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James Russell Brown

James Brown’s Legal Guides

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  • Illinois Repossession Laws

    When you are under crushing amounts of debt, you may be looking at some serious consequences. Your creditors will do almost anything to get paid on the debt owed to them, including garnish your wages, levy your bank accounts and harass you over the phone until you turn over an...

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  • Student Loans and Bankruptcy: Can you discharge your student loans by filing for bankruptcy?

    Bankruptcy can help you with many different types of debt and creditors, but can bankruptcy discharge your student loans? In most cases, student loans are not forgiven during any type of bankruptcy process, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Although in the...

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  • Missouri vs. Illinois Wage Garnishment Laws

    I file bankruptcy cases in both Missouri and Illinois. While there are some similarities, a few things are different. One thing is the regulations concerning wage garnishment. First of all, in Illinois it isn't called wage garnishment, but a wage deduction. Next, the rates that c...

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  • Will I Lose Everything If I File Missouri or Illinois Bankruptcy?

    Will I lose my house or car if I file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy? The answer to this question depends. First it depends on what kind of bankruptcy you chose to file–Chapter 7 or Chapter 13; and, second,

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