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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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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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 cost of medical services than about…

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Desperate financial times, especially those due to COVID-19, are often unavoidable. We don’t want you to feel like a failure. We aim to provide to you the most effective and efficient information towards becoming debt free. If your path could be bankruptcy, we will let you know during your consult. If our bankruptcy or non-bankruptcy…

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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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The Wall Street Journal posted an excellent article with the charts below, labeling 2014 graduates as the most indebted class ever.  As you can see in the numbers, student loan progression over the past twenty years is staggering.  The amount borrowed for college loans continues to widen the gap between income and overall debt load.…

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