Find a bankruptcy lawyer in Palatine, IL

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Palatine, IL

Find bankruptcy lawyers in Palatine, IL

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Find bankruptcy lawyers in Palatine, IL

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Top 10 bankruptcy lawyers in Palatine, IL

Clients agree: these Palatine 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 Palatine, 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
O'Bryon Law Firm, LLC

O'Bryon Law Firm, LLC

5.0(3)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Kenneth D T. says, "Par excellence customer service " Read more
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 Palatine, 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 Palatine, 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.
LegalShield

LegalShield

4.7(3)
Offers online services
52+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Trudie M. says, "Open,honest and up front. " Read more
Ruby Hendricks, Legalshield Director

Ruby Hendricks, Legalshield Director

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
52+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Howard W. says, "Fast easy very informative " Read more
Basile Law Firm

Basile Law Firm

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
23+ years in business
Serves Palatine, 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
Tim Eckerman Attorney At Law

Tim Eckerman Attorney At Law

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
41+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Charles T. says, "Tim was great! He explained fully each step of the process, making me feel very comfortable with his representation. And perhaps just as important, his fees were very fair and reasonable (close to half of what others quoted me). I would highly recommend him to anyone. " Read more
Alice L Wilson & Associates

Alice L Wilson & Associates

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
31+ years in business
Serves Palatine, 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.
The Law Firm Of Neil S Zweiban, Chartered

The Law Firm Of Neil S Zweiban, Chartered

New on Thervo
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Our firm helps clients by creating and keeping current many different types of trusts, wills, deeds, Transfer on death instruments, powers of attorney for health care and powers of attorney for property. (We also help clients with probate estates for people who are legally disabled,people that pass on, and minors.) Our offices are conveniently located in Cook County (3255 N Arlington Heights Road, Suite 507, Arlington Heights) and in Lake County (100 S. Saunders Road, Suite 150, Lake Forest IL.) We work with clients of all ages, whether its for a review of your current documents, an update or creation of new documents. We are here to listen a...

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 Palatine bankruptcy lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the Palatine area.
Gloria G.
Mr. O'Bryon took care of my legal needs quickly and expertly. I will recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance.
O'Bryon Law Firm, LLC
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
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
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