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March 2017 Archives

Many people use their tax returns to pay for Chapter 7 relief

March and April are peak months for filing bankruptcy and attorneys know why: The people who come to them are unable to even afford the small legal fees associated with bankruptcy petitions without their tax return money.

Looking for debt relief options? Steer clear of payday loans

Are you one of the numerous Wisconsin residents struggling to make ends-meet? Like many people, you might live paycheck-to-paycheck. Sometimes the money runs out before another paycheck arrives in your bank account. Many people in this situation turn to payday loans as the answer. Have you fallen into this trap?

Will bankruptcy end your industrial security clearance?

People from all walks of life can end up in financial trouble -- including those who work for federal agencies and contractors who have to pass a security clearances as a condition of employment. Many of those people are afraid of bankruptcy court because they're afraid that it will end their security clearance, costing them their job.

Fashion retailer files for bankruptcy; affects Wisconsin stores

Women's fashion retailer Vanity has filed for bankruptcy, which will affect stores in the state of Wisconsin. The company began its going out of business sale back on March 3. All 137 of Vanity's stores in 27 states will close with the bankruptcy filing. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 1.

Turning the tables on a debt collector

There are times that debt collectors cross the line and become abusive and harassing. Many know perfectly well that they're in violation of the Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act, but they're gambling that you don't know that -- or won't do anything about it.

Big 3 Credit Reporting Agencies Just Announced A Big Change

Worried about your credit? New changes in credit reporting could improve your score. The big three credit reporting companies, Equifax, TransUnion and Experience just announced that they may remove reports about tax liens and civil judgments if data in them is missing specific information.

Wisconsin fireworks company owners file for Chapter 7

The owners of Bartolotta Fireworks have filed for personal bankruptcy protection. It has also been announced that the company will become part of Wolverine Fireworks. The company is based in Delafield and not associated with the Milwaukee restaurant group bearing the Bartolotta name.

The advantages of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Wisconsin

Headed for bankruptcy? It does not necessarily mean the end of the road for you or your family. Choosing which bankruptcy chapter to file can make all the difference in Wisconsin. Chapter 13 bankruptcy has a ton of advantages over Chapter 7, which will be discussed in today's post.

Small business bankruptcy: Factors to consider first

A lot of small businesses go through hard financial times. Sometimes a brand new business has a great idea or product but it's located in the wrong market to thrive. An established business can fall on hard times when there's a sudden downward tick in the local economy.

Explaining the rules for Chapter 128 in Wisconsin

Filing for bankruptcy is a last ditch effort for thousands of people across the country every year and Wisconsin is no exception. Even as the economy continues to slowly improve, people are still struggling with debt and finding ways to pull out of it. An alternative to filing for bankruptcy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is Chapter 128.

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