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August 29, 2017
Man on phone, angry because of bankruptcy

Why Are Creditors Still Calling After Bankruptcy?

How can you stop abuse by creditors? When a Debtor files a Bankruptcy Petition, the ultimate goal is to obtain a Court Order called Discharge of Debtor. This may take only a few months under a […]
July 20, 2017
Young woman pulled over by traffic cop

Do I Need A Lawyer for a Speeding Ticket?

Do I Need A Lawyer for a Speeding Ticket? ANSWER: It depends – on a lot of things. What is your age? What is your driving history? Do you have any convictions on your record? Are you […]
July 6, 2017
Feelings of freedom after bankruptcy

Life After Bankruptcy

In my 30-plus years of practice, I’ve helped thousands of people through bankruptcy. In most cases, the bankruptcy filers (debtors) have accomplished their goals – stopping collection activities (calls, letters, judgments, garnishments), obtaining forgiveness (discharge) of […]
June 6, 2017
Bankruptcy court gavel

5 Things to Consider Before Filing for Bankruptcy

1. How did I get into this mess? People considering bankruptcy are dealing with an unmanageable amount of debt. Although a bankruptcy may eliminate the debt, it’s important to understand the reason or reasons for the […]
May 18, 2017
Gavel resting over legal textbook

What to Look For in a DUI Attorney

If you’ve been charged in Illinois with DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Intoxicating Compounds), you are in serious trouble. If convicted, you are facing the loss of your driver’s license or driving privileges, possible incarceration […]
May 11, 2017
Legal help for golf injury

Beware of Errant Golf Shots!

Victims May Not Be Able to Recover if Injured  Spring weather brings out the golfers and start of the season of Golf Outings.  Taking a good swing, making good contact and sending a straight shot that […]
April 12, 2017
Personal bankruptcy filings down

Why Are Bankruptcy Courts So Crowded?

National numbers down but little change in Chicago In 2016, there were 294,396 personal bankruptcy filings in the U.S., down from 299,515 in 2015 and 307,783 in 2014.  This includes 40,774 personal bankruptcy filings in Chicago […]
February 16, 2017
claim form for workers' compensation benefits

5 Things to Know Before Filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Have you considered filing for workers’ compensation benefits? The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides a system of benefits to employees who suffer injuries resulting from on-the-job accidents. This Act provides limited benefits, regardless of fault, but […]