I'm filing chapter 7 and have an eviction order for past due rent. I tried to bring it current but my other debt is overwhelming. What are my options in Illinois. Do they allow any type of stay based on situation?
Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will not stop an eviction for past due rent. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced IL bankruptcy attorney. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. Good luck. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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You won't be able to stop the eviction only discharge the past due rent. You should sit down with an attorney to go over your option. Use the find a lawyer tool here on AVVO, most offer free consultation. Good Luck!
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I agree with Amber, and would further advise you that even if the bankruptcy discharges past rent and lets you stay in the rental property a little longer, you can expect the rent to increase or to be simply evicted if there is no rental agreement, or upon its termination.
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