Bankruptcy and Eviction in Wisconsin

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.

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Stop Eviction by Filing for Bankruptcy in Milwaukee

Information on Bankruptcy Evictions

This article provides basic information to help you understand how filing bankruptcy can delay or prevent eviction. Learn what you need to know about filing for bankrupcy in Wisconsin by scheduling a completely free consultation. Contact the Law Office of Steven R. McDonald if you’d you like a skilled Milwaukee bankruptcy attorney to review your case and answer your questions.

Will my landlord evict me if I file for bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy cannot cause or justify eviction if you have been paying your rent on time and continue to pay your rent.

Can bankruptcy stop eviction?

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If eviction has already started due to non-payment of rent or property endangerment, your landlord may be able to continue proceedings. Or, if proceedings have been completed, they can evict you.

However, if you are behind on rent and your landlord has not filed for eviction, an eviction can be temporarily delayed. What good does that do you?

This delay could provide you with the additional time you need to get caught up on your rent. Remember that after filing for bankruptcy, you may no longer need to pay existing credit cards, payday loans or medical bills. This means that you may now have money available to pay your rent.

Immediately upon filing a petition for bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into effect and stops creditors from attempting to collect debt from you, and prevents eviction if it has not yet been filed for.

Call or contact us online to learn more about:

  • If bankruptcy can help with your eviction
  • If any of your debt or rent would be an exception to your automatic stay
  • What it means to your eviction if the landlord applies to have the stay removed
  • Whether chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for your unique case

Does filing for bankruptcy remove eviction from my credit report?

Bankruptcy cannot get rid of or clear an eviction from your credit report or rental history. Depending on the specifics of your case, bankruptcy may discharge debt created by evictions, which is a very good thing. Please remember that bankruptcy does not wipe out records of past evictions.

Get a FREE legal consultation, contact your Milwaukee area bankruptcy attorney today.
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