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Chapter 7 bankruptcy has pros and cons

Filing for bankruptcy is a huge deal because there are pros and cons that you might have to deal with as part of the process. When you aren't able to make payments on the bankruptcy-related debts, you might need to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This is also known as a liquidation bankruptcy because your nonexempt assets are liquidated in an effort to pay off as much of the debt as possible.

Bankruptcy and celebrities

Debt is not partial to any particular group of people. No matter where you come from or where you have been, you might find yourself in a financially poor situation.

Bankruptices decreasing in Wisconsin

Most of us can remember the poor economy at the end of the last decade. According to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records, bankruptcies peaked at nearly 30,000 filings in 2010. However, it appears that the economy might be on the upswing after all. Since 2010, the number of filings has been steadily decreasing.

What happens to employees during layoffs

Kimberly-Clark plans on cutting more than 5,000 jobs and closing 10 facilities across the globe, according to an announcement by their leaders this week. In case you didn't know, Kimberly-Clark, who makes paper products, such as Huggies, Kleenex and paper towels, was founded in Neenah in 1872. While now headquartered in Dallas, it still employs about 3,200 people in the Fox Cities.

In financial difficulties, don't overlook your options

People experiencing financial difficulties often go through a tremendous amount of stress, sometimes even letting it take a toll on their health. Trying to find ways to come up with money to meet financial obligations can leave you feeling like you are all out of options. Before that happens, consult with a financial attorney. There are usually options available that can immediately stop collections, help you keep your property and relieve that burden of stress.

Filing a bankruptcy? Don't do these three things!

As attorneys, we have seen far too many of our Wisconsin neighbors struggle with overwhelming medical and credit card debt. Despite the many benefits filing a bankruptcy can offer, most people resist this solution for as long as possible. When they do realize bankruptcy is the best and most logical option, many forge ahead without learning as much as they can about the process.