Every debtor filing for bankruptcy relief must complete credit counseling with an approved credit counseling agency prior to filing bankruptcy. Each debtor that completes this credit counseling will receive a certificate which then must be filed with the Bankruptcy Court at the time of filing of the bankruptcy schedules. In addition, every debtor must also [...]
In most consumer bankruptcies (i.e. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) you will only have one four-minute hearing your case. The hearing will be approximately 30 to 45 days after the date you file your bankruptcy. The hearing, which is mandatory, is called the 341 meeting of creditors and will be held in front of the [...]
Angell Legal would like to congratulate Attorney Paul Swanson on his recent election to Wisconsin State Bar President - elect.
Wisconsin is divided into two districts. Your county of residence for the last 2 years will determine which district you may file in. The Eastern District of Wisconsin, which basically serves the right hand side of Wisconsin, is located in Milwaukee. The counties included in the Eastern District include: Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Florence, Fond [...]
Bankruptcy filings continue their downward trend in 2015. According to the American Bankruptcy Institute bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin and across the nation are down. In 2014, there were 20,672 filings of which 76% were Chapter 7s. In 2015, there were 18,455 filings of which 73% were Chapter 7s. Is it because the "millennial" generation is [...]