Archives for Asset protection

Workers Compensation Settlements and Bankruptcy- UPDATE

If you live in Illinois and get hurt while working, you have the right to make a claim for those injuries through the Workers Compensation system.  If you go through the process, many times, your claim will be enough to pay your medical bills, plus
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DEBT SETTLEMENT- DEBT FREE? OR NOT?

When people come to see me with debt problems, they are under enormous stress.  You’ve already tried everything.  Very few people are anxious to “throw in the towel” and just file for Bankruptcy. I talk with people who have tried for years, decades sometimes, to
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Small Business Loans=Shark Infested Waters

Small Business Owners-Watch out for the Sharks! Small Business  owners have so many “hats” to wear.  One expression is that the owner is “Chief, Cook and Bottle Washer”.   So, with all of those roles, it’s difficult to manage everything.  One of the hardest jobs is
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Water Bills in Chicagoland – Are you getting soaked?

Water Bills Soaking You? We Can Help! Over the years of talking to homeowners from all over the area, it was amazing to see the difference in prices people pay for water!  Some people’s bills are $20-30 per month and others are close to $100/month.
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Entrepreneur Bankruptcy — Not a Failure

I’ve written blog articles about warning signs for business owners, and what to look for, when things get tough. Most business owners don’t look for signs that things are getting tough. They dig in, and keep going. Why? In reality, business owners are, at heart,
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Listen to My Radio Interview-Aging Well in Chicago

It’s a pleasure when I can get the word out, and give practical advice on the financial challenges of middle age and beyond.  When Jeff Bechar of ComforCare Chicago reached out to interview me for his new weekly radio show, “Aging Well in Chicago”, I
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Got Sued? How to Fight it.

As an attorney, I’m used to seeing court papers such as summonses and complaints every day.  But, for almost everyone else, seeing court papers sets off alarms that say “What’s this all about?” or “I don’t understand this!”, or “I don’t want to go to
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