What Is an Automatic Stay During Bankruptcy?

Have you ever been flying down the road, only to slow to a halt at the sight of a bright red stop sign? In a lot of ways, you can think of an “automatic stay” in bankruptcy as a helpful “stop sign,” telling creditors to hit the brakes at the start of the bankruptcy process. For many people, this “stay” is considered to be one of the major advantages of filing for bankruptcy. As governed by //READ MORE

2019-03-04T15:43:23+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Community|

Revolving Vs. Non-Revolving Debts: What’s the Difference?

Every person, business, and household is different. Circumstances will always vary from individual to individual, and, as a result, it’s important to realize that when you hear discussions about “debt” or “credit,” the definitions you hear aren’t necessarily going to be one size fits all. Instead, there are many different types of credit out there, and by extension, different types of debt. The distinctions between these different types of debt can be incredibly important, depending on //READ MORE

2019-03-04T15:30:47+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Community|

For Buyers: What Happens at a Real Estate Closing?

What are some of the biggest days in a person’s life? We can think of a few popular answers: The day you get married The birth of a child The big game in high school where you pulled out the game-winning touchdown The day the Cubs broke the curse and won the World Series Another big moment? What about that day when you sign on the dotted line and take the keys to your very first //READ MORE

2019-02-22T14:16:22+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Community|

3 Benefits to Owning Title Insurance

There’s something really reassuring about the phrase “I’ve got it covered,” isn’t there? Especially when it’s coming from someone who you trust and respect to get the job done. For example? When you’re watching a movie and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says that he’s got it, you sit back, and know that whatever “it” is, it’s going to be taken care of the right way. Knowing you’re covered can offer a remarkable level of peace of //READ MORE

2019-02-11T15:53:12+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Community|

Consumer Protection: Keeping an Eye Out for Holiday Scams

What winter holidays do you look forward to every year? New Year’s Eve? Thanksgiving? Christmas? Chanukah? A particularly dramatic Blackhawks win in overtime? Whatever 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, to reflect on the year behind and the year ahead, and to exchange gifts. That’s what the holiday season is all about! This time of year //READ MORE

2018-12-26T07:47:04+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Community|