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Starting the Wisconsin Bankruptcy Process

Steps To File Wisconsin Bankruptcy

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The first and most important step in starting the bankruptcy process is to talk with an attorney and begin the discussion that may lead to the decision to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Debt Advisors, S.C. has offices in Milwaukee, Madison, and Oshkosh and offers free initial consultations regarding different types of debt consolidation and elimination. We will pull your credit report, review your debts, assets, and income, and help you decide if Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is appropriate for you.

Hire Debt Advisors Bankrkuptcy Attorney and Begin for as Little as $100

You can hire us and begin the bankruptcy process for as little as $100 to start. A payment plan for the balance of your attorneys’ fees and filing fees will be agreed upon at our initial consultation.

Once our Wisconsin law firm represents you in bankruptcy, we will see to it that creditors’ phone calls stop being made to your house. After you hire us, you can refer your creditors to us and we will field all communications with your credit card companies, healthcare providers, and mortgage companies.

Timeline of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy begins when Attorneys Chad Schomburg and Mike Georg file 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.

Timeline of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy case typically takes several years. You will be required to establish and follow a debt repayment plan, which lasts from three to five years.

  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy begins when Chad and Mike file 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. At the hearing, the trustee will ask you a series of yes or no questions about the papers that were filed with the court.
  • You must make your first Chapter 13 plan payment within 30 days of filing the case. Chad and Mike will explain how you do this and give you the mailing address.
  • 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 be 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 court will then confirm your Chapter 13 plan. The plan is an agreement between you and your creditors that you will make payments for a period of three to five years and in exchange, your unsecured creditors agree to forgive a portion of the debt.
  • You will then receive your bankruptcy discharge. However, 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 class.

Contact a Wisconsin bankruptcy lawyer at Debt Advisors, S.C. to schedule a consultation. Learn how we can deal with creditors for you, beginning the day you hire our office.

We are a Debt Relief Agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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  • review rating 5  A few years ago I found myself drowning in debt, after doing some research I decided I would get some help in dealing with that debt, so I reached out to Debt Advisors Law Offices. I was scared, nervous, and embarrassed that I had gotten to this point but after my first meeting with Debt Advisors I knew I was making the right decision. They made me feel comfortable and confident in my decision to move forward. The best part was it was all on my time, I felt no pressure from them which was amazing. They were always available to answer my questions and help me through the process. A couple years after my case closed, I reached out to get some information and within that same day they responded to me and remembered me! Truly a wonderful firm to work with!

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  • review rating 5  Best place to relieve your debt. Debt Advisors offers a seamless process which is both worry and stress free. Flexible payment options and quick turn-around. The staff is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to deliver satisfaction!....Hands down Debt Advisors is the BEST!

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  • review rating 5  Greg and his staff are great! They made the whole process easy and made everything clear to understand. You don’t second guess nothing. They are with you every step of the way and if you have any questions they definitely have the answer for you.

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  • review rating 5  Greg and Jeremy strategized the best timing for filing based on the variables changing throughout my divorce process. The team counciled me several times on the various benefits and potential risks while we navigated the best solution specific to my particular situation. I would fully recommend their expertise and their customized approach of how they manage their clients financial recovery.

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  • review rating 5  These people are great! They have been so helpful and polite, even during my most stressful moments. I’m sure I got on their last nerve! But they remained courteous and helpful to the end!

    thumb Latasha Messer
  • review rating 5  Great firm to work with. Very helpful and considerate for the many questions I am sure they hear many times over.

    thumb Anonymous
  • review rating 5  Attorney Schomburg went above and beyond to help me through my bankruptcy. It is amazing to have worked with a man of such incredible integrity. Thank you!

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  • review rating 5  It was a positive and life changing experience working with Attorney Schomburg of Debt Advisors. He was professional, competent and non-judgmental.I commend Attorney Schomburg and Debt Advisors for providing Money Sharp's Credit Counseling Services.I walk away feeling confident, being educated and optimistic about my financial future.I

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  • review rating 5  Attorney Georg has been a life saver for me. he has been the best lawyer, counselor, and friend he treats you like your apart of his family. I was going thru a divorce at the same time of the bankruptcy. He really cared about my mental health I really appreciate that. He was so loyal and committed to me and my case . I give him 100% he gave me 100%

    thumb Teresa Touchstone
  • review rating 5  I have worked with several people in the office and I have never felt looked down on or made to feel embarrassed about my situation. They really go above and beyond in truly caring about their clients. Not just as clients, but as people too. I've recommended several people here and will continue to do so. Professional, affordable and kind. What a great combination!

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