Keep Property Assets In Bankruptcy

Will I lose my house, my jewelry, my car? What about the clothes on my back, are they safe? These are legitimate concerns, but the misconception is that a person will lose everything when they file for bankruptcy.  Property exemptions are designed to protect what you really need to keep during the bankruptcy process. Your

How Much Does Bankruptcy Cost?

What Does Filing Bankruptcy Cost? You have the right to know how much it will cost to file bankruptcy. If you are over your head in debt, bankruptcy is likely going to be far more affordable than to remain in your current situation. We have payment plans and we will do everything we can to

Recent Foreclosure Settlement: How Does it Affect Wisconsin?

On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. A recent settlement with the State Attorney General of Wisconsin and 48 other states looked like a light at the end of the tunnel for homeowners who face foreclosure or went through a foreclosure from 2008 to 2011. However, officials are now saying that the proceeds from the settlement

Homeowners: Beware of Foreclosure Fraud

Undoubtedly, Wisconsin residents are familiar with the difficult financial times our country has been experiencing. Many individuals experiencing financial hardship are filing for bankruptcy and facing home foreclosure. The economic crisis has also resulted in an epidemic of foreclosure fraud taking place across the country and here in Wisconsin. As the home foreclosure rate increased

Wisconsin Courts Crack Down On Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

If you live in Wisconsin and are considering enlisting the services of a bankruptcy petition preparer to help with your bankruptcy petition, you might want to think again. Due to the poor quality of their work and shady business practices, bankruptcy judges are cracking down on bankruptcy preparation services. Bankruptcy petition preparers are services where

Foreclosure Rates for Most Expensive Homes on the Rise

On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. It seems as though no home value is safe in the current market, and the current crisis is affecting people from all degrees of wealth. While it may be easy to assume that the most expensive homes were the first homes foreclosed upon in the housing market crisis, that

Wrongful Foreclosures: Reincarnated Mortgages Rising from the Dead

In recent years, American homeowners have had to become ever more familiar with strategies to stop foreclosure and creditor harassment, especially families facing overwhelming medical bills or a loss of income due to unemployment. Many have taken action through loan modifications or refinancing to lower monthly payments and head off other debt problems. The least

Mortgage Delinquencies Up, Wisconsin Homeowners Have Options

On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. Even though the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, it’s abundantly clear that millions of Americans are still hurting. Indeed, new data shows that the rate of late mortgage payments increased last quarter for the first time since the end of 2009. Between June and September 2011, 5.88 percent

Foreclosure Reform: Slow, Complicated, Too Late?

On behalf of Debt Advisors, S.C. The economy continues to sag under the weight of the continuing real estate crises. Too many borrowers remain underwater on their mortgage loans. Those borrowers are trapped, unable to refinance, obtain a mortgage modification or sell their homes. Working solutions have been few. The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

Increased Foreclosure Numbers in Wisconsin

People struggling with mortgage payments and other debt have several options to help stop foreclosures and other debt-collection actions. By filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, for example, an automatic stay is instated, stopping any foreclosure proceedings and blocking creditors’ attempts to collect money. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can advise people as to which option is