Time of Year to File Bankruptcy?

A common question for people in debt is when they should file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Often, filing for bankruptcy cannot wait for a specific time of year, as it often comes after a major, surprising life event such as unexpected medical bills. There are, however, a few ways you can time your bankruptcy to… Read More »

My Income is Over the Limit, Can I Still Qualify for Chapter 7?

If you are considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and are wondering if your income is too high to qualify, you may be surprised to learn that most people who need Chapter 7 protection are allowed to file. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is most often relief sought for debtors. Under Chapter 7, you may eliminate most… Read More »

Six Common Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Bankruptcy Case

Filing bankruptcy requires carefully planning with qualified and experienced chapter 7 bankruptcy attorneys to avoid making common mistakes. Although you may be able to correct some minor mistakes, others could prove costly and ruin your chances of discharge — or worse. People filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Illinois should avoid these common errors that may… Read More »