Find a bankruptcy lawyer in Chicago, IL

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Chicago, IL

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Chicago, IL

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Find bankruptcy lawyers in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 bankruptcy lawyers in Chicago, IL

Clients agree: these Chicago bankruptcy lawyers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Benjamin Legal Services

Benjamin Legal Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We represent consumers in all areas of debt relief, chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, loan workout and restructurings, and litigation for over 30 years. Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jkevinbenjamin Facebook: Chicago Bankruptcy Attorneys
Basile Law Firm

Basile Law Firm

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
23+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Ana Elisa M. says, "I think He is best at what he does as Personal Injury I surely Hope He. Takes My Injury case. I know it will tate a Time long time., but I am Placing my trust In his Long Experience." Read more
The Sharp Law Firm, LLC

The Sharp Law Firm, LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Sean is a licensed attorney and the founder of The Sharp Law Firm, LLC. He represents employees, consumers, shareholders, small businesses, and other injured parties in business disputes and civil litigation. He provides dedicated and vigorous negotiation and advocacy for his clients that gets results. While attending The University of Chicago Law School Sean worked as a research assistant on corporate and securities regulatory matters, developing a database of SEC civil enforcement actions. He also worked in the Civil Actions Bureau at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. He represented the County in civil actions and administrative pr...
Alice L Wilson & Associates

Alice L Wilson & Associates

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
31+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I have been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years in the Chicago general area. I value my clients and put them first. I have a great number of clients returning to me for future service, because they trust me as an attorney and know I do good work. In addition to being a lawyer I am a licensed real estate broker.
Affordable Law  And Tax Offices

Affordable Law And Tax Offices

5.0(3)
Offers online services
33 hires on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Troy S. says, "He acted very fast got right on my case to resolve my current situation " Read more
Leeders Law

Leeders Law

New on Thervo
Top Pro
1 hire on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney. Fair prices, quality one on one personal service. Free consultations. I love getting the monkey off my client's back so to speak. A fresh start can do wonders in all aspects of one's life. Personal, professional, medical. It removes so much stress. I love getting that relief for my clients with a bankruptcy case.
Thurston Law Firm

Thurston Law Firm

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Amber B. says, "I had a wonderful , stress free experience . Attorney Thurston is very knowledgeable , understanding , productive , caring etc . I have nothing but great things to say . I highly recommend Thurston Law . Service was above and beyond expectations!!!" Read more
Balanoff & Associates

Balanoff & Associates

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
61+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Gloria J C. says, "direct communication. I told him what I needed and he provided answers/solutions via telephone call. His visit to obtain signatures only took about 10 minutes and his follow up papers work was completed as he has stated" Read more
LegalShield

LegalShield

4.7(3)
Offers online services
52+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Trudie M. says, "Open,honest and up front. " Read more
Benjamin Legal Services PLC

Benjamin Legal Services PLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Chicago, IL
We are a boutique style firm where you get personal attention and your case is handled by the partners directly and we have excellent communication with our clients either on the phone, in person or through our online file system that clients have access to. We love helping people get a fresh start, get out of debt and/or restruture their bills or mortgage loans, and help people stop foreclosure and save their homes and properties.

Your bankruptcy lawyer questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a bankruptcy lawyer cost?

A bankruptcy lawyer costs $600 to $4,000 total, depending on the lawyer's experience, your location, the complexity of your case, and which type of bankruptcy you file. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharges unsecured debt like personal loans, credit cards, and medical bills. Chapter 13 bankruptcy also discharges unsecured debt but creates payment plans for secured debt so you don't lose your home or car.

Filing fees cost $338 for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or $313for Chapter 13. These fees are charged by the court itself and are the same regardless of your location.

Can I file bankruptcy without a lawyer?

You are allowed to file bankruptcy pro se, or without legal help, but your case is less likely to succeed. Lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to file paperwork quickly and correctly. An attorney can also help you decide which type of bankruptcy is best for you.

When would I need a bankruptcy lawyer?

People file for bankruptcy for many different reasons, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Credit card debt
  • Unemployment
  • Divorce
  • Unexpected emergencies

If you are unable to pay off your debt, you may want to consider speaking to a bankruptcy lawyer and make a debt relief plan.

How long do bankruptcy cases take?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases typically take 4 to 6 months, as long as the paperwork is filed correctly and there are no major delays. Selling property to pay off debt may cause a short delay.

Chapter 13 cases take much longer because they are contingent upon the payment plan the court makes for you. Most repayment plans take between 3 to 5 years.

What happens to my credit after a bankruptcy?

A bankruptcy of any kind will show up on your credit report and stay there for a set period of time. Chapter 7 bankruptcies remain on your report for up to 10 years. After then, the bankruptcy will be discharged, and your score will go back up. Chapter 13 bankruptcies stay for up to 7 years, but your score may rise before then if you make consistent payments on your car or house.

How do I choose a bankruptcy lawyer?

Start by searching our list of bankruptcy lawyers, then:

  • Get 3+ estimates from different firms to compare.
  • Read reviews about previous cases on Thervo and Google.
  • Choose a lawyer with a good reputation and experience.
  • Verify that they passed the bar and are able to represent you.
  • Choose a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable and at ease.
  • Choose a firm that is conveniently located if possible.
  • Get a written estimate and contract before any casework begins.
  • · Follow a payment plan instead of making large payments up front.

What questions should I ask a bankruptcy lawyer?

When looking for a bankruptcy lawyer near you, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • Do you give free consultations?
  • Are you able to take on new clients at this time?
  • What are your rates? Do you charge by the hour, or do you have a flat rate?
  • Will you give me a contract in writing?

Reviews for Chicago bankruptcy lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
MS
Mark Basile is perhaps the best trial lawyer in Chicago. I've used Basile Law Firm to handle four lawsuits over the years, and they've won all four. Highly recommend!
Basile Law Firm
Zinanita M. T.
I feel Robert Malloy is on top of his game. He is responsive to any questions very straight and to the point which is appreciated. He is conscious of my money and my needs regarding my divorce.
Affordable Law and Tax Offices
Sharae H.
I love how efficient, effective and easy everything is
LegalShield
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