I am licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Illinois and I have practiced law for ten years. I concentrate my practice in the areas of consumer bankruptcy and criminal defense. I... more
I am licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Illinois and I have practiced law for ten years. I concentrate my practice in the areas of consumer bankruptcy and criminal defense. I have formerly served as the Program Chairperson for the Paralegal Studies program at the Valparaiso Campus of Ivy Tech Community College and have taught courses in both bankruptcy and criminal law. I have also le... view profile
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.