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 Chapter 7 bankruptcy
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 General FAQ's

What documents have to be filed with the bankruptcy court?

A Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing consists of a petition which requests the bankruptcy court for relief from creditors. Included with the petition are forms ("schedules") that list all real and personal property and all creditors. Also, the court requires a statement of monthly income, a statement of the basic household budget and a statement of financial affairs. The Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 schedules are basically the same; however, a Chapter 13 also includes the Chapter 13 plan in which the consumer tells the court how he or she intends to pay the listed debts and states the duration of the plan. The experienced bankruptcy attorneys at the Hanson Law Office will draft the plan and attend to the many details that must be addressed in a Chapter 13 filing.

How much does it cost to file a bankruptcy?

The Bankruptcy Court requires a filing fee of $200 for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and $185 for a Chapter 13. Our legal fees are usually quoted as a flat fee, based on the facts of your individual case and the anticipated complexities presented by your situation. Payment arrangements can be made, but we usually require at least half of our stated fee and the filing fee before filing. You will find that our legal fees are competitive with other law firms doing bankruptcy law in the Milwaukee area. An initial consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney is free, during which we will advise you on a possible course of action and quote you a reasonable fee for our services.

Why should I retain the Hanson Law Office for my bankruptcy?

You will receive professional, experienced representation with a personal touch. From your first consultation to the conclusion of your case, you will be respesented by an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Attorneys Rollie R. Hanson and Michael B. Plaisted each have over 14 years of legal experience and are well-respected in the bankruptcy courts as efficient, competent lawyers who fight for the rights of their clients. They and their legal assistants will take care that your case is handled in a professional manner and that you are able to take full advantage of the protections of the bankruptcy law.