IL Governor Suspends Service of Garnishment Summonses

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker suspends the service of wage deduction and garnishment summonses. What this means for you and why bankruptcy with Geraci Law might be a great option.

IL Governor Suspends Service of Garnishment Summonses

Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order suspending the service of garnishment summonses, wage deduction summonses and citations to discover assets for consumers. This suspension is for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation.

This means creditors in ILLINOIS cannot serve wage garnishment summons. It’s important to understand this is TEMPORARY. During COVID-19, the creditors are kept at bay. But creditors will be able to collect in the future. Plan for YOUR future. Consider your bankruptcy options now. Stop the creditor action before it even starts (or resumes).

Governor Pritzker has your back for now but when the suspension is lifted, these creditors WILL be back. Filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 will STOP the collections. Want to know your options? Geraci Law is open and filing bankruptcy cases. Give us a call to figure out a plan for your financial future.

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Estimate Your Stimulus Check!

Use calculator to estimate your stimulus check – consider filing bankruptcy with Geraci Law. We’re open and ready to help. 

Estimate Your Stimulus Check!

Use calculator to estimate your stimulus check – consider filing bankruptcy with Geraci Law. We’re open and ready to help.

Stimulus checks are expected in the next few weeks. You can go online to estimate how much you and your family will receive at https://www.hrblock.com/coronavirus-tax-impact/calculator/.

Think about your debt. Will the money you receive pay off only ONE bill? Will the money only help for ONE month of minimum payments? If the answer is yes, it might be time to consider alternatives.

Bankruptcy could help. Filing for a Chapter 7 will eliminate all unsecured credit, a Chapter 13 will consolidate your debt into ONE monthly payment. So instead of paying thousands a year in interest, you actually PAY the balances. A Chapter 7 could give your family the fresh start it needs. Think about investing in YOUR future.

Geraci Law is here. We’re ready to answer questions and meet you. Geraci Law is able to file cases in as little as ONE day to stop wage garnishments, foreclosures, collection calls and car repossession. We’re here and ready to help!

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Geraci Law Shelter in Place & Staying Safe

It’s not the Spring we were expecting. We know it’s tough. Geraci Law is meeting via video – here’s some Geraci Law staff working from home.

Geraci Law Shelter in Place & Staying Safe

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Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Geraci Law is Here to Help

Geraci Law thanks ALL essential workers for helping everyone. If you need help, Geraci Law is here for you.

Geraci Law is Here to Help

Geraci Law wants to thank all the medical workers, grocery workers, and everyone out there working to support the country during COVID-19. We understand it’s tough and we appreciate everything you are doing.

Despite many people losing jobs, losing hours, the collection efforts do not stop. Collection agencies are still calling although they probably should not be, there are still lawsuits being filed against people who are struggling. That’s where Geraci Law can help. Filing for bankruptcy can STOP the collection actions from the creditors.

Creditor lobby groups fought against a bill proposed in Congress to STOP collection agencies from reporting late or missed payments to the three credit bureaus. The bill did NOT pass. The CARES Act did pass. There are guidelines written out by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau urging banks to work with consumers. Read more at the New York Post here. An excerpt from the letter written by US Chamber of Commerce and other associations that represent banks and creditors said,

As you consider options to protect consumers from harm, please be aware that blanket suppression of all adverse information in credit reports could disrupt consumer access to credit in the future.

Sometimes we all need a little bit of help. As of now, the help is not coming from Congress and help is not guaranteed from your creditors and banks. Geraci Law is here for you. Bankruptcy could be the solution to your problem.

If you are struggling with payments, worried about your job, worried about catching coronavirus and missing work – we’re here for you. Geraci Law IS open and meeting via video. We make debt relief simple because no one needs extra stress right now.

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Geraci Law is OPEN

Geraci Law is open and ready to meet with you by video. Call us at 800 CALL PFG!

Geraci Law staff and attorneys are here and ready to help you!

We are available by phone at 800 CALL PFG (800.225.5734) for free mini-consultations to answer any questions you have about bankruptcy, budgeting or finances.

Geraci Law attorneys offer a FREE video meeting to discuss bankruptcy options. You will meet with a LIVE attorney to discuss your financial situation. We make the process hassle-free so with a click of a button you can meet with an experienced Geraci Law attorney.

The effects of COVID-19 virus attack more than just your immune system. Job positions are being eliminated and hours are being cut. The economy is in uncharted waters. Everyone has questions to ask about their financial future.

Geraci Law is a source of information for financial questions. We try our best to be a RESOURCE to those in need of answers to lingering questions.

 

Huffington Post Writer Explains Chapter 13

Recent post in the Huffington Post discusses writer’s bankruptcy experience at age 26. Geraci Law is here to help you at age 26 to 76!

Huffington Post Writer Explains Chapter 13

In a recent post in the Huffington Post, John-Michael Jalonen writes about his experience filing for bankruptcy at 26 years old. He like many recent college grads, found himself with more debt than his income and student loan obligations could afford.

Filing for bankruptcy changes many people’s lives for the better. It gives the opportunity to reestablish yourself financially. Geraci Law’s motto is “Changing Your Life For the Better.” We stand by that.

Read Jalonen’s article here.  An excerpt from the piece,

“Admitting you’re in debt, much less deep debt, is incredibly embarrassing and makes you feel like a failure. However, it’s something that so many people are faced with, and going through the bankruptcy process can actually be a blessing.”

If you have questions about debt, finances or just want to talk about budgeting – give us a call. Experience counselors are waiting to help you!

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Geraci Law Virtual Consultations

Geraci Law is offering VIRTUAL appointments with our experienced staff. Same great service from the comfort of your home.

Geraci Law Virtual Consultations

Geraci Law is keeping its clients and staff safe from COVID-19.

During this time, we will remain open for phone and virtual consultations with a Geraci Law attorney. Call us at 800.401.4010, you can also schedule an appointment online.

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Geraci Law is happy to continue offering free lawyer consultations during these difficult times. You get the same GREAT service from the comfort of your home.

You may set your free consultation through your local office, however, all meetings will be over the phone or virtually on a web conference.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From Geraci Law!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Geraci Law! Do you need a change in luck? Give us a call – we’ll review your situation to see if we can save you some GREEN.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day From Geraci Law!

The luck of the Irish is not a given. BAD LUCK is one of the big motivators for debt and bankruptcy. No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I want to file for bankruptcy today.” Often times it’s months (or longer) of missed payments and occasionally just bad luck.

The good news is filing a bankruptcy could change a string of bad luck. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can eliminate debt and give you a fresh start. You can work to rebuild a credit history, payment history, and maybe with some good luck find the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow.

Chapter 13 bankruptcies with Geraci Law will consolidate your debt to RESTRUCTURE your finances. You make affordable payments to pay down the balances. At the end of your Chapter 13 repayment plan, you get some good luck when remaining balances/interest are discharged.

Change your financial path by calling Geraci Law. We’re here for you to help if you’ve been unlucky. We’ll try to help you save some green and figure out a solution to your problem.

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Feeling Sick? Stay Home with a Financial Plan for Success!

Missed work? No savings ? Geraci Law could help.

Feeling Sick? Stay Home with a Financial Plan for Success!

When you live paycheck to paycheck, a missed shift or a sick day creates a budget explosion. The loss of income could mean a minimum payment is shortened or even a missed car payment. If this is your situation – you should call Geraci Law immediately.

Think about how much you are paying in just minimum payments. Are you paying off the balances or do you have a “Band-Aid” for a debt wound? Filing a Chapter 7 to eliminate your debt WILL help. Instead of cycling the credit use and debt, you can start a savings account. So if you have a sick day, you have a fall back plan that doesn’t include using the credit cards. Read more about stopping the debt cycle.

It’s not just missed time – it’s the medical bills. Even if you are insured, a trip to the hospital for flu-like systems could cost you copays. In addition, a trip to the hospital may not cover all the expenditures and testing.

Medical debt is DISCHARGEABLE with a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. You may be better off waiting until all treatment is received before filing. But that’s why it’s important to call and speak with an experienced professional at Geraci Law.

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

Need a Car? File for Bankruptcy.

Need a car? Consider filing a bankruptcy FIRST with Geraci Law.

Need a Car? File for Bankruptcy.

Do you have bad credit and want a car loan? Good luck. Consider filing bankruptcy with Geraci Law BEFORE applying for a new car loan to deal with your other debt first – maybe including car repossession balances.

Some banks and dealerships prey on people with bad credit. You are pressured to buy something you cannot afford with a promise to “refinance later” or a trade in. If you return the car to the financer, you may find yourself with a lawsuit for the deficiency. If you STILL have the car, you might be paying for something that needs thousands in repair or that you are overpaying for.

So what to do? Bankruptcy with Geraci Law might be your best option. Think about your car loan. Think about your answers to the following questions.

–              Do I have a warranty on the car?

–              Is my interest rate over 20%?

–              Does the car pass emissions?

–              How much maintenance or work needs to be put into the car?

–              Is the car older than my kids?

–              Is my car loan more than 5 years?

You are probably OVERSPENDING on your car or your vehicle is NOT worth keeping when there are alternatives.

Car dealerships will promise you the world. They want to you to buy a car TODAY with the promise of refinancing after timely payments for a few months. Good luck.

That “refinance” the dealership is talking about—is likely NEVER to happen. Cars depreciate the moment you drive them off the lot. Most people do not build equity with timely payments– if your payment is high it’s most likely because your interest rate is high. Most timely payments are simply going to the interest on the loan NOT the principal.

If you turn the car in because you cannot afford it – you may owe a deficiency balance. The financer will sell the car and attempt to collect on the difference. You could be sued, garnished, have assets frozen – STOP these actions with a bankruptcy! Filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 with Geraci Law can stop or prevent collections from your creditors.

After eliminating or consolidating your debt, you can apply for a car loan. You will be in a BETTER position to do so because you have NO other debt.

Dial 1-800-CALL-PFG for a free phone mini-consultation, or make an appointment online 24/7 at www.infotapes.com.  Bankruptcy laws are in place to help you.  Who knows bankruptcy like Geraci Law?  Geraci Law has 25,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

Read ALL ABOUT DEBT RELIEF at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com.