Asset Protection in Illinois
Today's economy is unpredictable and tumultuous. You can do everything right, and then a layoff, sudden illness, or financial downturn can change it all in a heartbeat.
Before you know it, your finances are strained, and you're missing payments on your loans and credit cards. Creditors won't stop calling to demand money that you don't have. They may even be threatening to take away your home, your car, and the life you've worked so hard to achieve.
If this sounds like your situation, call or text DebtStoppers today to set up a free asset protection analysis with one of our experienced Illinois debt relief attorneys. A DebtStoppers asset protection plan can help you avoid foreclosure, repossession, and wage garnishment in Chicago while keeping the life you love.
Defending Your Property from Repossession
If you can't pay your creditors, they can take away your property. When you take out a purchase loan to pay for something, such as a house or a car, you typically agree to repay the loan in installments until fully paid off.
Under the standard terms of this type of agreement, you are in "default" if you miss a payment. Once you are in default, whatever you have purchased with the loan is considered "collateral" that the creditor is entitled to take back.
If you miss loan payments, Illinois lenders can take the following actions:
- Foreclose on your home
- Repossess your vehicle or other personal property
- Garnish your wages
- Sue you in court
You've worked hard to get to where you are. Don't let creditors take a single thing away from you! Call or text DebtStoppers to discuss asset protection with one of our skilled Illinois foreclosure defense lawyers today.
Protecting What You Own Through Bankruptcy
While there are various ways people try to handle their debt, bankruptcy is the only asset protection solution that allows you to eliminate all of your debt at once. As soon as you file a bankruptcy petition in Illinois, the court will issue an "automatic stay," ordering your creditors to stop calling you and stop trying to take your money and possessions.
- Stop foreclosure and repossession
- Stop creditor harassment and phone calls
- Stop lawsuits and collection actions
- Stop wage garnishment
- Allow recovery of repossessed items
Many people think you have to give up your possessions when you file for bankruptcy. However, we find that this is rarely the case. While Illinois Chapter 7 laws permit certain "non-exempt” assets to be liquidated to pay your creditors, most of our clients don't lose a single thing during the Chapter 7 process.
With an Illinois Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your assets are never liquidated. Instead, you restructure your debts into an affordable monthly payment that allows you to repay creditors over 3 to 5 years while providing asset protection. Chapter 13 can enable you to find freedom from debt while keeping your life intact.
DebtStoppers Can Help With Asset Protection
Call or text DebtStoppers today to consult with one of our skilled Illinois bankruptcy attorneys. As Illinois’ largest debt relief law firm, we have helped thousands of people just like you avoid foreclosure, repossession, and wage garnishment. A customized DebtStoppers asset protection plan can help eliminate your debts and end creditor harassment, all while protecting your assets.
Don't let creditors take your hard-earned possessions or steal the roof from over your head! Call or text DebtStoppers at 312-913-0630 and schedule a free consultation with an Illinois asset protection attorney today.