Wisconsin Bankruptcy Lawyers
Benjamin graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. While attending law school, Ben was actively involved in the school's bankruptcy clinic program, where he represented low-income individuals from the Twin Cities in bankruptcy filings and proceedings. Ben also competed in Minnesota Law's Maynard Pirsig Moot Court program and upon graduation, Ben received the law school's Civil Litigation...
Madison, WI Bankruptcy Attorney
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When someone trusts me to defend them and their good name, I take it very seriously. My clients have the option of choosing any attorney to represent them in court. So, when an individual decides to choose me, I want to provide them with quality representation in return.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
A seasoned and successful courtroom advocate and boardroom advisor, Kurt is able to draw on his decades of experience in negotiations and court battles to his client’s advantage by helping to shape strategies and creatively think through potential resolutions in order to achieve the best results possible.
Madison, WI 53703
The University of Texas School of Law
Wisconsin Bankruptcy Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Action of Wisconsin - Madison Area Office
Legal Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee & Waukesha Office
Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.
If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.
Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.
Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.
Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.
Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.
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