Debtor's prison does not exist in Wisconsin. Plain and simple - our constitution states:
Reported in the USA TODAY, dated October 13, 2011, more Americans are piling on debt and fewer are seeking counseling or bankruptcy in order to get their finances back in order. Poverty has increased, unemployment hovers around 9% and consumers have accumulated close to $19. Billion in credit card debt during the second quarter. That is up 66% from the same quarter in 2010!
If you are having problems making your second mortgage payment or home equity line of credit you may want to meet with one of our lawyers to see if we can get rid of that secondary mortgage. When you file a chapter 13 bankruptcy a bankruptcy Judge may get rid of a second mortgage or home equity loan if that mortgage is wholly unsecured. Those secondary mortgages are wholly unsecured if your home is valued at an amount equal to or less than the amount you owe on your first mortgage. As an example. You have a home worth $150,000.00 with a 1st mortgage of $155,000.00 and a 2nd mortgage of $30,000.00. In this case the 2nd mortgage company would get nothing in the event your home sold for $150,000.00 or less. For that reason a Chapter 13 judge would order the 2nd mortgage void since it is entirely or wholly unsecured.
When it comes to creditworthiness, it's hard to top the consumers of Wisconsin.