Helping you find debt relief
When mounting debt begins to feel unmanageable, bankruptcy can provide relief. At Konewko & Associates, Ltd., our attorneys help you decide if filing for bankruptcy is the most effective way for you to take control of your debt.
Negotiators of debt relief options
Bankruptcy is not your only option for managing extensive debt. Our experienced attorneys routinely work with creditors to develop out-of-court solutions that avoid bankruptcy. Frequently, we can negotiate a smaller debt amount payable in more manageable monthly installments.
Debt analysis assistance
At Konewko & Associates, Ltd., our bankruptcy lawyers have been assisting people with overwhelming debts for more than a combined seventy-four years. We analyze your case to determine if bankruptcy will advance your immediate and long-term financial goals. We review your debts, income and expenses, and explain the full effects of bankruptcy on your family, business, homeownership and access to credit. If bankruptcy is the right choice, our attorneys provide detailed information about the bankruptcy process and a complete picture of the outcome you should expect. Our upfront approach to bankruptcy gives you confidence in your financial future.
Reprieve through automatic stay
Filing a bankruptcy petition automatically triggers a stay, meaning creditors must immediately stop collection efforts, including harassing letters and phone calls. We work with your creditors from the moment you file for bankruptcy and act entirely on your behalf.
Your bankruptcy options
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is available to individuals and businesses looking to quickly and simply resolve your debts. Provided you pass the court’s means test, Chapter 7 bankruptcy grants you relief from debts through the liquidation of your assets. Because many household and personal items are exempt, you can make a fresh start with limited disruption to your life.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
For corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships, Chapter 11 bankruptcy permits your business to continue operating while you pay creditors under a reorganization plan.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
An option for families facing foreclosure or for those with higher incomes, Chapter 13 bankruptcy permits you to pay off debts under a court-ordered installment plan extending three to five years. This option provides numerous advantages, including the possibility of keeping your home.
Contact experienced bankruptcy attorneys in Illinois
Call Konewko & Associates, Ltd. at 630-231-5500 or contact us online to schedule your free 30-minute initial bankruptcy consultation.
Areas of Practice
29W204 Roosevelt Rd.
West Chicago, Illinois 60185