• 00:33

    Bankruptcy Basics: September Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics and types of FAQ covered in this 30 minute show:



    What happens to a judgment from an uninsured car accident if I file for bankruptcy?
    Can a 19 year old student loan for $12,000.00 be included in bankruptcy?
    I am waiting for an insurance proceeds check, will  I be able to keep the money if I file for bankruptcy?
    Can I include a judgment that garnishes my wages when I file for bankruptcy?


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.

  • 00:31

    Bankruptcy Basics: Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy

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    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics and types of FAQ covered in this 30 minute show:



    When you may file for bankruptcy protection and what kind of relief is available;
    Reopening a bankruptcy when you need to add a creditor or make a correction;
    Marriage, the birth of a child and life events as they can be affected by bankruptcy;
    What happens to your debts when you die and how your children may be affected.


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School. 


    You may contact Joseph Wrobel for more information at (312) 781-0996.

  • 00:33

    Bankruptcy Basics: A Closer Look At Chapter 13 Reorganization

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    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics covered in this 30 minute show:



    What exactly is Chapter 13 bankruptcy, who can file and what does it do?
    What happens to my home or real estate as Chapter 13 payments are made?
    Can Chapter 13 bankruptcy help with my student loans or IRS debt?
    Can Chapter 13 affect a suspended drivers license for failure to pay tickets?


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.

  • 00:31

    Bankruptcy Basics: August Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    in Legal

    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics and types of FAQ covered in this 30 minute show:



    How are lawsuits already scheduled for mediation affected by a bankruptcy filing?
    Can I easily find information on the web regarding my bankruptcy case and dispositions?
    After I receive my bankruptcy discharge letter, how do the reporting agencies know?
    Can you file bankruptcy if you have been out of work with no income for two years?


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.

  • 00:33

    Bankruptcy Basics: Pt. 2 Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy

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    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics and types of FAQ covered in this 30 minute show:



    Identifying the signs that you are a good candidate for bankruptcy;
    Keeping your vehicle owned outright or when you are paying on a car loan;
    How much time may be required between Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy filings;
    Debts on their way to collections or money judgments and when to file or wait.


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School. 


    You may contact Joseph Wrobel for more information at (312) 781-0996.

  • 00:32

    Bankruptcy Basics: July Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    in Legal

    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics and types of FAQ covered in this 30 minute show:



    Do I need to list my ex-spouse on my petition for bankruptcy relief?
    Are personal bankruptcy cases published in the newspaper; will anyone find out?
    Can I add creditors that were omitted from my bankruptcy or do I have to re-file?
    What happens in a marriage when one spouse files a petition for bankruptcy?


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.

  • 00:31

    Bankruptcy Basics: June Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    in Legal

    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics and types of FAQ covered in this 30 minute show:


    What happens to additional debt incurred during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy;


    How to address incorrect or updated  amounts listed in the bankruptcy petition;


    What happens with auto accident and injuries and Chapter 7 bankruptcy;


    How are 401K contributions addressed in bankruptcy.


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.


    You may also contact Joseph Wrobel for more information at (312) 781-0996 and by e-mail at JosephWrobel@ChicagoBankruptcy.com.

  • 00:33

    Bankruptcy Basics: What Happens at the Free Initial Consultation

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    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics and types of FAQ covered in this 30 minute show:



    How to prepare to come in and meet with an attorney for an initial consultation;
    What to expect to discuss with the attorney and what you will need to do next;
    The attorney's role in the process of meeting for a bankruptcy consultation;
    What next steps a person can take to prepare to file for bankruptcy protection.


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School. 

  • 00:31

    Bankruptcy Basics: Why So Much Information?

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    Bankruptcy issues covered on this show:



    Listing and disclosing proper assets to your attorney with supporting documentation.
    Identifying and listing in categories your individual and business income and expenses, if any.
    Reviewing and sharing evidence of past debts your attorney will include in the bankruptcy filings.
    Categorizing and reporting any transfers of assets by gift or sale so your attorney can address them.


    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress. On today’s program, we cover bankruptcy basics, focusing on disclosure of assets, income and expenses, debts and transfers so the attorney can provide the correct advice without full disclosure.


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.


    Visit our Chicago Bankruptcy Site online for more about the firm.


    Produced by Nick Augustine PR.

  • 00:15

    Bankruptcy

    in Legal

    This is a show about accessing bankruptcy protection without an attorney. Bankruptcy attorney fees have made bankruptcy inaccessible to thousands of Americans that in fact qualify for bankruptcy protection.

    Bankruptcy may be needed tool for for car repossession help, bankruptcy help, and debt and bill consolidation. Chapter 7 bankruptcy and chapter 13 bankruptcy are discussed.

  • 00:32

    Bankruptcy Basics: Taking the Mystery Out of The Median Income/Means Test

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    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress. On today’s program, we take the mystery out of the median income/means test to qualify for bankruptcy.


    Bankruptcy issues covered on this show:



    How does the Chapter 7 means test limit bankruptcy protection to only the individuals who need it?
    What happens if your income is more than the median income but you still cannot pay your debts?
    If I repay or agree to repay some of my debts, can I then pass the income means test for Chapter 7?
    If I do pass the income means test, under what circumstances is a bankruptcy most beneficial?


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.


    Visit our Chicago Bankruptcy Site online for more about the firm.

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