Bankruptcy Lawyer in Lombard

Dealing with financial difficulties can cause stress, tension, and problems in the home. You may feel like you are in over your head and don't know where to turn. Bankruptcy can offer an opportunity to restructure or eliminate your debts and start you on the road to financial recovery. It can also stop foreclosures, repossessions, and creditor harassment.

At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we have been assisting clients in filing for bankruptcy for more than 20 years. We focus our bankruptcy practice on assisting individuals in filing for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 stop collection activities such as creditor phone calls, foreclosures, and repossessions. However, each chapter operates differently and applies to different types of people.

Bankruptcy for Individuals

While lack of financial training, poor financial planning and credit card spending can lead to an unmanageable debt load, for many individuals, the most common events wreaking havoc with their finances and causing them to seek protection of bankruptcy are job loss, catastrophic health problems and divorce.

Chapter 13

Chapter 13 offers individuals with a steady income the opportunity to repay their debts and keep their assets. In addition, the total amount of the debt to be repaid may be reduced by as much as 90 percent. The court supervises and approves the individual's bankruptcy petition and the proposed plan for debt repayment.

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 is also known as "straight" bankruptcy. This type of bankruptcy cancels most of your debts. However, you may have to surrender some of your property to pay off your creditors. A bankruptcy trustee appointed by the court will meet with you, go over your paperwork, and determine which property can be sold to pay off your creditors and which creditors get priority. At the end of the process, all of your debts are discharged.

Bankruptcy for Businesses

On the other hand, businesses can fall victim to mismanagement and unscrupulous accounting, although the primary causes of financial difficulties for commercial enterprises typically include one or a combination of factors, such as increased competition, inability to secure new capital, downturn in sales, loss of major contracts and tax-related problems.

Individuals and businesses coping with heavy debt loads typically attempt to find viable solutions, such as debt consolidation, settlement negotiation with creditors, budget creation and asset sales, before they resort to bankruptcy. When all other approaches fail, bankruptcy might be the only way to obtain debt relief and regain financial footing.

2005 Changes in Bankruptcy

In recent years, the bankruptcy landscape changed significantly with The Bankruptcy Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). The Act made broad changes, with rules geared toward eliminating fraud and providing creditors with added protection.

Today bankruptcy procedures have more stringent requirements and force more people to reorganize their debt rather than allowing them to liquidate assets. Despite added restrictions, bankruptcy is still a viable solution for staggering debt and an avenue for hope and a better future.

At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we represent clients in DuPage, Cook, Kane, McHenry, and Will Counties. When you seek our legal help, you will find experienced bankruptcy lawyers, well-versed in the law, adept at evaluating troubling financial situations and determining whether seeking protection through bankruptcy is right for you.

Our Illinois law firm offers legal services tailored to the needs of individuals and businesses that might benefit from the protection offered by bankruptcy laws. To learn how the knowledge and expertise of a skilled bankruptcy attorney can benefit you, we encourage you to call our office at 630-932-9100 or Contact Us Online to schedule a no-cost consultation.

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If you are in need of assistance in filing for bankruptcy or you have questions about whether filing a bankruptcy is right for you, please call Mevorah Law Offices LLC in Bloomingdale, Lombard, Joliet, and St. Charles, Illinois, today. Our experienced bankruptcy attorneys will help you put financial difficulties behind you. Contact us anytime!

We are a debt-relief agency under the United States Bankruptcy Code. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.

'I would like to thank you and your entire staff for the wonderful job you did in handling my case. You are the best. I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends.'
- V. D.

'This legal group gave me fast and efficient handling of both legal cases in which they represented during the year 2013. I would highly recommend these folks to handle any and all legal issues you may have. Thanks again.'
- J. P.

'I contacted the law office back in 2012, when I was going through financial difficulty. Attorney Richard Doerr handled my case and put through a Chapter 13. He was very knowledgeable in this area, and guided me through the whole process. Within that year, I also retired and my financial status changed even more. Attorney Doerr then advised me and led me through the Chapter 7 process. I am very satisfied with the way this case was handled. The office staff were always cordial, and answered the many questions I had. I certainly will call the office again for any other legal matter I may have. Thanks.'
- S. C.

'I was diligently trying to keep up with bill payments, when I fell behind and creditors demanded full payment ASAP. Your Firm showed us a respectable alternative. Thank you.'
- M. S.

'My situation was handled kindly & professionally. This is the second time I have employed Mevorah Law Offices LLC and very highly recommend the associates to anyone that needs expert professional guidance.'
- C. B.

'I want to thank my attorney for listening to me about why I felt I had to file for bankruptcy and for not judging me for it. He instructed what I would have to do, he also knew that I didn't have the money to file and was willing to take payments and as soon as I finished making payments he filed the papers and it was over quickly and painless. I really appreciate that you listened, took appropriate actions, quickly, and never made me feel like a failure. Thank you.'
- D. G.

'I was in a situation where I needed to file bankruptcy. Your firm not only answered all of our questions, but was able to change our filing status (which didn't seem like an option initially.) This made a tremendous impact in my life. With the help of Richard and Stefanie, I am now living debt free and am so grateful for the second chance to be financially responsible!'
- M. O.

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- G. C.

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- M. J.

'Mevorah and Associates provided excellent legal assistance to me. My appointments were held on time and explanations were provided in advance for all consequences of the action being considered. Richard Doerr is knowledgeable and thorough. The office staff were always helpful with answering questions or taking messages. my experience was positive and their legal solution made it possible for me to stay in my home.'
- D. R.

'Due to an Illness in my family, my husband and I became financially strap, unable to pay our bills. Then it got to a point it became a burden, too much to handle, overwhelming. We search for an bankruptcy lawyer over the internet, close by was law office Mevorah Law Offices. Contact, came for visit, 1st visit, educated on different bankruptcy laws, we decided on your law firm, great choice. My husband and I filed, this has eased a lot of tension and stress. We both thank you for your help in this situation. You are recommend to others. Thanks again.'
- C. S.

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- T. R. & J. R.

'I did not have to do bankruptcy because I couldn't pay bills – I lost $12,000.00 in my income. This firm never made me feel embarrassed or ashamed. I have referred my family and friends to this firm. From the woman that helped me – Sue – to the final court date, I was treated with respect.'
- G. D.

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- D. W.

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- J. V. & C. V.

'I would like to thank the entire staff, especially [the paralegal on our case]. She was a great help. I have recommended a client already.'
- T. C.

'I feel the services I received far exceeded my expectations for the price I paid. All of my questions were answered promptly and I was always shown courtesy in my dealings with the attorneys and staff. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone in need of assistance.'
- K. V.

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- A. S.

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- G. M.

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- M. C.

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- R. U. & V. U.

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- C. W.

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- D. S.

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