Archives for General Bankruptcy Topics

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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Consumers—What to Look for in 2017

So, finally, the election is over.  We can stop the endless focus on politics.  Well, maybe not, but we can turn our attention to next year.  What does the crystal ball look like?  What can consumers, you and me, expect next year?  Rising interest rates
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What to Do if you are Underwater on Your Car Loan

More and more, people are “underwater” on their auto loans. This means that they owe much more on the loan than the car or truck is worth. In reality, if you buy a new car especially, you’ll be “upside down” the minute you drive the
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Clients’ Choice Award for 2016 – 2nd Year in a Row!

I am proud to announce that I have been awarded Avvo.com’s Client’s Choice Award for 2016. This is the 2nd year in a row that I have earned this important award.  In 2015, Avvo.com also awarded me the Client’s Choice Award.  Avvo.com is a neutral
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Upcoming 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar in Chicago October 10th.

In October, I look forward to joining Bankruptcy Judges, attorneys, and other Consumer Bankruptcy professionals at the Hon. Eugene Wedoff Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar, to be held on Columbus day, October 10th.  This conference, from the American Bankruptcy Institute, is a worthwhile opportunity to hear recent developments
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A Lawyer Who Listens–What’s Your Story?

When people call an attorney, they don’t think of themselves as “a case”, or a “fact-pattern”, or a potential client.  I don’t think of clients that way.  I want to hear their story. People call when they need help with a problem.  That problem is
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Fixing Your Money Problems – Makes You Stronger!

Today, rather than write a typical article on money strategies, like, “Why Having an Emergency Fund is Important”, or  “How to Save Money Every Day”, or “Don’t Buy a Car You Can’t Afford”, I’m going to explain why having money problems is not only normal,
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No Cookie-Cutter Cases!

In many consumer bankruptcy law firms, the overriding idea is to get as many people to “sign up” as possible.  And, with that approach, the bigger bankruptcy firms, especially in large metro areas, become “bankruptcy mills”.   The attorneys are mostly young, and the firms advertise
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