Burr Law Office

Brookfield, WI Bankruptcy Attorney | Est. 2004

If you are considering bankruptcy, you may feel as though you don’t have many options. Debt collectors are experts in making those who owe feel powerless. Here at Burr Law Office, we want to give you your power back. With over 23 years of experience serving Brookfield and surrounding communities, Attorney Michael Burr and associates have a reputation as advocates, and are proud to be a resource for people facing bankruptcy. Let us help empower you towards a fresh start in life.

“I had two other consults prior and was quite impressed when I actually met with Michael Burr the attorney himself… He took the time and clearly explained my options and the process… Would recommend attorney Burr to everyone. “

Claire G.

“Dear Attorney Burr, 
 Tom and I want to thank you for representing us during this very difficult time, we appreciate your kindness and understanding. Your patience and thorough explanations eased our anxiety.”

Tom & Karen B.

“Absolutely amazing experience working with Mike Burr. He was so on top of everything, extremely professional, explained everything, and put my mind at ease during a very stressful financial situation. I HIGHLY recommend Mike Burr!”

Cassadie L.

Monthly bankruptcy plans
starting at just $100 down

Debt Solutions

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy allows you to dispose of unsecured debts, including healthcare, wage garnishments, and credit card debt, but protects personal possessions like your house and car. In order to file for Chapter 7, you must not have access to adequate income to cover these debts, so this type of bankruptcy is most appropriate for those with low- or no-income looking to get out of debt and start their financial life fresh.

Learn more about Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Brookfield

If you are in debt that you cannot pay back under your current plan, but have enough income to eventually cover, Chapter 13 might be right for you. Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows the debtor to keep all possessions, but also to keep their debt. A repayment plan is put in place that is reasonable for the debtor to commit to based on their income and current expenses, usually with the aim to have debt repaid over 3 to 5 years. Chapter 13 lets you catch up on your payments in a way that is realistic for your life.

Learn more about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Wisconsin

Debt consolidation means the debtor takes out a loan to repay what they owe. Refinancing in this way is sometimes more appropriate for those in debt that filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Not sure what’s right for you? Attorney Michael Burr and the experts at Burr Law Office are available to answer your questions and start you on the path to financial freedom.

Learn more about Debt Consolidation

Schedule a FREE
Debt-Relief Consultation

    Over 3500 families helped

    Proudly helping individuals and families in Brookfield and surrounding communities start fresh in life, eliminate debt, and reclaim their financial future.

    There are lots of reason why people choose to file bankruptcy: unmanageable health care bills, divorce, unemployment, or other financial issues. Luckily, filing for bankruptcy is not a death sentence for your credit or your financial future. No matter where you’re from, people from all walks of life find themselves unable to pay down debt and needing another solution. In fact, bankruptcy is common among people of all backgrounds and income levels, and has lost much of the stigma it once carried. Bankruptcy is a helpful tool for those buried under a mountain of debt and looking to reclaim power over their life and finances. Proudly serving Brookfield and other communities in Southeast Wisconsin, Attorney Michael Burr is here to help you navigate the bankruptcy process.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I discharge tax debt through bankruptcy?

    Tax debt can be discharged in a bankruptcy filing in certain cases. If it cannot be completely discharged, tax debt will become easier to manage under a Chapter 13 payment plan. To discharge tax debt in a bankruptcy filing, the following terms must be met:

    • The due date for bankruptcy filing must be at least 3 years old.
    • The tax return must be at least 2 years old.
    • The tax assessment must be more than 240 days old.
    • No tax fraud or tax evasion can have been committed.
    • The tax debt must be from a filed return.

    How will bankruptcy affect my ability to get credit?

    If you are concerned that you will be ineligible for credit after filing for bankruptcy, don’t fear. You will still get credit after eliminating debt through bankruptcy, including to purchase a home or car, or qualify for a credit card. The bankruptcy filing will appear on your credit report for 10 years, but companies considering giving you credit will realize that you are no longer in debt and should have the means to pay them back.

    Can I file for bankruptcy more than once?

    You may file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy once every eight years. One caveat is: if you file Chapter 13 within 4 years of filing Chapter 7 and receiving a Chapter 7 discharge, you will be ineligible for a discharge under Chapter 13. In this circumstance, though, you will still receive protection from collection efforts as typical in a Chapter 13 filing.

    If I file for bankruptcy, will I get fired from my job?

    No, you won’t. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee for filing for bankruptcy.

    How much debt do I need to have to qualify for bankruptcy?

    No, there is no minimum or maximum amount of debt required to file for bankruptcy.

    Will bankruptcy destroy my credit?

    While bankruptcy will affect your credit, filing for bankruptcy will not cause your credit to plummet. After filing for bankruptcy, it may be harder for you to build up your credit score, but you will still be eligible for lines of credit, like credit cards or loans for a home or car. Clients of Burr Law Office are not only guided through the bankruptcy filing process, but also taught how to rebuild their credit and truly start fresh, no matter when you receive your discharge.