Bankruptcy Fraud

One of the main reasons Congress changed the bankruptcy laws so dramatically in 2005 was to curtail bankruptcy fraud. Congress was concerned that there were too many people filing too many bankruptcies who didn’t deserve […]

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FUTURE CREDIT

One of the most frequent questions I receive is how will Bankruptcy affect my future credit? It is true that credit records are very important and getting more important every day. Many employers have started […]

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Student Loans and Bankruptcy

IMPOSSIBLE, to wipe out, or just about….you might if you are permanently disabled…..Recently a court refused to allow the discharge of $300,000 plus in student loans for a young lawyer earning under $50,000 stating that […]

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I am a consumer bankruptcy lawyer….practicing here in Chicago for over 28 years.

My how time flies. And it never ceases to amaze me how many of my clients get into trouble helping other people. Most times it is a mother helping her children or grandchildren…..letting them use […]

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What to expect when you go to “Court”?

I am amazed each and every time how nervous people are to come to their bankruptcy “court” date, or what we call the Section 341 hearing. (named after the section of the bankruptcy code) I […]

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