Burr Law Office Blog

Bankruptcy Legal Aid: Discharging Tax Debt with Chapter 7

In bankruptcy law, Chapter 7 is often referred to as a “liquidation bankruptcy” because it allows consumers to liquidate, or eliminate, almost all outstanding debts. Many people falsely believe that tax debt cannot be discharged when you file, but experienced Milwaukee bankruptcy legal aid from Attorney Burr can actually help most consumers eliminate tax debt […]

Inside the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 made several significant changes in bankruptcy law. The legislation most directly affects American consumers by outlining a “means test” to determine eligibility for debtors who wish to file for bankruptcy. If you are considering filing for Milwaukee Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy, here is how […]

What to Expect from a Bankruptcy Firm

If you are like many Americans, you may be struggling to make even minimum payments to a growing number of creditors. Depending on your particular circumstances, declaring Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 may not be your best option. If you are overwhelmed by your financial burdens, contact a qualified Milwaukee bankruptcy firm and educate yourself about […]

Common Problems that Can Result from Filing Bankruptcy on Your Own

If you are considering filing bankruptcy in Milwaukee, you are likely concerned about the costs and fees. While this is understandable, the cost of hiring an attorney may be cheaper in the long-run than dealing with the problems that can result from filing on your own. Choosing the Wrong Chapter Most individuals file under either Chapter 7 or […]

Important Rights You Are Entitled to Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

No one ever wants to receive a call from a debt collector. Collectors are notorious for being unrelenting and sometimes using less-than-reputable practices. Fortunately, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is meant to protect consumers from deceptive and abusive practices. Continue reading to learn about important rights to which you are entitled under the Act. Right to […]

Biggest Bankruptcies in U.S. History

When you are struggling to pay your debts, it affects every aspect of your life. Many people wonder how they will pay bills next month, buy groceries, or send their kids to college. As bad as your financial situation may seem, the following examples of some of the biggest bankruptcy filings in U.S. history may make you […]