We offer two main types of consumer bankruptcy at our Milwaukee office: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.  Bankruptcy is a powerful tool to get out of debt. Conversely, it’s not for everyone. The process includes a Wisconsin bankruptcy means test, credit counseling, and the review of other financial documents.  To find out if bankruptcy will…

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This year, largely due to COVID-19, scams are on the rise across the nation, including Wisconsin. The pandemic has put many people out of work, creating a new opportunity for scammers to pose as unemployment agencies, banks offering grants, or payday lenders. As consumers work hard to stay out of debt and contain the virus,…

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Back To School Supplies Needed Milwaukee and nearby Wisconsin schools are gearing up to begin another year of education which starts in just a couple of weeks. As teachers and administrators are focused on organization and lesson planning, local families are busy gathering school supplies. It could cost up to $500 to cover the cost…

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Economic indicators can quickly change from a strong and thriving economy to a struggling nation. Here is how bankruptcy is impacted by a strong economy: Bankruptcy is Impacted By Strong Economy During a recession, there are more bankruptcy cases. Does the thriving economy equate to less consumer debt? Is there still a need for personal…

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Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry; Backpack Giveaway Event This year, Debt Advisors Law Offices has teamed up with Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry to provide free backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, rulers, glue sticks and other school supplies to children in need. Dorothy’s Outreach Ministry is a non-profit, local organization right here in Wisconsin who has made a difference…

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Ch.7 Bankruptcy to Discharge Medical Debt Medical care and prescription costs have skyrocketed over the years. Many folks are receiving medical treatment without a clue of how much it will cost them.  When the medical bill finally does arrive, the reaction is complete shock and disbelief. Consumers are less informed about the choices available and…

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Credit card companies, hospitals, schools, utility companies, banks, or even payday loan stores extend services and credit to nearly everyone, but not everyone is able to return payment.  Although the intentions of consumers may be to pay back each line of credit; a job loss, illness or other life event that prevents us from working…

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A Non-Bankruptcy Alternative You may think that this option is something new, but Chapter 128.21, (a non-bankruptcy alternative), has actually been around for decades. It is specific to the state of Wisconsin, an old state-law debtor action, and a non-bankruptcy alternative. It is confusing at first glance because it has a “bankruptcy sounding label.” To…

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Collecting, Buying and Selling of Debt It has become a multibillion-dollar industry; debt Collectors will do whatever it takes to collect a debt. Sometimes called “debt buyers,” these organizations purchase charge-off debts for pennies on the dollar then often repackage and resell the debt, or portions of the debt to other agencies or firms to…

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A women who had been divorced in Wisconsin for nearly four years, was shocked to find out that her wages were going to be garnished because her ex hadn’t paid his student loans.  Because the student loans originated during the time of legal marriage, the woman was then held liable for repayment when her ex-husband…

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