Our use of cookies

We use cookies and other technologies to process personal data for the following purposes: Store and/or access information on a device, Measure content performance, Apply market research to generate audience insights, Develop and improve products.Privacy Policy

Bankruptcy information
See Services

Free Consultation

Affordable Bankruptcy Services in Illinois



In these tough economic times, millions of American families are in danger of losing their homes...

Learn more

Wage Garnishment

If you're trying to dig yourself out of debt, this is the last thing you need. A Creditor ...

Learn more

Parking Tickets

The city of Chicago takes unpaid parking and camera violations seriously. If you don't pay ...

Learn more

Credit Cards

If you're one of the millions of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet, you ...

Learn more

Medical Bills

If you're one of the millions of Americans struggling with unpaid medical bills, you don't ...

Learn more

Asset Protection

Today's economy is unpredictable and tumultuous. You can do everything right, and then a layoff...

Learn more

About DebtStoppers Illinois


Lawyers Practicing In This State

DebtStoppers has been assisting people in Illinois since 2003. In our 17 years of legal service, we've helped over 100,000 families in Chicago eliminate their debts.

With 6 locations across Chicago and experienced lawyers available to serve you, DebtStoppers can provide you with prompt, convenient, and customized representation, no matter where in Chicago you live.

Patrick Semrad

Patrick Semrad


Location: Chicago, Illinois

Phone: 312-940-6982

View profile
Tom Nield

Tom Nield

Chapter 13 Litigation Attorney

Location: Chicago, Illinois


View profile
Brittney Hayes

Brittney Hayes

Chapter 13 Litigation Attorney

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Phone: 312 680 1812

View profile
Show more lawyers

Real DebtStoppers Clients Real Debt Relief

In this short video, hear what just a few real Semrad clients had to say.

Katie Harris

Katie Harris

Important to me in a professional collaboration is the confidence and willingness to resolve the issues.
Myrna Rodney

Myrna Rodney

Trustworthy and professional approach towards every detail of my enquiry. The team responds quickly and effectively with problem solving mindset.
Devan Marabelli

Devan Marabelli

My experience with DebtStoppers was very easy and fast.

Debt Services in Illinois

Get Professional Help Today — Pay Zero UpFront

What can struggling Illinois families do with one of our debt relief plans?

  • You can avoid foreclosure and keep your home.
  • You can prevent your car or truck from being repossessed, get back a previously repossessed vehicle and maybe even lower your car payment.
  • You can stop wage garnishment.
  • You can eliminate credit, medical and IRS debt.
  • You can wipe out your Chicago parking and camera tickets, get your impounded car returned and your license reinstated.
  • You can stop creditor harassment.

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in Illinois, contact DebtStoppers today to schedule a free, no-obligation debt settlement evaluation and consultation.

We are Illinois’ #1 Debt Relief Law Firm.

Our experienced Illinois attorneys can explain the process to you step-by-step and help you decide if bankruptcy is the right solution for you.

You can’t run from the mortgage company, payday lender or your crumbling credit score — and thanks to our firm, you don’t have to.

Your DebtStoppers attorney can help you move from financial distress to peace of mind. Learn more about the life-changing power of bankruptcy, your true debt settlement option. Reach out today, for your free, no obligation consultation. Call 312-913-0630.

Call us today at 312-913-0630, or fill out our easy online appointment form.

Protect Your Possessions

Home Foreclosure

Can you imagine anything worse than losing your family’s home to foreclosure? A Chapter 13 lets you keep your home and lower your total monthly payments at the same time.

Vehicle Repossession

Filing for bankruptcy stops the repo man, gets your car back and may even lower your car payment.

Remove Wage Garnishment

Creditors with a judgment against you can garnish up to 25% of your wages. One of our plans will get that garnishment off your check while you keep everything you’ve worked so hard to earn.

Protect Your Personal Property

People mistakenly think that filing a Chapter 7 or 13 means losing all your possessions. Thanks to our extensive experience with the bankruptcy statutes, our clients rarely lose anything when they file. For most people, Chapter 7 and 13 often provide the only fast and permanent legal chance at getting a fresh financial start.

Repair Your Credit Standing

We all work hard to protect our credit scores. Delinquent bill payments result in increased interest rates and damage to our credit. Bankruptcy filing turns things around and helps repair your credit.

Eliminate Chicago Parking and Camera Tickets

Accumulated parking violations will cost you your driver’s license. Penalties and fees on unpaid parking violations in Chicago continue to add to the original ticket balance. We can wipe out the entire balance, get your car out of impound and your license reinstated.

Put An End To Collection Calls and Creditor Harassment

Bill collectors resort to heavy-handed tactics to harass us when our creditors turn our bills over for collection. A bankruptcy puts an immediate end to collection harassment.

Our firm Can Help Your Family, Too.

We’ve helped thousands of Illinois families get out of debt while keeping their homes, cars, and other treasured possessions. If you can’t pay your bills and are struggling to find an answer, reach out to us and schedule a free one-on-one debt analysis with an experienced Illinois bankruptcy lawyer.

And remember, we’ll file your Chapter 7 for $0 up-front. We even use our own money to advance your filing fee, get the debt relief you need today without paying one penny upfront. Fill out our online contact form or call us today at 312-913-0630. You have nothing to lose but your debt.