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Eric Pratt Law Firm, P.C.
5411 E State St
suite 202
Rockford, IL 61108

Stop Debts today! Free Consultation! Payment Plan Available! Eric Pratt Law Firm, servicing Bankruptcy clients in the Rockford, IL area.

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Phone(815) 315-0683

Eric Pratt Law Firm, P.C.
5411 E State St
suite 202
Rockford, IL 61108

Stop Debts today! Free Consultation! Payment Plan Available! Eric Pratt Law Firm, servicing Bankruptcy clients in the Rockford, IL area.

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC
1616 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC is expertly staffed to walk you through the bankruptcy process without any hassles or stress. Mr. Michael Benson is one of only a handful of attorneys to have passed the Bar exam, the CPA exam, and the Series 7 exam. For the last 10 years, Michael Benson has helped thousands of clients successfully file for…

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Phone(618) 310-0699

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC
1616 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC is expertly staffed to walk you through the bankruptcy process without any hassles or stress. Mr. Michael Benson is one of only a handful of attorneys to have passed the Bar exam, the CPA exam, and the Series 7 exam. For the last 10 years, Michael Benson has helped thousands of clients successfully file for…

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC
1616 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC is expertly staffed to walk you through the bankruptcy process without any hassles or stress. Mr. Michael Benson is one of only a handful of attorneys to have passed the Bar exam, the CPA exam, and the Series 7 exam. For the last 10 years, Michael Benson has helped thousands of clients successfully file for…

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Phone(618) 310-0699

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC
1616 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC is expertly staffed to walk you through the bankruptcy process without any hassles or stress. Mr. Michael Benson is one of only a handful of attorneys to have passed the Bar exam, the CPA exam, and the Series 7 exam. For the last 10 years, Michael Benson has helped thousands of clients successfully file for…

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC
801 Lincoln Highway
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC is expertly staffed to walk you through the bankruptcy process without any hassles or stress. Mr. Michael Benson is one of only a handful of attorneys to have passed the Bar exam, the CPA exam, and the Series 7 exam. For the last 10 years, Michael Benson has helped thousands of clients successfully file for…

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Phone(618) 207-6500

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC
801 Lincoln Highway
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC is expertly staffed to walk you through the bankruptcy process without any hassles or stress. Mr. Michael Benson is one of only a handful of attorneys to have passed the Bar exam, the CPA exam, and the Series 7 exam. For the last 10 years, Michael Benson has helped thousands of clients successfully file for…

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
105 West Madison Street
23rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Our firm helps clients navigate the complex issues associated with bankruptcy. Having represented over 50,000 people just like you, we know what you are facing and what we can do to improve your situation. We have a proven record of helping consumers protect their rights, get out from unmanageable debt and stop creditor harassment.

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Phone(312) 853-0200

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
105 West Madison Street
23rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Our firm helps clients navigate the complex issues associated with bankruptcy. Having represented over 50,000 people just like you, we know what you are facing and what we can do to improve your situation. We have a proven record of helping consumers protect their rights, get out from unmanageable debt and stop creditor harassment.

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
17450 S Halsted Street
#250
Homewood, IL 60430

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

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Phone(708) 960-0863

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
17450 S Halsted Street
#250
Homewood, IL 60430

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
1800 Nations Dr
#220
Gurnee, IL 60031

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

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Phone(847) 249-3221

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
1800 Nations Dr
#220
Gurnee, IL 60031

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
2295 Valley Creek Dr
Elgin, IL 60123

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

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Phone(847) 468-1999

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
2295 Valley Creek Dr
Elgin, IL 60123

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
10708 South Western Avenue
Evergreen Park
Evergreen Park, IL 60643

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

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Phone(312) 853-0200

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
10708 South Western Avenue
Evergreen Park
Evergreen Park, IL 60643

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
3855 N Cicero Ave
#302
Chicago, IL 60641

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

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Phone(312) 853-0200

Billbusters, Ledford, Wu & Borges, LLC
3855 N Cicero Ave
#302
Chicago, IL 60641

We are a law firm focused on providing cost-effective and personalized debt relief services. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of bankruptcy law. When personal or business financial interests are involved, we fully understand the importance of securing your rights.

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

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Phone(708) 349-9333

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

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Phone(708) 349-9333

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

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Phone(708) 349-9333

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

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Phone(708) 349-9333

Frankfort Law Group
10075 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423

At Frankfort Law Group, you have an experienced legal team working for you. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience with complex legal issues in Illinois. We take a very practical approach to each case that we handle. We carefully review the facts, and learn about your particular needs and concerns. Then, we work together with you…

Howard & Hardyman, LLP
124 N Water St
# 100
Rockford, IL 61107

The attorneys at Howard & Hardyman LLP have over 70 years of combined experience assisting northern Illinois residents with complex legal concerns. We develop and implement innovative solutions for business law, commercial and residential real estate law, estate planning, probate and taxation issues. We are both capable negotiators and assertive litigators who tailor our case approaches to meet your goals.

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Phone(815) 964-8888

Howard & Hardyman, LLP
124 N Water St
# 100
Rockford, IL 61107

The attorneys at Howard & Hardyman LLP have over 70 years of combined experience assisting northern Illinois residents with complex legal concerns. We develop and implement innovative solutions for business law, commercial and residential real estate law, estate planning, probate and taxation issues. We are both capable negotiators and assertive litigators who tailor our case approaches to meet your goals.

Law Office of Paul R. Idlas
1099 N Corporate Cir 2nd Floor
2nd Floor
Grayslake, IL 60030

At the Law Office of Paul R. Idlas, I have more than 30 years of experience managing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies for clients in Lake County and surrounding Illinois communities. I have helped hundreds of clients facing home foreclosure, vehicle repossession, garnishments, creditor harassment and other consequences of debt. If you are in financial trouble, I can help.…

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Phone(847) 223-5555

Law Office of Paul R. Idlas
1099 N Corporate Cir 2nd Floor
2nd Floor
Grayslake, IL 60030

At the Law Office of Paul R. Idlas, I have more than 30 years of experience managing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies for clients in Lake County and surrounding Illinois communities. I have helped hundreds of clients facing home foreclosure, vehicle repossession, garnishments, creditor harassment and other consequences of debt. If you are in financial trouble, I can help.…

NLO Nelson Law Office
53 W Jackson Blvd
#430
Chicago, IL 60604

Since 2002 Providing Legal Services in Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Real Estate Closings and Debt Relief through Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Chicago, Cook County and the Surrounding Collar Counties. Our office provides local representation, low cost and free initial consultations. Our office strives to maintain flexible appointment availability, and with our evening and weekend hours, you can…

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Phone(312) 212-1977

NLO Nelson Law Office
53 W Jackson Blvd
#430
Chicago, IL 60604

Since 2002 Providing Legal Services in Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Real Estate Closings and Debt Relief through Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Chicago, Cook County and the Surrounding Collar Counties. Our office provides local representation, low cost and free initial consultations. Our office strives to maintain flexible appointment availability, and with our evening and weekend hours, you can…

Thinking Outside the Box
40 Shuman Blvd
Suite 320
Naperville, IL 60563

At Thinking Outside The Box Law, Inc., we can help you discover practical solutions to complicated financial problems. We will not talk down to you or use jargon that doesn't make sense. We will provide clear explanations and help you understand your options so there are no unwanted surprises. We are honest and easy to work with. We are here…

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Phone(630) 225-9840

Thinking Outside the Box
40 Shuman Blvd
Suite 320
Naperville, IL 60563

At Thinking Outside The Box Law, Inc., we can help you discover practical solutions to complicated financial problems. We will not talk down to you or use jargon that doesn't make sense. We will provide clear explanations and help you understand your options so there are no unwanted surprises. We are honest and easy to work with. We are here…

Andy Miofsky, Attorney
2249 Pontoon Rd
Granite City, IL 62040

Stop debt collection, lawsuits, foreclosure and garnishment. Over 31 years experience helping people file bankruptcy in Illinois from convenient offices located in Granite City and Mount Vernon.

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Phone(618) 931-1313

Andy Miofsky, Attorney
2249 Pontoon Rd
Granite City, IL 62040

Stop debt collection, lawsuits, foreclosure and garnishment. Over 31 years experience helping people file bankruptcy in Illinois from convenient offices located in Granite City and Mount Vernon.

Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC
100 N LaSalle Dr
#812
Chicago, IL 60602

Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC

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Phone(312) 881-5112

Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC
100 N LaSalle Dr
#812
Chicago, IL 60602

Bentz Holguin Law Firm, LLC

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With the economy continuing to struggle and jobs still hard to find, many people are facing increasingly difficult financial straits. Both a bankruptcy attorney or debt settlement attorney can help you understand your legal options to deal with creditors.

Basic Difference Between Bankruptcy Lawyer and Debt Settlement Attorney


While it's common that a bankruptcy attorney is also well-qualified to act as a debt settlement attorney, you should understand an important distinction between the two legal means of resolving debts.

A debt settlement attorney will represent you with your creditors to negotiate a workable payment plan, and perhaps even negotiate a reduction in the total amount you owe. However, the debt settlement attorney will work separately with each creditor. In addition, the creditors aren't obligated to sit down at the table with your debt settlement attorney.

In contrast, if you file for bankruptcy, your bankruptcy lawyer represents your interests before the bankruptcy court. The bankruptcy court does have the power to compel your creditors to participate in the proceeding. You've now centralized all claims against you into a single proceeding. Your bankruptcy lawyer will still be negotiating with your creditors, but now under the supervision of the bankruptcy court.

A challenge to filing for bankruptcy is that it can have legal implications beyond the bankruptcy proceeding itself and is a matter of public record. You may find it preferable for a debt settlement attorney to help you resolve your debt issues privately, especially if you have only one or two major creditors.

A bankruptcy attorney can help advise you whether filing for bankruptcy or working privately is the right option for you.

Sources of Bankruptcy Law


The main bankruptcy laws in the United States are federal laws. If you do file for bankruptcy, you'll be filing in a federal bankruptcy court. A bankruptcy attorney must be admitted to practice in the federal court district where you're located in order to represent you in the bankruptcy court.

In addition, each state does have its own laws that can impact your case, such as homestead exemption laws that determine how you can protect your home during the bankruptcy process.

Basic Bankruptcy Law


The Bankruptcy Code is commonly known by its various chapters, such as Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Simply put, the chapter under which your bankruptcy lawyer will recommend you file will depend on whether you're filing as an individual or a legal entity. The chapter selection will also depend on whether you want to liquidate your assets to pay off your debts or reorganize your debts into a single payment plan.

Each chapter has its own requirements, so you might only be eligible for one type of bankruptcy. Your bankruptcy lawyer will help determine which chapters are available to you.

The goal of the bankruptcy proceeding is to offer you a fresh start once it's over. This doesn't mean you can avoid paying your debts through bankruptcy, only that your bankruptcy attorney will help you negotiate a manageable resolution.

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