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6 Simple Steps to Report Current Mortgage Payments

6 Simple Steps to Report Current Mortgage Payments When Mortgage Was Not Reaffirmed In A Chapter 7 bankruptcy The Problem: My mortgage company won't report my payments after my chapter 7 bankruptcy. In retaliation for people filing chapter 7 … [Read more]

Should I File Bankruptcy for $20,000?

Should I file bankruptcy for $20,000? I believe it is a matter of degree. Sometimes I am asked, “I have $20,000 in debt (or $10,000 or $100,000 or whatever).  Can I file bankruptcy?  And if I can, should I file bankruptcy?”  The answer to can you … [Read more]

Bankruptcy Creditors Meeting – What to Expect

Creditors Meeting - What to expect Meeting of Creditors -What to expect -10 FAQ you need to know by Bradley Covey, Illinois Bankruptcy Attorney So you have filed bankruptcy and want to know what happens next.  About a month after filing … [Read more]

chapter 7 vs chapter 13

Which is Better: Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy? What are my bankruptcy options? by Bradley Covey Whether filing Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 bankruptcy is right for you is something you should discuss with your … [Read more]

Short Sale Basics Video

Short Sale - Avoid Foreclosure Short sale basics: I want to avoid foreclosure, but I can't sell my home for what I owe on my mortgage. What can I do?  Learn about Short Sales by watching this excellent video on Short Sale Basics from the … [Read more]

Aurora Bankruptcy Lawyer | Discharging Homeowner Association Dues

Are Homeowner Association Dues Dischargeable in bankruptcy? by: Aurora, Illinois Bankruptcy Attorney Bradley Covey So you’ve filed bankruptcy and now your homeowner association is calling you about your homeowner association dues, and you thought … [Read more]

New Illinois Bankruptcy Means Test Numbers for April 1, 2013

Higher Illinois Bankruptcy Means Test Household Income Averages for April 2, 2013 The Illinois bankruptcy means test median numbers have risen slightly for cases filed on or after April 1, 2013.   Household Size 1 - $47,485 2 - … [Read more]

Social Security Overpayments Bankruptcy

Can I Wipe Out a Social Security Overpayment by Filing Bankruptcy? In short - Yes. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays you retirement or disability benefits more than you were entitled to receive, then they may can come after you to … [Read more]

JFK visits Batavia

In honor of Presidents' Day, I thought I would let everyone in on a little known fact. On  October 25, 1960, John F. Kennedy visited the small town of Batavia, Illinois. A relative of my Senior Secretary/Office Manager Susan was there and one of her … [Read more]

40 Million Mistakes: Is your credit report accurate? Video

A new study indicates as many as 40 million consumers have a mistake on their credit report and Steve Kroft finds it's hard to get them fixed. Watch this 60 Minutes Video If you can't see the video click here As a bankruptcy attorney in Illinois, … [Read more]

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