Burr Law Office Blog

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 […]

Spotlight on Medical Bills as the Leading Cause of Bankruptcy in the U.S.

Bankruptcy is often a last resort for people who have experienced major unplanned financial hardships. In the United States, the five leading causes of bankruptcy are medical expenses, job loss, poor use of credit, divorce or separation, and unexpected expenses such as property loss through a natural disaster. Read on to learn more about why medical bills […]

How to File?

Often, debtors struggling with overdue bills think that they do not have the money to afford a lawyer. This video explains how to file bankruptcy in Milwaukee, and why it is not advisable that you do so without a lawyer. While the formal U.S. Bankruptcy Code does not require a lawyer in all transactions, obtaining […]