Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Tips for Representing CreditorsBy Faiq M. Mihlar and Heather M. GianninoMarch 2012Article, Page 150The authors advise counsel for creditors about preparing a proof of claim and filing a motion for relief from the automatic stay in Illinois-based bankruptcy courts.
Are Inherited IRAs Exempt from Creditors in Bankruptcy?By Justin F. PolachDecember 2011Article, Page 628Standard IRAs are exempt in bankruptcy and thus unavailable to creditors. But what if the debtor inherited the IRA account - is it likewise exempt? A look at the evolving case law.
Creative ways to fend off foreclosureBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2009Lawpulse, Page 116Two lawyers think outside the box to help clients hang on to their homes, one by negotiating with lenders, the other by leveraging the power of Chapter 13.
Asked and AnsweredFebruary 2009Column, Page 104How do I add a creditor to an old bankruptcy case?
Bankruptcy's fresh-start policy trumps foregone creditor claimsNovember 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 584On August 17, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding Jack Marszalek, owner of Consolidated Services and Construction, Inc (Consolidated), was not liable to S. R. McGuire Builder and General Contractor, Inc (McGuire) as a successor in interest because any claims McGuire may have had against Marszalek were discharged in bankruptcy.
Family Law and the New Bankruptcy CodeBy John J. JohnstonMarch 2006Article, Page 128The new Code amendments have a major impact on family law - here are key provisions, issues, and strategies.
Bankruptcy practice after bankruptcy reformBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2006Lawpulse, Page 10Dire predictions notwithstanding, serious consumer bankruptcy practitioners appear still to be in business. Costs have gone up, though, and let the dabbler beware.
Will bankruptcy reform cause domestic violence?By Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2005Lawpulse, Page 614
Part of the purpose of the bankruptcy reform legislation is to increase pressure on debtors. Will that pressure explode into physical rage?
Bankruptcy Reform for Non-Bankruptcy LawyersBy Bruce C. ScalambrinoOctober 2005Article, Page 518Though bankruptcy reform may be bad news for consumers and their attorneys, creditors will find much to like in the new law.
IRAs and Bankruptcy in IllinoisBy Robert S. HeldAugust 2005Article, Page 414Creditors are unlikely to reach an Illinois resident's IRA account - find out why.
The Bankruptcy Abuse Reduction Fiasco?By Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2005Lawpulse, Page 274Here's a thumbnail sketch of the new Bankruptcy Act provisions that place new burdens on lawyers to verify information in clients' petitions.
Bankrupt employees; no firing after filing?By Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2003Lawpulse, Page 326Employers may not "discriminat[e] or retaliat[e] against" employees who have filed for bankruptcy. But what does that mean?