Prior to becoming an attorney I was on active duty in the United States Army. I am a Member of the Illinois Bar Association and am a former member of the Illinois Bar Association General Assembly and the Local Government Section. In addtion, I pr...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Family, Business, Criminal Defense, General Practice
Dickson Law Group is a full service law firm serving individuals and small businesses in McHenry, Kane, Lake, DuPage, and Cook counties.
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Separation, Foreclosure, Commercial, Real Estate
Review: “Steve and his able staff did a wonderful job of explaining my options and guiding me through a confusing process. He was quick to return phone calls and put my mind at ease in a most trying time.”
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
I graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law with a J.D. in 1985. During my stay at SIU, I was involved in the formation of the Sigma Pi fraternity. In 1986, I was hired as a partner of the firm Taradash & Bentley, where I practiced...
Practice areas & skills: Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Real Estate
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.