Will I Be Able to Get a Credit Line After Bankruptcy?

For many wage earners, business owners, and retirees, bankruptcy can be an effective solution for getting out from under the burden of crippling debt. Bankruptcy is a way for individuals to get a fresh financial start by discharging some of their debts, or restructuring their debt obligations to make them more manageable. Doing this can allow you to get some breathing room, and move into the future on surer financial footing. But, as you look ahead //READ MORE

2019-02-18T09:46:02+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Community|

How Much of My Personal Information Is Released During Bankruptcy?

Is it too much to ask for a little bit of privacy? If you follow the news at all, then you’ve probably heard countless stories about people’s personal data being stolen, leaked, or misused. Banks, credit reporting agencies, major retailers, social media platforms – seemingly no organization is immune from prying eyes finding out consumers’ most sensitive information. And yet, plenty of people today put out their personal information more willingly than ever before, whether that //READ MORE

2019-02-01T14:05:22+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Community|

3 Ways to Determine If Bankruptcy May Be the Right Path for You

Have you heard the phrase “don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it?” Maybe you heard it from your parents. Or maybe you’ve used it yourself every now and then. Basically, the idea is that you have to attempt something before you can critique it. Maybe that means actually trying to cook a pizza before you go all in on your friend’s bizarre new pizza “stone.” For kids, it often means trying to get them to eat //READ MORE

2019-01-28T17:44:40+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Community|

How Do I Choose Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy can both be effective solutions for individuals and households seeking relief from severe indebtedness. But these two approaches to bankruptcy are very different in many ways – and will offer benefits to different people, as a result. At the end of the day, bankruptcy isn’t a “one size fits all” proposition. It’s important to understand what type may work best for you, based on your unique circumstances. So, what are //READ MORE

2019-01-28T17:36:26+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Community|

What Disclosure Laws Should I Know Before Selling a Chicago Home?

Have you ever purchased clothing or home goods at a second hand store? If you have, you know how tempting it can be to try to find out everything there is to know about that out-of-nowhere t-shirt or tea kettle you just found. Where did it come from? Who owned it before you? And, most importantly, why did the last owner choose to get rid of it? If all those questions come up when you’re shopping //READ MORE

2019-01-21T14:02:14+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Community|