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Franklin WI Bankruptcy Lawyer
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Personal Bankruptcy in Wisconsin Steven R. McDonald is an experienced bankruptcy lawyer specializing in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 personal bankruptcies. With over 15 years of experience, Steven knows bankruptcy law backwards and forwards and has helped many people in the Franklin, Wisconsin area get out from under the crushing weight of debt through bankruptcy.  The despair and anxiety that comes with debts so large they cannot be repaid is overwhelming. Equally daunting is the prospect of filing for bankruptcy&md…
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How Can I Get Rid of Payday Loans?
Monday, December 31, 2018
Discharge payday loans by filing for Chapter 7. Overdue Payday Loans Can Be a Financial Nightmare Payday loans are short-term unsecured loans providing a cash advance to borrowers at very steep interest rates. Borrowers, in theory, dedicate the income coming from their next paycheck to this new debt. Unfortunately, when borrowers cannot pay the loan back quickly, the consequences can be disastrous. The high interest rate compounds upon a missed payment and becomes completely unmanageable. Borrowers may end up paying …
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Does Bankruptcy Cover Debt from Medical Bills?
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Yes! Discharge Medical Debt by Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Wisconsin Clear medical debt by filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Relieving medical debt has never been more prevalent. The rising costs of healthcare and many people's inability to cover themselves and their families with sufficient health insurance coverage has driven many people toward ways to get rid of their medical debts. Many Wisconsin residents wonder how to clear medical debt and if filing for bankruptcy will cure their ills. What …
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Can you file bankruptcy on judgments?
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Filing for Bankruptcy in Wisconsin Discharges Most Lawsuit Judgments Unpaid debts can result in a law suit being filed against you. If you fail to pay off your credit card debt, medical bills, payday loans or tax debt, a creditor may begin a lawsuit against you. If they get a judgement against you, they can potentially garnish your wages or go after your personal assets. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can discharge judgments for certain types of debt. In fact, in most cases, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy will discharge civil judgements. …
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Bankruptcy Statistics for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Personal Bankruptcies by Year Wisconsin has two of the 94 United States Federal Court Districts: the Western District of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Jurisdiction of the Eastern District of Wisconsin includes Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha counties. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is located in the Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee. For more information about filing bankruptcy in WI, contact Milwaukee bankruptcy attorney Steven R. McDonald to get started with free c…
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Filing for Bankruptcy without a Lawyer in Wisconsin
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Can you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 on your own? Our Oak Creek bankruptcy attorney answers this frequently asked question. FREE CONSULTATION >> In an attempt to save money, many people ask: Can I file for bankruptcy myself without legal representation? The answer is that while you are legally entitled to file for bankruptcy on your own, there are a number of potential risks you can avoid with professional assistance. Understanding the Risks and Responsibilities of DIY Bankruptcy The DIY bankruptcy filing process is referred to a…
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8 Things You MUST Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy in Wisconsin
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Contact us today to... Get expert advice and a guiding hand Heal your financial wounds Restore a sound financial future If you are feeling overwhelmed by out of control debts or by creditors calling about past due credit cards, medical bills, payday loans or personal loans, filing for bankruptcy becomes a very real possibility. Before filing bankruptcy, understand the types of bankruptcies you can file, and how Wisconsin bankruptcy laws apply to your case. Here’s everything you need to know before you declare bankruptcy,…
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Bankruptcy Exemptions
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Federal & Wisconsin Laws on Bankruptcy Exemptions Free consultation >> Don't risk losing your assets. Professional legal advice can help you match your property with appropriate exemptions. What are bankruptcy exemptions? Bankruptcy exemptions are laws designed to preserve your property for your use. In chapter 7 bankruptcy, exempt property can't be sold to pay your creditors. When filing for bankruptcy in Wisconsin the property you are allowed to protect and keep depends on whether you choose state or federal bankruptcy exe…
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How Debt Consolidation Programs Work
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Milwaukee Area Bankruptcy Attorney Explains Pros & Cons of Debt Relief Companies As a Milwaukee area law firm specializing in Wisconsin Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy, we understand how stressful and confusing it can be to find the best solution for debt problems. If you’re feeling the weight of debt and pressure from debt collectors, you may be tempted to turn to one of those debt relief companies you hear on the radio and TV. It seems like a good idea—you’ll have those nasty bill collectors off you…
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How to Find a Milwaukee Bankruptcy Attorney
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Milwaukee Bankruptcy Law Firm on Hiring the Best Bankruptcy Lawyer Arriving at the decision to file for bankruptcy in Wisconsin is usually a long and difficult road. If you’re tired of the harassing calls from bill collectors and feeling the pressure of an impending foreclosure on your home, it’s time to get a bankruptcy lawyer. Unfortunately, many people filing for bankruptcy in Wisconsin make the mistake of choosing an attorney based on an ad they saw on late night TV. Others look for the cheapest bankruptcy attorney in Milwauke…
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How Much Filing for Bankruptcy Costs in Wisconsin
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Milwaukee Attorney Explains Costs and Fees Involved in Filing for Bankruptcy in 2020 FREE CONSULTATION >> Relief from debt and a fresh start are worth the cost of filing for bankruptcy. When filing for bankruptcy, cost is a high concern—and for many, a deciding factor on whether or not to file. Don’t let the fear of a new bill keep you from declaring bankruptcy. The debt-relieving outcome of bankruptcy far outweighs the cost. What does it cost to file for bankruptcy in Wisconsin? In 2020 the cost of filing for ban…
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Does Bankruptcy Get Rid of Liens?
Friday, June 09, 2017
Oak Creek Bankruptcy Attorney Helps You Satisfy Property & Judgment Liens FREE CONSULTATION >> Filing bankruptcy can eliminate your personal responsibility for repaying secured debt, but if a creditor has a lien on your property it stays on your property even after you file. Whether you can discharge your lien through bankruptcy will depend on the type and whether you file for Chapter 7 or 13. The good news is, Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you eliminate judgement liens in certain cases. And Chapter 13 bankruptcy can lead to…
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What Bankruptcy Does to Your Credit Score
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Breaking the Cycle of Debt Gives You a Chance to Make Positive Changes FREE CONSULTATION >> Many people worry about filing for bankruptcy in Wisconsin because of what it will do to their credit score. Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy remain on your credit report for about ten years. Naturally, creditors don’t love seeing bankruptcy on a credit report, but any actual damage depends largely on your credit score before you filed. If your credit was already poor due to a high debt-to-asset ratio (meaning the amount of de…
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Bankruptcy and Eviction in Wisconsin
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Understand how filing bankruptcy can help you avoid eviction It’s difficult to know if bankruptcy is the right choice for you, and it’s scary to be evicted. In both cases you most likely don’t understand your rights. If you’re filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy while facing eviction, or filing bankruptcy to prevent eviction, having an experienced attorney helping you through the process will ensure the best outcome in your specific circumstances. Contact us today to... Get expert advice and a guiding hand Heal you…
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Filing for Bankruptcy May Reinstate a Suspended Driver’s License
Friday, April 08, 2016
How Bankruptcy Can Help You Get Your Driver's License Back Filing for bankruptcy may help you get back on the road. Let's make it clear right off the bat: filing for bankruptcy does not guarantee your suspended driver's license will be reinstated. But it is one way for some Wisconsin drivers to recover their license. Whether or not bankruptcy can help you depends on the reason your license was suspended in the first place. Arrange a consultation with bankruptcy attorney Steven R. McDonald to see if you could benefit from Chapter 7 or 13 ban…
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Filing for Bankruptcy Stops Utility Shut-Offs
Friday, March 11, 2016
Prevent Utility Disconnection by Filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy When the financial walls are closing around you, and out-of-control debt has creditors harassing you, it might feel like there’s no way out. If you fail to pay off your water, electric or gas bills, your utility company may threaten to cut off your service. A Wisconsin family facing a possible utility shutoff cannot wait for the problem to fix itself. File for bankruptcy to stop utility companies from shutting off services. Oak Creek bankruptcy attorney Ste…
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Does Bankruptcy Clear Tax Debt?
Monday, January 18, 2016
Oak Creek Bankruptcy Lawyer Helps You Discharge Tax Debt Clear income tax debt by filing for bankruptcy. Yes—you are able to discharge certain federal and state income taxes by filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Wisconsin. Only income taxes can be discharged in bankruptcy. Qualifications for Discharging Income Tax Debt by Filing for Bankruptcy The taxes are federal or state income taxes only. You need to have continuously filed tax returns on time—despite not paying. Your tax debt …
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Does Bankruptcy Cover Credit Card Debt?
Monday, December 07, 2015
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: One Way to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Filing for Chapter 7 can eliminate credit card debt. In order to make important purchases such as a car or a house, you need to build up your credit to get your rating high enough to be approved for home or car loans. Increasing credit card debt threatens your credit rating. When your credit card debt becomes unmanageable and you cannot pay what you owe, you may want to consider a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Credit card debt can—but not always—be disch…
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