When Should I File For Bankruptcy?

Use Peter Francis Geraci checklist to determine if NOW is the best time to file!

When Should I File for Bankruptcy?

Below is a checklist from Attorney Peter Francis Geraci’s Bankruptcy Book. Use the checklist to review if now is the best time to file for bankruptcy.

Read more of The Complete Book on Bankruptcy by Attorney Peter Francis Geraci at www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com

  • Three or more apply to YOU, you should call us NOW.
  • Five or more apply to YOU, then you should have called us months ago.

_____My debt is over $10,000 not including a car or house.

_____My payments are over 25% of my take home pay.

_____I am frequently late on my payments.

_____I pay 20% interest on my debt.

_____I buy necessary items like food or clothing on credit.

_____I frequently get cash advances.

_____I am thinking about getting a loan to pay other loans.

_____ I have a lawsuit and over $10,000 in other debt I can eliminate.

_____Collection agencies are calling me.

_____I am “robbing Peter to pay Paul.”

_____My balances are not going down even though I make payments.

_____I have been turned down for more credit.

_____Payments are more than 1 month behind on more than one bill.

_____My driver’s license is suspended because of an accident.

_____I am working but paying other debts so I can’t afford car insurance.

_____My mortgage or rent is always late, or is behind.

_____We are getting divorced and have too many bills to pay.

_____I have medical bills over $20,000 that are not insured.

_____There is a garnishment or wage assignment on my check.

_____I owe income taxes I can’t pay now.

_____My car is worth much less than I owe.

_____I have no savings.

Either way, Geraci Law offers a free consultation if bankruptcy solves your problem. Don’t wait until creditors file a lawsuit, don’t wait until your savings are spent and do not wait until a car is repossessed. BREAK THE CYCLE!

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

Break the CYCLE of DEBT!

Let Geraci Law help you break the “CYCLE OF DEBT!”

Break the CYCLE of DEBT!

The “CYCLE OF DEBT” is overwhelming and burdensome. You get into a vicious circle of PAYING your minimum payments but then are forced to use credit for essentials like groceries, gas and others.

You continue to pay and then spend and then pay and then spend. Once you add in interest, a small bill turns into a very large snowball. Geraci Law can help you STOP the cycle! We can help credit counsel and create a budget for you after filing for bankruptcy. Sometimes it’s a simple as saying, “I need help.”

Not sure? Don’t know how much credit costs when you are only making minimum payments? Take a look at your credit card statement. You should see something like below.

CC Bill

In the example above, by making ONLY the minimum payments, it will take 15 years to pay off the debt! Look at the number next to the time, the $3,666.42 balance increases to $9,693. It’s nearly THREE TIMES the amount borrowed.

Filing for bankruptcy STOPS the cycle. You eliminate your debt and put yourself on better financial footing. Instead of using credit cards, you can use the cash you are spending on minimums. Instead of paying nearly $6,000 in interest, you could SAVE money.

You should never budget or financially plan based on the hope things will get better in the future. Break the cycle and consider bankruptcy. Geraci Law is here to help YOU deal with the present. We’re here to figure out a solution to your debt problem and assist you in getting back on track financially.

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

Worried About Assets? PFG can help!

Do you own a house, car, or another asset you want to keep? Are you worried that Chapter 7 bankruptcy means you won’t get to keep your property? Geraci Law & PFG can help!

Worried About Assets? PFG can help!

Do you own a house, car, or another asset you want to keep? Are you worried that Chapter 7 bankruptcy means you won’t get to keep your property? Geraci Law & PFG can help!

Geraci Law has over 40 years of bankruptcy law experience. We’ve seen it all. Geraci Law can help you eliminate debt and keep your property. We’ll figure out the best plan of action to fit YOUR needs.

Hiding things NEVER works. Tell us and we’ll figure out the best option to receive a discharge. Experience means a lot. Knowing you have the world-class representation of Geraci Law on your side make the process easier.

From Attorney Peter Francis Geraci’s, The Complete Book on Bankruptcy

If your house is worth a lot of money, or even if it is only worth more than your mortgage plus homestead exemption, you may not be able to file a Chapter 7 and still keep the house. You may have to do a Chapter 13 repayment plan to protect your equity in the house. It is necessary to bring in a recent appraisal if you want competent advice from your attorney. You do not need an expensive appraisal. You may already have one if you have recently refinanced the house, or if you recently purchased it. A letter appraisal from a local real estate agent will do.

 

Example: Mr. and Mrs. Robertson have fallen behind in their house payments, because Mr. Robertson was ill for 6 months. They were served with a foreclosure suit, and want to save their house. They have no other bills. Their neighbors, the Smiths, have a lot of bills, but they are current only on their house payment.

The Peter Francis Geraci Chapter 7 or 13 Solution: The Robertson’s can file under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Act to pay the 6 months of arrears, and foreclosure costs, over as long as 36 months. They have to start paying their regular mortgage payments again, but the mortgage company has to stop the foreclosure, and accept regular payments again. The Smiths can file under Chapter 7, and discharge all of their debt, and they can keep their house since it is worth $80,000, and their equity is less than $15,000 allowed as exempt from creditors under Illinois law. Other states have other laws relating to homestead.

Read more of The Complete Book on Bankruptcy @ https://www.bankruptcybookbypeterfrancisgeraci.com/

Reach Financial Goals With Geraci Law

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a GREAT way to discharge your debt. You can discharge your credit debts, medical bills and remaining balances after repossessions.

Reach Financial Goals With Geraci Law

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a GREAT way to discharge your debt. You can discharge your credit debts, medical bills and remaining balances after repossessions. It puts you on track to reach your financial goals.

Think about it. You are making your minimum credit payments every month, but then USING the same credit because your cash is gone. Add high interest rates and you are in the middle of a vicious never ending cycle of credit use.

Take how much you are spending in minimum payments every month. Take the credit card monthly minimums and multiple it by 12. This is how much you are paying EVERY YEAR in credit card minimums.

This is money you are giving away to the banks. Invest in YOUR future instead of the banks. At $1,200 in minimum credit payments per month – that’s $14,400 per YEAR you could put toward retirement, down payment on a house, buying a car for cash. It’s an opportunity to create a better situation for you and your family.

Geraci Law is here to help you REACH your goals. Our attorneys and staff make the process hassle-free so you can focus on your 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.

Thankruptcy

Geraci Law clients love Geraci Law and credit scores so much so that after filing they do not say bankruptcy, they say THANKRUPTCY. 

Thankruptcy

Geraci Law clients love Geraci Law and credit scores so much so that after filing they do not say bankruptcy, they say THANKRUPTCY.

We have over 25 offices in Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois close to home AND work. Geraci Law staff make the process HASSLE-FREE. The goal is to change a person’s life for the better.

Geraci Law clients get:

  • Client Corner access. A web portal with direct access to case information AND their attorney and Geraci Law team.
  • Same day or next day appointments. Geraci Law is always available to handle your case.
  • Communication – Geraci Law does NOT have voicemail. You can call us, text us or message us and you’ll get a FAST response.

Check out the new Thankruptcy video below:

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.

Reviews from Geraci Law Clients!

Reviews from PFG Geraci Law Clients 

Below are REAL reviews from Geraci Law clients.

For Attorney Sharon Hunt, “Finding yourself in a position where you’re 25 years old, in over your head in CC debt and recently unemployed was, needless to say, stressful and embarrassing. When I started considering my options-bankruptcy felt scary and like an option that could ruin my future. When I made the decision to move forward with this option. I looked into who I felt would make me feel taken care of. Peter Geraci and the firm represented themselves in such a way that I felt comfortable going in for my consultation and after speaking with Attorney Jonathan Parker I knew I was in good hands. He was kind, professional and direct. He made sure I understood all of the options and the process. I’m currently waiting to have my meeting of creditors and feel confident that Geraci Law has done everything to make this go as smoothly as possible and all taken care of.  Thank you Geraci Law & team!”

For Attorney Joseph Blaha, “Very helpful very informative 5 stars to GERACI and 5 stars to our attorney JOSEPH BLAHA he truly is one of kind. He answered all of my questions to the up most level of professionalism. Even with my children present, he was patience understanding of me and my wife situation. Even when my wife left to go get our other daughter. He explained all the forums to her as well. So if you are ever in need of help with a chapter 7 or 13 I recommend Joseph Blaha at Geraci!”

For Attorney Mark Levine, “Great staff. Mark Levine was knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way, and helped us navigate a number of potential roadblocks with ease. If you’re buried in debt and need help, we would definitely recommend consulting Geraci Law.”

For Attorney Lizette Villegas, “I had a great experience with Geraci Law and attorney Liz. I was extremely nervous and had a feeling of shame coming into the office, but after meeting with Liz I felt so much better, relieved, and felt back to normal. Liz also took away that feeling of embarrassment and shame. I am very excited for this new start that my attorney and Geraci Law have given me. Liz made this so much easier!”

For Attorney Shera Bucchianeri, “Our experience with frank has been great he was very helpful with the beginning of our Bankruptcy process now we have been helped by Shera Bucchianeri and omg she is fantastic thank you so much for your help. ”

For Attorney Scott Greenwood, “I have been through the process of a bankruptcy in the pass with another firm, was not a good outcome! Upon accessing Geraci Law Firm I had the impression of a very professional firm. Things were explained and very clear as the next steps in the process. This made me feel very comfortable and ensured that I had come to the right place! Scott Greenwood was very professional and nice during each of my visits to the firm. Once again thank for making feel at ease during a stressful time!”

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 20,000 5-star reviews 5starsince November 2016!

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

Can I file another Chapter 13 after dismissal, or after Chapter 7 Discharge?

When you filed Chapter 13, you had a plan, based on your income, expenses, and debts, which you had on the day you filed! But things can change. What do you do when you are in a Chapter 13 and change jobs, lose income, or get more debt or expenses?

Bankruptcy.jpgWhen you filed Chapter 13, you had a plan, based on your income, expenses, and debts, which you had on the day you filed!  But things can change. What do you do when you are in a Chapter 13 and change jobs, lose income, or get more debt or expenses?  What do you do if your vehicle dies during Chapter 13? What do you do if you retire during your Chapter13? Can I file Chapter 13 after I filed Chapter 7?

Geraci Law is here to figure it out. If your Chapter 13 is not working for you, can you file another Chapter 13?  Geraci Law files Chapter 13 cases for many people who went to other lawyers and their Chapter 13 is dismissed, and for lots of our own clients, too. Geraci Law also files Chapter 13 cases when you have filed a Chapter 7 before.  The rules for filing Chapter 13 after a dismissed Chapter 13 are complex.  The rules for filing Chapter 13 after a discharge in Chapter are also complex.  So dial 1-800-call-pfg for a free phone mini-consultation.

 What will I need in order to refile a second Chapter 13? The big 3 are…..

  1. Regular Income. No Chapter 13 without a job unless you have regular income, like retirement. Wait until you are working again and receive your first paystubs.
  2. Filed income tax returns. You must have last 4 years state and federal tax returns in hand.
  3. New debts Make a list WITH the name, address and account number. And copies of bills.

If your Chapter 13 was dismissed – call Geraci Law. We answer the phone and help thousands of people with issues ranging from repossession to parking tickets! Geraci Law will review options on refiling a case that fits your current financial situation. You can include the debt in your previous case and any additional debt you may have incurred since filing.

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 20,000 5-star reviews since November 2016!

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