Due to the complicated nature of divorce, each case requires specialized legal attention. There are a number of variables that determine the outcome of any court case. Nevertheless, those filing for a divorce in Wisconsin frequently ask the following questions during their first consultation. How long until the divorce is final? It largely depends on…Details
As of January 1, 2017, repeat OWI offenders with four or more convictions will face harsher penalties than they did previously. In the spring of 2016, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 455 into law in the spring of 2016 (now known as 2015 Wisconsin Act 371), increasing the penalties for certain repeat drunk driving convictions. The new law took…Details
You could be walking home from a friend’s house, walking to or from work or even just out for a leisurely walk when you are stopped by police for questioning.
Knowing your rights in this type of situation can help keep you out of trouble with law enforcement and, hopefully, send you on your way without issue.
Keep reading to learn more about what to do if you’re stopped by police for questioning on the streets in Wisconsin.Details
“Why would I convert from Chapter 7 to Chapter 13 bankruptcy?” For those who just finished filing for Chapter 7 in Beloit or elsewhere in Wisconsin, this might be a confusing question. It may seem counter-intuitive, but there are times when switching from debt liquidation to debt reorganization makes sense for Wisconsin residents. The government…Details
If you’re considering filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Wisconsin, you likely have some questions, like:
- “Can I keep my home if I file for bankruptcy?”
- “What’s the process to file Chapter 13?”
- “What’s the difference between Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy?”
From years of helping individuals and couples with their bankruptcy cases, The Fitzgerald Law Firm in Beloit, Wisconsin understands the importance of providing answers to those with questions before filing for bankruptcy.
If you’re considering filing for Chapter 13, and would like to have a better idea of what’s involved in the bankruptcy process before choosing to file, keep reading to learn more about a very important person who would be closely involved in your bankruptcy, should you choose to file Chapter 13 in Wisconsin: your Bankruptcy Trustee.
Many people who consider filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Wisconsin approach the decision-making process frustrated and overwhelmed. If you are in a similar situation, you may still be trying to decide which type of bankruptcy is right for you.
If you have already determined that a Chapter 7 filing is the right path forward, you may be wondering how to file and navigate the bankrupcty process itself.
You may find it helpful to gain a thorough understanding of what is involved in the process of filing before taking the first steps toward debt forgiveness. This article will answer questions about the role of a bankruptcy trustee in order to give you a better idea of what to expect if you decide to file for Chapter 7 in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s traffic and driving laws can change quickly and without much public announcement, making it crucial to stay up-to-date on what’s happening. This article covers a relatively new law making it illegal to use a handheld mobile phone while driving through construction sites in Wisconsin. Keep reading to learn more about this new rule, and…Details
If you’ve been struggling to keep up with your Chapter 13 bankruptcy payment schedule, you may be surprised to learn you might have another option which could relieve you of that debt: Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
In Chapter 13 bankruptcy your debt is reorganized, allowing you to pay back your creditors under a revised payment plan and schedule. In Chapter 7, by contrast, your deby is forgiven — unburdening you from the debt you may be struggling to get out from under.
Before pursuing a change to Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is important to understand what the conversion process might entail. This article offers a simple rundown of what is involved as you convert from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Wisconsin.Details
Getting a divorce costs money; more if you and your spouse are having trouble reaching an agreement about division of property, child custody or other issues.
When your financial situation also dictates the need to file for bankruptcy at the same time as your divorce, the order in which you file for them can either wind up saving you money or costing you much more in the long run.
This article will explore potential costs you might face for your divorce and bankruptcy, and offer tips on how you might save money as you move toward a fresh start, both personally and financially.Details
Many people can find the strict schedule of paying back debt under a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing simply too much to keep up with over time. After all, if you have filed this type of debt reorganization, you are not allowed to miss a payment in the average 3-5 years it takes until your bankruptcy…Details