Burr Law Office Blog

Dangers of Debt Settlement Companies

If you are overwhelmed by bills but are not yet ready to declare bankruptcy, debt settlement can be a viable legal solution for your financial burdens. While some private debt settlement companies may promise to wipe out your debt for just a small fee, such guarantees are unfortunately simply too good to be true. Here are just […]

How to File Bankruptcy: Documents

In order to qualify for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you need to provide details about your current financial situation, including your debts and income. You need to back up all information you disclose in your bankruptcy paperwork with official financial documents. Here’s a look at some of the documents you will need to […]

3 Tips for Talking to Your Spouse About Bankruptcy

If you’re married, you can file a bankruptcy petition either individually or jointly with your spouse. Filing a joint petition provides some benefits, as it results in lower bankruptcy costs, the elimination of all dischargeable debts, and an efficient filing process. Both you and your spouse need to agree that bankruptcy is in your best […]

Charges That Shouldn’t Be Left to Your Credit Card

For many individuals, obtaining and using a credit card is one of the easiest ways to build a strong credit rating—however, this is only true if you understand how to use your credit card properly. Continue reading to learn which types of charges should be avoided when it comes to your credit card. College Tuition […]

Safe Credit Card Use for Milwaukee College Students

Credit card companies realize that the first credit card a person acquires is the card he or she will likely keep for the rest of his or her life. Many credit card companies attract new users when they enter college by sending offers or setting up displays on college campuses. Even though credit card use […]

Bankruptcy Court: Inheritances

It’s not uncommon for people to receive inheritance money when a loved on passes away. For those that have filed or are considering filing for bankruptcy, the question of “what will happen to that money?” will generally come up. This situation will affect the way the Milwaukee bankruptcy court views your case. Attorney Michael Burr […]