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File WI Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you decide to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy with one of our Wisconsin bankruptcy attorneys, it can discharge:

  • Credit card debt, including store cards
  • Medical bills
  • Payday loans
  • Personal loans
  • Overdue Rent
  • Utility Bills
  • Judgements & Lawsuits
  • Deficient balances on cars & real estate

Timeline of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy begins when a Debt Advisors attorney files your petition for relief with the bankruptcy court. The court will enter an Automatic Stay order prohibiting most of your creditors from taking or continuing any collection or legal action against you. The harassing letters and phone calls must stop once your case is filed.
    • The court will mail notice of the bankruptcy to all of your creditors, assign a bankruptcy trustee to your case and set a date for your hearing.
    • Thirty to forty five days after your case is filed, you will attend the meeting of creditors. The court-appointed trustee will preside over this meeting. You will be asked to testify under oath as to the accuracy of the statements in your petition. However, most of your creditors will not appear at the meeting, and you will not appear before a judge. The meeting is very informal, and, in most cases, will last no more than five or ten minutes. Your attorney will attend this meeting with you.
    • The bankruptcy trustee will file a No Asset Report with the court.
    • You will then receive your bankruptcy discharge. The discharge is a court order that prohibits your creditors from collecting debts.

Under the 2005 bankruptcy code amendments, you must complete a financial management course before the court will give you the discharge. Mike and Chad can refer to an approved financial management counselor.

More About Chapter 7

For many people, filing Ch. 7 bankruptcy is a financial rescue; a real lifesaver at just the right moment.  It’s true that the most recent bankruptcy laws have made it more challenging for many consumers to file Chapter 7, but bankruptcy remains a powerful tool. It’s designed for people who are unable to pay credit card debt, medical bills, balloon mortgage payments, or other large debts.

You’re probably wondering how much debt you need to qualify for chapter 7 and how long the process will take.  As a matter of fact, your going to have lots of questions about the bankruptcy process in general:

  • Do I qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
  • What happens to my credit scores after Ch.7 Bankruptcy?

Get answers to all of your questions and learn whether Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you. Fill out the “start here” form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation. Or, contact Debt Advisors at any of our 7 Wisconsin locations.

Chapter 7 For Student Loans

It’s important to speak with a bankruptcy attorney to get all the facts. Although certain types of debts cannot be discharged in Chapter 7, there are definitely creative ways to eliminate these debts:

If you’re drowning in debt right now, your future can only improve after eliminating it. This will finally be an opportunity to begin to improve credit scores and eliminate other bills like student loans. Once you hire an attorney, you will get immediate relief from creditor calls. And don’t worry, there are financial institutions that will lend post-bankruptcy so that homes and vehicles can be purchased in due time.

What Chapter 7 Looks like For you

At Debt Advisors, part of our job is to ensure you have a clear vision of what to expect from every stage of the process, including what happens after you file Ch. 7 bankruptcy. We review your situation very carefully and help arrive at sensible and effective options to help eliminate your debt fast.
Contact Debt Advisors using the form “Start Right Now” on this page, by calling any of our location offices, or by calling toll free at 888-222-5615.

Reviews by Google Users

  • review rating 5  I filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy at Debt Advisors with Attorney Janice Nabke and the entire experience was nowhere near as stressful as I was worried about thanks to Janice who was very caring and dedicated to doing everything she could to make the whole process as simple as possible. Janice is very experienced with Bankruptcy cases and knew every correct step to take and was very detailed in explaining everything that I needed to prepare for and what to expect from beginning to end but what really stood out to me was how nice she was with a great personality so I would like to thank her for all of the hard work she put fourth and would highly recommend her to anybody seeking bankruptcy assistance. I would like to make special mention to Holly Mclure Larson who helped me out more than I could possibly imagine and went far above and beyond my highest hopes and expectations after I was still facing harassment and threats from a VERY aggressive Collection Agency trying to collect on the discharged debt and due to the very gracious help from Holly who is FANTASTIC I feel so much better and cannot thank her and the entire team at Debt Advisors enough.

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  • review rating 5  Debt Advisors is a wonderful company and I highly recommend them. Attorney Mike Georg has been so easy to work with and extremely helpful and kind throughout the process. Other amazingly helpful and caring staff I worked with were Holly, Julie and Jess. Thank you all!

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  • review rating 5  My experience with Debt Advisors was wonderful, Michael Georg and his staff are very respectful, helpful and knowledgeable about the steps that need to be taken in your case. My case was simple but challenging for me but they made sure that I didn’t panic and they were able to resolve my case in a very quick and timely manner. I appreciate the time and consideration that they took with my case. Would highly recommend

    thumb Bradley Harrison
  • review rating 5  Debt Advisors is a Top notch law firm!! I was an emotional mess. Lawyer Michael Georg was so compassionate & understanding. He reassured me everything was going to be okay. He explained everything step by step. The cost was very reasonable & he works with you! He's the Best!! The ladies in the office were very sweet, also! I couldn't have found a better place to take care of me. Totally put my mind at ease. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!! You won't be disappointed!

    thumb Lauri Z
  • review rating 5  Excellent customer service and staff. Got back to me in a timely manner regarding any questions I had. Made filing bankruptcy easy and pain free.

    thumb Amanda Marie Holterman
  • review rating 5  I had an awesome experience with the entire team at Debt Advisors(D.A.). They made a very stressful and complicated situation very easy. When going into this I thought this process was going to be very long and stressful as I did not know what to fully expect. From my very first meeting to my last I had nothing but an easy and pleasant process. Every one was so knowledgeable and helpful! I could not have asked for a better team to assist me in my time of need. Sending a very big Thank you to all the staff at D.A. you guys are amazing.

    thumb Cecilia Brito
  • review rating 5  Debt Advisors Law Offices rock! I went into bankruptcy not knowing what to expect but Mr. Pietrek who represented me put my mind at ease. Mr. Pietrek answered all of my question in-person and on the phone. I never felt uncomfortable or embarrassed. The amount of money I had to pay was like half the amount I would have had to pay going through ay other firm. If for some reason I had to go through bankruptcy again there would be no one else I would use. Good people good prices great services.

    thumb CJ M
  • review rating 5  I am so grateful for the Debit Advisors in assisting me to get my life back on track. I have great respect for them. Debit Advisors has integrity! I was in a very difficult situation and they guided me through. They were honest with me about what I could and could not do, what is allowable and not allowable, they got bill collectors off my back and they replied back to me in a timely manner when I had questions. As long as I did my part in the process, they more than did their part.

    thumb Kathy Carter
  • review rating 5  Awesome experience! Helpful all the way through the process. Saved our lives.! Chad was great and everyone was so helpful.

    thumb michael sabel
  • review rating 5  Chad makes bankruptcy look and feel easy. He was very transparent, to the point, and comforting throughout the process. Any questions via email or call, were responded to in a beyond timely fashion. I would highly recommend working with Debt Advisors to get your fresh start.

    thumb Alexandria Jackson

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