Bankruptcy.

We are a debt relief agency.  We help people and businesses obtain relief under the
federal Bankruptcy law.  We represent both individual consumer debtors and
business debtors, as well as creditors.  

Call (847) 546-0055 for our free bankruptcy information sheet, mailed to you without
obligation.
Bankruptcy Q&A.
Answers to frequently asked questions.

What is Bankruptcy?
The term "Bankruptcy" generally refers to the United States Bankruptcy law.  The
Bankruptcy law is intended to help and protect persons (and businesses) in financial
difficulty and to provide an opportunity for a fresh start, free from unsecured debt.

What does filing a Bankruptcy mean?
When someone says they have "filed a Bankruptcy" they usually mean that they have
filed a Bankruptcy petition (or "case") with the Court.  A Bankruptcy petition sets out all
the property and all of the debtor's debts and asks the Court for relief from debt as
permitted under the Bankruptcy law.

Will I lose any of my property if I file a Bankruptcy?
Although the law requires complete disclosure to the Court of all assets and debts, the
law also provides exemptions that allow the debtor to keep equity in certain types of
property.  Because of these exemptions, in the vast majority of cases, Bankruptcy does
not result in the loss of any of the debtor's property.  The ability to keep property is an
important consideration - it is also an issue that can (and should be) determined with
great accuracy
before a case is even filed.   
Other Practice Areas.

Real Estate
Estate Planning
We are a debt relief agency based in Round Lake, Illinois.  We help people and
businesses obtain bankruptcy relief under the federal Bankruptcy law, serving the
communities of Antioch, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hainesville, Ingleside, Lake
Bluff, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, Mundelein, North Chicago,  Round Lake, Round
Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Waukegan, Wildwood and Zion.  
The information provided by this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.
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444 N. Cedar Lake Road
Round Lake Illinois, 60073
One N. County Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
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Phone (847) 546-0055         Fax (847) 546-8390  
Round Lake Law Office
444 N. Cedar Lake Rd.
Round Lake, IL 60073


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One N. County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085


Phone:  (847) 546-0055
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